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     Kimberely Beeli, LCSW

Kimberely is a highly effective therapist and coach specializing in relationship counseling and solution-oriented therapy. She has over twenty years, and over 10,000 hours of experience working with individuals and families. She derives great satisfaction in helping clients to build healthy partnerships that lead to greater happiness and fulfillment.

Licenses, Certifications & Awards:
CTI Program
ASP - Adoption Service Provider State Certification

  Patty Berry, LCSW

Ms. Berry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has worked with a diverse population of clients, at all level of functioning, and in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient.  Patty enjoys working with adults, children, adolescents, families and couples.   Her deep love of people and the human spirit has moved her to work with clients of all ages and backgrounds for over 25 years.  She believes deeply in the art and science of therapy as a healing tool.  Patty’s philosophy is to help people of all ages find their own strength and hidden resources as a key to championing their circumstances and moving towards a more fruitful life.  An objective eye and a willing client can help “move us out of a seemingly hopeless spot into a place where we can flourish again and grow from challenging life situations.”  Life can ultimately be enhanced by accepting experiences and incorporating them into a new way of living.  Moving forward can become a gift rather than a burden.    

Master of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor Degree, Rutgers University

Licenses, Certifications & Awards: 

Julia Cassidy, RD, MS, CEDRD

Julia became interested in nutrition after learning and understanding how food is medicine and fuel for the body. 

Julia Cassidy (RD, MS) received her Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from California State University, Long Beach. To further her education, she completed her MS degree in Exercise Science and Fitness at California University of Pennsylvania. 

Her background includes providing nutrition counseling and education to patients suffering from eating disorders and heart disease, those who are in need of weight management, as well as working with athletes and individuals who want to improve their health. Julia primarily specializes in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders. Through individual counseling she emphasizes science based nutrition research as guidance to promote health and awareness. Julia’s belief is that having a healthy relationship with food is the baseline to attaining the tools necessary while on the road to recovery.  The core ingredient for success for patients with eating disorders can be summed up in the words of Hippocrates:

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”  

Bachelor Degree, California State University, Long Beach
Master of Science, Exercise Science and Fitness, California University of Pennsylvania

Julie Clemens, LCSW 

Julie has over 25 years of social work experience that includes medical social work, child protection, community organizing, counseling, and developing technology to assist social workers perform evidence based assessments.  As a licensed clinician, Julie believes that one specific type of therapy does not fit all.  Based on a client’s needs and goals, Julie is able to draw from a variety of practices such as:  motivational interviewing, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution focused therapy (SFT).  Julie primarily works with older youth and adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression and substance use issues.

Julie has many interests.  These include: running ultra-marathons, snow skiing, paddle boarding, hanging out with her wife and dogs and cat and visiting with family and friends.

University of Southern California, Master of Social Work, 1996





Stacey Cohn, LCSW

Stacey Cohn is a licensed clinical social worker with over 17 years of clinical experience.  She specializes in treating adults and couples.  In addition to her graduate studies, Stacey has received additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression and Anxiety from the Beck Institute and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).  Stacey believes in personalized treatment to meet the unique needs and goals of each client.  She places an emphasis on the therapeutic alliance and focuses on the strengths of each person.  Stacey enjoys working with clients to achieve their goals and make lasting changes that will help them thrive in life.  

Master of Social Work, University of Southern California, 2003

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2007

Richard Gottschalk, LMFT

Richard strives to practice with compassion and integrity, and believes "hope and awareness are important ingredients for change and building resilience." His approach to therapy gives individuals a unique opportunity to share their own story and to become more comfortable and confident discovering strengths, support systems, problem-solving skills and strategies for coping with situations or, at time, painful struggles in life. Richard is inspired by working with clients of diverse backgrounds to understand and express their experience in ways that are meaningful to them.

California State Dominguez Hills, Masters in Clinical Psychology

Handle With Care training, Del Amo Hospital, Torrance, CA, 208-2019
By Your Side--2-month practicum, All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA, 2014
By Your Side--5-week end-of-life vigil companion training certificate, All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA, 2014
C.B.E.S.T test passed, 1994
Professional Assault Response Training (P.A.R.T.) certificate, Pacific Clinics, Pasadena, CA 1993            

   Lisa Heemer, LCSW

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years, Lisa is committed to providing clients of all ages a safe, supportive and respectful environment for meting challenges and changes in their lives. Her dedication to serving children, youth, families, and adults across the age-spans reflected throughout her professional career, which includes practice in diverse and cross-cultural communities.

