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


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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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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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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“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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Brooke Aschidamini, MS, RD, CISSN

I am a registered dietitian and certified sports nutritionist specializing in behavior change, meal planning, weight loss/management, disordered eating and mind-body awareness. Anxiety and depression affect our eating behaviors and patterns, which often times leads to weight gain or loss and malnutrition. In turn, malnutrition has a significant effect on our mental state and is...

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I am a registered dietitian and certified sports nutritionist specializing in behavior change, meal planning, weight loss/management, disordered eating and mind-body awareness. Anxiety and depression affect our eating behaviors and patterns, which often times leads to weight gain or loss and malnutrition. In turn, malnutrition has a significant effect on our mental state and is...

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Pre/Post Bariatrics

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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Pre/Post Bariatrics

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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Pre/Post Bariatrics

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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Pre/Post Bariatrics

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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Pre/Post Bariatrics

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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Pre/Post Bariatrics

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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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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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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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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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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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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Pre/Post Bariatrics

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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Pre/Post Bariatrics

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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Pre/Post Bariatrics
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