Patti Huber, LCSW
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.
Carolyn Ozimok, AMFT 116129
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist supervised by Patti Huber, LCSW • LCS21064
If you are experiencing difficulties in your life or problems with your relationships and want to create a healthier life that brings peace, joy, purpose, and fulfillment, Carolyn welcomes the opportunity to support you.
She is a creative, compassionate, intuitive therapist who practices holistically, integrating body, mind, and spirit. She tailors her approach to the individual needs of each client using a multi-faceted, trauma-focused approach. She holds space for your unique and diverse experiences and needs, maintaining a willingness to stay open and curious to understand each person’s truth. Carolyn believes the capacity to heal is inside each person and provides a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for exploration and positive growth.
She has passionately worked with youth and families for over 25 years as an educator, group facilitator, and counselor. Extensive personal growth, education, and personal and professional experiences give her a unique perspective to relate to others on many different levels. Carolyn seeks to empower children, teens, adults, and families to gain insights, access strengths, develop skills, and discover the capacity to be in a healthier relationship with themselves and others.
Carolyn also enjoys facilitating groups. She recognizes the power of being witnessed and related to by other group members and the growth which occurs as a result. She currently facilitates ConnecTEEN, a group for adolescents touched by adoption, foster care or donor conception. Other group offerings include therapeutic drumming, movement, and support for different issues and stages of life.
JoAnn Fitzpatrick, LMFT
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.
Charles Andrews, LMFT
Charles Andrews is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He recognizes that sometimes we want change, and sometimes we just want to turn down the heat. Whatever your goals for therapy, Charles will support you as you reach them and come to live the life you yearn for. He specializes in working with couples and individuals with experience in depression, anxiety, futility, anger-management, trauma, and other psychological, emotional, existential and spiritual challenges. Charles has been trained in Trauma Resiliency Model Protocol and EMDR. Charles is also available to give informative, entertaining talks on psychology, psychotherapy and in particular the problems of intimate partners.
Dr. Deginesh (Dee) Worku,. Ph.D., LMHC, LPCC.
My name is Dr. Deginesh Worku or Dr. Dee. I’m a licensed mental health therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families.
I work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, communication problems, trauma and life transitions ( e.g., adoption, immigration, divorce, loss, etc.) which can all cause overwhelming feelings leaving you unbalanced. I also specialize in cross-cultural / multicultural dynamics understanding the impact culture has on the way we navigate and process behaviors.
I hope to create a supportive and safe environment to help you move towards your desired goals.
I’m licensed in Iowa and California and a member of The American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Pamela Boysen, LCSW
It takes courage to seek out therapy. More than likely you are feeling pain right now. Please know I would like to travel down this road of healing with you offering hope, ways to process what has happened, courage to explore the past, and guidance for healing so you can feel better.
At Whole Heart Therapy we use a holistic model knowing that your emotions and behaviors are entwined with experiences stored in your body. Some of those experiences, you may not have words to describe. This means healing may not involve a lot of talking and instead we will connect with your body, your mind, and your heart. We do this through techniques called mindfulness, sand tray, Brainspotting, movement, and with families we use TheraPlay.
As your therapist, I hope to offer you a safe place to be you, to be accepted, to know you are whole, and to know you can heal.
Natalie Asawesna, LMFT
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
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #101818 under the supervision of Natalie Asawesna LMFT #98534
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?