As a counselor (ASW #87557), I consider it an honor to work beside individuals who have the courage and willingness to see vulnerability as a strength and conscious change as a necessary risk for growth. I believe that moving through our pain allows the development of purpose, perspective and meaning. It is a privilege and pleasure to walk with clients as they learn to release themselves from judgement. I am honored to act as their guide through this profound process of personal healing and transformation.
My experience is grounded in over thirty years of marriage, parenting children to adulthood, lifelong learning and education. I received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Sacramento State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with an emphasis in Child and Family studies. I hold a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS-C) and a certification in trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT). I volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children and families. My practice emphasizes compassion while working with clients as they gain awareness toward their own unique healing process.

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I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. I work with those who are experiencing depression, grief, anxiety, struggles in relationships, and/or working through change. I believe that many of us struggle when we do not feel heard, seen, and understood. When this happens, we can often feel disconnected from others and ourselves. It is my hope to come alongside you in your story with support, empathy, and compassion to help you move towards self-growth and self-understanding. 
My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from William Jessup University. I am currently seeking my Master’s in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Cara Crocker

On the journey towards greater wellness, each client is my teacher.  For I believe in co-creation and that change is possible for everyone.  I believe we are all unique beings with stories that are sacred, interwoven, and worth repeating.  It is my goal as as a mental health professional to help individuals, couples, and families all to find ways to be more compassionate, creative, and courageous.
I will utilize your somatic wisdom and mindfulness to facilitate fresh insights.  I will explore the many different parts of yourself, even those that can often be in conflict.
I am passionate about holistic health, and have a love for music and play.  I have a master's degree in counseling from Sacramento State and have received additional training in Sandplay Therapy and Internal Family Systems.  It is my deepest intention to be a voice of encouragement and connection as you embrace the essential tasks of life.

Amy Scribner
Dave Pabalate​

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 Associate (AMFT #114006), 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. Read more about me at

Melissa Richmond
Hailey Short

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Mike Mckenzie

Life is a journey, and while at times you manage to get to certain destinations on your own, other times you need to stop and ask for directions. I hope you will give me the honor of guiding you in a safe, empathic environment. There will be times that you will guide me as well, through your story. More often than not, we will be walking on the journey together, identifying your strengths and collaboratively determining what the next right step for you might be. I have a particular place in my heart for Maternal Mental Health, as well as those going through difficult life transitions.

I graduated with my Bachelors degree from North Park University in Chicago, IL and am now pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. I  am a Military spouse and mother of two little ones, both of which keep life interesting! I enjoy reading, singing, cooking, exploring new places, and learning about different cultures. I look forward to working with you. 

Linda Dejeu
Trish Parker
Kallie Biasotti
Erin Macias

Meet Our Counselors

Life can be hard. It can feel overwhelming and scary at times. I understand the stressors of life, and my intention is to help you tap into your inner resources and build upon your strengths. Self-exploration is powerful and courageous. Through authentic connection and openness, growth and healing can occur. I help individuals cope with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and life transitions. My approach is collaborative, empathic, and supportive, and I incorporate various therapeutic modalities to meet the different needs of each individual. It is my mission to provide a safe and accepting environment in which you can delve into and work through difficult changes, choices, and life events. Together, we explore emotions and identify patterns of thinking and behaving that drive you. We examine their origin, find meaning, and work towards achieving healthier ways of relating and understanding. It is with great honor and privilege to walk alongside you on your journey.

