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Terapeutas asociados

Nuestro personal de consejería está formado por aprendices de terapeutas matrimoniales y familiares o asociados registrados que están trabajando para obtener la licencia y principalmente brindan servicios terapéuticos. Están supervisados por el Dr. Avis Attaway, LMFT (34493) o el Dr. Guy Balice (PSY 22638).

La tarifa por una sesión de 50 minutos con un terapeuta asociado es de $ 80.

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Mandy Barnes, AMFT 121555

Asociado registrado de terapeuta matrimonial y familiar

Teléfono / Texto: (951) 476-2154

Correo electrónico:  mandybarnes@affordablecounselingservices.org

Hola. Mi nombre es Mandy Barnes y soy terapeuta asociada de matrimonio y familia.  

 

Buscar ayuda cuando la necesitamos no siempre es fácil.  ¡Felicitaciones por buscar un terapeuta!  Cuidar nuestra salud mental es una parte importante del cuidado personal.  Al buscar terapia, ha dado el primer paso. La terapia puede ayudarlo a tomar decisiones más saludables, ser más consciente de sí mismo y brindarle las herramientas para enfrentar los altibajos de la vida.  Puede mejorar la comunicación, las habilidades de resolución de problemas y los patrones de relación. Ya sea que esté buscando terapia para la ansiedad, la depresión, las transiciones de la vida, los problemas de relación, las decisiones profesionales, la crianza de los hijos o cualquier otro desafío personal, puedo ayudarlo. En terapia, trabajaremos en equipo para establecer y cumplir los objetivos del tratamiento con un enfoque centrado en la solución. Soy un terapeuta basado en las fortalezas, lo que significa que sacaremos sus fortalezas y las usaremos a su favor. Mi estilo es empático, solidario, colaborativo e interactivo. Mis clientes me describen como con los pies en la tierra, informado, cariñoso, comprometido con un buen sentido del humor que encuentran terapéutico. Le proporcionaré un entorno seguro y predecible para que comparta sus pensamientos y sentimientos y cumpla con sus objetivos de terapia personal.  

 

Tengo experiencia trabajando con personas, parejas, familias y adolescentes de diversos orígenes y con diversos desafíos, afecciones y diagnósticos.  Tengo un conocimiento práctico de diferentes enfoques teóricos y utilizo los que mejor se adaptan a las necesidades individuales de cada cliente. Por favor contácteme para ver si mis servicios serían adecuados para usted. 

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Rey Kepler, AMFT

Asociado registrado de terapeuta matrimonial y familiar

El mundo puede ser un lugar difícil de manejar cuando se siente solo, ansioso,
deprimido, enojado, avergonzado, celoso o desesperanzado. Estoy aqui para ayudarlo a obtener el
herramientas necesarias para romper algunos de esos ciclos generacionales o disfuncionales
que te hacen sentir estancado.


Mis sesiones adoptan un enfoque psicodinámico y pueden guiarlo hacia atrás a través de su pasado para ayudarlo a comprender y crecer en su futuro, al mismo tiempo que brindan una sensación de seguridad, sin juicios, empatía y positividad. Estoy muy agradecido de poder guiarte en colaboración a través de tu viaje de descubrimiento si así lo deseas. Trabajo con personas, familias, niños y adolescentes.
 

Además de mi trabajo terapéutico aquí en Life Source Affordable Counseling, también soy maestra de educación especial en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Val Verde, donde enseño a estudiantes con discapacidades leves a moderadas como TDAH, autismo, trastorno de oposición desafiante, trastornos emocionales y Discapacidad de aprendizaje en los grados de jardín de infantes a quinto.

La participación y la inclusión no implican cambiar a las personas para que encajen, sino cambiar el mundo.

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Brian Hamilton, AMFT

Asociado registrado de terapeuta matrimonial y familiar

Creo que vivimos nuestras vidas mitológicamente y que las narrativas que construimos tienen un impacto medible en nuestras vidas. Si nos decimos a nosotros mismos que la vida es una batalla, tiene un efecto diferente que si nos decimos a nosotros mismos que la vida es un viaje, una etapa o un juego.

 

Hay momentos en que nuestras narrativas nos impiden avanzar. Como dice el viejo adagio, "si su única herramienta es un martillo, cada problema comienza a parecerse a un clavo". Creo que el papel del terapeuta es ayudar a los clientes a descubrir nuevas narrativas y herramientas, ya sea encontrando nuevos enfoques para viejos problemas o entendiendo las historias de otras personas.

