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Erika Alcalde

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Email: erika.alcalde@protonmail.com
Supervised by: Mara Dubey, MFT #92764 and Stephanie Del Chiaro, MFT #80922


"Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion."  bell hooks


As a psychotherapist, my style involves compassionate and careful listening to your struggles, as well as speaking directly to what I am noticing. In our work together, we will collaborate in creating understanding of the patterns that are playing out for you, and work together to discover new ways of experiencing yourself and your place in the world.

My priority is to first create an environment that feels safe and welcoming for you. Together, we will create new meaning out of past painful experiences, and learn to follow and honor the guidance of your own inner-healing intelligence.

Some areas I focus on include attachment issues, developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, and sexuality. My work is relational, psychodynamic, and depth-oriented, and I work holistically to honor all areas of your experience and the unique ways those areas intersect.

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Hedda Carney, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #138062

Email: hedda.therapy@gmail.com

Website: www.heddacarneytherapy.com

Supervised by Susannah Harris, LMFT #109298

Do you ever feel lost, overwhelmed by your emotions, or simply unsure of what steps to take next? Often, external or internal messages can make us feel as though we are not enough or that there is something wrong with us for having these feelings. I believe that compassionately exploring these parts of ourselves help us to honor our unique needs and desires, which is integral to living an authentic and fulfilled life. 

 

Therapy can help you understand your emotions and get in touch with how they are connected to your physical body and mind. In session we will explore your present feelings, thoughts, and beliefs, as well as looking back to your history to find connections between your past and present realities. I will ask questions about sensations you might be having in your body throughout the session, because I believe the body carries deep wisdom about our past and current experiences. As a therapist, my top priority is making sure you feel safe and deeply heard. I will follow your needs and work collaboratively with you to make sure you are getting what you desire from therapy. 

 

I feel honored to support my clients on their journeys towards healing and witness them as they discover parts of themselves that have been buried by difficult life experiences. I welcome people from all backgrounds and life experiences, and I recognize how individual suffering is often tied to larger systemic issues such as systemic racism, classism, sexism, genderism, ageism, sizeism, and ableism.

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Jenn Chan (she/her), M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #143646

Email: jennchantherapy@gmail.com
Supervised by Stephanie Payés Del Chiaro, LMFT #80922

So often, we put on a brave face to survive the spaces or times we are in or vow that we’ll focus on ourselves when things finally slow down. It is ok to not be ok and things do not have to be dire for you to seek support. I admire the courage it takes to take this first step.

In my practice, I aim to build a relationship with you grounded in trust, openness, curiosity, and acceptance. My style is warm, relational, and strengths-based, focusing on your inner strengths, interests, resourcefulness, and social support systems. With my skills in attuned listening, gentle exploration, and observation, I strive to understand how your past experiences, interpersonal dynamics, and cultural contexts shape how you navigate the world. I hope to create a welcoming space where you could come as you are, speak your truth, process your own experiences, try on new skills or ways of relating, and support you in your growth and healing.

Areas I have worked with adolescents and young adults navigating include:

  • Acculturation stress

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Grief and loss

  • Identity exploration

  • Intergenerational trauma

  • People pleasing and boundary setting

  • Phase of life issues / life transitions

  • Self-esteem and self-worth

  • Trauma

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Cara Daniels

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #138986

Email: safehavenwithcara@gmail.com
Supervised by Stephanie Payés Del Chiaro, LMFT #80922

Psychotherapy is a practice of connection and communication that aims to strengthen a
person's capacities to manage challenging emotions and to develop caring
relationships. Psychotherapy has been shown to significantly reduce suffering and
isolation, and to increase well-being.


One important aspect of successful therapy is the experience of a good connection: a
good fit between the therapist and client is very important. The therapist's approach
and way of thinking should inspire a sense of safety and hope.

 

My approach is compassionate and interactive. I listen carefully and offer specific ideas
that are designed to help you improve the areas of your life you are seeking to change. I
am focused on facilitating a trusting relationship where sensitive and troubling issues
can be explored, understood and changed.

