Staff

Be the light
that helps others see...

Director

Dr. Wendy Ludecke Selevitch

Ph.D., LMFT, Owner/Director of Soultenders


I graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I am a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), CPA (California Psychological Association) and the APA (American Psychological Association). I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 22818) with the State Board of Psychology and a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (License Number MFC 38430) with the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences. Read More

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Independent Site Supervisors

Kristine Adamian

LCSW, Burbank Supervisor


I am a bilingual therapist, fluent in Armenian in addition to English, with over 7 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families with a variety of needs and concerns. I specialize in tailoring the treatment to your specific and unique needs; understanding that each person is different and, as a result, their way of coping with issues is also going to be different. My approach is warm, thoughtful, informative and non-judgmental. Read More

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Cristina Aviles

LMFT, Cerritos Supervisor


As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (License Number MFC #99960), I am committed to supporting you by providing a safe space filled with compassion, empathy, and non-judgment. One of the hardest things anyone can do is simply asking for help, therefore, I applaud you already for taking this step toward healing and improving the quality of your life. Read More

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Lizzete Banuelos

LMFT, Pasadena Supervisor


Open to a directive approach in therapy? I help individuals, families, and couples work through their issues causing depression, anxiety, and relationship impairments with a directive approach in order to heal their emotional scars and find a deeper meaning in their relationships with others. Read More

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Nadja Catano

LMFT, Burbank Cabrini Supervisor


Since 2008, I’ve been assisting people of various ages with healing their essential connection with and sense of themselves as well as their effectiveness in the world. It is fulfilling to watch clients resolve recurring issues that have held them and their loved ones back from experiencing their full relationship potential.Read More

Elaine Gaston

LMFT, San Marino Supervisor


I am fascinated by human resilience. I have always admired our individual abilities to discover and harness our inner resources of strength in seemingly overwhelming and incapacitating circumstances. I admire the strength and self-awareness evident in the simple act of making a phone call to seek help. Read More

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Maureen Leigh

LMFT, Arcadia Supervisor


As individuals we all yearn to connect and be part of a relationship. We are products of our families, never learning the necessary tools to be in a healthy relationship. Our blocks prevent us to grow. All relationships are not perfect but if we do not take the time to learn about ourselves, we will go into a relationship less whole than when we were alone. Therapy takes time and having a safe place to allow that process to unfold is just as crucial as the desire to change. Read More

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Irma Lopez

LMFT, Whittier Supervisor


Each of us has a story of something we have been through and how it has impacted our lives. Throughout our journey, we experience some of life’s difficult moments, which can affect our relationships and quality of life. I invite you to share your story with me. I have a gentle and patient approach. I will work with you at your speed, so that we learn together what your purpose in seeking therapy is and what you would like to learn or heal from. Read More

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Christina Olivera

LMFT, Upland Supervisor


We all yearn to feel heard, safe and supported as we journey through life. I invite you into this space where together we can explore life’s challenges, discover your strengths and feed your passions to pursue a fulfilled life. As individuals, I believe it is important for us to learn from our past, have a hope for the future and be able to live in the present. Therapy can provide a safe space and a timeout from a busy world in order to gain insight and skills to live a life with intention.Read More

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Dr. Jennifer Pruitt

PsyD, Monrovia Supervisor


I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Southern California and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance at Louisiana Tech University. I completed my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 24215) with the California State Board of Psychology. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the Pasadena Mental Health Advisory Committee. Read More

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Lauren Stockly

LCSW, Play Therapist, PPSC, South Pasadena Child and Family Center Supervisor


I am a licensed therapist with a passion for supporting youth and their families through the ups and downs of life. I honor the uniqueness of each client and will partner with you to tailor my treatment to their specific needs, goals and strengths. I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental and engaging space for your child/teen to explore their feelings while learning to manage their emotions, behaviors and relationships. Read More

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Independent Licensed Psychologists

Dr. Eddy Chen

PsyD


Psychotherapy is journey with companion that does not involved therapist giving direction and advices. The role of the therapist, is to assist the individual rediscover his/her own inner child hidden in the cellar, to revisit the history that once could not be understood, and to regain the sense of vitality and aliveness. I believe solutions to each person’s struggle are dialectic. They are not to be given but can only be achieved through the collaborative relationship in the therapy. Read More

