Substance Use Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Jason Wu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004  (Online Only)
My specialties include complex trauma, childhood abuse/neglect, healing from narcissistic/abusive relationships, codependency and relationship problems, substance use disorders, masculinity and men's issues, parenting, and working with Asian American/minority issues such as family conflict, intergenerational trauma, cultural identity & racism.
Though I work with most issues, I specialize in helping people recover from complex trauma. People with narcissistic, abusive, or neglectful parents or partners sometimes develop issues with trusting themselves, have difficulty maintaining close relationships, struggle with an inner critic, vacillate often between depression and anxiety, lack a solid sense of identity, or feel a sense of emptiness when their lives seem great on paper. Sometimes that trauma can even become part of one's identity - I work with clients to build insight, boundaries, self-compassion, and acceptance to free themselves from it & live more fulfilling lives.
My specialties include complex trauma, childhood abuse/neglect, healing from narcissistic/abusive relationships, codependency and relationship problems, substance use disorders, masculinity and men's issues, parenting, and working with Asian American/minority issues such as family conflict, intergenerational trauma, cultural identity & racism.
Though I work with most issues, I specialize in helping people recover from complex trauma. People with narcissistic, abusive, or neglectful parents or partners sometimes develop issues with trusting themselves, have difficulty maintaining close relationships, struggle with an inner critic, vacillate often between depression and anxiety, lack a solid sense of identity, or feel a sense of emptiness when their lives seem great on paper. Sometimes that trauma can even become part of one's identity - I work with clients to build insight, boundaries, self-compassion, and acceptance to free themselves from it & live more fulfilling lives.
(415) 423-2518 View (415) 423-2518
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Elisha Harris
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LAADC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Educating what negative effects brought on by trauma have become a new unwelcomed reality as well as how the extensive substance use has caused you to be damaged rather than healed.
I am a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 8 years of experience. I have a diverse professional background, specializing in substance abuse, mental health, anger management, self-worth. When trauma occurs it affects you to the core. Every part of you is on edge and in fear of the known or unknown. Difficult memories become so overwhelming that your only way of managing is with alcohol and substances. What starts as a temporary relief from reality can turn into an overwhelming cycle of despair and struggle. Your new trauma is now an addiction to alcohol or substances and all of the hopelessness that comes along with it.
Educating what negative effects brought on by trauma have become a new unwelcomed reality as well as how the extensive substance use has caused you to be damaged rather than healed.
I am a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 8 years of experience. I have a diverse professional background, specializing in substance abuse, mental health, anger management, self-worth. When trauma occurs it affects you to the core. Every part of you is on edge and in fear of the known or unknown. Difficult memories become so overwhelming that your only way of managing is with alcohol and substances. What starts as a temporary relief from reality can turn into an overwhelming cycle of despair and struggle. Your new trauma is now an addiction to alcohol or substances and all of the hopelessness that comes along with it.
(909) 318-2841 View (909) 318-2841
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Dr. Joshua Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Finding and embracing an authentic self is one of the core missions of adult life. What too often corrupts this search, though, is the phenomenon of shame - a destructive force if there ever was one. Shame can contribute to substance use, depression, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, poor health outcomes, maladaptive trauma responses, and, at extremes, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Such maladies, when approached in the context of a compassionate and trusting therapeutic relationship, can be transformed into signs pointing the way toward a meaningful and fulfilling sense of self.
Finding and embracing an authentic self is one of the core missions of adult life. What too often corrupts this search, though, is the phenomenon of shame - a destructive force if there ever was one. Shame can contribute to substance use, depression, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, poor health outcomes, maladaptive trauma responses, and, at extremes, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Such maladies, when approached in the context of a compassionate and trusting therapeutic relationship, can be transformed into signs pointing the way toward a meaningful and fulfilling sense of self.