 

Psychotherapy can be life-altering! I believe that people can make lasting changes-
resolving destructive patterns of experience and behavior, developing emotional

intelligence, and creating more satisfying and supportive relationships.

 

My practice includes psychotherapy for adults, children and adolescents, families and
couples counseling.

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Lalita Diaz, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: ldiaztherapy@gmail.com

Supervised by: Ceocillia Zazove, LCSW #79967

I believe therapy is a sacred laboratory–one where we explore various paths toward your acceptance of yourself exactly as you are, while also nurturing your dreams for the future and healing from past wounds. Building a trusting and transformative relationship is the foundation of this exploration.

 

I am warm and nurturing, and lead with curiosity. I take my role very seriously, but incorporate humor and playfulness when appropriate. I am direct, but not directive–meaning I won’t hesitate to share an opinion or personal experience with you if I think it may be useful, but I won’t tell you what to do.

 

I am in awe of my client’s unique strengths and strive to meet them with the modalities that will best serve their goals, which may look different from session to session. 

 

In collaboration with my clients, we often decide to explore: 

  • embodiment and mindfulness practices

  • understanding and evolving repeated relationship patterns

  • finding deeper meaning in life through expressing yourself with more vulnerability and authenticity

  • conscious communication skills, nature rituals, and expressive arts

  • setting and receiving boundaries in an empowered and graceful way

  • integrating aspects of your identity you have struggled with (race, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, privilege, parenthood, intergenerational trauma, stigmatization of mental illness diagnosis and/or neurodivergence)

  • creative ways of coping with the multitude of existential risks we currently face as a society

  • spiritual inquiry to help orient your life toward compassion, curiosity, and joy

 

I have 15+ years personal experience navigating ADHD, treatment resistant depression, and bipolar II. As a former high school teacher, I enjoy working with adolescents and families, as well as adults. I consider myself part of the queer, polyamorous, sex-positive, and sex worker-allied communities.

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Miya Kishi Dunets

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: miyakdunets@gmail.com

Supervised by: Patricia Craven, LMFT #24859

We live in a time and globalized culture in which we very often feel separate, disconnected, alone, confused, and misunderstood. Together, we can relearn a sense of belonging—belonging in our bodies, belonging with other beings, belonging to this earth. I believe that therapy is a space for deep listening and reflection, a place to cultivate a sense of relational safety, and a container in which we have the privilege to explore what makes you feel alive and purposeful.


I am both a counselor and a student and teacher of contemplative practices. Because you are a whole person, I take an integrative approach, exploring and using the tools that work best for you—talk therapy, creative practice/expressive arts, movement, meditation—to support you in finding ways to fully inhabit your life. My approach is informed by the beliefs that therapy is one among many tools through which we can find internal and collective freedom, that these tools should be offered with the deepest reverence and integrity, and that these liberatory instruments and pathways should be accessible to all.


I identify as a multiracial woman. I have lived and worked in diverse contexts, with a wide variety of folx, both in the US and outside of it. I am committed to working with you in a way that acknowledges the fullness of your experience, the contexts and systems in which we exist, and all of the parts of your intersectional identities. Let’s get free.

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Noah Eastman

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee 

Supervised by Ryan Cole, LMFT #105914

What you seek is seeking you. - Rumi

 

If you are feeling alone, lost, angry, depressed, you are right where you need to be.  Part of embracing your true self involves a process of shedding beliefs, assumptions, and habits that are constricting and learning to express what you’ve censured.  At a young age, we learned to shut down feelings, wishes, and impulses that were not pleasing to our parents and society.  This allows us to gain acceptance, but it constricts our spontaneity and playfulness.  I will join my clients on their journey to discover where they lost touch with their inner child and help them to rediscover the most authentic version of their self.

