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Farah Centeno

CEO + COFOUNDER

 LMFT - LICENSED MARRIAGE FAMILY THERAPIST #106090

Farah is a highly skilled and compassionate Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 14 years of clinical experience, specializing in providing therapeutic support to diverse populations. She holds a Master's in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Marriage Family Therapy from Chapman University, showcasing her dedication to advancing her expertise in the field.

With a strong foundation in various therapeutic modalities, Farah is EMDR-Trained and proficient in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), and Trauma Focused-CBT. Her commitment to staying abreast of cutting-edge approaches underscores her dedication to providing the highest quality care to her clients.

Farah's expertise extends to crisis intervention, where she has demonstrated exceptional proficiency, particularly in working with at-risk youth. Her extensive experience in this area includes providing therapeutic services, crisis management, and ongoing support to empower individuals facing unique challenges during crucial stages of their lives.

Notably, Farah excels in working with first-generation Middle Eastern individuals, offering specialized support in navigating issues related to family dynamics, relationships, and acculturation. Her cultural sensitivity and understanding create a safe and supportive environment for clients who may be navigating the complexities of blending cultural expectations with personal growth and development.

In addition to her clinical prowess, Farah's dedication to ongoing professional development and her holistic approach to therapy contribute to her success in helping individuals and families achieve positive outcomes. Her commitment to the well-being of her clients, coupled with her wealth of experience and diverse skill set, positions Farah as a trusted and effective therapist in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.

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Dr. Angela Sultan

COFOUNDER

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Melissa Jividen

AMFT - ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE FAMILY THERAPIST #133135

Under the Supervision of Farah Centeno #106090

Melissa is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and continued her education by obtaining a Master's degree in Counseling from California Baptist University.

Melissa's professional path in therapy commenced with her impactful work with adolescents in a high school setting, a journey she remains deeply passionate about. Over time, she has expanded her expertise to include working with adults and children, demonstrating her commitment to fostering well-being across diverse age groups.

Driven by a belief in the importance of individualized care, Melissa tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client. She provides a non-judgmental and safe space where individuals can explore trauma and confront challenging issues with compassionate guidance.

Notably, Melissa is fluent in Spanish, further enhancing her ability to connect with and support a diverse range of clients. Her dedication to creating a supportive environment and her versatile skill set make her a valuable asset in the therapeutic process.

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Lauren Chan received her Masters in Counseling from the University of San Diego and is a registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC).  She is a compassionate counselor dedicated to fostering growth and facilitating positive change through a Humanistic and Person-Centered therapeutic approach while integrating techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness-Based Approaches, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, and Expressive Arts Therapy.  With extensive experience working with children, families, and at-risk youth in multicultural settings, Lauren is committed to providing culturally sensitive and trauma informed care within a supportive and empowering environment. 

Lauren Chan

APCC - ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR #10731

Under the Supervision of Farah Centeno #106090

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