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Meet our Therapists

Candor Psychotherapy

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Sheena M. Turner-August, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT# 51087

Dr. Sheena Turner-August is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology.  While she specializes in working with teens, her other areas of expertise include addiction and/or co-occurring disorders, trauma, loss and working with members of the LGBTQIA Community. In addition, she works with young adults in phase of life transitions and all individuals struggling with depression and anxiety.

As a tenured professor in the Psychology Department at Las Positas Community College Dr. Turner-August enjoys teaching in the classroom and encouraging students to find their voice and platforms of advocacy. She is passionate about social justice, and believes that it is important to facilitate this, not only in the classroom, but also in all areas of her clinical work.

In addition to continuing to conduct research, consult on the development of mental health programs and course development as well as serve as the Mental Health Coordinator for Las Positas College, Dr. Turner-August recently joined with a partner to open a nonprofit in Tracy to offer low-cost mental health services to the local community.  Additional information about her nonprofit can be found at atozpsychotherapy.org.

(209) 666-1003

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Tania Cisneros-Ventura

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT# 109684

I am a bilingual, bicultural Latina therapist experienced in working with diverse communities. I have experience working with children, individuals, couples and groups to address trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. Life is not easy. We have all faced challenges and circumstances that have profound effects on our sense of self. Trauma and pain deny us access to hear our own voice. Unresolved grief, pain, anger, shame, guilt or emotional neglect silence our voices. I offer you a safe, supportive and challenging environment that will allow you to explore and grow in your areas of need and reclaim your voice.

Yo soy una terapeuta Latina, bilingüe y bicultural con experiencia en trabajar con comunidades diversas. He trabajado con niños, individuos, parejas y grupos, abordando temas como el trauma, ansiedad, depresión y otras condiciones de salud mental. La vida no es fácil; todos hemos enfrentado desafíos y circunstancias que afectan profundamente nuestro ser.

El trauma y dolor nos niegan el acceso de escuchar nuestra propia voz. Los traumas, la ira, la vergüenza, el remordimiento y la negligencia emocional silencian nuestras voces. Permítame apoyarle en su jornada personal para reclamar su voz. Le ofrezco un entorno seguro y apoyo incondicional, el cual le permitirá explorar y crecer en sus áreas de necesidad.

(209) 637-0555

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Nancy Sahrling

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT# 121809

Hi! I'm Nancy Sahrling. I'm a wife, mom, nature lover, fitness enthusiast, and very amateur chef. I'm also a Marriage and Family Therapist and private practice owner in Tracy, CA, affiliated with the group Candor Psychotherapy. I love being in private practice because I can focus on what matters most to me. Right now, that is being available for my family and guiding people just like you down a path of hope, healing, and understanding, ensuring you'll have the resources to heal and live a life you love.

What qualifies me to do this work? I have over six years of experience working with pre-teens, teens, adults, and couples, working through all types of issues. Since starting my practice, I've narrowed down the issues I'm most passionate about: anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and identity exploration, and if desired, we can do therapy from a Christian Counseling perspective.

When we work together, you'll finally find the tools you need to live your best life. It really is possible. You can have mental health and healing, no matter what you've experienced or where you're at now. If you or a loved one is struggling to cope with any of the issues listed above, or are just interested in learning more, please don't hesitate to contact me today. I look forward to starting this journey with you soon.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6+ Years

  • License: California / 121809

  • School: Western Seminary, San Jose

  • Year Graduated: 2016

 

Additional Credentials

  • Certificates: Brainspotting Phase 1 & 2 - Pacific Trauma Center, Certificate Date: 2020

 

408-659-0393

Patricia (Pati) Graves

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

AMFT# 134066

I have been interested in working with children, adolescents, and young adults for most of my life. Helping them to improve their self-esteem, self-worth, and self-love.  My training has focused on working with adolescents and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, social isolation/social anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, autism, ADHD, suicidality, LGBTQIA+ identity and stress/anger. My approach to therapy is relational client centered. I use CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, art therapy, play therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and I actively work with my clients to select the approach that is a good fit for them. I have a relaxed-humorous yet direct approach to working with clients.