My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science with a concentration in Family Studies from CSU, Sacramento. I am currently working towards a Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brandman University. Read more about me at

I have been intrigued with the field of psychology and helping others since I can remember. I grew up in Southern California, the oldest of four kids. After graduating with my B.A. in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and then getting my M.A in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University, I moved away to help support my husband in his career. We traveled and lived in many different states all around the country, had kids and have since landed in Northern California where we enjoy exploring the beautiful outdoors as a family. 
The years between graduating and becoming a registered intern, have been filled with life's challenges, grief, parenthood, transitions, entrepreneurship and much more. I am currently in the process of gaining my hours as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, #122311. I enjoy working with couples, families, kids, adolescents, teens and young adults who have had a variety of emotional and relational issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, establishing boundaries, parenthood, maternal mental health and navigating life’s transitions. I approach each session with curiosity and am humbled by the stories I am privileged to. Together, we can work on bringing healing and restoration to relational wounds.  You can find out more at

My therapeutic approach is founded on the idea of companionship; As an individual, or a couple, or a family- you have been wandering various paths. These paths take many forms, some helpful and some not. Outsiders observers may point in a direction and tell you where to go or how to get there. The idea that  "that's where the end is", that that's where or how things will get 'better'. But what good does that really do? If that outsider isn't going to walk down that path with you- if they won't be there if it splinters? If the way is blocked? If you want to give up? The process of therapy allows someone to walk that path with you, even if just for a moment. A companion that can motivate you, challenge you, or simply be with you. I believe that therapy shouldn’t be someone telling you how to live, it should be someone asking you who you want to be and helping you to get there. 
I am a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #7703 and Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #119016. I received my Master's Degree from Western Seminary Sacramento, CA and my Bachelor's Degree at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA. 

I am a marriage and family therapist associate (AMFT # 113131). 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 a Master’s Degree at Brandman University. I am available on Monday and Tuesday.

Online Counseling Only

Jennifer Moffat

I believe that every person has the capacity to grow and change in ways that help them flourish. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a non-judgmental space for clients to explore themselves and work towards their goals. I’ve found that life is full of challenges and difficult experiences, and I believe that through connection and a safe space to be seen, heard, and valued, people are capable of growth and healing. By walking alongside my clients on their journey and understanding their unique experiences, I see an opportunity to help clients discover their inner strengths and greatness, ultimately empowering them to create positive change in their lives.
As a registered associate marriage and family therapist (#114308) and a registered associate professional clinical counselor (#6606), I enjoy working with individuals, children, teens, families, couples, and LGBTQ+ populations.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. I am trained in eye movement reprocessing and desensitization (EMDR), parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).
In my spare time, I love adventuring in nature, reading, and spending time with my husband, dogs, and cat.

Read more about me at my website.

Amanda McClaine

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

Online Counseling Only

As a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #118635, I bring my authentic self into the therapeutic space and will gladly share in a good laugh or bear witness to heartache and struggle. I believe in the power of genuine connections and feel deeply honored to walk with clients through their uniquely personal journeys. Time and again, I’m truly inspired by their bravery to trust the therapeutic process and embrace change.
My approach to therapy is to create an open and non-judgmental environment that is both supportive and engaging. While I don't believe in a “one size fits all approach” and utilize many different therapeutic modalities, I've received specialized training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for individuals and Prepare Enrich for couples. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, aging and LGBTQ populations.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oregon State University and a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. I offer in person and remote sessions, as well as nature sessions. On the weekends, you can find me outdoors, trying out a new recipe in the kitchen, and spending time with loved ones.

As a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT# 124299), I bring a genuine approach to therapy.  All of us experience challenges in our lives and sometimes we need someone to help us find answers to life’s questions. I know first-hand, that beginning counseling can be uncomfortable. You are not alone. Personally, I’ve experienced being on the client side of the couch and in part became a therapist because I’ve seen the benefit that therapy can have on a person’s life. As a therapist, I find it rewarding to hear people’s stories and to watch people evolve as they build trust with me and work through their challenges. Because I have learned that One size does not fit all, I develop interventions through understanding where you are coming from and gaining knowledge around where blocks occur in your life. Your growth and success are my focus, so I make sure to go into each session with an open mind and provide options that best suit you. Therapy is a process, and I aim to make the experience something that you can apply in different facets of your life.   
I have experience working with adults, couples, children, and teens.  My educational background includes a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Brandman University. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children, snowboarding, hiking, reading, and camping. I look forward to meeting you.