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The best care starts with highly qualified providers.

The best care starts with highly qualified providers.

The best care starts with highly qualified providers.

The best care starts with highly qualified providers.

Sensible Care connects you with the best mental health doctors, psychologists, and psychotherapists across California. Patients can meet with their care team at one of our clinics or online, and should questions arise, our amazing support staff can help. 

Sensible Care connects you with the best mental health doctors, psychologists, and psychotherapists across California. Patients can meet with their care team at one of our clinics or online, and should questions arise, our amazing support staff can help. 

Sensible Care connects you with the best mental health doctors, psychologists, and psychotherapists across California. Patients can meet with their care team at one of our clinics or online, and should questions arise, our amazing support staff can help. 

You can review our bios and specialties below to request a specific provider, or feel free to go straight to our patient portal to book an appointment, and we’ll help you narrow in on the best fit.

You can review our bios and specialties below to request a specific provider, or feel free to go straight to our patient portal to book an appointment, and we’ll help you narrow in on the best fit.

You can review our bios and specialties below to request a specific provider, or go straight to our patient portal and we’ll match you to a provider based on your needs.

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Paul Chung

Psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer

Biography: I enjoy getting to know my patients on a deeper level and helping them to obtain a high level of functioning, using all the tools at my disposal. Having a great team at Sensible Care allows me to gather data from my patients efficiently and to provide them with effective treatment plans quickly. I strive to address all aspects of mental wellness and encourage healthy habits related to sleep, nutrition, exercise, in addition to advising about therapy options and medications.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: General psychiatry and Addiction psychiatry

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: Outside of spending time with my daughter, I like to recharge by gardening, woodworking, playing basketball, and golf. 

Education: Medical school - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Residency and Addiction fellowship - UCLA San Fernando Valley

Specialty Board Certifications: General Psychiatry; Addiction psychiatry

Publications: Chung, P.  Worsening Hip Pain in a Young, Active Duty Pilot.  Federal Practitioner, 2010, 27(9): 30-32.

Languages/Fluency: English / Korean

Education: Medical school - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Residency and Addiction fellowship - UCLA San Fernando Valley

Specialty Board Certifications: General Psychiatry; Addiction psychiatry

Publications: Chung, P.  Worsening Hip Pain in a Young, Active Duty Pilot.  Federal Practitioner, 2010, 27(9): 30-32.

Languages/Fluency: English / Korean

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Kevin Jou

Psychiatrist

Biography: To provide expert professional care that is compassionate, confidential, accessible, and current.

Biography: I provide expert professional care that is compassionate, confidential, accessible, and current.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: Know what you are good at, then learn something new.

Education: Residency: UCLA-SFV Psychiatry Training Program; Medical School: The Chicago Medical School

Specialty Board Certifications: General Psychiatry

Languages/Fluency: English / Mandarin

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Gabrielle Lewis

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Biography: As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I take pride in offering evidence-based care while maintaining a supportive, compassionate and judgement-free environment for my patients. My approach to medication management is patient-centered and collaborative. Knowing that each patient has their own individual goals, I review the risks and benefits of various treatment options, while also including a discussion of whether medication treatment is appropriate at all. In addition to medication management, I incorporate elements of cognitive-behavioral, motivational, and supportive therapy into our sessions, while also placing emphasis on the importance nutrition, exercise, improved sleep practices, and meaningful activity.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, sleep disorders, and substance use disorder. I employ different therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational therapy, supportive therapy and interpersonal therapy.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: Reading, rock climbing, and yoga are my favorite forms of self-care. I try to engage in these activities as often as possible. I go out of my way to make them extra-special by drinking tea with a good book, or lighting candles while doing yoga.

Education: Master of Science in Nursing from California State University Long Beach, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Rutgers University.

Specialty Board Certifications: Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Languages/Fluency: English 

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Nadia Barati

Psychiatrist

Biography: My interest in psychiatry started at a very young age. I've always been fascinated by the power of the mind; in finding ways to master the mind and live at peace in spite of circumstances.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: Knowing the patient as a unique individual and not as just another case. Mood disorders, PTSD, Adult ADHD, personality disorders.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: I strive to find a balance across the health of body, mind, and social aspects of life.

Education: I received my MD at age 24 from one of the best medical schools in the Middle East. I did my residency in Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut and attended Medical School at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS).

Specialty Board Certifications: Board certified by American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Languages/Fluency: English / Persian (Farsi)

Education: I received MD degree at age 24 from one of the best medical schools in the Middle East. I did my residency in Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut and attended Medical School at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS).

Specialty Board Certifications: Board certified by American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Languages/Fluency: English / Persian (Farsi)

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Stephen Allen

Psychiatrist

Biography: I am extremely humbled by the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with patients while working to restore normalcy during vulnerable times of their lives.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: General psychiatry and Addiction psychiatry

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: In order to achieve true mental wellness, I believe one must start by valuing and prioritizing oneself.  Once this is achieved, a strong support network coupled with a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle choices will aid in maintaining mental wellbeing. 

