Los Angeles, CA + Surrounding Areas

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Julie Foley, M.S., LMFT
CA Regional Director

Julie Foley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Science degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Resources and Human Development from Arizona State University. Julie has been working as a therapist for over 18 years. For the majority of that time, Julie’s focus has been working with adolescents and their families. She is passionate about helping young people to develop and grow into healthy adults.

Additionally, Julie places a strong emphasis on helping families to overcome their challenges and to function in a healthier manner. The clients Julie has worked with have come to value her expertise and the ability to build strong therapeutic relationships. Julie has vast experience including community counseling, outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient programming, and both short-term and long-term residential treatment settings.  She is highly experienced in treating anxiety, depression, self-harm, substance abuse, and trauma, as well as parent education, family dynamics, and family dysfunction.

Julie and her husband are empty nesters and enjoy spending time with their adult daughters. She also enjoys traveling, going for long walks, and trying new hobbies.

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Amber Cromwell, LMFT, ATR-BC
Marital and Family Therapist

Amber’s first profession was as an artist and educator. This led her to an interest in the human psyche and the study of psychology. All of these interesting pieces fit together through a drive and a passion for connection and an appreciation for personal growth. One of the things that Amber loves most about her career is the opportunity to witness the resiliency and self-discovery that teens and young adults make every single day.

Amber received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education and her Masters of Arts degree in Marital and Family Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. When not following her career passions, Amber is most likely to be found outdoors (preferably the beach) or engaging in the arts in some way. As an avid live music fan, the Hollywood Bowl is her favorite place. And since she is learning to play the guitar maybe someday we can all see her on stage.

Self-discovery also plays a big part in her personal life as Amber has a wanderlust for travel. She only has two more continents to visit to complete her own personal global tour.

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Dominic Valdes, LCSW
Family Therapist

Dominic Valdes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s in Social Work from California State University Bakersfield; he is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Dominic believes that family is the foundation for our children’s lives and proving adolescents and families with tools and loving support is key to a thriving life. He uses a compassionate, strengths-and-skills based approach when working with his clients, including the use of CBT, play-therapy, and DBT.

Dominic began his work providing support and guidance as a counselor and therapist to children, adolescents, adults, and families in 2007 with specialties in addictions, trauma, and family dynamics. Dominic has served as a social worker and therapist in many settings, including community and school-based mental health clinics, adolescent mental health and substance abuse residential treatment centers, substance abuse treatment centers for adults, and private practice. Dominic has over a decade of experience using certified evidence-based treatment modalities, including Seeking Safety, Aggression-Replacement Training, Strengthening Family Program, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). In his free time, Dominic enjoys traveling with his partner and son, reading a good book, and seeing new movies. Dominic looks forward to being of support and guidance to you.

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Maxine Hughes, LMFT
Family Therapist

Maxine Hughes graduated from Azusa Pacific University with her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapist and is currently registered with the Board of Behavioral Services. Maxine has several years’ experience working with adolescents and families in a dual-diagnosis residential facility and private practice in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles areas. In this capacity, Maxine facilitated group, individual, and family psychotherapy while utilizing evidence-based practices Aggression Replacement Training, Seeking Safety, and Strengthening Families.

Maxine also worked at an Orange County Mental Health Agency treating adolescent and young adults suffering from mental health issues underlying emotional distress and by utilizing a dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-focused and strength-based approach. Maxine has focused her treatment approach on treating trauma, exploring family dynamics, and teaching necessary cognitive and behavioral skills to live a fulfilling and satisfying life. Maxine’s approach to therapy is warm, compassionate, and firm which illuminates the path toward fulfillment and personal healing and growth. In her off-time Maxine enjoys carpentry, building furniture, thrift shopping and spending time with family and close friends.

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Nicole Calvento, LMFT
Family Therapist

Nicole Calvento is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who received her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in California State University, Northridge (2015). Nicole has worked with a diverse population, but one of her passions is working with adolescents and transitional age youths, and assisting them in recognizing their remarkable resilience. Nicole believes in the importance of authenticity, thus she provides a safe space for individuals to be their genuine selves. She is compassionate, non-judgmental, believes in the importance of humor, and a cheerleader of her client's life journey. Nicole utilizes approaches including cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, humanistic, and psychodynamic therapies, but is overall eclectic and molds her sessions based on what would best benefit her clients.

Outside of work, Nicole likes to make herself some earl grey tea and cozy up with a good book, or pick up a pen and notebook, and just allow for her thoughts to flow out of the blank pages.  As for outdoor activities, she likes taking a walk around the park and just being one with nature.

San Francisco, CA + Surrounding Areas

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Julie Foley, M.S., LMFT
CA Regional Director

Julie Foley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Science degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Resources and Human Development from Arizona State University. Julie has been working as a therapist for over 18 years. For the majority of that time, Julie’s focus has been working with adolescents and their families. She is passionate about helping young people to develop and grow into healthy adults.

