Suzanne has been in private practice for over 20 years. She is dedicated to working with people recovering from traumatic loss, life transitions, adoption issues, depression, grief (specializing in absent mothers), anxiety and relationship issues. She works with couples, families, individuals, and teens.
Her style is interactive and interpersonal with a focus on living a divinely-inspired intentional life. For over a decade, she worked at San Mateo County Mental Health counseling adults, seniors, and teens. She also has extensive knowledge of community resources and collaborative relationships with many outside agencies. She is a public speaker and provides training in parenting teens in the new millennium, grief recovery, and mommy self-care.
She is fluent in Spanish. She works in Pescadero one day a week with Puente del Costa Sur, creating innovative programs for teens at risk. She founded and developed www.projectlostandfound.com, a grief share website and works with the Board of Behavioral Science as a Subject Matter Expert.
She is married with three girls. She has a passion for reading, Yoga, and travel.
Alex is a bilingual / bi-cultural (Mandarin 中文 / English) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. With a caring and non-judgmental approach, he works with clients to support them in developing personalized and attainable goals, to enhance the quality of their lives. He has training and experience working with adults, young adults, and adolescents facing a wide range of challenges, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, dual-diagnosis, phases of life issues, family conflicts, and relationship difficulties in individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy.
Clinically, he is a depth-oriented psychotherapist, and his style draws from training in Jungian and psychodynamic psychotherapy, with a goal to promote psychological growth and pursue “individuation,” a process of developing an authentic connection with one’s inner self. He also utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family System Therapy, Solution –Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to meet individual needs.
With his transition from Asia to the U.S. and a transformation from business to counseling, Alex believes that we all have the power to create a life we aspire to. He is committed to providing an empathetic environment to support each individual in pursuing “individuation” and attaining a fulfilling life.
Angelica is a bilingual/bi-cultural licensed therapist with more than 15 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults & community agencies. She provides therapy on a wide variety of emotional and behavioral issues in order to help her clients grow and have a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Angelica is very committed to her clients providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families and helping them feel empowered and on a positive path to growth.
As a solution-focused therapist, Angelica’s goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. She can work with you to help you better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
Christina is fully bilingual/bi-cultural English-Spanish (Hablo Español). She enjoys working with people of all ages and she is culturally sensitive, in that she is thoughtful of each individual’s story and diversity components. Christina believes we are all unique individuals, therefore finding the right approach to fit particular needs is important in treatment. Her work is guided by respect and empathy, while influenced by a multi-cultural background. she uses a strength-based approach to understand individual resiliency components, and enjoy developing a collaborative and appropriate treatment plan.
As a clinician, she is psycho-dynamically informed providing relationship-based therapy and she has knowledge and training applying diverse evidence based modalities such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Child-Parent Psychotherapy providing individual and dyadic/family therapy.
“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
Colleen Lam Nguyen
Colleen is a licensed marriage and family therapist who is passionate about walking alongside others as they seek emotional and relational healing.
Her experience includes working with individuals, couples, children/adolescents, and groups who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, issues/conflict with relationships, abuse and trauma.
She is trained to utilize Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of trauma. In addition to working with One Life Counseling Center, she also has an office in San Francisco. Her experience ranges from private practice, community non-profit agency serving survivors of domestic violence to various Bay Area school districts.
In her spare time, she enjoys art, dance and spending time with her family and friends.
Heather Coros is a Certified Transformational Personal Development and Career Coach.
She has dedicated the last 10+ years studying how to effectively increase well-being to help people take charge of their personal life and career. Heather’s methodology utilizes curiosity as a catalyst to achieve lasting success. Armed with specific techniques and strategies, Heather sparks lasting shifts at the essential core level to enhance your personal and professional performance and wellbeing.
Heather takes tremendous pride and joy in helping people identify what’s holding them back and developing a plan to break through those restrictions so they can accomplish their desires and flourish.
Heather has a Master of Transpersonal Psychology, and has been a USF Law School Guest Lecturer, CIIS Guest Presenter, Action Coach Keynote Speaker, a featured expert for MentorBox, a Spotlight Presenter at the Healthcare Executive Webinar and Heather was a 2016 People Love Us on Yelp award recipient. She founded Live Laugh Love Life Coaching in 2013.
