Ivy Zamora is a female licensed marriage and family therapist offering services to adolescents and adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, coping skills and stress management. In her practice, Ivy’s philosophy of care is person-centered, supportive, and solution-focused.
Ivy’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed when she realized the great need for mental health care providers. She wants to provide support to those who feel they do not have someone in their personal life to be there.
Ivy’s a mother of three boys. She loves Disneyland and has a passion for working with adolescents and teens.
“What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.”
Janet Bosworth is a female licensed marriage and family therapist offering services to adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in LGBT issues, anxiety disorders, grief counseling and coping skills. In her practice, Janet’s philosophy of care is to provide a safe and supportive space for clients to talk about their feelings and problems. She believes the primary goal of therapy is to help clients move forward in a positive direction in their lives.
Janet’s interest in mental and behavioral health care began in middle school when her mother introduced her to a series of articles in the Christian Science Monitor regarding the treatment of minors in the California juvenile system.
In her free time, Janet enjoys arts and crafts. She loves old movies and quiet time in nature.
“It is what it is.”
Sarah Karamat is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in post-partum depression, stress management and grief counseling. In her practice, Sarah believes in working together with patients to help identify and achieve their goals and believes in being there for her patients in the here and now.
Sarah’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her fascination with human behavior and interactions and relationships.
Sarah is working towards a certification in perinatal mental health due to her interest in women’s mental health. She enjoys traveling, cooking and feeding family and friends.
“Look for the answer inside your question.” – Rumi
Ann Wimer is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, marriage and relationship counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy and stress management. In her practice, Ann’s goal is to help individuals find relief, insight and ultimately peace. She works together with her clients to identify and prioritize their needs, feelings and self-worth. She helps clients develop skills that allow them to release behaviors and thoughts that no longer serve them in order to move forward confidently. She understands that taking the first step in seeking support may not be easy, but hopefully, by getting to that point individuals are able to see a glimpse of their own resilience.
Ann’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed after going through therapy herself. She saw how therapy had benefited her life, so she wanted to blend her experience and strong sense of empathy to help others develop their own full potential.
Ann plays the acoustic and electric guitar. She has a master’s in nonprofit management and grew up in Michigan.
“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” – Brene Brown
Lorna Hassard is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California. She has numerous clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, life transitions, grief counseling, trauma and abuse and wellness and health promotion. In her practice, Lorna’s philosophy of care is built around the belief that helping people learn more about themselves and their abilities and strengths can lead to positive life changes. She enjoys helping others find their personal source of empowerment.
Lorna believes that in a sense the world has gotten smaller and that many get overwhelmed with information and struggle through daily challenges. Lorna chose a career in social work to help others find a way to rediscover fun and enjoy daily life.
Lorna has raised four children to adulthood. She enjoys learning new hobbies and has happily and successfully changed careers mid-life.
“Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli
Darlene Jeris, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in California. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, stress management and career coaching. In her practice, her philosophy of care is centralized around her firm belief that every individual has the potential to grow and change. Her approach is to partner with each patient to identify the barriers to living a life that is consistent with their goals and values. She strives to provide a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive space to explore these barriers, identify patterns that no longer work and help patients develop new possibilities. Darlene helps her patients recognize and build on their strengths and works with them to develop skills to manage stress and the inevitable “bumps in the road” that everyone encounters.
Darlene founded and managed a nonprofit in the Bronx, a second–chance charter school for women, to help them earn a high school equivalency diploma and continue to advance their education and training. She loves listening to audiobooks, especially classic fiction – Finished War and Peace and The Odyssey are among her favorite reads so far in 2020. Darlene also started running marathons several years ago and even ran one in Kenya.
“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change.” – William Arthur Ward
Eva Hill is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in California, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Maryland. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are stress management, mood disorders, grief counseling, relationships and effective communication. In her practice, Eva’s philosophy of care is centered around the belief that compassion and wisdom are core aspects of being human. She believes that therapy helps us connect to our natural strengths and develop the skillfulness we need to live more peacefully with our minds, and with the people around us.
Eva’s interest in mental and behavioral health developed while working on healing herself. Through her experience, she gained confidence that others too could benefit from getting the help they need to lead empowered, purposeful lives.
Eva has had a long-term interest and practice in meditation, counseled Peace Corps volunteers in Nepal and taught English in China.
“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” – Rumi
Clinician Gender Identity: Female
Clinician Racial/Ethnic Identity: White
Treatment Age Range: 18+
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)-focused
Exposure Response Prevention
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Lorraine Gray, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist offering services to adult residents in California. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are LGBT issues, life transitions, geriatric therapy, gender identity and dysphoria, and women’s issues and health. In her practice, Lorraine’s approach to care is to work alongside her clients to help them get where they want to be. She prides herself on being open-minded and non–judgmental; and is generally upbeat and really cares about the people she works with.
Lorraine’s interest in mental health care comes from always having been drawn to the details and stories people shared about themselves. For as long as she can remember people told her “you would make a great therapist”, so she listened and became one.
Lorraine makes delicious ice cream and says that the most beautiful place she’s been to is Norway.
“Never be defined by your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.” -Unknown
Dr. Nikita Dixon is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children and adolescent residents in California. Nikita is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
Andrew O’Neil is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in California. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are anxiety disorders, mood disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, life transitions and LGBT issues.