To be human is to feel stress, to feel overwhelmed, and at times, to even feel alone. I welcome the opportunity to hear your experience, through providing my undivided attention, and support. Your thoughts, feelings, and needs are not only worthy of being heard, they deserve respect and regard. It is my goal to create an environment in which you feel safe, and empowered to share your unique story. Together we will not only set your goals, but identify, and work towards your preferred reality.
My experience includes working with children with behavioral issues at home/school, working with families on co-parenting issues, working with children of separation/divorce, working with foster children/families, working with blended families, and working with Depression and Trauma. Also, assisting therapists navigate the unique challenges of the profession. The strength based theoretical approaches which inform my work includes: Attachment-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Reflective Supervision. It is my belief that, not only are we individually, equipped to solve the human condition, but that, in addition, we are the authors of our own story. If you will allow me to utilize my journey to witness your story as you write and re-write your Narrative, you will learn the following:
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” - A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie-The-Pooh
Marriage and Family Therapist
I am comfortable supporting clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, self-esteem, and issues of grief and loss. I have helped people navigate the complex aftermath that results from physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, being sensitive, and meeting each client in the space that they are in. My counseling approach pulls from several theories, but I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Client Centered Therapies.
Here's what you can expect in a session with me: I will tailor our dialog and develop a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and goals. I like to provide feedback, share suggestions, and encourage home practice from our previous sessions, so you can see the interventions used in action.
In my journey to become a therapist, I completed a Master of Arts in Psychology from University of Phoenix and a Master of Social Work from University of Southern California with a concentration in children and families and sub-concentration in military. I am a veteran spouse and understand the military lifestyle and culture. I have worked in the medical setting from dialysis to psychiatric/medical hospital to hospice. I am concurrently working in a nonprofit that provides both substance use treatment and mental health treatment to those who are connected with the judicial system in a diversion program. I am very passionate about my work and enjoy the reward of seeing my clients take control of their journey and thrive.
I enjoy working with diverse populations and have helped clients ranging from newborns to 104 years old. I have a range of experience which includes working with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, childbirth trauma, military-related stressors, caregiver stress, end of life issues, adjustment to chronic disease, self-harm, behavioral challenges, schizophrenia and other chronic mental health disorders, judicially connected and mandated clients, anger management, sexual crime victims, and LGBT. I strive to meet my clients wherever they are at and I will hold the hope for them while we work together to navigate their journey to holding their own hope.
Dr. Katerina Prossr
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D. Sophia Wise
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I am currently a Psych assistant under the supervision of Dr. Tanika Gayle, PSY 23903 (Licensed Clinical Psychologist) and graduate student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in the Forensic Psychology Psy.D. Program. I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix, Gardena and have worked in community mental health for the past 7 years.
My experience includes conducting individual therapy, conducting psychological assessments, facilitating group therapy, as well as crisis intervention. I began working with children ages 5-18 years and their families at the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic in intensive services.I have worked with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in their Vital Intervention Directional Alternative’s Academy with at-risk youths and families, and, also with incarcerated inmates at the Century Regional Detention Facility, Twin Towers Correctional Facility, and Men’s Central Jail. I have also worked with both incarcerated and newly released individual’s in the HealthRight 360 reintegration program in Los Angeles. Most recently, I have worked with individual’s struggling with substance abuse and comorbid disorders at BLVD Treatment Centers San Diego.
My practicum experience has included working with adolescents and adults in a behavioral hospital. I provided group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy. I worked in an inpatient facility and also worked with the aftercare groups. I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, self-harm, adjustment difficulties, conduct disorders, eating disorders, and behavior and impulse control issues.
I was also a teacher for thirteen years working with a variety of cultural backgrounds and populations such as working with students in special education. My time as a teacher has also given me experience in working with middle school students specifically, and helping them navigate through this transitional time.
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
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Dr. Megan Thompson
Dr. Nikiesha Brooks