I received my Bachelor of Arts degree on Child and Adolescent Development from California State University, Northridge, and in 2009, I received my Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from the Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino.
I've utilized my Bachelor of Arts degree by working as a tutor, a behaviorist and a teacher, focusing on the developmental processes that occurs from conception through the end of adolescence. During this time, I gained a comprehensive overview of typical and atypical development by interacting with individuals in their natural environment and watching them unfold into their full potential.
At Phillips Graduate Institute I studied Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Dual Diagnosis or Co-Occurring Disorders (alcohol or drug problems coinciding with emotional/psychiatric problem, such as Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Personality Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders). I have continued working with children and adolescents, young adults, and families in various fields, including research, education, health care, advocacy, law and psychotherapy.
I am a Telehealth Trained Clinician, offering clients counseling sessions that are conducted confidentially online. Please contact me to learn more about tele therapy and find out if it is right for you.
I also offer individuals an alternative therapy called Brainspotting (Phase 1 & 2). This therapy uses spots in a person's visual field to help them process trauma. It accesses trauma trapped in the subcortical brain, the area of the brain responsible for motion, consciousness, emotions, and learning.
In addition, I am certified in Perinatal Mood Disorders. While Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting are incredible experiences, they also bring dramatic changes to your life and your emotional health. While it can be an exciting and joyful time, the changes that accompany the perinatal period can also leave you feeling sad, guilty, overwhelmed, irritable, or unable to relax and enjoy your developing relationship with your baby and family.
All these reactions are normal, but they might also be symptoms of a temporary and treatable set of conditions called Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).
I employ registered BBS Associate MFTs in my practice. A BBS registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California is a masters level clinician working on the hours needed to sit for their exams and become licensed. Bringing both varied experience to the table, and ongoing training and continuing education, my associates are able to offer evening and weekend hours, and can see clients at sliding scale rates, based on availability and financial need. Associates’ caseloads are supervised by me weekly, and associates receive ongoing training in psychotherapy.
Elizabeth B. Taylor is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with a minor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality studies from Occidental College in 2018. There, she focused on the Sociology of Mental Health, in particular the accessibility and potential barriers to mental health resources. In 2021, Elizabeth received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. While at Antioch University, Elizabeth specialized in trauma studies, inspiring her work as a trauma-informed clinician.
Elizabeth has worked with survivors of trauma, specifically domestic and sexual violence, as well as various challenging circumstances like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, comorbid diagnoses, and relational issues. As a queer clinician, Elizabeth also knows first-hand the importance of culturally sensitive and informed care, as it is vital to the facilitation of growth and healing. Anti-racist, queer-affirming, and strength-based approaches have become an inherent part of her therapeutic approach. For more information, please call her at 424-325-5335, or send her an email.
Regina Hernandez is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master's at Phillips Graduate Institute and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). Regina trained at California Family Counseling Center (CalFam) where she worked with children, individuals, families, and couples. Regina's approach comes from a Narrative perspective, but she also incorporates Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Gottman, and Imago.
Regina provides therapy for individuals, couples, and families. She believes that each person, couple, or family is unique, and tailors each client session accordingly. Regina works with anxiety, depression, stress-related issues, translational issues, relationship issues and PTSD. For a free 20-minute session, please call her at (562) 447-6219, or email [email protected]
Miranda Becker (they/she) is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Lara Mekhitarian MA, LMFT (#78395), who is a contracted supervisor for Diament Wellness.
Miranda Becker earned her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in 2021. As with many others in this field, Miranda came to the world of therapy through her own healing journey, and credits the caring support she received along the way as the inspiration for her becoming a therapist.
Miranda works with teens, couples, and adults of all ages, including LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. Her areas of focus include working with survivors of trauma, abuse, and family dysfunction, as well as with clients who are seeking to address anxiety and panic, codependency and people-pleasing behaviors, perfectionism, chronic illness, eating disorders, and addictions. Miranda approaches therapy from a lens of compassion with an emphasis on resiliency. She utilizes mind-body Somatic techniques, Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts-work, and inner child healing in her therapeutic approach.
For more information about Miranda, visit her website.
Sarah A. Sabag is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Lara Mekhitarian MA, LMFT (#78395), a contracted supervisor for Diament Wellness.
Sarah earned her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. There, she specialized in addiction and recovery and trained at The Center for Professional Counseling in West Hollywood. Sarah is also part of the recovery community and has worked at Iris Healing Center for the past two years.
Sarah provides therapy for individuals, couples, and families. She has an affinity for helping families and individuals that may have a loved one suffering from alcohol or substance abuse. With compassion and empathy, Sarah strives to create a safe space for all her clients. She approaches therapy from an attachment style, relationship pattern, and trauma-informed lens — catering to each client's individualized treatment. For a free 20-minute session, please call her at (818) 821-0793 or email [email protected].
Susie Cobb is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Allison Lieberman, LMFT, PMH-C, a contracted supervisor for Diament Wellness.
Susie earned her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, and received additional training in DBT for Families and Adolescents as well as in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International.
Susie has worked with troubled teens and their families facing challenges with anxiety, depression, trauma and family conflict. Her work supporting families taught her the importance of providing competent care to parents. As a parent herself, she also believes parents are the foundation of our communities.
Susie's training in Dialectical Behavioral, Trauma Focused and Solution Focused therapies gives her an integrative approach that centers her clients as the expert of their own lives. Setting goals early in the therapeutic process is foundational to Susie’s work, giving clients a clear sense of direction in their own healing journeys.
Susie specializes in Perinatal, Family and Couples therapy. To request a consultation and for more information, contact Susie at (323) 508-3106 or email [email protected].
Libby is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Allison Lieberman, LMFT, PMH-C, a contracted supervisor for Diament Wellness. She received her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and trained at Exodus Recovery Center. Before becoming a therapist, Libby earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin.
Libby specializes in working with individuals and couples managing life changes, struggles with intimacy, and communication issues. Libby is passionate about educating couples on effective communication, conflict resolution, and how to ask one another for the love and support they need. Libby is a Gottman Bringing Baby Home educator trained in The Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. She has also completed training with Postpartum Support International’s Maternal Mental Health Program.
Libby's approach is direct and relational, and she focuses on building a solid therapeutic relationship with each of her clients while also providing honest feedback and reflection. To request a consultation or receive more information, contact Libby at (818) 964-1379 or send an email to [email protected].