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Andy Phạm, MFT

Andy Phạm, MFT

Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile. If you were looking for a social justice-oriented, collaborative, and strengths-based therapy practice, you have come to the right place! I support clients in identifying how larger themes of systemic oppression and collective liberation might impact their relationships with themselves, their communities, and the world. Many of us…

Specialty Areas: Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma

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Sarah Valdivieso, LMFT

Sarah Valdivieso, LMFT

Ms. Valdivieso is an empathetic Marriage and Family Therapist who respects each client’s unique and individual journey. She believes that humans have an incredible capacity for resiliency and change. Ms. Valdivieso graduated from La Salle University with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a licensed therapist who works with adults, couples,…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Jennifer Trinh, MD

Jennifer Trinh, MD

I am a board-certified psychiatrist who provides psychotherapy and evidence-based medication management with a comprehensive treatment approach. My aim is to listen and connect with my patients to help them reach their individual goals while fostering an empathetic, warm, and respectful space. I have found that the ability to have your therapy and medication managed…

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Bianca Williams, MFT

Bianca Williams, MFT

It is absolutely essential that my practice experience encompasses feeling not only safe and supported but also free of judgment or “my way or the highway” thinking. My goal is to work collaboratively with you, showing up as both an advocate and fellow brainstormer, as I witness you become more and more aware, that you…

Specialty Areas: Anger Management, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Becky Wu, MD

Becky Wu, MD

I am a board-certified psychiatrist dedicated to providing compassionate and evidence-based care. I offer comprehensive mental health care, including psychotherapy and medication treatment, based on your individual needs. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and my medical degree from the Medical University of the Americas. I completed my Adult Psychiatry residency…

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Lia Pezzato, MFT

Lia Pezzato, MFT

Hello, I am Lia, a Marriage and Family Therapist. If you have been sitting with discomforting feelings and feel as though you need additional support, you have come to the right place. I work with a wide variety of clients, such as individuals, couples, and families. As a therapist, I take on a supportive and…

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Work/Life Balance

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Kent Matthies, MFT, MDiv

Kent Matthies, MFT, MDiv

If you’re feeling down or stuck in life patterns that no longer serve you, you’ve landed in a space where positive change begins. I specialize in supporting individuals, families, and couples dealing with addiction, bringing the invaluable perspective of long-term sobriety to my practice. As an LGBTQ+ ally, I am passionate about creating a safe…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Artists and Athletes, Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Technology, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Work/Life Balance

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Meghan Rydzewski, MFT

Meghan Rydzewski, MFT

Coming to terms with our feelings and confronting our emotions by ourselves can feel challenging. You have come to the right place if you feel stuck, anxious, or isolated in any area of your life. As a therapist specializing in individuals, couples, and families, I am here to support you and be a guiding presence….

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Gabrielle Hoang, MFT

Gabrielle Hoang, MFT

Hello! Navigating emotions, relationships, and the complexities of lived experiences can feel overwhelming. As a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in working with diverse individuals, couples, and families who seek support on this journey. Being a child of immigrants myself, I intimately understand the unique struggles that come with being raised by immigrant parents,…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Career Counseling, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Jagkirpal Channa, MFT, MS

Jagkirpal Channa, MFT, MS

Sometimes, life challenges us with painful experiences that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. These deep and untreated wounds can hinder one’s ability to be their true authentic self and live an empowered life. My goal is to provide my clients with a safe space to explore, challenge, and remove harmful patterns in their lives and…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Career Counseling, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Interpersonal Violence/Abuse, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sex and Love Addiction, Stress, Trauma, Work/Life Balance

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L. Stewart Barbera Jr., Psy...

