Carrie Cooper

School

Pepperdine University, Master's in Clinical Psychology

License

LMFT43208 12/31/2021

Years of Experience

20

I grew up in a military family and traveled around the world. I love animals and I love talking to people. I constantly moved from place to place and had a wide range of friendships from different backgrounds. I believe my experience with moving helped me overcome my shyness and become more confident in building relationships. I now help others to improve their relationships and cope with the stresses life can give us.

"The clients I typically work with have depression or anxiety. They are looking for relief, and want a professional to help them. I teach clients coping skills and a method to decrease the unwanted feelings they are experiencing. If you improve your relationships, then typically you can access more support and this can be helpful as well. Let me help you with my experience in life and with my education to help you find ways to cope with what you are going through; perhaps change your perspective on things troubling you, and hopefully find ways to improve your mood.

Why I love working with teens

I love working with adolescents because they are in a transitional type place in their live. This can be both an exciting and stressful time for someone, and I enjoy being there for a teen during this time of their life. It can be hard to open up to adults and get the help you need as an adolescent, so I try to be that person for teens.

"You have helped me so much! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Specialty areas

Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Coping skills, Family Relationships

Also experienced with

Peer Relationships, School Issues, ADHD and Autism

Therapeutic approaches

CBT, Client-centered, Psychodynamic

Roberto Parris

School

Vangard University, Masters in Clinical Psychology

License

LMFT #85667 (Expires: 2022-07-31)

Years of Experience

5

Hello and welcome! I am a licensed marriage family therapist who sees life as a classroom in becoming a better version of ourselves. I have come to believe that we all have the ability to reach our full potential. Yet sometimes, when we encounter life's not so pleasant experiences, the ability to rise to our full potential becomes stifled. Through my life's journey (8 years of pursuing a dance career, backpacking across western Europe, and obtaining 3 professional degrees) I have a more profound understanding of life as a teaching platform. All of which has lead me to pursue a path in helping others find emotional freedom and a life of possibility.

As a practicing therapist working with adolescents, my approach and methods in creating safe space with clients allow them to develop emotional freedom and healthy tools to navigate through tough situations. My work with my clients is integrative, multicultural, and solutions-focused driven. I have experience in counseling adolescents in managing their emotional health, peer-relationships, and setting educational goals while navigating through the turbulent school years. I have also worked with adolescents in an in-patient psych facility providing crisis intervention, group therapy, and coping skill management. I am eager to learn about your life story and support you in accomplishing your goals

Why I love working with teens

I enjoy working with teenagers because I believe the adolescent years are the beginning stages of finding one's purpose and passion in life. During my adolescent years, it was challenging to find the emotional support I needed in order to explore my emotional issues and discovering the things I wanted out of life. Over the years I gained the support I needed and realized how important having space "to figure ones-self out" is key in teenage development. Thus, a majority of my therapeutic work has been focused on teenagers in creating an environment for emotional healing and personal development.

Specialty areas

Depression, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, School Issues, Lifestyle Coaching

Also experienced with

Anxiety, Stress, Peer Relationships, Family Relationships, School Issues, Self-Harming, LGBTQ+

Therapeutic approaches

Motivational Interviewing, Client-centered, Psychodynamic

Lisa Rix

School

Humboldt State University, Master's in Social Work

License

LCSW #93607

Years of Experience

5

Practicing since 2016, I’ve been successfully working with clients and facilitating their self-growth. My services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life. Helping people who need help with making decisions and accepting self care into their own lives. My love-positive approach assists my clients with LGBTQIA challenges as I am part of the community and am also gender-transition friendly because I have experienced having a child that working on her own transitioning quest. I have three dogs and three cats as well as chickens and bunnies at my home.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life. My specialty is working with those that have suffered from childhood trauma, those experiencing anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a licensed mental health therapist, I can help you understand and manage curve-balls that life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive.

