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Choosing the right therapist is an important decision, and one that requires competence, trust, and "goodness of fit".  Please take the time to meet our therapists who are ready to support your counseling needs. A sliding scale based on income is available to all clients.


Jeremiah Aja, M.A., M.Div., is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #4753) and is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). He has over eighteen years experience working with teens and eight years of experience working with adults and couples.

His focus as a therapist is to serve his clients by walking alongside them, offering a trusting and judgment-free connection through all of the ups and downs that life may include. For many of us, it can be difficult and uncomfortable to walk into a therapist’s office and share our thoughts and feelings, especially if they are upsetting to us. Jeremiah understands this and is especially gifted in connecting with people in order to support them. His framework for therapeutic work is, “At some point in each of our lives, we will need someone to walk with us for awhile. Therapy is about me walking with you.” Jeremiah utilizes a Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative, and Psychodynamic approach to work with teens and adults experiencing low self-esteem, grief, anxiety, depression, codependency, major life transitions, self-harm, and leadership and spirituality issues. He holds a B.A. in Leadership from William Jessup University, a Master's degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a M.A. in Psychology from Brandman University. Jeremiah is also available to meet with clients at the Midtown Sacramento location or provide online Telehealth Therapy services to California residents. Please contact him for more information.

Phone Contact: (916) 905-6086

E-mail: jeremiah@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Carla Stone, LMFT #51743
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is $65-$110.
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Tom Andrews, M.A., is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #97896). He is passionate about seeing people flourish. He loves being the companion on their journeys towards self-discovery. Having spent the last ten years working with adults with disabilities, Tom has had a unique experience understanding the different ways that they are valued, regardless of their status, struggle or disability. Tom has experience working with a wide range of individuals. He has worked with individuals with autism, people struggling with depression and anxiety.

He is passionate about creating a safe and supportive environment where people have the opportunity to be their authentic self, so that they may continue through life's journey. Tom has a Master' Degree in Couples and Family Therapy at Alliant International University.

During his free time Tom enjoys snowboarding, exploring the sierras and spending time with his friends and family. He is also a huge movie nerd. He is the Ron Weasley (from Harry Potter) or the Sam Gamgee (from LOTR), like them he values devotion and consistency

Phone Contact: (916) 827-1866

E-mail: tom@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Gene Burns, M.A., is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #98241) and is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Gene has a Bachelor's degree from Sacramento State University and a Masters in Psychology from Brandman University. My areas of specialty include Individual counseling, I enjoy working with individuals on their personal journey. Sometimes in life we feel like we are stuck and often we experience depression or anxiety during these times. Individual counseling is a great way to develop healthy skills and to explore what brings you peace in life. Couples, I love working with couples. I have seen many couples reconnect and move on to a more rewarding and beautiful relationship. A relationship that communicates better and has more intimacy, trust, and understanding. Teenagers, I have worked with hundreds of teenagers and have had a lot of success. I enjoy working with both young men and young women. Families, I work with parents and their children. This includes blended families. I also work with divorced parents (Co-Parenting) and their children. I help families build respect, healthy boundaries, communication skills, clear expectations, and personal responsibility.

“Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can’t prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you’re presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you always have a choice and that choice can be power.” ~ Blaine Lee

Phone Contact: (916) 672-0705 

E-mail: gene@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #79
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Shelly Middleton, M.A., is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #82172), and is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). She also teaches at Alliant International University, where she is currently pursuing her doctorate (PsyD) in Couple & Family Therapy. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. Treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Object Relations, Humanistic, Narrative therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Through her internships at Terra Nova Counseling, the Gender Health Center, and Wellness Together, Shelly has a vast amount of experience working with adolescents (pre-teens/teenagers), the LGBTQ population, as well as individuals and couples with issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, infidelity, trauma, abuse,  addiction/AA/Al-Anon, and other various relationship and family conflicts.

