Therapists

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.

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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!

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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.    

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Kathy Steenberg, LCSW #21712

Kathy has over 26 years of experience as therapist individuals, families, and couples in overcoming common as well as difficult challenges.  My specialty certifications are in Trauma Focused CBT, Attachment Based Family Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy with couples, Psychodynamic psychotherapy for Adoption & Foster Families.  I am trained in Motivational Interviewing.  LGBT affirmative. 

She earned a BS degree in Psychology from Ohio State University (1984), MSW  from California State University, Sacramento (1995), and finally obtained my license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008.  In addition, for over ten years she has been mentoring associate therapists to perfect their counseling skills.

Her clients describe her as down-to-earth, nonjudgmental, and easy to talk to. She helps individuals, families, and couples to establish their goas early on to begin pursuing their desired changes sooner.  Sessions have a clear direction

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Amy Nelson, ASW #102437   She/Her
 I work with children, adolescents, couples and adults who are looking for support as they navigate challenges in life. We can work together to process trauma or grief, develop stronger relationships, improve communication, build self-esteem, and learn positive coping skills. I have a passion for working with people to create a peaceful relationship around food, movement, and body image.

My personal therapeutic style is non-judgmental, warm, and client focused. I’m pleased to provide gender and identity affirming care as an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. As a member of the a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), I strive to be inclusive, respectful, and always work to improve my cultural competence.

Techniques used may include Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art, play, narrative work, and much more.

I earned my MSW from Walden University in 2021, my MS degree in human and social services also from Walden University in 2019, and my BSW from Brandman University in 2017. My education focused on child and family interventions, social justice, and evidence-based interventions. I’m currently continuing my education as doctorial scholar-practitioner at Walden University’s PhD program specializing in clinical social work with an anticipated program completion date of 2024.

 

It would be my pleasure to accompany you on your personal therapeutic journey!

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Jamie Sani-Flores, ASW # 95526

My greatest passion and inspiration in life is walking alongside someone during their life journey. This passion set me on my path of obtaining a Master's in Social Work, with a concentration in Health and Aging, and subsequently becoming a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker. I have experience working with individuals with substance abuse, chronic medical conditions, severe mental illness, life transitions, trauma, caregivers, brain impairment. I enjoy working with families that have a child/ren with developmental disorders. I have post-graduate training and experience in Art Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, and Psychoanalysis. I carry a deep commitment to learning about everyone I work with and their needs. This knowledge will help me in supporting your empowerment in changing your life for the better.

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Jazzmin Grigsby, ASW  #98919

Jazzmin is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and is passionate about working with both children and adults towards achieving their personal goals. Jazzmin is a recent graduate from University of Southern Californias (USC) with a Masters in Social Work MSW with a focus on Children, Youth, and Families. Jazzmin has been working with children of all ages for years in a variety of ways including as a preschool teacher, Child Welfare worker, and in the Foster Care system. Jazzmin had also worked with adults in many aspects towards assisting them to overcome their traumas, struggles, and daily life challenges. She has primarily worked with  substances abuse/ substance use disorder, depression and anxiety disorders, and traumas associated with homelessness and the child welfare system.

 

In my her time she loves to travel, spending time with my family and friends, baking, and relaxing with her dog. I look forward to getting to know you more.

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Andrea Swan, ASW #81934

Andrea Swan is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW81934). Andrea received her Masters of Social Work in Mental Health from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in Adults and Healthy Aging. She has robust experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Interpersonal Psychodynamic Therapy, and Spirituality in Clinical Practice. She specializes in Forensic Mental Health, serving as a beacon of hope for those navigating the Criminal Justice System and those struggling with Substance Use Disorder. Andrea is passionate about cultivating a culturally inclusive therapy experience while breaking down the barriers and associated stigma of mental health treatment. When she's not serving in her professional capacity, Andrea finds joy in quality time with her children, reading, meditating, watching movies, listening to music, and being active in nature.

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Martha Munoz, APCC #5957

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I have Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Maryland University College and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and my experience includes working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, military service members, retirees and military dependents with depression, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, substance use disorder, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss and other mental health issues in inpatient and outpatient settings. My approach to therapy is to provide safe environment in support of clients’ individual needs. I utilized Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Systems, and Strength Based Therapy. I believe life is a journey of changes and obstacles that can overwhelm us at times leaving us feeling alone and scared. But with support, acceptance and understanding, we can learn to navigate and overcome those changes and obstacles towards growth and emotional well-being.

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Alexis Nicodemus, AMFT

Alexis Nicodemus earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education with a minor in counseling as well as a master’s degree in counseling from Sacramento State University in California. Her clinical experience includes working in intensive outpatient programs as well as residential facilities for eating disorder recovery. Alexis has experience in helping to ensure that program curriculum is properly implemented, works to collect collateral contacts as needed to support treatment, and offers therapeutic services to clients experiencing eating disorders and co-existing conditions. As a clinical therapist, Alexis employs modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness practices to support clients struggling with mental and behavioral health concerns. Her passion is to assist individuals in the ways they most need in order to find joy, hope, and purpose along the path to healing. Alexis wants clients to know that while life inevitably presents challenges, they are not alone in facing them and there is always light at the end of the tunnel. She strongly promotes the importance of mental health, emphasizes that each of us matters, and advocates for seeking assistance when one’s well-being depends on it.

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Julie A. Keller, AMFT #117941

Julie is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She is currently completing a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and is getting prepared for taking clinical licensing exam. She is also studying to be a Clinical Psychologist and researching the area of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) as a resource for avoiding homelessness.  She studied at Texas Wesleyan University, in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated in 2017, with Masters in MFT. For the past several years, Julie worked with at-risk youth and junior sex offenders (JSOs) in residential treatment facilities. She also has experience working for a room and board and board and care facility providing crisis intervention for patients struggling with their mental health. Julie has worked with people of all ages, socioeconomic situations, and general mental health needs. 

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