(619) 815-4658 View (619) 815-4658
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Nicholle E. Lovely
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90023  (Online Only)
Are you someone who is struggling with relationships, anger issues, substance use, depression, and/or anxiety and need support now? Then you have already taken the first step to achieving a better life for yourself! Most people's intention is to live a happier, healthier, more peaceful life. You can do this! Build your self esteem and receive assertiveness training, anger management, and mindfulness strategies that enhance your life in order to better cope and be stress free. Nicholle Lovely, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is here to support you with alleviating dis-ease and living your best life!
Are you someone who is struggling with relationships, anger issues, substance use, depression, and/or anxiety and need support now? Then you have already taken the first step to achieving a better life for yourself! Most people's intention is to live a happier, healthier, more peaceful life. You can do this! Build your self esteem and receive assertiveness training, anger management, and mindfulness strategies that enhance your life in order to better cope and be stress free. Nicholle Lovely, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is here to support you with alleviating dis-ease and living your best life!
(510) 738-3944 View (510) 738-3944
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Halima S .
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
Our clinicians have experience working with various issues including relationship/marriage conflicts, eating disorders, transgenerational trauma, racial trauma, adults with severe mental illness, substance use, homelessness, familial conflicts, being a first generation college student, religious and cultural barriers, etc.
We are currently accepting clients! AMALY is a virtual mental health organization that serves individuals and couples across California. We specialize in providing services to BIPOC clients.
Our clinicians have experience working with various issues including relationship/marriage conflicts, eating disorders, transgenerational trauma, racial trauma, adults with severe mental illness, substance use, homelessness, familial conflicts, being a first generation college student, religious and cultural barriers, etc.
We are currently accepting clients! AMALY is a virtual mental health organization that serves individuals and couples across California. We specialize in providing services to BIPOC clients.
(619) 505-3750 View (619) 505-3750
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Jaynee Golden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC-I
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90069  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma-related symptoms, family conflict, school/work-related challenges, & life-transitions.
I recognize the decision to begin or return to therapy can be rather challenging. For many of us, we avoid processing pain or confronting issues until a crisis arises, feelings become too unbearable, or life seems unmanageable. Therapy requires courage, strength, and trust in yourself & in your therapist. As such, regardless of where you are in your process, I will meet you there. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount, symptoms are adaptations, and while change can be difficult, it is more than possible.
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma-related symptoms, family conflict, school/work-related challenges, & life-transitions.
I recognize the decision to begin or return to therapy can be rather challenging. For many of us, we avoid processing pain or confronting issues until a crisis arises, feelings become too unbearable, or life seems unmanageable. Therapy requires courage, strength, and trust in yourself & in your therapist. As such, regardless of where you are in your process, I will meet you there. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount, symptoms are adaptations, and while change can be difficult, it is more than possible.
(310) 601-8089 View (310) 601-8089
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Amy Modlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90043
My name is Amy Modlin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have 15 years of experience providing therapy for individuals facing a variety of issues. I specialize in addictions/substance use, depression/anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, work-life stressors and life transitions. My approach to therapy is person-centered. I use a variety of modalities, including CBT, ACT, DBT, MI, and Mindfulness to help my clients develop the coping skills they need to manage their symptoms and achieve goals of overall well-being. I walk alongside my clients to guide the process of growth, healing, and increased insight.
My name is Amy Modlin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have 15 years of experience providing therapy for individuals facing a variety of issues. I specialize in addictions/substance use, depression/anxiety, trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, work-life stressors and life transitions. My approach to therapy is person-centered. I use a variety of modalities, including CBT, ACT, DBT, MI, and Mindfulness to help my clients develop the coping skills they need to manage their symptoms and achieve goals of overall well-being. I walk alongside my clients to guide the process of growth, healing, and increased insight.
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Connie Padera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with substance use or disordered eating habits? Or maybe you need some guidance on self-esteem or relationship issues? It's okay to not be okay, and I'm here to help you through whatever life has brought your way. I believe in treating each these issues from a whole person perspective, and will work with you to enrich all areas of your well-being. Through openhearted and compassionate communication, we will create a safe space for you to mindfully explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and identify which among them no longer serve you.
