Suzy is the Executive Director of the Folsom office. Suzy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC # 52675) who believes that everyone has an inner strength that sometimes gets lost in the traumas of life, but through the process of counseling one can begin to find that inner strength again. She has her Bachelorʼs Degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and her Masterʼs Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. She enjoys working with all clients but she specializes in working with Couples of all types and is skilled at helping couples rebuild trust and improve communication. Suzy has specialized training in sex therapy and takes a sex positive approach to helping couples talk about intimacy issues. As an empty nester, Suzy loves time with family, running and hiking with her dog and husband, and snow skiing. See more at
Ryan is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (CA License# IMF96886) who enjoys working with couples as well as male and female adult individuals. He is trained in EMDR, CBT, DBT, Prepare/Enrich, and supportive talk therapy. He has experience helping clients overcome traumatic pasts, greatly reduce problematic anger, come to terms with and process addictions, and helping couples in various stages of pre-marriage, marriage, and divorce become more effective and satisfied in their lives. If you're stuck not knowing whether to stay or leave a relationship, Ryan can help you break through your ambivalence.
He earned his Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Brandman University and his B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing from San Jose State University. Ryan opened his own top performing gym franchise 10 years ago, which he still operates today. Ryan's personal journey through life and business led him to reach out to counseling for several stints as a guide to personal development in lieu of an owner's manual for life. He offers clients his unique perspectives on challenges in life as well as his empathic and uplifting style of support. Ryan enjoys playing the drums, mountain biking, motorsports, and living an active lifestyle with his girlfriend.
There are many factors that go into our understanding and expression of who we are. Amy’s core belief is that once we come to an understanding of our authentic self, we can fully enter relationships and live the life we are meant to live. After years of being an at home mom, and allowing the world to define her, Amy decided it is time to help others live the authentic life she too is aiming to live. As a master’s level student enrolled in Colorado Christian University, Amy is scheduled to complete her degree December of 2017. She is excited to begin her journey as a counselor. She brings with her an understanding of the masks we wear, the shame of childhood trauma, struggles pertaining to our sexuality, and the challenges of living life in relationship to others. In her down time, Amy enjoys working alongside her husband at summer camps, singing, reading great novels, basking in the sun, and playing with her two young sons.
Devin is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT#109355) who has a passion in coming alongside and counseling couples, men, young adults and adolescents. Devin practices from an integrative therapy approach with additional training in Prepare/Enrich, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Brainspotting. Over the last two decades, he has been in full time pastoral ministry for nearly 9 years, worked in the corporate world, has been a full time stay-at-home dad, and has worked with teenage boys in a residential program helping them with their substance use and mental health struggles. In addition, he has been married for over 12 years and has 4 beautiful children. His experiences, relationships and faith have enriched, humbled and strengthened him to be able to come alongside others and help them through their journeys.
Life is messy! There can be things, events, people, and even ourselves that have hurt, hindered and distracted us from making the changes and being the change that we long to experience. Many times we are left feeling lost, overwhelmed, stuck, and confused. Devin’s heart is to join with you during your difficult season by creating a safe space, just for you, to be heard and understood, to discover a deeper sense of self, to challenge and change unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behaviors, to gently walk in and through past traumas, and most of all to feel empowered once again through a renewed sense of hope, healing and restoration.
Nichole is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT110747) who strongly feels people are inherently good and more resourceful than they realize. She enjoys collaborating with clients and allowing them to take the lead in creating solutions for problems. Nichole is trained in EMDR therapy and works primarily with survivors of trauma. By examining attachment styles and ways we are influenced by society, she encourages clients to identify new ways to resolve issues and take back control of their lives. Believing in a mind-body approach, Nichole often incorporates her knowledge of energy/chakras and meditation as a powerful tool to help educate clients on balancing and maintaining an amazing life that is deserved by all. She provides a non-judgmental and safe space for clients to explore their unique individual goals.
Katie Navarra is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (IMF #94386) who strongly believes we are ALL on a journey in this life and many times that journey leads us to the counseling room. The ups and downs, the struggles, hardships, joys, desires to succeed and grow deep in our relationships with others, can all draw us to a place where we need someone to walk alongside us for a season. Counseling is a place where you can find rest, healing, and even a new start, all possible because we all have potential, we all have strengths, and sojourning with a counselor can help awaken the resources and healing that is already within us.
