La Mesa Clinicians

The therapists listed below offer both in-person and telehealth (video) psychotherapy at Positive Change Counseling Center

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Adrienne Geraci, ACSW

Registered ACSW #90636 (Supervised by Liza Carr, MFT #77128)

Adrienne (she/her/hers) is an Associate Clinical Social Worker. Adrienne holds a
Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Mills College and a Master’s Degree in
Social Work from San Diego State University.


Adrienne’s approach is collaborative, person-centered, and uniquely tailored to
each client. Adrienne has experience working with children and families,
adolescents and adults. She draws upon multiple evidence based cognitive
cognitive behavioral and mindfulness based approaches when working with her
clients. Adrienne is committed to supporting underserved and vulnerable
communities including foster youth, neurodiverse and LGBTQ+ individuals.

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Angel-Lynna Tran, AMFT

Registered AMFT #127234 (Supervised by Liza Carr, MFT #77128)

Angel-Lynna (she/her/hers) is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist whose passion is to change the narrative that society has placed on therapy by practicing from a modern lens. She enjoys working with diverse populations, recognizing that culture, sexuality, socioeconomic, and citizenship status all play a role in how we choose to show up in the world. With her experience being a Vietnamese-American and child of immigrants, Angel-Lynna is particularly interested in working with the Asian-American community by exploring cultural identity and intergenerational trauma. She does that by learning more about the unique experiences that have shaped who they are and work with them towards who they want to become. It is important for Angel-Lynna to see the client as they see themselves and provide treatment that aligns with their values and strengths. She prides herself in having a client-centered approach where she will create a safe therapeutic space and allow the client to be the guide while she is there to walk alongside and support the journey towards healing. 

 

Angel-Lynna graduated from San Diego State University with both her undergraduate in psychology and Masters in Counseling degrees. She has experience working with BIPOC communities, children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families. Some topics of therapy include but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse, homelessness, grief, identity exploration, and life transitions.

 

With that, Angel-Lynna utilizes a variety of different evidence-based approaches that come from Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness practices. Each approach will be tailored specifically to the client and their needs, but one thing that remains the same is being trauma-informed and culturally responsive. Angel-Lynna is looking forward to being a part of the positive changes you hope to see in your life

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Cassie Weinhold, AMFT

Registered AMFT #122181 (Supervised by Liza Carr, MFT #77128)

Cassie is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who understands that the therapeutic relationship is essential for one to reflect, explore and heal themselves within the therapeutic space. By utilizing mindfulness skills, breathwork and behavioral activation, Cassie creates a safe place to help you navigate the mind/body connection to make more mindful decisions in your life. She uses evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Family Systems Theories while integrating holistic and strength-based principles to facilitate change.

 

Cassie obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and went on to receive her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has implemented her approach in an array of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospital, outpatient services, individual/group work and in-home services. Her clinical interests include working with individuals, couples/families and children and strives to work alongside you in the ebbs and flows of life's uncertainties, challenges and accomplishments.

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Elizabeth Hardeman-Fikes, MFT

MFT #130525  

Elizabeth Hardeman-Fikes is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has enjoyed working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Westmont College, and graduated with her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego.

Elizabeth has experience helping those struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, adjustment concerns, and trauma. She has received specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and family systems modalities. Elizabeth is passionate about using a holistic approach, taking into account all aspects of the individual’s life (social, relational, emotional, mental, physical, cultural and environmental) that may impact their overall wellness. She is honored to be a part of your journey towards greater life fulfillment.

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Andee Schuur, MFT

MFT #130740

Andee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience and passion for working with children, adults, and families with anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress management, trauma, grief/loss, chronic illness, and life transition issues. Andee’s special interest lies in working with young children and their families to address behavioral concerns, anxiety, ADHD, and adjusting to stressful life situations. She uses a strengths-based and collaborative approach to help clients identify realistic goals to make meaningful and positive changes in their lives. Andee brings warmth, empathy, and humor to the therapeutic relationship, and values the connection between client and therapist as an integral factor in healing. 

 

Andee’s background is in integrated primary care, and she has experienced how a holistic approach focusing on the mind-body connection has benefited her clients’ mental health and healing. Andee believes in the importance of taking into account each facet of an individual’s life, including their mental, emotional, and physical health, as well as the social, environmental, cultural, and societal factors that impact their health. Andee emphasizes collaborating with primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other supports when appropriate in order to best support clients’ overall health and well-being.