L. Stewart Barbera Jr., PsyD, MSW

L. Stewart Barbera Jr. is a licensed psychologist. Dr. Barbera earned his B.A. and M.A. at Loyola University of Maryland, a Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, and a Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Barbera…

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Men's Issues, Stress, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families, Work/Life Balance

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Amy Leonard, LMSW

Amy Leonard, LMSW

If you are feeling stuck, alone, or confused about yourself or your relationships, then therapy could be a helpful next step for you. I would love to help you explore your story and learn how to tap into your ability to grow and heal. My style is warm, conversational, and relational, because I believe the…

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Stress, Trauma

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Joanne Gonzales, MFT

Joanne Gonzales, MFT

The first step of starting therapy is finding a therapist who understands your personality and fits with your goals. My work focuses on supporting and challenging folks that were taught their identity can only look a certain way. I believe you know yourself the best, I want to help you gain the confidence to identify…

Specialty Areas: Affairs and Infidelity, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Women's Issues, Work/Life Balance

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Staff Therapist and Blog Author Chimere G. Holmes

Chimère G. Holmes, MA, MSEd...

Chimère G. Holmes, MA, MSEd, LPC

Chimère views the therapeutic process as sacred, creative, and collaborative interactions between therapist and client. She seeks to assure that her clients feel seen, heard, educated, and validated while actively working through life’s myriad challenges and transitions. Chimère compassionately supports and connects with individuals, couples, and families through empathy, warmth, empirically supported interventions, and lighthearted…

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Diversity Issues and Intermarriage, Divorce, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Women's Issues

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Remy Kurland, MEd, EdS

Remy Kurland, MEd, EdS

Remy Kurland, MEd, EdS, is a highly sensitive therapist who provides a safe, welcoming space for her clients to explore their worth and learn how to apply the compassion we so often provide for others yet have such a difficult time giving to ourselves. Remy began her career supporting students in special education, many of…

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Depression and Anxiety, Learning Disorders, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin, MFT

Sarafina Kietzman-Nicklin, MFT

Sarafina has a Masters in Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. There she focused on a systemic approach to therapy that allows her to examine the whole of people’s life experiences, including past and present relationships, and how they currently impact individual’s mental health. Sarafina combines a macro approach, identifying larger values and goals, with…

Specialty Areas: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Affairs and Infidelity, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Remarried/Blended Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Sexual Difficulties, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues

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Michael Antzis, MD

Michael Antzis, MD

Dr. Antzis (he/him/his) is a board-certified psychiatrist who offers psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy, and medication management for adults. He approaches treatment with warmth and compassion. In addition, by carefully listening to his patients, he provides a treatment approach that is specifically tailored to each patient’s needs. He treats a variety of concerns, including mood disorders, anxiety…

Specialty Areas: ADD and ADHD, Depression and Anxiety, Mood Disorders, OCD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stress, Work/Life Balance

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Marissa Kos, LSW, RN

Marissa Kos, LSW, RN

Marissa works with individuals as they navigate challenging emotional experiences or life circumstances by offering a safe environment to explore contributing dynamics and factors. She believes that her clients know themselves best and strives to understand the origins of their emotional experiences and the impact these may have on daily life and connection to others….

Specialty Areas: Chronic Illness, Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Life Transitions, Women's Issues

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Mike Butera, MFT

Mike Butera, MFT

Mike supports the mental and relational wellness of individuals, couples, and families. He provides unique and creative ways to guide therapy participants through life’s inevitable challenges. He shapes space for a collaborative, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed therapeutic experience that is tailored to each person. He strives to foster emotional safety and relational attunement by constructing…

Specialty Areas: Artists and Athletes, Communication, Community Partnerships Initiative, Community Trauma Response, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Trauma, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Courtney Ragin, LMFT

Courtney Ragin, LMFT

Courtney Ragin, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families to support them in healing and developing healthy relationships where they feel seen and understood. She is passionate about helping people understand their life story and empowering them to create the life they desire. Courtney utilizes strength-based interventions…

Specialty Areas: Communication, Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, Parenting, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Veterans, Active Military, and Their Families

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Sonja Spangler, LSW

Sonja Spangler, LSW

Sonja Spangler, LSW, provides a warm, nonjudgmental, and genuine presence for your self-exploration. She believes in creating a space in therapy that honors who you are and your story. Her main focus is on the therapeutic relationship that invites you to express your authentic self and be seen. Her collaborative approach will invite curiosity and…

Specialty Areas: Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Self-Discovery/Self-Analysis, Women's Issues

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