We are a highly skilled team with years of psychotherapy experience. Our goal is to always surpass your expectations!
What sets us apart?
Andrea Sanserino, LCSW
Andrea Sanserino has over 13 years of experience working in the mental health field. Andrea has worked various settings- in community mental health, working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse disorders, as a behavioral health provider in a medical setting, providing therapy to adults and families, and also as a consultant providing training, supervising other clinicians, and facilitating groups. Andrea utilizes a recovery oriented focus- starting from a place that believes that every individual has enormous strength and talent that can be harnessed to create a rich meaningful life. Trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Seeking Safety (trauma focused work) and skilled in Motivational Interviewing, Andrea uses a genuine, compassionate approach to helping others heal and grow.
Anthony Jackson, LCSW
Anthony Jackson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing psychotherapy and counseling for individuals seeking help with managing day-to-day stressors, sudden life changes, crisis and trauma. Anthony has obtained certification in evidence-based practices such as Adult Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CORS (Crisis Oriented Recovery Services) and Motivational Interviewing. Anthony has experience working with others that have difficulty living with anxiety, depression, adjustment changes, issues of grief and loss, LGBT issues, trauma, harm reduction and behavioral change. He understands and utilizes modalities that are strength-based and solution-focused. Anthony provides emphases on client empowerment, positive motivation and self-reflection utilizing a holistic approach to assist in building and developing positive coping techniques to meet personal objectives.
Judy Jordan, LMFT
Judy Jordan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 35776) with over 10 years of professional experience with children, adolescent, adults, people in relationships, and families. Among her specialties are drug and alcohol addiction, ADHD, anxiety, communication, depression, grief and loss (people and pets), spirituality, and trauma. Judy is dedicated to creating a safe environment for individuals to maximize their full potential and she is adept at accepting and allowing individuals to be whom they are. Judy enjoys playing an important role in the psychological and academic lives of children and adolescents and motivating them to have successes in their lives. Judy has provided services at schools, county mental health agencies, Victims of Crime, and has done phone therapy. She integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness Therapy as tools for improved day-to-day living.
Tameika Timmons, LCSW
Tameika Timmons is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience providing psychotherapy and over 12 years of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Tameika has been trained in the following evidenced based practices: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS). Some of her specialties include but are not limited to working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, mood issues, trauma, child behavior issues, and low self-esteem.
Tameika believes in the importance of taking a collaborative approach with her clients to help them achieve their goals, while utilizing practices from a strength-based perspective to assist them in identifying strengths that they possess to help them move forward. She possesses the empathy, compassion, and takes a non-judgmental approach which makes it easy for her clients to open-up to her. She is dedicated to empowering individuals to help them reconnect with self and others, find deeper self-understanding and compassion, along with assisting them in seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Angela Williams has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional. Her work spans from counseling those with stress, anxiety, depression and trauma to those with chronic illnesses and relationship issues. Another area of expertise is counseling for preventing or overcoming job burnout. She is LGBTQ-affirmative and has experience working with those from diverse cultural backgrounds. Angela partners with each individual to leverage their strengths, build new skills and bring day to day living in alignment with their values. While she draws on many theoretical orientations utilizing techniques determined by each client's needs, mindfulness-based approaches and the latest neuroscientific evidence support clients in their journey to well-being. Angela's clients appreciate her acceptance, compassion and wholehearted attention.
Aaron Quiroz; LMFT
Aaron Quiroz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a range of experience working with a variety of clients including severe and persistently ill, dual-diagnosis/substance use disordered, homeless, and at-risk transitional-aged populations in intensive services in LA county since 2013. Aaron has developed an eclectic approach from working with clients and families utilizing evidence-based practices such as Family-Centered Treatment, Seeking-Safety, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression and Motivational Interviewing. Aaron focuses on treating of individual, couples, and family/support system depending on which benefits his client/s most. From an implementation of professional and life experience, Aaron is open-minded, empathetic, and unconventional in his approach and is strengths-based and Solution-Focused in practice. Aaron believes that in helping client/s to find new perspectives and alternative solutions, a higher level of functioning can be achieved and self-limiting plateaus can be overcome.