Education: Medical School – David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. General Psychiatry Residency and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship – UCLA San Fernando Valley.

Specialty Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Languages/Fluency: English 

Education: I received MD degree at age 24 from one of the best medical schools in the Middle East. I did my residency in Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut and attended Medical School at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS).

Specialty Board Certifications: Board certified by American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Languages/Fluency: English / Persian (Farsi)

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Parisa Saleminik

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Biography: I always knew I was meant to work in a field where I could help others. I genuinely love meeting people and hearing their life stories and I look forward to getting to know my client for who they are.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: Depression, anxiety, grief/loss, gay/lesbian/transgender issues, cultural/ethnic issues, postpartum issues, and woman issues, cognitive-based-therapy, solution-focused, holistic

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: Exercise, spending time with family and friends, watching movies, going to the beach, and listening to music

Education: California State University, Fullerton- Bachelors of Arts in Psychology; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology- Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in MFT

Languages/Fluency: English / Farsi

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Margaret Haglund

Psychiatrist

Biography: My primary passion is working one-on-one with individuals to help them achieve their fullest potential. I use a variety of psychotherapy techniques, collaboration with therapists, as well as medications when indicated to find unique treatment plans that are unique to each patient. Other specialty interests include: helping patients taper down or off pain and anxiety medications; working with new parents during the challenging postpartum period; helping individuals through relationship transitions; and addressing symptoms that arise during medical conditions.

Biography: My primary passion is working one-on-one with individuals to help them achieve their fullest potential. I use a variety of psychotherapy techniques, collaboration with therapists, as well as medications when indicated to find unique treatment plans that are unique to each patient. Other specialty interests include: helping patients taper down or off pain and anxiety medications; working with new parents during the challenging postpartum period; helping individuals through relationship transitions; and addressing symptoms that arise during medical conditions.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: Specializes in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and treatment-resistant conditions. Expert in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Education: Medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Residency from Columbia University Medical Center, Fellowship at UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital 

Languages/Fluency: English / French

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Tara Sohrabpartovi

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Biography: I am passionate about creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to express their innermost thoughts and feelings, learn new coping skills, improve communication, and enhance wellbeing.

Biography: My primary passion is working one-on-one with individuals to help them achieve their fullest potential. I use a variety of psychotherapy techniques, collaboration with therapists, as well as medications when indicated to find unique treatment plans that are unique to each patient. Other specialty interests include: helping patients taper down or off pain and anxiety medications; working with new parents during the challenging postpartum period; helping individuals through relationship transitions; and addressing symptoms that arise during medical conditions.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: I use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to address depression, anxiety, relationship issues, adjustment, eating disorders, and body image.

Strategies for Personal Wellness: In my free time, I enjoy reading, going to the beach, trying new recipes, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.

Education: Masters of science, California State University, Fullerton

Languages/Fluency: English 

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Lillian Strom

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Biography: Understanding the challenges of breaking toxic family patterns has inspired me to help others do the same. I have a passion for joining and guiding people through their personal journey of healing and self-empowerment in a non-judgmental, safe environment.

Biography: Understanding the challenges of breaking toxic family patterns has inspired me to help others do the same. I have a passion for joining and guiding people through their personal journey of healing and self-empowerment in a non-judgmental, safe environment.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: EMDR Therapist, Traumatic Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, and Confidence Development.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: My personal strategies for mental wellness include a variety of things. My main go-to’s are the gym, journaling and my own personal therapy. I also make a point of prioritizing self-care for myself. That can include socializing, staying at home and relaxing or getting a massage.

Education: Masters of Science, Clinical from Vanguard University of Southern California

Specialty Board Certifications: Orange County Behavioral Health: Anger Management, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Alt. for Families CBT, State of California: Advocate against Domestic Violence

Languages/Fluency: English

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Cassandra Silver

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - BC

Biography: My care is driven by an empathetic understanding of an individual’s unique life circumstances. I strive to engage patients in partnership and collaboration to reach mental health harmony. By combining both individual preferences with neuropsychiatric science, we achieve optimal mental health functioning.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Brief Solution Focused; Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry; Motivational Therapy

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: I engage in work-life balance, meditation, yoga, and reading for pleasure. My cats also keep me busy and are my stress-relieving companions at home! Additionally, shinrin yoku or "forest bathing" via hikes all over Southern California is another way I find peace and decompress.