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Dr. Aleyne Eatman

PsyD


My approach to therapy has been: You can’t always control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to it. I work with individuals and families using strength-based approaches to help them realize that they already have the skills that they need to manage and overcome the trials of life. While I specialize in therapy with adolescents and their families, I also work with individuals and families dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, difficult transitions, parenting challenges and daily life stressors. Read More

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Dr. Vanui Giltaji

PsyD


My approach is rooted in the belief that healing and positive change are possible in a nurturing therapeutic environment. I specialize in working with individuals to overcome depression, anxiety, and stress in an integrative and holistic manner. Utilizing a variety of techniques, I am able to create an individualized experience designed to tap into the unique internal resources of each client. Read More

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Dr. Ray Hwang

PsyD


I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. I graduated from Antioch University Santa Barbara with a Doctorate of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology with emphases on family systems and family forensics. I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a licensed psychologist (PSY 27910) with the California Board of Psychology. Read More

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Dr. Kaitlyn Kuo

PsyD


“Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.” The conclusion of 75 year-long Harvard study has revealed the secret to living a happy life. I believe everyone, if given a warm, supportive, and secure space, can discover their inner-self and learn to appreciate who they genuinely are, which leads to improved relationships. Read More

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Armine Ovasapyan

PsyD


The purpose of therapy isn’t to eliminate, but to transform. Each part, impulse, behavior, symptoms within us have a story to tell and have the capacity to become something positive and helpful to a person’s life. Read More

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Dr. Renee Roper

PsyD, LMFT


Dr. Rene’e is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology steeped with twenty years of seasoned experience. Her center of work is helping people when things fall apart, either through relationship discord, chronic illness, sexual abuse, life direction changes, death and or employment stress. Read More

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Dr. Jennifer D. Stinson

Ph.D.


For me, therapy is a balance of art and science. The science includes understanding research about mental health, human development, and how the brain works. The art is finding creative ways to make use of the research in the context of each new and different therapy experience. For example, as a therapist, I might ask myself, “How can I use my understanding of treatments for anxiety disorders to help this particular person in my office in a way that makes sense in their life right now?” Read More

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Independent Licensed Therapists

Umeko Allen

LMFT


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Long Beach, CA area with 7 years of experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families seeking to overcome various struggles such as depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, complex family dynamics, trauma and other daily life stressors that often get in the way of leading a fulfilling life. Read More

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Elizabeth Annamraju

LMFT


With over 20 years experience as an LMFT (Licensed Marital and Family Therapist), I have collaborated with hundreds of clients to help them navigate difficult life passages, marital dilemmas, and childhood roadblocks. Read More

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Adriana Armenta

LCSW


It’s a life passion of mine to help people who might be struggling, feeling a little lost, or just need to be heard. Sometimes life happens, we get thrown curve balls and often times we need a little help to get back in the game... Read More

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Jessica Battaini

LCSW


When adults and children alike build an awareness and understanding of their emotional worlds, they are better equipped to cope with life’s challenges. As your therapist, I will provide a non-judgmental empathic relationship in which we will explore the unique experiences and emotions, both past and present, that bring you to therapy today. Read More

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Margaret Best

LMFT


Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. I work with individuals and families in identifying/exploring beliefs and emotions that affect various areas of life such as personal, occupational, and even spiritual growth or concerns. Read More

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Kate Bono

LCSW


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LC67162) with ten years of experience working with individuals and families towards healing and empowerment. I enjoy working with clients across the life span, from school-age children and adolescents, to transitional-age youth and adults. Prior to joining private practice, I gained experience providing mental health treatment in settings including a transitional shelter for domestic violence survivors and their children in New York City, and a residential treatment facility for foster youth in Los Angeles. Read More

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Julianne Bull

LMFT


As a therapist, I have been lucky enough to work with clients of all ages. My work with children has taught me that this is a critical time to aid in everything from attachment to creativity to healing. Children are so unique in their ability to change and grow, and addressing difficulties at such a critical age can mean a lot less work down the line! Read More

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Amanda Buongiorno

LCSW


In my practice, I utilize a strengths-based, empowerment, and goal-oriented approach to help clients foster their innate resilience and work towards more fulfilling and balanced lives. I strive to create a safe environment for my clients to start the healing and change process. Read More

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Victoria Carrillo

LMFT


As your therapist I will help you understand the emotions that you may be dealing with, whether it be loneliness, pain, anger, happiness, fear, or if you are just unsure of your next move. I will work to build a trusting relationship that allows you to begin to reveal more of who you are, what you experience, and what you want.Read More

