MEET OUR TEAM

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Elizabeth Weiner (she/her), M.A., LMFT #109510
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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.

Brainspotting Certified

"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

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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.

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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.

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