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Our Therapists

Our practice has grown to include quite a number of mental health professionals (see list below). Click the help button if you would like us to assist you in finding a therapist to meet your needs.

Scroll down to learn more about our therapists. Click on a name in the list below for more information and direct contact information. 

Anna Izzo, Executive Director                         
Tara Cronin, Supervisor   
Yael Gonicman, Supervisor
Pyar Khatri, Supervisor 
Aaron Mills, Supervisor             
Ethel Mostrel, Supervisor   
Katie Powers, Supervisor             
Dimitrios Argyris
Michael Asuncion     
Kitzia Benites Plata                     
Alyssa Bianconi 
Frankee Carlin 
Jina Chavarro
     
Suzanne Dito
Ashley Draper
Georgette Esquivel-Chand
Irina Farber
Miranda Furie
Zahra Heydari
Stacey Ho
Anastasia Hospidales
Dalton Huckaby
Dominique Huddleston
Christina Martinez
Gina Mazzetti
Bill Money
Marisa Padilla
Lezah Pope
Claire Posel

Laura Purpura
David Rockman
Simi Samra
Dario Sarmienta
Marie Tajon-Scott
Janice Tong
Cristhy Trejo
Maryah Villavicencio
Mary Wade
Natalie Yates
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Anna Izzo, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #119172
Executive Director

Anna seeks to help people identify and grow their innate strength to overcome life's challenges. She walks with children, teens, and adults as they work through such things as stress, depression, transitions, trauma, conflicts, abuse, infidelity, divorce, school issues, low self esteem, and sexual issues.
 
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Tara Cronin, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #41682
Supervisor

Tara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Board Certified Art Therapist and a PhD Candidate at Meridian University. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University. Tara received her Bachelors Degree in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!).
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Yael Gonicman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #120198
Supervisor

Yael is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master’s Degree from Notre Dame de Namur’s Art Therapy program. She is a Spanish Speaking bilingual clinician who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety, depression and grief/loss and many forms of trauma. 

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Pyar Khatri, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #102216
Supervisor

Pyar trained with University of California, San Francisco's Child Trauma Research Program for three years and is now a rostered Child-Parent Psychotherapist. Although her specialty is working with children zero to five years old and their caregivers, she enjoys working with youth of all ages. Pyar is also an experienced Internal Family Systems therapist, supporting adults as they cope with the various hardships of life. Along with therapy, Pyar provides supervision and training to those developing their therapeutic lens. 

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Aaron Mills, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #116056
Supervisor

Aaron received her Master's Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and in Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. She works with adolescents and college-age adults who are looking for ways to build healthy relationships with themselves. As a certified Art Therapist, she uses art as a way of self-reflection and exploration. Issues that she finds most prominent in her practice are depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image issues, low self-esteem, low confidence, and trauma.

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Ethel Mostrel, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #27981
Supervisor

Ethel has over 25 years experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has two Master's degrees, speaks four languages, and has written seven books. Ethel works with individuals, couples, and groups. Her specialties include: family therapy, chemical dependency, cross-cultural psychotherapy psychiatry disorders, the dual-diagnosed and eating disorders. She has training in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
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Katie Powers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100828
Supervisor

Katie has 15 years experience working with children and families as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and her Master of Science in Counseling at California State East Bay. She also received a School Counseling Credential from Brandman University.
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Dimitrios Argyris
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #128442

Dimitrios obtained a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from Santa Clara University. He has worked with adults and older adults with a wide variety of mental health concerns and with children who have autism spectrum disorder, providing behavioral therapy. He also has experience volunteering with adolescents who have underlying chronic medical illnesses providing support in their critical developmental stages.
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Michael Asuncion
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #130883

Michael earned a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University. He has experience working with anxiety, relational issues, grief/loss, depression, life transitions, as well as some self-harm and substance use. He also wants to support the unique mental health challenges Asian Americans face, especially within his Filipino-American community.
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Kitzia Benites Plata
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #127821