 

Andee received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from UCLA and her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. She tailors her therapeutic approach to each individual or family, and draws upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, and mindfulness approaches to create personalized treatment plans. Andee has additional training in biofeedback and neurofeedback, and is currently pursuing full certification in both approaches. She looks forward to joining you on your path to healing, growth, and fulfillment. 

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Liza Carr, MFT
Clinical Supervisor, Senior Clinician

MFT #77128 *Not currently accepting new clients*

Liza is a strengths-based, empathic, client-centered therapist with a passion for working with adolescents and transition-aged youth on their journey of self discovery and developing ways to cope in the world we live in.  She has over fifteen years of experience in the field which ranges from treating those with anxiety and mood disorders, as well as victims of various kinds of trauma and their families, to those that struggle with drugs and alcohol to cope with life’s stressors.  Liza’s mission as a therapist is to empower others to create their happiest and most fulfilling lives by confronting any challenges that they face and implementing the healthiest ways to manage their stress.  

 

Liza earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA in Sociology in 1999 and went on to work in administrative support positions with a law firm, and then for the Veterans Medical Research Foundation before deciding to go back to school to become a therapist in 2004.  

 

Liza graduated with her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Boston College in 2006 and worked in community settings for ten years, primarily focused on working with children, adolescents, and their families who have system involvement (Child Welfare System or Juvenile Justice System.)   For the past 5 years, Liza has dedicated her work solely to serving clients at PCCC and recently stepped into the role of Clinical Supervisor for the La Mesa office.  

 

Liza’s therapeutic approach is very individualized to each client, but generally focuses on strengths-based and solution-focused interventions to empower clients toward their own positive changes.  She has a particular interest in serving clients from the LGBTQIA+ community and addressing the myriad of struggles that they encounter in our world today.

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Sarah Ebert, MFT, Senior Clinician

MFT #77158 *Not Currently Accepting New Clients*

Sarah is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who believes in helping others to recognize and utilize their strengths to support them in creating positive changes in their lives.  She seeks to empower clients through a client centered approach and works collaboratively with individuals to achieve their personal goals.  She supports clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, self esteem, and those with trauma-related disorders.  

 

Sarah received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from National University in La Jolla, California.  She has been working as a therapist since 2008 in various settings including schools, the police department, and non-profit community based agencies.  She has training in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy and EMDR.

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Jennifer Lundy-Aguerre, MFT

MFT #42025   *Not Currently Accepting New Clients*

Jennifer specializes in treating adults with a variety of anxiety and depressive disorders. She will work with you to address past trauma, decrease work-related stress and teach you skills to help get "unstuck" with challenges you may be facing. She also does a great deal of work with couples and families to address common relationship concerns, such as: communication, conflict resolution, trust, intimacy issues and financial concerns. Relationship therapy focuses on providing couples with skills to help increase trust, gain intimacy and strengthen their overall relationship. 

One of Jennifer's passions includes working with expectant and new parents on their journey as they work toward creating a special space for the newest member of their family.  As an advocate for parents, Jennifer believes in the importance of understanding your rights during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond in providing the care you feel is best for you and your family. Jennifer is a Certified Facilitator for Gottman’s “Bringing Baby Home” curriculum.

Jennifer received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2000 and a Masters of Arts from the University of San Diego in Marital and Family Therapy in 2002.  Jennifer founded Positive Change Counseling Center in 2006 and with over 15 years of experience she continues to provide effective treatment to her clients. She has worked as a Research Therapist at the Veteran's Medical Research Foundation in La Jolla providing evidence-based Prolonged Exposure therapy to U.S soldiers returning home from combat who are challenged by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from combat and other traumatic events. Success rates are high in minimizing and eliminating issues such as increased fear, depressed mood, flashbacks, and poor concentration related to traumatic events including physical violence, sexual and combat trauma. Jennifer's background also includes human relations and diversity trainings, supporting survivors of domestic violence, providing in-home services for at-risk youth, facilitating anxiety support groups and providing residential treatment for adults with chronic mental illness and addiction.

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Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families