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Jennifer Flood is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She specializes in helping individuals reach their goals whether it be optimizing a relationship, a career change, managing grief, or just feeling better overall. Jennifer also works with couples and families, and she is happy to adjust her therapeutic approach to match the needs of her clients and meet them wherever they are at.

In addition to providing direct therapy, Jen supervises a team of licensed and pre-licensed clinicians.  Jen takes pride in supporting a diverse team that represents the community we serve. 

Before starting her own practice, Jennifer worked as a clinical director for a community-based healthcare service provider, where she oversaw multiple programs providing mental health services to youth and young adults. She also worked in higher education, counseling undergraduate and graduate students focusing on managing life transitions, navigating relationship difficulties, and providing career counseling. Jennifer also spent almost two years managing an outpatient program that focused on working with clients diagnosed with autism and other related behavioral disorders like ADHD. In addition, Jennifer has expertise working with individuals facing addiction, anger issues, domestic violence, and trauma.

Jennifer earned her bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition from the University of California, Davis, and has master’s degrees in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco and forensic psychology from California State University, San Francisco.

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Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Our lives are a complex weave of stories. There are the tales we tell about ourselves, about the world, and about others, but there also exist the stories that we’re born into and the ones the world, and others, tell us about ourselves. These stories have immense power, they influence everything we do, we say, we think, and feel; so it’s important that we ask ourselves a few questions:

  • What are my stories and where do they come from?

  • How do they impact me?

  • How has my story changed over time?

  • And where do I want my story to go?

My name is Sam and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.  My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space in which we explore your story together as fellow adventurers.  I approach the therapeutic process from an eclectic lens, but I mainly focus on narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and family systems therapy.  I work with individuals, couples, and families and am comfortable with all issues.

I look forward to working with you!


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Cristeta is passionate about creating a nonjudgmental and supportive environment for clients and looks to serve as a reliable resource for them while they heal from current and past crises. She enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds and has experience working around trauma and crisis, relationships, multiculturalism and identity, career and academic concerns, homelessness, substance use, and self-esteem issues.

Cristeta approaches therapy through a trauma-informed and multicultural lens. Some of the many approaches she utilizes are client-centered, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment. Cristeta respects and has deep appreciation for clients who invite her into their lives allowing her to witness their truth; whether it be working through past traumas that inform their current perspectives, the ongoing struggles with racism, colonialism, and prejudice or the hopes and dreams they continue to cultivate despite all of life’s challenges.

Cristeta completed her Masters in Counseling at St. Mary’s College of California. Before joining Jennifer’s team, Cristeta completed an internship at Contra Costa County Health Services, where she worked with homeless clients and provided in-home therapy to clients in the permanent supportive housing program. 

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Associate Clinical Social Worker

“I have always desired to see others experience healthy relationships, and I find joy in being a part of their process towards hope and healing.”

Brent McCloud is an Associate Clinical Social Worker. Brent completed his Masters in Social Work from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with an emphasis in child and family well-being.

Brent specializes in helping couples, individuals and families reach their goals, especially when facing a variety of challenges. Whether facing marital or relational crisis, addiction, depression, anxiety or past disappointment, there is opportunity in every obstacle. Brent’s counseling style is direct, supportive and attachment-centered. Brent’s goal is to provide hope and help in life’s hardest places. Brent provides Christian counseling, as requested, per client.

Before providing therapy, Brent worked as a child protective social worker for 3 years. Brent also spent almost two years managing a clinical case management program at the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club.

A devoted LA Charger fan, Brent enjoys playing basketball, hiking, and jogging along the beach shore. He is always happy when listening to Gospel or Rhythm & Blues music.


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

Life is a journey where we encounter many transitions such as marriage, parenthood, divorce, career changes and loss. Change may cause anxiety and ambiguity; however, it is also an opportunity for personal growth. As a clinician, I am a caring, client-centered partner. I support my clients in identifying their strengths and apply my professional training to help them work through life’s challenges. If you are ready for change and want to pursue a more positive life course, please contact me for an appointment.

I am a trauma-informed clinician who is passionate about working with clients to improve their personal relationships, by helping them establish appropriate boundaries and moving clients from co-dependency to healthy intra-dependent relationships. I also have professional experience treating anxiety, depression, Post-Partum Depression, low self-esteem, childhood trauma and domestic violence.

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), The Gottman Method, and I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients process and heal from trauma.  

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Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

“We help people when we see them as weak. We fix people when we see them as broken. But we serve people when we see them as valuable.” -John C. Maxwell 

Justine Hoff has been in the mental health/helping field for over 9 years. She has experience working with clients ages 2 to 62, couples, families, and coordinating care with social workers, foster care, CPS, schools, and other behavioral supports. Justine’s passion is integrating psychology and theology, and she is able to use this approach with her clients for a holistic approach to mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

Justine earned her B.A. from Azusa Pacific University and her M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy from Western Seminary in Sacramento. She is the mother of two small children and lives in northern California. Justine provides Christian-integrated counseling (Evangelical/Eastern Orthodox) or spiritual counseling upon request.

