Amy Broz

"Life remains the same until the pain of remaining the same becomes greater than the pain of change." Anais Nin
Change is hard and can leave you feeling stuck or overwhelmed with how to make the changes you want. The self-exploration that occurs in therapy can assist you with finding a direction and clarifying not only the changes you want, but also how to go about it. Therapy is different for everyone and there is no "cookie-cutter" approach, so the main goal is to have the therapy process fit your needs. Whether that means helping you develop additional tools/skills to help you  be successful with life changes, or if you need someone to sit with you without judgment and share in your process until you have moved past a difficult time. Life can be hard and situations can leave you feeling sad, angry, defeated, overwhelmed, or lonely to such an extent that you don't know how to move past it. Therapy can help you process feelings until they change, or assist you with learning new ways to manage those feelings. (MFC #81604).

Over the last twenty years, Gavin has specialized in providing mental health and child welfare support for families. Gavin helps to lead process groups for high risk youth; he uses this and many other experiences to put his own life into new perspectives. Gavin says this changed him forever, and his wife and children would say he's the better for it. Another game-changer in Gavin's life came when he looked through the eyes of an eleven-year-old client who many had passed over, and who seemed destined for a life of being disconnected from everything good and important. She taught him how all our thoughts and behaviors matter somehow, and not to overlook any of them. Gavin is eternally grateful for these experiences. Gavin believes there is a place where compassion and life's challenges can meet to help our mind, body and spirit to grow.
Whether you are looking for better relationships, a deeper insight, or how to help your own or a child's most difficult situation, Gavin would be honored to help you. Gavin provides services to Individuals, Couples, and Families. At this time, his availability is limited to Mondays. (LCSW #69682)

Sarah Park- Auburn Office Only
Lisa Gulino
Becca Johnson

Kristin is currently a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee. She believes in the power of the human mind and spirit and is here to help in your journey of reaching your goals. Kristin strives to create a warm, safe, trusting, and positive therapeutic relationship and environment, free from judgment. Kristin appreciates the true courage it takes to begin and go through the process of therapy, and will be here with you to hold the hope of positive growth and recovery. She believes it is an honor to be invited in to this point of your journey, wherever it might be, and looks forward to the walk. Kristin utilizes many techniques from various therapeutic orientations, as she knows each individual is unique and would best benefit from treatment based on your personal needs and goals. In addition to individuals, couples and families she also enjoys working with adolescents as her occupational background includes working as a high school teacher. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University, holds a Single Subject Teaching Credential from California State University Sacramento, and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Psychology with a Marriage and Family Therapy emphasis from Brandman University. ​

Heather Almeida MFT
Gavin OSullivan LCSW

All Interns and Trainees are under the supervision of licensed therapists: Gary Henderson MFC #7053 and Krysta Dancy MFC #48506

Heather is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC #77471) who strives to create a safe and inviting environment for individuals, couples, and families to seek support and to work on challenges present in their lives. She believes that it is important to focus on all aspects of the self (mind, body, behavior) to allow healthy change and growth to occur. Heather has her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and her Master's degree in Psychology from Chapman University. Heather enjoys incorporating aspects of creative art therapies such as dance/movement, drawing and music into therapy and has extensive experience in working with families with children diagnosed with developmental delays. In her spare time, Heather enjoys traveling, yoga and spending time with friends and family.

Meet Our Counselors

Sarah is a Professional Clinical Counselor trainee. She has an extensive background in working with individuals, children, and families affected by trauma. She has experience providing education, support, and parent coaching to address challenging childhood behavioral issues. Sarah also has experience in working with children and families impacted by Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and the challenges associated with coping with the stress of long term or chronic illness and disorders. Sarah has firsthand knowledge and understanding of the military family, lifestyle, reintegration needs, and the challenges these pose to the individual, couple, and family. Her goal is to provide a supportive and encouraging environment to facilitate growth and change for individuals, couples, and families. She believes that each individual has the tools they need to successfully navigate any life circumstance, and with support and encouragement, can learn to use these tools to work through challenges. Sarah’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from Ashford University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree through Walden University. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping, and dirt biking. She values time spent on good books, good friends, and good adventures.

Debbie Morales MFT

Heidi is currently a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. With an understanding of the courage it takes to enter into the work of the therapeutic process, Heidi places great importance on establishing a safe, warm, accepting environment and building an authentic, trusting and collaborative relationship with her clients. Drawing from a variety of therapeutic orientations and methods, her therapeutic style is strongly interpersonal and integrative as she strives to tailor therapy to fit each individual according to their unique situation and goals. She believes that life brings challenges to each of us, is filled with seasons of change and uncertainty, and that sometimes we need someone to walk with us through those difficult seasons. Heidi views it as an honor to be that person for her clients. It is her desire to stand with people as they push past barriers of fear or confusion and move forward into the lives they were meant to live. Whether working with couples, families or individuals, her passion is to see her clients build satisfying relationships and grow emotionally and spiritually into their uniquely designed potential. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brandman University​

Lisa is currently a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF#87476) and Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCi# 2144). Her goal is to help families, couples, and individuals look at what is currently not working in their lives and assist them as they find ways to make effective changes. Lisa has the ability to utilize interventions from a variety of therapeutic modalities to help clients achieve their desired outcome. Her strength lies in listening to what her clients say and hearing the underlying story to uncover their inner-strengths and often unacknowledged potential. Lisa believes each person has distinctive or particular experiences in life that contribute to his or her development and growth process. Thus, Lisa will make every effort to “meet clients where they are” and build each session so that it benefits her clients. Lisa is currently certified as a Parenting Coach, a Facilitator for the Love & Logic Parenting Program, and as a yoga instructor. Lisa is also certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and trained as an EMDR Therapist. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing yoga, and reading. ​

Amy is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #97559) whose desire is to see people reach their full potential. She believes that you are your own expert! Amy’s goal is to equip and empower you to solve your own problems in a safe environment that is free from judgment and shame. She views the therapeutic relationship as being of utmost importance—one that is built on trust, authenticity and open communication.  Amy’s therapeutic style is integrative and as such, she works from multiple theoretical orientations. She believes each individual is unique and tailors therapy according to the client’s needs. Amy works with individuals, couples and families assisting in all areas of life including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship, communication and self-esteem issues. Amy’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary in Sacramento. In addition, her education has equipped her to offer Christian counseling should you desire to incorporate faith into the therapeutic process. 
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Heather Almeida MFT

Becca is currently a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF# 85858) with a Master’s Degree from Brandman University. She has specialized training with adolescents, foster youth, women with post partum depression, trauma focused CBT, and EMDR. She also enjoys working with couples in all stages of their relationship.
Becca provides individual, family, and couples therapy. She works with people on addressing and reaching their goals through a nurturing and supportive environment. She utilizes 4 key areas of growth including mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Through these growth areas we increase our ability to be present in moment, handle stress, understand our emotions, and communicate effectively with others. Becca is passionate about helping strengthen our community through her work. She enjoys incorporating innovating and creative techniques into the therapy process as well as laughter. 
In her free time Becca enjoys hiking with her dog, snowboarding, reading, watching sports, trying new things, and spending time with family and friends. " 

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Kristin Erlec
Heidi Flanagan