Why I love working with teens

I feel the best and worst times of a person's life is adolescence. They are at a crossroad of being a child, being taken care of completely, and becoming their own autonomous person completely in charge of their own lives. It is a pleasure to help these youth find out who they are, where they want to go, and uncover and help them solve the struggles, both perceived and concrete, in which they live their daily lives. It is such a fascinating time for everyone, looking back. The emotions are heightened, decisions seem permanent, and love is everlasting. I look to help envision other choices and uncover truths that are buried deep for these young people.

I had a client tell me once, "You see me for who I really am". This struck me deeply as I want to me seen for me; not a number, not a face in a line of faces. Just me.

Specialty areas

Anxiety, Trauma-informed care, Coping skills, Family Relationships, LGBTQ+

Also experienced with

Depression, Stress, Sexuality, Peer Relationships, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia

Therapeutic approaches

CBT, Client-centered, Humanistic

Jacob Cordero

School

UCLA BA Psychology; Cal Lutheran MS Counseling Psychology

License

LMFT #117162 (Expires: 2022-31-01)

Years of Experience

6

The way that I live is intentional and by design to maximize my ability to enjoy life. As a sample of what I do, I work at a job that makes me feel fulfilled as a human being. I get paid to help others overcome life difficulties and achieve balance and self-determination. I take earnings from my job, try to live beneath my means (no new car), and save money to achieve my short and long-term goals. I work out doing cardio/strength-training and eat healthy (focusing on heavily reducing simple carbs like sugar). This and many other intentional behaviors are based on science to promote well-being long-term. Of course, I can get hit by a bus tomorrow, but I have the recipe to feel fulfillment and am enjoying life...

I want to serve those individuals that seek to become a better version of themselves...those who want a sense of fulfillment. I have experienced trauma, anxiety, and depression—to name a few of my troubles—and have felt confused not knowing how to overcome my situation. I know that as humans we wish to feel connected, supported, and secure in our life; however, oftentimes it seems that nobody is there, or they may not understand, or judge us, so we try to deal on our own—that is where lack of guidance and support works against us. I’m here to help. I have much life experience that includes times of feeling hopeless and helpless and believe to have knowledge on how to overcome life difficulties. I am here for you.

Why I love working with teens

One of the most profound recommendations that I have received when pondering which population to serve is a simple one, i.e., focus. I have focused on specializing in providing counseling therapy to adolescents and feel capable of understanding the dilemmas for this stage in life (for some reason I still feel able to access my adolescent identity experience—trauma or something). Everyone should be able to formulate life goals and be able to work towards overcoming obstacles to achieve goals. Years of work with adolescents has allowed me to work collaboratively with my clients to identify goals and formulate plans to best execute their objectives. I use my life experience and the knowledge I have borrowed from others to help youth overcome.

“He’s like my older brother and my good friend”

Specialty areas

Depression, Anxiety, Family Relationships, School Issues, Self-Esteem

Also experienced with

Stress, Coping skills, Peer Relationships, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia

Therapeutic approaches

CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing

Katherine Page

School

Aurora University - George Williams School of Social Work, Master's in Social Work

License

LCSW #24000 (Expiration: 10/31/2020)

Years of Experience

18

Hello! Thank you for taking a look at my profile. Let me take a moment and introduce myself and share some fun facts. I am a young 40 something therapist who has lived in three different places on the globe. I enjoy spending time in nature, smudging (cleansing my surrounding), surfing, traveling, creating, and hanging out with my young children (5 and 8). My husband is pretty great too. An unusual fact about me is that I have webbed toes, and my son does too. Now let's get into the professional details. I often joke with students that I have been stuck in middle school for decades. If you have made it through middle school, congratulations! As you may have experienced there are a lot of tough issues that come up during this time. Suicidal ideations, bullying, cutting, threats, the list is long. I share that here to let you know that I have a lot of experience with many of these issues. My other hat is that I have been working as an on-line therapist since 2016. Many of my clients have been adolescents and their families. Many of my clients express that I am relatable and they enjoy working with me.

