Address:250 W. First Street Suite 346, Claremont, 91711
Services:Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, EMDR, Psychological Testing, Group Therapy
Site Supervisor:Christina Olivera, LMFT
Claremont Site Supervisor
Christina Olivera, LMFT
We all yearn to feel heard, safe and supported as we journey through life. I invite you into this space where together we can explore life’s challenges, discover your strengths and feed your passions to pursue a fulfilled life. As individuals, I believe it is important for us to learn from our past, have a hope for the future and be able to live in the present. Therapy can provide a safe space and a timeout from a busy world in order to gain insight and skills to live a life with intention.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 6 years of experience working with individuals, families and children (3 to 18 years old) in the following areas: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Childhood Behavioral Difficulties, Relationship Conflicts, Loss, Divorce/Co- Parenting and Life Transitions. I am trained in the following evidenced based practices: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, Positive Parenting Pathways, Depression Treatment Quality Improvement for Teens, Managing and Adapting Practice (for anxiety, depression and disruptive behavior) and Military FOCUS.
I completed my undergraduate studies at California State University, Fullerton and graduate studies at California Polytechnic University, Pomona where I received a M.S. in Psychology. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License 96690) with the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
With over 20 years experience as an LMFT (Licensed Marital and Family Therapist), I have collaborated with hundreds of clients to help them navigate difficult life passages, marital dilemmas, and childhood roadblocks. I work with adults, couples and children.
I refer to therapy as a collaboration between therapist and individuals to work together to mend broken relationships/connections and explore new and more effective methods of communication.
I received my Masters degree from Phillips Graduate Institute and have been licensed since 1994. I have been in private practice for almost 3 years and before that worked for several agencies as a therapist and mental health practitioner.
As your therapist I will help you understand the emotions that you may be dealing with, whether it be loneliness, pain, anger, happiness, fear, or if you are just unsure of your next move. I will work to build a trusting relationship that allows you to begin to reveal more of who you are, what you experience, and what you want. I work to help support the development of greater self-awareness and a clear, healthy, internal sense of what is best for you. I am also pro-active in pointing out perceptions and behaviors that may be contributing to your issues and sabotaging your success. I will challenge you to try new things within the session and well as in your day-to-day life between appointments.
I trained at McKinley Children’s Center where I provided therapy to children and adolescents who had mental disorders. I also provided therapy to the families of children and adolescents as they worked to adjust to life’s changes. I graduated from the University of La Verne with my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists). I am registered with the Board of Behavioral Services as a LMFT
I have a special interest in working with individuals who need help with career counseling. Individuals dealing with autoimmune disorders. Equestrians and athletes. Children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional, developmental, or social difficulties. Families. Parenting Skills. Individuals dealing with trauma, grief and loss, stress, mood issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and anxiety issues. Women relationship issues and postpartum depression
Please contact me to schedule a free phone consultation.
“Things aren’t always as they appear. Sometimes what seems to be the end is really just a new beginning. Like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.” As a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (English & Spanish), my mission is to create a safe, therapeutic environment where clients are able to explore feelings, heal and grow without fearing judgement. Sometimes life is moving at such a fast pace, that at times we forget to stop and BREATH! We forget to focus on the here-and-now, but my focus is to help you find your equilibrium.
Coming from a non-profit mental health setting, I have had the opportunity to work with various populations such as children, teens, adults, families, and couples. I aspire to empower couples and individuals to overcome personal obstacles in order to find a balance and improve relationships. I have experience working in the following areas: anxiety, depression, marital and family conflict, child/adolescent behavioral problems, abuse, adjustment disorders, and life transitions.
I attended California State University of Los Angeles for my undergraduate, and received my Masters in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix. I became licensed in 2018 (LMFT 109182). I am a member with CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist) and part of the LA-CAMFT.
… You have already made the first step, I look forward to meeting you and tailoring your needs to create healing and growth!