 

The perfect parent, friend, or partner doesn’t exist, we have all been left alone when we needed someone and been hurt by someone we trusted.  Until we heal our wounds with acceptance and loving-kindness, it is difficult to be present with our friends, family, and loved ones.  Learning to truly love another means accepting who they are. We cannot do this until we learn to accept ourselves which takes vulnerability and courage.  The space I offer my clients is one in which you can untangle the burdens of the past and discover why you feel stuck.  It is a safe place where you can begin to understand the different feelings, desires, and fears that are bubbling up inside and asking for acknowledgement.

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April Farael

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee 

Email: aprilfarael.therapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Annette Angulo, LMFT #89070

Understanding your feelings can be challenging, uncomfortable, and even difficult to understand. I aim to help you explore your fears, feelings, wants, and needs. I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is a path toward healing trauma and gaining a stronger sense of self. 

 

I am a first-generation American who loves to explore identity, living in between cultures, understanding generational trauma as well as finding yourself. I aim to support my clients however they need by finding more ways to ground, enjoy life and play. 

 

Areas of focus:

Mindfulness and Body Work

Navigating Cultural Identities

Family Dynamics and Relationships

Depression and Anxiety

Trauma, Grief, and Loss

Life Transitions

Finding Your Meaning and Purpose

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James Faulkner

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee 

Email: Jamesfaulknertherapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Joshua Greene, LMFT #126296

I see therapy as a process of opening to yourself with another. We allow for you to unfurl and come to be as you are. It is a space that allows for depth, insight, and relationship. Together, we shine a light on the roots of longstanding relational patterns, wounded places, and protective habits that cause suffering. We consider how past experiences, culture, and systems of power can influence our decisions and work towards discovering your authentic way of being. We attune to and listen to your emotional experience and use its wisdom to guide you into alignment with your authentic self. 

I work with all kinds of people, including: the lost, the afraid, the hopeless, the desirous, the hurt, the ambivalent, as well as those navigating relationship and communication challenges. I also work with those exploring their gender identity, sexuality, and/or relationship structures. I welcome dreamers and  those who desire to integrate their past psychedelic, spiritual, or alternate state of being experiences. 

I work with individuals, children, couples, polycules, and the relationship variants across the spectrum.

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Ben Fletcher

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee 

Email: benfletchertherapy@gmail.com 

Aaron Hagaman, LMFT #52152

Therapy can be transformative, magical, deeply helpful and supportive…. It can also suck.
 

I hope you find a good therapist who fits what you are looking for.
 

My style is caring, warm, rooted in presence and deep listening. I also try to laugh sometimes
with you. I might cry with you as well. We will be looking around corners together or perhaps
making maps to help locate where we are and where we are going. I strive to plant myself in
your corner and root you on as you tackle the challenges you are facing.

 

I believe the journey of self evolution is worth the effort so whether you are picking yourself up
off the mat or looking to get unstuck or grow in a new direction, I am here with you.

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Lauren King, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #141469

Email: laurenkingtherapy@gmail.com

Website: laurenkingtherapy.com 

Supervised by: Becky Belinsky, LMFT #115087

 

To me, therapy is a trusting and real relationship where we can explore all parts of ourselves. I believe that in a supportive and non-judgmental relationship, we gain permission to become our most authentic self and the positive effects spill over into all of your relationships - including the one with yourself. 

 

I am privileged to work alongside my clients as a trusted partner and collaborator. I don't impose my own agenda or advice about what you should do, but rather remain curious and collaborate with you on where you'd like to go.  I welcome questions, invite frequent consent, and acknowledge my own human imperfection with humility.

 

I work from a social justice framework that recognizes intersecting systems of oppression and their impact on trauma and healing. I believe it's important to name my identities as a white, queer, cisgender, middle-class, and able-bodied therapist and acknowledge how they hold privilege in the world. I bring warmth, authenticity, and a deep sense of compassion to my therapy practice.