 

For 2 decades I have been working with sexual assault victims through different organizations in the bay area. Most recently, I have become a Certified Rape Crisis Counselor. While I have specialized in working with sexual assault/abuse survivors, I have counseled clients with different types of trauma. Helping clients to process trauma & create new coping techniques.

 

My goal is to help instill self-empowerment & confidence in clients decision making & in their own intuition. I believe in promoting & nurturing resiliency in youth. I believe to do this you must become a trusted ally with youth and let them lead in the therapeutic process. I look forward to working with you as you begin your journey towards empowerment.

(510) 606-3020

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Torey Collins

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW# 119198

Therapy can mean many things to many people. I am here to help you discover what it means to you. I have over 5 years of experience with individuals experiencing depression and/or anxiety, as well as those who have experienced significant trauma. In these times, day-to-day living can pose more than a few challenges. I also have multiple years of experiences working with clients to find their stride as they struggle with work-life balance and/ or relational issues. Using a non-direct, client-centered approach, I work alongside each of my clients as you take this journey at your own pace.

Through talk therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, I hope to empower you to see the light at the end of the tunnel using tools you’ve had all along. Together, we will work to unlock your tool box and guide you to a place of peace and understanding.

I have over 10 years of experience working with children and look to provide a safe and calming space for them through play therapy. If challenging behavior has become the focal point of your child’s school experience, I am here to support you and your child through this challenging time. I look forward to supporting you on your path to resilience.

925-290-7454

Natasha Kennard

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist &

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor 

AMFT#141258

APCC # 14427

My name is Natasha Kennard and I am an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT) and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC). With a master's degree in clinical psychology, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate mental health support. I believe in a client centered approach, tailoring techniques to help you achieve your unique needs & goals through self-discovery & personal growth. I work with individuals, students, professionals, couples, & families at all ages and stages. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, stress management, & relationship counseling. 

 

I am passionate about helping clients build resilience, improve their emotional well-being, & enhance their relationships. Through evidence based practices, we will collaboratively explore the challenges you are facing & develop practical strategies to overcome them. My aim is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can share, heal, & transform. 

 

Choosing a therapist is a significant decision & I am here to support you every step of the way. If you are ready to embark on a path of self-discovery, healing, and growth, I invite you to reach out so that I can be a partner in your journey towards change. Contact me today to book your first session.

209-986-5016 

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Guadalupe B. Solorio Lopez

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

AMFT#132158

If you're longing for deeper joy, intentionality, purpose, and wholeness in your life, today is a good day to begin. It can be difficult to prioritize yourself while trying to survive life stressors on the day to day basis but disregarding them could have longer lasting consequences for you and those that love you the most.

I enjoy working with children, individuals and families who are experiencing challenges: life transitions, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. As a therapist, I celebrate growth, healing and healthy relationships and I am hopeful that if you seek change, change will happen!

209-767-7392

Yolanda Bolden

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

AMFT#127041

My name is Yolanda Bolden and I am an Associate Marriage Family Therapist (AMFT). I graduated from Holy Names University where I earned my Bachelor’s and Master's Degree in Psychology.  In addition to working at A to Z Psychotherapy, I am also a Behavioral Health Clinician with Alameda County Health Care Services.  

I have over 25 years of experience working with children, young women and young adults in the Christian Community as a bible study teacher, and group facilitator. Over the last 10 years, I have worked with survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and the reentry population. I have experience working as a therapist in jail settings, middle and high school settings and community-based programs. My experience includes working with anxiety, trauma, grief and depression. My approach to change is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and I believe that creating a narrative with clients is important.  At the crux of my work I believe that “Changing the way we think, changes our behavior.”

925-526-5532

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