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PSYCHOTHERAPY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Meet Our Therapists

Alfonso Sanchez LMFT

CEO and Founder

 

Mr. Sanchez holds an MS in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles, and undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California and Chaminade University of Honolulu. Mr. Sanchez also spent a semester studying English literature at Oxford University, England.

 

He holds certifications in Older Adult Mental Health Services (Antioch University), Post Traumatic Sress Disorder (Department of Veteran Affairs, National Center for PTSD), and in Disaster Mental Health (The American Red Cross).

 

Mr. Sanchez is highly experienced in writing mental health evaluations and providing expert witness testimony on issues related to immigration, criminal defense, and personal injury. He actively seeks partnerships with outside organizations to ensure that the underserved and under-represented community benefits from shared resource and synergistic opportunities within the field of mental health.

 

He has been in practice since 2003, providing short and long-term psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families presenting with a wide range of psychological and emotional concerns, including developmental disabilities.


 

Sonia Lopez LMFT

Consultant

 

Ms. Lopez has over 13 years of experience working within residential, inpatient and outpatient settings. She has extensive experience with children, families, and adults of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, including HIV patients, and the LGBT community.

 

Having received her MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, and her BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge, Ms. Lopez believes that the therapeutic relationship is essential in the development and outcome of clinical treatment.
 

Nadia Paredes LMFT, ATR

Consultant

Mrs. Paredes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Art Therapist working with seniors in the Los Angeles area since 2011. She holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy specialized in Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University, and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Communication and Mass Media from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico.

 

She was a Research Fellow of the Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic at Loyola Marymount University.  Mrs. Paredes' main research while obtaining her Master's was natural disasters and disaster mental health. Ms. Paredes also has experience working with children and adolescents as a school counselor for 3 years, and has been involved with Save the Children and Child Friendly Spaces since 2010. 

 

Additionally, she was the Clinical Fellow for the Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic, providing mental health services to pregnant adolescents in South Los Angeles. 


 

Fanny Vazquez LMFT

Consultant

 

Ms. Vazquez received an MS in Psychology from Mount St. Mary's College Los Angeles. She has been in practice since 2003, providing psychotherapy in a variety of settings including outpatient, in-home services  community agencies, and private practice. In addition to providing clinical supervision to therapist interns, Ms. Vazquez provides a wide array of services including individual and conjoint therapy, parenting classes, and process groups.

 

She believes that psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between the therapist and the client. She combines multiple modalities specific to meet the needs of the client.

 

Ginna Garcia LMFT

Consultant

 

Ms. Garcia received her MS in Counseling Psychology from Mt. Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles, and a BA in Psychology from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills.  She has over 15 years experience providing mental health services to children in different school settings, crisis intervention to adolescents in high school settings, case management and supervision of children in foster care placements, coordinated counseling services with other health professionals at health clinics, and mental health services to adults, families and children at a family center in Hawthorne. 

 

She believes that an honest recognition of self-defeating patterns is essential to the therapeutic process. Mental health is not a state but a process.  Ms. Garcia integrates her Catholic faith into her professional practice. She strongly believes that God calls his children out of darkness and despair and into the light and He uses therapy as a vehicle.

Hilda Henriquez LMFT

Consultant

 

Mrs. Henriquez received her MS in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University,  Los Angeles and a BA in psychology from CalState, Los Angeles. She has over 8 years of experience providing mental health services in a variety of settings including school based, community agencies, outpatient and private practice. Ms. Henriquez uses an existential and humanistic approach in her work with individuals, couples and families.