Are you struggling with substance use or disordered eating habits? Or maybe you need some guidance on self-esteem or relationship issues? It's okay to not be okay, and I'm here to help you through whatever life has brought your way. I believe in treating each these issues from a whole person perspective, and will work with you to enrich all areas of your well-being. Through openhearted and compassionate communication, we will create a safe space for you to mindfully explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and identify which among them no longer serve you.
(760) 456-2524 View (760) 456-2524
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Michelle MacPherson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I treat substance use and trauma.
Hello! Many of my clients feel "stuck", like they're not Iiving their best life. I help my clients manage negative thoughts, provide clarity and support during transitional life and relationship issues, address self-sabotaging behaviors and increase coping skills. I provide a therapeutic space to help get you “unstuck”, enhance your motivation and navigate the stressors of life with improved overall functioning. Enhancing overall physical, mental and emotional health is the most rewarding aspect of my practice. and I rely heavily on the latest advances in behavioral science to provide the best therapeutic services available.
I treat substance use and trauma.
Hello! Many of my clients feel "stuck", like they're not Iiving their best life. I help my clients manage negative thoughts, provide clarity and support during transitional life and relationship issues, address self-sabotaging behaviors and increase coping skills. I provide a therapeutic space to help get you “unstuck”, enhance your motivation and navigate the stressors of life with improved overall functioning. Enhancing overall physical, mental and emotional health is the most rewarding aspect of my practice. and I rely heavily on the latest advances in behavioral science to provide the best therapeutic services available.
(657) 317-3830 View (657) 317-3830
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Elizabeth Obrien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 91335
My name is Elizabeth O'Brien, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adults who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences in order to feel their best. I am eclectic in my approach to treatment, incorporating elements of CBT, DBT, strengths-based psychotherapy, and psychodynamic work. I enjoy the challenges of working with clients experiencing difficulties with relationships and life transitions, managing stress and anxiety, depression, and substance use and addiction disorders.
My name is Elizabeth O'Brien, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adults who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences in order to feel their best. I am eclectic in my approach to treatment, incorporating elements of CBT, DBT, strengths-based psychotherapy, and psychodynamic work. I enjoy the challenges of working with clients experiencing difficulties with relationships and life transitions, managing stress and anxiety, depression, and substance use and addiction disorders.
(707) 466-7861 View (707) 466-7861
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Hannah Roberts
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046
I offer an in-depth, personalized therapy experience, supporting individuals facing stress and anxiety, finding work-life balance, dealing with life changes, recovering from recent or past trauma, or reducing their substance use, as well as those wishing to deepen their relationships.
Openings available this week with my team of therapists at Thrive SLO. I work with college students and adults feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and/or anxious. Need balance in your life? Facing grief, past trauma, or coping with difficult family situations? Or maybe you are thinking about coming out to your family and friends? I offer expertise, guidance and support for you to navigate these challenges. I'm passionate about the personal transformation that comes through therapy. I love working with curious individuals who want to better understand themselves, their emotions, & their relationships.
I offer an in-depth, personalized therapy experience, supporting individuals facing stress and anxiety, finding work-life balance, dealing with life changes, recovering from recent or past trauma, or reducing their substance use, as well as those wishing to deepen their relationships.
Openings available this week with my team of therapists at Thrive SLO. I work with college students and adults feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and/or anxious. Need balance in your life? Facing grief, past trauma, or coping with difficult family situations? Or maybe you are thinking about coming out to your family and friends? I offer expertise, guidance and support for you to navigate these challenges. I'm passionate about the personal transformation that comes through therapy. I love working with curious individuals who want to better understand themselves, their emotions, & their relationships.
(805) 284-0451 View (805) 284-0451
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Vincente Mozell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90077  (Online Only)
No worries, I Got U! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, aka psychotherapist, with more than 15 years of working in Behavioral Health. I provide therapeutic interventions that address depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and Substance Use disorder, to name a few. My clinical practice embraces a strengths-based approach to overcoming your challenges, and my therapy style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive and an active listener with a good sense of humor.
