Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
License #: LMFT109142
Office: Brea, Los Alamitos
Elyssa cares deeply about creating a genuine and safe environment to help her clients progress and grow. She is passionate about assisting her clients reach their goals, process difficult experiences, and overall, find ways to heal. Elyssa believes that each person deserves support to manage life challenges and gain the tools needed to overcome barriers.
Elyssa works with people from different backgrounds that face a broad range of challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship conflict/struggles, grief/loss, trauma, and more. She is committed to guiding clients through their trauma, coming alongside them in their healing, and supporting them as they navigate life changes. In addition, she has several years of experience and a passion for working with active military, veterans, first responders and their families.
• BA in Psychology, Pepperdine University
• MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Southern California
• EMDR trained
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
License #: AMFT128286
Office: Los Alamitos, Santa Ana
Sarah is passionate about working with individuals and couples to cultivate healthier relationships and restore broken relationships. She strives to do this by providing a safe and trustworthy space to explore the origins of each client’s pain gently but firmly and with a posture of humility, compassion, and perseverance.
Sarah is certified in Prepare & Enrich and has a heart for working with both premarital and married couples to foster a refined understanding and awareness in their relationship. Sarah is also certified in Restoration Therapy (Level 1) and loves to empower individual and couple clients to live from a deeper sense of awareness, fulfillment, and peace. Sarah has specific areas of interest in working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relational struggles, grief/loss, identity issues, and family conflict. Lastly, Sarah has a heart for the Asian American population, specifically in the church context. She hopes to guide clients towards a deeper mental health awareness within their cultural and religious contexts.
• BA in Psychology, UC Davis
• MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary
Paola is passionate about helping those who are hurting and creating space for people to be deeply heard. She offers an empathetic, warm environment in which clients can freely tell their story without fear of judgement. She believes every person has intrinsic value and that their story matters.
Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, or spiritual issues, Paola enjoys working with individuals as they begin their journey towards healing and growth.
• BA in Psychology, UC Irvine
• MA in Clinical Psychology, Azusa Pacific University
Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee
Offices: Santa Ana, Los Alamitos
Each person matters, and Brenda cares deeply about each individual, their experiences and unique story. Whether they are dealing with everyday struggles, or are undergoing a time of difficultly, confusion or overwhelm, Brenda aims to come alongside the person as they go through the process of working it out. She offers a safe and accepting space, where the focus is on the person and the change or goal they would like to make in their life.
Brenda has a heart for working with individuals from different backgrounds who experience discomfort or pain from anxiety, depression, adjusting to change/life transitions, or relationship struggles and as they step along a path towards wellbeing and growth.
• BA in Physical Education from CSULB
• MS in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University (in progress)
Predoctoral Psychological Assistant
Loren enjoys working with adults throughout the lifespan facing challenges related to relational conflict, identity formation, and mental well-being concerns.
Her experience has fueled her passion for walking with individuals and couples as they face prior wounds and challenges with their mental health, their relationships, and their relationship with their community. She considers the most important aspects of her work with her clients to include exploring influences on identity formation, how religion and relationships help manage or maintain stress, and how already present strengths may be utilized in facing challenges.
Loren enjoys working with individuals to develop a trusting relationship through which she can help clients face the reasons that brought them to seek an ally and find the light in their life that fuels their strength and perseverance. Loren uses a systems and strength-based approach in her work to help remind her clients that they are the ones truly guiding the progress they see. She is ready to walk with her clients on a path towards healing, growth, and freedom.
• MA in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University
• PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University (in progress)