Kitzia is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California with a Master’s in Counseling with a speciality in Marriage and Family Therapy and in School Counseling. She works with children, families, and adults with varied mental health varied mental health diagnoses. Kitzia is bilingual and can conduct assessments and therapy in Spanish. 
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Alyssa Bianconi
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #107481

Alyssa received her Masters of Science degree and Geriatric certificate from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. She has worked with people experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, LGBT related issues, drug and alcohol problems, socializing, self-esteem problems, relationship challenges, couples communication, parenting skills, intimacy issues, play therapy, family challenges, children ages 0-5, and sexual response problems. 
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Frankee Carlin
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #104457

Frankee has been studying philosophy and psychology for 10+ years, and has a Master's  Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. She supports couples, teens, adults, and families in exploring ways to make life more functional and less distressing. She helps clients work through struggles with trauma, abuse, communication, boundaries (including polyamory), emotion regulation, substance use, identity, LGBTQIA+, etc.
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Jina Chavarro
Associate Clinical Social Worker #95955

Jina earned a Master of Social Work Degree; Clinical Concentration from San Diego State University and she is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Clinical Social Worker. She also holds a state credential in Pupil Personnel Services. Jina has worked with teens and their families, adults, and marginalized groups on issues related to acculturation/assimilation, depression/anxiety, stress/anger management, complex trauma, suicide ideation, non-suicidal self-induced injuries, low self-esteem/body image, grief & loss, adjustment disorders, and educational learning disabilities and accommodations. She is also a Spanish speaking bilingual clinician.
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Suzanne Dito
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #123977

Suzy earned a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and also holds certifications in a variety of disciplines. She specializes in grief/loss, trauma, parenting issues, anxiety, and depression. 

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Ashley Draper
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #123268

Ashley is skilled at crisis intervention and providing family and partner support. She can help foster greater understanding and improve communication in your relationships. She can also provide support and treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and other ailments that are impairing you from feeling fulfilled each day. 
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Georgette Esquivel-Chand
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #121072

Georgette has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. She works with adults and adolescents dealing with complex mental health issues, and has run English and Spanish psycho education, re-entry and education groups. 
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Irina Farber
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #125242

Irina earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles with specialization in Spiritual and Depth Psychology. She enjoys working with children and adolescents, adults and relationships, and has experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, life, work and identity transitions, end of life and chronic illness, immigration and refugee issues, spiritual emergence and abuse. She provides therapy in Russian as well and enjoys working with multicultural clients.
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Zahra Heydari
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #131542 

Zahra graduated from California State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in counseling/marriage and family therapy. Her client experience ranges from ages 6 to 65 and includes individuals, groups, families, and couples. She has had additional training in Crisis Oriented Recovery Services, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Seeking Safety: Therapy for Trauma and Substance Abuse.

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Miranda Furie, Licensed Clinical Social Worker #67600 

Miranda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and also had a Substance Use Disorder California Certification. She provides clinical supervision, training and consultation to student interns and associate therapists. Her specialties include working with those who are healing from trauma, addiction, low self-esteem, depression, grief, and personality dynamics. 
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Anastasia Hospidales
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #135340

Anastasia earned a Master's Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the JFK School of Psychology and Social Sciences at National University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She was a crisis counselor for three years for one of the largest organizations for survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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Dominique Huddleston
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #117346

Dominique graduated from Brandman University with a Master's Degree in Psychology and also has a degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix. Dominique's passion is working with couples. 
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Stacey Ho
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #128975 

Stacey received her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California, Davis. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, stress, relational issues, multicultural issues, parenting, and identity exploration. 

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Dalton Huckaby
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #131903

Dalton graduated with honors from California Southern University with a Master of Arts in Psychology. Dalton enjoys working with individuals, families, couples, and children/ adolescents in areas of substance use, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and life transitions. He has a passion for working with children and adolescents and has extensive experience with LGBTQ.
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Christina Martinez
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #125473

Christina acquired her Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling as well as Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from California State University, Fresno. She has worked with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, families, and groups (co-parenting, anger management, grief support) within various mental health settings: Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline, hospice support, school districts, and community counseling services.
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Gina Mazzetti
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #123074

Gina is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist who obtained her Master's degree from John F. Kennedy University. She has worked with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, college students, in addition to clients with severe mental illness. 