"My approach is sincere, genuine, and direct. My goal is to create a relationship with you that is based on honesty, realness, and genuine compassion.  A relationship in which you feel completely comfortable to be your true self and know that you have at least one person you can talk to who will never judge you for who you are. I will work to create an environment where you can be comfortable and feel safe to work on aspects of yourself and your life that you would not touch any where else. I believe every person is amazing in their own way and deserves love, kindness, and happiness. I became a therapist because I truly believe in the positive impact therapy can have on a person’s life and I want to share this gift with you if you are willing to try it."

Phone Contact: (916) 633-0777

E-mail: shelly@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795;
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823; Carla Stone, LMFT #51743

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Archana Chatkara, M.A., is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #99941) and is registered with the California Board of Behaviorial Sciences (BBS). Her educational background consists of a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and a Master’s degree in Psychology (with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy) from Brandman University.

For the last several years, she has provided counseling services with passion, curiosity, and enthusiasm, and has experience working with a variety of topics including but not limited to couples counseling, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, life transitions, multicultural, & social-justice related issues. Archana considers herself an eclectic therapist, drawing from a multitude of therapeutic approaches to suit her clients’ unique needs and abilities. She believes that establishing a safe therapeutic relationship is paramount to the success of therapy.

"I consider myself fortunate to join you on your journey, walking alongside you during the peaks and valleys of life. Although therapy sometimes involves difficult discussions, I strive to create an empathetic and nonjudgmental space to safely explore with you, highlighting your strengths and successes along the way. I recognize the courage it takes to seek help, and my hope is that I can assist in empowering you to see your own strength as we work collaboratively towards growth – whatever that may mean for you.”

Phone Contact: (916) 905-6086

E-mail: archana@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Maria Gallardo, M.S., PPS, is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #1180), and is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
 
Are you going through some challenges and passing through some some life difficulties?  There are times in our lives when life can seem overwhelming and we need to get some extra support.  Maria will provide a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate environment for you to experience hope and healing. She will work together with you to develop therapeutic goals in order to find what works best for you.

Maria’s worked with adolescents, teens, adults and seniors from diverse backgrounds.  Her experience includes working with people on issues related to individual growth, relationships, life transitions, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, abuse, co-dependency, anger, self-esteem, parenting, and helping clients reach their personal goals.
 
Maria is also bilingual and able to work with Spanish speaking clients.


Phone Contact: (916) 741-0154

E-mail: maria@wellnesstogether.org

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Courtney Giardina, M.A., is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #99534), and is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento and a Master’s degree in Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling emphasis) from Brandman University. Treatment approaches include Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT), Narrative, Motivational Interviewing, Eclectic, Family/Marital Systems and Humanistic. Courtney is accepting individuals, families, and adolescents. She also has a background of working as a an EMT first responder.

Whether you’re looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, therapy can empower you to reach your goals and full potential. Courtney's primary goal is to create a supportive and caring environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in order to achieve your therapeutic goals. She believes that everyone has the potential for positive self-growth and healing. Utilizing a variety of therapy styles, she offers a personalized approach to tailor your sessions to your needs. Courtney believes that the relationship between client and therapist is one of the most important elements for the success of therapy, so it is important to find someone who feels right for you. Courtney is also available to provide online Telehealth Therapy services to anyone who resides within California. Please contact her for more details.

Phone Contact: (916) 251-9199

E-mail: courtney@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Farrah Hoekstra, ASW, PPSC, is an Associate Clinical Social Worker with over seven years of experience working with adolescents and families in school settings. Farrah has a Bachelor’s of Art in Social Work and a Masters in Social Work from California State University, Fresno. The treatment approaches Farrah specializes in are Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT).

Farrah’s focus is on supporting children and adolescents through their journey to emotional well-being. Farrah’s warm, supportive and non-judgmental approach to working with clients allows them to get through the many challenges they are faced with. Her specialty is with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and self harm.