“Never, never, never quit” is my favorite quote. It reminds me that with every new day, every new breath, every second chance, we have an amazing capacity to rise above and rewrite our own unique life stories. I believe that there are an array of strengths in all of us. To seek therapy is a great sign of inner strength and resilience. Trying to navigate through life’s inherent struggles alone is simply impossible. We all need someone who can help us reactivate our inner light, our lost hope and our own immense inner power within.
I graduated in 1999 with a Masters in Social Work from California State University Long Beach. With over 15 years experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( lcsw22101) I have helped restore lost hope and joy to children, teens, families, adults and couples.
Using evidence based approaches that are backed by research, combined with a supportive, safe, warm and accepting environment helps foster deep, meaningful and lasting change. I have extensive knowledge of mindfulness and cognitive based approaches to healing. I have experience working with grief and loss with children and adults, as well as experience working with sexual and physical abuse survivors of all ages. Providing a safe, accepting and supportive environment for ALL children and families is something I strongly value. I also love working with families around adoption and foster care issues, restoring and/or building solid connections.
Ultimately, my passion lies in helping people find their center and inner strength once again. Sometimes we just need a helping hand along the way. I can be that helping hand.
Hi all, welcome to my bio page. For over 20 years I have worked in the non-profit sector, working with families, children, survivors of domestic violence, families/person impacted by HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. Becoming a psychotherapist later in life has allowed me to experience people from many different perspectives. It has always been a dream of mine to open my own practice and Soultenders is allowing me to do just that. My main focus in treatment is working with children, youth and adults with a variety of issues: trauma work, depression, selective mutism, and anxiety to change life issues. I have been trained to work with parents with young children who display severe behavioral issues, help them build the skills to manage their children’s behaviors. Also, I have been trained to assist and people process their trauma and build healthier relationships. It would be a blessing to join you in your journey of healing.
My name is Marissa Esquibel and I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since September 2018. I grew up in Claremont and am grateful for the opportunity to serve the community where I was raised. As a young therapist, I have found that I do my best work with adolescents, young adults, young couples, and families dealing with the various difficulties that come during the transition from childhood to adulthood. If you are having difficulties naming and expressing your feelings, struggling to communicate your needs, feel isolated in a room full of people, or find yourself (or your loved one) overwhelmed as you encounter your next phase of life, I am here to help. My hope is to help clients find their voice and empower them to use it. With my clients, I sometimes joke that “I’m not like a regular therapist, I’m a cool therapist” (line I took from Mean Girls). As a modern therapist, my approach combines the foundations of therapy with more recent practices which I have found to be most helpful with the adolescents and young adults I have worked with for the past 5 years. I strive to help my clients unlearn the behaviors, patterns, and beliefs that brought them into therapy by learning new ways of coping and communicating which gets them to a place where they are emotionally healthier, more authentic, and better prepared to take on the challenges of adulting.I attended the University of California, Santa Barbara for my undergraduate then California State University, Fullerton where I received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology. I am newly licensed (LMFT 109327) and I am working towards becoming a bilingual therapist (you will often find me studying Spanish in my free time). I am a pescatarian, a twin, and lost three front teeth during a bicycle accident in 2009. I love my work as a therapist and look forward to working with you.
Kimberly Farley, AMFT
Helping others is truly an exceptional gift and is ultimately my passion. We all come from diverse backgrounds and have unique experiences and circumstance which can impact mental and emotional development throughout a lifetime. Asking for help is the first step to healing. I love being a part of the healing process and truly enjoy watching individuals grow, become empowered and develop self-awareness. Mutual respect and trust is the first step to developing a healthy working relationship where you will feel safe to share your story. I will work directly with you finding the best approach and providing tools which will support you in your pursuit of self-discovery based on your values and unique circumstance. I cannot wait to embark on this journey of healing with you as you manage life struggles.
I began my training at Foothill Family Services where I gained experience providing individual, group, and family therapy working collaboratively with children, adolescents and adults within a diverse population. I have experience working with behavioral issues, trauma, grief and loss, anger management, adjustment, depression, anxiety, bullying, family conflict, blended families, parenting skills and conflict resolution. I am particularly passionate about working with children and adolescents helping them to identify stressors, avoid risky behaviors, improve their problem solving ability, and strengthen relationships, while finding a positive outlet for personal growth.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne. I am a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists). I am registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF82793), and I am supervised under Dr. Wendy Ludecke Selevitch, PSY 22818.
