- Family Systems
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Applied Behavioral Analysis
Christina, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from the University of South Carolina. Upon graduating with her BA she began work immediately with the homeless population in SC. She worked for 2 years with diverse populations.
Christina has over 20 years of experience working with high risk and culturally diverse populations, specializing in youth and families. She has worked in residential treatment by providing services to adolescents, adults and families and has over 10 years working with children with severe behavioral issues and autism. She started the counseling department at her former workplace and helped it grow to support a large number of clients.
- M.A. in Psychology -MFT
- Family Systems
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Trauma Specialist
Tom offers support to individuals, children, and families who are trying to overcome some challenge in their lives. Whether it be an individual trying to overcome depression or anxiety, or a traumatic event; destructive behaviors etc. His background, clinical training and experience can provide both support, as well as clinically effective solutions to achieve the goals his clients would liek to achieve in therapy.
He has worked with clients who have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives. He works towards providing a safe environment to explore the ways to resolve the trauma and move forward in life.
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Asking for help is hard. However, once that step is taken, it can be life-changing. Through learning effective communication skills and building a positive self-view, anything is possible. Brandy’s approach prioritizes her client’s needs and input to help them help themselves. She holds degrees in both Psychology and Biology, which provide an awareness and understanding of biological, chemical, and psychological intersections for mental health treatment.
Brandy gained flexibility and knowledge working with many different populations and different issues, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression, as well as family conflict and relationship issues. She utilizes CBT to help clients recognize the impact of their thoughts and teach mindfulness and how to be in the moment. Each therapy session is geared toward meeting clients where they are and helping them get where they want to be.
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- M.A. Counseling Psychology
Tajia is a person-centered therapist who believes in tailoring therapy to her client’s individual needs and believes in going into each session with an open mind and allowing the client to take hold of each session. She believes in helping the client identify situations or behaviors that have contributed to their illnesses or struggles and works to help them find ways to overcome these challenges. She believes that therapy should include unconditional positive regard, compassion, genuineness, and understanding of where the client is at.
Tajia specializes in working to improve individuals’ self-worth, self-esteem, and self-compassion. She also specializes in extensive work in emotional gaslighting, people-pleasing, and codependency. Tajia often fills her groups with a great deal of psychoeducation and humor and believes that humor helps reduce anxious and depressive symptoms. She enjoys working with different populations and people and can usually be found with coffee in hand and some good dad jokes.
- Masters of Social Work, CSU
As a family therapist, Alyssa understands the importance of significant relationships to support and sustain recovery and to provide meaningful connections and a sense of purpose for every individual. She utilizes a family systems approach and is certified as a Strengthening Families Program instructor.
Alyssa has honed her skills as a therapist providing individual and group therapy in agencies providing intensive, residential, and outpatient services. She brings a trauma-informed lens and a strengths-based perspective into each clinical setting to help clients realize their personal resiliency and inspire hope. In her clinical practice, Alyssa communicates genuine care in creating a partnership for recovery. She believes individuals and families are looking for genuine solutions and a way forward toward healthy, happy, and meaningful lives and thus partners with clients to help them heal from painful pasts, reduce anxiety, and develop necessary skills to reach their goals and find fulfillment. In addition to a family systems approach, Alyssa utilizes CBT, Narrative Therapy, DBT, and psychodynamic perspective to help clients in recovery.
Alyssa has been married for more than 30 years and enjoys relationships with her husband, three children, and two grandchildren.
- Masters of Psychology, Pepperdine
Matthew found his passion for mental health while working as a residential counselor with adolescents struggling with addiction and mental health issues. His work continued with foster youth deeply affected by abuse and trauma and adults in the LGBTQ+ community seeking help with a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, guilt/shame, and more. Working from a foundation of mindfulness, CBT, and existential and postmodern philosophies, Matthew seeks to align with people struggling with mental health issues, helping them find their way to improved mental health and well-being.
Kaitlyn is an aspiring therapist and has a wide variety of mental health experience. She has worked with kids and adults ranging in hospital, residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care. Kaitlyn is currently pursuing her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University and will become a LMFT. One way that she finds joy is through assisting those through challenging situations and watching them succeed with their goals.
Wendy Guzman has been a Property Management expert with 20+ years of experience in Commercial and Residential Properties with a solid history of success, including oversight of million dollar properties. A dynamic and energetic leader of all supporting tenants relationships with a track record leading to high occupancy rates, minimal turnover and renewal of long term leases. She is a California License Real Estate Agent.
Jessica Hernandez is a dedicated individual who strives to provide exceptional customer service to the PHP/IOP clients present at The Meadowglade. She has a wide range of experience working with at-risk youth in juvenile detention centers, group homes, and foster youth homes. Jessica has spent the last year learning and working closely with the clinical team to learn more about the overall program to successfully serve the client. She goes above and beyond and supports all clients and assist clients during their journey in recovery,
At The Meadowglade, we help you navigate through mental health challenges so that you are able to live a healthy, happy life.
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