Here is a list of our therapists. Please note: we welcome all inquiries regarding our therapists and services, however we are not always able to supply the service you are looking for, and if this is the case, we will do our best to provide you a appropriate referral
Is the director of Sequoia Counseling Services. Her specialty is in working with adults abused as children, sexual addiction, anger expression work, and group therapy. She also has training in "Heart Centered" Hypnotherapy and Somatic Experiencing. She provides individual, group, and couples therapy. She has been in practice for 30 years.
Marie de la Paz, Psy.D
Licensed Psychologist #PSY20000
My approach is based on principles from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a mindfulness-based behavioral approach that has been empirically-validated to be effective across a wide range of diagnoses, age groups and cultural backgrounds. I enjoy working with tweens/teens, individual adults, parents and families struggling with challenges related to parent-child issues, ADHD, grief, transgender, adoption, spirituality and acculturation. I also have a passion for working with women, including first-time mothers and mothers dealing with post-partum depression.
Lori completed her MSW from the University of Iowa, she is a LCSW. Lori has trained and practiced as a trauma care specialist since 1998 when she completed a year long training with Dr Bessel van der Kolk in his certificate program. Lori completed her EMDR training at time and has been a certified consultant for 18 years. For more specific , detailed information please visit Lori’s website at traumatreasures.com
Is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years of experience working with individuals, children, couples and families. She has received her Master degree in Counseling Psychology from Mc Gill University in Montreal, Canada, and speaks French fluently. She has extensive experience in providing effective individual and group therapy in a variety of settings. She specializes in working with parents and children from the ages of 4 to 13 years, around issues of divorce, parenting, grief, self-esteem, behavioral problems and trauma. She uses play therapy, which includes sandtray, as well as cognitive-behavioral and family systems in her approach to treatment.
Welcome! I have been a practicing therapist in the Bay Area since 2002 and I have special experience with young children and teens, parenting, autism, relationship challenges, anxiety and depression, chronic pain and substance abuse. I enjoy supporting new parents, teens and adults with life’s challenges. As a therapist, I will help you focus on your unique strengths in a warm and collaborative setting while addressing the concerns you bring to each session. I follow a humanistic approach to psychotherapy and often incorporate specialized training in Imago Relationship Therapy, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and/or biofeedback into sessions with clients depending on the goals addressed in therapy. To learn more about me, please visit my website. www.zoegillispiephd.com.
LICENSE # PSY22404
Is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has worked in a plethora of settings during his career as a therapist. In addition to his private practice, Aaron has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and individuals in a school based, clinic, and hospital setting. He has significant experience working with pre-adolescent and adolescent males. As an athlete, Aaron is a believer in aligning the body with your mind, he often makes a point of encouraging his clients to seek self-care through physical activity, outdoor recreation, breathe work, and other methods of mindfully moving your body, to improve mental and physical health.
Licensed Social Worker has a special interest is working with adults and children who struggle with anxiety and panic. Having special training in “The New Mood Therapy” developed by David Burns, MD, author of The book “Feeling Good”, Jacqui incorporates results oriented therapy methods, along with family systems therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy to create life long changes without long-term counseling. Jacqui also has extensive experience assisting parents with special needs children advocating for services and overall case management.
Dino is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , His special focus is with Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and Families. Dino works with individuals struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Substance Abuse and Compulsive/intrusive thoughts. Dino also works with high conflict families and couples struggling with issues of parenting, Midlife/work, and empty nest issues. Dino utilizes CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused, Mindfulness and Object Relations approaches to treatment.
Works with youth, adults and families. She is dedicated to providing a supportive strength based setting for personal growth. Linda believes that adversity can serve as a healing agent for change. Her focus is to strengthen self protective and self assertive skills to deal with stress, anger, and feelings of victimization. She believes in helping one develop conscious awareness of warning signals and dysfunctional patterns of thought and behavior. This improves decision-making capacity and helps to develop realistic personal goals that foster healthy self esteem. Visit her website at www.lindakuhli.com or contact her at email@example.com
Tara Currie-Martinez LCSW
Tara works with individuals who want to improve relationships in their lives. Her passion is working with clients to help them recognize the strengths they already have, and helping them figure out the patterns in their lives that they have come to rely on that are no longer helpful, and are now holding them back from the future and the relationships they want to create. She also offers EMDR therapy. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is widely known as an evidence based therapy prevent to be effective in the treatment of PTSD. She is Bi-lingual Spanish/English and LBGTQ+affirming. Visit her website to learn more about her: www.curriemartineztherapy.com
Brad blends a humanistic approach to therapy with evidence-based cognitive psychologies to address your unique situation. Brad brings not only extensive training and licensure to therapy, but also a long and rich background of life experience, working around the world with many cultures. Brad has experience helping clients with depression, anxiety (including panic attacks), grief, and severe anger issues. Brad is trained in Seven Challenges, a harm-reduction program to treat substance abuse. Brad’s practice places particular focus on adults still affected by childhood trauma, as well as self-esteem and confidence difficulties that limit fulfillment in life. Major life upheavals such as divorce and mid-life transitions, and men’s sexual issues are also of primary interest. Brad sees teens to elder adults.
Has over 40 years of experience providing mental health services in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings with children, adolescents and adults. He specializes in working with individuals, couples, and men's groups regarding loss, depression, life changes, work stress, couples issues, and wellness/self growth. His approach and framework are systems, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and developmental models. He approaches therapy with a relational perspective.
Received a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 1994. Her treatment focus includes: emotional eating, food addiction, depression, social anxiety and grief. Her approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based practices.Visit her website at: www.intentionallifestlyes.com for more information.
Holly M.Z. Spiers
Is a therapist and educator, who has been working with individuals, families and couples for over three decades. She received a Masters in Clinical Psychology from JFK University in March of 1998. Holly specializes in adolescent and family treatment, including experience in agencies, group homes and a hospital IOP program. In her private practice, Holly also works with individuals, families and couples addressing a wide range of issues, including mood disorders and complicated grief. She uses education and consultation to stay updated on evidence-based treatments. Holly also welcomes clients with gender dysphoria.
Has 30+ years of psychotherapeutic experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. Besides premarital, marriage, and divorce recovery training and skills, his other specialties are: chemical dependency counseling, grief counseling, seniors counseling, and Christian counseling.
Beth has been working with children, adolescents, parents, and families both in school settings and private practice for 25 years. Her degree is in Child Clinical Psychology and she currently also oversees a counseling program for a nonprofit in the local high schools. Her clinical work focuses on strengths and children’s resilience as well as addressing any behavioral issues. She has extensive experience working with adolescents struggling with anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and substance use/ abuse. She enjoys working with both youth and families and collaborating with outside resources including schools to ensure families are able to address any additional issues outside of therapy.
LEP BBS No. 4112
A licensed Educational Psychologist, Danett enjoys working with children and adolescents who have a unique and varying set of needs, including learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm tendencies, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD. She offers comprehensive assessments, provides individual and group counseling, engages in advocacy work, and runs workshops regarding child trauma. Her passion is to provide culturally competent attachment-based therapeutic and diagnostic services. In counseling Danett soften integrates the Zones of Regulation and play-based counseling strategies. She often looks at the etiology of the whole child/adolescent when working with them, examining and including neurodevelopmental factors to help discern your child's needs. She is trained in Bruce Perry's Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. To learn more about Danett, visit her website at www.hopeinschools.com.
Each member of our group is a Licensed Private Practitioner with
multiple years of experience in their field of expertise.