Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
~ Omar Khayyam
What we think,
The best preparation for tomorrow
is doing your best today.
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Meet Our Staff
Windy Taylor, APCC
Windy is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with an MA in Clinical Counseling. She has worked with multiple populations in the community mental health setting providing treatment through individual, group and family sessions. Windy provides care through mindfulness, narrative, humanistic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Windy works with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, pain, relationship issues, addiction, and trauma to name a few. Her approach varies and she will use evidence-based practices to help the person achieve peace. Her story is one of unconditional compassion to all and her goal is to create a safe environment where one feels supported and heard without judgement. Together in treatment her goal is to work with you to find your strengths that you already possess and use them to overcome the struggles you are dealing with regularly. Windy graduated from Aliant University with her MA in counseling but also holds an MBA and two additional BA’s working in Behavioral Health for Contra Costa County helping mental health programs sustain to provide services to much needed populations. She has been in the mental health field in different capacities for the last 25 years and has worked in hospitals, clinics, and residential centers for various levels of treatment. She is well versed in meditation, breathing techniques, and is a multi-marathon runner, and weightlifter who believes that these practices can be beneficial to not only healing but maintaining the body’s natural coping techniques that it retains within. Finally, Windy plays the piano and was classically trained at young age and practices this as her own way to stay present and grounded.
Christopher France, AMFT
Chris is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Chris’s humanistic style is grounded in compassion, empathy and connection. His goal is to create a safe space for the client to explore their feelings and address their needs. Chris uses reflective dialogue and […]
Natalie Guerra, AMFT
Do you feel lost, anxious, overcome with depressive feelings, or stuck? Do you find it challenging to cope with life stressors? Are your relationships are struggling? Do you find it hard to get through your day-to-day lately? Do you see yourself using unhealthy coping mechanisms to get by? Often when we are dealing with any […]
Ezgi Rozenshteyn, AMFT
Ezgi is an associate family and marriage therapist who holds an MA in Mental Health Counseling and BA degree in Psychology. Through her work, she guides people and families in exploring their lives and uncovering patterns that enable them to gain more control over their emotions. Ezgi has experience working with teens, adults, and families with a diverse range of behavioral and relational problems like ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Eating Disorders, and Substance Use. She uses evidence-based dialectic, cognitive and behavioral modalities, and novel research to guide her practice. Ezgi is a strong believer that therapy can help everyone reach a more fulfilled life; all one needs is the willingness to explore their challenges and options.
Aileen Call, AMFT
Aileen is an associate marriage and family therapist at IMT working with individuals, couples and families. Her goal is to create a non-judgmental, supportive, nurturing, and safe environment where clients can explore their strengths and obstacles and challenge old stories. Aileen’s work is attuned to each individual, couple or family’s needs, personality and circumstances. She will meet you where you are and let you be you. In the process, her goal is to join the client and maybe have some fun and laugh a little along the way. Her style is to slow it all down, take it at the client’s pace, and work together as a team. She works with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, isolation, low self-esteem, relationships, co-parenting, woman’s issues, life transitions, and trauma. Her approach in is integrative and unique to each client, their identities, culture, and experiences. Some of the approaches Aileen uses but not limited to include client centered, mindfulness, attachment (EFT), trauma -informed, ACT and narrative therapy. Most importantly, her approach is collaborative. Aileen graduated from Palo Alto University with an MA in Counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. She is also a registered yoga alliance yoga instructor. Aileen has been teaching since 2008. She teaches vinyasa and prenatal yoga. Aileen G. Call, M.AAMFTSupervised by Galina Litvin, LMFT #111344Pronouns: (she/her)(925)733 - [email protected]
Kathryn Schroeder, AMFT
Kathryn has an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Somatic Therapy from Prescott College. She is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and works with pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and couples from a variety of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. She specializes in helping individuals move through anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment issues, grief and loss, and any number of difficulties related to life transitions. Kathryn has been practicing and teaching meditation and yoga for nearly 20 years and is a registered 500 hour yoga teacher (RYT 500), weaving elements of mindfulness, yoga, and meditation into her practice. Kathryn is integrative in her therapeutic approach, utilizing both traditional talk and somatic therapies that recognize and preserve the mind-body connection. Practicing in a psychodynamic-informed approach, she helps bring unconscious patterns to awareness that allow for deeper self-insight and better decision-making capabilities. Using somatic techniques, she helps bring into focus experiences in the body that show up as hypervigilance, stress, anxiety, depression, or any intensification of emotions that tells us “something feels wrong.” As a trauma-informed therapist, Kathryn understands that stress and negative past experiences have an impact not only on the mind but also the body, and works to establish a sense of safety and releasing “stuck” emotions stored borne from trauma. Kathryn is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is currently training in Somatic Experiencing. Kathryn believes in each individual’s inherent capacity for healing and integration, and looks forward to working individually with each client to help remember their unique path back to wholeness. Email:[email protected] Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #11268Supervised by Galina Litvin LMFT #111344
Kristina Holloway, AMFT
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, and just plain not yourself? I get it and I am glad you are here. You don’t have to feel that way. Healing is possible when we can get out of our own way; when we can get out of our head and into our entire self, our whole […]
Juan Carlos Zepeda, AMFT
At the heart of his therapeutic approach, Juan Carlos sets his sight on essential aspects such as awareness, aliveness, and vital processes, highlighting the existential dynamic of the human experience. Juan Carlos approaches human conflict and health from a trauma-informed and humanistic-existential therapeutic perspective (Gestalt, somatic awareness, etc.), in which self-awareness, awareness of others and life as a whole become the foundation upon which we solidify our life purpose and growth potential. He also integrates a systemic view that recognizes the societal structures and maladies’ influence on our health, and a psychodynamic understanding that includes the relevance of our early attachments on our subsequent relationships as the social beings that we are. Juan Carlos’ work is guided by confirming the person’s intrinsic wisdom, which is expressed through various means in search of being acknowledged and included. From this lens, he understands mental health and psychosomatic symptoms as the imprints of trauma and as the echoes of said wisdom, directing our attention toward vital needs that need to be integrated into our lives and Being. Juan Carlos collaborates with individuals, groups, and couples who feel ready to engage in a healing and self-knowledge process. He offers a dynamic space where you can explore all of the dimensions of your Self, dive into your relationships and patterns, and process past and current challenges to make space for new creative adjustments. He brings life experiences as a bilingual and bicultural person with a background in music and education, and offers therapy both in English and Spanish. He received his B.A. in Music from the University of California, Berkeley, his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute, and a Gestalt psychotherapy certification from the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco.
