Many Soultenders Psychologists provide both Psychological testing and psychotherapy. Please contact our admin department to see if your benefits cover Psychological Testing and to find out our cash-pay rates.
Vanui Giltaji, PsyD
My approach is rooted in the belief that healing and positive change are possible in a nurturing therapeutic environment. I specialize in working with individuals to overcome depression, anxiety, and stress in an integrative and holistic manner. Utilizing a variety of techniques, I am able to create an individualized experience designed to tap into the unique internal resources of each client. I incorporate mindfulness and meditative practices into my work with families, couples, and individuals. My goal is to help clients achieve a life rich with joy and fulfillment.
After graduating from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Psychology, I completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University. I am a Licensed Psychologist with the Ca Board of Psychology (PSY26826). I am able to offer therapy and psychodiagnostic assessment services in English and Armenian to children and adults presenting with a wide range of issues. I am located at the Arcadia office.
Ray Hwang, PsyD
I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. I graduated from Antioch University Santa Barbara with a Doctorate of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology with emphases on family systems and family forensics. I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a licensed psychologist (PSY 27910) with the California Board of Psychology.
I have a keen interest in facilitating my clients’ understanding ofthe potential issues adversely affecting their mental health byexploring the dynamics involved in the interplay between theirinternal forces and factors in their external environments. My goal is to promote the well-being of my clients by encouraging and supporting their development of coping skills, perspective taking, confidence and competence, acknowledgment and acceptance of self, mindfulness, and insights as they engage fully and actively in the therapeutic endeavors. I have experience working with clients from a diverse ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds. I have conducted individual, couples, family, and group sessions using a wide array of interventions from a range of therapeutic modalities to address issues related to adjustment, acculturation, anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss and grief, trauma, self-esteem, communication, intergenerational/parent-child/relational difficulties, and other behavioral or mental health problems.
I am a therapist with an integrative style and trained in a scholar-practitioner model in the field of clinical psychology. I am particularly sensitive and attuned to the multifaceted influences that shape, reinforce, or perpetuate the individuals’ physical, psychological and emotional experiences. I feel treatments must be individually focused and take into account all relevant content and contextual aspects affecting the individuals in order to be most effective, even though manualized or standardized protocols may afford the clients well intended guidance and structure to address the targeted issues at hand. I strive to work with my clients to identify constructive meanings or narratives of their personal experiences. My goal is to provide support and nurturance on their paths for self discovery and healing, and to encourage their taking the important and pertinent steps to affect positive and sustained change and growth. This may include the transformation and transcendence, not only within the context or scope of their respective selves, but also in the extent of their interpersonal relationships as well.
Kaitlyn Kuo, PsyD
“Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.” The conclusion of 75 year-long Harvard study has revealed the secret to living a happy life. I believe everyone, if given a warm, supportive, and secure space, can discover their inner-self and learn to appreciate who they genuinely are, which leads to improved relationships.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California and Taiwan with over 10 years of practice experience. I have helped diverse patient populations with a wide range of issues in a variety of settings, including a community mental health center, a college counseling center, a domestic violence women’s shelter, a re-entry program, an outpatient opiate treatment clinic, skilled nursing homes, a youth correctional counseling program, and an elementary school district. My training and experience have allowed me to help clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues, among many others.
While I have enjoying treating patients in all of these areas, my specialties are working with Asian-American children, as well as pre-teens and teenagers, women, and families. Emphasizing compassion, I assist my clients with their acculturation, ethnic identify, self-identify, family relationships, and issues facing immigrant families, including cross-cultural adjustment. My approach to psychotherapy is both integrative and collaborative. I can provide therapy in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.
My overarching mission with each client is help them to obtain a deeper insight into their interpersonal behaviors, to heal wounded relationships, and to bring positive changes into their lives.
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.
Cynthia Manguba, PsyD
Therapy can be an opportunity for individuals to grow, understand themselves better and find an overall balance in life. I believe that all individuals are resilient, capable of healing, and can overcome difficult periods in their lives. As a therapist, I provide my clients with a safe, nurturing environment while working to explore and guide them to gain insight, improve coping skills and establish healthy relationships.