I partner with those navigating experiences with:  

  • Overthinking & anxiety

  • Queerness and processing internalized homophobia

  • People pleasing & boundary setting

  • Sexual harm

  • Relationship challenges

  • Body image, fatphobia, and disordered eating

  • Career challenges & transitions

 

If any of this resonates, I invite you to reach out to see if we are a good fit. 

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Shevi Loewinger, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #126884

Email: shevimcc@gmail.com

Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT # 92764

 

I’m a humanistic relational therapist working with individuals, couples, teens and families.

 

For me, healing starts in a supportive environment created by our relationship. My main tools are curiosity, awareness, and focusing on the here and now. Together we create a brave space to explore your different parts and your subjective experience and see it as it is, without judgment.

 

My own groundedness in the process is based on my ability to see you. To believe in you. In your inner wisdom, your creativity, your uniqueness, the ways you found to cope with your struggles.

 

When we feel this acceptance from another person we can start to develop it within ourselves. When we learn to be with our shadow, we no longer fear phenomena such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, and relationships. We can look at them as human emotions that are part of our growth. 

 

In Couple Therapy we explore how to see the partner just as they are, without losing our own self and wants. We learn to appreciate and celebrate the differences, and sometimes to be able to make hard decisions.

 

In Child and Teen Therapy I meet young people who often feel lost and misunderstood. I want to get to know the richness of their world and their unique point of view, without forcing any agenda. 

Family therapy has a huge potential for healing when family members come together and gather in one condensed container to unpack the mixed emotions and miscommunications that shaped their lives. I’m passionate about facilitating this sensitive process with gentleness, attunement, care and dare.

 

My style as a therapist comes from my warm, eclectic and open personality. Being a mom, an immigrant and a creative person with a background in film and journalism also shaped my way of being with people in their creative journey for self discovery.

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Hannah Michahelles

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: hannah.michahelles.therapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Stephanie Payés Del Chairo, LMFT #80922 

 

My priority as a therapist is to create a safe space where you feel seen and taken care of. A space that welcomes all parts of you - your grief and fear, your shame and self-doubt, your strength and wisdom, and your dreams for more - more ease, joy and peace.

 

My approach incorporates trauma-informed mindfulness, body awareness, parts-work and a collaborative relationship. Together we will work to let go of old survival patterns that no longer serve you, find freedom to act in new, authentic ways, and increase compassion and acceptance for who you are and all you have experienced.

 

When working with youth and families, I draw on a master's degree in education and over ten years of experience working as a kindergarten teacher, k-12 mindfulness instructor, assistant to a middle school counseling program, and expressive arts group therapy leader for teens in juvenile hall.

I look forward to getting to know you and supporting you in finding your own, right path toward healing!

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Elizabeth Moorhatch

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: elizabeth.moorhatch.therapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Stephanie Payés Del Chairo, LMFT #80922 

 

As your therapist, my commitment is to create an environment where you feel seen and heard. Your growth and self-discovery are not only welcomed but celebrated as we work towards a deeper understanding of yourself and the life you envision. 

 

My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy for all your unique parts and emphasizes the importance of reconnecting with what feels authentic. Often, the environments we are accustomed to can greatly impact the way we relate to our authenticity. Therapy is a place to be curious about how we want to show up in the world versus how we think we should show up. In our work together, I stand dedicated to creating a space where you can come as you are, explore and embrace all of your authentic self. 

 

Whether you are seeking support for specific challenges or simply desiring a space for self-exploration, I am here to offer warmth, compassion, and a listening ear. It is an honor to accompany you on this journey.

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Kian Nafeiy

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: kian.abraham.n@gmail.com

Supervised by Annette Angulo, LMFT #89070

When we recognize something in our daily lives or relationships isn’t working or feels ‘off’, or we’ve hit a ceiling in our growth, psychotherapy can be a powerful, transformative process and journey to explore, experience, and express your whole self, free of judgement. 

