MEET OUR TEAM
We are a team of skilled clinicians that work with teens, young adults and adults. We are passionate about providing evidence based care for trauma, eating disorders, mood disorders, and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.
We also offer walk and talk and nature based therapy.
Elizabeth Weiner (she/her), M.A., LMFT #109510
Thank you for valuing yourself enough to access support. You are on the right path. Much of my work has focused on supporting individuals managing the symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, family discord, school avoidance, body dysmorphia, and disordered eating.
My goal for working with you is to achieve the most profound change in the shortest period of time. Being influenced by body-based modalities such as Somatic Experiencing and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), we are able to go beyond traditional dialogue together and access trauma stored in the body.
Combining these practices with a relationship based in authenticity is what I have experienced to be the key to progress. My approach is especially beneficial when working with clients who are experiencing physical manifestations of their emotional suffering.
Mindfulness Fundamentals and Mindful Curriculum Training -Mindful Schools
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Attachment, Intimacy, and Trauma- Therapy Mastermind Circle
Somatic Experiencing Beginning I- Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
EMDR Basic Training- EMDR Institute, Inc.
"Traumatic symptoms are not caused by the event itself. They arise when residual energy from the experience is not discharged from the body. This energy remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds" - Peter Levine
Derek Bush (he/him) M.S., AMFT #109691
Supervised by Elizabeth Weiner MA, LMFT 109510
I very much respect and appreciate your choice to begin therapy, which I understand is not always an easy choice to make.
I believe passionately that kindness and compassion are two of the most important qualities in a therapist and I strive to embody those qualities in my life and work every day. Helping others brings me joy and great pride.
I am passionate about helping people navigate depression, anxiety and mood disorders, as well as many other issues with a very integrative, existential, CBT, DBT, TFCBT, and Mindfulness oriented approach.
Derek is also pursuing training in EMDR currently and expects to be fully trained by Summer 2022.
I am also a big believer in the importance of including group work in an effective treatment plan. I discovered the importance of group therapy while supporting young adults at Engage Treatment Program. I also supported countless youth and families while working as an intensive school-based therapist at Conejo Valley Unified School District.
I received a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University.
Calista Termini (she/her) AMFT #121380
Supervised by Elizabeth Weiner, LMFT #109510
I approach therapy from a place of collaboration, support, and acceptance. I have experience and knowledge in the areas of depression, anxiety, mindfulness, trauma, crisis/suicide, gender identity, and LGBTQ+ counseling. Additionally, I’m a certified trauma clinician and trained in EMDR therapy.
Together, we’ll examine how your past experiences and current emotions have led you to not having the results in life you want. Then, we work to raise your mindful awareness and create changes in your behavior that will lead you to experiencing less distress and ultimately, a more joyful existence.
I’m also a woman of transgender experience who loves helping others find their own path to joy and gratitude. Becoming my authentic self was a journey of self-acceptance and overcoming my own difficult past. I believe the peace of knowing ourselves is something all of us deserve and are capable of having. This is why being a therapist and helping others is so important to me.
Relevant training and education
EMDR Basic Training – Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, Inc.
Trauma Treatment with EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions – PESI, Inc.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – LivingWorks Education, Inc
MA, Clinical Psychology – National University
In addition to my training as a therapist:
I work towards actively acknowledging how intersectional identities and systems of oppression impact BIPOC individuals and marginalized communities.
Am a former volunteer crisis counselor for the National Suicide Hotline.
Am an active volunteer support group facilitator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Kelsey Waesche (she/her) AMFT #133832
Supervised by Elizabeth Weiner, LMFT #109510
“I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Psychology in Malibu. I have spent my practicum experience working as a clinical counselor in two schools in Los Angeles.
I have also been a therapeutic mentor for Bridge the Gap, which connects adolescents struggling with addiction, mental health, launching into life transitions, and family, with a nurturing presence between their treatment team and families.
I am so passionate about working with every individual holistically, understanding them and using tools to cultivate a fulfilled life from the inside out. I use CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, and mindfulness techniques to help navigate anxiety, depression, and crises from various traumas in children, adolescents, and young adults. Together, we will regulate emotions, develop healthy coping skills, and learn how to implement them in every day life for your most authentic, confident self.
My aim is to create a warm and empathetic environment for you to explore and understand where you are struggling. I am more than honored to work with you in helping you discover the joy you desire”.
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