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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.
Specialties: A licensed marriage and family therapist. Her practice includes mood and personality disorders, anxiety disorders, Marriage/Family/Relationship issues, life stages and transitions, women's issues, self-concept and esteem issues.
Eloisa Joined LPG in 2016. She has 18 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and adults. She is bilingual, providing services in English and Spanish and has experience working with diverse populations and is sensitive to concerns related to spirituality, culture, sexuality and gender.
Eloisa believes in tailoring her therapeutic approach to the specific needs of her client, drawing from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems, and Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches. She views her role as therapist as meeting the client wherever they are with their issues and then supporting them along the path towards well being.
Specialties include: Anxiety Issues, Abuse Issues, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Bipolar Issues, Chronic Illness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Infertility Issues, Depression, Marital Therapy, Men's Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Women's Issues.
Nnaemeka "Emeka" Anosike is a nurse practitioner who holds two national board certifications with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Mr. Anosike earned his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Nnaemeka has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults who have psychosocial disorders, developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. Additionally, Emeka has a basic proficiency in medical Spanish and speaks Igbo fluently.
Degrees: MSN, MPH
Ciarán earned his master’s degree in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017 from The Samuel Merritt University. He also earned a Bachelor’s of Health Science with a public health concentration in 2006 from SUNY Stonybrook. He is nationally board certified by the AANP.
After graduating Ciarán practiced Primary and urgent care in a rural outpatient clinic in Northern California. His experience in this underserved community highlighted the limited access to psychiatric mental health services that exists in many communities across the country. In turn Ciarán sub specialized in medication management of individuals diagnosed with anxiety, depression and mood disorders.
Ciarán is guided by a philosophy of holistic care of both mind and body and is committed to provide individualized and comprehensive care of his patients.
Vladlen Pogorelov, FNP-C, DNP is a doctorally prepared Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Pogorelov received his cum laude MSN/FNP from San Francisco State University and cum laude clinical doctorate (DNP) from the University of Alabama (UOP).
He is nationally certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). He has been practicing in Northern California since 2007. In addition to extensive experience in the primary care setting, he has dedicated his professional time and expertise to manage a variety of chronic and psychiatric conditions in older adults and persons with disabilities in collaboration with other physicians and specialists.
Kathleen graduated from Walden University in 2015 with a masters degree as a family nurse practitioner. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Kathleen is board certified by AANP.
Kathleen has over 20 years experience as an ICU nurse and 9 years as a ICU manager
Kathleen specializes with patients ages 18 to 60 that has Adhd, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
Thuy Nguyen is a Family Nurse Practitioner and board certified with the American Associations of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Ms. Nguyen has earned her master of science degree from the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Sacramento State University and has been a nurse for 4 years. She has worked as a RN at UC Davis Medical Center on a medical, surgical and telemetry unit. Thuy is dedicated to promoting mental health. While working as an RN at UCDMC, she worked with patients suffering from dementia, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and many more mental health illnesses that prompted her decision to pursue a career in mental health.