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Bill Money
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #110749

Bill graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BA in Psychology and from Northcentral University in Scottsdale, Arizona with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. He works with children, teens, adults, and couples dealing with a wide variety of challenges to help them take steps toward healing and personal happiness. 

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Erica Nocera
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #133235 

Erica obtained her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University. She has worked with a diverse population of children and their families experiencing a wide variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, and trauma in community mental health non-profit organizations, residential settings, intensive outpatient clinics, and school-based settings. She has also worked with adolescents, adults (including couples and families) with co-occurring conditions with mental health and in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictions such as eating disorders, shopping, and gambling.

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Marisa Padilla
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #123071

Marisa received her Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from Point Loma Nazarene University, and her Bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology from University of California, San Diego. She has a passion for working with adolescents, young adults, and families who face challenges in managing depression, anxiety, relationships and communication, life transitions, grief, trauma, addiction, cultural identity issues, and gender identity issues.
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Lezah Pope
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #127518

Lezah received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is currently pursuing her PhD from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who seek healing from a wide range of issues such as trauma, interpersonal/relational difficulties, anxiety, addiction, and depression. 
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Claire Posel
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #121190

Claire has her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the University of San Francisco. Claire has also earned a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of San Francisco. Claire is especially passionate and skilled in her work with children, families, and individuals who are facing challenges with anxiety and anger management, self-esteem, processing of traumatic events and life transitions, attachment disruptions, and increasing social skills and confidence in oneself.
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Laura Purpura
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #123636

Laura earned a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University. Laura has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings. She focuses on depression, anxiety, relational issues and developing communication and interpersonal skills.

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David Rockman
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #132731

David received his Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton with a focus on mindfulness-based practice and currently conducts sleep research with NASA at Ames research center. He is passionate about working with young people navigating depression, anxiety, and difficult life adjustments and has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He specializes in helping with attention deficit, low self-esteem, depression, dynamic family relationships, grief/loss, and sleep disorder.

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Simi Samra
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #129004

Simi received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of California, Merced and her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA. She has experience as a school-based counselor and in community-based mental health for transitional-aged youth with severe mental health symptoms.

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Adriana Sanchez 
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #97911

Adriana graduated with a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Bakersfield. She enjoys working with teens, adults, couples, families, blended families, and anyone who is Spanish speaking.

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Dario Sarmienta 
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120368

Dario graduated from San Jose State University with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. He works with children, adults, teens, and families with various concerns including grief counseling, parent-child relationship improvement, harm reduction, and motivation. Dario can also provide therapy in Spanish. 

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Marie Tajon-Scott
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #123741

Marie's specialties include working with individuals who experience BIPOC issues (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), LGBTQ+ issues, and a wide array of minorities who tend to be underserved or overlooked in their communities. 

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Janice Tong
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120605

Janice is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who obtained her Master's Degree from San Francisco State University. She has worked with a diverse population of children and their families experiencing a wide variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
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Cristhy Trejo
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120993

​Christhy has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Menlo College. She has worked with a wide array of populations and especially enjoys working with children and young adults. She has helped children with developmental disabilities, monolingual Spanish speaking families, young adults with co-occurring diagnosis, such as addictions, mood disorders and/or psychosis, dissociative disorders.

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Maryah Villavicencio 
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #126931
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #9965

Maryah received her undergraduate degree in Psychology, as well as her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients. These include individuals, young adults, adolescents, and couples who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, coping skills, self-esteem issues, trauma, multicultural counseling, and intercultural issues.
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Mary Wade 
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #
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Mary graduated with a Master’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. Her passion is providing treatment to clients wherever they are in their therapeutic journey—including co-parenting issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, communication, sexual issues, grief, loss, anger, and identity.
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Natalie Yates
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #
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Natalie has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in LGBTQ+ Counseling from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with minors in Applied Psychology and Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She provides psychotherapy services for individuals, young adults, teens and their families. Natalie works closely with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, eating disorders, stress and low-self esteem.