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Learn more about the staffs history and personal interests.

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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. Jen also provides consulting to therapists seeking to start or grow their private practice. She also specializes in providing therapy to other mental health providers.

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Get to Know the Rest of the Team

Sam Rich

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!

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Amanda Rodrigue-Frasier

Amanda Rodrigue-Frasier

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.

Andreina Cheema

Andreina Cheema

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

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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 11 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.

I also provide ketamine integration psychotherapy in group and individual therapy settings 

to individuals undergoing ketamine therapy for treatment resistant anxiety, depression, PTSD, and chronic pain. 

Megan Mccolley

Megan Mccolley

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Megan is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist experienced in working with adolescences, teens, children, adults, and families. Her experience encompasses work within Placer and Sacramento County, multiple schools, and non profits. Her mission is to empower, strengthen, and provide her clients with hope through difficult seasons in their lives.


Her strength-based approach allows her to highlight her clients' strengths while supporting them through the difficult trials in life. Whether you are looking for therapy for yourself or a loved one, together, she will walk with you through a collaborative and therapeutic approach. 

Jake De La Hoya

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Jake’s CBT/Solution Focused style is interactive and fun while honoring his client’s relationships, helping them discover what is truly needed from these relationships and inspiring them to live authentically. His main therapeutic focus is increasing awareness of environments and everyday situations, opening one’s perception of life choices, and intensifying feelings of empowerment and liberation. In addition to this, Jake comes from a strengths-based lens/client-centered approach when navigating the clients therapeutic journey.


Jake worked for several years in community mental health and is trained in trauma-focused CBT and 7Challenges AOD counseling. He is a recent University of San Francisco graduate with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and earned his bachelor's degree in social work at Sacramento State University. Recently, Jake has been serving Capital Star CSET for CSEC program as a clinician and had years prior serving the LGBTQIA community at The Gender Health Center. Jake has a passion to serve clients from a wide variety of various different socioeconomic backgrounds, and specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and LGBTQIA related issues.


A San Diego native, Jake is now a proud Sacramentan. He enjoys eating at local restaurants with friends, going pop music concerts (Britney Spears is his idol!) and traveling with his husband (his favorite destination so far is Maui).

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Jessie Bains

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself in this moment. May I give myself the compassion I need.” -Kristen Neff


Suffering in this life is inevitable. The emotions we feel are all a part of the human experience, and they all serve a purpose. We may not always be able to escape those uncomfortable emotions, but we can get to a point where we are able to effectively process through them, and control our responses and behaviors moving forward. 


I am passionate about helping my clients overcome their mental health struggles with compassion centered, holistic, and evidence-based approaches. I provide a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental environment. I generally utilize mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help my clients manage anxiety and depression symptoms. My client-centered approach tends to cater to each unique individual needs, incorporating a variety of different modalities that make the most sense for each person. 


I am trauma-informed and have worked with clients of all ages, cultures, sexual orientations, genders, religious and ethnical backgrounds. The clients I have supported in the past include those who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, PTSD, personality disorders, autism disorders, childhood trauma, grief and loss, LGBTQ related issues, suicidal ideation, self-harm, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), substance abuse, low self-esteem, and those who experience generalized anxiety and/or depression. 


I am aware of how difficult it can be to reach out for help. Taking this first step is something to be very proud of. I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey. I am here to support and guide, it is you who will be doing the courageous work to better your life.

Jessie Bains
Erin Summers

Erin Somers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

"“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”

--Paulo Cuehlo

I believe healing begins when individuals look inwards and take a holistic approach to their own well-being. Stripping away what does not work and helping clients establish healthy boundaries in relationships that will bring them more joy and fulfillment is a primary goal in my approach with clients.

I have over 12 years of experience serving children and families of various backgrounds and within multiple systems of care. I have worked with vulnerable populations my entire career, including foster youth, acute mentally ill adults, adults and children with generational trauma, attachment issues, and grief/loss. In addition, I enjoy working with adolescents and LGBTQIA populations. 

My treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention Therapy. I have expertise in working with clients experiencing disordered eating, challenges with body image and self-esteem, depression and anxiety, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.  

My trauma-informed approach focuses on how resilience and building up your systems of support enables clients/families to heal together and within their natural environments. My hope is to provide a safe, warm space for clients to feel supported with compassion and empathy. 

A little about me:  I love spending time outdoors with my family and being out in nature. I have a passion for fitness and believe true wellness is connected to your physical and mental health combined. I love traveling and experiencing new places/cultures and connecting with good friends over food."

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Lindsay Eccles

Lindsay Eccles

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

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“Life is both amazing and terrible….The inconvenient truth is that almost everything that makes our life rich, full, and meaningful comes with a painful downside.”- Russ Harris


While we can’t avoid the painful downside of life, seeking support as we go through challenging life experiences can strengthen our resilience and resolve. It can help us learn to utilize our natural strengths and live according to our core values. It can help change patterns and remove barriers that prevent us from enjoying the rich, full, and meaningful life that we all seek. 


My name is Lindsay and I’m a strengths-based counselor that specializes in helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Family Systems, among others. I am in process of becoming certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), for couples. I also provide Christian-based counseling, as requested, per client. I learned Spanish as a second language as a young adult and am currently proficient. 


As a therapist, I have supported clients experiencing anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), chronic illness, co-parenting challenges, depression, divorce/separation (and impact on children), lack of goals or direction in life, life and career transitions, low self-esteem, marital and family relationship distress, parenting challenges, substance use, suicidal ideation, trauma, and several clients with dual diagnoses. 


Before switching careers, I worked for more than a decade with children and adolescents with developmental delays and disabilities, and their parents. Prior to that, I worked in community outreach programs providing education and support to families with children with chronic health issues. My education includes a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with emphasis in Clinical Counseling, and bachelor’s degrees in Communicative Disorders, and Marriage, Family, Human Development. 


There’s something special about the alliance between client and therapist that produces momentum towards hope, healing, and positive change. I look forward to working with you.

Mikara Dorsey

Mikara Dorsey

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults. I recognize the importance of tailoring therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs and believe that each person has their own set of strengths. My goal is to foster personal growth and resilience in each individual.

I have experience supporting clients with many different needs such as anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, life transitions, self-harm, and trauma. I take a holistic and dynamic approach working through the lenses of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). In addition to my over 8 years working with children and teens, I have also dedicated many years with the non-profit: Klaas Kids Foundation for Missing and Exploited Children. Working in this capacity has allowed me to develop a holistic understanding of the various factors that impact the lives of children and families. 

My educational background includes a master's degree in Counseling from Sacramento State with a specialization in Marriage, Couples, Family, and Child therapy."

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Ellie Mezger

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Life is a whirlwind. We often find ourselves going through the motions of everyday craziness and it's easy to lose sight of where we are headed. I aim to help clients explore their hopes and dreams for the future and take back the reins on their life journey. As someone who made a big career change from engineering to counseling, I understand grappling with our purpose in life and struggling to make choices for ourselves rather than for other people. I believe there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to this process as we are all so incredibly unique, and I work to tailor my counseling skills for each client’s individual needs. I utilize strength-based and client-centered techniques to help folks find ways to better navigate problems and cultivate change, big or small, in their everyday lives. I approach my work with a deep level of empathy and compassion, and believe my clients are the true experts on their lives. 


I received my masters degree in counseling from Sacramento State in May 2023 and have experience working at the counseling center on my school campus as well as experience in community-based care with individuals with severe mental health challenges. I have worked with adults, teens, couples, and families regarding grief and loss, work-related stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, and more.

Melaie Ivanov

Melanie Ivanov

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Hi there!  I am Melanie. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and I am also a wife, a mother to 1 kiddo and 2 dogs. I have training and experience with domestic violence, cross-cultural marriages and relationships, parenting a bicultural child, and being in a military family.