Education: Master of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Arts, Cognitive Sciences

Specialty Board Certifications: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-BC

Languages/Fluency: English

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Jennifer Scott

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervising Therapist

Biography: Since I was young, I have felt great compassion for people experiencing pain and hardship. I believe that building a supportive and trusting relationship through therapy creates a safe place to explore one's struggles and discover a path to a healthy state of being. My joy comes from working alongside people to help them through challenges to achieve their goals with lasting impact.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: Specializing in trauma Informed Care, Parenting Issues (and children with special needs), Foster Care/Adoption, Grief and Loss, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse/Neglect, Adjustment Issues, PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety. Style: Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: I value wellness and self-care. I make exercise a few times a week a priority (going for walks/hikes, runs, to the gym, yoga, etc.), as well as eating healthy (rewarding myself with treats too), getting enough rest, and spending time with loved ones. I also enjoy listening to music and being in nature to re-center myself.

Education: Master of Social Work, Cal State Long Beach

Languages/Fluency: English / Spanish

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Shou Wang

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Biography: I first became interested in medicine after working in a psych unit. I also joined the army around that same time, and after seeing how much my brothers and sisters who served could benefit from mental health care, I decided to pursue my career. After I got my degree, I did my rotations at the VA to better support our heroes. My patients are amazing, and I see a lot of correlations between the work I do and that of an artist. No two paintings are identical just like all patients are unique in their own way. I look forward to helping my patients find their horizon.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: General Psychiatry and war related PTSD

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: Sleeping, yoga, and traveling the world with a big backpack and stinky shoes. Experiencing new cultures, trying out new cuisines, and meeting new people helps ground me and fill me back up.

Education: Loma Linda University, California

Languages/Fluency: English / Mandarin

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Caroline Chae

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Biography: It is a joy for me to accompany each individual in supporting their quality of life and ability to self-manage. I deeply value exercising cultural humility while collaboratively integrating practical, creative, and sustainable practices in a therapeutic setting.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: CBT, solution-focused / positive psychology, mindfulness, and narrative approaches to address: anxiety, depression, cultural / identity issues, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and caregiving for children or adolescents with said presentations.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: Quality time with my dog and husband, moving my body outdoors, watching preferred comedies, listening to music/podcasts, creative writing, practicing mindfulness, and accessing support from friends/others.

Education: M.A. in Counseling Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy at University of San Francisco. B.A. in Psychology at UC San Diego.

Academic Affiliation: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Languages/Fluency: English

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Edwin D. Bai

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Biography: I love being a part of people's journey to feeling better. It's in that space of growth that people find and feel love, humility, acceptance and so many other virtues that make life sweet.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: My treatment style all depends on the person (or couple) I'm working with. I've been specialized in EMDR trauma therapy and Gottman couples therapy. I also incorporate different modalities from Attachment, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, Bowenian, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Gestalt therapy. This has allowed me to work with clients who experience depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma, family-of-origin barriers, and communication struggles. 

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: Exercise (e.g. weight training, running, surfing, snowboarding, boxing, yoga), eating both healthy (and not so healthy) food, practicing my faith, connecting with my support systems/community, binge-watching my favorite movies and television shows and traveling.

Education: BA from CSUF and MA from Hope International University.

Languages/Fluency: English / Korean

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Ilene McColister

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervising Therapist

Biography: Since I was a young girl, I have always been a helper. Being a therapist allows me to use my natural gifts, and my education, to help people achieve their goals.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: I take a solution-focused approach to achieve symptom relief, and to help my clients achieve their life goals. I specialize in working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, and family/marital issues. I also work with children, children with special needs (ADHD, Conduct disorder, etc), and parenting.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: I believe that self-care is important for all. To take care of my mental health I craft (my Cricut is my best friend), spend time with family and friends, pray, sing, dance, and being at the beach.

Education: Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, BA in Psychology

Academic Affiliation: San Joaquin Valley College

Languages/Fluency: English

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Michael Bribeaux

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Biography: It is an honor to have the responsibility of helping guide others as they navigate through challenging parts of their soul's journey. I enjoy working with individuals as they re-discover their innate tools to be their own healers and step into their fullest potential.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: My areas of expertise include Childhood Trauma, Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety, and Spiritual Discovery. I utilize a solution-focused and holistic therapeutic approach.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: In my free time I enjoy being with family and dog, being in nature, working out, practicing Tai Chi, reading poetry, and watching comedies. My passion is traveling to South America where I regularly volunteer in orphanages and study indigenous cultures.

Education: Master of Science in Counseling. Cal State, Northridge

Languages/Fluency: English / Spanish

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Amanda Pham

Psychiatrist

Licensed Psychiatrist

Biography: My passion for mental health and wellness stems from a genuine desire to connect with others and help them achieve their goals. In order to develop a treatment plan together, I believe it is important to take the time to explore the whole picture, including the unique experiences, lifestyle, stressors, and relationships that contribute to mental health. Whether you or your loved one are a kid, teen, or adult, I hope to empower you or your family to find the right balance and realize your full potentials.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, engaging in hobbies such as baking and travel, and exploring ways to live a fulfilling and meaningful life.