“No matter how many waves rise up in your soul, always flee to Christ. The Savior will come to help and will calm the waves. Believe that the Lord has providentially arranged your life for our healing; do not reject it and do not seek bodily rest and imagined peace. It is necessary rather to be shaken and endure much.” -St. Leo


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Lesley Ludwig supports and improves the emotional, social, physical, and mental health of individuals, families, couples, and groups across their lifespan. She operates from a strength-based and trauma-informed perspective and believes that all individuals deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion. Lesley’s experience began as an elementary and middle school teacher and Special Education teacher helping students and families navigate the educational system while supporting their social emotional and academic needs. Lesley works with individuals from all walks of life who have experienced acute and chronic stress, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic disorder, substance abuse and addictions, grief and loss, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD, eating related disorders, parenting skills, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, developmental/cognitive challenges, those on the autism spectrum, and those exploring their sexual identity and identifying as being part of the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, Lesley is trained in brainspotting and offers that modality of therapy.

Lesley has master’s degrees in Education with an emphasis in Special Education, and Counseling Psychology-emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling and Depth Psychology.

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Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

“No matter your position, circumstances, or opportunities in life, you always have the freedom of mind to choose how you experience, interpret, and, ultimately, shape your world.” ― Brendon Burchard
Ever since I can remember, I wanted to save the world, even if it meant only one person. I soon realized it was not about saving per se, but creating an empathic, accepting, and collaborative space for individuals to be their authentic selves as they grapple with the various facets of the human condition.
Fundamentally, I believe in your worth, your capacity, and that you are the expert on you. I strive to provide an authentic therapeutic experience for you to be known, seen, heard, while bringing about motivation and freedom to enact real and lasting change.
I am a trauma-informed clinician that has worked with individuals who have experienced anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, grief and loss, substance use and addiction, domestic violence, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD, ADHD), and parenting and co-parenting.
My educational background includes a master’s degree from William Jessup University in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. I have additional training in Addiction Treatment and Prevention Services, Alternatives for Families-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Parent-Child Care.


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Austin is passionate about meeting people where they are, and helping them process their concerns, fears, and experiences no matter how painful. He provides a confidential and relaxed environment for clients, and aims to serve as a cornerstone throughout the process of client healing and transformation. Austin enjoys working with clients that bring a diversity of experiences to the therapeutic space. He has experience working with victims of abuse, clients that self-harm, clients that operate within toxic family systems, and clients that identify as autistic.
Approaches that Austin uses are cognitive behavior therapy, person-centered therapy (Adlerian), motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-focused CBT, and brainspotting.
Austin’s thesis was titled “ACE Relationship to PTSD, Somatic Symptomatology, and Disability,” providing an example of how Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) could be used with a clients suffering from traumatology and somatic issues. Austin is informed by multiple theoretical orientations, yet practices from a foundation rooted in behavioristic and humanistic understanding.

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Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes that can make life challenging. As your therapist I will walk alongside you and honor where you are at in your journey. I will create a safe space for you to search for meaning and understanding as you navigate life. I enjoy creating meaningful connections with my clients. I am passionate about supporting my clients in exploring and processing all things that come with being human, developing insight and awareness, identifying beliefs, stories, or patterns that are not serving you, healing from emotional wounds/trauma, increasing self-love and self-compassion, finding concrete solutions to change, teaching positive coping skills, and building resiliency and empowerment. My intention will be to serve as your guide in reaching your own destination and goals. 

I take a holistic approach to therapy, honoring mind, body, and soul. I am trauma-informed and use a culturally sensitive lens. I practice through various modalities and work with my clients to find the approach that fits them best based on their individual needs. 

I have 10 years of experience working with kids, teens, adolescents, and adults who have struggled with life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, ADHD, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and self-esteem/self worth; or who solely want to work on self-development and improving their well-being.


Billing and Administrative Assistant

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible.” – Christopher Reeve 

Every theater performance has actors or dancers you see on stage but there are those who work behind the scenes to make sure the audience has the ultimate experience. JC uses this philosophy as a Billing and Administrative Assistant to support Jennifer L. Flood, LMFT, LPCC and her amazing team of therapists.  

She does not work directly with our clients but supports our team behind the scenes handling any administrative duties and managing our health insurance billing. From the moment a client inquires, throughout their journey with us, JC’s goal is to make sure they have a great experience.  Our clients typically have a lot on their minds, and she does what she can from behind the scenes to make things as easy as possible.  

JC has extensive experience handling health insurance claims and managing the medical billing process. She understands how difficult it may be to navigate how health insurance benefits work and is here to ease any concerns. She truly cares about our client’s overall experience so please reach out if you have any health insurance questions or concerns.  

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