I received my Bachelor of Arts degree on Child and Adolescent Development from California State University, Northridge, and in 2009, I received my Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from the Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino.
I've utilized my Bachelor of Arts degree by working as a tutor, a behaviorist and a teacher, focusing on the developmental processes that occurs from conception through the end of adolescence. During this time, I gained a comprehensive overview of typical and atypical development by interacting with individuals in their natural environment and watching them unfold into their full potential.
At Phillips Graduate Institute I studied Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Dual Diagnosis or Co-Occurring Disorders (alcohol or drug problems coinciding with emotional/psychiatric problem, such as Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Personality Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders). I have continued working with children and adolescents, young adults, and families in various fields, including research, education, health care, advocacy, law and psychotherapy.
I am a Telehealth Trained Clinician, offering clients counseling sessions that are conducted confidentially online. Please contact me to learn more about tele therapy and find out if it is right for you.
I also offer individuals an alternative therapy called Brainspotting (Phase 1 & 2). This therapy uses spots in a person's visual field to help them process trauma. It accesses trauma trapped in the subcortical brain, the area of the brain responsible for motion, consciousness, emotions, and learning.
In addition, I am certified in Perinatal Mood Disorders. While Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting are incredible experiences, they also bring dramatic changes to your life and your emotional health. While it can be an exciting and joyful time, the changes that accompany the perinatal period can also leave you feeling sad, guilty, overwhelmed, irritable, or unable to relax and enjoy your developing relationship with your baby and family.
All these reactions are normal, but they might also be symptoms of a temporary and treatable set of conditions called Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).
I employ registered BBS Associate MFTs in my practice. A BBS registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California is a masters level clinician working on the hours needed to sit for their exams and become licensed. Bringing both varied experience to the table, and ongoing training and continuing education, my associates are able to offer evening and weekend hours, and can see clients at sliding scale rates, based on availability and financial need. Associates’ caseloads are supervised by me weekly, and associates receive ongoing training in psychotherapy.
Sara Hulan, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Associate (IMF #97806) received her Master's degree from Phillips Graduate University. She grew up in Pasadena and has lived in the Los Angeles area most of her life. Her undergraduate work focused on art and society, and she enjoyed finding ways to bring creativity to the world around her, using art to help with transitions through life cycles and difficult times. She specializes in art therapy and particularly enjoys incorporating mindfulness based on positive psychology themes and post-modern philosophy.
Sara sees individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families. She believes that no one is ever too old for art therapy or too young for mindfulness. For more information about Sara, visit her website.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with a minor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality studies from Occidental College in 2018. There, I was able to focus on the Sociology of Mental Health, focusing more on the accessibility of mental health resources and potential barriers that may prevent accessing those resources. In 2021, I completed my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. While at Antioch University, I specialized in trauma studies, inspiring my work as a trauma-informed clinician.
I have worked with survivors of trauma, specifically domestic and sexual violence, as well as various challenging circumstances like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, comorbid diagnoses, and relational issues. In addition, as a queer clinician, I know first-hand the importance of culturally sensitive and informed care, as it is vital to the facilitation of growth and healing. Thus, anti-racist, queer-affirming, and strength-based approaches have become an inherent part of my therapeutic approach. For more information, please give me a call at 424-325-5335, or send me an email.
Regina Hernandez is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master's at Phillips Graduate Institute and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). Regina trained at California Family Counseling Center (CalFam) where she worked with children, individuals, families, and couples. Regina's approach comes from a Narrative perspective, but she also incorporates Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Gottman, and Imago.
Regina provides therapy for individuals, couples, and families. She believes that each person, couple, or family is unique, and tailors each client session accordingly. Regina works with anxiety, depression, stress-related issues, translational issues, relationship issues and PTSD. For a free 20-minute session, please call her at (562) 447-6219, or email [email protected]