Hello, my name is Brittany Lee I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Cal State University Long Beach and there after went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loma Linda University. I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and have had the pleasure of working in this field for 7-years. I have had the opportunities to work with the adolescent population, adult population, and older adult population. I have assisted clients in working through depression, anxiety, trauma, dual-diagnoses, and psychosis. The therapeutic approaches that I incorporate through assisting clients in living a more fulfilling life are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Serving my community and assisting community members/clients to reaching their goals and living a more fulfilling life is my passion.
Hi, I'm April Gonzales, M.S, LMFT. I would like to share some things with you about my professional self. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have found great joy working with individuals, children, and families. I completed my bachelor's degree at San Francisco State University and my master's degree at California State University, Fullerton. So far, my professional focuses have included working with foster youth, active-duty military, retired military, and military families; however, I enjoy working with all people. I have helped adults and children with stress, depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, and struggles with aggression, communication, parenting, or personal self-care. I identify mostly as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, but I pull from other different therapeutic techniques and strategies such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and strength-based techniques. Now let me tell you a little about my personal self. I'm a San Diego native and 4th generation Japanese American (Yonsei). Born and raised in San Diego, my husband being a Navy Veteran and my father an Army Veteran, I have an affinity for the military. I'm especially close with my family and because of our cultural values, our gatherings are always food centric. I enjoy hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. I try to live a healthy and holistic lifestyle and believe that physical and mental health are connected and affect one another, which is part of my therapeutic approach. I'm an animal lover and dream to have my own animal sanctuary.
Hello! My name is Ernesto Guerrero II. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and went on to receive my Masters of Social Work degree from California State University San Marcos. I have over 7 years of clinical experience working across a variety of settings including residential, education, and detention. I also have a broad range of clinical experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to individuals from childhood to older adults in the following areas: Depression and other Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Anger Management, Psychosis, Substance Use, Interpersonal Skill Building, Social Skill Building, and Crisis Intervention. I have training and utilize a variety of techniques and skills from therapeutic modalities that include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy, Client Centered, and Strength Based Approach.
Hello there! My name is Vanessa Dehesa-Woodson. I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy in 2016 from Azusa Pacific University. As a therapist, I value building meaningful relationships and connecting with others who come from various cultural backgrounds and getting to know who they are. I have also appreciated the opportunity of individuals allowing me to enter into their lives through their stories and experiences. I strive to assist my clients in navigating to achieve their goals through encouragement, trust, humor, and motivation. I have provided mental health services to children, teens, families, and adults who experience depression, anxiety, relationship/social concerns, anger/stress, substance use and psychosis. I utilize various approaches throughout treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy.
Hello Hello! My name is Melody Gorczyca. I received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from University of the West. As a clinician I view the client as the expert on their experiences and aim to provide support on their journey to whole-person healing. I take an eclectic approach to treatment, using tools from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Strengths Based, and Person-Centered modalities. This outlook on therapy helps me gain a better understanding of my clients and tailor treatment toward their strengths. I have experience working with children, teens, adults, and families from all backgrounds. Together we adventure through a variety of experiences such as: anxiety, depression, grief, mood disorders, suicidal ideation, self-harm, stress, and life changes. I believe we all need someone to share our hardships with- someone that will walk beside us and help us hurdle life’s obstacles. My philosophy is that change is facilitated as we develop a stronger understanding of ourselves; personal transformation occurs when we foster awareness of our thoughts, feelings, behaviors and triggers while implementing new skills learned in therapy.
Hello, My name is Jaylee Wachholder. I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2016 from American Military University and my Masters in Clinical Social Work from California Baptist University in 2019. I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in February 2023 and have worked as a Clinical Therapist since 2019 . I am a military spouse to an active duty United States Marine, and have a passion for supporting military families. I have experience working with adult individuals in numerous capacities including: supporting justice-involved clients managing dual diagnoses, to working with individuals in private practice overcoming family conflict, depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders along with adjustment and transition difficulties, and overcoming grief and loss, to a majority of my time being spent supporting individuals struggling with addiction in a treatment setting. I have a passion for healing from trauma and overcoming addictive behaviors including substance abuse, codependency, and other addictive compulsive and maladaptive coping skills. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, and take a trauma informed approach.
Supervised by Sweta Babaria, LMFT
Hi, my name is Noemi Garcia. I am an Associate Marriage and Family therapist. I graduated from California Baptist University with a Masters in Counseling Psychology.
I am a bilingual therapist and feel comfortable using Spanish in sessions with clients who would feel more comfortable speaking it. I believe that the journey to healing and growth begins with a deeper knowledge of who you are as a person. My therapeutic approach is to pull from various modalities and tailor a treatment to each individual. I have worked with a diverse population of varying ages, cultures, physical abilities, genders and sexualities. I have experience helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and neglect, interpersonal issues, sexuality, stress, and self-care. I would be happy to walk with you on your journey to healing and help you get closer to living the life you want to live.
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