Lisa strives to practice with compassion and integrity, and believes "hope and awareness are important ingredients for change and building resilience." Her approach to therapy gives individuals a unique opportunity to share their own story and to become more comfortable and confident discovering strengths, support systems, problem-solving skills and strategies for coping with situations or, at time, painful struggles in life. She is inspired by working with clients of diverse backgrounds to understand and express their experience in ways that are meaningful to them.  

Master of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1984
Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Texas A&M University, College Station 1980

Licenses, Certificates, and Awards:
LCSW, 1987

   Rosa Maria Kolts, LMFT 

Rosa Maria is a Marriage, Family, Individual therapist specializing in children, teens, and adults and is a Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish therapist. Rosa Maria earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the Catholic University Jose Simeon Canas in El Salvador, Central America. She completed her Master in Science Degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked for Pacific Clinics, Florence Crittenton, The Guidance Center, and Harbor Regional Center. She has worked in the Mental Health Field for more than 18 years. Rosa Maria started her work in the mental health field volunteering for the Free Counseling Clinic at the Catholic University in her country of origin. Since her arrival to the US, she has worked as a full time clinician, administrator, clinical supervisor, parent educator and in-home behavioral counselor. She has accumulated a wide variety of experience working with teen parenting programs, developmental disabilities and as a parent educator.

Rosa Maria has collaborated with UCI Irvine in the research project “Promoting Women’s Health” as Spanish Speaking Counselor for Women Survivors of Cervical Cancer.

She belongs to The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She volunteers at her daughter’s school and is an active member of the PTA (Parent Teacher Association).    

Master of Science, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Catholic University Jose Simeon Canas in El Salvador, Central America

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  Hillary Marshall, LCSW

Hillary has 18 years of experience in the helping profession. During this time, she has helped children, teenagers, adults, and families resolve conflicts and successfully cope with adverse physical, mental and behavioral health issues. She also has treated homeless military veterans as well as individuals with intellectual issues, post traumatic stress, eating disorders, codependency, and chemical dependency.

Her counseling approach is strength-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed. She offers a range of services, including art therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, and group therapy. As a bilingual person who speaks Spanish and English, she is equipped to provide effective care to individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Master of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor in Sociology with minors in Women's Studies and Spanish, University of California, Irvine

  Michael Silverman, LCSW
Since obtaining a Masters of Social Work Degree from California State University Long Beach in 1993, Michael has assisted and supported many children, teens, adults, and families. In working with runaway teens, He has helped them get off the streets and rebuild their relationships with their families, leading to a more fulfilling life experience. 

There is no manual that comes with being a parent and sometimes it feels as though parents don't know which way to go. Michael helps parents better understand their children and teens who are suffering from depression and ADHD. Additionally, children and teens that he works with designs tools that will help them cope with life’s stressors along with becoming more productive at home and at school in an environment that feels safe to talk. 

Mr. Silverman has extensive experience working with the gay and lesbian community in individual and couples counseling. 

His strength is in building a comfortable environment to openly talk about concerns without judgment or criticism.

Bachelor of Science, Organizational Communications Business Management, University of Portland, May 1983
Master of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach, December 1993

Licenses, Certifications & Awards:
NASW 1991

  Evangelina (Eva) Reina, LCSW

Eva Reina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience helping children and families. She also has a strong background in program development, management, leadership, and training.  She is passionate about preparing the next generation of professional social workers and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at USC for the last twelve years. 

Bachelor of Arts, Behavioral Science, National University, 1994
Master of Social Work, University of Southern California, 2003

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Geraldine Tinson, LCSW

Do you know that you are resilient? If not, I am here to help you discover that YOU ARE RESILIENT.

 I am an advocate for mental wellness across all domains- Mind, Body, and Soul; and an advocate for self-compassion.  The skill and, ability to connect and relate to any one no matter of race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, socio-economic status, and age is one of the most cherished skills I practice as a human who is a therapist. I am committed to collaboratively help you identify and discover your own inner strengths.

I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. Thereafter, I obtained a Masters in Social Work. I have 14 years of experience in mental health. I have worked in various settings including children outpatient programs, adult outpatient programs, and adult inpatient psychiatric hospital. 

In my practice I utilize interventions to address issues related to: grief/loss, LGBTQ, Depression and Anxiety, trauma/abuse, stress management, parenting, relationship challenges, and, women issues. My goal is to help my clients feel happier and empowered to make the changes they want to see in their life in a warm, non-judgemental environment.  

Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey to healing and self discovery through an authentic process of therapy!!!

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