Meet Our Team

Our team of clinicians are highly trained, professional, friendly, and compassionate. Our personalized and integrated approach inspires people to commit to overcoming obstacles that are interfering with the quality of their lives, changing destructive behaviors, and gaining insight and coping skills for underlying emotional psychological issues.

“When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love.” -Jiddu Krishnamurti


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Lorraine Iocolano LMFT

My name is Lorraine, and I earned my M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. My professional experience consists of helping individuals struggling with a variety of mental health issues such as: depression, bipolar, trauma, anxiety, emotional disturbances, unresolved/complicated grief, anger management issues, substance...

My name is Lorraine, and I earned my M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. My professional experience consists of helping individuals struggling with a variety of mental health issues such as: depression, bipolar, trauma, anxiety, emotional disturbances, unresolved/complicated grief, anger management issues, substance...

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Debbie Murad, LCSW

Debbie Murad LCSW

Are you struggling with issues around anxiety, deep emotional pain, or trauma? Are you coping with relationship issues? Are you questioning what is the purpose of your life, your mission, and how to make choices in alignment with that daily? These areas and more can be explored in psychotherapy. I practice from a place of...

Are you struggling with issues around anxiety, deep emotional pain, or trauma? Are you coping with relationship issues? Are you questioning what is the purpose of your life, your mission, and how to make choices in alignment with that daily? These areas and more can be explored in psychotherapy. I practice from a place of...

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Katherine Fricke, LCSW

Throughout life, you will face many different challenges that can leave you with uncomfortable emotions or guide you off track. My goal as a therapist is to provide evidence-based interventions, self-awareness, and skills specific to your situation to help guide you to a new place in life filled with love and light. I believe in the importance of utilizing an individualized and integrated approach to help you reach your full potential.      I received my Bachelor...

Throughout life, you will face many different challenges that can leave you with uncomfortable emotions or guide you off track. My goal as a therapist is to provide evidence-based interventions, self-awareness, and skills specific to your situation to help guide you to a new place in life filled with love and light. I believe in the importance of utilizing an individualized and integrated approach to help you reach your full potential.      I received my Bachelor...

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Jessica Ciaramitaro, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou. My focus as your therapist is to uncover those lost feelings of mistrust, fear, abandonment, or whatever else that might be that leading us towards a negative path. Together...

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou. My focus as your therapist is to uncover those lost feelings of mistrust, fear, abandonment, or whatever else that might be that leading us towards a negative path. Together...

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Children (6-10)

Robin Schwarm, LMFT

I have a passion for healing work with children and families. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of children and parents, I find deep satisfaction in building a relationship with you and your child(ren), understanding your family strengths, and working collaboratively to develop skills that best meet your family needs....

I have a passion for healing work with children and families. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of children and parents, I find deep satisfaction in building a relationship with you and your child(ren), understanding your family strengths, and working collaboratively to develop skills that best meet your family needs....

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Kalina Noelle PsyD., Postdoctoral

Kalina Noelle PsyD.

“I just want to be happy!”  There are many ways to heal and manage life’s stressors, and finding the support to help get you through those times with courage and grace  is a great start. I have supported and mentored kids, teens, adults, and families for over two decades, addressing historic trauma, anxiety, depression, pain, addictions,...

“I just want to be happy!”  There are many ways to heal and manage life’s stressors, and finding the support to help get you through those times with courage and grace  is a great start. I have supported and mentored kids, teens, adults, and families for over two decades, addressing historic trauma, anxiety, depression, pain, addictions,...

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Santiago Zepeda, PhD Psychological Assistant- PSB94022395

Over ten-years of experience working with individuals and families needing support and services. My Background consists of working with adolescents and adults facing various difficulties, such as substance abuse, alcoholism,, complex trauma, depression, schizophrenia, and family issues. Subspecialty in adolescent addiction, adolescence and adults with dual diagnosis of mental illnesses and substance use, and co-occurring...

Over ten-years of experience working with individuals and families needing support and services. My Background consists of working with adolescents and adults facing various difficulties, such as substance abuse, alcoholism,, complex trauma, depression, schizophrenia, and family issues. Subspecialty in adolescent addiction, adolescence and adults with dual diagnosis of mental illnesses and substance use, and co-occurring...

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Montoya Whitfield, PsyD, PSB94025004

“The best way out is always through” – Robert Frost The trials of life can often seem like a never ending lonely road, yet in reality you are never alone. My approach is to meet the client where they are, and collaborate in identifying the underlining challenges that often cause them to feel anxious, depressed...

“The best way out is always through” – Robert Frost The trials of life can often seem like a never ending lonely road, yet in reality you are never alone. My approach is to meet the client where they are, and collaborate in identifying the underlining challenges that often cause them to feel anxious, depressed...

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Jeffrey Nishii, Psy.D.

The presence of challenges in life is a universal truth that we all face. I believe that each challenge presents us with opportunities to grow, mature, and emerge as a stronger, more complete version of ourselves. My therapeutic approach focuses on removing roadblocks and empowering the individual to access their own strengths and achieve new...

The presence of challenges in life is a universal truth that we all face. I believe that each challenge presents us with opportunities to grow, mature, and emerge as a stronger, more complete version of ourselves. My therapeutic approach focuses on removing roadblocks and empowering the individual to access their own strengths and achieve new...

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Bertha Ramos, LCSW

No matter what life may bring you, I encourage you to find that small light that will guide you to a much better you.   Depending on the individual needs, I use a variety of approaches with my clients. Background: Bertha Ramos received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Long Beach California State University, Long Beach,...

No matter what life may bring you, I encourage you to find that small light that will guide you to a much better you.   Depending on the individual needs, I use a variety of approaches with my clients. Background: Bertha Ramos received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Long Beach California State University, Long Beach,...

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Cynthia Casebere LCSW, PPSC

“No feeling is final.” –Rainer Maria Rilke As your therapist I am here to help you through your journey of examination and discovery. I will serve as your coach, provide guidance and hope to empower you in meeting your preferred goals. I value cultural humility, inclusivity and the right to self-determination. If you are looking...

“No feeling is final.” –Rainer Maria Rilke As your therapist I am here to help you through your journey of examination and discovery. I will serve as your coach, provide guidance and hope to empower you in meeting your preferred goals. I value cultural humility, inclusivity and the right to self-determination. If you are looking...

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Ekaterini Constantine, LMFT

Feeling fatigued, burnout, overwhelmed, or even confused are very common issues my clients describe as their chief complaint. These symptoms may have underlying causes that lead to the need to seek healing and the wish to carve one’s own path in life in a safe and caring environment. I have extensive experience working with individuals...

Feeling fatigued, burnout, overwhelmed, or even confused are very common issues my clients describe as their chief complaint. These symptoms may have underlying causes that lead to the need to seek healing and the wish to carve one’s own path in life in a safe and caring environment. I have extensive experience working with individuals...

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Christine Salazar, MD

– Psychiatrist – Pediatric / Adolescent /Adult – Dr. Salazar has 20 years of experience and practices in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Dr. Salazar graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 1998. She specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

– Psychiatrist – Pediatric / Adolescent /Adult – Dr. Salazar has 20 years of experience and practices in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Dr. Salazar graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 1998. She specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

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