My style of therapy combines classic approaches, such as cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, humanistic, motivational interviewing, with body centered philosophies including yoga (completed teacher training in 2007), trauma release exercises, and bioenergetics (completed 2 years of training). The skills I have learned through my education and training's have allowed me to help many individuals who are effected with depression, loss, anxiety, trauma and individuals who are going through a difficult transition.Whatever brought you here today, I would be honored to help you through it. I believe that you have the ability to feel better and be happy, I would like to help you connect with that ability. Therapy is a unique experience which can help someone make subtle or vast improvements in their life. Making the choice to "show up" is the first and sometimes hardest part. As a therapist, my goal is to help you explore your own thoughts and emotions to understand how they effect your current situation by building your capacity to overcome the challenges you experience. I look forward to joining you on that journey.

Why I love working with teens

In high school, a school social worker took the time to check-in with me and asked questions that allowed me to be heard and seen. I was going through a difficult time and was the type of person who didn't show it externally. But her effort had such an effect on me that I choose to "pay it forward" and go into a profession where I could have a daily opportunity to do the same for others. It has been a very rewarding career and I learn something new with every client.

Katherine has been helping me with my teenager. I find her to be insightful, thoughtful and knowledgable about the situation we are in. She checks in with me, the parent, to keep me informed of how she is progressing with my teenager whilst still respecting her privacy. Katherine also supports me through this process which has been very appreciated. C.L. on Jun 24, 2019 after counseling with Katherine for 3 weeks

by M.A. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Katherine for 2 months
Katherine is great, very understanding and supportive and understands the mind of teenagers very well.

Mrs. Page is rad, she makes therapy something that I look forward to and I know I am getting a lot out of the strategies. It has made a big impact on my life. - Alex - 12/3/2019

Specialty areas

Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma-informed care, Coping skills

Also experienced with

Sexuality, Technology / internet overuse, Peer Relationships, Family Relationships, School Issues, Self-Harming, Self-Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia

Therapeutic approaches

CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Client-centered

Elizabeth Rogers

School

Pacifica Graduate Institute, Masters in Counseling Psychology

License

LMFT 90546 (Expires: 2021-04-30)

Years of Experience

7

My favorite thing to do is to hang out with my rambunctious puppy Lupita. Lupita is working very hard these days to become a therapy service dog. If she can just get over her toe nibbling we will be in good shape. I also very much enjoy riding my motorcycle whenever I get a chance. These activities are important to me because I work hard to maintain balanced mental health practices including self-care and joy.

I've been providing counseling services for over 7 years, working with kids, families, couples and seniors. I am honored when those I work with share their journey with me. My hope is to make you feel safe, comfortable, and empower you to walk through the challenges you currently face whether it be family, friends, school, or other difficulties.

Why I love working with teens

I enjoy working with teens because they are in a great time of growth and personal development.

Specialty areas

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma-informed care, Substance use, Peer Relationships

Also experienced with

Stress, Sexuality, Technology / internet overuse, Family Relationships, School Issues, Self-Harming, Self-Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia

Therapeutic approaches

CBT, Psychodynamic, Family Systems

Sharon Stroup

School

California Lutheran University, MS in Counseling Psychology. Liberty University, BS in Psychology

License

LMFT97519 (Expires: 2020-10-31)

Years of Experience

5

Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Sharon and I love being a therapist; I spent a good part of my life doing other things, raising my kids and waiting for the opportunity to fulfill what I knew to be my true calling. I believe that my lifetime of experience has prepared me well for this work and I am grateful to be doing something I love every day. Some other things that I enjoy are spending time with my family (I have grown kids and grandkids and they are a joy), training for triathlons, getting out in nature, and pursuing my creative side through painting and ceramics. I think what stands out about me is that I am all about relationships; I believe that they are at the core of who we are and who we become. Throughout my life I have learned how to be open and vulnerable in my relationships and that is one thing that I enjoy helping my clients learn.