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Allison S. Davis, MS, AMFT 125802

Asociado registrado de terapeuta matrimonial y familiar

¿Estás cansado de despertarte todos los días con ansiedad, depresión y dolor interno? ¿Le sorprendería saber que hay una manera de deshacerse de todo lo que lo agobia y lo mantiene estancado? Me alegra decirte que ya no estás solo, hay esperanza. Como su guía, descubriremos qué hay detrás de ese dolor que está cargando y lo ayudaremos a procesar su camino hacia una mejor forma de vida.


Como terapeuta colaborativo, podemos trabajar juntos para descubrir qué hay detrás de su dolor. Utilizo un estilo centrado en el apego, en el que te guiaré para que sanes tanto de viejas como de nuevas heridas. Para ayudarlo a procesar sentimientos inconclusos y necesidades no satisfechas.


Pedir ayuda requiere coraje, este es el primer paso para llegar a donde quieres estar. Doy la bienvenida a su llamado para comenzar este viaje con ustedes.

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Jenny Nascimento, AMFT

Asociado registrado de terapeuta matrimonial y familiar

Quiero ayudar a otros a experimentar la libertad en su viaje terapéutico de una manera compasiva. Mi objetivo es brindarle un entorno que se sienta seguro, cálido y de confianza. Caminaré contigo y te ayudaré a explorar tu yo interior para encontrar tus fortalezas, habilidades y significado, creando autonomía en tu vida.

El cambio significativo ocurre al observar sus emociones y traumas no resueltos. Quiero escuchar la historia de su vida, ayudarlo a reconocer sus pensamientos y sentimientos, y ayudar a mejorar sus relaciones de una manera positiva y solidaria. Es útil hablar con alguien fuera de su círculo, que escucha y acepta. Trabajaré con usted a su ritmo y le brindaré una perspectiva y una perspectiva empáticas hacia la curación y el crecimiento.

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Carey McIntosh, APCC

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Finding our way through life can sometimes be a tough business. You feel stressed, overwhelmed, sad, angry, or anxious. You don’t like yourself. You feel stuck in your life. You see recurring problems in your relationships but you can’t figure out how to break the pattern. You’ve had experiences in the past that interfere with your ability to cope today. You’re using coping strategies that you know aren’t good for you, but you don’t know how to stop.

With me, you will explore these issues in a safe and compassionate environment. I can help bring clarity and insight, identify new ways of thinking about and dealing with challenges, and help you feel more centered, grounded, serene, and content. You’ll learn how to better manage and experience your emotions. You’re in charge of the process—I am your guide and support. I work with adolescents and adults, and welcome clients of any gender, ethnic, religious, spiritual, and economic background. I endeavor a safe space for LGBTQIA+ folks and have a particular interest in trauma and disability, including Deaf clients. My approach is tailored to the individual, and I am trained in EMDR and the Comprehensive Resource Model for trauma.

Counseling is a second career for me. I’ve greatly benefited from therapy myself, so I know how
profoundly healing the process can be. If counseling seems daunting, that’s totally OK—we’ll walk through it together.

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Himaya Rajapakse

Psychological Assistant (PSB 94026972), Doctoral Candidate

Himaya is a Psychological Assistant (PSB 94026972) under the licensed supervision of Dr. Guy Balice, Ph.D. licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 22638).

 

Himaya is currently a doctoral candidate and obtained her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. During her undergraduate training, she assisted in research on moral injury and its effects on the veteran population. In addition, she worked in a community mental health setting in Brooklyn, New York. She worked at Gray Matters Neuropsychological Health Care Services and Kaiser Permanente in her graduate training. Himaya is passionate about social justice and is a fellow of the Social Justice Leadership Academy at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Himaya’s clinical interests include psychotherapy and assessments for adolescents and adults experiencing PTSD, ADHD, relational difficulties, and mood disorders. In addition, she advocates for foster youth and LGBTQ+ individuals.

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Damian Margason, AMFT 

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

Are you feeling overwhelmed in life? Are there concerns you’re facing in your relationship? Do you experience significant anxiety or depression? Would you like to build appropriate boundaries? If so, I can help! I offer a comfortable accepting space for you to confront your past experiences or to find a solution to a current situation. Your future aims are also an important therapeutic goal. My aim is to help you experience being your true self. I am open to clients of all ethnic backgrounds and of any religious or spiritual tradition. LGBTQ+ clients are welcome.

 

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my treatment focus is on relationships, attachment, and trauma, as relationships are an important area to build social, emotional, and psychological health. My methods include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the Comprehensive Resource Model. I also offer coping skills, including CBT, EFT tapping, and problem solving.

 

My aim in therapy is to meet you and to consider your concerns from your perspective. Whether you prefer a slower or a faster approach, we can go at your pace. If you are less concerned with emotion and want to consider a solution instead, that’s our aim. Your strengths and abilities are a consistent priority. Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.

