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Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work with in therapy during what are often times the most painful or challenging times in their lives.
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with my Master’s in Clinical Social Work in 2006 and I have worked as a Psychotherapist since that time. I have experience working with diverse populations, treating a wide variety of mental health, phase-of-life and behavioral issues. A tremendous amount of my work has been devoted to helping individuals suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Affective Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as issues pertaining to life changes/transition, grief and loss. I have had the privilege of helping many Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trauma in working through their past experiences and moving towards healing. I consider it the greatest honor to have the ability to be here for people during their times of greatest need, using therapeutic techniques as a lantern, of sorts, to light the way on the path towards healing.
I use a variety of different therapeutic techniques and treatment modalities, which are tailored to the needs of the person, with whom I am working and what they need at that particular time. Some of these treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. My approach is client-centered, warm, genuine and non-judgmental. I provide an atmosphere of acceptance and support; a safe place where you can be who you are, feel what you feel, as well as to process and work through those feelings.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about my approach. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience and we can begin this journey together.
Trauma and abuse
Coping with life changes
“Growth lives in the uneasiness, the in-between and the unfinished sentence. You are a season of becoming.”
Recognizing the importance of the therapeutic space, I aim to create a compassionate and supportive environment. I believe in the strength of the human spirit and seek to empower those I work with to reach goals that are most authentic to their journey. I am a firm believer that as people we have everything we need inside of us. Sometimes we just need reminding of our resilience, power and value.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Areas of Experience:
Trauma (& Related) Experiences/PTSD
I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, families, and new mothers struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have spent extensive time with families to overcome obstacles and to develop healthy relationships between one another. When working with adolescents, I look for opportunities to learn about their experiences. I believe the highest benefit of therapy is gained once I am able to meet them where they are. I enjoy treating adults through individual therapy to help navigate life transitions and life stressors. In the therapeutic relationship, you will gain tools to further your strengths and gain perspective of obstacles and how to best overcome them. I use an approach that is understanding, compassionate, and without judgement, to guide your journey to healing.
I graduated from Alliant International University with an MA degree in Couples and Family Therapy. My bachelor’s degree is in Child Development and Family Studies. I have worked in a multitude of settings, including outpatient, in-home treatment, and school setting. I am committed to supporting individuals in meeting their higher potential while overcoming barriers to live their best lives.
– cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
– culturally sensitive
– family systems
– managing and adapting practices (MAP)
– adjustment difficulties
– communication skills
– family conflict
– life transitions
– parenting issues
– personal growth
– relationship issues
My name is Ashlee and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a deep passion for helping people navigate challenging and often uncertain periods in life with a realistic attitude. My theory of choice is Motivational Interviewing because I believe therapy works best when my clients are in a collaborative environment that encourages them to advocate for their own needs and wants. I believe that this support increases their ability to confidently make necessary changes in their lives. I also borrow from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Bowenian/Multigenerational theory as necessary.
In my experience thus far, I have done a significant amount of work with self-referred and court-mandated clients. The major focus has been on couples and individuals usually relating to issues with depression and anxiety. I have led many groups covering a range of topics which include domestic violence, anger management, parenting, and child abuse.
I hope that through the experience I create in session, I can help you begin to identify patterns that exist in your life. Armed with this knowledge, we can figure out which of these patterns are beneficial to you and which can lead to cycles of dissatisfaction.
I have been providing therapy to children, teens, adults and couples for 14 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Child/Marriage/Family Therapy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have a certification in Treating Domestic Violence in families. Approaches: Eclectic, collaborative approach rooted in CBT and Solution Focused theories. Specialties in Relationships, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Parenting, Men’s issues, Religious issues, Personal Growth, Career Change, Oppositional Defiance and Life Transitions. I treat children and teens and help identify a healthy self-esteem. I treat adults and couples and teach them skills that will enhance their daily lives. I am an easy going “down to earth” person that will help develop awareness and identify your strengths and resources to overcome life’s challenges.
