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Updated on Mar 19, 2024

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Arielle Pinkston, LMFT

California, LMFT #107356

Seeing clients since 2014
About Arielle | She/her

Arielle earned her BA in Psychology from Sonoma State University and her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. As a holistic therapist for almost a decade, she has worked with so many women who have struggled with anxiety and depression. She specializes in working with millennials, college age and graduate students who are struggling with perfectionism, codependency, relationship issues, self-esteem and major life transitions. Arielle believes in a holistic approach to wellness and works one on one with her clients to set goals and create the changes they have been wanting. She has completed extra trainings in mindfulness based stress reduction, acceptance commitment therapy and nutritional therapy. She is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga in her spare time.

Message to clients

Navigating the modern world can feel overwhelming at times. Now, more than ever we are inundated with constant demands on our time, exposure to social media, internal and external pressure to do and be more. If you’re here, it’s likely you have come to a point where you are frustrated and desperate for change. Your mental health has started to interfere with school or work and your ability to show up for yourself and others. As a means for survival you have developed negative ways of coping that are making things feel worse. You want to stop struggling and resisting the things you know will help and want someone to help guide you back to taking care of yourself. You are ready to make a change, but don't know how or where to start. That’s where I come in. We’ll work together to help you gain more awareness around your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. You will learn new strategies for accepting all of your feelings, even if you don’t really like them, and feel empowered in a way you haven’t before. My goal as your therapist is to hold space for you to explore uncomfortable emotions and help empower you to create the changes you have so desperately been wanting. I aim to be a warm, empathetic listener while also calling you out on your stuff when you are caught up in unhelpful patterns, thoughts or beliefs. If this resonates, send me an e-mail today, I am here to help.

Education

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Pepperdine University 2014

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Buddhism, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular), Mormonism, Christianity

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Anxiety, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Self esteem/self worth, Nutrition

Additional areas of focus

Anxiety, Body image, Burnout, Codependency, Dating, Life transitions

Therapeutic style

Challenging, Empowering, Holistic, Laid back, Humorous

Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment based, Mindfulness based, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Strength-based therapy

Cost

$200

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Individual Session

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Couples Session

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Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Arielle is warm, empathetic and genuinely wants the best for her clients. She has dedicated her career to working with anxious women. If you are looking for someone with a ton of knowledge and experience who will collaborate with you, I can't recommend her enough.

—Karen Sarafian
Peer review

With Arielle clients will feel truly seen. She is able to provide clients with great empathy all while challenging them to take steps towards their personal growth.

—Elizabeth Martin, LMFT
Peer review

Arielle is passionate about her work and her clients. She provides evidence based therapies and has worked in a variety of therapy settings. Her therapeutic style is warm, compassionate, and goal- oriented. She focuses on the whole person (the mind, heart, and body connection).

—Stacey Lee
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Elisa Martínez, LMFT

California, LMFT #98689

Seeing clients since 2011
About Elisa | She/her

Elisa Martínez, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist providing adults living and visiting anywhere in California with confidential, convenient and specialized online psychotherapy. She exclusively helps anxious achievers, burned-out professionals and self-doubters to feel secure and sure of themselves, connected to lasting calm, and to be motivated and engaged with their work and lives. Skillfully using a creative combination of deep-healing and highly effective therapeutic modalities, she facilitates growth and transformation at a profound level with trained expertise, warm attunement and a grounded presence. People who work with Elisa walk away from therapy feeling liberated from painful patterns and emotional wounding, and empowered with a clear-minded confidence to create the lives they feel drawn to live. Having been actively involved in her own growth process for decades, Elisa has a passion for helping people get free of the agonizing cycles of anxiety, trauma and self-criticism. She uses Internal Family Systems-informed therapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotional Freedom Techniques, mindfulness and somatic-based, trauma-informed therapies to help people safely access their full healing potential - and always at a pace that feels healthy and right for them. She's also able to share a wealth of practical and impactful coping tools and strategies so that her clients can face the storms of life with greater ease and confidence.

