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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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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Amy Gutierrez, ASW #79617

Amy is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with a passion to work alongside clients through their journey. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development. She has 5 years of experience serving diverse populations in outpatient settings, providing individual and group therapy. She has served clients that have struggled with depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation and self-harm, domestic violence, and relationship issues. Amy operates from a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach using a variety of treatment modalities to best serve the client.

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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, and adults who are looking for support as they navigate a variety of challenges. 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.

Techniques used may include Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, art, play, narrative work, and much more. My personal therapeutic style is non-judgmental, warm, and client focused.

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 a member of the National Association of Social Workers, a Health at Every Size® (HAES®) pledged professional, and Phi Alpha Honor Society member. I strive to be inclusive, culturally competent, and a LGBTQIA+ ally.

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

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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