Phone Contact:   (916) 625-6292

Email: farrah@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Serge V. Koblik, M.A., PPS, is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #4271) who has nearly 10 years of experience working with individuals of all ages in varying capacities and roles. Serge graduated with a Master’s degree in School Psychology from Sacramento State University. He also completed Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Ministerial Studies.

Serge strongly believes in the effectiveness of a therapeutic relationship and empowers his clients by providing a safe, judgment-free environment where his therapeutic technique can be client-centered, solution-focused and often eclectic to fit the ever-evolving needs of his clients. He is trained in Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Humanistic and Holistic therapy approaches. He also believes in using relaxation, art, spirituality, play and humor as powerful therapy tools in conjunction with his approaches mentioned above. Serge helps clients dealing with anxiety, anger, stress, depression, loss, workplace stress, substance abuse, career counseling, parenting education, children with special needs, relationship issues and others.

Serge also works as a School Psychologist for the Special Education Department of a local school district. During his free time Serge enjoys playing with his dog, skiing, basketball and spending time with his wife and son. His personal and professional topics of interest maintain to be Animal Assisted Therapy, social-emotional learning in schools, latest research on the neurology behind traumatic brain injury and systemic mental health movement in American society.

“There are many ways of getting strong, sometimes talking is the best way.” 
-Andre Agassi

Phone Contact: (916) 520-4473

E-mail: serge@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Gabriel Leporati, M.S., PPS, is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#4090) who has nearly 10 years of experience working with youth and adults in supportive roles. Gabriel graduated a Master’s degree in Psychology from Sacramento State University.

“Every interaction is an opportunity to reaffirm individuals of their infinite worth, simply because of who they are as a person. I love being a therapist because of my passion and love for people. Together we can learn strategies to overcome any challenge.”

Gabriel understands that connecting in a non-judgmental, safe therapeutic relationship can help a person through difficult circumstances and strengthen their ability to reach their goals. Gabriel helps create positive change for clients looking overcome challenges relating to anger, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, academic success, spiritual beliefs, LGBTQ+, and those transitioning into college life. He uses a Person-Centered Therapy approach paired with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as mindfulness techniques.

Phone Contact: (916) 741-0192

E-mail: gabriel@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Brianne LoTempio, M.S., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #100490) and is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Brianne believes that her role in therapy is to create a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment in which she may accompany her clients on their journey navigating life and its challenges, supporting and empowering them on a path toward healing, growth, and abundance. She views each client as a unique individual who has a significant story to tell and tailors her therapeutic approach to the specific needs and personality of the client. Brianne received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; she continued graduate school there and received her Master of Science Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Brianne has experience working with groups, children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families who are experiencing a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, co-dependency, perfectionism, anger management, grief and loss, as well as struggles with identity and self-esteem. She also works with clients dealing with difficulties in communication, relationships, unresolved childhood issues, and life transitions.

Phone Contact: (916) 625-6077

E-mail: brianne@wellnesstogether.org

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Shana Mattson, M.A., is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #94079) registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). She completed her B.A. at Mount Holyoke College with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Latin American Studies, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a M.S. in Family Therapy. As a therapist, Shana’s goal in working with clients is to create a safe, honest space for the exploration of clients’ needs, whether that be growth, change, or healing. In order to support clients as they work towards their goals, she utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches and customizes the plan to fit clients’ unique needs and strengths. Shana has experience working in issues such as: anxiety/depression; grief; major life transitions; parenting challenges; LGBTQ issues; relationship challenges; pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum issues; cross-cultural and multicultural issues; military life issues; and trauma, including sexual assault and abuse. Shana is also available to provide online Telehealth Therapy services to anyone who resides within California. Please contact her for more details.

Phone Contact: (916) 407-5595

E-mail: shana@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.

Shana is not currently accepting new clients.


