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.
Melanie Maddox (she/her) M.S., ASW #116137
Supervised by Elizabeth Weiner MA, LMFT 109510
Together, let us forge a path towards inner peace, authenticity, and well-being. I hold Master's degrees in clinical psychology and social work, blending insights for a holistic perspective.
My approach is compassionate and tailored to individual needs. Drawing from evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and brief solution-focused therapy, to best fit each client's needs.
Additionally, with expertise in the Gottman Couples Method and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), I am dedicated to enhancing connections within couples and families. The Gottman Method strengthens bonds through practical research-backed strategies while PCIT aims to enhance the parent-child relationship and foster their child's emotional well-being and social development.
My therapeutic space is safe and collaborative. Trust, empathy, and understanding guide our relationship, enabling exploration of past traumas, reduction of negative thoughts, and cultivation of self-esteem and relationships.
I bring a unique mental health coaching perspective, offering tailored brief solutions aligned with your goals. Cultural sensitivity and inclusivity are paramount, as I honor diverse backgrounds and experiences. You are the expert on your journey, and I stand beside you to celebrate victories and build resilience.
Guided by Nelson Mandela's wisdom, "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall," we embark on a transformative journey to rise above challenges and create an empowered life.
Christine Lam (she/her) APCC #11271
Supervised by Elizabeth Weiner, LMFT #109510
"My purpose is to guide individuals through their mental health concerns, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship challenges using CBT and mindfulness strategies. I take a holistic therapeutic approach that is rooted in person-centered therapy, which means I practice empathy and non-judgement in every session. I work primarily with K-12 grade level children and promote mental health services within education to ensure their academic, social, and emotional success, as well as help navigate crises at school. I am excited to continue working with adolescents and further provide services to young adults.
I am deeply committed to helping others develop their identity, self esteem, and confidence by teaching them to identify their core beliefs, thought patterns, and the impact of their cultural backgrounds and personal experiences. I hope that, together, we can look inward and heal to create change in your external world where you feel worthy and empowered to live happier and healthier."
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Edden Ered, MS, AMFT #129501 (she/her)
Supervised by Elizabeth Weiner, MA, LMFT #109510
I believe one of the bravest and greatest acts of self-care is to ask for help and support when needed. Through the use of an individualized and holistic approach, I encourage clients to recognize their wholeness; emphasizing mind, body and soul connection to support a person's overall well being. I believe physical and emotional wellbeing are profoundly interconnected.
I am passionate about supporting folks who may be struggling with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety, trauma, and issues related to gender diversity and acceptance through the use of CBT, ACT, mindfulness training, and trauma informed care.
I was trained as a research assistant in the UCLA Marriage and Relationships Lab where I received my B.A. in sociology with an emphasis in psychology and then continued my education at California Lutheran University where I earned my Master's degree in marriage and family therapy. It was during my time in graduate school where I was trained to specialize in trauma and found my passion for working with the body and nervous system as it relates to ways in which trauma manifests within us.
I have worked in a community counseling center and private practice settings to support individuals, couples, and families of various backgrounds. It would be an honor to support you on your journey.