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  • Meet Our Team

    Galina Litvin, Co-Founder, CEO, LMFT /Supervisor

    Galina Litvin, Co-Founder, CEO, 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, Co-Founder, CMO, LMFT /Supervisor

    Sorrenta Stuart, Co-Founder, CMO, 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 […]
    Monica Alcantara, LMFT/Supervisor

    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 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, […]
    Ashlee Frazier, AMFT

    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
    Kristina Holloway, AMFT

    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 […]
    Michael Keesey, AMFT

    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 […]
    Shelby Mckenna, LCSW/Director of Clinical Operations

    Shelby Mckenna, LCSW/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 […]
    Ashley Rafal, LMFT

    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/ […]
    Anne Robert, AMFT

    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 […]
    Ezgi Rozenshteyn, AMFT

    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.
    Kathryn Schroeder, AMFT

    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
    Eric Sherlock, MDiv, AMFT

    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 […]
    Natalie Guerra, AMFT

    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 […]
    Christopher France, AMFT

    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 […]
    Windy Taylor, APCC

    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.
    Edlynn Breslow, AMFT

    Edlynn Breslow, AMFT

    Welcome to the Institute of Mindful Therapy! Edlynn (she/her/hers) earned her MA in Counseling from Saint Mary's College of California and is a registered associate marriage and family therapist and associate professional clinical counselor. With warmth and enthusiasm, Edlynn works with individuals of all ages and stages of life, from high school to hospice. Whether addressing issues of self-worth, relationship challenges, breaking generational cycles, or healing from trauma, Edlynn empowers clients to break free from the anchors that confine them to their past. She works at a pace that aligns with your comfort level, helping you achieve your goals with hope, patience, and compassion. Together, you will gain insights into your emotions and behaviors, develop effective coping strategies, and continue your search for joy and contentment as you move forward with more confidence, self-awareness, and resilience for navigating life’s transitions. When she’s not in the office, you can find Edlynn hiking with her trusty (and goofy) golden retriever sidekick, dreaming of her next international adventure, and sampling her way through the culinary delights of the Bay Area. Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist: 128284Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor: 10367Supervised by Galina Litvin LMFT #111344
    Karina Rochnik, AMFT

    Karina Rochnik, AMFT

    Karina earned her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide and is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings a warm, down-to-earth approach to therapy, and is dedicated to helping her clients not only overcome their difficulties but also gain a deeper understanding of their own values, strengths, and goals. […]
    Sena Weidkamp, AMFT

    Sena Weidkamp, AMFT

    Sena Weidkamp is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to helping those she works with to navigate and explore their unique paths towards well-being. Sena finds purpose in her work through guiding her clients towards the process of unfolding the insights and self-awareness that can support them in leading a life with deeper connections. […]