Samantha Perkins, M.A., LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #93653), and is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, Sacramento. She has completed her internships working with adolescents in the Sacramento and Roseville area school districts, facilitating mental health services for students and families in need. She has also previously facilitated anxiety groups for teens. She is trained in several theoretical orientations including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Object-Relations with a Humanistic and Systems approach. Her specialties are children and adolescents, Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (including Postpartum Depression, Anxiety and Stress), pregnancy, parenthood transitions for mom's and dads, women's support, trauma, codependency, peer relations, self-harm, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ, major life transitions, grief, personal and relationship issues and growth. Samantha is also available to provide online Telehealth Therapy services to anyone who resides within California. Please contact her for more details.

Phone Contact: (916) 415-8790

E-mail: samantha@wellnesstogether.org

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Kristine Reed Brown, M.S., PPS, is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #1404) with over ten years of experience with children and adolescents in the area, both in schools and residential treatment centers. She has a keen ability for seeing the potential in others and for helping others to do the same for themselves. Early in her career, Kristine found herself in the midst of helping youth through abuse, trauma, and loss. This has become an area where she is especially gifted. In all situations she strives to meet her clients where they are, with an unconditional acceptance for them. Kristine utilizes many tools for providing a safe and positive environment for her clients: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a Person-Centered approach, and for children she is well versed in art therapy. Kristine works with individuals, from children all the way to adults with experience addressing issues such as: recovering from sexual assault, grief and trauma, LGBTQ, women’s issues, anxiety, relationship concerns, depression, and life transitions.

Phone Contact:  916-741-0568

E-mail: kristine@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.


Janecia Rolland is a Marriage and Family Therapist/Professional Clinical Counseling Trainee. Janecia received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and minor in Sociology from California State University, San Bernardino. She will complete her M.A. in Marriage and Family therapy at Brandman University. Janecia believes in providing a non-bias, non judgement, safe space to grow. Janecia's focus is to partner with her clients and together, address issues and/or concerns in life. Janecia enjoys working with individuals, couples, teens and young adults with addressing issues such as: spiritual concerns, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, communication, parenting challenges, setting healthy boundaries, healing, personal growth, decision making and overall life transitions. Janecia is also available to provide online Tele-health Therapy services to anyone who resides within California. Please contact her for more details.

"It is time to pause and heal the inside. It is time to heal the doubts, answer the questions, and release the fear." -Iyanla Vanzant

Phone Contact: (916) 573-1744

E-mail:  janecia@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823
Carla Stone, LMFT #51743

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.

Janecia's private practice is currently at capacity. When space becomes available, a "BOOK WITH JANECIA" button will be available.


       Kelsey Takemoto
Kelsey Takemoto, M.A., is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #85555), and is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Whether you are going through a stressful period in your life or simply want to take steps towards personal growth Kelsey's hope is to walk alongside you in that journey. One of her main goals as a counselor is to offer a safe, non-judgmental, environment to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings as well as offer unconditional support. She understands how difficult it can be to open up and share your struggles with another person. While taking that first step may feel scary she hopes it is a moment she and her client can celebrate together. Kelsey collaborates with her clients to develop therapeutic goals in order to discover what may work best. While her approach is rooted in Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy she often uses other tools to personalize the process for her clients. Kelsey works with individuals, adolescents, and families, and has experience addressing issues such as: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family-related issues, self-harm, behavioral issues, major life transitions, grief, relationship issues, and personal growth. Kelsey is also certified in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Kelsey is also available to provide online Telehealth Therapy services to anyone who resides within California. Please contact her for more details.

Phone Contact: (916) 741-0565

E-mail: kelsey@wellnesstogether.org

Supervised by: Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823

50-Minute Therapy Session, In-office or Secure Online Video
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $65-$110, detailed at bottom of page.

 

Kelsey's private practice is currently at capacity. When space becomes available, a "BOOK WITH KELSEY" button will be available.


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Therapy services are offered on a sliding scale based on gross monthly household income.

 
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Services are offered on a sliding scale based on income and ability to pay. 
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Wellness Together does not accept insurance. Secure online video sessions are currently only available in the state of California.

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