Do intense, persistent, overwhelming feelings or thoughts leave you feeling emotionally or physically drained? Can you be surrounded by people, but feel misunderstood, isolated, or alone? Are you lacking genuine connections or looking to enhance the quality of your current relationships? Have you ever wanted to change somethings and find despite your best efforts you keep repeating the same undesired behavior? Things such as trauma or loss can hinder a person’s ability to experience change. I am here to help you understand how various processes can shape our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Therapy is also about helping you to understand how all these elements act independent and interdependent with each other. By using a multidisciplinary approach, I help each person in understanding their internal and external processes. Understanding is key to make long-lasting changes that are desired.
I graduated from Pepperdine University, where I earned my Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. During my studies I was able to gain an in-depth awareness and understanding about family dynamic, roles, and relationships. Since then, I have worked on enhancing my studies about grief, losses, and those who are impacted by chronic illnesses. I have worked in a variety of settings from nonprofits, hospitals to private practice. My worked experiences have increased my ability to work in the following areas
Relationships and Family Conflict
Premarital and Marital
Families impacted by Chronic Illness
Treatment Approaches/ Evidence Based Practice
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Children 6 -10
My ideal client is someone who wants to understand what is not working in their lives and allows me to help them identify the problem and work towards a solution. I take a compassionate and collaborative approach to help adolescents, adults, and couples on their journeys towards healing and happiness. I have extensive experience working with clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, emotional pain, trauma, abuse, grief, and life transitions. Together, we will explore long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you’re looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
I work with Adolescents and adults ages 16-65
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Attachment-Based Therapy Interpersonal Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Specialities: Childhood Trauma Depression Anxiety and Panic Grief Relationship Issues Self Esteem Adjustment
Lizbeth “Becky” Chenik, LMFT Graduated from Chapman University June 2007 MA/MFT Psychology License # LMFT 51305
I treat children and adolescents struggling with: family and peer relational issues, low self-esteem, depression, behavioral issues, anxiety, and school-related issues. I believe in connecting with children and adolescents through building trust and providing a safe and nonjudgmental environment. I connect to children utilizing art, play therapy, and games that allow for open communication. I believe in being real and authentic when working with adolescents, allowing them to express themselves verbally and nonverbally through talk therapy, music, art, poetry, etc. I enjoy working with adolescents helping them through life challenges.
I also treat adults in individual therapy struggling with anxiety and adjusting to life changes. I am a person-centered therapist who is culturally sensitive and believes in change and the possibility to learn skills that can help one live a more fulfilled life. My goal as a therapist is to provide a supportive environment and help individuals and families address their concerns and work together to help them process their struggles.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Oppositional Defiant/Conduct Disorders
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults with complex relational and behavior problems, often related to traumatic experiences. Helping a person feel safe within their own bodies is critical to improving their sense of identity and directly influences the way they interact with others.
I provide a safe, consistent therapeutic environment in which a person can experience full acceptance, empathy and understanding. Through creative expression, clients can process their inner feelings and experiences through play, drawing and symbols, and talk therapy. Regardless of age or problem that prompts one to seek help, a person’s experience within the therapeutic relationship is the key factor that is the most meaningful and promotes lasting positive changes.
Our goal, together, is to develop your potential to move toward healing and becoming the best version of you that is possible.
– Dyadic: children and parents
– Child Centered Play Therapy
– Child Parent Relationship Therapy
– Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
– Seeking Safety
– Client Centered
– Solution Focused Therapy
– Motivational Interviewing
– Attachment-focused Parenting Skills
– Trauma and Stressor Related Experiences
– Childhood Trauma
– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
– Anxiety Disorders
– Depression Disorders
– Child/Adolescent issues
– Oppositional Defiant Disorder
– Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
– Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
– Academic underachievement
– Self Esteem
– Body Image
– Relationship issues
– Family Conflict
– Substance Abuse Disorders
Life has a way of throwing curveballs that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, lost, and unprepared. Let’s look at how your struggle with depression, anxiety, divorce, grief, PTSD, or any other concerns have affected you and re-gain insight on how to move with an increased sense of strength. My commitment is to walk with you through the hard times and assist you to grow in your self-confidence, build on strengths that you possess, and find new strengths you never knew existed. My areas of focus are Women’s Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Life Transitions. My greatest hope is for you to feel safe, heard, and confident that there is hope as we embark on this therapeutic journey.
