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SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Headquarters and Therapy Office

14500 Roscoe Blvd, Suite 400
Panorama City CA 91402
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THERAPISTS

PATRICIA ALBA, LCSW

Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working with individuals across all ages. Her specialty is trauma, family systems and co-occurring disorders. She has extensive experience with issues of identity and acculturation. Coming from a strength-based perspective, Patricia believes in the individual’s intrinsic ability to heal and thrive regardless of circumstances. Patricia uses an eclectic approach to treatment, individualizing her approach to meet her client’s needs and goals.

 

Patricia is bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

Specialties: Psychodynamic treatment, EMDR, Mindfulness-based Treatment, Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), Seeking Safety, Solution-Focused Short Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused CBT, Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, 0-5 Treatment.

DAVID GUDINO, LCSW

David is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. He is deeply passionate about behavioral modification and in using individual’s strengths to support clients in reaching their goals. David believes in using a goal-centered and eclectic approach to help clients reach their full potential.

Davis specializes in ADD/ADHD, Adoption, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Cultural/Acculturation issues, Depressive Disorders, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, LGTBQ+, Sexual Disorder, Transgendered Issues, and Trauma.

 

David is bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

Specialties: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Managing Adapting Practices (MAP), Seeking Safety, Problem Solving Therapy.

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KATHLEEN AVILA, LMFT

Kathleen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over eight years of experience working with children and families, particularly perinatal and early childhood. She uses an eclectic approach to treatment and collaborates with family members to help them thrive. She specializes in Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Depressive Disorders, Divorce/Blended Family Issues, Post-Partum Issues, Trauma, and Women's Issues.

Specialties: Play Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dyadic Treatment

NANCY GONZALEZ, LMFT

Nancy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Psychology. Her experience is working with families and individuals. She is trained in family systems to help discover the root patterns of behaviors. She has strong cultural competency skills with extensive training working with clients suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders. She is an infant massage-certified instructor/educator.

Nancy is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Specialties: Managing and Adapting Practices, Seeking Safety, Trauma-Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child/Parent psychotherapy.

FRANK SERMIER, LMFT

Frank has been licensed since 1990 as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. His focus is on developing positive relationships that enable clients to address their psychological needs and emotional strength. He believes that therapy is a positive experience that develops the client’s abilities to cope with their life struggles and difficulties.

 

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma, Behavioral interventions, Family Systems, and Self-psychology.  

IVONNE SARACAY SMITH, LMFT

Ivonne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Trauma, Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Divorce/Blended Family Issues, Depressive Disorders, End of Life Issues, Post-Partum Issues, and Women's Issues.

Ivonne is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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KATHERINE HERNAS, LMFT

Katherine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma.

Katherine is bilingual in English and Polish.

LAURA SGRO, LCSW

Laura is an Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years' experience in social services, advocacy, and mental health. She believes that every client has a story to tell and utilizes a strength-based perspective to listen to these stories and help clients heal in ways that make sense individually for them.

 

With the combination of creativity, authenticity, and professional training, Laura aims to provide a safe, judgment-free space for clients to explore and understand their own needs, identify their goals, and collaborate on solutions. Her passions include working with trauma, depression, anxiety, mood issues, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults, families, and couples from differing backgrounds in a variety of settings.

 

She specializes in EMDR, DBT, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ+, Sexual Abuse, Transgender Issues, Victims of Abuse, Assault, Trauma, Women Issues, and Young Adult Issues.

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CARLOS LAACK, LMFT

Carlos is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with adults with Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Men's Issues, and Trauma.

Carlos is bilingual in English and Spanish.

STELLA YUN, LMFT

Stella is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Depressive Disorders, and the LGBTQ+ community.