Virginia Jenkins, LMFT
Virginia (Ginny) has over ten years experience providing Psychotherapy and counseling to adults in community mental health. My past work experience with clients has involved treating adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, childhood traumas, adult trauma, grief and loss, adjustment changes as well as chronic mental illness. In my practice, I focus on positivity and client strengths using evidence based treatments such as Client Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Solutions-Focused Therapy. Ginny received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach.
Anahita Saadatifard, LCSW
Anahita has worked in the mental healthcare field in various settings for over 15 years. She has training in Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Problem-Solving therapy. In addition she has experience working with adults, families, veterans, intimate partner violence clients and adults diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Anahita enjoys helping clients create a meaningful life utilizing a solution focused model as well as recognizing the benefits of mindfulness techniques. Her goal is to help clients build their self-esteem and self-awareness by learning healthy coping skills to improve your overall functioning. Anahita received her master’s in social work from University of Southern California and Bachelor of Science from Cal State University Fullerton.
Debra Speicher is an LCSW who is based in the Redondo Beach area. Debra has experience working with adolescents, adults and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Debra has experience working with dual diagnosis clients in a substance abuse treatment setting. Debra brings her prior life experience in the business world along with her clinical skills to the treatment setting. Debra is motivated to help clients become self actualized and utilizes both DBT and CBT interventions in her work with clients.
Muriel Graciano has been providing mental health services in various community settings for over a decade. Muriel has experience working with all ages and in a wide array of environments such as schools, courts, substance abuse programs and community agencies. Muriel specializes in treating anxiety, depressive, trauma and stress related disorders. Muriel has also served as a mental health consultant to small businesses focusing on self-care, wellness and mental health awareness. Muriel is certified in various evidence based practices such as IPT (Interpersonal Therapy), Seeking Safety and MAP (Managing and Adapting practices). Additionally, Muriel has been trained in motivational interviewing, TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and harm reduction. Muriel utilize an eclectic approach when providing therapy and firmly believes in tailoring treatment to each individual's unique needs. Muriel's passion is helping individual's learn to live the best version of their life while focusing on developing healthy physical, mental, and relational skills. Muriel creates a safe and accepting space in therapy for individuals to reach their therapy goals and client's appreciate her authenticity. Muriel received her Mental Health Certificate from Cerritos College, BA in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and MS in Counseling from California State University, Los Angeles.
Chris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 35 years of experience helping people with anxiety, depression, adjustment changes, grief and loss and chemical dependency issues.
Additionally, as an on-site counselor at an aerospace company for over 23 years, he workedextensively with clients on work related concerns including coworker and manager relationships, career path development and effectively managing work stress and burnout.
The awareness of thoughts, emotions and behaviors is critical to actively addressing the challenges life presents. Change can be difficult. Sometimes it means asking for help outside of yourself and that can take courage. Chris’ approach is compassionate, straightforward andnonjudgmental. He focuses on your strengths to support you in making the changes you want. Cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapies as well as mindfulness based techniques are some of the methods he uses to help clients achieve their goals.
Briana Chopin is a therapist who has provided mental health services for adolescents and adults since 2016. She has obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the California State University of Long Beach (CSULB). Briana earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC) and she is an Associate Clinical Social Worker as well as has her Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC).
Briana is a culturally-oriented bilingual therapist who has provided mental health services in various settings. These include adolescent residential treatment facilities, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, and school-based services for adolescents/young adults diagnosed with an array of co-occurring diagnoses (e.g., ASD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, ADHD and substance use disorders). Briana has also provided an extensive variety of services such as individual, family and group counseling, social-emotional skills, career development, and mental and physical well-being. Additionally, she has experience working with students and their families from various backgrounds (e.g., foster youth, non-traditionally housed families, justice involved youth, pregnant and parenting youth, newcomers and LGBTQ+). Briana provides culturally attuned therapy and practices through a strength-based lens. Briana has training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and PEERS. As a First-Generation woman of color, Briana is passionate about empowering first-generation young adults and adults who are ready to heal from generational wounds, find healthy ways to manage anxiety, and/or improve their overall mental and emotional well-being. Briana emphasizes the importance of creating a safe and accepting space in therapy for individuals to find their voice and embrace their authentic self. When Briana is not busy in the office, she enjoys quality time with her family, friends and loved ones. She also enjoys weight-lifting, traveling, running half-marathons (her goal is to run all half-marathons in National Parks), and watching UFC fights.
9/23/15 - CIGNA: We are happy to announce that we can now take Cigna clients.