My style of therapy combines modalities such as a client-centered approach as well as Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies. My focus is on relationship building because without a relationship there is no trust and not much is accomplished for my client. I have seen a wide range of clients and each one is unique; to describe an ideal client would be a real challenge as I have enjoyed working with such a variety of people. If you have experienced trauma, or if you are struggling with big emotions and don’t know how to handle them, or if you are just confused and don’t know your place in this world…then you are a client I would love to work with. Or, if you are feeling anxious or depressed and don’t know why…let’s talk about that…I’d love to meet you!

Why I love working with teens

I have a heart for adolescents. I think this is because of my life experience; I come from a dysfunctional family where I had some significant struggles and was a very rebellious teenager. Additionally, I raised my four children as a single parent and experienced the joy and torment that they experienced, right along side them. Being an adolescent is challenging! It’s hard work! I understand this, and I honor it.

“You are such a great therapist! I don’t think you know, but you really are so easy to talk to!” A 15-year-old client with severe depression and anxiety

“You have helped [my son] so much and we are so grateful. He looks forward to talking with you and we have never experienced that with another therapist.” The mother of an adolescent client

Specialty areas

Anxiety, Trauma-informed care, Coping skills, Family Relationships, Self-Harming

Also experienced with

Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Sexuality, Substance use, Self-Esteem

Therapeutic approaches

CBT, DBT, Client-centered

Rebecca Armstrong

School

John F. Kennedy University, Master's in Counseling

License

LMFT #117903

Years of Experience

5

I have worked in various settings with teens and families including in schools, treatment centers, and private practice. I struggled with anxiety and depression as a teen myself, and love to help young people find their own strengths in coping with life's challenges. I am an avid animal lover and outdoorswoman and have traveled on all major continents. I love to read books, cook, and garden.

I have worked with clients struggling with all kinds of issues, and I work hard to build trust between us, relying on empathy and positivity to help reframe and examine the struggles that you may be experiencing. I use a strengths-based approach to help you explore your own values and coping skills, so that you develop the trust in yourself and competence to manage the difficulties you are facing. No issue is too small or too big to talk about, and all deserve space and attention. I want you to feel comfortable bringing up anything you may be experiencing, even in our own relationship. I encourage feedback and honesty, and want to create a therapeutic alliance that feels nurturing, safe, and allows you to explore your own unique strengths.

Why I love working with teens

I love teens in their rawness and realness. Teens are experiencing so much emotionally, and grappling with so much today in terms of social media, family and school pressures, a changing environment, and more, and often are eager to open up and share about this experience and how it affects them. I can relate to teens in that my own teen years felt like a challenge and an important time in my life to discover my own strengths. Teens are creative, and powerful, and unafraid to say it like it is.

Specialty areas

Anxiety, Stress, Coping skills, Family Relationships, Self-Esteem

Also experienced with

Depression, Trauma-informed care, Sexuality, Substance use, Lifestyle coaching, Peer Relationships, School Issues, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia, Teen violence

Therapeutic approaches

DBT, Client-centered, Psychodynamic

Bowra Faiez

School

John F. Kennedy University, Master's in Counseling Psychology

License

LMFT #115438 (Expires 2022-10-09)

Years of Experience

5

Hello! My name is Bowra. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I live in the Bay Area with my husband and two daughters. I have a 4 year old and a 15 year old. I have been working with teenagers and adolescents since I was still in graduate school. I remember as a teenager how overwhelming life would get at times and not feeling comfortable in opening up to my parents. I believe strongly that teenagers are not misunderstood they are just not heard. As a clinician my work has been to be present, open and non-judgmental.Being a clinician is not my career it is my passion and my passion is what allows me to wake up every morning and be the best as I can truly be.

I specialize in working with children, teens and adolescents. I promote healing and growth. I work with my client to help them feel safe in sessions and build a relationship that consists of trust and rapport. I have experience working with students at a school setting as well. This provides me with a unique ability to support students and families with issues related to academic success, peer relationships, emotional wellbeing and family systems.

Why I love working with teens

I love working with adolescents because I believe that adolescents are raw, authentic and will say as they see it. This makes my work more interesting. I get work with clients that can be challenging at times but also can bring the most honesty in my room. I get to see the growth in front of me and I become apart of their journey.

