Dr. Michael Evans-Zepeda
Psy.D, Psychological Assistant PSB 94024891
Working Directly Under the Supervision of
Dr. Marlene Elizalde-Peschek , LCP 30285

It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out, especially when we are in pain.  When working with clients, I do my best to co-create a safe containing environment that allows us to explore, integrate, change, and accept difficult aspects of our lived experience.  This is accomplished through the exploration of how the past comes into the present moment and by working in the relational space between therapist and client. Therapy is an ongoing process that helps us build our reflective capacity, emotional intelligence, and innate resiliency.

 

I specialize in working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children that have experienced repetitive and developmental trauma.  I also specialize in the treatment of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse which often co-occur with trauma.  I have experience in working with individuals struggling with adult ADHD.  I deeply understand the challenges of care-taking and being a member of the sandwich generation.  I have a strong affinity for veterans, first responders, law enforcement, their families and the challenges that come with those chosen professions.  I am also LGBTQIA friendly. 

Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me and how I work. I look forward to meeting with you!

Modality:

  • Children
  • Dyadic with Children and Parents
  • Adolescents
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

 

Treatment Approaches: 

  • Play Therapy
  • Child Parent Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy including Attachment Based
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Based Therapy
  • Mindful Practices

 

Specialties:

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Substance Abuse
  • Men’s Issues
  • Adult ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiant Behaviors
  • Family Conflict
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Issues

 

Dr. Crystal Sanchez
PsyD, LMFT 105555

Hi there! Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or stuck? Life can be a journey with unexpected circumstances that can often leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused. Whatever you have experienced, or are experiencing right now, know that you have the right to find peace and tranquility. YOU are valuable and worthy of living a peaceful life with meaning. It would be an honor to sit with you and guide you through this time of healing.

 

I graduated from Alliant International University in Irvine where I earned my Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Then, I attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where I earned my Doctor of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy. During my studies, I was able to gain an in-depth awareness and understanding about family dynamics, family roles, relationships, trauma, and how these different factors impact our being at an individual level. My research also focused on exploring the impact that adults experience after they had discovered a parents’ extramarital affair. I recognize that this experience can be devastating and very confusing. I invite you to reach out to me if this is an area that you would like to explore, or if this is one that has come up for you recently. 

 

My therapeutic approach naturally takes on a combination of the following orientations: Psychodynamic, Attachment-Based, Existential/Experiential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and being in-tune with the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Overall, my clinical approach is mostly centered on your distinct needs as person. I believe that individuals need a warm, safe, and sacred space to begin the healing process. Your experience is important to me and my hope is to maintain a sacred healing space to help you explore challenges and find some understanding. My role is to be your anchor as we walk through difficult experiences that may be the source of your depression, or anxiety. My goal is to be your guide and provide you with an open, safe, non-judgmental space to find clarity. I strongly believe that every person has natural strengths that make them resilient and my hope is to find these within you. 

 

I have experience working in community clinics, outpatient programs, intensive inpatient treatment programs, and private practice. I am also proficient in Spanish and would be more than happy to help if you need a Spanish-speaker, or if you know someone who needs a Spanish-speaking therapist. 

Treatment Approaches: Psychodynamic, Attachment Based, Experiential/Existential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Culturally Sensitive, TF-CBT, Mindfulness, Mind, Body and Spirit connection, Aromatherapy

 

Modalities: Individuals, Teens, Family, Adults

Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Phase of Life Problems/Changes, Spirituality, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Relationship Issues, Betrayal, Substance Abuse, Adjustment Disorders, Multicultural/Diversity Issues, Stress Management, Anger Management, Self Care

Ashley Reed
MA, LMFT 111557

I am a therapist who is very caring, with several years of experience working with children who have autism, learning disorders and intellectual disability in the school district as well as private companies.  I have applied the treatment of cognitive-behavioral therapy in the school district, as well as, in the counseling field with both children and adults.  I also have experience with play therapy with children, as well as, applying Gestalt techniques, such as Empty chair and role reversal and structural techniques with families.  I am a Christian based therapist who is willing to help guide those in need of comfort and stability. 

