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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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Lisa Richards, BCD, LCSW

As a Board  Certified  Diplomat  in  Clinical  Social  Work, I have had the privilege of serving individuals,  families  and  couples for over 35 years. I enjoy helping people  grow their  authentic  power. Even as we learn, we teach. What do you  want  us to learn from  you? Life is full of lessons, gifts and opportunities~but...

As a Board  Certified  Diplomat  in  Clinical  Social  Work, I have had the privilege of serving individuals,  families  and  couples for over 35 years. I enjoy helping people  grow their  authentic  power. Even as we learn, we teach. What do you  want  us to learn from  you? Life is full of lessons, gifts and opportunities~but...

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