Katie received her Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s College of California. She loves to work with individuals, couples, and families, and children of all ages. She has extensive experience working with teens both in the community and in the counseling role, she has worked at multiple schools with children and their families, as well as in a non profit counseling center in the Bay Area. Through a family systems approach to therapy and a belief in the importance of the therapeutic relationship, Katie utilizes compassion and empathy to sit with her clients in their pain and strive towards renewing their joy in life. She also understands, enjoys, and excels at working with those in helping professions struggling with burnout and those working in church or mission settings as well. She has a strong desire to serve her community and help others meet their personal goals. When Katie isn’t working you can find her hiking with her dog, running on the trails, and enjoying a good cup of coffee with her husband.
Alyssa is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (Reg #107017) who believes that love is the most powerful force in the universe, and that healing happens through safe, nurturing relationships. She has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Seminary, but credits her time as a foster parent as being the most formative experience in her approach to therapy. She has training in Theraplay (tm), which is a fun and effective way to build attachment between children and caregivers, and Sand Tray Therapy, which allows clients to process feelings without needing to put them into words. Her approach to therapy is non-religious, and she welcomes clients of any faith or no faith at all.
Alyssa has a special passion for families and children as well as for clients experiencing life transitions. She believes that every person on the planet has infinite worth, and she works to help you see that value in yourself and in your family members. In the words of her personal hero Mr. Rogers, “I like you just the way you are.”
After more than a decade in Arizona, Alyssa was thrilled to move back to Northern California recently with her family. She loves tea, libraries, animals, and National Parks.
Angie Platt is a marriage and family therapist trainee in her final year of her psychology master’s program. After spending 20 years in public relations she has found her true passion in helping people find happier, healthier, and more productive lives. She takes a very client-centric approach to therapy helping people to look for ways to approach their problems and restructure their thinking. Therapy to her is understanding who you are and looking for opportunities to feel more powerful. It’s learning to effectively manage your struggles and develop healthier habits for life enhancing outcomes. She is grounded in the philosophy that therapy is nurturing the beauty that is in you as you learn to overcome your trials. She loves people in all stages of life and all states of healing. She especially loves working with teenagers, parents, individuals and couples coming alongside them in their difficulties and heartbreak with the goal of finding true joy again.
Angie has been married for 20 years and is raising three kids. She loves to read and study over a good cup of coffee and in her spare time you might catch her singing in the band, watching football or traveling to the beach.. She has always been a lifelong learner, curious and inspired by relational joys and challenges. The words of Maya Angelou have become a personal motto that encompasses much of who she is and her approach to life. “When we know better, we do better.”
Grace Lagerstrom is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (IMF#97034) who believes a therapist’s job is to guide people to find their own solutions not “fix” them. “To teach a man to fish” is much more helpful than “giving him a fish”. Grace’s therapeutic style is a blend of cognitive behavior therapy, solutions focused therapy, and systemic therapy. She adjusts her approach to what best fits her clients’ personalities and needs. Some of the areas she specialize in are depression, self-esteem, anxiety, shame, guilt, communication, and assertiveness. Grace also enjoys working with older adolescents and young adults struggling with differentiation, launching, and finding their identities, as well as people with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (formerly Asperger’s). She believes in life, you can only control your actions, your thoughts, and your beliefs. Her goal is to help you manage and change any actions, thoughts, or beliefs that are possible obstacles to your best possible you.
Grace grew up with and later worked with children and young adults with varying developmental and learning disabilities, which taught her invaluable lessons including: how to be empathetic, patient, and not judging based on first impressions. She has always lived in the Sacramento area so she has been exposed to many cultures, religions, values, as well as obstacles and struggles. When Grace isn’t working she loves to travel with her Husband, play with their dogs, and spend time with friends and family.
In 2009, Moira decided to continue her education and change the direction of her career path. Psychology was a passion, especially as related to trauma, alcoholism and addiction. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology, with highest honors, from CSU Sacramento. Currently, she is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, pursuing her Master’s degree in Psychology, at CSU Chico. Moira is scheduled to graduate in May 2019.
Not tied to one distinct theory, Moira is anchored in the attachment and family systems models. Her goal with therapy is to provide a safe, compassionate, comfortable place, for her clients to be heard, understood, and share their unique stories. She has been able to help others to feel empowered, to recognize their resilience, and strengths, and to use mindfulness to heal and respond, rather than react to, life’s challenges. Her strength is her vast life experiences, including travel that has informed her cultural knowledge. Moira loves working with all members of the community and has experience with transgender, teens, couples and individuals, including those who have experienced trauma. Being the daughter of a veteran Moira is also eager to work with those who have given so much.
