Clinical Director
Loren Krane, Ph.D.
Loren began his career providing care to survivors of the Cambodian Holocaust and has since had a special interest in working with communities impacted by trauma including refugees, asylum-seekers, torture survivors, veterans, the homeless, victims of physical and sexual assault, and those affected by natural disasters. He has worked for Survivors International and is Clinical Director of the Coming Home Project, which provides free psychological counseling to veterans and their families. Loren provides clinical supervision at the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center and psychological services at the ZSFGH Family Health Center’s Refugee Clinic. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the UCSF Psychiatry Department. Loren lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons and enjoys playing tennis and biking.
Volunteer Therapists
Emily Avilés, LCSW
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California’s Bay Area who works both in private practice and community settings. She believes that therapy can be a way for us to find greater freedom, vitality, and connection to ourselves and others. Emily holds that “tu eres mi otro yo” (you are my other me), and that our personal healing is tied to our collective healing. With that in mind, she offers a collaborative and supportive approach to therapy. She sees children, adolescents, and adults in her practice, and can be found at emilyavileslcsw.com
Valerie Beltrán, M.A., LMFT
Valerie Beltrán is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who integrates consciousness, technology, and spirituality in her Bay Area private practice, and a supervisor at the Sage Institute, a sliding scale clinic that offers psychotherapy and psychedelic-assisted therapy (as it becomes legal) to underserved communities in the Bay Area. Having grown up with two ethnic backgrounds while living on the border between two countries, Valerie is adept at metaphorically walking between worlds, seeing from multiple perspectives, and creating bridges between people and ideas. She strives to be a guide for those traversing the liminal spaces between dreaming & waking, psychedelic & mundane, ancient & modern, Indigenous & Western.

therapywithvalerie.com | sageinst.org

Jessica Brito, MSW LCSW
Jessica Brito, MSW, LCSW, believes in mental and physical health and strives to help her clients take control of both. She assists the Latinx community to better understand that they can create an identity that embraces their two cultures and experiences in the U.S. Find me on Takecontroltherapy.com!
Muriel Casamayor, LMFT
Muriel Casamayor is a Latinx therapist in Southern California who is very passionate about her work with teens, young adults and adults. She provides services in English and Spanish to BIPOC individuals with a complex history of trauma and other mood disorders. Muriel has been trained in EMDR and CBT. She also provides immigration evaluations and facilitates support groups.

License #116554 | insightcounselingws.com

Tina Chase, M.A., LMFT
Tina’s 40 years of experience practicing psychotherapy has taught her many things about human nature. Mostly, that we want to grow but are challenged in pursuing our growth by repeating old patterns. It’s difficult to feel vulnerable and seek soothing from others and it’s essential we do so in our close, intimate relationships. Tina has enjoyed working with underserved communities, growing exponentially by learning about others cultures, values, and struggles. Her life of service has also taught her the many joys of being curious and open to learning.
Stacy Chiang, Psy.D.
Dr. Chiang specializes in working with teens and adults to reduce anxiety and stress and improve mood. Having worked closely with immigrants in her previous career, Dr. Chiang believes that people’s identities and difficulties must be understood in the context of their family, community, and larger culture and society. She is skilled in the use of CBT, DBT-informed, ACT, CPT and Time-limited Psychodynamic Therapy (TLDP). She offers individual therapy with adolescents and adults in English or Mandarin, and psychoeducational evaluations in English.

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Irene Choi-Rapp, LMFT, LPCC
Irene Choi-Rapp is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who has been in practice for over 20 years. Her work is mostly with people of color and often involves helping clients find their own cultural identity and own who they are. Irene also works with clients to understand how childhood trauma can have an effect on all aspects of their lives even as adults. Together they work on managing and overcoming these effects so that clients can be all they are meant to be. Sometimes our struggles will show themselves in anxiety and depression, we will work on managing these symptoms so that life does not feel too overwhelming.