"I always thought that having a therapist mean't something was wrong with me. I clearly was wrong. Having a therapist means I have a place that is safe. A person that listens. I have somewhere that is only for me. You gave me that place and I never felt judged for being ME."

Specialty areas

Depression, Substance use, Coping skills, Peer Relationships, School Issues

Also experienced with

Anxiety, Stress, Trauma-informed care, Substance use, Technology / internet overuse, Family Relationships, Self-Esteem, Teen violence

Therapeutic approaches

CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing

Kasey Wallace

School

Antioch University- Los Angeles, MA Degree in Clinical Psychology with a child studies emphasis. Lehigh University, BA in Psychology

License

LMFT #109572 Expires: 9/30/2020

Years of Experience

5

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that strives to support my community by working with children, adolescents (tweens and teens) and their families in varies settings such as community, clinics, and school-based settings. I was born and raised in San Francisco and, while, I lived elsewhere for more than a decade, I returned to the Bay Area in 2014 planning to stay! I am a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, SF Giants and Golden State Warriors! I enjoy going to the movies, playing tennis, shooting hoops, playing games such as Uno, art, crafts and listening to music!

No client is exactly the same and therefore I strive to tailor my therapeutic approach to fit the client’s needs and strengths. I have experience working with and can support children, adolescents and families, struggling with academic issues, grief/loss, adjustment issues (i.e. parents divorcing, transitioning, moving, etc), anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders/ moodiness (“teen angst”), substance use issues, social and peer relationships, needing support building skills, improving self-esteem, and encouraging growth and development. I have developed empathy, respect and compassion for others and embrace people including those different from her and from various backgrounds.

Why I love working with teens

I’ve always had a passion and joy working with youth. I like to utilize humor and enjoy all types of humor. I am upbeat but also understand reality including challenges impacting young lives. I strive to be authentic when working with youth and families. I utilize techniques that are age-appropriate to support client’s buy-in and willingness to participate. I work with individuals to identify goals and support working together to progress towards identified goals.

"Kasey is dope"- teen aged 15 "Kasey is friendly and a joy to work with"- anonymous parent

Specialty areas

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma-informed care, Coping skills, School Issues

Also experienced with

Stress, Sexuality, Peer Relationships, Family Relationships, Self-Harming, Self-Esteem

Therapeutic approaches

CBT, Client-centered, Family Systems

Molly Fisher

School

Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; UC Berkeley, Master's in Social Welfare

License

LCSW91459 (Expires 2021-8-31)

Years of Experience

5

Hello, My name is Molly! A bit about me. I’m a huge fan of the outdoors. Hiking and being in nature is a kind of therapy for me, and I also love listening to music (specifically Frank Ocean)! I’m an huge introvert and could happily spend all day reading cheesy fantasy or sci-fi books. I love laughing and deeply believe that humor is one of the best therapeutic interventions.

My main clinical experience has been at a high school in San Francisco working with teens of various backgrounds and many different traumas and struggles. My work with youth is very solution-focused to empower clients to make the changes they want in their lives. Some practices I incorporate are CBT skills to help clients gain more control over negative thought patterns, mindfulness techniques, and motivational interviewing. If you are someone who can’t see the good in themselves, has been through trauma, feels lost or overwhelmed, or has crippling anxiety throughout the day, I’m so glad you are seeking therapy! I hope to be your partner in problem-solving and to provide a safe space where you can express yourself free of judgment.

Why I love working with teens

Working with adolescents is the absolute best, and there is never a boring day!! Adolescents are at the point where they are trying to figure out who they are as individuals, and I love helping them discover that. It’s truly hard to put into words how meaningful all my relationships have been with my adolescent clients, and how they would constantly surprise me with their strength, compassion, and wisdom. It’s really the most fun and rewarding job ever!

Specialty areas

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma-informed care, Coping skills, School Issues

Also experienced with

Stress, Substance use, Family Relationships, Self-Harming, Self-Esteem

Therapeutic approaches

CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic

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