Therapy is about learning to love yourself and grow despite your mistakes. It is about welcoming your struggles with the same strength and enthusiasm that you accept your victories, for we grow through our struggles.

Stephens Therapy Associates will help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. We employ complementary therapy approaches and techniques, including Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Relational Therapies. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.

Meet Our Team


Brenda Stephens

CEO & Owner

MS, LPCC #4366

Choosing a therapist can be intimidating and difficult. My goal is to help you have access to a coach…

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Dominique Santos

AMFT #115525

What’s getting in the way of you feeling good? Have you had a hard life? How are your relationships?…

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Nahyune (Gina) Lim, LPCC

Nahyune (Gina) Lim

Director of Staff Management

LPCC #9016

Reaching out to seek help takes a lot of courage and strength. Whatever struggles you are going through…

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Nissrine Habhab

Clinical Director

LMFT #110472

As a psychotherapist,  I enjoy working with clients facing daily challenges. I aim to assist my clients…

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Jessica Wallace

LMFT #103283

I know that life is hard. That life transitions can be difficult. Or that sometimes we can get stuck in low moods…

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Jeffery Tang, LMFT

Jeffrey Tang

Director of Operations

LMFT #96993

When you look in the mirror, do you find yourself asking, “Am I enough?” Do you have this…

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Lara (Jeannie) Jackson

AMFT #95324

Looking to make meaningful changes in your life or make sense of difficult past…

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Virginia Wilcsek

Lead Clinical Supervisor

LMFT #105319

Has your world and experiences left you feeling sad, used, alone, and hopeless? Sometimes…

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Natalie Wilson

LMFT #133353

When we struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, and conflicts in relationships….

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Shari Turner

LCSW #99428

I know you feel overwhelmed, but you are not alone. Whether you’re tired of feeling…

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Trust the flow

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Anthony Simone

Clinical Supervisor

LMFT #107304

Anthony graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2009 with a…

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Abby Weisman

Abigail (Abby) Weisman

LCSW #106101

Hi, my name is Abby. I recognize how difficult it can be to ask for help, so congrats on taking this…

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Stephanie Soto

Stephanie Soto

APCC #8090

It can be challenging and perhaps intimidating to ask for what you need when feelings of…

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Paula Perez, LPCC

Paula Perez

Director of Business Expansion

LPCC #8673

Imagine an opportunity to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled, even in a world of….

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Danielle McGonigle

MA, APCC #9958

We are perfectly imperfect beings wholly deserving of authentic and…

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Gina Poltl, LMFT

Gina Poltl

LMFT #123041

To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world…

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Michelle Vidana

LPCC #5686

Hello, My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) with over 10 years of…

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Christopher (Chris) Cade

APCC #9036

Seeking help can be a vulnerable and overwhelming experience for many people, and it is courageous…

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Mahtaab Khanjari-AMFT

Mahtaab Khanjari

AMFT #129584

Being a human is not a simple experience, and reaching out for help along the way can be challenging…

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Sherry Kalish

AMFT #129775

Welcome! My practice is devoted to individuals, families, and couples. I strive to help my clients feel…

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Corrie Perkins

MA, LMFT #115638

Welcome. Seeking the help of a therapist involves great courage. At times, we all feel a little off, unbalanced, and…

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Sophia Busse

APCC #11127

Let’s cast aside labels, the idea that something is “wrong with you”, and instead honor the multidimensionality of our…

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David Lopez

AMFT #121827

The uneasiness, sadness, and lack of emotional fullness we all experience from time to time can be challenging to identify and ease…

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Jennifer McDowell

LMFT #105392, BCBA

Hi and welcome! My name is Jen and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and BCBA. I have 12 years of experience…

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Jessica Stoll-Rogers, Director of Human Resources & Administrative Operations

Jessica Simone

Director of Human Resources & Administrative Operations

At times starting therapy can be an overwhelming process. It can elicit many questions…

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Elissa Stephens, Director of Finances

Elissa Stephens

Director of Finances

Dealing with finances and insurance when seeking care can easily become…

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Jacqueline Esteban, Intake Specialist

Jacqueline Esteban

Intake Specialist

Taking the first step into seeking therapy could be a stressful and an…

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We make sure all our new clients feel welcome, safe, and taken care of. During your first visit, a therapist will review your history and your goals for treatment and work with you to determine the best care plan for you.

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