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Therapists

Sheena M. Turner-August, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

MFC 51087

DrTurnerAugust@gmail.com

CandorPsychotherapy@gmail.com

 

Office Phone: (209) 666-1003

Office Fax: (209) 597-5551

cisnerost.mft@gmail.com

Phone: (209) 637-0555

Tania Cisneros, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I’m therapist Tania Cisneros-Ventura. 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 denies us access to hear our own voice. Unresolved grief, pain, anger, shame, guilt or emotional neglect silence our voices. Allow me to support you in your personal journey of reclaiming your voice and freeing your authentic self. I offer you a safe, supportive and challenging environment that will allow you to explore and grow in your areas of need. I strive to empower you to reach your full potential.

 

Years in Practice: 5 years 

School: Notre Dame de Namur University 

Year Graduated: 2007

License #109684

Membership: CAMFT

Certified in Opening Doors Parenting Curriculum 

Certified in ACT Against Violence Parenting Curriculum 

 

Specialties: 

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Grief 

  • Depression 

  • Anxiety

 

 

Issues

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression 

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Violence

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Immigration, Acculturation and Bicultural Issues

  • Infidelity 

  • Parenting 

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem 

  • Stress

Maria Rodriguez, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Many things are easier said than done in life. Especially, when you are in your process of healing after a loss, suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, or having relational challenges. I am passionate about promoting growth, personal insight, and confidence as our inner self is where the core of our strength lies. As a bi-cultural and bilingual (Spanish) therapist I practice a holistic approach with the diverse population I serve.

I have over 15 years experience serving at risk children and families in educational settings and community mental health/social service settings. My expertise is in working with adolescents and caregivers experiencing instability. I am additionally knowledgeable about public educational systems and strategies in working in partnership with educators.

I introduce a variety of approaches in therapy based on the individual needs of each person as I recognize and appreciate that no two people are the same. Some approaches used: mindfulness, solution focused, self/perspective awareness, and strength based. My style in working with people is consistently transparent, compassionate, yet straight forward.

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 maria_pcc17@yahoo.com

Phone: (209) 666-1003

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Claudia Diaz, Marriage and Family Therapist

I am a bilingual ( Spanish / English ) licensed Marriage and Family Therapist ( LMFT ) specializing in working with teens and families. I have experience in working with at risk youth in different aspects of their lives. I also am experienced in working with children, individuals, couples, and teaching groups. I work with individuals that have had trauma mood disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, loss, and any aspects of life that may have brought challenges or are currently challenging to their day to day life. I also work with couples and families that may need family interventions to support with life changes and challenges.

I have been practicing for 7 years and enjoy what I do. I am here as a support and provide a safe and non judgmental atmosphere for individuals and families, building upon their strengths to achieve goals.

claudiadiaz4@yahoo.com

(209) 407- 4199

Agitu (aka - Aga) Ruda, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

We all have life stressors but also have the inner strength to overcome life’s difficulties. The focus of my practice is to partner and tap into your strength, to empower you by providing the necessary tools and coping skills to help you build resilience and facilitate positive change. My style is warm, gentle, and encouraging. I am compassionate and non-judgmental.

I have over 10 years of experience working with diverse populations, including children and their families, foster youth, the elderly, immigrants, and refugees. I believe in the mind-body connection and will incorporate that connection into my approach as we explore issues and opportunities together. I am trilingual and speak Oromo, Amharic, and English.

I can work with you on general life stressors, adolescent issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, and loss, as well as trauma-related forced displacement and migration. Working through these experiences to build strength and stability in daily life so that you can find fulfillment. Together, we can work towards achieving these goals.

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ruche9794@gmail.com

(925)-732-6075

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Torey Collins, Associate Social Worker

 

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 working with diverse populations. I have experience working with individuals experiencing depression and/or anxiety, as well those who have experienced significant trauma. In these times, day-to-day living can pose more than a few challenges.  I 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 walk alongside each of my clients as you take this journey at your own pace. Through talk therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 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 am honored to be considered during this time in your life and look forward to supporting you on your path to resilience.

Tiffannie Montaque-Jenkins, Associate Social Worker

 

My name is Tiffannie Montaque-Jenkins and I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work from California State University, East Bay. I have experience working with children, teenagers, young adults, adults, and couples. I specialize in working with individuals that may have experienced trauma, phases of life changes, depression, anxiety and/or grief and are looking to increase positive coping skills in order to grow from these experiences.

 

I have been a helping professional for over 13 years. I believe in working from a strengths-based perspective, understanding that our situations do not take away the strength and power we all hold inside. At times it may be difficult to see our strengths as it may feel as though the clouds continually block the sun from shining through on us.  I believe that we all need help getting over that hump. It is my goal to support my clients in obtaining the tools and skills they desire to effectively promote one's happiness and peace while helping clients achieve their goals. No matter the journey, each process starts with the person in the mirror!

 

I look forward to working with you. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have regarding beginning your therapy journey.

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