After overcoming traumas of my own, I developed a passion to help others do the same by supporting and meeting them with empathy and unbiased feedback. My approach in therapy is to share my fluid and organic perspective in order to relate to people and allow that authenticity to create a state of serenity with my clients. 


Life is full of challenges; I strive to meet my clients with empowerment and encouragement in order to help them navigate through those obstacles together. I would be honored to partner with you on your journey through life.

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Melissa Cachopo
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Melissa Cachopo

License Marriage and Family Therapist

It is hard to be happy without a life worth living. All lives are worth living. No life is not worth living. But what is important is that you experience your life as worth living—one that is satisfying to you, and one that brings happiness for you.”― Marsha M. Linehan. The goal in sharing this quote is to help you see that your worth isn’t dependent on accomplishments or successes in life. As human beings we desire connection, relationships, love, and belonging. As your therapist I plan to work together as a team to assist and guide you in reaching your goals. By creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment we can work together to explore your needs. I take a person-centered approach to therapy, where clients are the most knowledgeable in their own lives. By offering a warm and empathetic space to grow, I focus on mindfulness, to support new healthier and safer ways of coping. By utilizing a Humanistic approach, I connect with clients where they are at. By using multiple types of modalities in therapy, it allows for collaboration to create space for clients to flourish and reach their goals.

During these past 9 years of working in the mental health field, I have worked in a variety of settings, helping clients from all backgrounds. I enjoy walking clients through self-exploration, providing a path for clients to enhance their lives. Through my own self-discovery and working with diverse populations, such the LGBTQ+ community, athletes, Veterans, along with people struggling with addiction. I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families who struggle with depression, anxiety, or mood disorders. To help people cope with challenging life transitions, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and/or low self-confidence, I teach coping skills to assist clients with their healing journey. Putting oneself first to improve upon one’s overall wellness aides in clients creating a life they see worth living.

​​Mackenzie Martinelli

Associate Clinical Social Worker

I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I believe in meeting the client where they are with a strengths-based and client-centered approach. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions freely. I am passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges with resilience and clarity.

I have supported clients with Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Sexual Trauma, Domestic Violence, Depression, Relational Matters, low self-esteem, and other life-stressors. Additionally, I am a certified sexual assault and domestic violence counselor. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client/Person Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness and others. I am also open and able to provide Christian-based therapy services as needed.

Beyond therapy I enjoy playing softball, spending time with my family, and serving my community. I believe that finding and doing things you love helps with mental health and healing.  I am committed to creating a collaborative and compassionate space where you can feel heard and empowered to make positive changes in your life. 

Let's take the first step together!

Mackenzie Martinelli
Melissa Dillon

Melissa Dillon

Billing & Administrative Assistant 

Melissa is a highly experienced medical billing and administration professional of over 25 years. Her experience encompasses a large range of specialty clinicians, facilities, labs, therapy, vision, and dental. She does not work directly with clients but she supports our team behind the scenes by handling any administrative duties and managing insurance billing.

The understanding of how to help individuals with their insurance needs is part of her long-term expertise. Her strengths shine when she's dealing with difficult insurances and getting them to pay claims correctly and timely. With a positive attitude, she prides herself on her work ethic and wide range of experience in the medical field. 

*Fun fact! - She’s a huge dog lover and has a very small little boy named Max, a fun-sized Chiweenie. In her spare time, Melissa and her nieces like to get together and cook new recipes that they randomly find on Pinterest or one of their favorite cooking/baking shows.

“I’ve learned tha people will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


- Maya Angelou

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Nazanin “Naz” Anosheh

Billing & Administrative Assistant

Nazanin Anosheh has worked as a medical biller for a total of fifteen years. She has witnessed the ever-changing landscape of diagnosis codes, insurance billing policies, and fee schedules. With patience and understanding, she guides patients with their concerns regarding their coverage and billing questions. Always ready to help, with complete discretion and respect, she will help ease any insurance related issues that may come up. 

*Fun fact: Her hobbies include writing, cooking, gardening, and playing with her pups!

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