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JENNIFER L. FLOOD, LMFT, LPCC

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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OUR TEAM

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SAM RICH

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!

CRISTETA RILLERA

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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BRENT MCCLOUD

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.

RHEBA ESTANTE

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

"The most important story you will ever write is your own."

Rheba Estante is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APPC).  Her passion is to help individuals and families navigate transitions and/or overcome challenges impacting quality of life. Rheba’s work is solutions-oriented and focused on (1) individuals struggling with adjustments to sudden or milestone life changes, (2) families raising children with ADHD needing support in resolving concerns and strengthening positive relationships at home, and (3) family therapy for adult children and parents experiencing inter-generational cultural dissonance, especially connected to life transitions.


Rheba’s therapy style is based in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed counseling and Narrative Therapy. My approach is structured and evidence-based with an emphasis on understanding patterns and monitoring progress.


Rheba’s practice reflects her multicultural life experiences. Adapting to new environments and situations have been a constant theme from Rheba’s childhood: She was born overseas, lived spent her childhood in a bilingual (English-French) country far from her birthplace, and then arrived in the United States as an immigrant for a second time in adulthood.

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MICHELE VILLARREAL

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.  

JUSTINE HOFF

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

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LESLEY LUDWIG

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.


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

CHRISTINA OWEN

Billing and Administrative Assistant

I work firsthand with Jennifer L Flood, LMFT, LPCC and her team of therapists. I have been fortunate enough to dedicate my time and efforts to working with this team and I wouldn’t have it any other way! This team cares for their guests who are interested in taking that big step forward in making a difficult situation – better! I say guests because client says “work” and guests are welcome. We as individuals want comfort and that is our goal!

Even though I am not in the room or involved with the hardships that are discussed, I sit on the outskirts where I am here to help with the confusing side of insurance. I follow through on billing your insurance company after the behavioral health services have taken place. If you need support with any insurance concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have. I am happy to provide an answer during your time that you’re with Jennifer L Flood, LMFT, LPCC’s private practice!

Thank you for sharing your time with us!

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