Message to clients

Searching for a therapist can feel…overwhelming. How do you find someone who really gets you - and who can help you get from where you are to where you want to be? Someone who not only has the skill and expertise to help your specific kinds of issues, but who you can really trust and feel comfortable with? I'm Elisa, and I specialize in helping 3 kinds of people: anxious achievers, burned-out professionals and self-doubters. Sound familiar? If so, I can help you feel more secure and sure of yourself, be more motivated and engaged in your life, and live with lasting inner calm. I get it - that all might seem unreachable right now! Yet, it IS possible, because I've seen firsthand the transformation that happens in the many people I've worked with. But even the prospect of growth and healing can feel scary…so I'll meet you exactly where you're at, with non-judgment, skilled experience and unconditional support. I'll create a safe space where you can explore your "growing edges'' as we tend to the parts of you that are in need of healing. If you're curious and want to see if I might be a fit for you, schedule a free consultation: we'll talk about what's going on with you, what you're wanting support with and how I can help facilitate the change that you want within yourself and in your life. Let’s discover the possibilities that await you!

Education

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Psychotherapist) | John F. Kennedy University, 2011

Race and ethnicity

White, Hispanic, Native American, Biracial, Bicultural

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture, Hispanic culture

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Spiritual knowledge

Buddhism, Christianity, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Anxiety, Burnout, Self esteem/self worth, Stress

Additional areas of focus

Bicultural experience, Biracial experience, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Existential questioning, Midlife stress, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Panic attacks, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Racial/cultural identity, Second or third generation immigration experience, Trauma, Grief and/or loss, Highly sensitive people, Spirituality

Therapeutic style

Calming, Empowering, Holistic, Affirming, Inquisitive

Modalities

Depth psychotherapy, Brainspotting, EMDR, Internal family systems (IFS), Mindfulness based, Trauma-focused, Somatic therapy, Attachment based

Cost

$225

/

Individual Session

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Couples Session

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Offers sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Concern EAP
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Elisa brings passion to her work with her clients and is great to consult with. When I’ve experienced feeling stuck about what to do, clinically, Elisa has brought in new and fresh ideas. She also happens to be a wonderful person and I trust her enough to refer clients to her.

—Ellen Garfield, LMFT
Peer review

Elisa is intelligent, highly attuned and committed to facilitating deep and lasting healing for her clients. She meets them exactly where they're at with non-judgement, understanding, and has a calming presence that puts those around her at ease. If I ever need a referral for anxious or burned-out professionals, I'm absolutely confident about sending clients to her. I highly recommend her!

—Carmen Montenegro-Sis, LMFT
Peer review

Elisa is a talented and experienced psychotherapist who skillfully and intuitively guides her clients into transformative, lasting healing. If you want real, tangible change in how you think, feel, and act, I highly recommend working with her!

—Marcelle Little, LMFT
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Gabe Kenney, AMFT

California, AMFT #116027

Seeing clients since 2018
About Gabe | He/him

Gabe Kenney is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, where he was born & raised. He had been surrounded by fields involving narrative from an early age, so it's perhaps natural that he found himself drawn to Narrative-based therapy, and the importance of an individual having the power to tell their own story on their own terms. After finishing his graduate program, he worked with his first clients in the intensive field of Grief & Loss. He worked for a year in both individual & group-leading sessions supporting that population, building professional and client-based relationships (some of which he maintains to this day, 5 years later). Following that, Gabe opened a private practice he still maintains today. After working with a wide range of individuals on everything from further Loss work, to Family therapy, to Agency & Identity building, he was approached by a couple individuals starting their career in law to support them around test anxiety. This was the beginning of what would become a specialty, supporting individuals (sometimes on second or third careers) entering their respective workforces or graduate programs to begin their fields of study, and working with them on the stress, anxiety, and imposter syndrome that sometimes accompanies it. His primary focus is, and always has been, making sure his clients can feel supported by others, and respected by themselves.

Message to clients

Being able to hear yourself isn't easy these days - the world's gotten louder over the last few years. New jobs, a fast-paced work environment, unexpected illness, and a million different ways to communicate. I'm here to do the best I can to cut out the noise, and make sure that you can let in others' input without letting them override *you.* I'll work with you so you can feel seen, heard, and protected. I'll work with you so you can build up your sense of agency, and make sure you have the tools to know that you deserve an advocate - both from without and within. I'll work with you to make sure that you can spend just as much time having your priorities taken care of as *you* spend making others are. And I'll ask questions along the way to make sure you feel you're driving the direction of where you want to go next. This work isn't easy - that's why I appreciate everyone who works with me within it. Whether we're here to forge a personal sense of identity, to move forward through a loss, to carve out a second (or third) career, or to make sure you can stay present in a relationship while still making time for your own peace, I'm here, and happy to help.