Ashlee Frazier, AMFT
Ashlee received her MA in Counseling psychology from California Baptist University and is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Ashlee also has a background strong educational background in child development. Ashlee uses a wide range of modalities to fit the needs of her clients. Ashlee’s background and work history has given her opportunity to work with many people from a wide rage of culture and socioeconomic statuses. Ashlee is a down to earth, compassionate therapist that empathizes with clients without judgement that creates a welcoming energy to allow people to come as they are. Her commitment, education, and cognitive skills help guide her clients in a positive direction of clarity and growth in their journey of healing. Ashlee specializes in depression, anxiety, spectrum disorders, grieving, LGBQ+, gender identity, empty nest syndrome, PTSD, couples, divorce, socialization, life transition, stress, self- esteem, adjustments out of the system, family, trauma (psychological, emotional, economic, spiritual, physical, systematic, racial). Ashlee works with clients by helping them identify their strengths and weaknesses in order to identify areas to achieve growth. Together we can improve relationships, emotional intelligence, values, and self worth my improving the mind body and soul. The biggest step is deciding to get started. You can contact Ashlee at (951) 227-5070. E-mail: 1(951) 227-5070. BBS #130059 Supervised by Sorrenta Stuart
Anne Robert, AMFT
Anne received her MA in Counseling Psychology from JFK University and is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Anne uses a client-centered approach in her work, strongly supporting the client through the process of uncovering what is getting in the way of thriving. Anne loves working with many types of people; mature adults, young […]
Shelby Mckenna, ACSW/Director of Clinical Operations
I love to laugh with my clients, I take a personal lighthearted approach and take pride in being transparent and straightforward. Our sessions are a safe place where judgement doesn’t exist and humor is invited. I want my clients to feel unfiltered and to be able to have a place where they can release pent […]
Eric Sherlock, MDiv, AMFT
Eric Sherlock, MFT Trainee, MDiv Eric is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, supervised by Galina Litvin. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts in Counseling program at Palo Alto University, working to become a licensed marriage and family therapist. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Boston University. Eric has over […]
Jenn Torres PhDc, MS, MPH, AMFT
Jen Torres, PhDc, MS, MPH, AMFT Jennifer G. Torres (she/her/hers) is a PhD candidate in the Systems, Families, and Couples program (Couple and Family Therapy track) at Loma Linda University. She received her MS in Family Therapy at the University of Massachusetts Boston and her MPH in Population Medicine at Loma Linda University. Jen is […]
Brittany Sealey, AMFT
Brittany received her B.A. in Human Development from Sonoma State and M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, born and raised in the Bay Area and committed to using a holistic approach to integrate the mind, body and soul. Brittany understands the importance of human […]
Michael Keesey, AMFT
Michael is originally from the Bay Area and is focused on providing a holistic approach to psychotherapeutic care to the community in which he grew up. He is a husband, father and son who continually looks to integrate his learned experiences into his practice. Michael recently graduated from Saint Mary’s College of CA with a […]
Monica Alcantara, LMFT/Supervisor
Monica uses she/her pronouns and welcomes her clients to share their preferred pronouns. Monica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about supporting her clients throughout the ups and downs of life. Monica earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology, from the University of California, Davis and her Master […]
Anita Bardsley, MA, LMFT
Anita received her Master of Arts in Integral Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, California and is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She works with adults, young adults, and adolescents who are struggling with many of life’s challenges, such as depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/loss, cancer, emotional eating, […]
Ashley Rafal, LMFT
Ashley Rafal is an experienced Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a demonstrated history of working in the individual and family services industry. Skilled in American Sign Language, Developmental Psychology, Organizational Consulting, Coaching, and Crisis Intervention. Strong community and social services professional with a Combined Masters’ of Arts (M.A.) focused in Industrial and Organizational Psychology/ […]
Galina Litvin, Co-Founder, COO, LMFT /Supervisor
Galina Litvin is the Co-Founder and COO (Clinical Operating Officer) for Institute of Mindful Therapy. She holds an MA and is Licensed in marriage and family counseling. Galina is passionate about providing mental health support to everyone in the community and wants to help people along their journey in life. Galina brings with her years […]
Sorrenta Stuart, Founder, CEO, LMFT /Supervisor
Sorrenta founded the Institute of Mindful Therapy, Inc in order to provide our community with integrative, compassionate mental health care. Her style is unique; she is not a blank slate and will sit with you in times of pain and rejoice with you in times of success. She is passionate about guiding you through life’s […]