Education: Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA; Residency in Psychiatry, UNLV School of Medicine; Medical School, Touro University Nevada

Languages/Fluency: English 

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Natalie Silverman

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Biography: I take the time to get to know each individual client and the story that is uniquely their own and meet them exactly where they are at. I assist clients to become more empowered to who they are and what's true to them; that their thoughts, beliefs and past trauma doesn't define them. I aid clients to gain more knowledge and understanding of their symptoms and together we find to the best of our abilities a path towards creating change and feeling better; walking with them on their continuous journey side by side.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: CBT, psychodynamic, depth psychology, existential, solution-focused, positive psychology, attachment theory, mindfulness, relationship issues, codependency, shame, boundaries, trauma, anxiety/inner critic/perfectionism tendencies, inner child work, ego work, shadow work, breath work, depression.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: A well-rested night sleep, nutritious food that supports my gut which often is the emotional brain, exercise, yoga, meditation, reading, walking, deep breathing, hugs, connecting with others, surrounding myself with people who lift me up, travel and expanding to always be curious.

Education: MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, Specialization in Spiritual and Depth Psychology. BM in Vocal Performance, University of Northern Colorado

Languages/Fluency: English 

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Desiree Navarro

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Biography: My interest in being a therapist stems from wanting to help others heal from within and move forward in their life journey, as well as my own experiences which allow me to provide unique support to my clients. This career keeps evolving and reiterating how important mental health is. Everyone encounters different life experiences that shape the way we view ourselves and the world. Often times we need someone to listen and provide guidance to help us move forward in life. I help people become aware of their strengths, believe in themselves, grow, and reach their goals.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: I specialize in individual therapy. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety disorders, self-esteem, domestic violence, boundary setting, relationship building, communication skills, and conflict resolution. In my work with clients, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR. My therapy style is genuine, empathetic, supportive, nonjudgmental, and collaborative.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: I am a strong believer in taking care of our whole self which includes mind, body, and spirit. I like to read positive quotes to get my day started, spend time in nature and exercise, eat healthily, meditate, connect with my support system, and do anything that helps me ground myself.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Master of Science in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Languages/Fluency: English / Spanish

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Joshua Soto

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Biography: I assist children, teens, and young adults to explore difficult emotions and guide them in learning how to develop coping skills and overcome their challenges. Therapy is a journey that can offer the gift of understanding and resilience and I am honored to be a part of that process.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: I use an integrative approach that utilizes CBT, person-centered, and family systems theory. My style in developing a rapport is to be genuine and show openness. I find it helpful to incorporate a client's likes and interests into their therapy while being goal-oriented.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: I like to spend time with my family, exercise, and playing with my dogs.

Education: Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Argosy University, Orange

Languages/Fluency: English

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Michelle S. Lin

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Biography: I have extensive experience as a multicultural counselor working with clients through a spectrum of issues and in each stage of their lives. Utilizing evidence-based techniques, I assist clients so that they develop awareness and achieve goals that help them to relate and interact with their world in a healthy and self-confident way. I bring compassion, authenticity, and competence to my work and am skilled at creating a safe space for clients to explore their feelings and work through their struggles. I understand the importance of collaborating with my clients to guide and shape the therapeutic process and will be there to support them in their journey as they heal, grow, and learn to find fulfillment.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: CBT, Humanistic, Solution-focused, and Psychodynamic.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: Movie, music, reading, cooking

Education: Master of Arts in Counseling

Languages/Fluency: English / Mandarin / Taiwanese

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Sean Tai

Psychiatrist

Biography: I have a passion for helping people achieve mental wellness. While I view medications as one important aspect of psychiatric care, I tend to take a conservative approach to pharmacological treatments, preferring to focus on more holistic treatment plans. I especially enjoy working with young adults and have a strong background in working with members of the LGBTQ community.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: Anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and ADHD

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: Working out, spending time with family, and practicing regular mindfulness.

Education: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia

Languages/Fluency: English

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Kimberly Naraine

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Biography: My passion is to connect with people in a way that makes them feel seen and heard. Also, I have a heart for serving and empowering others to live their life to the fullest.

Area of Expertise/Therapy Style: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-CBT (TF-CBFT), DBT informed approach. I strongly believe in collaborative work and I have a passion for assisting clients through their mental health journey through the use of humanistic and motivational interviewing practices.

Strategies for Personal Mental Wellness: I always make sure to make room in my life for fun things! I love spending time with my family, hiking, traveling, going to amusement parks, eating at new restaurants, painting, watching reality tv shows, singing, and practicing my faith.

Education: I earned a BA degree in Sociology with an emphasis in children and families from California State University San Marcos and earned her Masters of Social Work from California State University Fullerton.

Languages/Fluency: English 

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