Education

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist | University of San Francisco, 2019

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Judaism, Christianity, Mormonism, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual Only

Specialties

Grief and/or loss, Sports performance, Performance anxiety

Additional areas of focus

ADHD, Adolescents/teens, Anger management, Anxiety, Bullying, Burnout, Career counseling/coaching, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Children, Chronic illness or pain, Codependency, Dating, Existential questioning, Family counseling, First responders, Gaming and/or social media dependence, Highly sensitive people, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Life transitions, Midlife stress, Military families, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Neurodivergence, Phobias, Polyamory/non-monogamy/open relationships, Premarital counseling, Schizophrenia spectrum, Self esteem/self worth, Social anxiety, Socioeconomic issues, Spirituality, Stalking, Stress, Veterans/military services, Bipolar disorder, Abuse, Autism spectrum, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic attacks, Psychedelic assisted therapy

Therapeutic style

Humorous, Inquisitive, Affirming, Direct, Empowering

Modalities

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based, Narrative, Play therapy, Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused

Cost

$225

/

Individual Session

/

Couples Session

$300

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Offers sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Gabe is a caring and thoughtful therapist, a good listener, and a kind, smart, funny presence.

—Dave Rutschman, LPCC
Peer review

I have known Gabe since the beginning of his journey as a therapist and as his clinical supervisor I have seen the quality of his work with clients up close. It’s a given that therapists be caring but Gabe goes above and beyond in this thoughtfulness and commitment to his clients and their goals. As a test prep anxiety therapist, he has an incredible record of success helping clients manage their anxiety, increase test scores, and receiving testing accommodations when warranted. Gabe has also helped a great number of people with grief and loss through a gentle approach.

—Felicia Keller Boyle, LMFT
Peer review

Gabe is a thoughtful clinician who has a broad range of skills and experience. He has a knack for putting people at ease and developing rapport quickly. His attention to clinical detail allows him to develop a nuanced clinical profile quickly.

—Jessica Winterrowd, LMFT
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Tessa Ritchie, LPCC

California, LPCC #6250

Seeing clients since 2013
About Tessa | She/her

Together, my clients and I work in collaboration to explore the ways life has become unmanageable and learn how to utilize their strengths to untangle that web. My personal therapy style combines solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing-EMDR. I have been working as a mental health professional since 2013 and am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC#6250) in the state of California. I have spent 7+ years working in the non-profit sector, first with child survivors of human sex trafficking and then with families of youth that are at-risk for entering the juvenile justice system. Through these experiences, I had the privilege of working with many young mothers as they navigated the peripartum experience with limited resources. I continued my work as a clinical supervisor in the public sector and as a faculty member at Point Loma Nazarene University to teach and support students as they enter the mental health field. In my current clinical practice, I specialize in treating perinatal individuals and their partners, with an emphasis on first time parents, parents with a history of personal or family addiction, and couples experiencing difficulty with communication during the transitions of parenthood.

Message to clients

My own journey through motherhood and experiences with postpartum anxiety sparked a passion for focusing my clinical practice on women and couples entering parenthood. I found that each person's postpartum experience comes with a different set of challenges. Gathering data from a book is helpful, but processing your unique experiences and changing identities is essential to developing stability as a parent and within your partnership. My main goal is to support individuals and couples as they navigate the complexities of parenthood, from infertility and conception to pregnancy and birth and finally into the postpartum period and early parenthood. I have received specialty advanced training in perinatal mental health care through Postpartum Support International.

Education

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor / Boston University 2014

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Christianity, Judaism

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual and In Person

Specialties

Anxiety, Life transitions, Parenting, Self esteem/self worth, Postpartum depression

Additional areas of focus

Addiction, Abuse, Depression, Pregnancy and/or infant loss, Panic attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stress, Substance misuse/dependency, Trauma

Therapeutic style

Humorous, Empowering, Direct, Inquisitive

Modalities

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), EMDR, Enneagram, Gottman method, Solution-focused brief therapy, Trauma-focused, Strength-based therapy

Cost

$195

/

Individual Session

$195

/

Couples Session

$195

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Tessa creates a therapeutic space that is both safe and productive! She takes the time to truly know her clients and brings insightful therapeutic interventions to support her clients in reaching their specific goals. I'd trust her care with my closest friends and family.

