Mental Health Services – San Diego Specialized Therapy Services

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Mental Health Services – San Diego Specialized Therapy Services 2018-12-07T06:00:18+00:00

Alyssa Safran, LMFT – Mental Health Coordinator

Alyssa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently serving children, pre-teen, adolescent, and young adult clients. She has worked with many adults, children, and families in a variety of settings including an autism clinic and crisis house, though has a special interest in school-based mental health services. Alyssa holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and a BA in Communication Disorders with the SLPA license. Alyssa has been working in the school setting for the past 6 years and is knowledgeable about special education, learning disabilities, language disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. She enjoys working with children of all ages and is passionate about empowering students with tools for self advocacy, problem solving, self awareness, and social inclusion. ​

Julia Maushart, LMFT

Julia Maushart is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in San Diego, California. Julia has worked with individuals, couples, children and families for more than 7 years. She began her career as part of North County Lifeline where she counseled youth, individuals and families by providing support with life transitions, academic planning, behavioral issues and interpersonal relationships. Since 2009, she has facilitated support groups and educational classes, such as Teen empowerment and Development, Social Skills, Anti-bullying/Theft, Anger Management and Parenting Education.  Julia has been working in the school setting for the last 5 years and finds working with students extremely rewarding. Her goal is to help students uncover their inherent strengths, innate potential and sense of direction. She focuses on the unique needs of each student improving insight and awareness so they are able to grow as individuals and make significant progress toward their goals.

Susan Workman, LMFT

Susan received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and Bachelors in Psychology from UCSD.  Susan has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults in diverse settings including Uganda, Africa. She has experience in hospital and private practice settings with people struggling from depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions, and identity and shame issues. Her passion is helping people work through their past traumas, fears, and challenging life events. Susan enjoys working with kids and their families through utilization of play therapy and supporting the family unit for sustained change. She believes in the process of helping students work through barriers that hinder them from accomplishing their education, social, and emotional goals and in the courageous act of receiving support through counseling and helping students develop a healthy sense of self and strategies to help cope through life challenges.

Angie Colter, LMFT

Angie believes in empowering health and preventative medicine. She uses a strength and wellness based approach, creating ease, health, and wellness for clients. Angie holds a M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, B.S. in Music Therapy, and is nationally board certified in music and massage therapy. Since 2006, she has worked in treatment centers, hospitals, nonprofits, hospice, preventative care and developmental services. Angie collaborates with other natural health providers to offer unique treatment choices and recommendations. She sees her clients for who they are at their core and uses her extensive training to heal and empower her clients with the tools they need to thrive. Angie offers traditional family counseling, couples, children, adolescent, group counseling, addiction/recovery treatment, and music therapy

Susan Buckley, LMFT

Susan is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego.  Susan has always had a passion for working with children, adolescents and teens.  Before becoming a therapist, Susan volunteered as a children’s coordinator at a domestic violence shelter.  During and after graduate school, she worked from a trauma-based perspective with foster children and foster parents at an agency.  Since becoming a therapist, Susan has worked in private practice with a variety of populations, her favorites being children and families. Using a variety of techniques, including art and play interventions, Susan strives to help children ages 3 through 18 to express what they might not yet have the verbal skills to convey, in order to help them more effectively communicate, problem-solve, process emotions, and interact with others. She feels fortunate to be in a position to help children develop tools that can help them experience life more fully and successfully.

Devon DuBois, LMFT

Devon DuBois is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (LMFT, #87052). She received her Masters degree from Alliant International University and has spent the past 7 years working in a variety of mental health settings. She has experience presenting for organizations such as The National Charity League, The United States Navy, the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and MOPS. She has received extensive training in the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model and has experience working with military populations, trauma-survivors, distressed couples and families, and adolescents. Devon is passionate about helping individuals make healthier decisions, find balance, and overcome challenges related to anxiety, learning disabilities, or depression. Her approach is collaborative in nature, and much of her theoretical framework is centered around attachment theory. Her mission is to help adolescents experience improved health, increased happiness, and more success in life and in the classroom.

Jen Finkelstein, LPCC

Jen Finkelstein is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. She received her master’s degree from the University of Hawaii and worked with youth in schools in Hawaii before returning to her hometown of San Diego.  She has worked for more than 9 years in a variety of settings including non-profits such as the Tariq Khamisa Foundation and North County Lifeline, where she implemented and supervised programs such as gang prevention, teen pregnancy prevention and juvenile diversion programs. Jen has also volunteered for many years with the Urban Surf 4 Kids Program which works with local foster youth in San Diego, Nevada, Florida and northern Baja. She believes in working collaboratively to help teens and adults leave behind the struggles they face today and help them to shift their perspective and to equip them with the tools to move onward to a future of happiness and success.

