We are a highly skilled team with years of psychotherapy experience. Our goal is to always surpass your expectations!
What sets us apart?
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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.
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.
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.
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, LCSW
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.
Chris Bauss, MFT
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, ACSW
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.
Nadia Chavez, MFT
Nadia Chavez is a therapist who has provided mental health services for adolescents, adults, couples, and families since 2019. She has obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University and earned her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California State University of Long Beach (CSULB).
Nadia has provided services in different settings these include adolescent residential treatment facilities, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for adolescents and adults diagnosed with an array of co-occurring diagnoses (e.g., ASD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, ADHD and substance use disorders). Nadia 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 individuals and their families from various backgrounds (e.g., foster youth, non-traditionally housed families, justice involved youth, pregnant and parenting youth, newcomers and LGBTQ+).
Nadia provides therapy and practices through a strength-based lens. Nadia has training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). Nadia is focused on supporting, empowering, and encouraging children,
young adults, and adults who are ready to heal from generational wounds, childhood trauma, difficulty in understanding their own thoughts and feelings, and supporting them in finding healthy ways to
improve their overall mental and emotional well-being. Nadia works to encourage a safe and supportive space so others can find their authentic self, voice, and embrace their healing journey with
support. When Nadia is not in the office she is enjoying time with her dog, family, and friends. Nadia loves going for runs and walk, trying to do a tough mudder and going for hikes.
Tanisha Hall, ACSW
Since the pandemic of 2020, Tanisha Hall has been working in the mental health field, serving the community. She has a Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky and will complete her Doctorate in Social Work with a concentration in Education in May 2023. Tanisha is dedicated to providing efficient services. Although an Associate Therapist working toward licensure, Tanisha has experience treating individuals with bipolar illness, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, adjustment disorder, psychotic disorder, and major depression.
Tanisha has considerable expertise with individual psychotherapy, group facilitation, coaching, mentorship, intense case management, mindfulness meditation, trauma-informed treatment, and
health and wellbeing.
Tanisha is skilled in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Integrative Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Life Coaching. Tanisha's core premise is to assist children, teenagers, and adults in overcoming their fears of the unknown and discovering their true identity. Tanisha believes in developing intercultural competencies, which include the power to help people from various backgrounds, as a good Therapist must appreciate, respect, and communicate with individuals from all walks of life.
Ana Viana, AMFT
Ana is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who has over 6 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a mental health setting. She is passionate about helping others embark on their therapeutic journey and collaboratively work towards their goals. Ana uses an integrative approach to therapy to ensure that treatment is tailored appropriately to each client based on their needs and wants. Her goal for treatment is to ensure that clients feel empowered, increased self-awareness and equipped (healthy coping skills) to confidently navigate life situations. Ana is certified in an evidence-based practice such as MAP (Managing and Adapting Practices). Ana specializes in working with the BIPOC community, adjustment disorders, stress, women issues, self-esteem, life transitions, depression, first time therapy, family conflict, relationship issues to name a few. Ana received her B.S in Family Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Family Studies from California State University, Northridge, and M.S in Marital and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Devon Sullivan, ACSW 102462
Devon Sullivan is an Associate Clinical Social Worker and has her Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC). She obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine and Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach.
Devon has been working in the human services field for over 10 years and has provided mental health services in schools, client homes, outpatient mental health programs, and at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Devon has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in individual and group sessions. She has supported individuals with co-occurring diagnoses, severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse diagnoses, learning disabilities and delays, and complex trauma. She has worked with those involved in the legal system, working toward reintegration/re-entry, LGBTQ+, those experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, and grief and loss. Devon has a background in ABA therapy and provides strengths-based, person-centered services while utilizing interventions from Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and has training in Seeking Safety. She has a passion for empowering others and helping each person build skills to accomplish their personal goals.
