Audrey is an MFT Trainee currently finishing her Counseling Psychology degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Notre Dame de Namur University. As a credentialed teacher of 18 years, she brings a unique understanding of the classroom and school setting, as well as child and adolescent development.
She is interested in specializing in children with attachment issues and anxiety, and is also motivated to work with childhood trauma. Audrey has been a crisis phone counselor for the last seven years, and a mentor volunteer at youth housing. She is also a mother of two grown children and understands the challenges of parenting and raising a teen.
Audrey’s counseling style is client-centered and motivational. She blends a style of positive psychology with an Ericksonian style approach, to help solve emotional problems and help people achieve a more fulfilling life. Audrey may offer role play or dynamic exercises to bring light to a place where relationships are stuck, or to enhance communication. She can also offer Mindfulness based exercises for stress-reduction and resilience.
Hannah is an MFT Trainee currently earning her Marriage and Family Therapy degree at Western Seminary in the south Bay Area. She earned a degree in Youth and Family Studies (Psychology) at Corban University, located in the Pacific Northwest.
She is developing specializations in working with children struggling with anxiety and behaviors related to life transitions such as new siblings, divorced parents, or a death of a loved one. Hannah has been involved with foster care advocacy since 2013 and has experience working with foster and adopted children and their families at several non-profit community agencies. She has learned about developmental trauma and attachment theory through her involvement in foster care.
Hannah is currently placed at an elementary and middle school in inner city San Francisco where she provides school-based family counseling and emotionally-focused group therapy.
She believes in a strength-based, family-centered approach when addressing behavioral, emotional, and medical concerns in children related to attachment and trauma. She believes children can overcome mental health and behavioral issues through developing secure, trusting relationships with consistent, loving parents or caregivers.
John is a student at Pacifica Graduate Institute pursuing his Masters in Counseling Psychology and seeking to become an LMFT. He is particularly interested in working with people going through life transitions, like teenagers going to college for the first time, adults going through a mid-life crisis, or people moving into retirement. John’s therapeutic interest started when he was trained as a peer counselor in college. While he was in law school, he ran a program which placed underprivileged teenagers in paid internships at law firms throughout New York City. As he moved on to his professional life, he put himself into positions to help people who were struggling. At Google, his favorite part of being a manager was helping those around him find ways to align their passions with their work.
John decided to pursue psychology because it was a way to take something he loved to do and to make it his life’s work. As a writing enthusiast, his psychological approach is to listen to and honor others’ stories which so often shape their choices. As they examine those stories together, he helps to find where those stories came from and how (and if) those stories still serve them. John has J.D. from Fordham University and a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. He worked for over 15 years in technology before making his own transition to psychology.
Fennie is an MFT trainee and earning her master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary, Milpitas, CA. She is multilingual (Cantonese/Mandarin/English), culturally sensitive, and values each individual’s story and diversity. She is a certified facilitator of SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts), a pre-marital assessment.
Fennie believes that therapy is a safe place for you to discuss your life experiences – the past hurts, the current challenges, and the fear and helplessness for the future. She is dedicated to help you to overcome those difficulties and feelings, to empower you to move forward towards positive change. She uses a relational approach to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment to support your healing and growth. She had been working in the auditing/accounting field for 10 years prior to returning to school to accomplish her goal of becoming an MFT.
In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors and running different races.