Adriana Velasquez is a licensed marriage and family therapist offering counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults throughout California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety, PTSD, depression, anger management, and relationship issues. As a psychotherapist, Adriana treats each client as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of his or her personal circumstances or struggles. As a therapist with years of experience, Adriana prefers to walk alongside, challenge, and encourage her clients to find healing emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
It was during Adriana’s years in college when she first became interested in the behavioral health profession. She dedicated her time and effort to learning about human behavior and now, her passion is to guide others towards personal change and recovery by empowering them to achieve a healthy mind. Adriana feels great satisfaction in helping others understand their thinking process, motivation, and overall behaviors. Her overall goal in therapy is to help guide her clients to achieve the best version of themselves by living an authentic life.
Adriana is a mom to three boys and loves spending time with her family! She grew up in a family who loves to sing and as a result, singing is her favorite hobby. When Adriana enrolled into graduate school, she was working full time and had a 3-month-old baby at the time. Although times were hard, she was able to graduate with honors. Adriana believes that the key to success is to never give up on your dreams and believe in yourself.
“To everything I’ve lost, thank you for setting me free.”
Nnaemeka “Emeka” Anosike is a licensed nurse practitioner offering services to adults and adolescents in California. He has a variety of clinical interests, however, he specializes in bipolar disorder, mood disorders and ADHD. Emeka became a nurse practitioner because he believes in helping individuals manage and deal with mental and behavioral conditions.
When Emeka is not providing service to his patients, he enjoys traveling and he absolutely loves being on the soccer field!
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.”
Lori Miller is a licensed marriage and family therapist offering services to adults in California and Illinois. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in life transitions, self-esteem issues, relationship issues and trauma. In her practice, Lori’s philosophy of care is centered around her belief in each person’s unique ability to create change and thrive throughout their circumstances.
Lori became interested in mental and behavioral health care after working in the banking industry for several years. She realized she wanted to work more directly with people.
Lori believes pets bring a special happiness to one’s life and has two dogs of her own that she adores. She enjoys running, hiking and being outdoors. DIY has become a new hobby of hers; she enjoys learning how to do new things!
“Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside.” – Kamal Ravikant
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth
Gina Mendez is a board certified clinical social worker offering services to children and adult residents of California and Nevada. She has experience in the provision of care for many psychological conditions not limited to: anxiety disorders, mood disorders and trauma.
Gina has an extensive range of specialties and experiences that she has gained over her 10 years of practice providing services to all ages across various psychiatric settings. These specialties include dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dual diagnosis, and play therapy. Gina is skilled in eliciting willingness for positive change in her clients. In her sessions, she conveys a confidence in their abilities that allows her to effectively build a strong therapeutic alliance.
Gina is always learning and gaining new skills. She recently became certified in anger management which can be added to her long list of impressive abilities
Age Range: 16+
Dr. Monica Nichols is a California native and board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Nichols provides psychiatric services to individuals residing in California and Washington who are aged five and up. Clinical interests and specialization includes child and adolescent psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy, mood disorders (depression and bipolar), anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and schizoaffective). Dr. Nichols prefers to take a holistic approach to treatment. She does not see medication as the complete answer to mental health issues, but as a piece of the puzzle. Dr. Nichols also seeks to address behavioral issues that are affecting her patients’ mental health.
During her education and training, she found mental and behavioral health issues more interesting and fulfilling to treat, as they have such an impact on quality of life. She likes the challenge of seeing each patient as an individual, as every patient with the same diagnosis has a different story and set of circumstances. Dr. Nichols enjoys theater and loves to travel. In addition to visiting 25 different states and over 15 different countries, Dr. Nichols has worked in various settings including community clinics, private practice, jails and prisons.
Prescribes Medication: Yes
Age Range: 5+
Specialties: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psycho-pharmacology, Post-Partum Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ADHD (child and adolescent), Attachment Disorder, Autism spectrum disorders (adult), Autism spectrum disorders (child and adolescent), Child and Adolescent Therapy, Developmental Disability, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Trauma and Abuse