Cristina Castrillon

LMFT


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide counseling services in both English and Spanish. I’ve worked in an array of settings from community counseling to psychiatric hospital settings. My approach is meeting the patient where they are and using an eclectic theoretical approach to work with what they need. We are all looking to obtain clarity and a sense of happiness and peace. Read More

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Tara Cavazos

LMFT, Registered Art Therapist


We all need to feel connected and heard, and we each deserve a therapist that is truly interested in us and has our best interests at heart. I believe this is an essential component of therapy. Read More

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Michael Chang

LMFT


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#86321) who is experienced in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I completed my undergraduate studies at the Biola University and went on to receive my graduate degree from Pepperdine University. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I am committed to support my clients by providing a safe place filled with compassion, empathy, and non-judgment. Read More

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Candace Colliflower

M.A., LMFT


You are unique and have a powerful story to tell. In my many years as a therapist, I have developed the experience and tools necessary to help you understand what’s keeping you stuck and how to find more satisfaction in your life. The trusting bond formed between us is what will make therapy successful. I work with individuals, couples, children and teens to help them make the changes they want in order to have a more fulfilling life. Read More

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Aida Colocho

LCSW


Life can be full of stresses that impact us in a way that stalls our progress and changes our path in life. This can create difficulties in developing and maintaining healthy relationships. I provide a safe space with an empathetic approach to help guide you through these moments that can cause a great deal of pain. I help overcome challenges to find a way to redirect your life on to a path of positive change and well-being. Read More

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Noemi Corral

LMFT


For over 20 years I have worked in the non-profit sector, working with families, children, survivors of domestic violence, families/person impacted by HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. Becoming a psychotherapist later in life has allowed me to experience people from many different perspectives. Read More

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Sarah Craft

LMFT


My work as a therapist is grounded in Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory, using CBT interventions as needed. Throughout my experience and training as a therapist, I have worked with people suffering from addiction, trauma, eating disorders and various different types of mental illness. Read More

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Veronica Eyo

LCSW


I am a bilingual licensed clinical social worker providing psychotherapy services in both English and Spanish to adolescents, adults, parents, and older adults. Read More

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Nanette Paula Fine

LMFT


I am a very seasoned therapist with over 20 years professional and lived experience. I am a non-judgmental emphatic therapist. My goal is for clients to access their strengths, reach goals, and overcome life's many challenges. I am very optimistic and believe clients can live a healthy and happy life by accessing their strengths and accepting who they are. Read More

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Michael “Sean” Greener

LCSW


Are negative thoughts and self-doubt cluttering your mind day in and day out keeping you from living the life you want? Sleepless nights filled with nagging feelings of worry, unbearable sadness, and disappointment as you dread the next day? Read More

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Catherine Gruman

M.A., LMFT


I received a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University, North Carolina. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina and California and a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists). Read More

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Christine E.R. Harvell

LMFT


You make sense. It seems simple enough but, for a long time, the world has been telling us that it’s best for everybody if we just keep all that “inside stuff” on the inside; that the vast majority of what goes on inside our heads is too annoying, irrational, inconvenient, unattractive, inappropriate, and shameful, and that it’s best if you try not to tell too many people about it. Read More

Jenni Hasenstaub

LMFT


My approach is based on a balance between acceptance and change. It is my belief that, at out core, we are all basically fine just as we are, but that we often have thoughts and actions that don’t serve us. Trauma (both large and small), past relationship difficulties, and difficult childhoods can all contribute to the development of thinking and behavioral patterns that make it difficult to thrive, and can lower our resilience to life. Read More

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Martin Hemsley

LMFT


After successfully pursuing a couple of different careers, it became increasingly clear to me that my passion and strongest area of gifting lay in the area of counseling. So back to graduate school I went. My experiences have led me to the conviction that it is never too late to make the changes that can lead to a more fulfilling and enjoyable life.Read More

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Erika Hernandez

LMFT


Deciding to enter into professional counseling can be a scary idea, but I believe an individual’s ability to recognize that there is a problem, coupled with their willingness to work to find a solution, demonstrates courage.Read More

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Lisa Hernandez

LMFT


Are you are going through a tough time right now? Experiencing fear, anxiety anger, sadness, depression? I am here for you. I listen with my heart, standing shoulder to shoulder, supporting you so you can get “unstuck” from your negative self-talk, trauma, or depression. Read More

