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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse
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,...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

“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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

“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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

Lawrence Braslow, MD

I have 20 years experience providing psychotherapy and medication support to my patients, children and adults. I completed my Child and Adolescent training at Cedars-Sinai Medical center. I have remained active training and supervising Child Psychiatry Residents at UCLA, USC, and Cedars- Sinai. I have also acted as Medical Director at Los Angeles Child Guidance...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

I have 20 years experience providing psychotherapy and medication support to my patients, children and adults. I completed my Child and Adolescent training at Cedars-Sinai Medical center. I have remained active training and supervising Child Psychiatry Residents at UCLA, USC, and Cedars- Sinai. I have also acted as Medical Director at Los Angeles Child Guidance...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

Jill M Wussler, LCSW

As we travel this journey of life, sometimes the way to health and wholeness is not too clear. During these times, it’s helpful to have a partner to walk with you. I have been in practice for over 20 years, helping individuals, families, couples and groups facing a wide variety of challenges. I treat individuals...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

As we travel this journey of life, sometimes the way to health and wholeness is not too clear. During these times, it’s helpful to have a partner to walk with you. I have been in practice for over 20 years, helping individuals, families, couples and groups facing a wide variety of challenges. I treat individuals...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

Monica Bezzi LMFT

I use a caring, loving and thought-provoking approach to my sessions, emphasizing on open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of self. My therapeutic approach is largely based on attachment theory, brain functioning and mindfulness (the basic human ability to be fully present). My main work mission is to help my clients free themselves and discover their...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

I use a caring, loving and thought-provoking approach to my sessions, emphasizing on open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of self. My therapeutic approach is largely based on attachment theory, brain functioning and mindfulness (the basic human ability to be fully present). My main work mission is to help my clients free themselves and discover their...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

Leila Martinez, LMFT

As your therapist I look forward to each session and to being part of the discovery of  your personal strengths, finding new ways to cope with change and to change when that is what is needed or desired.  Together we find hope and optimism, working to turn courage into comfort.  It is an honor to...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

As your therapist I look forward to each session and to being part of the discovery of  your personal strengths, finding new ways to cope with change and to change when that is what is needed or desired.  Together we find hope and optimism, working to turn courage into comfort.  It is an honor to...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

Tacora Thomas, LCSW

Whether you are going through relationship troubles, stressing over a career change, or maybe just having a hard time navigating through life in general, I am here to help. As you embark on a beautiful journey to self-discovery I work to provide a welcoming, non-judgmental environment to help you explore your inner landscape. Together we...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

Whether you are going through relationship troubles, stressing over a career change, or maybe just having a hard time navigating through life in general, I am here to help. As you embark on a beautiful journey to self-discovery I work to provide a welcoming, non-judgmental environment to help you explore your inner landscape. Together we...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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,...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

“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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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.

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– 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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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...

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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse

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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Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse
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