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


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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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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Dahlia Yoskowitz LCSW

Hi, my name is Dahlia, and I am a creative, holistic therapist that focuses on the whole person…not just the symptoms they come in with. I love exploring in depth what drives and motivates people, what holds people back, what inspires people, what moves people, and what makes them passionate in life. Together, we will...

Hi, my name is Dahlia, and I am a creative, holistic therapist that focuses on the whole person…not just the symptoms they come in with. I love exploring in depth what drives and motivates people, what holds people back, what inspires people, what moves people, and what makes them passionate in life. Together, we will...

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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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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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Lisa Howe, LCSW

Welcome. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with children and families for over 10 years. I specialize in working with families to manage the challenges of childhood, adolescents and family life. I strive to assist clients using solution focused techniques in an open, non-judgemental environment. I have worked with children...

Welcome. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with children and families for over 10 years. I specialize in working with families to manage the challenges of childhood, adolescents and family life. I strive to assist clients using solution focused techniques in an open, non-judgemental environment. I have worked with children...

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Anita Tenzera, LMFT

I am a bilingual speaking (English/Croatian) marriage and family therapist. I work with individuals, couples, youths, adults, and families of all ethnic backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientations. I have extensive experience assisting clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, internal conflicts, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, family and marital conflicts. I utilizes a variety of treatment modalities based...

I am a bilingual speaking (English/Croatian) marriage and family therapist. I work with individuals, couples, youths, adults, and families of all ethnic backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientations. I have extensive experience assisting clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, internal conflicts, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, family and marital conflicts. I utilizes a variety of treatment modalities based...

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Ashley Kretzshmar, LMFT

Welcome. I am so glad that you are contemplating the use of psychotherapy to help you through a challenging time. Negative feelings or stressful situations can push us beyond our typical coping strategies into a place of feeling overwhelmed and wanting some guidance. I strive to create an open, non-judgmental environment in which you can...

Welcome. I am so glad that you are contemplating the use of psychotherapy to help you through a challenging time. Negative feelings or stressful situations can push us beyond our typical coping strategies into a place of feeling overwhelmed and wanting some guidance. I strive to create an open, non-judgmental environment in which you can...

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