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Adam Cohen, LMFT
Adam Cohen, LMFT is a psychotherapist practicing in San Francisco and Marin County. His practice focuses on supporting adolescents and young adults through experiences of shame, inner criticism, depression, and gender and sexual identity exploration. In addition to working with clients, he serves as the President of the Marin County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

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Crystal D'Angora, M.A., LMFT
Crystal D’Angora is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Mar Vista, California who is currently conducting remote sessions during the pandemic. As a Somatically and EMDR trained trauma therapist, her work is steeped in 19 years as a yoga and meditation instructor, and integrates a mindful approach to the body and breath as essential tools for mental/emotional balance. Crystal’s focus is on helping individuals and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma. She especially likes to work with women, ages 25-55 and LGBTQ identifying populations through a sex positive, poly/kink friendly lens.

License #114360 | crystaldangora.com

Stephanie Del Chiaro is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. She helps people find meaning, give language to experiences, develop deeper self-understanding, and create more peace in their lives and relationships. Stephanie provides therapy through a lens that embraces her client’s culture and lived experience. The work that she does with clients is led by the client and builds upon their strengths, values and personality. She infuses humor, creative and visual arts, and an eclectic mix of therapeutic modalities that best suit each client and their situation.

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Troy DuFrene, M.A., SSC
Troy DuFrene, MA, SSC (he/they) is a registered psychological associate (#94025675) supervised by Chia-Ying Chou (PSY30161). He offers individual, couple, and family psychotherapy and clinical assessment through the San Francisco Center for Compassion-Focused Therapies. He also provides services to students through Student Psychological Services at Santa Rosa Junior College, in Santa Rosa. Troy has dedicated more than a decade to work in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and has coauthored nine books on the subject including Mindfulness for Two, The Wisdom to Know the Difference, and Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong with Kelly Wilson and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Bulimia, and Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate with Emily Sandoz.
Lourdes P. Estrada, LMFT
Lourdes Estrada is an alum from California State University Dominguez Hills and Azusa Pacific University with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a wife and a mother to three boys and identifies as a Christian therapist. Lourdes believes in the integration of spirituality and mental health. A sole proprietor since August 2016, she has worked in community mental health since 2005. Lourdes has an integrative approach, pulling interventions from various models to find a unique treatment plan to suit her client’s needs. Lourdes believe therapy is not a “one size fits all” experience, but is very unique to each person’s needs. She believes in “Client-Centered Therapy” because you are the expert on your own life.

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Tatyana Foltz, MSW, LCSW
Tatyana Foltz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who earned her master’s in social work (MSW) at Howard University. As a white Russian-American queer femme raised in New Jersey working with Black and Latinx (mostly LGBTQ+) femmes and women in Washington DC, being culturally humble and informed was paramount. After moving to the Bay Area, Tatyana continued to serve survivors of violence and our violent systems. She has founded and runs Reclaim You, Inc. a justice-focused, psychotherapy practice that centers those who have experienced trauma that affirms and centers BIPOC, LGBTQ+, undocumented folks, and sex workers.

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Iordana Gaytan Gamiz, LMFT
Gaytan is a French and Mexican citizen with masters degrees from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy and Antioch University in Los Angeles with a certification in both countries. With this richness of backgrounds, Gaytan cultivates an authentic and complete understanding of each of her clients, creating a warm and trustful relationship that allows for a safe space for healing and visibility. As a Latina immigrant woman, she recognizes the importance of intersecting identities such as race, gender, culture of origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, primary language, and disability. Gaytan specializes in working with the LGBTQ population, specifically with Trans and gender non-conforming individuals, and on trauma related to domestic and family violence. She offers therapy in English, Spanish, and Italian.
Rachel Gold, M.A., AMFT
Rachel Gold, MA, AMFT, grew up on the East Coast and has made herhome in San Francisco since 2011. Like many of her clients, she has struggled with depression and anxiety. Her own healing process informs the care she brings to her clients and deepens her passion for continuing to learn about the many ways people can heal emotionally and spiritually. Outside of her work as a therapist, she finds meaning in music, movement, community, and nature. You can learn more about her work here.
Dr. Holly Greenberg, Ph.D.
Becoming a therapist was a mid-life choice and a title Dr. Holly Greenberg feels a deep honor to hold. Before changing careers, she was a high school teacher and what she loved the most about teaching was listening to her students, supporting them through their everyday lives, and helping them navigate their futures. To Holly, psychotherapy is not about advice, but about being in the here and now with her patients, holding space for them and helping them carry their emotional pains, joys, grief, trauma and life transitions.
Maya Guendelman, Ph.D.
Dr. Guendelman is a Chilean-American clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Berkeley, California. She is on the medical staff at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and a clinical faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley Psychology Clinic. Dr. Guendelman provides neuropsychological, psycho-educational, psychological, and autism evaluations in English and Spanish. She focuses primarily on children, adolescents, and young adults.