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Tamara Hyde

LMFT


In today’s world, all of us - no matter what age - face challenges on a daily basis. Children, adolescents, and young adults who are going through difficult times or life transitions may show signs of sadness, anxiety, avoidance, anger, isolation, low self-esteem, or mood swings. Sometimes we all have a hard time identifying and expressing our feelings or asking for help. As a result, we can struggle in our relationships with family, friends, significant others, and in academic/work settings.Read More

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Aaron Krugman

LMFT


My favorite part about being a therapist is helping others gain insight that will lead them to the change they want to see in their lives. In my 6 years of counseling experience, I have learned that the most beneficial and impactful part of therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. Read More

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Rachel Lee

LMFT, Art Therapist


There are times in our lives when the burdens we carry become too much to bear and we need to reach out for support. It takes courage to take the first step in reaching out for professional help. Whether you are seeking therapy for your own self-improvement, for help with a difficult relationship, a recent struggle or an ongoing problem, there is hope in the midst of your circumstance. Read More

Kelly Leon

LMFT


It can get to be a really rough road, sometimes to the point where Yeats’ description becomes a little too apt: things fall apart, the center cannot hold, and mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. When we’re faced with times like these, whether they seem to hit us out of nowhere or move in quietly like a fog, going at it alone can be challenging, to put it mildly. Read More

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Emily Liwanag

LMFT


It can be overwhelming as a parent when your child is experiencing emotional and behavioral concerns. My focus in my practice is working with children, families, and adolescents on a variety of difficult topics. My areas of expertise with children include neglect, divorce, trauma, aggressive outbursts, anxiety, grief and loss, and abuse. Read More

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Jane Lu

LMFT


I am a bilingual (English and Mandarin) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a certified Health Coach. I work with children and adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures in individual, couple, family, and group settings. Read More

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Monica Mayall

LMFT, C.Ht


My clients tell me they prefer my approach and it is different than their previous therapists. They have described that in our work I am "actively engaged, responsive, and solution-focused." Read More

Carolina Miranda

LCSW


The challenges that can come with day-to-day stressors, or feelings of being overwhelmed can be hard to manage on your own. Whether you are coping with a recent loss, past traumas, or depression and anxiety, seeking support and guidance from a licensed psychotherapist can be helpful. I am a firm believer in the Whole Person Wellness. Empowering an individual to find not only self-awareness, but also find a voice to create balance and satisfaction in one’s life. My goal is to collaboratively explore issues surrounding one’s emotional well being and look at supportive measures such as physical and emotional health.Read More

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Megan Murphy

LMFT


As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I offer a personalized and collaborative approach in therapy that focuses on developing strong, trusting relationships with my clients. I utilize a strength-based, non-judgmental style to provide a safe space for my clients and their families to explore, heal and grow. Read More

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Diana Navarro,

M.A., LMFT


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Bachelor in Psychology from California State University in San Bernardino and my Master in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.Read More

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Celia Orozco

LMFT


Each of us has had an experience that leads us to question ourselves: Who we are? What we are doing? What are our life goals? In therapy, we can explore certain challenges of life that may cause anxiety, depression, stress, or any other difficult feeling. I strongly believe that relationships and experiences shape who we are. In therapy, part of the healing process is gaining insight and awareness of how experiences affect us in the here and now. Read More

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Sarah Palacio

LMFT


You do not have to suffer alone. I understand that it takes a great deal of courage to reach out and seek guidance during a very difficult and challenging time in your life. As a therapist, I am guided by the importance of addressing each client as a whole and unique person. Read More

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Cecilia Penailillo

LMFT


Cecilia is passionate about her work and a firm believer that inner strength, determination and hope can lead you to grow. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Cecilia has worked with individuals, teens/young adults and couples hoping to enhance and strengthen their own potential as well as improving relationships in all areas of life. Cecilia received her MA in Counseling Psychology from Ryokan College and worked for almost 8 years at a Mental Health Non-profit organization in the city of Los Angeles. Read More

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Maria Perez-Richter

LMFT


Maria is a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist with over 11 years of experience. Maria uses humor and compassion to provide a client-centered and strength-based treatment to help individuals live the life that they want. Recognizing that respect is critical to every relationship, Maria’s approach to psychotherapy is collaborative, non-judgmental and solution-oriented to help people effectively address challenges. Read More

