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.
Martha Esquivel, Psy.D.
I believe therapy is the most successful in a collaborative relationship between the client and the therapist. This happens in an atmosphere in which both compassion and experience comes together to help you with your goals and to find your strengths and a path to positive change. I provide a non-judgmental and supportive environment to help you explore your personal issues and traumas and practice new and self-empowering behaviors.
I am a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY2441) and earned my Master in Clinical Psychology, with an Emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 1999 and a doctorate in Forensic Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2009. I have worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient mental health, adult/juvenile case management, substance abuse, LGBT issues, diagnostic assessment, family therapy and clinical supervision services. In addition, I have also facilitated Suicide Prevention Training classes in correctional settings the last 10 years.
My area of experience is with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, grief, sexual abuse, substance abuse, male codependency, sexual orientation and gender identification, self-esteem, perpetrators, and families dealing with divorce, incarceration, migration, acculturation, and school behavioral issues. I use a broad range of cognitive, behavioral, family systems and insight-oriented techniques in the psychotherapy and counseling process. I work with individuals, adolescents, and families.
Kimberly Farley, LMFT
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.
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, LMFT
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 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.
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
Jennifer Lee, LCSW
Selecting a therapist who is right for you can quickly become an overwhelming task. I hope the information I provide below will help you eagerly move forward with the meaningful work you have decided to pursue towards achieving well-being. First, I believe you are the expert of your own life and don’t need someone to tell you what to do or what’s best for you. I start with where you’re at and focus on your strengths (even the ones you may not have known you had!) that will play a crucial role in your journey to wellness. To facilitate this journey, I pay close attention to what you tell to me about what you need and want to make your life better. Then with empathy and acceptance, I will work alongside you as you focus on achieving the goals you have set.
I have experience working with adults who struggle with sadness, loneliness, grief and loss, fear, anxiety, anger, memories of traumatic experiences, adjusting to significant changes in their lives and relationship difficulties. When working with clients, I draw from and utilize different theories and therapeutic approaches such as: cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, narrative therapy, empowerment, mindfulness and trauma-informed therapies. Also, I view my clients as whole persons whose physical, social, spiritual and environmental health are as important as and interconnected with their psychological or emotional health. With this in mind, I strive to help my clients not only find relief from the psychological or emotional suffering they may be experiencing right now but also achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness in all areas of their lives. It takes a lot of courage to undertake a journey like this one. But the changes you have already begun to make by reaching out for help and support can lead to a more purposeful and satisfying life. I hope to have a chance to support you on this journey and look forward to working with you!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #81084) and a member of the National
Association of Social Workers. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Fullerton. Prior to starting my career in mental health, I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College (Amherst, MA) and Master of Arts in history from the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL).
Krystal Dreisbach, LMFT
I am a bilingual Spanish, licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over a decade of experience working as a clinician and as a Clinical Supervisor. My experience is vast, including clients from various religions, socio-economic backgrounds, and a variety of problems and concerns.
My specialties include:
I have specialized training in the following evidence-based practices: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).
My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and engaging. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Furthermore, I truly believe that all people have the capacity to change, grow, and become the best version of themselves. My approach combines narrative, experiential, and client-centered counseling styles. This combination means that I believe you have a unique story to tell, and I will be focusing on providing you with services that are just as unique, tailoring treatment to your needs and goals.
I look forward to working with you on a brighter future!