Modalities 

Children (4 to 12) 

Adolescents 

Individuals 

Couples 

Families 

Groups 

Treatment Approaches 

Christian Values & Ethics 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 

Culturally Sensitive 

Familiar with Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Model 

Gestalt Therapy 

Play Therapy 

Solution Focused Therapy 

Structural Therapy 

Bowen Therapy

Specialties 

ADHD 

Anger Management 

Anxiety 

Autism 

Boundaries 

Emotional Abuse of a minor 

Depression 

Domestic Violence 

Drug Use of a Minor 

Family Dysfunction 

Intermittent Explosive Disorder 

Intellectual Disorders 

Learning Disorders 

Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

Parenting Issues 

Personal Growth 

PTSD 

Relationship Issues 

Self-Esteem Issues 

Sexual Abuse of a minor 

Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder 

Stress Management

Noreen Kopaczewski
MSW, LCSW 16864

Hello. My name is Noreen Kopaczewski MSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #16864) and have been working with children, adolescents, and their families for the past 30 years. I have experience working with kids who are struggling with depression, behavioral issues, and/or traumatic events. I engage them by meeting them “where they are at”, in order to develop trust and a nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship. I utilize Play Therapy to help them express their feelings and work through their struggles. I also include caregivers in therapy to better understand their child’s behaviors and explore how past experiences are influencing them now. Together we can work on changing unwanted behaviors and establish new patterns for a more balanced and meaningful life. I look forward to working with you!

Modality: Dyadic and Play therapy with Children, Adolescents, Caregiver(s) and Family – individually – family – group Treatment Approaches: – Psychodynamic Therapy – Evidenced Based Practices – Culturally sensitive Specialities: – Depression – Oppositional Defiant Behaviors – Anger Management – ADHD/ADD – Academic Issues – Trauma – Parenting

Evelia Saucedo
MA, AMFT 101900
Supervised by Dr. Joselyn Josephine Ayala-Encalada LMFT 96987

My name is Evelia Claudia Saucedo and I am a Bilingual Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I obtained a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Phoenix. I received a Bachelor of science in Human Development from University of Phoenix.

My experience consists of working with diverse populations; I have worked with HIV+ infected and affected individuals who have experienced depressive and anxiety symptoms, and low self-esteem. I have also worked with children and youth who have experienced depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, stress and oppositional defiant behaviors.

I strongly believe that individuals benefit from a therapist’s guidance toward self-empowerment, thus allowing individuals to develop and learn self-perception to manage difficulties. 

Modality

  • Individual
  • Family 
  • Children


Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety,
  • Self-esteem
  • Family conflict
  • Oppositional defiant behaviors

Ages

  • (4-10), pre-teens/tweens (11-13),
  • adolescents (14-17) 
  •  


Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Art Therapy 
  •  

Denise Stylianides
MFT, LMFT 120281

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.

Modality:

– children

– adolescents

– family

– individual

 

Treatment approaches:

– cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

– culturally sensitive

– family systems

– managing and adapting practices (MAP)

– person-centered

– solution-focused

Specialties:

– adjustment difficulties

– anxiety

– communication skills

– depression

– family conflict

– life transitions

– parenting issues

– personal growth

– relationship issues

– self-esteem

– trauma

Evan Dunn
Associate Clinical Social Worker ASW# 97935

I received my Masters in Social Work on the Clinical Practice Track with Honors from the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. During my program I enjoyed working with people from all walks of life and in all different stages – ranging from middle school students to older adults in senior living. I have experience working with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders / negative self image, and PTSD. 
 
While providing psychotherapy services to my patients, I believe it is key to embrace humor and offer some relief from the gravity of their problems. I encourage profound exploration of symptoms and issues while simultaneously offering my patients a space of warmth and relief in which to grow. Regardless of the problem, I believe it is important to meet my patients where they are as the experts on their own lives. After building a foundation of trust, working together we can develop insight and skills to foster change.

Treatment Approaches:

Psychodynamic

Relational

CBT interventions

Narrative

Interpersonal

Trauma informed

Specializations:

Addiction

Eating Disorders

PTSD

Men’s issues

Lgbt Issues

Ages:  12 and up: adolescents, individuals, groups, couples