Odalys Fuentes, LMFT
Hello, my name is Odalys Fuentes. I am a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist located in Claremont California. I received my Masters degree in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific University.
Each individual has their own story, childhood experiences, values and spiritual preferences. As a warm, genuine, and supportive therapist, I believe in creating a safe place to guide each client through their own insight and self exploration in order to obtain healing and peace. Although my therapeutic work does not have to be faith based, I am Christian and therefore a client can feel completely safe in integrating spiritual believes and values in treatment.
Based on my experience, thus far, I truly enjoy supporting couples and families in developing communication and strengthening their family dynamic. While being trained in trauma focused-CBT and CPP, I mostly appreciate being able to facilitate an individual (child, teen or adult) Through exploring past trauma (sexual abuse, domestic violence, traumatic accident, witnessing death, loss, etc.), which tends to be a common reason for depression, anxiety, self harming behaviors, and relationship struggles. With triple P training, I also love working with parents and their children were facing behavior problems, such as severe tantrum’s, defiance, talking back and so forth.
I look forward to meeting you and exploring whether this would be a good fit and place for you to find the healing that you may be looking for.
Deciding to enter into professional counseling can be a scary idea, but I believe an individual’s ability to recognize that there is a problem, coupled with their willingness to work to find a solution, demonstrates courage. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. My educational background includes a Masters degree from Argosy University in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelors degree from California State University, Fullerton in Psychology. I have experience in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My passion is working alongside my clients which includes; children, adolescents, and adults; to help bring healing to those who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience. I aim to provide a nurturing, friendly, compassionate, and energetic approach to connect with my clients and create a healthy therapeutic relationship. I strive to help my clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their family and personal relationships so they can feel healthy, whole, and safe. I have been trained in a range of research based practices including Seeking Safety and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I like to balance my practice through use of techniques from a variety of theorists, cognitive, and solution focused techniques to help my clients improve their overall quality of life. Therapy is not an easy process, but I can assure you I will walk alongside with you.
In today’s world, all of us – no matter what age – face challenges on a daily basis. Children, adolescents, and young adults who are going through difficult times or life transitions may show signs of sadness, anxiety, avoidance, anger, isolation, low self-esteem, or mood swings. Sometimes we all have a hard time identifying and expressing our feelings or asking for help. As a result, we can struggle in our relationships with family, friends, significant others, and in academic/work settings.
I want you to know that there is hope and that you can get through this!
I am a strengths-based, compassionate, energetic, and creative therapist with a strong devotion to help others succeed. My passion is working with children, adolescents, and young adults ranging in age from 3-33 (or older if you’re young at heart!) I believe that every individual can have the opportunity to connect experiences with emotions, learn healthy communication skills, process past events, develop tools for managing life’s challenges, and can reach their goals. Parents and caregivers also learn strategies to better support and connect with their child.
My areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, anger, aggression, stress, low self-esteem, struggles with identity, emotional/mood difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, abuse and neglect, family conflict, and life transitions. I utilize various theoretical styles including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused, family systems, and attachment theory. In the past, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and transition age youth (ages 16-25). I have provided intensive services to clients in the foster care system who have been abused and/or neglected, have experienced trauma, have a history of substance use, may be facing legal action due to behaviors, have parents/caregivers with emotional and mental health issues, and with families that are in crisis. I earned my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #96391).
I currently offer weekday, evening, and Saturday appointments at the Arcadia office.
Chelsea Lamb, AMFT
Meaningful, healthy connection is the yin to the yang that is the internal self. Research supports that when we do not receive secure experiences around intimacy we develop a higher risk for developing psychopathology and physical disorders. My approach to therapy entails utilizing the Interpersonal Process by providing a collaborative partnership and a secure space that will allow you to explore, understand, and work through the underlying core conflicts that contribute to disconnect, avoidance, self-sabotage, anger, unhealthy coping strategies, anxiety, and depression.
