Get To Know Us

Exceeding Expectations One Client at a Time

As board licensed mental health providers, we are committed to the well-being of all our clients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs.

We work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. As a group, we have over 50 years of clinical experience, working with a variety of clients dealing with circumstances that are unique to their lives.

Our Therapists

Experience You Can Count On

Damian Robledo received his master’s degree in advanced clinical social work from Columbia University in New York. Through a combination of interventions and techniques, he assists clients in discovering and overcoming the barriers necessary to bring about positive, permanent changes in the quality of their lives.

Dr. Cynthia Lemus-Alarcon is a bilingual-speaking therapist (Spanish and English), she takes a trauma-informed and cognitive-behavioral approach and believes that all individuals who have experienced trauma may have challenges with how they see themselves, the world, and others. 

Dr. Riedle has extensive clinical training across diverse settings, including court-mandated therapy within the Department of Corrections, hospital-based group therapy, pre-transplant patient assessments, telephone coaching for postpartum depression through the Department of Veterans Affairs, and psychological assessment for learning disorders and ADHD.

Dr. Salome Dubenetzky utilizes a very proactive approach in her practice. She strongly believes that learning techniques you can utilize in real life helps you feel that you are in control of your body and emotions and can dictate the life you want to lead.

Dr. Grace Wakim utilizes a variety of perspectives and interventions to best support individual client’s goals, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness skills. Dr. Wakim has a wide range of specialties, some of which include working with family members who may be struggling with patterns of codependency and managing the effects of living in households where addiction was or is present.

Dr. Ferershte Mirzad is dedicated to helping clients develop effective coping techniques to help them navigate through difficult emotions, thoughts, and life circumstances so that they can lead more peaceful, fulfilled, and productive lives. Dr. Mirzad’s goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where she can partner with clients to alleviate negative thoughts and emotions that make it difficult to achieve peace of mind.

Dr. Leticia Chavez uses a multi-theoretical approach to treatment, integrating various frameworks to conceptualize the client’s presenting problem and clinical needs. Dr. Chavez specializes in individuals coping with various concerns such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She also uses different interventions to best support clients: CBT, DBT and EMDR.

Dr. Vanessa Staples utilizes a mostly cognitive-behavioral approach to psychotherapy, meaning that her treatment approach focuses on identifying and changing the ways that an individual’s thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors influence their mood. She has an open mind and prides herself on seeing the good in the folks she works with.

Edward M. Rivera is committed to providing culturally appropriate mental health services to members of marginalized communities. Edward’s work focuses on helping adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional stages. He is dedicated to helping clients process, build insight and resilience, and find hope for their future.

Norma Villalobos approaches her work through a bicultural, trauma-informed lens, providing clients with tools to understand behaviors for effective treatment in a safe environment. Norma is fluent in English and Spanish. She uses an integrative approach, which combines elements from various therapeutic techniques to create a tailored treatment plan for each client’s unique needs

Katie Ortiz’s approach to therapy draws from a variety of models, tailored to meet your specific needs. Her goal is to provide clients with a sense of comfort and a deeper understanding of themselves as they move forward.

Bethany Kern draws from a variety of modalities, including: CBT, DBT, MI, solution-focused, strength-based, and problem-solving techniques. Her goal is to empower clients to communicate and work on areas of their lives that need tending.

Jessica Goehring has a passion for working with neurodivergent folks, transitional-age youth and young adults, LGBTQIA+ folks, and individuals experiencing anxiety and depression. Jessica’s clinical training has consisted of providing services to clients of various backgrounds, and age ranges, and clinical presentations in both community mental health and university college counseling settings.

Loren Gurrola has worked in school settings, within the public mental health space, and in correctional facilities. Loren’s approach to therapy focuses on using the CBT model to assist individuals in identifying the impact of their thoughts and their influence on behaviors. She also utilizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) which aims to process trauma-related symptoms and behaviors.

Ryan Jordan likes to practice therapy with an open mind, open heart, and kind spirit. He has previous experience in the special education school system and specializes in dual diagnosis treatment for those struggling with addiction and mental health.

Administration Team

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