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MENTAL HEALTH


We are here to help.  When it comes to dealing with the changes, challenges and crises of life, it makes sense to talk to an objective professional.

OUR SERVICES

We offer counseling services for individual, couples, and family therapy. 

To start receiving services, call and make an appointment with our intake coordinator.

We offer day and evening appointments.

STAFF

Our staff of clinical psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers and counseling interns have the specialized training and experience to help you.

 

 

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Jennifer Penney, Psy. D.

Dr. Penney is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Health Operations. She attended the California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University and obtained both her Master's and Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Penney has a warm and interactive approach and works with individuals dealing with a large range of struggles, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, and family conflict. She is also a certified eating disorder specialist. She utilizes a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and solution focused techniques.

 

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Molly Long, LCSW

Molly Long is the Director of our Integrated Behavioral Health Program. She earned her MSW degree at UCLA and has been licensed in the State of California since 2009. Molly believes the mind and body work together in creating both illness and wellness, and she encourages a holistic approach when working with clients. She utilizes a number of approaches when treating a wide range of diagnoses, including Solutions Focused Therapy, CBT, and Mindfulness techniques.  Molly was also trained at the EMDR Institute, and she uses this modality when seeing clients who present with unresolved emotional traumas.

 

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Jim Becker, LCSW

Jim Becker received his Master’s in Social Work from California State University, East Bay in 2006 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2009. He has worked in a variety of settings, including Treatment Foster Care, Substance Abuse Recovery, and Community Mental Health. He specializes in working with adolescents, adults, couples and groups. Jim is particularly interested in Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness-Based therapeutic approaches.

 

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Holly Brown, MFT

Holly has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2005. She works with adolescents and adults on a wide range of mental health and relationship issues. Holly is particularly interested in working with couples and families. She is trained in emotionally focused therapy (EFT), which has been shown to strengthen bonds and improve relationships.

 

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Natalie Kiff, LCSW

Natalie Kiff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual and family therapy. She graduated from the University of Michigan with her MSW in 2003 and became licensed in 2006. Natalie works from a strength based perspective, firmly believing every client has the will and motivation to make the changes they need to lead a balanced life. Treating both children and adults, she primarily used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches. She treats a wide range of diagnoses including major depression, anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, with an emphasis in treating women and children who have endured traumatic experiences.

Melissa Thompson, LCSW

Melissa has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2006. She works to help patients of all ages find healthy ways to manage anxiety, depression, past trauma, and other difficult life changes. She strives to create a safe space where clients feel accepted, and uses different approaches depending on each client’s unique needs: play therapy for children, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Therapy for adolescents and adults. Melissa graduated from CSU Long Beach in 1999 with a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work.

 

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Christiane Speed, Psy.D.

Dr. Speed is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in play therapy for children. She also provides individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults with a range of complex mental health disorders including trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain. Dr. Speed's approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic, and systems theory.

 

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Mary Jane Weatherbee, Psy.D.

Dr. Weatherbee is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children ages 5 and older, adolescents, and adults. She received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute. Dr. Weatherbee utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, including psychodynamic, CBT, and trauma informed treatment techniques. Her areas of interest include adjustment, trauma, depression, women’s issues, and grief and loss.

 

"I have been seeing counselors at Axis Community Health for 8 months now on a weekly basis. The concern and kindness they show, even just asking, "how was your day?" really means a lot when you don't hear those words often. The best thing is that they want to see you succeed and they are willing to do everything they can to help you through even your worst ordeals."

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