I have over 5 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds with a variety of needs and concerns. I value the principle of client response specificity and work to mold therapy around your unique self and needs. Every individual is different and must do this work at their own pace and time. It is my goal to join, support, and contribute to your process of growth and wellness in evidence-based ways that empower your autonomy and sense of self.
I have experience in the following areas: Life transitions, Identity development, Complex and attachment trauma, Child and adolescent development, Shame and self-compassion, Communication and conflict resolution, Grief and loss, Anxiety, and Depression. In 2014, I graduated from the California State University at San Bernardino with my Master’s in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Since graduating, I have focused on developing into a dynamic and resourceful clinician. I will utilize any and all research supported techniques and strategies in helping you to reach your goals.
I am an AMFT under the supervision of Christina Olivera, LMFT.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Bachelor in Psychology from California State University in San Bernardino and my Master in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.
I believe that we have the power to overcome all obstacles that come our way through gaining insight and working towards making changes. I believe that therapy is a journey that is designed to gain insight and develop problem solving to improve interpersonal relationships and make healthy life choices. I use a variety of interventions to assist my clients in reaching their treatment goals.
I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Trauma, anger management and crisis intervention.
Kelvin Ore, PsyD
I am a clinical psychologist licensed with the Board of Psychology in California. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received both my Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. I have clinical experience providing individual, couples, collateral, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in private practice, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospital, elementary to high schools, and community mental health clinics. I have treated and worked with issues related to depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use and dual diagnosis, grief and loss, trauma and abuse, adjustment and other life transitions, and various identity crises. I have also been an adjunct faculty member teaching master’s level psychology courses and am currently in a management position in part providing administrative and clinical supervision to pre- and post-doctoral mental health professionals at a community mental health agency. I am a bilingual therapist fluent in spoken Chinese Cantonese and a limited understanding in spoken Chinese Mandarin. I am a culturally-competent clinician who enjoys working with clients from various cultural, ethnic, or religious backgrounds or sexual orientations.
My style and approach to therapy is a collaborative process to explore and enhance your strengths and areas of improvements, fulfill unmet needs, and overcome barriers to higher functioning in order to maximize your potential. We will work together to create short- and long- term treatment goals specific to your needs, recognize emotional and behavioral triggers, improve family and social relationships, and practice more appropriate and healthy coping, communication, anger management, social, problem-solving, and other skills to reduce symptoms. To understand you and help with your journey, I look at both the past and the present, and while my primary theoretical orientations are psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral, I integrate therapeutic interventions from various theoretical approaches and evidence-based practices to individualize treatment.
I am currently based out of the new Claremont location, and I look forward to hearing from you. I can be reached at (909) 296-7328.
Each of us has had an experience that leads us to question ourselves: Who we are? What we are doing? What are our life goals? In therapy, we can explore certain challenges of life that may cause anxiety, depression, stress, or any other difficult feeling. I strongly believe that relationships and experiences shape who we are. In therapy, part of the healing process is gaining insight and awareness of how experiences affect us in the here and now. Therapy will help you learn your triggers and learn healthy coping skills to get through difficult times in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Together we can create goals for therapy and begin your journey to a healthier you.
I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist. I have over 6 years of experience in working with children, families, and adults. Although I provide therapy to all age groups, I have extensive experience in working with the little ones (0-5 years old) in helping them overcome behavior problems, anxiety, traumas, etc. I use a dyadic approach when working with the young ones, which means a parent or caregiver is also involved in the therapy. Parents/caregivers play a key role in therapy for children as their parenting styles and expectations of their children are reflective of their past experiences as well. I work closely with the parents/caregivers in teaching them about the child’s needs and how to best get those needs met in order to create optimal emotional development, which in turn sets the foundation for healthy relationships.