—Dr. Cassidy Freitas, LMFT
Peer review

Tessa genuinely cares about people and honors them in whatever way they show up. She works with them by taking into account their lived and living experience. She does a lot of reflection to stay true to her work and clients. She’s also silly which can make therapy easier at the start for someone new to therapy.

—Lynne Tran, ASW
Peer review

Tessa's warm nature will help you feel at ease throughout the whole process. She will provide you with information so you have a better understanding and can take an active role in your own treatment. Tessa will be with you and support you without judgement or asserting her own will above yours.

—Holly Fay, LCSW
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Tara McGrath, LMFT

California, LMFT #52963

Seeing clients since 2003
About Tara | She/her

Tara has 20 years of varied experience as a mental health professional. In private practice, she focuses on serving the LGBTQ+ community and people recovering from religious harm, two identities she shares. She enjoys working with trans and non-binary folks, people who are coming out later in life, and other members of the queer community. She has a collaborative, eclectic approach, drawing from DBT, CBT, self-compassion, feminist, and other approaches.

Message to clients

I’m truly passionate about my work and my clients. I help all kinds of people, but most of my clients are queer folks who have been harmed by (or are recovering from) religion. I love helping people understand themselves better, develop self-compassion, deepen their sense of self and authenticity, upgrade their boundaries, and get more comfortable in their skin. You deserve to be exactly and unapologetically who you are. But it might feel like there’s a huge chasm to cross to get there. Together, we can figure it out, and get to the other side. I identify as a secular therapist. This means I expressly avoid using religion or supernatural elements in my therapeutic work. You can rest assured that with me, you will not hear suggestions to “pray about it,” or think of your deceased loved one “in a better place.” Does that mean we can’t talk about religion? We absolutely can. It is often a major part of my clients’ histories, trauma, anxiety, and more. My style is conversational and collaborative. It is not uncommon for a session with me to include laughter, tears, and swearing, all in the same 55 minutes. I’m here and ready to help. Let’s start with a free 15 min consultation. You can book this directly on my website.

Education

Masters of Science, Counseling | San Diego State University, 2005

Race and ethnicity

White

Cultural and experiential knowledge

Hispanic culture, White culture

Languages spoken

English

Spiritual knowledge

Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular), Christianity

None listed

Virtual or in person

Virtual and In Person

Specialties

Gender identity, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Transgender people

Additional areas of focus

Anxiety, Depression, Existential questioning, Grief and/or loss, Midlife stress, Polyamory/non-monogamy/open relationships, Trauma, Spirituality, Social anxiety, Self esteem/self worth, Stress

Therapeutic style

Affirming, Conversational, Humorous, Inquisitive, Empowering

Modalities

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Mindfulness based, Strength-based therapy, Trauma-focused, Narrative

Cost

$210

/

Individual Session

/

Couples Session

/

Family Session

Sliding scale

Offers sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
United Healthcare, Aetna, Oscar, Oxford
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
Click here to check your out of network benefits for free
Peer review

Tara has extensive experience and knowledge. She cares about her patients. She takes her time and makes her patients feel supported and cared about.

—Stuart Tanaka, LCSW
Peer review

Tara cares about her clients needs. She understands the world from an open & inclusive perspective. I trust her judgment & am confident people I refer to her will get the help they seek.

—Colleen Mullen, PsyD, LMFT
Peer review

Tara is highly ethical, engaged, thoughtful provider with a great breadth of skills and abilities with clients. Tara has worked in a variety of settings from private practice to medical environments that have provided her a great deal of professional experience in diverse areas.

—Antara Kobayashi, LMFT
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Arielle Pinkston

$200

2014

Anxiety, Mindfulness and/or meditation, Self esteem/self worth, Nutrition

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Elisa Martínez

$225

2011

Anxiety, Burnout, Self esteem/self worth, Stress

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Gabe Kenney

$225

2018

Grief and/or loss, Sports performance, Performance anxiety

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Tessa Ritchie

$195

2013

Anxiety, Life transitions, Parenting, Self esteem/self worth, Postpartum depression

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Tara McGrath

$210

2003

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