Helen Faunce – LMFT
Dr. Carla Santana, LMFT
Carla Santana facilitates group therapy and is certified to teach anger management & domestic violence groups which are court ordered. Her primary interests are treating clients who have experienced trauma and/ or PTSD. She also like to work with clients who have anxiety, depression, anger and general life issues.
Her preferred model of therapy or cognitive Therapy, however she also utilize Existential/Humanistic and Solution Focused therapies when needed. She has experience with EAP and short term therapies. She also has training in EMDR and Hypnosis.
Mie Lynn Tsuchimoto, LMFT, M.A., M.P.C.
Mie Tsuchimoto has worked in the private sector of mental health treatment for the past 17 years. Ms. Tsuchimoto specializes in family dynamics, parent-child interaction, couples communication, and stress reduction. She also provides assistance for Riverside County Court appointed cases regarding custody, parental rights challenges, child and elder abuse evaluations, and foster care management. Ms. Tsuchimoto works with active duty and veteran members of all branches of the U.S. Military, along with their families, dealing with adjustment to military lifestyles, Combat PTSD, and military re-integration.
Ms Tsuchimoto is also contracted for corporate EAP drug and alcohol abuse assessment, dual diagnosis, childhood disorders, learning disability assessment, and bereavement counseling. Ms. Tsuchimoto takes a solution focused, pro-active, and holistic approach to psychotherapy, implementing a nuetral, non-biased view and perception of her clients. She promotes healing through understanding, personal responsibility, and forgiveness. Her behavioral strategies for children, teenagers, and parents has second generations of families returning for preventative and problematic therapuetic care.
“Mie’s client’s consider her to be a warm, compassionate, empathic, and motivating therapist, which creates for them, a truly safe environment to heal, navigate life’s inevitable negative resistances, solve problems with clear communication and compromise, so that they may attain their life goals.”
Anna Brousseau, M.S., LMFT
Anna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) practicing in southern California. Her diverse background includes working with teens in and out of the school setting, the college population, working professionals, military members, couples, and families.
While life is filled with exciting, enjoyable, and memorable moments, there are times we face challenges where more clarity is needed. Anna takes a nonjudgmental and collaborative approach with clients to explore, manage, and overcome issues related to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, impulsivity, self-esteem, grief, and everyday life stressors.
Anna recognizes the unique needs of each client so she uses a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. She pulls from various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Family Systems and Narrative Therapy while supporting client insight and growth at a pace that challenges them accordingly.
Cathy Glassner, M.A./LMFT
Ms. Glassner is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with adolescents, couples, and families for over 30 years. She is a Board Certified Clinical Supervisor for the State of California (Board of Behavioral Sciences) for over 20 years. She has worked in the private and public sectors both in Los Angeles where she hails from and more recently the past 15 years in the Temecula Valley. For ten years, she was Clinical Director and Administrator for a local non-profit 76-bed residential center serving dual-diagnosis adolescents. Prior to this, she was a Clinical Program Director at a 116-bed IMD hospital serving the chronically mentally ill adult population 18 years and above.
Since affiliating with Aurora seven years ago, Ms. Glassner has specialized in mood disorders (bipolar disorder, major depression, generalized anxiety/panic disorder); psychotic disorders; dual-diagnosis including addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, sexual); chronic illnesses; and couples' marital and divorce counseling. She has also become a specialist in PTSD--working extensively with active and veteran members of all branches of our military along with their families. In addition, she continues to do stress reduction work with local, state, and federal law enforcement and firefighters. Ms. Glassner treats childhood traumas (of rape, incest, sexual, physical, and domestic violence) in both men and women.
Taking a more psychodynamic approach, emphasis is placed on her belief: "You cannot know where you are going unless you know where you have been." Her therapy is intensive and focused on re-exploration of the past in order to move into mind, body, and soul health in the future. Cathy's clients report a vast improvement in the quality of theirs lives during and post-treatment and feel she exhibits both a caring compassion coupled with a direct effective approach and excellent clinical skills!
Danielle Lopez-Bopp, LMFT, ATR
Danielle Lopez-Bopp has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2000 and a Registered Art Therapist since 2007. She earned an undergraduate degree in sociology from Rutgers University and received a Master's in Counseling Psychology from National University. Ms. Lopez-Bopp attended U.C.S.D. extension for art therapy training. Prior to entering private practice much of her experience was with adolescents in residential treatment. Issues focused on mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders and self injurious behavior. She have had the opportunity to work with diverse populations and cultural backgrounds. Though Ms. Lopez-Bopp see children, adolescents and elderly she especially enjoy working with adolescents and families. Therapeutic approaches used are Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and solution-focused interventions. Art therapy is a beneficial element. Some things are expressed easier through images than verbal communication.
Laurie Simon, LMFT
Laurie Simon has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1996. She earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Vassar College and a Master’s in Educational Psychology from California State University at Northridge. Prior to entering private practice, much of her experience has been working with adolescents in residential treatment on a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, self-injurious behaviors, eating disorders, PTSD, sexual abuse trauma and LGBTQ issues including gender identity. She has also worked with inpatient eating disorder clients at the Rader Institute and has been a Clinical Supervisor since 2013. Laurie works from a strengths-based approach to empower her clients to identify and develop their unique strengths and ability to cope by forming strong, positive therapeutic relationships and utilizing elements of CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems and Narrative Therapy and humor. She welcomes and celebrates differing individual backgrounds and characteristics and believes that the experience of being fully seen and accepted is an essential element for personal growth.