I graduated in 2011 with a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family, Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix. I received my Marriage and Family Therapy License from the Board of Behavioral Sciences in 2015. I am also a member of the California Associate of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Throughout our lives we are faced with many challenges. Sometimes these challenges feel insurmountable and we experience difficulty finding our way out of the rut that we’re stuck in. My aim is to empower you to utilize your inner strength and to create solutions that work for you. I am here to provide support on your journey towards self-improvement. I strive to make the individuals I work with feel welcome, accepted, and understood, regardless of the issues that they are struggling with.Through my experience as an Associate and now newly Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults. I have worked with teenagers in a residential facility as well as with children and families in the community. The strength and courage of the individuals that I have worked with inspire me to do the work that I do and have reinforced my belief in the resilience of every person and their ability to overcome life’s obstacles. I have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, attachment difficulties, and phase of life issues. I believe that every individual has the ability to improve their lives but that we sometimes need support in doing so. I hope to be able to empower the individuals I work with to find solutions that work for them, knowing that they are the experts in their lives.
Mayte Salazar, LMFT
Welcome. I am a Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist/psychotherapist who has been working with people in a clinical setting for over 13 years. I hold the belief that therapy can be a deeply transformative experience. The relationship with your therapist is one in which you should feel heard, supported and believe they want what’s best for you. When you have this connection you can expand into gaining insight and self-awareness. From this place you can begin to heal and experience your life with more hope, clarity, compassion, and gratefulness.
I specialize in working with trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression, life transitions, couples struggling in their relationship, grief and loss, spirituality and existential purpose. I practice a harm reduction, strengths-based approach utilizing shame-resilience and mindfulness strategies to help my clients tap into their inner wisdom, thus helping them to lead a more meaningful life.
I believe that each person is different and has different wants and needs. Holding this in mind I tailor each session to your specific needs. Choosing to enter into therapy takes courage and can be a vulnerable time. I feel honored and grateful to be a part of your journey.
My goal is to provide supportive therapeutic care and assist individuals in developing skills to succeed in reaching personal goals. My therapeutic skills consist of humanistic and psychodynamic approaches, cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing techniques. Ultimately, I have the ability to utilize an eclectic range of clinical tools with a holistic perspective; meeting clients’ where they are in their therapeutic journey.
I have experience working with all individuals whom are dealing with the following:
- Complex Trauma
- Difficulty Adjusting to Stressors
- Women’s Issues
- Chronic Illness
- Phase of Life Changes
- Relational Concerns
- Hostile Work Environments
- Low Confidence/Self-esteem
- LGBTQIA Concerns
- Family Dynamics
- Life’s Challenges
- Fellow Therapist and Mental Health Providers
The idea is to work together so you can achieve your desired goal, and when you are ready; I will walk through the journey with you! If, there is anything I could give to you now, I encourage you to take at least five minutes to do absolutely nothing. Be still, breathe in and out, and let me know how that feels…
Amelia Sims, LCSW
I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Masters degree in Social Work with a concentration in clinical practice with individuals and families. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW#87301) with the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families who have been exposed to trauma. The treatment I provide is based in attachment theory but also integrates psychodynamic, developmental, trauma, social learning, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have been trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), an evidence-based practice that is a relationship-based treatment for children from birth to 5 years old who were traumatized by violence and are experiencing emotional, social, and cognitive difficulties.
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, including adults, adolescents and children. My experience and skills are best suited for helping with:
- grief and loss
- crisis intervention
- family conflict
- low self-esteem
- suicidal ideations
- attention problems
- social problems
- anger management
- relationship issues
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years’ experience working in the mental health field. My goal is to provide a professional, supportive and nonjudgmental environment. Together we can process what you’ve been through, build on your strengths, and also identify concrete, tangible steps to improve the way you take care of yourself and cope with challenges.
I have worked with a range of ages and presenting issues/diagnoses, but am most passionate about helping individual adults in the following areas: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, survivors of trauma including domestic/interpersonal abuse, adjustment disorders, grief and loss. I am trained in Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing, Crisis-Oriented Recovery Services, and come from a cognitive-behavioral therapy and ecosystems background. I believe we all have strengths, vulnerabilities and the ability to change.
I earned my Master’s of Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2012. I earned Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California in 2008. I am registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (LCSW #74602) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I love to hike, travel, read and cook! And I look forward to working with you.