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ANTELOPE VALLEY

Therapy Office

1206 W. Avenue J, Suite 200B
Lancaster, CA 93534
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THERAPISTS

DONNA LOZANO, LMFT

Donna has over twelve years experience working in a wide variety of settings with varying age groups. Her primary area of focus has been residential substance abuse treatment for both teens and adults with a specialty in childhood trauma.

 

She is skilled in working with teens experiencing eating disorders and veterans suffering from PTSD. She approaches therapy from a client-centered viewpoint, building on strengths that clients and their families already have in order to help them deal with life stressors. She is also comfortable with incorporating faith as an effective coping skill.

Donna is a graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Specialties: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

RONALD COLUMBO, LCSW

Ronald is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 35 years of counseling experience. He specializes in couple and family communication, male socialization, parenting, and addictions. He has taught parenting classes and facilitated domestic violence and addiction groups, and he has trained professionals and spoken to the public about a variety of topics including addictions, and healing shame.

Specialties: Men's Issues, Family Systems, Parenting, Addictions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy.

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MICHELLE DOUCETTE, LMFT

Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents, and providing community mental health services. She has experience with developmental needs, trauma, mood disorders, and parenting.  

 

Michelle utilizes solution-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat a wide variety of mental health needs. She is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and success.  

Michelle received her Bachelors in Psychology at California State University Northridge and her Master's Degree at Chapman University in Psychology with emphasis on marriage and family therapy.

 

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Trauma, Family Systems.

SANDRA McCLAY, LMFT

Sandra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over five years of experience working with children and family. As a veteran, Sandra understands the demands and stresses the military life style can have on individuals and families. She believes that the most important relationship you will have is the one with yourself; that life is a journey with many surprises in store for us.

 

Sandra's passions includes working through life transitions, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, parent support, domestic violence and high risk behaviors. Her experience also includes working with military children, adults and families.

 

Sandra is bilingual in Spanish and English.

 

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Seeking Safety, Veteran Support.

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CHELSEA McPHERSON, LMFT

Chelsea McPherson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over five years of experience working with individuals, children, foster youth, adults, and families in a variety of settings​. Her main treatment approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with themes of Person-Centered Therapy used to support those with whom she works. She is passionate about providing corrective emotional experiences through the use of unconditional positive regard while helping others to examine the way their thought patterns are influencing their well-being. She is experienced in helping parents implement effective strategies to enhance their relationships with children, and in helping individuals work through reactions to traumatic experiences. Ultimately, Chelsea wants to help individuals and families find their own strengths and the confidence to tackle anything that may come their way!

Specialties: Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Divorce/Blended Family Issues, Prenatal Issues, Post-Partum Issues, Trauma, and Women's Issues.

JOANNA VARGAS, LCSW

Joanna has four years working in the mental health field and an extensive and diverse work experience with children, teens, adults and families. Her passion is to connect with individuals by building relationships and helping them identify their inner strengths to make positive change. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, and life transitions.

Joanna is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Specialties: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Managing and Adapting Practices, Seeking Safety. She utilizes a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Stress management, increasing self-worth, and mood management.

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KEISHA MONIQUE BLACKSHEAR, LMFT

Keisha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with young adults and adults with issues of anxiety, depression, and trauma.

KESHIA HUMPHREY, LMFT

Keshia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years of experience working with individuals across the lifespan. She enjoys working with clients on understanding how changing negative thinking patterns into more positive and balanced thoughts can help one change the way they feel and behave. Keshia is deeply passionate about maternal mental health and is skilled at working with the 0-5 population and their parents.

 

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Seeking Safety, Positive Parenting, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Managing and Adapting Practices, and Parent/Child Interactive Therapy.

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MARYLUNE IM, LMFT

Marylune is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with nine years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults providing mental health services in a community-based setting. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health needs and cultural backgrounds.

 

Marylune utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat clients who have difficulties with anxiety, depression, anger management, family conflicts, domestic violence, grief, and parenting, among others mental health concerns. She has a strong passion for working with children, adolescents, and parents who may have difficulties with parenting their children.

 

Specialties: CBT, Family Systems, Adolescents, Trauma-Informed Care, Women's Issues

MANUEL GUTIERREZ, LMFT

Manuel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Adoption, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Depressive Disorders, LGBTQ+, HIV/AIDS Related Issues, Pain Management, Sexual Abuse, Transgender Issues, Transgenerational issues, Victims of Abuse, Assault, and Trauma.

Manuel is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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RUDOLPHO PEREZ, LMFT

Rudolpho is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Couples, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorder, Divorce/Blended Family Issues, Domestic Violence, LGBTQ+, HIV/AIDS related issues, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia/Psychotic Disorders, Sexual Disorders, and Transgender Issues.

Rudolpho is bilingual in English and Spanish.

SHAYLALE TAYLOR, LMFT

Shaylale is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with individuals, children, couples, foster youth, and families of different backgrounds in a variety of settings.

 

She is passionate about helping children and families cope with traumatic experiences through a strength-based and cognitive behavioral therapy approach, and she believes that change is possible and it is a purposeful process. She tailors her interventions to meet the needs of each individual client and their family, providing them with tools and encouraging them to be the best versions of themselves.

 

Specialties: Managing and Adaptive Practice (MAP), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART), and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

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TAMARA WYANT, LCSW

Tamara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience working in social services. She specializes in adolescents and young adults, people with substance abuse issues and trauma. She provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups, utilizing cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic therapy modes.

 

Tamara believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgement, and cooperatively assist her clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. She draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, she is warm, open encouraging, and direct. She considers herself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.

 

Training: Substance Abuse Treatment, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care.