 

Through engaging the senses and the wisdom of the body, we can collaboratively and safely discover old patterns and stories no longer serving you, while navigating the uniquely individual and deep process of change, towards the story of the life you truly wish to live and embody; personally, professionally, relationally, spiritually. 

 

The intersections of my identity and experiences, along with my training in holistic and spiritual psychology, greatly influence my practice as a psychotherapist. I aim to incorporate and integrate these elements into our work together, as it helps to facilitate the healing process and strengthen our co-created space and relationship. 

 

As a second generation POC, I wholeheartedly empathize and support those struggling with finding themselves through the many layers of societal, cultural and familial oppression/conditioning. my previous professional background in the real estate and entertainment industries, enables me to support those seeking aid in work-life balance, career changes, or navigating interpersonal work dynamics/challenges. 

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Page Nelson, MA, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner 

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #129331

Doctoral Student in Somatic Psychology

Email: page@pagenelsontherapy.com

Supervised by Krishan Abeyatunge, LMFT #48983

Asking for help can be scary; whatever you are facing is welcome and does not need to be faced alone.

 

I use a somatic framework to help clients learn more about how trauma is stored in our bodies and affects our day-to-day lives. I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and have completed EMDR training. In our sessions together, I will primarily use exercises and principles from those modalities combined with parts work and body-based mindfulness practices.

 

I am passionate about working with C-PTSD, addiction, codependency, grief, depression, nervous system regulation, and building secure attachment within yourself and in relation to others. I also work with LGBTQ+ issues.

 

As a therapist, I work relationally and am client-centered. I believe the strength of the relationship we form together can create a ripple effect of healing in your relationships outside of the therapy room.

I will walk with you as you remember your authentic self and reclaim your power over the present.

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Liz Pace

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: lizpacetherapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Renee Beck, LMFT #21060

 

You have a right to feel safe and supported, and to live life according to your own sense of authenticity and meaning. Therapy is a time when we can focus on specific questions, intentions, and goals, or simply take time to slow down, explore your experience, and recharge from the pressures of life. I aim to create a comfortable space to discover new approaches to old problems, identify and build upon strengths, and find creative ways to meet challenges. I love working with adults, children, and teens, getting to know each client as a unique individual and witnessing them grow into stronger, more peaceful, and more joyful versions of themselves. I work in an integrative, holistic way, integrating talk therapy with mindfulness and stress management, and incorporating creative resources to make space for aspects of experience that can’t be expressed in words.

 

I knew I wanted to become a therapist when I went through my own process of healing, connecting with practitioners who were able to walk beside me on my journey and support me unconditionally. As a result of having walked the path myself, I bring warmth, humor, and an attentive, non-judgmental presence to my work, along with a genuine desire to go the distance with each and every client.

 

Areas of focus:

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma

Self-esteem/Self-worth

Relationships and Family Systems

Addiction

Life Transitions

Neurodivergence

Grief and Loss

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Tori Roca, M.A.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #135267

Email: victoriaroca.mcc@gmail.com

Website: www.therapywithtori.com

Supervised by Emily Gordon, LMFT #88491

 

“I’m not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung

 

We each come from different walks of life, and our experiences can shape who we are and how we connect with the world around us. Sharing our story in a therapeutic space can help us feel seen and heard while letting our truth be known. Although our past can mold who we are, we are not defined by it. With support, we can take steps towards positive life changes, healing, and a healthy mind.

 

I’m a trauma-informed therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. My approach is collaborative, holistic, and client-centered. I integrate a variety of modalities and techniques into my work, which allows me to provide guidance that is tailored to your needs. I welcome your story and offer you the opportunity to unpack, process, and heal from trauma. I offer a warm and compassionate space where we will work together throughout your journey of exploration. 

