I am a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (IMF97037). I appreciate the courage it takes to begin and go through the process of therapy, which is why I strive to create and maintain a warm, safe, honest, trusting, and positive environment and therapeutic relationship. I believe in the power of the human mind and spirit and feel honored to walk with you on your journey toward reaching your goals. I embrace the fact that every individual is unique and in treatment I utilize a wide range of therapeutic techniques to best fit each person’s needs and goals. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families, and as my occupational background includes teaching high school, I maintain my joy in working with adolescents. My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University, a Single Subject Teaching Credential from California State University Sacramento, and a Master’s degree in Psychology with a Marriage and Family Therapy emphasis from Brandman University. I am also a Prepare and Enrich relationship Facilitator, and trained in Phase 1 Brainspotting. I believe that the counseling process is a collaborative experience and wish to support you in your self-discovery and growth.

I am a marriage and family therapist trainee. I believe everyone can benefit from someone walking with them in life and, with intention,  listen to their story. The ability to draw out and uncover possible trouble spots or to give insight, I believe to be a special skill that, sometimes, can only be done in a therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about helping marriages, couples, individuals, husbands, wives, and parents be the best they can be or even helping those in trouble get to places where they never thought possible.  Having worked with people in various environments for over 15 years I am familiar with our brokenness in humanity and see hope for us all to become whole people. Whether you desire a listening ear or need help battling depression or anxiety, I am willing to help. I am not limited to one theory of therapy as each person is individual and may respond in different ways. It is important to me to hear each person and provide finding a path that will work for them. I look forward to working with you and/or your family.I received my undergraduate in Psychology from Sacramento State Unviersity and am currently finishing a Master’s Degree at Brandman University. I am available on Monday and Tuesday.

Kristin Erlec
Kristin Erlec
Kathryn Brown

Joyful moments, personal challenges, and at times, devastating hardships are all things that we encounter throughout our lives at one time or another. I believe it is our tenacity and resilience that help us adapt, overcome, and seek to develop better behaviors for facing difficult times. Although change may cause stress and anxiety, it can also bring about positive life transformations. Knowing how and which steps to take to rediscover lost hope may be a bit of a challenge. It is during this time in your life that I would be honored to join your journey and walk with you. Exploring ways to achieve a healthier, happier, and more rewarding life is a courageous move and I applaud you for taking the first step.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, it is my pleasure to work with families, children, couples, and individuals in a safe, trusting and caring environment with a goal of building a collaborative relationship. My educational background includes earning a Bachelor’s degree at California State University, Sacramento. At this time, I am in the process of obtaining my Master’s degree at National University.

Amy Scribner

I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT106131).  I provide counseling to individuals, couples, and families in a warm and supportive environment.  I strongly believe in the power of the human connection and have seen beautiful healing, change and growth in that space.  I am honored to join and walk with my clients on their path to inner peace. We all hold the strength within ourselves to overcome and persevere during life’s challenges and I aim to help clients identify and realize that potential within themselves.  I use multiple treatment modalities and techniques, with the therapeutic relationship being at the heart of all my work. I have knowledge and experience in varying mental health concerns across a range of populations to include: military personnel/veterans, high conflict couples, adolescents and co-parenting relationships. I am an Air Force veteran and my educational background includes a Bachelors degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters degree in Human Services from Liberty University and a Masters degree in Psychology-Marriage and Family Therapy from Brandman University.  When I am not in session, you will often find me out for a run in the Sacramento area or spending time with my husband and children.

Heidi Flanagan

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

Meet Our Counselors

Dave Pabalate​
Sarah Park- Auburn Office Only

At some point in life you know you need something profound and powerful. You need a person: someone to whom you can share secrets; that secret that lies deep inside of you - the one that you've hidden from the outside world of work and action, even from your own thoughts. It's the secret that scares you because you don't know how the telling of it, the examining of it, the speaking of it out loud will change you. What might you loose? But you then find it becomes too painful to hide it anymore. So you reach out and find someone safe, nonjudgmental, kind and compassionate to hear your story. Surprisingly you discover, when you bring it out of hiding, a new friendship begins: a friendship with you, and a friendship with others that brings peace and a union of all the separated pieces of yourself. 
As a therapist I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental, accepting place where my clients can explore their secrets - their fears - and their pain. It is my goal to help my clients begin to trust themselves, trust me and possibly God. To hep them find their true voice and build satisfying connections from a place of congruence and confidence and not fear and protection. 
I am trained in Brainspotting, Certified in Prepare and Enrich couples counseling and enjoy working with Individuals, couples and adolescents

Molly Stanley

I believe that each individual holds the tools they need to successfully navigate life circumstances, though challenges can arise that make this difficult. I believe that with support and encouragement, you can utilize a strengths based approach to manage life’s daily struggle. My goal is to provide a supportive and encouraging environment to facilitate growth and learning in order to regain hope, passion, and happiness.
I have an extensive background in working with individuals, children, and families that have been affected by trauma; including military lifestyle and reintegration. I also have experience in working with children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): parenting, behavioral challenges, social integration, and independent living skills. I specialize in working with children and families, including solution focused divorce and co-parenting strategies. I feel that every person, every circumstance is unique, therefore I utilize a wide range of therapeutic modalities to best meet the need of the individual, couple, or family. In my personal time I enjoy spending time with my family exploring the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, camping, and dirt biking. I value time spent on good books, good friends, and good adventures. (PCCI # PCCI3731)
Read more about me at my website- SolutionsWithSarah.com 

I am a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (IMF 89427).  I believe that each person has a sacred story to share and I recognize the strength it takes for someone to reveal their pages. I place high importance on creating a warm and safe environment and believe that it is essential to the therapeutic process. I hold true to the belief that each individual has the ability for growth and change and I would like to assist in that process while encouraging congruence between one’s beliefs, values, and behaviors. I utilize a varied set of theories and interventions to enable me to meet the needs of each client while encouraging positive coping mechanisms and resources. I value the impact of each person’s childhood and family structure, while also attending to the present chapter. I work with individuals, teens, children, couples, and families.
My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vanguard University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new coffee shops.
Read more about me at KathrynBrownTherapy.com

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