I received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University (Orinda, California). My Bachelor of Arts degree (with a major in Psychology is from New College of California in San Francisco, California. I completed a postgraduate internship at the Family Stress Center, in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Bay Area Psychotherapy Services in the Bay Area. I have received postgraduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as receiving training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I have spent the last several years working first as a therapist, then as the director of a 15 bed mental health rehabilitation center, working with chronically ill individuals. I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California (MFC 42387). <> I work from a Dialectical Behavior Theory (DBT) perspective which focuses on development of skills to manage distress, the development of emotional regulations skills, interpersonal skills and mindfulness, which is described as awareness without judgment of one’s actions, surroundings, thoughts and feelings. I am able to work from an eclectic viewpoint should the needs of the client demonstrate DBT or cognitive behavioral therapy are not appropriate.
Anisha Mauze got her MA in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, following a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. She has worked with special needs teenagers and adults, incarcerated people, various subcultural communities, and children of all ages, using attachment, behavioral, and narrative theories. She works with individual children, adolescents, and adults, as well as couples and families, on various issues such as anxiety, grief, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, social/relationship difficulties, identity crises, and culture clashes. See www.anishamauze.com for more info.
Marriage and Family Therapy Registered Intern, IMF 100594
Aviva Wolman received her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in San Diego. During her schooling, she worked at Hospice of the North Coast in Carlsbad, addressing grief with patients, families and the community. During this time, she learned that grief comes up more often than death and dying, and how traumatic change can be. Aviva's use of Narrative Therapy and EMDR have been instrumental in helping her clients. She works with individuals and families on various issues including grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions.
Philip graduated from John F Kennedy University with an M.A. in counseling psychology. As a member of the LGBTQ community he has a special interest in working with individuals and couples around issues with sexuality and gender identity. He has noticed that in this community, trauma and relational difficulties, such as a troubled childhood affect many members of the community.
Philip also has experience working with families. His work in East Contra Costa County at the Family Resiliancy Project provided the opportunity to use the Functional Family therapy in action. He continues this work at the Rainbow Community Center in Concord where he works with LGBTQ youth and their families. This work is often focused on issues of coming out and transitioning gender. His work in schools, clinics and home based settings have given him the opportunity to work with anxiety, depression, and difficulties clients have coming into their own. The work with both adolescents and parents has been rewarding as they move through life transitions.