Epiphany Counseling, Consulting & Treatment Services, PC
Therapist who offer in-office sessions
I have over 10 years’ experience in the social services and mental health field. Counseling is not only what I do, but what I love. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and my Master of Social Work with a concentration in Community Mental Health from California State University Dominguez Hills. I have worked in a variety of settings including but not limited to: a psychiatric facility for children and adolescents, private psychotherapy practices, an emergency shelter, after-school programs, a maternity home, dialysis clinics, a hospital, and community based therapy programs. I have trained employees and organizations on various mental health topics and helped develop programs that promote emotional/behavioral health.
I work with individuals from all walks of life, from children to seniors. I love what I do and enjoy helping others learn skills that improve their quality of life. I am here to work with you on the obstacles life can sometimes throw your way, in a healthy safe environment.
My specialties include:
– Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
– Phase of Life changes
– Grief and Loss
– Mood Disorders
– Life Stressors
– Family conflict (Family therapy)
I received my Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University and Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College. I have served as a therapist in a variety of settings, including inpatient mental health hospitals, a university counseling center, a residential facility for clients experiencing severe mental health disorders, and an outpatient chemical dependency program. I have helped clients address and overcome a variety of issues, such as depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, alcohol and drug use, adjustment to college, academic stress, relationship difficulties, and the development of sexual identity.
Every person deserves a safe space to share their thoughts, emotions, and concerns without the fear of judgement. Every person deserves the opportunity to receive support and advocacy to address the hurdles of daily life. No matter what it is that you are going through, you do not have to go through it alone.
In this space you will experience a judgement free zone, where you can be your true and authentic self.
The goal is to create self awareness that will allow you to become the best version of you. As self- awareness is developed, you will be able to become empowered and learn new skills and behaviors that will be beneficial to you and overall better living and your well- being.
I work with children, teenagers, adolescence, adults, individuals and groups. I utilize a strength- based approach in essence to focus on health and well- being and to aid recovery and empowerment. I also use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic approach to help focus on challenging and changing unhelpful behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies to help in solving current problems.
Psychotherapy allows for one to gain empowerment and control over the body, mind and soul and begin the journey of finding hope and healing.
Supervised by: Dr. Bettye Ford, Licensed Psychologist
I received my BA in Psychology from Chapman University and a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Southern California. I have multiple years of experience working with diverse populations of individuals and couples facing a wide variety of experiences. I have primarily worked with individuals with anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, mood disorders and personality disorders as well as trauma, abuse, and intimate partner violence. I work from a holistic orientation utilizing a variety of methodologies including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and systemic orientations. I hope to provide a space in which clients can feel comfortable and safe to voice these battles and feel heard in the ways they impact their lives. This space can serve to remind you of your value and that you deserve to be heard but most importantly, that you do not have to go through things on your own.
Supervised By: Carole Garcia, LMFT79285
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. I received my B.A. in Psychology from California State University of Long Beach and continued with my schooling at Pepperdine University to obtain a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I utilize various evidence-based treatment modalities including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Positive Parenting training, and Managing and Adapting Practices. My area of focus includes children, teens and their families struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/ loss and behavioral issues. I aim to provide a judgment free zone and open environment for my clients by providing unconditional positive regard and empathy. I work collaboratively with client's to empower and improve overall mental health.
I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker that has been serving members of the community in the Greater Los Angeles Area. I received my B.A. in Psychology from Sacramento State University and went on to earn my Masters degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Adult Mental Health and Wellness. I am passionate about supporting people through life stressors and believe it is important to provide a safe space for clients to process their thoughts and feelings. My therapeutic approach is collaborative; I utilize various evidence-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Problem Solving Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
If you are reading this, you have already taken one of the first steps towards healing and I would love to walk beside you through that journey.
Supervised by: Crystal Olivo, LCSW (LCSW66044)
I am a Licensed AMFT Through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I received my bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at Cal State University Northridge
and my Master Degree in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. I have worked with Adolescents, Familys, Couples, and Individuals. I have experience in community mental health My areas of Expertise are in Transgenerational/Intergenerational trauma, Sex and Relationships,Personality Disorders, Depression and Family Therapy. Lets start this journey of healing together.I desire to create a safe place for healing with a therapist that you can relate to.