Jaimie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in a variety of behavioral health settings for over 20 years with adolescents, adults and couples. Jaimie’s style is warm and direct with lots of humor. Her goal is to work with clients to explore what is getting in the way of living an improved quality of life. She is trained in multiple modalities including Solution Focused Brief Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Somatic Experiencing and more.
Jaimie has extensive experience in providing clinical supervision in-person and via video conferencing. Clients and interns routinely comment about how comfortable they feel being in Jaimie’s presence.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and with more than 11 years of combined education and experience, Jorge has a background of applied experience within counseling psychology in various clinical settings – including: community clinics, forensic mental health, private practice, locked inpatient units, school based counseling services, hospitals and medical clinics. Populations that he has worked with include youth and adults within the modalities of couples, families, groups and individual treatment.
Counseling embodies reflection, comfort, and rebuilding. Jorge’s main commitment to counseling is to provide a safe space for sharing and growth in an environment that is free from judgment. Based in San Carlos, California, he is proud to serve English and Spanish speaking community members of the culturally and spiritually diverse San Francisco Bay and Peninsula areas.
His goal within counseling psychology is to continuously provide a high quality of care for clients seeking to create change. His passion for the therapeutic process stems from the respect he holds for the clients he has been honored to work with.
Karen Blesius Rhodes
Karen has worked over 20 years in the behavioral health field. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Masters of Social Work. She provides clinical supervision to ASW’s and MFT’s as well as has a private psychotherapy practice in San Carlos, CA. She specializes in individual, families and groups in a variety of settings such as has locked psychiatric hospitals (acute and subacute), community-based mental health board and care homes, shelters, community outpatient clinics, temporary and LPS conservatorship, and a mental health court program.
Currently she has a private psychotherapy practice where she provides counseling to individuals and couples. In addition, another passion of hers is providing individual and group clinical supervision to associates and interns. She has completed the 15 hour supervision course required by the BBS to be able to provide clinical supervision. She understands the rigorous process that associates/interns are going through with the changes through the BBS as well as understands the need for support and guidance for those that are doing intense clinical work.
She has two young children, loves to read, hike, workout and spend time with friends and family and her dog, Lucy.
Kate is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with broad expertise in various clinical settings which include private practice, elementary school-based, at a non-profit agency and in a primary care collaborative health setting. Kate has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, both individually and in groups. She uses a strength-based approach to help clients overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD and learning differences, work stress, sleep difficulties, PTSD, social-emotional and behavior issues, spiritual issues, grief and loss, fertility challenges and perinatal mood disorders such as postpartum depression and anxiety.
Kate brings a warmth and compassion as well as her many life experiences, including a previous career as an attorney, to her work as a psychotherapist. Former clients report that Kate is warm and compassionate, an excellent listener and problem-solver. Kate’s clinical approach is eclectic in nature, drawing heavily from solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Bowen family systems and attachment theory. Kate provides bilingual services for Spanish-speaking clients as well.
Marcella works with adults, adolescents and families in her private practice in San Carlos, California. She meets her clients with a warm, accepting, and compassionate manner, and her style is engaged and interactive with a touch of humor and playfulness. She uses mindfulness, compassion and attachment-based approaches to psychotherapy that help clients gain self-awareness, insight, and new ways of relating to situations.
Marcella’s areas of expertise include: eating, weight and body image issues; relationship issues; parenting support; stress, anxiety and depression; and grief/loss and transitions. When working with Marcella, clients are supported to address their specific issues with the goal of resolving past wounds and developing internal resources to cope with life’s adversities. This work usually leads to new perspectives on difficult issues, allows for hope to arise, and ultimately contributes to more positive experiences in life. Her therapeutic approach guides clients through a transformative process to discover self-compassion, self-acceptance, self-confidence and a whole-hearted way of living.
