Founder & Director
Jaclyn Long, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Adults: Anxiety (performance anxiety, perfectionism, generalized anxiety, hypervigilance, worry), trauma, complex trauma, depression, grief, chronic health issues, chronic pain, life direction, relationships & communication. Couples, parenting anxious / sensitive children, motherhood. Optimal Performance in sports, work life and family life - as an athlete / professional / parent.
Child & Teen: Anxiety (performance anxiety / perfectionism, separation anxiety, social anxiety), OCD, self-esteem issues, peer challenges, high sensitivity, emotional regulation & behavioral challenges, tantrums, defiance. Optimal Performance in sports and academics.
Modalities: Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist, Somatic IFS, EMDR, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hakomi, Psychosynthesis, Trauma Informed
Experience: Jaclyn Long is a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist, a Somatic IFS Therapist, a Certified Parent Educator and a Certified Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher. She is also trained in EMDR and Hakomi - which are both trauma-informed, body-based therapeutic approaches. Her style is warm, caring and collaborative. While she has a wide array of tools to share, she believes the most powerful therapeutic intervention is helping clients to access the inherent wisdom within them. She is passionate about helping people unburden the extreme beliefs, thoughts and feelings that limit their live…READ MORE
Abel Martinez, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Child, Teen & Transitional Age: Depression, anxiety, perfectionism, emotional dysregulation, tantrums, maladaptive behaviors, substance use, peer challenges, bullying, isolation, ADHD, transition to adulthood fears, acculturation challenges
Adult: Individual, couples, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger/violence, acculturation challenges, male identity issues
Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed, Play Therapy, Music Therapy Puppet Play, Family of Origin, Art Therapy, and Psychodrama
Experience: Throughout the last 26 years working in Mental Health, I have honed my skills in connecting with the most vulnerable of our society. My time with Uplift Children and Family Services provided me the opportunity to work with traumatized, children, teens & adults with severe behavioral challenges, as well as socioeconomic and generational trauma. My work with Refugee Foster Care and Family Reunification forged a gentle, trauma informed approach to therapy…READ MORE
Ani Gnanalingam, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Children & Teens: Anxiety, Trauma, Social Anxiety, Perfectionism, Separation Anxiety, ADHD, Tantrums, Emotional Regulation Challenges, Identity, Acculturation Issues, Grief, Peer Relationships and School Adjustment
Adults: Anxiety, Grief, Parenting, Work Pressure, Life Transitions, Identity, Acculturation Issues
Experience: As a refugee, an immigrant and a parent, Ani has had many life experiences that bring a unique approach to psychotherapy and healing. She began her career working in high tech in the Bay Area but found out quickly that her passion was for supporting individuals with their relationship toward school, work and personal growth...READ MORE
Andrea Throndson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Adults and teens navigating anxiety, depression, grief, substance abuse, alcohol dependence, recovery. Couples. Family therapy. Parenting. Parents who have children with anxiety, substance abuse, emotional challenges and/or special needs.
Modalities: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed
Experience: Andrea brings a wealth of experience supporting teens, young adults and adults struggling with anxiety, grief, depression and addiction. Andrea offers Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for teens and adults, and has completed Marsha Linnehan’s 16 week DBT Foundational Course. Andrea also has extensive training and experience supporting people and families dealing with alcohol / drug abuse and recovery. She worked for several years at Kara (Grief Support Services) and has extensive training and…READ MORE
Ellie Alvarez, Psychological Associate
Adults & Teens: Anxiety, Work / School Stress, Acculturation, Identity, Self-image, Shame, Depression, Grief, Trauma, Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Health, Self-care
Children: Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Academic Adjustment, Self-Esteem, Emotional Regulation, Anger,Depression, Grief, Trauma
Modalities: Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed, Trauma-Informed, Integrative, Relational, Person-Centered
Experience: Ellie is a dedicated clinician committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and affirming therapeutic space for her clients. She brings warmth and empathy to her approach, creating a nurturing environment for healing and growth. With a strong background working with queer and genderqueer clients, Ellie values each individual's unique experiences and identities… READ MORE
Jalene N. Salus, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Integrative Health Counselor
Children, Teens and Adults. Parents, Couples and Families.
Modalities: Internal Family Systems Informed Therapist, Trauma Informed, Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy, Mindful Health & Wellness, Resiliency Based
Focus: Stress Resilience. Motherhood / Parenthood, Grief, Loss & Life Transitions. Integrative Nutrition, Work-Life Balance, Women’s Wellness.
Experience: Jalene is a genuinely warm and compassionate therapist committed to providing quality care to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Jalene has a special interest in resiliency, which reflects her unwavering belief in each individual’s profound … READ MORE
Jennifer Merrill, Licensed Social Worker
Children, adolescents, parents, and young adults. Life transitions, identity formation, grief and loss, stress or worry about school or career paths, anxiety, depression, and supporting those coping with a current crisis or wanting to heal from past traumas.
Modalities: Internal Family Systems Informed Therapist, Trauma Informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Experience: Jennifer believes that the therapist - client relationship is a central part of the healing process, and that the therapist plays a critical role in creating a safe and trusting...READ MORE
Julie Yoo, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Children & Adolescents: Trauma / Complex Trauma / Early Childhood Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Academic Stress, Identity & Self-esteem Development, BIPOC Population, Asian American Teen Mental Health, Acculturation Challenges, Relationships, Grief and loss, Launching.
Adults: Trauma / Complex Trauma / Early Childhood Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, BIPOC Population, Acculturation Challenges, Career & Personal Growth, Women’s Wellness.
