Trusted Referrals

Trusted Referrals to Mental Health Resources throughout California

Sometimes on our journey of growth we find ourselves at a stand still contemplating a change. Whether you are seeking therapy for the first time, restarting your therapeutic path, or finding a new therapist to continue your journey, finding the right person for your unique story can be vital to the therapy process and I am humbled that you may have considered me in that time of need.

Unfortunately, I am either not accepting new clients or I may not be the best fit for your individual needs, so I hope I can continue supporting your therapeutic journey by referring you to some trusted colleagues and resources in the community. Please take the time to contact and follow up with the provider of your choosing from the trusted referrals below.

San Diego Based Centers & Colleagues

Urban Restoration Counseling Center: Provides culturally-competent, low cost therapy and group therapy services from Licensed & Associate therapists. Some types of insurance taken.  

New Life Counseling Center: Provides a range of Christian oriented services from various Licensed Professionals who accept various insurances and sliding fee scales  

Full Well Therapy: Ji Eun Ko, LMFT provides culturally-competent services to Asian-American identifying individuals and multicultural couples. 

NISD Counseling: Provides culturally-competent services on a sliding fee scale from both Licensed & Associate therapists  

Center for Community Counseling & Engagement: Provides low cost services from Student therapists supervised by Licensed professionals  

Well Mamas Counseling: Provides culturally competent services from Licensed Professionals who specialize in work with mothers and accept some insurances

Brave Wellness Studio: Provides range of therapy & wellness services from mental health professionals and specializes in work with women. Services are via private pay.

Los Angeles Based Centers & Colleagues

DB Comfort Therapy: Donika is a licensed marriage & family therapist who provides culturally competent individual, couples, & family therapy services in the Los Angeles County area

Natasha Saifabad, LMFT: Natasha is a licensed marriage & family therapist who provides culturally competent individual & couples therapy services in the Orange County area

Tyler Byrne, LMFT: Tyler is a licensed marriage & family therapist who provides culturally competent and affirming care to individuals in the Los Angeles County area.

Stephanie Anyakwo, LMFT: Stephanie is a licensed marriage & family therapist and behavior analyst who provides individual, children, and family therapy services in Torrance, CA.

Kim Bielak, MA, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #130527 (Employed and supervised by Dr. Chris Tickner, LMFT #42576 at California Integrative Therapy): provides in-person services in Pasadena, CA & Online services throughout California.

Bay Area Based Centers & Colleagues

Wellness with Archana: Archana is a licensed marriage & family therapist who provides culturally competent individual, couples, & adolescent therapy services in the Bay area .

Psychiatry Services

Apraku Psychiatry: Dr. Abena Apraku, M.D. provides virtual psychiatry services for California residents and is an “Out-of-Network” provider.

Raelin Bright Wellness: Dominique Sanders, PMHNP-BC provides virtual psychiatry services for California residents and accepts various insurances, as well as, being an “Out-of-Network” provider.

Directory Listings

Therapy for Black Girls Directory provides a nation-wide listing of culturally-competent therapists specializing in work with minority women  

Inclusive Therapists provides a nation wide directory of inclusive and diverse therapists specializing in diverse populations with unique needs  

Therapy Den provides a nation wide listing of diverse therapists who provide both in-network and out-of-network services

Open Path Collective  provides a nation wide listing of therapists providing low cost services for individuals or couples of various backgrounds  

Mental Health and Other Resources in your community can be found by calling: 2-1-1

Emergency Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741

California Warmline: 855-845-7415

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Trevor Project (LGBTQ Youth Lifeline): 1-866- 488-7386 or Text “START” to 6786

National Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860

National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453

In case of EMERGENCY, dial: 9-1-1

I hope that these trusted referrals will help you create the life that you find most fulfilling and valuable. If you would like to work with me in the future, feel free to check back in the next few weeks to inquire about openings!