Additionally, Julie places a strong emphasis on helping families to overcome their challenges and to function in a healthier manner. The clients Julie has worked with have come to value her expertise and the ability to build strong therapeutic relationships. Julie has vast experience including community counseling, outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient programming, and both short-term and long-term residential treatment settings.  She is highly experienced in treating anxiety, depression, self-harm, substance abuse, and trauma, as well as parent education, family dynamics, and family dysfunction.

Julie and her husband are empty nesters and enjoy spending time with their adult daughters. She also enjoys traveling, going for long walks, and trying new hobbies.

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Jessica Lang, LMFT

Jessica Lang, LMFT has a deep knowledge and compassion for helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other complex traumas. With over a decade of experience helping children and adolescents who’ve experienced multiple traumas, and as a result had trouble with emotional regulation and attachment problems, she has uses a treatment approach that integrates the body and mind connection. As an NMT certified provider, Jessica uses this brain mapping assessment tool in her private practice to help target specific areas of the brain that need special attention, and uses this information to help survivors release the trapped energy from past traumas and replace these maladaptive coping skills with healthier alternatives that are right for the individual.

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Joanna Ricco, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist Intern

Joanna Ricco, MS, LMFT received a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur. Having spent her practicum and internship years working with teenagers, she has honed the skills and discovered the passion for working with this unique population. Joanna's commitment to her clients begins with a firmly held belief in the ability of individuals to advocate for themselves. When acceptance can overcome stagnating fear and doubt, real change is within reach. Occasionally, we find ourselves in a holding pattern and guidance through psychotherapy can be the portal to a renewed sense of self.

Jovy Lam

Jovy Lam
Family Therapist Intern

Jovy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has received her master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University. For about a decade, she has been working with children, youth and families of diverse ethnic backgrounds in the home, school, community mental health and residential treatment settings. Jovy’s specialty is the use of creativity such as dance and the arts, to enhance self-awareness and healthy relationships. She enjoys supporting family members’ in their relational dynamics through fun games and facilitating relational skills such as reconciliation and conflict resolution. She is in the process of becoming a registered Dance Movement Therapist. In her free time, she likes to practice Pilates and Ballet, play the piano and spend time in nature such as exploring national parks.

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Keith McGowen
McGowen, M.S., AMFT, PPSC2

Keith completed his Master’s Degree from Cal State East Bay and is an Associate Marriage Family Therapist registered with the BBS. Keith is passionate about helping people develop positive functionality in their lives. Working primarily with adolescents and adults through a family systems approach has found effective when looking to treat patients holistically.

Keith’s vast experience working with different cultures includes being a clinician/therapist for school-based and community programs. Keith also has experience supporting families and adolescents as a High School Guidance Counselor. Keith is skilled in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, as well as parent education.

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Joseph Robinson

Joseph Robinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor II with extensive clinical, administrative and public policy experience.  Joseph has been instrumental in developing statewide campaigns to eliminate stigma and discrimination related to mental health and to prevent deaths by suicide.  He is a member of statewide and national workgroups and advisory councils and is the immediate past President of the California Coalition for Mental Health.  Joseph integrates a trauma-focused approach that emphasizes understanding how traumatic experiences impact mental, behavioral, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being with a non-authoritative approach allowing clients to take more of a lead in discussions to discover their own solutions acting as a compassionate facilitator listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience.  He uses motivational interviewing as a counseling method to help clients resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation
to change their behavior.
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Michelle Mangiardi
PPSC, APCC, LPCC

 

Michelle Mangiardi earned
a Master’s in Education with a concentration in counseling, a credential in Pupil Personnel Services (PPSC), and is currently an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) working towards her licensure (LPCC).  Michelle has experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and families with a range of emotional, behavioral, and social needs.  Most recently, Michelle served students in school settings as a counselor and also facilitated group therapy in an Intensive Outpatient Program.  She believes in growth and healing, human connection, perseverance, and perspective, and has a true passion for helping individuals find and harness their strength and connectedness to others.  In her life outside of work, Michelle enjoys running, hiking, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.
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Rebecca Li
LCSW

 

Rebecca Li earned her Master of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work. She has over seven years of clinical experience working with families at all stages in the family life cycle in hospitals, clinics, and residential settings. She is passionate about supporting families that have experienced trauma and loss, and she believes that all families have the ability to heal, communicate better, and experience joy. Rebecca loves helping people build healthy, positive relationships during what can be a challenging time of growth and change. Her approach is warm and curious - after all, every person and family is different. She is committed to continuing education and loves deepening her learning about evidence based therapies. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family and friends, swimming, and reading.

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