Modalities: Internal Family Systems Therapist, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Experience: Julie is a warm and empathetic therapist committed to providing quality care to children, adolescents, adults and families. Her approach is trauma informed, culturally sensitive and strength based, with an overarching grounding in humanistic ideals of person-centered, unconditional positive regard and respect for your unique life experiences....READ MORE
Justin Gillespie, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Children & Teens: Trauma, Emotional Dysregulation, Anxiety (Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Academic / Athletic Stress, Perfectionism), Depression, Social-Emotional Issues, Peer Challenges, Developmental Identity & Acculturation Issues.
Adults & Couples: Trauma, Complex Trauma, Early Childhood Trauma, Anxiety, Stress, Spirituality, Identity & Acculturation Issues, Depression, Grief / Loss, Life Transitions, Career Choices, Work Stress / Job Burnout, Parenting Support, Desires for Authenticity and Integrity.
Experience: Having lived and worked for years both in Italy and in Ireland, being fluent in Spanish and Italian, Justin is accustomed to listening within different cultural and linguistic frames, focusing on the client's unique experience and personality.....READ MORE
Lakshmi Kalluri, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu
Adults: Trauma, Complex Trauma, Early Childhood Trauma, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Anxiety (Hypervigilence, Worry, Panic, Performance Anxiety / Perfectionism, Social Anxiety, Postpartum Anxiety), Depression / Postpartum Depression, Parenting, Motherhood, Life Transitions, Career Path, Identity & Acculturation
Teens: Trauma, Complex Trauma, Emotion Regulation, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Performance Anxiety / Perfectionism, Academic Stress, Peer Challenges, Self Esteem, Depression, Identity & Acculturation IssuesExperience: I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about supporting teens, adults and families. Specializing in blending East-West wisdom, I hold a Medical Degree in the UK, and bring my deep understanding of the brain and neurobiology into my mindfulness-based work with clients as a therapist. Having lived and worked in multiple continents has been instrumental in understanding the diverse Silicon Valley clientele. With my culturally responsive approach...READ MORE
Linda Meyer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Child & Teens: Child and Adolescents, Grief and Loss, Trauma and PTSD, Healing from Sexual Abuse, Building Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Stress, Worry, Anxiety
Adults: Grief and Loss, Trauma and PTSD, Healing from Sexual Abuse, Parenting Support, Building Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Stress, Worry, Anxiety
Modalities: Internal Family Systems (IFS Level 2 Trained), Trauma Informed, EMDR, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Linda is passionate about helping clients resolve dissonance between beliefs and experiences, restore interpersonal relationships to wholeness and create empowerment by strengthening internal and external …READ MORE
Lisa Macias, PhD, Psychologist
Adolescents and Emerging Adults: Anxiety (performance anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety), peer / school adjustment, health behaviors, trauma, depression, and substance use.
Adults and Couples: Couples dynamics, anxiety (performance anxiety, perfectionism, generalized anxiety, hypervigilance, worr), depression, trauma, substance use, parenting, life transitions, and aging.
Modalities: Internal Family Systems (IFS Level 1 Trained), Trauma Informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
Lisa has more than 20 years of experience working in the education and mental health fields supporting adolescents, adults, and families. …READ MORE
María Benavent, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Children & Teens: Trauma, Grief, Emotional Dysregulation, Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology, Developmental Identity & Acculturation Issues, Anxiety (Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Academic/Athletic Stress, Perfectionism), Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, Social-Emotional Issues, Peer Challenges.
Adults & Couples: Trauma, Complex Trauma, Early Childhood Trauma, Grief, Loss, Life Transitions, Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology, Mother’s and Women’s Issues, Parenting Support, Couples, Anxiety, Stress, Identity & Acculturation Issues, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, Work Stress/Job Burnout, Perfectionism.
Modalities: Trauma Informed, Compassionate Inquiry informed, Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology, Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Grief Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Systems, Attachment Based, Somatic.
Experience: María started her professional journey as a corporate lawyer in Spain and the UK, and became a therapist after moving to the US, motivated by her desire to support individuals facing difficulty in their lives. Her international professional and personal backgrounds have provided her with a vast experience dealing …READ MORE
Shannon Gustafson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Complex Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety & Panic Disorder, Depression, Religious & Spiritual Issues, Identity & Self-Esteem Development, Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, LGBTQA+
Modalities: Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, Trauma Informed, Play Therapy, Object-Relations/Psychodynamic
Experience: Shannon is a compassionate and empathic therapist. She believes strongly in the power of the therapeutic relationship to bring healing and restoration to individuals, couples, and families.... READ MORE
Shruti Nair, APCC, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Teens: Anxiety, phobias, academic stress, social challenges, low self esteem, depression, identity issues, acculturation, behavioral challenges, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD), neurodivergence.
Adults: Anxiety, work stress, phobias, acculturation, depression. Couples, parenthood and motherhood.
Modalities: Internal Family Systems (IFS) Trained (Level 1), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu
Experience: Shruti is a warm, intuitive, and multilingual therapist with experience in working with clients diverse in age, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds. …READ MORE
Travis Shubeck, PhD
Pre-Teens and Adolescents: Trauma, Emotional Regulation, Stress / Anxiety / Perfectionism, Anger, Academic Adjustment, Friendship / Peer Issues, Acculturation, Health / Self-Care
Adults: Individual, Couples / Parents, Trauma, Shame, Parenting Support and Empowerment, Interpersonal Communication, Health / Self-care
Modalities: Internal Family Systems (IFS Level 1 Trained), Trauma-Informed, Object Relations / Psychodynamic, Person-Centered
Travis brings a collaborative and warm approach when working with clients from various socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. READ MORE