I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Azusa Pacific University. I also received by Bachelors in Science in Social Work from Kansas State University. I began my journey in the helping profession with at-risk youth in residential settings. From there, I continued my career in working with various populations in a variety of settings such as homeless drop-in centers for youth, residential substance abuse programs for adolescents, needle exchange programs, forensic setting, outpatient community mental health services, and inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. Over the past 10 years my concentration has been primarily focused on working with adults and older adults with severe mental health disorders.
Supervised by Crystal Olivo, LCSW66044
LMFT 107307 *Yo hablo español
I’ve always had a passion for helping people get through the emotional challenges that come with being human. My mission is to create a safe, warm, nonjudgmental environment in which you can address these emotional challenges. I strive to instill hope no matter what problems are being faced. Whether you need coping skills to improve daily functioning or want to gain insight into deeper issues, my focus is on you and your goals. The therapeutic space is for you to explore and process whatever life has thrown your way. Therapy is not an easy road, but I intend to travel with you on the journey, no matter how difficult.
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and have been trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapy, and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. I’ve worked with adolescents and adults in individual, couple, family, and group therapy contexts within nonprofit agencies, schools, and community mental health clinics. I’m committed to providing a safe space in which you can freely share your unique life experiences. I endeavor to empathically understand these experiences and how they’ve shaped your existence to best assist in reaching your goals. Please reach out if you are ready to embark on a voyage of healing and improvement, as an individual, couple, or family.
My specialties include:
• Relationship Issues
• Sexual Identity
• Gender Identity
• Family Conflict
• Life Transitions
Welcome! My name is Marissa Dominguez, I am a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern. I am passionate about helping people grow, change, and ultimately feel their best. I use an empathic and compassionate approach in helping guide clients throughout their therapeutic process. I have 6+ years working with different types of individuals with different needs. I specialize in providing Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification for children, teens & families, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
By using evidenced-based models in a non-judgmental environment, I help clients identify their strengths through behavioral and emotional changes and work on increasing their self-confidence, we also work to build a stronger relationship between the child/teen and parent(s). Together, we build a foundation through communication and realistic goals & expectations.
I attend Missouri Valley for my Bachelors degree in Science. I received my double masters at Grand Canyon University in Master of Science Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology and my masters in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Health Psychology. I am currently finishing my Doctorate at the Calfornia Southern University in Clinical Psychology specializing in Sports Psychology and Psychological Testing.
Marissa Dominguez, APCC
Supervised by Crystal Olivo, LCSW - LCSW 66044
I have a passion for helping others. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field in different settings. I love working in all settings ranging from the mental health hospitals, emergency group home shelters for adolescents, schools, and even the clients’ home. The age range of clients I have worked with extends from ages 2 years old to 65 years of age. I have worked with youth, adults, parents, school personnel and have facilitated various therapy groups.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University of Long Beach. After graduating, I pursued my master’s degree in psychology from University of Phoenix. I am a student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where I am pursuing another master’s degree in forensic psychology while simultaneously working on my doctoral degree in the same field. I am also a registered Psychological Assistant with the California Board of Psychology.
My therapeutic approach is customized to meet the needs of my clients. I am skilled in Client-Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Behavior Modification techniques.
My specialties include:
• Substance Abuse
• Behavior and Environmental Modification
• Serious Emotionally Disturbed
• Family Conflict
• Eating Disorders
• Domestic Violence
• Social and Life Skills
• Anger Management
• Oppositional and Defiant Behaviors
Currently supervised by Dr. Teri Davis, PhD. (PSY 29799)
LCSW 108286 Bilingual English & Portuguese
I’m here to create a safe non-judgemental space where we can collaborate and work towards healing and growth. I specialize in working with folks who seek to address experiences of trauma, depression, anxiety, racial trauma, spiritual/religious trauma, immigrant-based stress and fatherhood. My approach is relational and client-centered while using clinical training in EMDR, Attachment, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic and CBT.
I received my master degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and Bachelors from Grand Canyon University in Behavioral Health with an emphasis on Chemical Dependency Counseling. I have worked in mental health and non-profit settings for over 8 years which include community mental health, psychiatric facilities, schools and family reunification work. These experiences have led me to a deep understanding and reverence for the complexity of issues that bring folks to therapy.
You deserve a space where you can fully commit to identifying, processing and releasing whatever challenge you may be facing. An environment and therapist that offer support, ways to cope and a deeper awareness of what you are experiencing.
