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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.

 

Training: 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.

EVANGELINE C. ALVAREZ, LCSW

Evangeline is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in depression, addiction, anxiety, trauma and more. Having worked with adults from a wide range of backgrounds, from military families to incarcerated adults, she takes a person-centered approach to tailor treatments around individual strengths. Evangeline believes that therapy can be a place where people can reflect, release and recharge. It can be a great tool to reconnect with ourselves, strengthen our minds, and establish better relationships. She obtained her Master of Social Work from University of Southern California with an emphasis in military families.

Evangeline is bilingual in English and Tagalog.

 

Training: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Substance Abuse, Seeking Safety, Problem Solving Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

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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.

Training: 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 infants, children, adolescents, 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.

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

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.

 

David is bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

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

LISA PULSIFER, LCSW

Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twelve years of experience in social services, including working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Lisa has experience with and specializes in addressing depression, anxiety, and trauma. Lisa's focus is to help individuals thrive with their condition and grow to become their better selves. 

 

Training: Seeking Safety, Managing and Adapting Practices, Interpersonal Psychotherapy. 

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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.

 

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

CHRISTOPHER S. TRUJILLO, LMFT

Christopher has been a licensed Therapist since 2010. He feels inspired and hope-filled through his work alongside his community in the form of individuals, couples, and families. Over the years, he has met thousands of people working on individual growth and wellness with much success. His number one goal has always been for his clients to have healthy relationships with themselves and others. He's willing to stand alongside anyone willing to try and have witnessed amazing transformations of the human soul amidst difficult times and experiences. He believes wholeheartedly in the possibility of healing and growth.

Christopher is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Training: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adolescents, and Family Systems

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BETINA STEIGER, MA

REGISTERED ASSOCIATE MFT

Betina is a graduate of Antioch University, Los Angeles with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master’s in Nonprofit Management. She is an eclectic therapist and is well versed in CBT, solution focused and brief therapy, and different theoretical approaches. She approaches clients from a person-centered view, building on strengths, culture of origin and community-based influences. She approaches individuals or families from a strength-based approach, while being mindful of large systems of community.

Betina is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Training: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Short Treatment, Client-Centered Approaches

Betina is supervised by Patricia Alba, LCSW #26224

LAURA SGRO

REGISTERED ASSOCIATE CSW

Laura is an Associate 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.

 

Training: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), & Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP).

Laura is supervised by Patricia Alba, LCSW #26224