Amy Monica Foster, MSW
Amy received a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills. Amy is originally from Long Beach and was an artist before becoming a therapist. Her personal experience as a caregiver has enriched her counseling approach with empathety and compassion. Amy is a
a trauma informed therapist with experience in processing and healing trauma related to domestic violence and substance use. Amy provides therapeutic interventions in the treatment of depression and anxiety and works to increase the coping skills of her clients.
Linda Lapetino, AMFT.
Linda Lapetino is a therapist who specializes in trauma, substance use recovery, anxiety, stress, grief, depression, self-worth, emotional regulation, relational conflicts, grief, loss, and life transitions. She is passionate about assisting women, adolescents, teens, families, and couples facing life changes, and exploring new meanings and life directions.
Linda's goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, comfortable non-judgmental environment for individuals of all ages, to unload and manage personal challenges and difficult circumstances. Her aim is to develop an authentic therapeutic relationship with clients that is collaborative, empathetic, and supportive. She looks forward to helping others on their journey of emotional healing and personal empowerment.
Linda has facilitated substance recovery and process groups. She integrates cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, narrative, solution-focused, family systems, mindfulness, DBT principles, motivational interviewing, and EMDR. She believes that everyone has the power to transform traumas, habitual patterns and perpetual cycles into greater awareness, inner peace, and freedom.
Linda obtained a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA, and earned a master’s degree in psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate University. With a background in performing arts and the entertainment management industry, Linda understands the complexities and vulnerabilities that creative and other working professionals face. She has worked in substance use recovery and has experience with those from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds.
Christa Alair, AMFT
Christa’s therapeutic approach is to provide her clients a holistic (mind-body-spirit-community connection) and trauma-informed sense of hope, healthy behaviors and fulfilling engagement in their own lives and relationships. Her clinical experience and training includes: providing psychotherapy, crisis intervention, prevention, clinical case management, assessment and client advocacy, marriage counseling, school-based settings, group home with foster youth, partial hospitalization (PHP); residential, and acute inpatient psychiatric hospital settings.
Her therapeutic approach integrates her clinical training in attachment theory, emotional focus therapy (EFT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) with additional therapeutic practices such as mindfulness and other compassion-cultivation based practices.
“Healing is not about staying away from something bad but about living a life led by positive values and intentions.” -Gabor Mate
Andrew Vuong, AMFT #128121
Andrew is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who has been serving the community by addressing mental health needs and empowering clients to face their challenges. Andrew hasover 5 years of experience in the therapy field working with children as young as 4, helping teenagers manage major transitional changes in their lives, and assisting adults navigate through middle adulthood stages in life. Andrew is passionate about meeting with clients where they are in their journey and being able to establish an understanding therapeutic relationship to best assist others. As a therapist,
Andrew identifies as an eclectic therapist who is drawn toward humanistic and person-centered approaches while integrating appropriate CBT skills. Andrew's goal in treatment is to create a safe,
collaborative space in which clients of any background can share their stories. In addition to general symptom management and skills building, Andrew hopes to assist clients in building confidence,
feelings of empowerment, and
increasing self-awareness to better equip clients for the future following therapy services. As a therapist, Andrew specializes and hopes to serve clients in various facets of influencing intersectionality and symptoms. Andrew has served different communities and clients such as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other layers.
Professionally, Andrew is certified in evidence-based practices such as MAP (Managing andAdapting Practices) as well as being trained in TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive BehavioralTherapy).
Andrew received his B.A. in Psychology at California State University, Long Beach in
2016 and his M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2021.
Lauren grew up in Massachusetts and obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. Lauren received her Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University and is an Associate Clinical Social Worker registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Lauren's desire to accompany people in the midst of struggle began early in life. A family tragedy showed her firsthand the immense healing power of psychotherapy. It is Lauren's desire to provide her clients with the kind of skilled support that she received during that time.
Lauren's professional background centers on grief support and counseling for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Lauren has worked with teens in public and remedial school settings, as well as with adults and families. lauren is trained in various forms of cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapies. In practice, Lauren takes an eclectic approach to meet the diverse needs of each client.