Marcella is married and is the mother of two wonderful children who are in college. When not working, Marcella enjoys spending time with family, friends and her sweet Shih Tzu Walter, who often comes to work with her, as well as being outdoors, swimming and practicing yoga.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Pia invites those who are ridden with anxiety, feelings of depression, feeling stuck, issues revolving around grief & loss, those struggling with day to day life to come strum their heartstrings. Individual, family, group and couples therapy clients are met with a catered plan that will provide the safety one needs to process the moment. Pia has worked in the school setting (pre-school to high school) and continues to provide age specific assistance/psycho education to the children and their parents. Pia has been in Private Practice for about 7 years now and has over a decade of experience providing psychotherapy.
Prior to her life as a psychotherapist, Pia was a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in San Francisco and also served as an Court Appointed Educational Surrogate for the CASA clients. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Criminal Justice and minor in Political Science. Still seeking for what fills her heart, Pia graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with a Masters in Clinical Psychology/Marital Family Therapy. She believes she has found her calling as a therapist, who meets the clients where they are, in the moment, and helps create their life soundtrack.
Who doesn’t need therapy? Therapy is unique, it is truly unlike any relationship. It is a safe space where you can be completely who you are. Within the therapy relationship, you are able to say things that you have bottled up, you are given opportunity to identify your blind spots without judgment or shame, and you are able to attune to what you really want in life. I am a big believer in hearing your own voice, getting in touch with your values, and making decisions that align with what is important to you.
My approach is warm, genuine, and caring. My focus is on identifying obstacles, and helping you overcome those obstacles through collaborative problem-solving and cultivating healthy coping skills. I have 16 years of mental health experience in residential, community, and medical settings. I am formally trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy addressing variety of complex life problems.
“Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there.” – Rumi
Sheryl is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is dedicated to helping adults, adolescents and families recover from trauma, loss and thrive while coping with chronic medical conditions. Trained in transpersonal psychology, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), she uses a holistic approach and is skilled in individualizing the care she offers. Serving in local nonprofit agencies and private practice, Sheryl has offered extensive support to foster and adoptive families and to individuals ready to deepen their personal relationships. Sheryl is able to help individuals reduce anxiety, improve their mood, restore hope, and reconnect with their community.
Sheryl is also a licensed Irlen Diagnostician and the clinic director of the San Francisco Bay Area Irlen Clinic. The Irlen Method provides a unique service for some children and adults identified with reading and learning difficulties, low motivation, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), discipline problems, headaches and migraines, autism, and traumatic brain injury. The symptoms of Irlen Syndrome are wide-ranging, but the technology focuses on one core problem: the brain’s inability to process visual information. An individual does not have to have a diagnosed reading or learning problem to benefit from the Irlen Method. Even good readers and gifted students can be helped. For more information see www.Irlen.com
Stephanie Rudolph is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has devoted most of her experience to working with adolescents and their families supporting the transition from childhood to young adulthood for both parents and teens. She has incorporated working with grade school children as many of the difficulties adolescents have been experiencing with growing up in today’s society, have begun effecting children much earlier in life.
She has worked extensively with youth and their families in group home and school settings, as well as in private practice. Her therapeutic style tends to be more interactive, using both Brief Therapy techniques as well as Cognitive Behavioral skills. She was a member of the MRI Brief Therapy Center in Palo Alto, and was founder and director of PACTS, an at-risk youth and family clinic that utilizes the Brief Therapy model to provide therapeutic counseling to families facing ongoing risk factors in their communities.
Trained in several therapeutic methods, Yen is eclectic in her style and works with you to discover the most effective approaches to achieve your personal goals…so, come as you are. Through this supportive, warm, and non-judgmental exploration you will, together, gain a better understanding of who you are and build on your assets.
Yen enjoys working with diverse groups of people (children, adult, couples) with a range of life challenges. She has strength in working with adolescents and young adults in exploring positive development (areas of expertise: autism spectrum, teen parenting, academic/career exploration and planning, grief work, life transitions, parental separation/divorce, peer relationship, etc.). Her journey with adult clients include extensive work with parent coaching, navigating separation/divorce, managing work/life stressors. With couples and families, Yen supports you in identifying relationship dynamics and patterns, problem-solving, and creating harmony.
No matter where you are on your life journey… come as you are…