No worries, I Got U! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, aka psychotherapist, with more than 15 years of working in Behavioral Health. I provide therapeutic interventions that address depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and Substance Use disorder, to name a few. My clinical practice embraces a strengths-based approach to overcoming your challenges, and my therapy style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive and an active listener with a good sense of humor.
(909) 325-7949 View (909) 325-7949
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Josh Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
My career has allowed me to work with an assortment of presenting issues, while focusing on substance use, trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, life transitions, academic performance, and chronic illness.
Life stressors and adverse experiences can become overwhelming. Many people find themselves in a place where they could benefit from some extra support. My goal is to explore with you what is holding you back from feeling more aware of and connected with the direction of your life. I provide a welcoming, non-judgmental space to help you discover inner wounds, wisdom, and healing.
My career has allowed me to work with an assortment of presenting issues, while focusing on substance use, trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, life transitions, academic performance, and chronic illness.
Life stressors and adverse experiences can become overwhelming. Many people find themselves in a place where they could benefit from some extra support. My goal is to explore with you what is holding you back from feeling more aware of and connected with the direction of your life. I provide a welcoming, non-judgmental space to help you discover inner wounds, wisdom, and healing.
(909) 351-0743 View (909) 351-0743
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Stien Emma Jasinski
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
She has expertise with crisis stabilization, anxiety and depression, conflict resolution, substance use disorders, as well as treatment within the military, and LGBTQ+ communities.
Stien is passionate about delivering authentic, collaborative, direct care to her clients so that they may live the lives they’ve envisioned while functioning at their highest potentials.
She has expertise with crisis stabilization, anxiety and depression, conflict resolution, substance use disorders, as well as treatment within the military, and LGBTQ+ communities.
Stien is passionate about delivering authentic, collaborative, direct care to her clients so that they may live the lives they’ve envisioned while functioning at their highest potentials.
(323) 800-8619 View (323) 800-8619
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Dinko Zidarich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046
I have extensive training in substance use (Substance Abuse Professional, SAP) and hypersexual and/or compulsive sexual and relationship behaviors (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, CSAT).
You see yourself as a high-achieving person, but there are parts of your life that feel unbalanced. Perhaps there are self-destructive behaviors that are getting out of control. Or your relationships may be causing you grief. There may also be an empty feeling or nagging fears under the surface. Even if you are accustomed to solving things yourself, this may be the time to reach out for help from a professional who specializes in working with high-functioning clients like yourself. I offer a rare combination of two decades of experience in the MIT/tech world with substantial training as a psychotherapist.
I have extensive training in substance use (Substance Abuse Professional, SAP) and hypersexual and/or compulsive sexual and relationship behaviors (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, CSAT).
You see yourself as a high-achieving person, but there are parts of your life that feel unbalanced. Perhaps there are self-destructive behaviors that are getting out of control. Or your relationships may be causing you grief. There may also be an empty feeling or nagging fears under the surface. Even if you are accustomed to solving things yourself, this may be the time to reach out for help from a professional who specializes in working with high-functioning clients like yourself. I offer a rare combination of two decades of experience in the MIT/tech world with substantial training as a psychotherapist.
(424) 331-0158 View (424) 331-0158
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Joelle Jacobson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
Welcome to your new story, where the journey of self-discovery and healing begins. Recognizing the need for support and reaching out for interventions can be challenging. It takes courage to accept you need help. Whether you're suffering from anxiety, depression, substance use disorder and/or trauma, know that I am here to walk alongside you on your path to becoming the best version of yourself. I create a safe environment where we build a strong therapeutic relationship, so you can trust the work you're doing and lean into the process.
Welcome to your new story, where the journey of self-discovery and healing begins. Recognizing the need for support and reaching out for interventions can be challenging. It takes courage to accept you need help. Whether you're suffering from anxiety, depression, substance use disorder and/or trauma, know that I am here to walk alongside you on your path to becoming the best version of yourself. I create a safe environment where we build a strong therapeutic relationship, so you can trust the work you're doing and lean into the process.