 

I enjoy working with diversity of all kinds. I have personal and professional experience with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Areas of focus for my work include: 

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence 

  • Clients with a history of sexual/emotional/physical abuse

  • Family dynamics, including divorce, co-parenting, & blended families

  • Relationship dynamics & challenges

  • Consensual non-monogamy, poly/open relationships, & other non-traditional relationship structures

  • Gender/sexuality

  • Multiculturalism, immigration, & first generation challenges

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

 

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Yerina Rock

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: yerinamarinacounseling@gmail.com

Supervised by Mara Dubey, LMFT #92764

 

We all experience suffering, yet much of our pain is not necessary. I will support you in transforming unnecessary emotional suffering - anxiety, depression, the imprints of trauma - into wisdom, more internal freedom and a new vitality in life.

 

I work with individuals, couples and families, and I draw on a range of approaches to meet you where you are at. I always work collaboratively, compassionately and welcome all parts of you into our work.

 

I am a person who has grown up multi-culturally, racially and linguistically, and lived in various countries and continents. I am someone who knows intimately the unmooring and promise of holding multiple realities, moving through transitions, and creatively living into meaning and belonging.

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Amy Schiefelbein

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #145661

Email: amyschiefelbein.therapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Meridel Tobias, LMFT #48745

 

I believe that the trusting relationship between the therapist and client is an essential part of the healing process. By creating a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship, we can explore your past experiences, current challenges, and future goals. Our relationship will be built on mutual trust, empathy, and respect, and serve as the foundation for our work together. 

 

My style is warm, holistic, and collaborative. I am committed to supporting my clients with care and compassion. By acknowledging and respecting the unique intersection of your personal experiences and individual needs, we can work together to promote growth and empowerment.

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Ehlan A. Siddiqi

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #145475

Email: connect@ehlansiddiqi.com

Supervised by James Seishas, MS, LMFT #117135

 

Taking care of our mental health is just as important as physical health. Why wouldn’t we have a
regular check-up on our emotional well-being? Our culture and surroundings constantly
pressure us to deliver and perform while ignoring ourselves. It’s important to slow down and
listen to ourselves; therapy can be a great tool.

 

In our sessions, we can filter out the external pressures, voices, and expectations and learn to
listen to ourselves. When we understand ourselves better, we can identify what’s causing us
pain and work toward getting unstuck. In family and couples therapy, we will work closely to
listen and be heard by our partners and family members. Together, we will work on acceptance,
finding clarity, and a goal toward peace.

 

I am an immigrant who has undergone cultural transformations to find my cultural and religious
identity. I welcome people from all cultures, identities, and origins.

 

Areas of focus:

          ● Individual                ● CBT, DBT, and ACT.                ● Immigrants   
          ● Couples                   ● Narrative Therapy                 ● Multicultural
          ● Family                      ● Relational                               ● Religion/Spirituality 

                                                                                                   ● Sex & Intimacy

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Su Song

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #145600

Email: susong.mcc@gmail.com
Supervised by Monique Haan, LMFT #105377

Navigating moments of distress and uncertainty can create a feeling of being completely alone in our experience. Therapy can offer a safe, compassionate space of authentic connection and shared understanding where you are seen, heard, and met as you are.
 
I offer a heart-centered approach that is collaborative, integrative, and trauma-informed, from a perspective that believes healing is a relational and holistic process that occurs in multi-dimensional layers. Through attuned exploration, we can unearth unreconciled aspects of the past that may be shaping how you relate to yourself and engage with the world around you. I combine supportive therapeutic tools and techniques that attend to the mind, body, and nervous system to alleviate the intensity of in-the-moment distress and discomfort. This approach offers an opening to reshape the inner landscape in a way that feels rich and meaningful.
 

As a neurodivergent, second-generation woman of color, I understand the complexity of navigating diverse spaces while building a sense of identity and a firm place to grow from. I seek to provide a space that offers warmth and understanding, invites curiosity, and embraces all of the diverse aspects within you.

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Jonathan Toniolo

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: toniolomcc@gmail.com

Supervised by Peter Gieger, LMFT #40439 

 

I work with people seeking to feel more fulfilled. Whether that be in work, intimate relationships, or more personally, you're wanting more out of life. It could be depression, anxiety, PTSD, or a combination of issues that seem to be blocking you from reaching that fulfillment, and you need help in understanding and overcoming these issues. 

