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Jennifer Bernhoft, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Academic specialization and longterm experience in working with children, adolescents and families
  • Focus placed on identification of healthy coping strategies, self-esteem building and strengthening of communication within the family system
  • Treats anxiety, depression, and stress related to life transitions and women's issues
  • Approach is warm, enthusiastic, nonjudgemental and nurturing in order to facilitate reaching of desired goals

Jack H. Schnel, Ed.D.


  • Practicing in the South Bay for 40 years
  • Diplomate in School Psychology, certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Works with children and adolescents with learning and emotional problems
  • Consultant to numerous school districts in special education

Robert Gastelum, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

  • 32 years of experience serving adults, couples, adolescents and children
  • Specialized focus upon the family system and how to manifest the best aspects of the family
  • Focused attention to cross-cultural issues in the treatment of symptoms of anxiety and depression

Kaitlyn Hammer, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist  

  • Extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families
  • Approach is collaborative, client focused and tailored to meet the needs of individuals and families
  • Treats anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress and attachment
  • Special interest and experience in ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, parenting support, and behavioral issues in school

Andrea Lee, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Extensive experience treating trauma, depression, anxiety, and disruptive behaviors
  • Provides collaborative, client centered services through an eclectic therapeutic orientation
  • Specialized training in treating children and adolescents, trauma, and enhancing parenting skills

Erisa Preston, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

    • Extensive experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and families
    • Specialized focus on managing chronic pain and chronic illnesses, stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and trauma
    • Particular dedication to women’s health issues, including infertility and subfertility, and providing support after miscarriage and throughout infertility treatments
    • Provides holistic, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment, with an eclectic therapeutic treatment approach tailored to each individual’s needs

    Richard Vishnevsky, MFT

    Marriage & Family Therapist

    ● Experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples

    ● A wide-range of specialties including anxiety and panic, stress management, depression, behavioral issues, trauma, and relationship issues.

    ● Utilizes a strength-based, culturally competent, and person-centered approach to help clients work on meeting their individualized treatment goals.

    Noelle McCauley, MFT

    Marriage & Family Therapist

    • Extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of issues such as relationship and communication problems, depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, women's issues, and self esteem
    • Utilizes a strength-based, integrative approach to help clients reach their goals and uncover their full potential

    Natalie Rhyne, LMFT

    Marriage and Family Therapist

    • Licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in the community for 5 years
    • Works with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy
    • Treats mood disorders, trauma, and addiction, as well as interpersonal and intrapersonal conflicts
    • Client-centered, eclectic approach to therapy that allows for each individual to be experienced as having unique needs in therapeutic process 

    734 Silver Spur Road, Suite 202
    Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
    Tel. 310.689.3280
    Fax 310.541.2620

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