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Dennis Gock, AMFT 

Psychological Associate (PSB 94027501)

Dennis Gock received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from California State University, Los Angeles. He most recently received his Master's degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is also currently a 3rd year doctoral candidate (Psy.D) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dennis is currently conducting psychological research on adverse childhood experiences and anxiety with the role of living arrangements. In his training, he has worked at Lifesource Affordable Counseling and Aurora Charter Oak Hospital.

 

Dennis acknowledges the challenges that every individual faces in finding mental help. He applauds you for taking that first step toward psychological wellness.

 

Dennis utilizes a collaborative approach in psychotherapy, in which treatment is tailored toward the individual's needs. His clinical interests are working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use, cultural issues, addiction, trauma, psychosis, and relationship issues.

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Rosalina Hernandez, AMFT 

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

I am happy you are here, welcome. Feelings of despair such as misery, desolation, hopelessness, anguish, gloom, etc., can feel overwhelming and hard to understand. You’re not alone. Sometimes our being can keep us from living the best life we imagine in our minds. Life can be challenging at times and more so with not so healthy coping skills to manage them. The good news is that you’re here looking for solutions. It takes courage and vulnerability to seek therapy.

 

I am here for you. My therapy work includes different individuals, couples, and families with diverse backgrounds from children, young adults to mature adults. I am trauma focused and trained in Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) & Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CRM). As a therapist, I work with you through a holistic approach to find the balance you seek in your unique life. Together we intentionally build a strong foundation by combining your strengths and therapy goals. With me, I meet you where you are as you take the lead because only you truly know your vision. In my therapy room, I provide a warm and compassionate space for you to be and feel seen, heard, and supported while processing your circumstances and challenging life experiences. During our sessions, I also help you show yourself the grace that is needed for lasting healing. Therapy has been an immense part of my own trauma healing and I know firsthand how liberating it is to process life’s challenges and have names to my unique experiences with developed healthy coping skills.

 

I look forward to connecting with you for a free 10-15 minute consultation to see if I am the right fit for you and your journey to healing.

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Allyson Greenwood, AMFT & APCC

Associate Marriage Family Therapist & Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Are you experiencing an unescapable pain from trauma you’ve experienced? Does it feel as if your life is no longer your own because your anxiousness has taken over? Have you felt lonely because you don’t want others to see you’re struggling or feeling empty inside? Maybe other people just don’t understand your pain or frustration? If you feel like you can relate to any of these feelings, you should give me a call! You deserve more than band-aid solutions for your life. Let's start the process of deep healing together!

 

I have training in Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) trauma therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I take an empathetic approach to help clients find internal and external tools available to them to utilize their strengths and capabilities to heal and redefine their lives to align with their ideal selves.

 

Processing trauma and anxiety can seem overwhelming, but in therapy we will create a safe space tailored just for you. Together, we can uncover your strength and resilience as a resource in your journey towards healing and liberation from your hopelessness.

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Christy M Cuara

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

“Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a strong point to begin changing your life” -Deborah Day

 

I am so glad you are here.

 

It is difficult to understand why we may feel lost, tired, and hopeless during our most vulnerable moments.

 

My approach to therapy is to create and deliver a safe and supportive environment that allows individuals to connect, discover, and address challenges.

 

I am passionate on helping individuals uncover childhood trauma, build positive coping mechanisms and self-esteem, personal development, impact of loss, trauma and improving interventions to support emotional, physical, and relationship recovery.

 

I strongly believe rapport, validation, and empathy are key factors in a therapeutic alliance.

 

*Bilingual Spanish Speaking, LGBTQ+,

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Paloma Margaret Mckenna

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

Welcome! I’m glad you are here.

 

Seeking help for better relationships and improved mental health is an important step to feeling well and connected. Compassionate listening and empathizing are essential tools to both learn and receive. I have found that many people are missing experiences of being received and loved exactly from where they are and many people have to deny certain parts of themselves out of a lack of safety or responsiveness to what is often underneath the problems they face. As a trainee, my emphasis is to work with couples, young to old adults, teens and adolescents who are struggling to face the challenges that they are met with. Whether the issue that brings you to therapy is relational, or whether it is related to past traumatic experiences that leave you feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, stuck, and/or on edge, I believe in the power and essential need to reach out, share your story, learn new skills, and receive guidance and support from a trained professional who is knowledgeable and who cares.

 

I am most drawn to mind-body approaches, rooted in the science of attachment theory, family systems and neurobiology. In my free time, you will find me geeking out on the mind-body-spirit connection, embracing new experiences, spending time in nature, practicing yoga, integrating ayurvedic hacks, playing pickleball, and sharing quality time with my loved ones, including my lover/partner of 9 years, son and dog.

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