 

I assist in uncovering the roots of our blockages, compassionately exploring the histories that have shaped our perception and skewed our ways of being in the world for both the better and worse. We'll work as a team to understand and integrate the disowned parts of yourself and metabolize the grief that these parts might hold in the body. I'll bring both humor and honesty to this work, and when appropriate, challenge your belief system. It will be difficult at times, but I'll be present and attentive to support you at every step of the way.

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Jim Torrens

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #129458

Email: jim@jimtorrenstherapy.com

Website: www.jimtorrenstherapy.com

Supervised by Eric Koblenz, LMFT #93172

 

“When you listen generously to people, they can hear truth in themselves, often for the first time.” ― Rachel Remen

 

How often in your life do you feel truly heard and accepted, just as you are?

 

My primary goal as a therapist is to create a space for deep listening, where you can feel heard, understood, and accepted, not only by me, but also by yourself. 

 

I begin with gratitude for being invited into your life. As we get to know each other, I join with you in your experience and work with you to acknowledge and understand your pain and joy. Always, I maintain the conviction that you have the resources you need to respond to the difficulties in your life, even if you don’t yet feel that way.

 

My approach is collaborative and grounded in deep empathy and respect. My style is flexible, informal, and guided by your preferences.

 

Please contact me to discuss how I can support you.

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Dhyan Valle

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: therapywithdhyan@gmail.com

Supervised by Lacy Martinez, LMFT #93493

Life is hard. I have good days and bad days. On the good days, I feel connected to everything around me. On the bad days, happiness feels so far away. I set high expectations for myself. Sometimes they’re impossible to meet. I try to build relationships where I can truly be myself, but sometimes vulnerability is too scary.

 

I hope therapy can be a space to safely explore these topics and more. Together, we can bring awareness to your present feelings and sensations. And when you’re ready, we can explore your past: how it shaped your current self and the way you relate to others. 

 

I am Black and multiracial, and I have spent my life trying to find belonging in different cultures and groups of people. I love to work with BIPOC and multiracial folks and hold an intersectional lens in the context of oppression and identity. I value kindness, curiosity, respect, empathy, inner-knowing, cultural humility, transparent communication, and the power of a relationship.

 

You may think that some parts of you – thoughts, behaviors, or traits – are good, and others are bad. I think they all exist for a reason. But some of those parts may no longer align with your best interests. Let’s challenge your beliefs and figure out what works for you now.  

 

Areas of focus:

  • Anxiety

  • Somatic therapy and mindfulness

  • Trauma and attachment wounding

  • Racial/ethnic/cultural identity

  • Relationships, sex, and intimacy

  • Toxic masculinity and gender roles

  • Psychedelic prep and integration

  • Spirituality

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Jennifer Warburg

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #134081

Email: Jennifer.warburg.therapist@gmail.com

Supervised by Jane Reingold, LMFT #47226

“When we see love as the will to nurture one's own or another's spiritual growth, revealed through acts of care, respect, knowing, and assuming responsibility, the foundation of all love in our life is the same."
-bell hooks

I hold psychotherapy as a practice of love. My approach is warm, collaborative and pragmatic. I combine depth psychotherapy – listening for emotions, patterns, and nuance – with solution-oriented counseling that can help you get your life back on track.

The sense that something isn’t as it should be, the desire for something more that brings us to therapy is often a sign that something in us is ready to change. We may recognize what we’re doing isn’t working, but not be quite able to imagine different – or have the tools or support to get there. In our relationship, I will provide you the nurturing space to develop what you need to move forward in your life.  A few of my guiding principles are compassion and belief in each persons’ inner wisdom. I work with gentleness and curiosity to reflect your strengths and open our listening to what your authentic self may know and be ready to live into.