California Licensed Psychologist #29257 | bayareaneuropsych.com

Joyce Guinto, LCSW
Joyce Guinto has extensive experience advocating for and supporting child, adult, undocumented and LGBTQ survivors of human trafficking, sexual abuse and domestic violence in New York City, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and abroad in Cambodia and India. She is currently a full time staff member at UCLA and is passionate about working with people of color in her private practice. See her Psychology Today profile here.
Victoria Gutierrez-Kovner, Psy.D., LCSW
Victoria Gutierrez-Kovner is a bilingual/bicultural Doctor of Psychology in Psychoanalysis (Psy.D.) and
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in trauma, sexual abuse and adoption. She has more than 30 years of experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families of various cultural backgrounds. Victoria combines her training as a psychoanalytic therapist and psychodynamic social worker to bring forth change and growth in a powerful and caring relational style. She is certified in EMDR and has had two years of training in Somatic Experiencing, a modality that facilitates healing by focusing on the sensory wisdom of the body. Victoria has also provided a multitude of trainings for mental health organizations locally and nationally, as well as for corporate organizations.

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Lina Hannigan, Ph.D.
Dr. Lina Hannigan is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She earned her doctorate degree at Alliant International University, specializing in health psychology. She received extensive training in behavioral medicine and chronic pain management at UCSF/SFGH and Kaiser Permanente, integrating the physical and mental domains to optimize health. As a Japanese American whose parents were immigrants, Lina grew up navigating between cultures. She worked as an English teacher in a small town in Hokkaido, Japan, before going to graduate school with a commitment to serve the AAPI community. She specializes in culturally responsive therapy and cross-cultural relationships. She is proud to be a volunteer therapist and group facilitator at Immigrants Rising.
Nancy A. Haug, Ph.D.
Dr. Haug earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. At the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy, she was a project director for several clinical trials, and completed a clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital in public service and minority mental health. Dr. Haug has been a licensed clinical psychologist in California since 2004 and maintains a small private practice in Los Gatos, CA. She has clinical expertise in evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies. She also has long-standing clinical interest in the treatment of eating and weight disorders, as well as women’s behavioral health.

drnancyhaug.com

Cynthia Heier, M.A., LMFT
Cynthia, MA, LMFT, is trained in somatic and transpersonal psychotherapies. She specializes in couples work and maintains a private practice in both Los Gatos and Soquel, California.
Judye Hess, Ph.D.
Judye Hess is a clinical psychologist who has been working in the field for 40 years, largely with couples and families. She has taught classes in these subjects for over 30 years at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and other Bay Area graduate programs.

judyehess.com

Susan M. Jay, Ph.D.
Susan Jay is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Los Angeles who sees adults, adolescents, and children. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Jay is also Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at UCLA. Prior to psychoanalytic training, Dr. Jay was in Behavioral Medicine and conducted clinical treatment outcome studies at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, aimed at helping pediatric cancer patients cope with painful medical procedures.
Akiko Kaji, Ph.D.
Akiko was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Her first career was as a dancer and then she worked in the entertainment industry. Akiko moved to London to become a dance movement psychotherapist, and later obtained her doctorate in Educational Psychology at the University of Hawaii. She completed the clinical psychology postdoctoral respecialization program at California Professional School of Psychology/Alliant International University and is now a licensed psychologist in California. Akiko has worked at mental health clinics, hospitals, and community mental health programs in Tokyo, London, and San Francisco. Former president of the San Francisco Psychological Association, she currently works in a private practice in San Francisco’s Japantown.
Dana Kiesel, Ph.D.
Dr. Kiesel is a psychologist with a specialty in clinical practice who maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA. She treats people with many different issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, eating disorders, survivors of sexual and physical abuse, emerging adults, ADD, PTSD, and more. She enjoys working with both individuals, couples, and adult families. Dr. Kiesel is a graduate of CSPP Alliant and trained at the Wright Institute in Los Angeles. She works from a psychodynamic perspective and blends other modalities as the need arises. She has been working as a clinical psychologist for over 25 years and continues to be passionate about her work with clients.
Jin S. Kim, M.A., LMFT
Jin is an openly gay, first generation Korean American psychotherapist who specializes in working with LGBTQ and POC communities. He maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California.

