Meet the Team
Dedication & Commitment
As a licensed psychologist with a private practice and over 20 years of psychotherapy, I am constantly trying not only to improve as a clinician, but also help other therapists hone their skills as well. Educating associate therapists has been a significant part of my career both in and out of private practice. I have found that being a clinical supervisor is not only gratifying but has helped me sharpen my own techniques.
In my experience, two very important aspects of successful psychotherapy are therapist empathy and insight. Being an empathic therapist helps my clients to accept themselves more completely. My insight helps clients understand themselves, their patterns, and their past more thoroughly. As the client learns greater self-acceptance and gains insight, symptoms such as depression and anxiety often diminish and progress towards goals can occur.
I am dedicated to what I do, am thoroughly committed to helping my clients clarify and achieve their goals, and maintain an environment of respect and confidentiality. I work with people that are dealing with a variety of challenges in their lives and help my patients examine key aspects of their past experiences that may affect their present lives. I have seen therapy improve the quality of clients’ relationships, work and overall life, often witnessing my clients’ energy becoming channeled into more gratifying relationships, work, and play.
Dr. Michael Whitman
I invite you to meet my team. We offer a session in a variety of languages including: Spanish, Russian, Chinese, French and Czech
Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or to set up your complimentary initial 25 minute consultation.
Trina Chan MA, LMFT 119831 California
Francine Duran M.A., AMFT 93316 California
My interest is to help you understand not only the present symptoms and issues you may be experiencing, but also to promote the idea of a more meaningful life. I understand the obstacles we run into and the difficulty we find ourselves in, whether it is in a relationship, employment, or just personal growth. Often, along our journey we get stuck and don’t know how to get unstuck. Therefore, we stay stuck and life may become very heavy. Lets explore the heaviness in your journey and lets become enlightened.
Si Shen M.A., AMFT# 124655 California
Nadya Leavitt, MD, AMFT#133751 California
Having both degrees in medicine and psychology helped me to create a holistic approach which incorporates science, soul, and body. During our work together I will gently guide you towards the goals you want to achieve as well as explore and release all the difficulties you have on the way.
I work with adolescents and adults who want to improve their symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction as well as those who feel stuck, lonely, self-conscious, or overwhelmed. I also enjoy helping couples who are facing various marital problems. My passion is to bring you back to where you would like to be, where you feel accomplished and good enough.
Chris Chamberlain MA, AMFT#130148 California
SESSIONS AVAILABLE IN PERSON OR ONLINE
We also offer sliding scale psychotherapy as well as therapy in multiple languages.