Professional Staff

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

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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

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


Evangelina (Eva) Reina, LCSW

Eva Reina is a License 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 year.s

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

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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

Kathleen Thurmond, LCSW

Kathleen Thurmond, a licensed clinician for over 25 years, is a highly effective therapist and coach specializing in women's issues such as women in transition, young women embarking on careers,  teens dealing with individuation from family, friends and relationships.  I have a deep commitment to empowering women and girls on their journey to emotional well-being, self-discovery and personal growth. 


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!!!

Robert Wiltse, LMFT
Robert has a very calming presence; his therapeutic approach helps people untangle life's complex and challenging issues. He works with clients to help them find effective coping strategies for life's many stressors, and helps them explore long-term strategies for dealing with past events that have been impactful.

He attended USC as an undergraduate, where he double majored in History and Psychology. In addition to being on the university's swim team, eh was the Director of the Crisis Counseling Hotline his senior year. 

He obtained his Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at Azusa Pacific University. His internship at the APU Counseling Center included treatment for different types of childhood abuse, as well as relationship issues.

His career at LA County included ten years conducting a variety of psychotherapy groups. He has been a licensed Marriage and Family therapist for over two decades.

He was also in private practice for five years with a partner in Arcadia, primarily conducting relationship counseling, as well as marital and family therapy.

Robert enjoys all water sports, including scuba diving. He currently serves on the Board for End Abuse Long Beach and For the Child in Long Beach.

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