I practice mostly from a psychodynamic, non-directive approach that can be tailored to meet my client’s individual needs. Through a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship, I will work with my clients to help them through whatever struggles they may be facing and to make long-lasting, positive changes to become their best selves. I have extensive training and experience working with adults, adolescents, children as well as families who are dealing with depression and anxiety, life transitions, trauma, attachment issues, and loss and grief. I also have a special interest in multiculturalism and chronic illness.
Dr. Manguba is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with the California Board of Psychology (PSY26929). She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania, then went on to complete her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree at California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, CA.
Armine Ovasapyan, PsyD
The purpose of therapy isn’t to eliminate, but to transform.
Each part, impulse, behavior, symptoms within us have a story to tell and have the capacity to become something positive and helpful to a person’s life.
For me, an integral role of any therapist is to guide a person to begin an inner dialogue – a conversation with the parts of self that are uncomfortable and unpleasant in thought and feeling. These include fragments of depression and anxiety; fragments left in limbo from traumatic experience(s) or attachment injury(s). Parts of self that we may not like or understand; that we struggle to keep at bay in our relationships and daily interactions. To give each part a voice is to gain appreciation for it. Only through gaining clarity about who we are – the makings of us – can we arrive onto a path of compassion and calmness for all those fragments that essentially make us whole.
We are all capable of healing; I believe that. As such, we will embark on a journey of building trust – both within and with each other – to navigate through this path toward healing, together. In a safe, calm space of acceptance, you can begin to explore self; to gain insight. You are the only expert of your life and I am here as your therapist, merely to be your soundboard.
With the above-mentioned school of thought, I have worked with individuals and families alike from all walks of life, from every age beginning with the birth-5 population all the way to adulthood. Heretofore, the pinnacle of my career , undoubtedly, has been witnessing tremendous emotional and psychological maturity in individuals, dedicated to the transformation of self.
I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Thereafter, I went on to receive my Doctorate in Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in 2009. Since becoming a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I have been trained in a myriad of therapeutic models. Depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, attachment issues, physical, emotional and other abuse and life transitions are on the top of my professional experiences. I offer sessions both in English and Armenian.
Jennifer Stinson, Ph.D.
For me, therapy is a balance of art and science. The science includes understanding research about mental health, human development, and how the brain works. The art is finding creative ways to make use of the research in the context of each new and different therapy experience. For example, as a therapist, I might ask myself, “How can I use my understanding of treatments for anxiety disorders to help this particular person in my office in a way that makes sense in their life right now?” The answer to that question lies in the therapeutic relationship. I take great care to learn about each client’s unique experiences, feelings, beliefs, values and goals. My favorite thing about being a therapist is when the art and science come together in a way that is both illuminating and emotionally meaningful for the person I am working with. This is the process by which, I believe, positive change occurs.
After graduating from the University of Oregon, I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2004 from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University. Since then, I have provided therapy to children, adolescents and adults who have sought help for various issues, including anxiety, depression, family conflict, anger problems and recovering from trauma. I have also provided supervision to many therapists as they worked toward obtaining their licenses. I am licensed with the California Board of Psychology (PSY 20997) and am an active member of the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. Additionally, I have a background in working with adults with developmental disabilities, such as mental retardation and autism. I have conducted research, given presentations and co-authored several articles related to issues for women with disabilities.
Everyone needs to be seen and heard. Sometimes, therapy is just that–a place where we are seen and heard. Other times, therapy delves deeper into our lives, our past, and our emotions. Therapy can also be a place to obtain skills, tools, and resources. Therapy has many shapes and forms. Each client has specific needs and it is my job to work alongside my clients in order to help meet those needs. I provide a therapeutic relationship that works to support clients in the best way possible and build upon client strengths. Along with therapy, I am also trained in psychological testing. This can be an excellent enhancement to therapy by providing further insight into a client’s challenges and strengths.
I am a licensed psychologist with training in multicultural and community psychology. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Scripps College and both my master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. I have experience working with children, adolescents, parents and families in an intensive setting and have also worked with adult clients in various settings. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger issues, personality disorders, crisis, and trauma. I have worked with many clients on behavioral difficulties, grief and loss, school difficulties, and parenting. I have research and treatment experience with gender diversity and have worked with many LGBTQ clients.
A good fit is important in therapy. Developing a safe and comfortable relationship with my clients is of utmost importance. I am here to help my clients be seen and heard and to become their best selves.