Pam Pudewa

LMFT


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor. I received my Master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy in 2014 from California State University Dominguez Hills. My therapeutic approach is based in Solution-Focused interventions, and my theoretical orientation is Psychodynamic to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Read More

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Patricia Pereira

LMFT


As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have over 12 years experience helping others understand their actions and feelings and help them change if that is what they hope for. My approach is to join you in your struggles and empower you to reach your full potential. Read More

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Stephanie Prince-Ling

LMFT


I have a very natural approach to providing clinical services and am simply here to help you navigate through whatever challenges may be in your way. I believe in providing a very authentic experience where you can feel safe and open to the idea of self-discovery and awareness. Read More

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Lily Renn

LMFT


I In my work with children, I have found that they have a remarkable propensity to heal if provided a safe place to express thoughts and feelings. Children seem to have a raw sense of spontaneity and creativity and this can lead to finding solutions to struggles and issues that are unique. Read More

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Ada Reveles

LMFT


“Sometimes when things are falling apart they are actually falling into place” -I believe the process of change is inevitable and learning to navigate thru the path of life can be overwhelming and at times confusing. Therapy is one way of lightening that load; it allows individuals to understand how they feel, think and behave. Which then permits them to reach a level of acceptance and thus develop compassion for their own experiences. This process along with the development of coping skills and enhancement of ones support system promotes an ‘open-door’ for change. Read More

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Jennifer Rizk

LMFT


Life can feel overwhelming in the midst of pain and struggle. It can be especially painful when feeling alone, helpless, and without direction. My practice focuses on helping clients find balance, alternative solutions, and a new direction to a more peaceful and fulfilling life. Read More

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Evelyn Rodriguez

LMFT


My guiding principle in therapy is to “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” Our life experiences can range from happiness, and success to struggle, hardship and failure. What many generally see as hardship, I see as an opportunity to learn, and even thrive from a difficult experience. A difficult situation is simply the starting point towards improvement. I work towards providing guidance and tools to help achieve self-determined success. Read More

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Hilda Saliba

LMFT


I am a bilingual (English/Armenian) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked in an array of settings from school principal, community mental health, and volunteering in non-profit organizations. Read More

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Jennifer Sampson

LMFT


Jennifer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in helping people understand themselves better so that they can overcome the obstacles they are encountering in their daily lives and relationships. Through her work, she offers hope and solutions to individuals and couples experiencing stress, sadness, or disconnection. Read More

Elena Sanchez

LCSW


At some point in our lives, we could all use support to deal with feelings, people or issues. I believe therapy is a very helpful tool that can teach skills in a variety of ways such as healing from trauma, rebuilding relationships and changing negative patterns. It is my role as a therapist to provide an environment where you are comfortable setting goals that best suit your needs and work collaboratively to achieve them. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and families... Read More

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Catherine Seckington

LMFT


I am passionate about all the possibilities that psychotherapy provides. I embrace my work with tenacity and a strong desire to develop trust, rapport, and restorative connections with my clients. Read More

Carla H. Sentance

LMFT


I attended UCLA as an undergraduate and obtained a BA in Psychology. After raising a family and working in the financial industry for many years, I made a decision to follow my passion and returned to graduate school to pursue counseling. I received high honors and a MS in Counseling as well as a PPS credential from California State University, Los Angeles. While there, I provided couples counseling and family therapy. Read More

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Irina Strekalova

LMFT


I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #44632) in a private practice in Arcadia, CA. I work with individuals, couples and families. I assist children and adults through life's transitions and challenges that can potentially lead to depression, anxiety, low self-image, decreased self-confidence, or behaviors they would like to change. Read More

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Amalya Tagakchyan

LCSW


Providing therapy for the last six years, it has become my mission to provide a warm, non-judgmental, and direct approach to children, young adults, adults, and families in order to empower them to achieve their goals. . Read More

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Yesenia Talavera

LMFT


Life can be messy. Often there are obstacles and stressors that can stand in the way of us being our true selves. When you add anger, depression, and anxiety to the mix, your journey can begin to feel even more overwhelming. Read More

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Holly Tuyay

LMFT


My philosophy as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist can be summarized in a quote by American novelist, Edith Wharton, who said, “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” It is my belief that each individual possesses inherent strengths and characteristics about them that internal struggles or even those in the environment may have caused to dim over time. Read More

