Melody Bevens, MFT, LMFT
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1987. I have worked with all ages, 5-65. I specialize in Play Therapy. I am a Christian and provide Christian Therapy to those who request it. I have also provided therapy to all other clients with alternate faith beliefs. Experience with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, Pyschotic Disorders, parenting issues.
Julio Merlan, MSW, CCDVC, LCSW
Provides cognitive-behavioral therapeutic services to adults as well as forensic services including domestic violence offenders and victims, anger management, and child abuse offenders and victims.
Alison S. Adler, LMFT, LPCC
Daniel O’Connell, MSW, LCSW
Britney Vachon-LaGuardia, LCSW
Mark Charles, Licensed Psychologist
Sharon M. Swigart, LMFT
Julie-Ann Tamminga, LMFT
Change occurs when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change. Taking a risk may be necessary for progress. Revealing ourselves to a stranger can evoke feelings of vulnerability. A good connection between the therapist and the client often produces results that enhance one’s quality of life. Let’s see if we’re a match! This clinician is direct, warm, and caring.
I prefer an eclectic approach incorporating various theoretical styles with a focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have experienced treating numerous conditions including Anxiety, Depression, Co-Dependence, Addiction, Relationship issues, LGBQ spectrum, Asperger’s, Grief, and Loss as well as more than a decade of experience serving Military Families.
This clinician holds Licenses as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the States of California and Virginia is Licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor and is Certified as a Grief and Loss Specialist.
U.K. and U.S. trained, Daniel, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field since 2003, assisting adults, children, and families experiencing complex themes that impact their lives. Daniel has worked as a community-based social worker and a therapist – providing a broad insight into the human condition that moves beyond traditional psychotherapy.
Adopting a humanist and existential perspective, Daniel believes that each person’s unique psychology is characterized by an attempt to create a life of meaning and to make sense of our shared experiences. Daniel is passionate about co-exploring how the search for purpose, self-acceptance, and empowerment is intertwined with themes of authenticity and spirituality within our lives.
I have been practicing social work since 2012. She obtained a Bachelors’s Degree in Social Work from Cal State LA and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Britney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certificated Animal-Assisted Social Worker. She has experience working with people in the LGBTQ community, those suffering from chronic illnesses (diabetes, kidney disease, HIV), individuals dealing with different levels of trauma, and children and families involved in the child welfare system.
Britney operates from a solution-focused point of view and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; focusing on strengths and learning positive coping skills. She looks forward to partnering with you to help you reach your goals!
I believe that everyone has within themselves the strength and skills necessary to be happy and mentally well; sometimes, however, life can put us through the wringer to lose track of our own unique abilities. My goal is to help you rediscover what makes you great and together find a way to get past the roadblocks and challenges.
Working with clients ages 7 to 70 in managing or overcoming their fears, anxieties, anger, sadness, depression, grief, and trauma, the overriding factor leading to a successful outcome tends to be the development of a strong working connection that is based on trust, honesty, and the hope that things can get better.
Therapy is not meant to go on forever. And it’s important to realize that you won’t always feel good at the end of a session, as finding that rainbow involves weathering at least one storm.
Sharon has many years of experience providing therapy to individuals, families, couples, and teens/children. In recent years, recognizing that trauma is often one of the major roadblocks in relationships, Sharon has focused on gaining skills in the effective treatment of trauma. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (level 2), and recently completed level 1 of Internal Family Systems. All treatments are evidence-based and are provided with compassion and connection.
Julie Tamminga, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been in private practice for 35 years. She has also worked in the county faster system as a child therapist. In both settings, she has provided treatment to individuals, couples, and families, as well as to the children. Julie also has experience working with victims of trauma, using horses as therapists, in Equine Therapy.
At a young age, Julie developed an interest in religion, and began learning about meditation practices from various religious traditions. She began a formal meditation practice in 1980 after being introduced to Vipassana, a Buddhist practice, which means Insight, or, becoming Mindful, and is called, Mindfulness. Julie incorporates the tools and wisdom acquired from her Mindfulness practice into her therapy to help clients learn to acquire wisdom and insight relative to their issues in the moment, and long term.
Mindfulness is also an essential tool for resolving affect (the bodily sensations produced by conscious or unconscious recall of trauma experienced by those who suffer from PTSD.)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with a Masters level degree in Social Work. I work with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families to treat a variety of mental health conditions.
I have extensive experience working in various settings including community mental health, crisis centers, domestic abuse, transitional youth centers and schools. As a seasoned therapist, my toolbox consists of varied behavioral techniques always accompanied by a humanistic and empathetic understanding that each individual is doing the best they can in any given situation.
I work from a strengths-based perspective to assist you in maximizing what works for you and overcome your life’s challenges. My therapeutic approach is to evaluate each person within their environment, provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive and compassionate, with an ability to add humor when appropriate. I’m here to help you and offer you a safe space to be open and honest.
I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. I am fiercely committed to my clients and will not rest until we find your correct path.
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