Kimberly Salmon, LMFT #53299

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I have spent my professional experience working with children from ages 2-12, teenagers, and adults.  I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families in order to help identify areas in their lives that they wish to strengthen or change.

There is no limit to the stress that accompanies the responsibility of being an adult.  Many times the stresses increase before changes can be made.  We can work together to create a healthy life balance with managing stress, strengthening social/ intimate relationships, reducing work stress, and identifying positive coping skills to use when feeling overwhelmed.

I also have experience working with individuals that struggle with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Bereavement, and many other related disorders. I generally use Cognitive-behavior therapy and Solution-Focused modalities.

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Cynthia Max-Wright, 46220

Cynthia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience
in working with children, families and adults. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Cynthia believes that every person the power to be happy, healthy and to make changes toward being their best possible self. She is committed to working with each individual with respect, compassion and an understanding of individual differences. Therapy is a personal and different experience for everyone and Cynthia believes in creating a partnership that will allow you to use your strengths to make changes in your life. Cynthia can offer support in addressing a variety of issues including: relationship struggles, life transitions, family conflict, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse recovery and more.

Lisa Sloan, LMFT #100507

I have a passion for working with people with a wide range of therapeutic goals. I generally use cognitive behavioral techniques as well as mindfulness and a client centered approach that uses the therapeutic relationship to help be an agent for positive changes. One of my biggest goals for myself is to help all my clients feel welcome and comfortable to be open and be able to process their feelings, secrets and fears. I have vast experience working with young children and adolescence and in these cases will use play therapy and artwork to help process feelings. I also enjoy working with adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief, and many other issues. I look forward to meeting you and helping you meet your goals.

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Chau Prentice, LMFT #90975

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience with a deep commitment to helping others. My clinical background includes serving a broad range of clients with mild to severe mental illnesses working through issues including anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, relationship issues, domestic violence, parenting difficulties, divorced/blended family issues, and stress management. My theoretical orientation draws on psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches, focusing on a balance between both current and past events. My approach also combines a blend of psychoeducation and personal life experiences. My goal is to help provide clarity, self-awareness, and support so clients are able to overcome personal barriers and become empowered to make positive and healthy changes in their lives.

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Kristin Manuel, LCSW #60824

Kristin graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work in 2009 and has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2011 with children, teens, and adults with issues including chronic medical conditions,  trauma, grief and loss, court-mandated skills training, substance abuse, life transitions, serious mental illness, and acute psychiatric crises. Kristin’s approach is warm, non-judgmental, empathic, and direct with a person-centered, strength-based approach using a variety of treatment modalities. She aims to help empower people to utilize their strengths in order to live their best lives. She looks forward to meeting you!


Heather Brown, ASW #95585

I received my MSW from the University of Southern California where I concentrated in the study of children, youth, and families, and now work with individuals of all ages. My areas of specialty include trauma, anxiety, depression, and major life transitions. I also have experience working with individuals with personality disorders and bipolar disorder. I have worked with clients from a wide variety of racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds and believe in incorporating clients’ cultural values and traditions into the therapeutic process. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and strengths-based approaches to help my clients achieve their goals. As a clinician, I aim to go beyond treating symptoms to help you create real, long-lasting change by empowering you to develop the tools you need to live the life you want. I am constantly striving to demystify therapy and eradicate stigma and other barriers that so often prevent people from getting the help they need, because I believe that mental health and wellness should be for everyone.

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Sunnaa, Mohammad, LCSW #87024

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist for individuals, groups, and families from various backgrounds. I earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside and my Master’s in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles. My experience includes working with clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings to address a wide variety of mental health concerns, including: depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, grief and loss, role transitions, and suicidality. I take a person-centered therapeutic approach, focusing on building a genuine healing relationship with my clients. I strongly believe in working alongside my clients as a team, and tailoring my treatment approach and therapeutic modalities to best meet the needs of each individual. I look forward to working with you soon!

Nicole Williams, APCC #5697

Nicole is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with experience in helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem and body image, and trauma-related issues. She has over 10 years of experience working with teens and adults with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Nicole works with people of all genders, orientations, ethnicities, race and religions.

Nicole believes that with the right tools and supports, we all have the ability to heal and grow. A core belief she carries into her work is the power of connection. She provides a safe place to do collaborative work, while empowering clients to find what works best for them and their lives. Nicole is passionate about helping clients be their authentic selves and uses a modern approach to therapy, bringing her authentic self into session. She is dedicated to helping her clients learn coping techniques to achieve balance in their lives.

Nicole attended California State University, Sacramento where she obtained her Master degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and her Bachelor degree in Social Work from California State University, Chico. She is passionate about mindfulness practices and believes that her role as a counselor is to support her clients to feel empowered. Nicole mainly uses a strength-based, client-centered approach, also incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy to help her clients achieve their goals.    

Stephanie Hounnou, ASW #93978

My name is Stephanie Afi Hounnou. I graduated from California State University here in Sacramento with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and obtained a Master’s in social work through Aurora University, in Aurora Illinois.


As an associate clinical social worker, I am a Certified Multisystemic Therapist, specializing in working with teens ages 14-17 and the family family to obtain the means and skills to deal with life problems and work through it eventually on their own with the skills provided. I have nearly 9 years experience working in social services and working with adults, families and children within the community.

My experience lies in family therapy, crisis residential, inpatient facilities, and mental health crisis center. I have experience working with individuals and guiding families through difficulties in life. Specifically this includes individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, psychosis, post traumatic stress disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder and bipolar disorder.


I believe a strong support through one’s family, community, and trust are important factors for anyone to succeed. My mission is to meet each individual where they are at and help them identify their values, supports and work through issues of life in order to be empowered, persevere and thrive in life.

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April Paganelli   APCC, # 9508

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Science (MS) degree from the California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) College of Education, emphasizing rehabilitation. Following my graduation, I found myself very prepared and excited about working with clients experiencing mental and physical health concerns. I have experience working with diverse and multicultural clients, including older adults, teenagers, LGBTQ, non-binary, active duty military, and Veterans. I also have extensive experience working with clients with various learning disabilities, such as; ADHD, Auditory, and visual processing disorders.

I like to meet clients where they are; sometimes, it’s baby steps to get where they need to be or a little push to get you back where you were. Our world can be fast and busy, so I like to use a cognitive behavior, person-centered, and solution-focused approach. I also include meditation to have the client learn to relax.

I look forward to helping those with mental health concerns achieve their goals. I also welcome the chance to work with children and couples.