(424) 500-5228 View (424) 500-5228
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Jennifer Williamson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Hello, my name is Jennifer Williamson, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been in the substance use and mental health field for 10 years. I have worked in residential treatment, outpatient and community mental health settings. I have always had a passion for getting to know other peoples' stories and enjoy traveling alongside them to reach their goals. I have worked with clients of all ages, but most enjoy working with older teens and adults.
Hello, my name is Jennifer Williamson, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been in the substance use and mental health field for 10 years. I have worked in residential treatment, outpatient and community mental health settings. I have always had a passion for getting to know other peoples' stories and enjoy traveling alongside them to reach their goals. I have worked with clients of all ages, but most enjoy working with older teens and adults.
(323) 859-1401 View (323) 859-1401
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Megan Ethridge- Trauma Healing And Reconnecting
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I received my BA in psychology, but it was not until after the loss of a family member with substance use and mental health issues due to lack of therapeutic support, did I pursue psychotherapy fully.
Many clients I work with struggle to connect to their authentic self and inherent value and I assist in reconnection through grace, compassion and honesty. I believe healing happens when you engage in healing acts and therapy is a healing act. I know how difficult it can be to see yourself and the world clearly when dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, complex trauma and substance use. I believe I can guide you to create space between you and these symptoms so you can feel safe, connected and increase your capacity to experience all of life.
I received my BA in psychology, but it was not until after the loss of a family member with substance use and mental health issues due to lack of therapeutic support, did I pursue psychotherapy fully.
Many clients I work with struggle to connect to their authentic self and inherent value and I assist in reconnection through grace, compassion and honesty. I believe healing happens when you engage in healing acts and therapy is a healing act. I know how difficult it can be to see yourself and the world clearly when dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, complex trauma and substance use. I believe I can guide you to create space between you and these symptoms so you can feel safe, connected and increase your capacity to experience all of life.
(213) 732-2799 View (213) 732-2799
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Andy Dean
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I assess various conditions including ADHD, traumatic brain injury, memory problems/ dementia, substance use and personality disorders.
Do you suspect that you have ADHD? Do you or a loved one have problems with memory or thinking as a result of an injury or medical condition? I conduct psychological and neuropsychological evaluations to investigate these issues. I am a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN) who has been conducting neuropsychological evaluations for over 15 years. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide proper diagnosis and individually-tailored treatment recommendations.
I assess various conditions including ADHD, traumatic brain injury, memory problems/ dementia, substance use and personality disorders.
Do you suspect that you have ADHD? Do you or a loved one have problems with memory or thinking as a result of an injury or medical condition? I conduct psychological and neuropsychological evaluations to investigate these issues. I am a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN) who has been conducting neuropsychological evaluations for over 15 years. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide proper diagnosis and individually-tailored treatment recommendations.
(424) 232-0717 View (424) 232-0717
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Ebony Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90007  (Online Only)
I have experience working with youth, children, adults, diverse and multicultural populations, with diagnoses/issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, Personality Disorders, dual diagnosis, substance use disorders, anger management, relationship stress, communication, and family issues.
Welcome! My name is Ebony Harris, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. As a therapist, it is a privilege to walk alongside my clients on their unique journey to overcome barriers that are preventing them from living their full potential. I am passionate about empowering my clients to heal and live authentically. "One chapter doesn't tell the full story." Let's continue writing your story!
I have experience working with youth, children, adults, diverse and multicultural populations, with diagnoses/issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, Personality Disorders, dual diagnosis, substance use disorders, anger management, relationship stress, communication, and family issues.
Welcome! My name is Ebony Harris, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. As a therapist, it is a privilege to walk alongside my clients on their unique journey to overcome barriers that are preventing them from living their full potential. I am passionate about empowering my clients to heal and live authentically. "One chapter doesn't tell the full story." Let's continue writing your story!
(510) 298-3782 View (510) 298-3782