Moira has a grown daughter, a pug, a cat, and a house trained rabbit. She enjoys being with her family, riding on the back of her fiancé’s motorcycle, skiing, and spending time in the mountains or at the beach.
Dana Young is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT109017) who believes that working through the valleys of life allows us to experience the peaks of life again. Dana provides a safe and open environment and uses an integrative approach to help her clients overcome the difficulties they are facing. She strives to equip her clients with the life skills to live the life they want and deserve to live, and mend the wounds that are keeping them stuck in the valley of life. Dana is skilled in treating anger management, chaotic or challenging relationships, OCD, intrusive thoughts and fears, communication, anxiety, loss, social anxiety, and past pains and traumas that are difficult to overcome and effecting life today. Whatever the painful and difficult problems and experiences her clients might be facing, together they collaboratively work towards attaining a content and peaceful life.
Dana is EMDR trained and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and teenagers. When Dana is not working, she enjoys family time, laughing with friends, and traveling.
Marci has a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has spent the last eight years working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population where she became an American Sign Language Interpreter. Marci has a great deal of experience working with children and adolescents in the K-12 school setting. She also has experience working with those with addictions in the recovery community.
Marci utilizes Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help her clients learn to develop their own set of goals and values that they can use to make healthy decisions. Marci's hobbies include traveling, snorkeling, and anything Disney. Her greatest joy is being a mother to her children.
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Paige McAtee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been seeing clients since 2012. She has a passion for coming along side individuals and couples who are struggling with relationship issues as well as acute and chronic life events, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and bi-polar. Paige has completed extra training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, which is a model she uses with couples, which teaches couples how to "change negative patterns of communication, draw closer and be there for each other more consistently.” To schedule an appointment call (916) 271-5232.
Eve Austin, LMFT 108022
Eve Austin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #108022). Before beginning her journey as a counselor, she enjoyed 20 years living overseas with her family. During that time, she was a mom, missionary, educator and entrepreneur.
She transitioned into counseling in 2013 and worked with culturally diverse populations including refugees and survivors of human trafficking. Her life and work overseas provide her with understanding and empathy to journey with clients from diverse backgrounds through the challenges of transition, relocation and cultural adjustment.
Currently, she enjoys working with kids, teens, young adults, Veterans and their families. In addition, she facilitates couples’ intensive workshops which help couples gain positive traction in their relationship. She takes a holistic and client centered approach to counseling.
In her free time, she loves outdoor activities, reading, cooking ethnic food, travelling and time with family and friends.
Eve currently accepts insurance from the following companies: TriWest, Optum/ united healthcare, CHWellness, Magellan, Blue Cross, and Medi-cal.
Susan Coutts, LMFT 100489
Regardless of your background and life experiences, it takes a tremendous amount of courage to reach out for assistance when life becomes too heavy. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I want to help you gain a better understanding of your psychological distress and together discover what you need to help relieve that distress. I earned both my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with honors, and Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. I have had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages, including seniors who have struggled with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and ADHD. In addition, having spent 28-years in the world of emergency services, I have a unique perspective and empathy for the stressors involved with such a career. I also know how these stressors can affect you, your loved ones, and friends. Being the “helper” does not always easily lend itself to being “helped.” Through a psychodynamic therapeutic approach, I provide a confidential, nurturing, and safe place for you to learn new coping skills to feeling better again. In my free time, I enjoy a wide range of activities from attending theatrical plays, spending time with family and friends to even riding motorcycles. If you would like to reach out to me, please do not hesitate to call my confidential telephone number of (916) 275-5555.
Through counseling, Jessica helps couples reconnect who are feeling more like roommates instead of lovers. She shows couples how to put the spark back into their relationship. By drawing from her advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, she gives couples the opportunity to build an intimate, playful, long lasting relationship. Jessica also specializes in working with First Responders (firefighters, police officers, paramedics, dispatchers, etc.). She comes from a family of first responders, so Jessica understands the
unique culture and how the job can change you, affect your relationships, and alter how you view the world around you. As a Certified EMDR Therapist, she is able to utilize this breakthrough psychotherapy approach to process painful, traumatic memories with remarkable speed. EMDR has been proven as an effective treatment for first responders.
If you are interested in finding out if Jessica’s therapy approach is the right fit for you, go to jessicafarrulla.com.