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Sheri Tripp

LMFT


I specialize in working with teens and adults experiencing acute stress/crisis related problems. Whether you’ve experienced a significant event, loss, change, or are feeling simply overwhelmed by life, coping with stress and crisis can have a negative impact on our day-to-day living and overall sense of well-being. Read More

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Tammy Turk

LMFT


Because the trust between a therapist and client is imperative to the healing process, it is important to me that my clients feel safe in a non-judgmental environment. Read More

Cindy Wang

LMFT


In my practice, I utilize a strengths-based, collaborative, and non-judgmental approach. I believe that we all have the ability to use our innate strengths to overcome obstacles and reach our goals. Through the development of a strong therapeutic relationship, I provide a safe space for my clients and their families to explore, heal, and grow.Read More

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Peggy Wang

LMFT


I graduated from California State University of Los Angeles with a Master’s degree in counseling in 1994, with the emphasis on marriage, family and child. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behaviroal Science and an active member of the California Association of Marraige and Family Therapists.Read More

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Atsie Yasutake

LMFT


My work started many years ago with autistic children and their families, conducting behavioral therapy and providing parent training. Following graduate school, I worked in elementary, middle and high schools, providing substance prevention counseling, as well as mental health individual and group therapy.Read More

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Associate Therapists

Alexa Allred

ACSW


"Above all be the hero in your life, not the victim"(Norah Ephron). My hope for all of my clients is that they will allow me into their journey of taking back their power. Whether you feel subject to your anxiety, depression, trauma etc., I hope to help you not let these things define you anymore. Read More

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Adriana Avila

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


I graduated from the University of La Verne in 2013 with an M.S, and I have been doing work in the mental health field since 2010. My experience started at Project Sister where I assisted survivors of sexual abuse. I have also obtained experience through community mental health at Foothill Family where I had the opportunity to help those with substance use, PTSD, depression, anxiety, parenting skills, grandparents, transgender youth, foster youth, probation youth, self-harm behaviors, disruptive behaviors, and children and adolescents in the school and home setting. Read More

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Kimberly Farley

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


Helping others is truly an exceptional gift and is ultimately my passion. We all come from diverse backgrounds and have unique experiences and circumstance which can impact mental and emotional development throughout a lifetime. Asking for help is the first step to healing. I love being a part of the healing process and truly enjoy watching individuals grow, become empowered and develop self-awareness.Read More

Emily Jacobs

ACSW


I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and my practice is deeply informed by Attachment Theory and Psychodynamic approaches. Much of my experience is centered around recovery from past trauma, navigating the challenges of family separations, and helping my clients heal wounds in the context of their relationships. Read More

Therese Lee

AMFT


“There are times where our lives and our experiences make us forget how wonderful we are as human beings.” You might have deep wounds that you carry on your shoulders. You might have certain beliefs about yourself- how you make sense in the world in which we live, and are troubled by them. Read More

Cari Lu

AMFT


Hey you, yes you! You are truly remarkable and the steps you have taken to get this far to seek help and to advocate for yourself deserves an applause. Finding your own personal fit in therapy is important because you need to feel comfortable working closely with someone as you grow to tackle on life and its many obstacles. Read More

Jillian Luz

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Art Therapist


I am passionate about integrating visual art-making with traditional talk psychotherapy to encourage and support self-reflection, healing, and growth. Previous art experience is absolutely unnecessary to benefit from the therapeutic power that producing art inspires and nurtures. The process of making art supports tapping into deeper unconscious parts of the psyche, supporting opportunities for insight and self-awareness. Art therapy is not limited to children and adolescents, adults, and couples benefit greatly from this treatment modality. Read More

Megan McGrath

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


Feeling stuck in a job? In a relationship? In your own life? Are there things bothering you but you have found that it is hard to put your thoughts into words, or find someone to talk to? I help individuals, couples, and families address issues related to relationships, depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, stressful or traumatic events and work toward their goals of becoming healthier, happier, and enjoying a more fulfilling life. Read More

Douglas Tu

ACSW


I have worked with a diverse array of populations such as domestic violence-survivors, undocumented immigrants, individuals struggling with major depression and anxiety, the elderly, teenagers and transitional-age youth. I am experienced in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and grief counseling. Read More

Admin

Virginia Arias

Administrator


Virginia has joined the Soultenders group in 2011. She handles any questions you may have regarding setting up appointments, insurance questions, and most of the administrative duties.Read More