Beyond therapy, Lauren is a former professional touring musician and still spends much of her free time playing guitar and singing harmony. On weekends you can find Lauren at ballet classes, playing music, and driving long distances to discover the best dog beaches for our puppy.
Carolina Caballero, AMFT 137737
Carolina Caballero is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. Carolina obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s in psychology from Antioch University. She has been working in the mental health field for over a year. She has previously worked in the Behavioral therapy field, working with children with autism and has over 3 years of experience in applied behavioral analysis (ABA). Carolina has experience working with children in a school setting as well as in home visits with clients and their families. Carolina has experience and enjoys the use of the sand tray to help children build a strong and better connection with themselves as well as communicating with others.
Carolina has worked in an outpatient hospital working with young and older adults and their families. Carolina has experience working with clients that have dual diagnosis as well as those recovering substance abuse. Carolina has experience working with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and has experience with play therapy. She also has experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused therapy. She has experience working with group therapy in an outpatient clinic setting. Carolina has had the privilege to help clients focus on treatment goals and assessments.
Carolina has found her love for helping others through life experiences. Her experience being an LGBTQ Veteran has also inspired her to want to help others. Her goal in working with others is to provide clients with a safe and comfortable space to share how they are feeling. She hopes to help them engage in positive self-confidence.
“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” Victor Hugo
Rosa Jaramillo, AMFT
Rosa Jaramillo is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) with a passion for empowering individuals, adolescents, and children on their journey towards emotional well-being. As an AMFT, she brings a solid foundation of knowledge and a commitment to ongoing learning to enhance her service to clients. Rosa adopts a client-centered therapeutic approach, rooted in empathy, authenticity, and a strengths-based perspective. Her experience extends to working with individuals across various age groups, including children, adolescents, and adults, who are navigating challenges such as anxiety, depression, life changes, trauma, and self-esteem issues.
Within her practice, Rosa creates a gentle, safe, and compassionate space where clients can explore their emotions, express their thoughts, and work towards meaningful change. Rosa is committed to understanding client needs and providing support on their unique personal journey. Rosa is dedicated to practicing trauma-informed care, helping clients improve their communication skills, enhance interpersonal abilities, and learn new coping skills. Through collaborative efforts, she assists clients in navigating the path towards healing, fostering resilience, and cultivating a renewed sense of self. She also is a Pisces and loves cats.
Ericca Fonseca, AMFT
As a client in therapy, it is important that you are welcomed with a non-judgmental, safe and supportive space. Together, we can collaborate on how to address the issues you are experiencing through activities, psychoeducation, art, grounding activities, music and more. Therapy is meant to be a growing and empowering experience as you continue to learn about yourself. While it is important to identify your challenges, it is equally essential to identify your strengths and progress.
My specialty is helping people heal from trauma while battling thoughts and feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. Trauma affects everyone differently and there is no specific way to heal from it. I use a trauma informed approach when approaching issues of domestic violence, grief, family conflict, life transitions, sexual assault, abuse, and more.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults using Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. These approaches allow us to build rapport, explore your upbringing, reinforce a mind-body connection, and solve problems in everyday life.
Belsie Arevalo, AMFT
Belsie Arevalo is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for empowering individuals and families to navigate life's challenges. As a first-generation Latina, Belsie brings a unique perspective shaped by her upbringing in Argentina during the early years of her childhood. This early exposure instilled in her a profound appreciation for diversity, resilience, and the interconnectedness of human experiences. Belsie's therapeutic style is rooted in empathy, compassion, and respect for the individual journey of each client. She believes in empowering her clients to explore their strengths and resilience while providing a safe and supportive environment for self-discovery and transformation. Belsie enjoys working children and teens using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CSU Monterey Bay and Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from CSU Dominguez Hills. Beyond her professional endeavors, she finds joy in spending time with loved ones and rejuvenating walks on the beach, embracing the beauty of nature as a source of inspiration and solace.