Sostenas Lima, ACSW
Supervised by Carol Garcia, LMFT
ACSW 90506 Bilingual English & French
My name is Tanya Zodulua and I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas. I received my Bachelor of Social Work from Western Carolina University, North Carolina, my home state. I have lived in Los Angeles for 6 years with over 7 years of professional experience in the mental health field. Therapists need therapy too! I have seen how healing therapy can be in my own life, so I am passionate about wellness and personal growth for all people, and I’m honored to walk alongside you on your journey. My Client-Centered approach to therapy is rooted in helping you process and become more organized in your thoughts and emotions to improve your self-worth. Additionally, I have provided therapeutic services to veterans and civilians at local community agencies, such as People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) and A Community of Friends (ACOF). Currently, I provide individual and family therapy in a psychiatric hospital setting for the mentally ill and aging.
My specialties include:
- Substance Abuse
- Suicidal/Homicidal Ideations
- Family Conflict
- Group Therapy
- Anger Management
- Life Stressors
Supervised by Carol Garcia, LMFT
I have received my Masters in Clinical Social Work from Arizona State University, and my Bachelor’s in Social Work from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have worked in various settings such as community mental health organizations, residential treatment centers, and nonprofit organizations. I specialize in working with people experiencing depression, OCD, anxiety, perinatal & postpartum mood disorders, childhood neglect/trauma, religious trauma, women’s issues, disordered eating & body dysmorphia. I use a body-centered (somatic) approach which prevents re-traumatization and offers a grounding connection to yourself.
Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Nelson earned his B.A. in Psychology from Chapman University in Orange, California.
Before enrolling in his doctoral program, Dr. Nelson worked in the non-profit mental health sector in Orange County, CA as a Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist (TBS). In this capacity, he acquired crucial skills in working with children and adolescents whose severe behaviors put them at risk of being placed in group homes or other more restrictive levels of care. During graduate study, he identified psychological testing and assessment as his primary area of professional interest, and actively pursued training opportunities that emphasized development of those skills.
Since that time, Dr. Nelson has performed outpatient psychological assessments, as well as individual and family therapy, for South Coast Children’s Society, Providence Community Services, and the Neurobehavioral Testing Unit at the Orange County Health Care Agency. Dr. Nelson completed his post-doctoral training by conducting psychological assessment and psychotherapy in private practice settings, with locations in Newport Beach and at Peninsula Family Wellness Center in San Pedro. While testing and assessment remains his primary area of activity, Dr. Nelson also sees adults, children, and adolescents for individual and family therapy.
Dr. Nelson also has expertise in the subject of cults, and the unethical processes of psychological coercion and undue influence used by cultic groups and other manipulators. He offers private consultations and conducts professional training workshops on this topic.
Professional affiliations include service on the Executive Committee for the Orange County Psychological Association (OCPA) as 2015-16 Secretary and 2016 Graduate Student/Early Career committee chair; Dr. Nelson served previously as 2013-14 OCPA Treasurer. He is also a member of the California Psychological Association (CPA).
I have spent over 20 years working with individuals, couples, small groups, and large groups on concepts that build intimacy, communication skills, conflict resolution, forgiveness, and reconciliation. My greatest quality is that I am a great listener. My compassionate approach allows my clients to trust me and provides me opportunities to assist them in finding solutions to some of life’s most challenging issues.
I am ideally suited to give Relational Counseling. I offer insight, options, and tools for couples to apply immediately, and hopefully change their lives. For those not married, I go through a series of classes that help them determine their suitability for marriage and the discovery of self.
The factors that make my practice unique, is that I use metaphors, illustrations, and handouts to fortify the concepts that I am trying to build within my clients. I am able to establish a genuine rapport and trust with my clients, and therefore can move a lot sooner towards solutions.
My specialties include:
– Relationship Issues
– Family Conflicts
– Anger Management
– Sexual Addiction
– Impulse Control
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Art’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. I’m deeply passionate about both empowering and helping others to heal and grow.
I like to work from a trauma focused lens of care as I am trained in EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT, but also utilize various holistic approaches to include Mindfulness Meditation, Breathwork, and Somatic Body Movement.
I have extensive experience working with at-risk children and transitional aged youth in the home, school and community settings, however I also enjoy working with adults of all ages. I’m all about honoring my client’s healing process and meeting them where they are.
I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for all of my clients and work collaboratively to assist them with processing some of life’s most stressful and traumatic issues/events. I want my clients to have the important human experience of being heard, understood and validated, while ultimately encouraging each individual to be their best, most authentic, higher-self. I truly look forward to hopefully having the privilege of working closely with you and being a part of your life’s journey.