jinkimtherapy.com

Corina Lopez, Ph.D.
Dr. Lopez is a bilingual Clinical Health Psychologist with specialties in life transitions, psycho-oncology, trauma, insomnia, and grief. She is passionate about her work with Latinx and immigrant communities and runs a private practice in Los Angeles, CA.

lopezpsychology.com

Carmen Luk, LCSW
As a bilingual (Spanish-English) and bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Carmen Luk helps individuals who have experienced loss, grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression in their life. She uses various tools to help clients develop new ways to reach their personal goals.

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Ivonne M. Mejía, Psy.D.
Dr. Ivonne Mejía is a Queer Latinx immigrant and clinical psychologist who is passionate about offering and co-creating accessible healing spaces for marginalized populations, including women/femmes of color and QTBIPOC communities. Dr. Mejía runs a private practice in Sacramento, CA where she provides in-person and online therapy and specializes in anxiety and trauma (individual + collective + generational). Her approach to therapy is guided by the practices of somatic-based (or body-based) healing, liberation psychology, and traditional/ancestral medicine. For more information about her offerings, visit ivonnemejia.com.
Erica Mesa, LCSW
Erica Mesa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California with a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California. She is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish and English. Erica established a private practice providing individual therapy sessions to adolescents and adults. She has provided mental health services in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals, and in advocacy and immigration fields. Currently, Erica volunteers for Immigrant Rising and Postpartum Support International (PSI). At PSI, she facilitates support groups in Spanish to new mothers and connects families to resources in Southern California. She is trained in EMDR and has most recently completed training in perinatal/maternal mental health.
Michelle Mojica, LCSW
Michelle Mojica is a licensed clinical social worker who helps BIPOC who struggle with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem by bridging the gap between Western therapeutic models and indigenous ways of healing so that they can remember their inner strengths, become their own healers, and reconnect with their roots. Michelle can be contacted here.
Amanda Murray, Ph.D.
Amanda provides therapy for autistic adults and individuals coping with anxiety and other challenging life experiences. Her practice is grounded in the idea that we all deserve the opportunity to thrive authentically, on our own terms. She uses tools such as humor, mindfulness, and geeky metaphors to help people interact more flexibly with challenging situations and pursue the things that matter most to them.

amurrayphd.com

Anna Nedelisky, Ph.D.
Dr. Nedelisky specializes in working with kids (age 8 and up), teens, and adults in therapy to reduce anxiety and stress, improve mood, and build a life worth living. Dr. Nedelisky uses tools from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic and Positive Psychology therapeutic approaches to teach her clients new skills for more effective living, and to help them to gain insight into their challenges and goals. The combination of new skills/tools and insights enables her clients to make desired change(s) in their lives that stick. In her free-time, she loves to spend time with her husband and three kids, cook, laugh, and be outside.

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Olivia Jane Parker, ASW
Olivia’s interest in therapy began during her freshman year of college when she sought out services at her college’s counseling center. To this day, she continues to see the same therapist. The support that she received in this therapeutic relationship has been invaluable to her growth and emotional maturity. She hopes to be able to provide the same for her clients.

oliviajaneparker.com

Barbara Petterson, LMFT, ATR
Barbara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with over 30 years of experience working in a variety of settings, with people from diverse communities, cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds, and with a range of abilities and gender expressions. Barbara’s approach includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, art therapy and somatic awareness, and she works with individual adults of all ages. As a therapist she uses her experience, presence, and awareness to make her clients feel heard and seen, and to help them develop a fuller understanding of themselves and others, as well as to develop a greater sense of freedom, effectiveness, joy, and satisfaction. Visit her website for more information.

barbarapettersonmft.com

Jimena Picciano, M.A., LMFT
Jimena is a bicultural and bilingual psychotherapist, helping Hispanics/Latinxs live a more fulfilling life. Her work focuses on discovering and understanding the causes of her clients’ personal difficulties and reworking them together. She believes in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. Jimena has great interest in working with people who have experienced trauma, and she has always been motivated to listen, learn about the bonds that human beings establish, and explore how early experiences mark the concept we have of ourselves and others. Jimena believes that while we cannot alter the past, we can change the way we face our future.