Hello! I’m so glad that you’re here. My name is Kendall Raymond, and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University San Marcos and received my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Fullerton.
As a therapist, I believe that healing emotional wounds, overcoming negative thought patterns, and dealing with life’s complex struggles are all things that should not be faced alone. Humans often feel the weight of the world, where it can be so easy for many of us to find ourselves lost, stuck, isolated, terrified, etc. with no possibility of recovery in sight. My goal as a mental health professional is to help you find a way back to yourself so that you can live a healthy life of fulfillment and authenticity.
The populations that I treat are diverse in both age and background (children, adolescents, couples, adults, families) with a wide array of clinical issues, ranging from depression, grief, and anxiety to infidelity, ruptures in intimacy, trauma/domestic violence, and divorce. I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship with each client through a compassionate and nonjudgmental lens, while I explore their unique concerns, as well as their strengths to overcome them. My holistic approach to psychotherapy honors my clients’ multifaceted life journeys through trauma-informed research and techniques that target areas of clinically significant distress/impairment. I utilize eclectic and evidence-based therapeutic interventions (Gestalt, Narrative, CBT, Play therapy, EFT) with Person-Centered psychotherapy as my primary theoretical orientation. I also conduct clinical assessments and devise personalized treatment plans that accommodate my clients’ specific therapeutic needs to achieve growth and healthier levels of functioning. Because each unique individual possesses distinct experiences with varying considerations and issues overall, it is in my clients’ best interest that I modify each conceptualized case in a way that suits their clinical goals.
Whether it is holding your hand through a painful life transition, repairing relationship distress, making healthier choices, or empowering your self-worth, I am confident that I can help you get to where you need to be. The therapeutic alliance is a collaborative, supportive effort that seeks to alleviate suffering and foster resilient characteristics at a comfortable pace for all. Every human being has the propensity for growth, connection, and discovering a deep sense of meaning for themself; and asking for professional help is the perfect place to start!
• Life Transitions
Hello and welcome! My name is Nekia Turner, and I am a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and received my master’s in Social Work (ACSW) and Criminal Justice (MSCJ) from Loma Linda University. My approach to therapy is person-centered, focused on addressing the needs and goals of the person I am working with. I believe that having someone to support you while you navigate your life’s path can be the difference between living and existing. Therefore, I strive to create a safe space where you can openly explore and process the world through your perspective, unbiased, and free from judgement. In regards to theoretical approaches, my style is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). My modalities include individual, couples, and groups. However, I am committed to supporting any and all persons on their journey. Thank you for taking the time to learn about my approach to therapy. I look forward to learning more about you!
Luis Alcocer, MSW, ACSW 105093 I treat children adolescents, and adults struggling with depression, behavioral issues, and traumatic events. When working my clients, I approach the situations presented as an opportunity for acceptance, learning, and growth rather than fixating on the negative. I followed a strengths-based perspective and intend to practice through the lens of empowerment. I truly believe that you cannot change what you are unaware of and that’s why I value utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my treatment approach. I approach my clients from a trauma informed and culturally humble lens with the intent of battling stigma and empowering my clients to regain control of their lives. I identify current behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and patterns that contribute to distress, while exploring how they are influenced by past experiences. Whether you are feeling stuck in a routine or simply wishing for change, I am here to be your advocate.
Modality: – Adolescents – Adults – Family – Couples – Groups
Treatment Approaches: – CBT – Psychotherapy – Trauma Informed – Culturally Humble – Radical Acceptance – Reality Testing – Narrative Exposure Therapy
Specialties – Major Depressive Disorder – Anxiety – PTSD – Substance Abuse Disorder – Bipolar I/II – Borderline Personality Disorder – Self-Esteem – Personal Growth – Family Systems – Loss/Grief – Co-occurring Disorders – Adjustment Disorder