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Patti Huber, LCSW

(714) 754-6505

Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCS21064

Patti Huber has been teaching one thing or another  since high school. Each experience along the way has been a stepping  stone in a journey that brought her to a career as a Licensed Clinical  Social Worker. Each experience supports her own growth personally and  professionally.

After  working many years with adolescents who were incarcerated or in the  foster care system, she started private practice. In her practice she  specializes in supporting clients through journeys of life transitions,  family building (foster care, adoption, or reproductive medicine),  aging, grief/loss, and trauma.

Amidst  the chaos of significant life events, there are lessons one can glean  from the experience. These challenges are fraught with emotions as one  learns to navigate the world within the context of the new normal; it  usually involves a readjustment in relationships whether it with one's  self or with others. Her approach involves looking deeply, honestly, and  truthfully at all that presents itself for the growth and change one  seeks. It is with deep regard that Patti supports individuals through  the process, holding one's journey, pain, growth, and healing sacred  until the light returns to one's heart.

Patti  is an adoptive mom in a transracial adoption. She is passionate about  helping families find the language to tell the stories of how their  family came to be in a heart-centered, developmental way. Using an  eclectic approach to therapy (including EMDR), she provides support to  couples as well as all members of the constellation moving through their  family building choices. Her practice supports individuals and  professionals in the community through support groups, consultation,  teaching, and therapy.

Patti  is privileged and honored to have the opportunity to work alongside  clients who seek to make changes for themselves and come to a place  where they can grow purposefully, live consciously, and age gracefully.

JoAnn Fitzpatrick, LMFT

(310) 938-4555

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Growing Up Is Hard To Do!

JoAnn  Fitzpatrick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been  helping adolescents, young adults and their families adapt, grow and  thrive for over twenty years.  JoAnn is committed to helping her clients  maximize their ability to live a developmentally healthy and  relationally fulfilled life – to be able to target and move through  unresolved developmental issues (both for individuals and families) at  any age.  As the phrase Growing Up is Hard to Do! notes, we are  influenced by so many factors that shape how we grow throughout our  lives.  Whether it is helping with the normal growing pains that are  present at any age or helping to identify and address more serious  issues (chronic mental illness, trauma, addiction, abuse, attachment  disruptions/adoption), creating a supportive therapeutic environment to  maximize healthy growth is her goal.

Throughout  her career, JoAnn has served adolescents/young adults and their  families within various treatment and educational settings in clinical,  program development, training/supervisory, administrative and  teaching roles. JoAnn’s extensive background working within a variety of  treatment and educational settings allows her to bring a highly  informed and experienced ability to assess and create a treatment plan  specific to her client’s needs and goals.

In  addition to providing psychotherapy to high school age adolescents,  young adults and adults, JoAnn also actively participates on treatment  team networks of health professionals and provides education,  consultation and training to students and professionals on working with  developmental issues across the lifespan, adolescents, young adults,  family systems, family therapy and treatment teams.

Natalie Asawesna, LMFT

(562) 507-1751

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Natalie has always been naturally curious about how people work. With an  undergrad degree in sociology and graduate degree in clinical  psychology, emphasis on marriage and family therapy, she is able to  connect with people ages 10-65 and support them through life’s  transitions and struggles while finding joy throughout. She especially  appreciates working alongside people that want to look at where they’ve  been, visualize where they want to go, and take steps to get there.  Natalie has worked in community mental health, school settings, private  practice, and clinical supervision.

Jessica Wellins (Jaurequi) M.S.

(562) 247- 4087

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I am a pre-licensed mental health therapist that specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. I received my masters of science degree in marriage and family therapy at California state university, Fullerton, in 2017, where the foundation of my child/human-centered, eclectic and culturally sensitive theoretical approach was formed. 

I am grateful for the clients in my 5+ years of community health work, who gave me significant experience with treating various barriers and impairments. Out of those various difficulties, I found natural strengths in the areas of treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, limited self esteem and social skills, anger and mood fluctuation, increased coping and regulation skill building. I care deeply for my community. How can I be of support to you and your family?

Kim Colton, LCSW

(562) 343-4648

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hi, I'm Kim. I know the responsibilities of life can get to be too much sometimes and you don't always have all the answers or know where to turn. If you're feeling overwhelmed, stuck, like anxiety is taking over, or like you're just not the person you know you can be, please call me. You don't have to find your way alone and therapy can help by offering some tools to help on your journey. Whether it's practical skills you are seeking, or a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental ear, I can help you remove the obstacles that are blocking your way. You can learn to trust your gut, better understand your feelings, gain clarity, and have peace of mind.

I have 13 years of experience providing trauma-informed care and healing attachment bonds in adults. I am trained in EMDR and Brainspotting, two highly effective therapies that can reduce anxiety, significantly reduce the disturbance of traumatic memories, and dramatically improve well being. I am also a trained yoga teacher, a foundation which can complement the therapeutic process through use of mindfulness, meditation, and somatic experiences.

If you're longing to feel more grounded, relaxed, and confident in your decisions, and better about how you conduct yourself in stressful situations and relationships, reach out to me today! You don't have to find your way alone.

Justine Lockerby, ASW

(562) 543-4681

I am a pre-licensed clinical social worker with a master's degree in social work from Boston University. My  therapy practice is deeply rooted in feminist and anti-racist  frameworks, and is trauma-informed, trans-affirming, queer-affirming,  and sex-positive. This includes actively examining my own internal  biases to support clients with intersecting identities. I draw  on many modalities including Humanistic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral  Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused Therapy. I am trained in California as  a Domestic Violence Counselor and have experience working with  LGBTQ-identified survivors of domestic violence.

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