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Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D.
Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. For over twenty-five years, she has specialized in work with children, adults, and families from high conflict divorce, providing therapy, parent coaching, co-parent counseling, and consultation to licensed clinicians and attorneys. For much of her professional life, Dr. Robbins also has worked to develop and facilitate training programs for master’s and doctoral level trainees at interdisciplinary agencies in San Francisco that serve the diverse mental health needs of children and families.
Bianca L. Rodriguez, Ed.M., LMFT
Bianca L. Rodriguez, Ed.M, LMFT, is a holistic psychotherapist, soul whisperer, and nationally syndicated columnist on the topic of mental health and wellness. Her expert opinion is highly sought after by media outlets such as Bravo TV, New York Post, Huffington Post, and NBC News. After receiving her MA and Ed.M in psychological counseling from Columbia University in 2005, Bianca had a spiritual awakening and realized despite her struggles with alcoholism, anxiety, and trauma she was complete. For the next decade, Bianca developed her unique brand of psychotherapy integrating traditional and mystical interventions, becoming a prominent leader and teacher in the wellness space. Join her You Are Complete Membership Program and learn to own, embody, and harness your divine power at youarecomplete.com.
Viridiana Rodriguez, LCSW, PPSC
Viridiana Rodriguez is a Latinx Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Growing up in Anaheim, Viridiana grappled with imbalances that she was unequipped to handle on her own. Although her family valued education deeply and supported her success, there was a lack of support for emotional needs. Viridiana’s mission for the past seven years has been to give back to her community, to provide the support that she was missing in her youth. She works with individuals who are willing to grow and challenge themselves and has experience with young adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, family issues, anger, relationship issues, trauma and grief/loss. Through these life challenges, Viridiana provides a safe space to be vulnerable and begin your healing journey.

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Akiah Selwa, LMFT
Akiah Robinson Selwa is a licensed marriage and family therapist and President of Sunrise Therapy Center. Akiah has over 15 years of experience as a therapist working with families, couples, individuals, children, members of the POC (Persons of Color) population, adoption constellations, and foster youth. Akiah approaches treatment with an attitude of empowerment and acceptance; and from a biblically-based, attachment-focused, strategic, trauma-informed, and adoptions competent framework. Akiah specializes in Mind-Body-Spirit integration, Attachment-Focused, Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and lots of hope.
Sabeen Shaiq, LCSW
Sabeen Shaiq, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), specializes in supporting humanitarian aid workers, social/economic/climate justice workers, and third culture kids.

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Erin Skiffer, Psy.D.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Erin Skiffer obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in 2013. She began her career with Kaiser Permanente, serving youth, adults and families in both the Department of Psychiatry and in the Emergency Department. Upon leaving Kaiser, she co-founded Bridge to Bridge Psychotherapy Group alongside her trusted colleague, Dr. Nic Chu. Erin aims to provide a supportive environment that fosters reflection and growth. She is trained to provide evidence-based treatment in a flexible manner and often pulls from CBT and DBT concepts and interventions. Her approach emphasizes not only the building of skills to address mental health symptoms but also skill development in the areas of communication and conflict management toward improving relationships.
Lucy D. Sladek, M.A., LMFT
Lucy Sladek, MA, LMFT, has worked with various populations as a community mental health therapist before transitioning to private practice. She is also an affiliate therapist with the LA Gender Center and Adjunct Faculty at AULA. Upon graduating in 2016, she moved to San Francisco and worked with survivors of sexual trauma and their families. Lucy has worked with multiple non-profit organizations in order to ensure marginalized communities have access to mental health support and other resources. Lucy is an all-inclusive therapist that specializes in trauma-informed, intersectional, and client-centered affirmative therapy. She applies a social justice and inclusive approach to all her clinical and teaching work. She holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles.

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Elizabeth Torres, Psy.D., ABPP
Dr. Elizabeth Torres is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and licensed to practice in both California and Massachusetts. She is the author of “Just This Moment: A Guide for Moms who want to enjoy Parenting, Raise Great Kids, and THRIVE!” (2019). A Mexican-American granddaughter of immigrants, Dr.Torres is passionate about supporting BIPOC and LGBTQ clients with the best evidence based practices. In private practice since 1996, Dr. Torres works collaboratively with clients to individualize care using trauma-informed mindfulness and acceptance-based cognitive behavioral therapy. Her specialties include maternal mental health, cross-cultural issues/internalized racism, and couples therapy. While helping to identify new pathways to change, she also helps clients learn how to accept and make peace with uncertainty and life’s unpredictability.

