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Joined LPG in 2015 and is a licensed clinical psychologist who enjoys providing both neuropsychological/psychological assessments and therapy to children and adults. She believes a strong therapeutic relationship is paramount to successful treatment and she uses a combination of interpersonal and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients meet their treatment goals. It is her goal to create a safe environment where the client feels empowered and inspired to experience growth and implement changes they wish for their lives. Areas of focus include mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, anxiety, issues related to sexual orientation, and interpersonal issues.
Christina Irizarry, LMFT joined Linder Psychiatric Group in 2015. She provides individual, joint, and family therapy. Christina offers a personalized approach to treatment based on the need of the client, and has experience using CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems therapy, and Experiential therapy. Christina specializes in addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parent-child issues. Additionally, Christina has 5 years of experience with working in the field of autism. Christina provides a safe and welcoming environment; she brings a humanistic perspective that allows unconditional positive regard, empowerment, and compassion for all.
Heather Jones, LMFT joined Linder Psychiatric Group in 2015. She has over 17 years of experience; serving families and individuals since 1998. Heather uses a strength based approach to empower children, families, and individuals to overcome personal obstacles, heal, and transform their lives for the better. She focuses on equipping her clients with the tools necessary to make healthy changes in their lives. Heather offers a personalized approach to treatment that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness practices. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples in both an individual and group setting. Heather specializes in working with family dynamics, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and abuse issues. She has also had experience working with adults with psychotic disorders in a hospital setting.
Joined LPG in 2015 as a registered psychological assistant who has experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, spirituality, sexuality, and life transitions. Her practice is influenced by a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques that focus primarily on the relationship with each patient. Her approach utilizes, but is not limited to, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic. She has experience conducting psychological assessments with adults and children and has worked mostly in private practice, community mental health, and the VA.
Rebecca Mankowski is a Marriage and Family Therapist who joined LPG in 2015. She has specialized training and experience working with survivors of sexual assault, and both domestic violence survivors and offenders. Rebecca has facilitated Anger Management Group Therapy for the past three years. She also has experience working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar, and personality disorders. And as a former Peace Corps volunteer, Rebecca understands the importance of cultural sensitivity, family dynamics, and personal faith, and she incorporates this awareness into her sessions. Rebecca is also supportive of sexual and gender concerns.
Joined LPG in 2015; licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1987, Ken has provided individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults in outpatient, academic, residential, medical clinic, hospital, and correctional facilities since 1979. Ken also has taught, trained, and supervised clinicians, provided testimony before State of California legislative committees addressing needs of runaway children and their families, and provided education and training to multiple governmental bodies and community organizations as well as to the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration.
Clients and colleagues describe Ken as, “…kind and caring… gentle and thoughtful… calm, supportive, and attentive…”
Treatment Philosophy: One often enters therapy to relieve emotional suffering that has existed for several years and had painful impact upon one’s life. Sometimes therapy begins under duress, at the direction and control of family, a spouse, an employer, or a court. Whatever the impetus, therapy is a journey of telling of one’s story, discovery, healing, and setting and achieving therapeutic goals. The therapist’s role is to assist, to walk along side, not direct or lead, a client through his or her journey to achieve their desired goals.
Treatment Approach: Ken employs Client-centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, Insight, Interpersonal, and Family Systems therapies often coupled with client-appropriate psycho-education that may include biographies/novels, workbooks, and movies.
Glenn Anderson, LMFT joined LPG in 2016. He is an eclectic practitioner, tailoring his approach to the needs of the patient, but relies extensively on CBT and DBT techniques. He has experience working with individuals aged 15 and up, couples, and over 5 years’ experience working with the severely emotionally disturbed population. Mr. Anderson has experience working with diverse populations, and has completed and received a certificate for training from the office of problem gambling. Mr. Anderson is a clinical member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Since 1990 Gavin has been a licensed psychotherapist in California as a Clinical Social Worker and since 2013 a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
Gavin has over 30 years of direct services experience and therapeutic practice in social work and behavioral health. His treatment in private practice focuses on cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques. During his career, he has mentored and trained dozens of licensed and unlicensed mental health practitioners in effective best practices, in various settings. He has assisted with programs focusing on child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault response teams, and residential alcohol and drug treatment. His private practice has included a broad range of client concerns, including but not limited to: victim related treatment, anger and depression, post traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and other drug treatment, adult children of alcoholics, friends and family members of homicide and suicide victims, marriage and relationship counseling, and work place stressors.
Specialties: Anxiety, depression, and mood disorders; domestic violence; trauma and abuse related disorders;womens' issues; life-stages and transitions; interpersonal issues; communication issues; family conflict; couples issues, including pre-marital and divorce; parenting issues; stress related issues; adjustment disorders
Julie McBride is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. Julie uses Cognitive/Behavioral, Family Systems, Interpersonal, and Mindfulness approaches to support her clients in becoming empowered to overcome their obstacles and live more authentic, purposeful, and healthy lives. She has experience in both individual and group settings, and works with clients from ages 3-103. Julie is also certified in Equine Assisted Therapy, which reflects her belief that there are many different ways in therapy to overcome obstacles, but the cornerstone is a trusting relationship with the therapist.