Our Therapists

The partners you need to live empowered and connected.

Our team of compassionate therapists are here to help you feel seen, heard, and validated. We work with you to build a strong connection, so you feel safe to fully speak your truth.

We understand it takes time to find the right therapist that you feel comfortable with. And it takes a lot of courage! 

That’s why we do everything we can to help you get to know us a bit more. 

Melissa Antoun Therapist

Melissa Antoun MA LMFT

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My name is Melissa Antoun LMFT (She, Her, Ella) and I have been guiding individuals, teens and couples through trauma within a muti-cultural, liberatory lens for the past 6 years. My specialities include multicultural, first-generation, couples, male-identified, domestic violence survivors, and adolescents. My approach towards healing is relational, collaborative and non-judgemental and supports self-inquiry, emotional expression, self-acceptance and radical self-compassion. I provide bilingual services (English/Spanish). 

Marissa Whorton Therapist

Marissa Whorton MA AMFT

My name is Marissa Whorton and I’ve been helping individuals understand how their past experiences are shaping the present moment. I am passionate about creating a space for clients to acknowledge their strengths, while taking steps to bring courage and confidence back into their life. My approach incorporates Internal Family Systems, Somatic therapy, and guided visualizations to process emotions in the here and now.

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Cristina de Ocampo MA AMFT

My name is Cristina de Ocampo. I have been an AMFT since Fall 2021. My approach to working with patients is centered around compassion, empathy and collaboration through a lens of intergenerational and racial trauma, immigrant experience, and acculturation. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, adjusting to a life transition, or seeking the opportunity to deepen your relationship with yourself, I believe therapy can be beneficial to all humans at any stage in life.

Wendy Taylor Therapist

Wendy Taylor MA AMFT

My name is Wendy Taylor. I graduated from The California Institute of Integral Studies with a Masters  in Integrative Therapy. I have been working as an AMFT therapist for 3 years. I am in my third year working at California Pacific Medical Center, and started my second year at Soul Centric Counseling Center. My specialties include Mindfulness, CBT, IFS, Somatic Experiencing. I work with couples, teens, eating disorders, childhood trauma. 

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Desiree Botelho MA AMFT

My name is Desiree Botelho and I've been supporting children, adults, and couples on their healing journeys for two years. I have experience working in community based mental health and within the K-12 school system. My specialities include working with young adults, depression, anxiety, and navigating life transitions. I have completed Level 2 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy professional training, which supports my therapeutic work with couples.

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Karla Amanda Brown, MA

CA LMFT #103907

Karla is a Silicon Valley located psychotherapist. She is the Founder & CEO of Soul Centric Counseling Center as well as Soul Centric Collective, an organization dedicated to promoting group psychotherapy around the world.

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