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Sonia Trefflich, MSW, LCSW
Sonia Trefflich is a trauma psychotherapist with licenses to practice in California, Nevada, and Texas. She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California where she concentrated her studies on children, families, and military life. Sonia is the founder of Resilient Journey Counseling, a practice specializing in assisting trauma survivors. Sonia provides culturally sensitive therapy, consultation, training and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Sonia is certified in EMDR treatment and works with those who struggle with thoughts of unworthiness in their life. As a trauma survivor, she has a compassionate nature and empathic perspective on healing and thriving. Sonia’s goal is to help others create a better version of themselves through an authentic approach to navigating life’s journey.
April Weir, M.S., LMFT
April Weir is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has a private practice in Los Angeles, CA and provides services in both Spanish and English. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and is a first generation American, as her parents immigrated from South America. She brings her clients over a decade worth of experience helping individuals, children, parents, and adults strengthen relationships in various settings. Her current focus in her private practice is helping Latinx folks heal from childhood and present day traumas, adjust to life transitions, and improve overall self-worth.

AprilWeirTherapy.com

Sik-Lam Wong, Ph.D., LMFT
Sik-Lam Wong is a trauma therapist with a private practice in Berkeley, CA. He is considered by some as a pioneer in a new trauma protocol, the Flash Technique, a gentle and effective treatment for trauma. Sik-Lam has volunteered with a number of homeless shelters in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing trauma therapy to the residents. He is also a member of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program/Trauma Response Network. Sik-Lam has provided trauma therapy to victims of wildfires in Santa Rosa and in Paradise, CA in the past few years. Sik-Lam started volunteering at Immigrants Rising in November of 2020.
Veronica Zacarias, LCSW
Veronica Zacarias is a bilingual, bi-cultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience. She received her master’s in social work from San Jose State University and her practice focuses on providing culturally inclusive psychotherapy for adults, teens, and families with a social justice-oriented framework. She specializes in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and family conflict. She primarily focuses on working with women of color, Latinas, and those needing a sacred space to process, identify, and untangle emotion. Veronica was born and raised in the Bay Area to Mexican immigrant parents. She continues to actively decolonize herself and reclaim her roots by challenging values and ideologies within westernized psychology. She believes there are many ways to facilitate healing.
Partner Organizations
Latinx Therapy
Latinx Therapy was founded in 2018 with the mission to destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community. Since then, they have expanded to become a bilingual podcast and national directory to find a Latinx therapist (98% of their directory are Spanish speakers). Latinx Therapy strives to provide culturally-grounded workshops and services to their community. Learn more at latinxtherapy.org.
Sunrise Therapy Center, Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, Inc.
Sunrise Therapy Center (STC) is a mental health private practice created by people of color to provide all people, especially members of the BIPOC population with therapeutic support towards healing from emotional and relational trauma(s). We offer individual, family, child, couples, and group counseling sessions from licensed and registered associate therapists. We believe that treatment should be affordable for everyone, offer reasonable service rates. We use cultural humility, humor, storytelling, mindfulness, out-of-session assignments, and awareness to help our clients learn how to heal and maintain their progress. Our specialties include mind-body-spirit integration, Biblical Counseling, Attachment-Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Therapy, Trauma-Informed, adoption/foster care competent therapy, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, BIPOC focused, and lots of hope!
UndocuMental Health
UndocuMental Health is an organization founded by an undocumented Latina woman with the goal to destigmatize mental health, raise awareness, and provide resources for the immigrant community. UndocuMental Health provides consultation, presentations, keynote addresses, and facilitates discussions through its Cafecito and Tea Talk program. Learn more at undocumentalhealth.com.
Yellow Chair Collective - Psychotherapy
Yellow Chair Collective is a multicultural psychotherapy group with a special focus on Asian mental health. We provide individual, couple, and family services for all ages and specialize in anxiety, trauma/PTSD, immigration/acculturation issues, and ADHD issues. Learn more at yellowchaircollective.com.