Before becoming a therapist, I spent ten years as a progressive public policy advocate in the Bay Area. Having worked at the level of systems and structures, I know how our lives are shaped by our environments, our cultures and our times, and I’m keen to understand my clients' outer as well as inner worlds. I love the human-to-human, real, relational work I get to do as a therapist. I am constantly learning. And my approach is flexible and creative to bring together what social science, research on the brain and the world’s wisdom traditions can teach us about how people heal and grow.

The most important ingredient in successful therapy is a relationship with a therapist that is suited to you. I invite you to reach out to me to see if I may be a fit.

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Claire West, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: clairewestcounseling@gmail.com

Supervised by Julian Redwood, LMFT #47939

Feeling comfortable in your own skin is a life skill that is mainly developed in relationship to other people, for better or for worse.  Together we can explore how you feel about yourself, your life, and your relationships.  We will work on your “content” (past, present, future) and on your process.  I aim to support you to be as authentic as possible in session with me. Ours is a safe space to try to hone in on what you may need to feel more comfortable in your own skin at this time.  

 

You may have experiences from the past you want to review and understand better, you may be feeling trapped in a present that feels unbearable, or you may have anxiety or depression that interferes with a vision of your future life.  When we meet, I will ask why you’ve come and together we can find where you want to go.

 

At its best, our time will be healing and generative.  At its worst, you will experience with me some of what you have experienced with others.  My hope is to work with you in relationship so that you get closer to getting your needs met through intention, recognition, and repair. 

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Simone Writer, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Email: simonepsychotherapy@gmail.com

Supervised by Janine Darwin, LMFT #46778 

The dominant cultural norms around gender roles, love, and relationships set us up for suffering. Our very culture and institutions have normalized disconnection, inauthenticity, and abuse. So many of us keep spinning our wheels, exhausted and doing all the emotional work in one-way relationships, begging for crumbs from partners who are unavailable or abusive. We feel lost and hopeless. Our hearts are hardened or broken, and we feel trapped in a mixed cloud of cynicism and hope.
 
I was caught on that battlefield for a long time. As I've liberated myself from that pattern, I became passionate about helping others free themselves from painful emotional, behavioral, and relationship patterns. Grounded in a desire for social change, I take a critical multicultural feminist and whole-person approach to healing and transformation. As a WOC born in Brazil, who migrated to the US in 2004, I'm familiar with the difficulties of acculturation and systemic oppression. I've worked with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, and I offer a non-pathologizing, culturally-sensitive and collaborative perspective to support my clients in developing self-awareness, establishing significant relationships with others, and navigating life challenges. 
 
I have a passion for working with:
Relationship issues and intimacy challenges
Codependency and boundaries
Confidence and self-doubt 
Impostor Syndrome
Grief and loss

My work is steeped in my unshakable belief in the strength of the human spirit. I hope to encourage you to honor your humanity, learn to trust yourself, and reclaim power, clarity, confidence, and love back into your life. 

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Bella Yousif

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #138503

Email: bellamarinacounseling@gmail.com

Supervised by James Seichas, LMFT #117135 

I believe we have the capacity to heal ourselves if we can slow down enough to notice what is asking for our attention. I approach therapy as a collaborative ritual in which you, as my client, can become more skilled at listening and giving voice to your inner knowing. Together we will work to shed light on the subconscious, hear from different parts of you, identify blindspots, and uncover the intuitive wisdom that already lives within you. My intention is to help you expand your awareness about yourself and how you move about in this world so that you can make choices that feel right for you. In my practice, I aim to cultivate a relationship with you that is meaningful, respectful, honest, and direct, and I hope to share my curiosity, compassion, and clarity to enrich your journey. I believe therapy can heal wounds, strengthen our emotional response, and give us an understanding of who we are.  

 

It is worth noting that I am the daughter of immigrants, and have witnessed the social and emotional challenges that surround immigration and having a multicultural identity. This has informed my practice, so I also offer my services to people who are immigrants, first generation, or multicultural. 

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