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Meet the Team

A wide range of seasoned professionals to fit your individual needs.

Dr. Laura Escalona Barragan

CEO & Founder

Dr. Laura Escalona Barragan

I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health.

I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of individuals from different backgrounds and cultures. It has been a privilege to be able to provide support and guidance to those who are experiencing difficult times in their lives.

My specialties and areas of focus are working with women around life transitions and trauma work by utilizing approaches such as Brianspotting and EMDR.

As your therapist, I will provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to process your thoughts and feelings. Together, we will identify areas of your life that might be causing distress or preventing you from living your best life.

Using evidence-based practices and personalized treatment plans, I will work with you to develop coping skills and strategies that will help you overcome obstacles and achieve your personal goals. My goal is to empower you to become your own advocate for your mental health and well-being.

I believe that everyone has the ability to heal and grow, and I am committed to helping you achieve the life you deserve. Whether you are struggling with a specific issue or just want to work on personal growth and self-improvement, I am here to support you on your journey.

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW #28612

Education

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, PsyD

  • The University of Southern California, 2007, MSW

  • Mount St. Mary’s University, 2003, BA

Languages

  • Spanish

Availability

  • Virtual

  • Wait List

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sara Hernandez, LCSW

Sara Hernandez, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with low-income populations that includes teens, parents, families, and adults. Sara demonstrates an understanding for intersectionality and the impact of gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Sara’s approach to therapy is warm, individualized, safe, compassionate, and intersectional. Her aim is to create a trusting, collaborative and supportive environment for her clients. Humility, kindness and empathy are at the center of her work, and she encourages open communication and safety, allowing clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. It is important that Sara’s clients have a voice and choice in their therapeutic process and when setting goals.

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW #118095

Education

  • Cal State University, Northridge, 2019, MSW

  • Cal State University, Northridge, 2013, BA, Psychology

Availability

  • Virtual

  • In-person

  • Accepting Patients

Raul Barragan, MBV

Managing Partner, Career Coach

Raul Barragan, MBV

His focus is on early to mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs, parents returning to work, and professionals looking to pivot in their careers.

Education​

  • The University of Southern California, 2014, MBV

  • Mount St. Mary’s University, 2012, B.S., Business Administration

Availability

  • Virtual

  • In-person

  • Accepting Clients

Lisa Kappaz, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lisa Kappaz, LCSW

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker with private, county, and healthcare system experience. Her experience ranges from children to adults. She has specialized training in Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Currently, she sees teenagers and adults. She treats general mood disorders, anxiety disorders, postpartum, and phase of life.

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW #14812

Education

  • New York University School of Social Work, 1977, BSW, MSW

Availability

  • Virtual

  • Accepting Patients

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Katie Fecher, LCSW

Katie Fecher, LCSW, is a skilled Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with individuals across all age groups. With more than 12 years of experience in the Mental Health field, she has gained extensive expertise in providing specialized care in areas like detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. Katie is committed to assisting clients who require intensive services, enabling them to overcome challenges and achieve personal growth on their own unique journey.

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW #83460

Education

  • The University of Southern California, 2015, MSW

    Cal State University, Northridge, 2013, BA, Sociology

Availability

  • Virtual

  • In-person

  • Accepting Patients

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Alina Gonzalez, LMFT

Alina Gonzalez, MS, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in community mental health providing therapy to infants, children, teens, and adults. She works with issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, family issues, life transitions, grief, and loss. Alina also has specialized training in the treatment of children 0-5 and their caregivers using treatment modalities such as CPP, play-based therapy, and Infant Massage to address concerns related to trauma exposure, parenting/co-parenting difficulties, attachment/bonding, childhood anxiety/mood disorders, developmental delays, behavioral issues, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Alina is passionate about supporting her clients to utilize their strengths to meet their goals by providing a safe space that is affirming and inclusive of one’s lived experiences and intersecting identities. Her therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, reflective, collaborative, and strength-based.

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT #136600

Education

  • Cal State University, Northridge, 2019, MS, Counseling Psychology

  • Cal State University, Northridge, 2015, BA, Psychology

Availability

  • Virtual

  • Accepting Patients

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