Ryann Moehn Grenevitch, LMFT

Ryann Moehn Grenevitch is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego who specializes in working with children and families.  Since graduating from the University of San Diego with her Masters  in 2002, Ryann has conducted individual, group and family therapy in a school-based setting focusing on the academic, social and emotional development of each student.  Her passion is working with children and adolescences on a variety of issues impacting school and home. Ryann applies individualized treatment approaches to best fit the needs of the client.  She has worked with students with a wide range of mental health issues achieve their IEP goals alongside teachers, parents and school administrators.  Ryann strives to create a safe, empathetic, supportive and nurturing environment for all of her clients.

Marc Rosenberg, LMFT, BCBA

Marc Rosenberg is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  located in Encinitas, California. He received his Masters of Arts in Sports Business from the University of San Francisco in 2007 and his Masters of Science in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton in 2012. Marc has worked with individuals, couples, children, and families for over 10 years in a variety of settings including private practice, educationally related mental health services, and social and community service agencies. He began his counseling career by serving children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and has continued to broaden his scope of practice by introducing new populations of clients throughout his career. Marc’s passion for health and fitness plays a prominent role in his treatment process, using a holistic perspective and integrative treatment strategies to best support his clients growth. He believes that change is made through collaboration and team supports, and he strives to provide each client with a supportive and engaging environment in which to process their journeys, and create healthy road maps for their future success. ​​​

Kari van den Eikhof, IMF

Kari van den Eikhof is a Marriage Family Therapist Intern (IMF), credentialed teacher, and artist from North County San Diego. She received both her Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies and teaching credential from California State, Long Beach in 2011 and later earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2017. Kari has spent her career in education, teaching both preschool and kindergarten before returning to graduate school. While in graduate school, Kari trained as a high school mental health counselor. In addition to working as an IMF, Kari enjoys drawing and painting, and she has found success incorporating art in counseling sessions to help students express themselves non-verbally. Kari believes in the power of human connection, and seeks first to build trust and respect with students in order to create a space of growth, self-discovery, and healing.

Cynthia Valentine, LMFT

Cynthia is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, IMF #85621 (an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist) and received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University. Over the past four years, she has worked in a variety of settings including ABA tutoring, substance-abuse rehabilitation, long-term residential care for clients with serious mental illness and domestic violence counseling. She has an affinity for families and teens and began working with OAS Specialized Therapy Services in October 2017. Her strengths include person-centered and mindfulness based approaches, trauma, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression and grief and loss. Cynthia helps her clients develop insight, meaningful purpose, and empowerment through play and talk-therapy. She is passionate about teaching her clients’ effective coping skills and providing developmental guidance for their growing, individual self-expression.

Elana Lesse, APCC

Elana Lesse, APCCElana is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC), credentialed school counselor with her PPS, and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She holds her B.S. in applied developmental psychology and her M.A. in counseling. Elana has worked in the school-setting providing counseling services to support students’ academic, social, emotional, and behavioral development.  She believes in first establishing rapport with her clients, in order to provide a safe and supportive environment where all clients can feel heard.  Elana recognizes the power of working alongside a multidisciplinary team to best support each individual.  She is passionate about working with children and adolescents to help them develop advocacy skills, effective coping skills, and feel empowered to make positive change.

Anya Yanovskaya, LMFT

Anya Yanovskaya, LMFTAnya Yanovskaya is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 108541) who is passionate working with children, adolescents, and adults to improve the quality of their lives, and also has a special interest working with couples to build healthier and happier relationships. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, she obtained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, School of Professional Psychology. Anya’s education and experience with diverse populations in agency, school, and private practice settings has afforded her the knowledge and ability to effectively work with multicultural clients at all stages, from those that are experiencing short-term difficulty to others who are working through lifelong challenges. Anya provides a warm, nonjudgmental environment where clients can feel free to explore thoughts, feelings, and concerns, while being offered honest, open feedback and teaching strategies and skills toward empowering change and growth. She uses a collaborative approach with her clients to create individualized treatment goals specifically designed to meet the needs of their behavioral, emotional, and social problems, and explores obstacles and barriers standing in their way while developing an action plan to overcome them. Anya has found success in helping her clients resolve problems with a focus on modifying dysfunctional thought and behavioral patterns, accessing strengths and resources, and developing positive and effective coping skills.

Audra Wallace, MS EdC, PPS, APCC

Audra Wallace is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, Pupil Personnel Services Credentialed School Counselor, Credentialed School Administrator, and Grief Therapist. She holds her BA in English from Rollins College and her MS in Educational Counseling from National University. Since graduating with her MS in 2002, Audra has been working with youth in the Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall public school districts. From 2012- 2016 Audra served as the Chair for the San Marcos Prevention Coalition advocating for alcohol, drug and tobacco free youth and working with the stakeholders to affect change at the macro society level.  In 2015, Audra became a registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and in 2017 Audra became a grief therapist. She has extensive experience working with multi-cultural at-risk youth, adults and youth with disabilities, and families suffering with trauma. Audra creates a safe and supportive environment for her clients by using a person centered approach with emphases on cognitivebehavioral therapy, brief intervention, rapid resolution therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. Audra has substantial multi-cultural experience having lived in the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, France and England. In her spare time Audra enjoys time with her husband and daughter, cooking, traveling and, most importantly, laughing.