Meet the Team
Specialties: acute and complex trauma recovery, queer and trans affirming therapy, women's challenges, adolescents and young adults, couples & families
Modalities: Internal Family Systems, Multicultural Feminist Therapy, Family Systems, Mindful Self-Compassion, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy
Trainings & certifications: Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, 40-Hour Sexual Assault Training, TransYouth Care, Somatic Embodiment, Mindfulness Meditation
Fun facts: avid tea latte drinker; enneagram 4 and INFJ; obsessed with surrealism and animation; makeup and tattoo enthusiast
Alexa is Adjunct Faculty at California Lutheran University where she teaches classes including: Domestic Violence, Sex & Gender, Adolescent Therapy, and Cultural Diversity. She is also a Clinical Supervisor to Trainee therapists at CLU's Community Counseling Center in Westlake Village, CA.
Specialities: Grief & loss, anxiety, depression, identity development, life transitions, trauma recovery, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+
Modalities: Depth Psychology, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, Humanistic, Mindful Self-Compassion
Trainings & certifications: Trauma Focused-CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Fun facts: I am a singer, songwriter, and performer. I love practicing yoga, traveling, and watching movies. Thai food is everything. Most days you can find me spending time with my beloved dog Cashew.
Supervised by Alexa Brand, LMFT #124695
Alexa Brand, LMFT (she/her)
Co-Founder & Co-Director
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #124695
I am a bisexual therapist with a passion for trauma work, LGBTQ+ therapy, and couples treatment - all via a self-compassion lens!
Chloé Zessin, LMFT (she/her)
Co-Founder & Co-Director
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #124224
I am an integrative psychodynamic therapist with a passion for helping clients from all cultures build awareness of their thoughts and feelings to strengthen their sense of self.
Specialities: grief/loss, women & men's issues, LGBTQ affirming care, trauma, acculturation stress, anxiety, depression
Modalities: Psychodynamic, Existential, Family Systems, Person Centered, CPT
Trainings & certifications: Treating Grief & Loss, Traumatic Stress Studies, TransYouth Care, Lifting Hispanic & Latinx Clients through Cultural Diversity, EFT for Couples
Fun facts: Child at heart, reading enthusiast, Star Wars fanatic, Disneyland trivia champion, video game nerd, professional roast-master, enjoyer of classical music and art history, known to indulge in the finer things in life
Chloe is Adjunct Faculty at California Lutheran University where she teaches classes including: Domestic Violence, Sex & Gender, Adolescent Therapy, and Counseling Skills. She is also a Clinical Supervisor to Trainee therapists at CLU's Community Counseling Center in Oxnard, CA.
Olivia Clark, AMFT (she/her)
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist # 139740
I am a compassionate therapist dedicated to providing culturally responsive, affirming mental health care and support for individuals from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life.