Meet Our Team

We formed Medens Health by gathering experts in all areas of mental health, allowing us to offer a wide array of services. Our diverse team means we can meet you where you are – no matter what brings you to us. 

What makes us different?
- Flexible payment options - insurance, self pay, and sliding scale
- 30% of our team speak multiple languages
- Dozens of modalities practiced
- Extensive areas of clinical expertise

Las Vegas, NV
Accepting New Clients
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No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
Virtual Visits (in state)
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A'Jah Love, LMFT
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Communication
Life Transitions
Racial Identity
Relationship Issues

When I first entered the mental health field, I thought that helping people meant giving them advice. I've learned along the way that truly helping someone make a lasting transformation means guiding them to trust themselves and get to their own answers.

Teenagers (13-18)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Couples

Families

I specialize in working with clients to navigate life transitions and the feelings that can often come with them such as depression, anxiety, loss/feeling lost, and the big "what now" questions. I also use my personal experience of being a D1 athlete to work with both current and former athletes. There are so many underserved populations - such as athletes and communities of color - who don't get the support they need, and I strive to reach as many of those populations as possible.

I provide a safe, non judgmental space where you can express yourself openly and freely. Together we will work on those areas where you feel you struggle most, exploring new perspectives, ideas, and skills. The truth is, most of us are doing the best we can with what we've received from our loved ones, environment, and early experiences. My goal is to have you leave with more, and for your best to only get better.

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology

California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, CA), Bachelor's in Psychology

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed to practice in California (#124069) and Nevada (#4295-R). I am available for in person and virtual appointments for Nevada residents and virtual sessions for California residents.

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Humana, Optum, Tricare, and TriWest/VA Community Care Network

Self-pay fee: $120-$150

Sliding Scale: No

California (Virtual)
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No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
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Chiconia Anderson, LMFT
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Depression
LGBTQ+
Prenatal/Postpartum
Racial Identity

As we navigate life in this complicated world, we develop beliefs, perceptions, and narratives about who we are based on our experiences - both good and bad. While some of these thought patterns are supportive, others can be harmful and might be keeping you stuck in negative cycles. I work to help you identify, challenge, and rewrite those unhelpful beliefs.

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Couples

I believe that every human being has unique strengths, talents, and resources that often remain uncovered or minimized amidst an onslaught of life stressors. I work collaboratively with you to bring out your strengths and help you change, accept, or remove life stressors so you can get back on track with your purpose and goals. Together, we’ll challenge and overcome the obstacles that have become hurdles.

Our journey together will be as unique as you are, as this type of work cannot be one-size-fits-all. Instead, I’ll tailor my methods to match your experience, trauma, and life situation. We’ll follow the path you need to follow. Along the way I might challenge those negative thought patterns, suggest a visit to your primary care physician to rule out physical causes of your mental health status, or refer you to a psychiatrist to explore the option of medication if I think it might be helpful. As your therapist, my goal is to help you live a life with purpose and meaning.

California Southern University (Los Angeles, CA), Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (In Progress)

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology

Howard University (Washington D.C.), Dual Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and Political Science

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed to practice in California (#123051) and Nevada (#4418-R). I offer virtual appointments for both California and Nevada residents.

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Tricare, and TriWest/VA Community Care Network. I am also In Network with many Medi-Cal managed care health plans, including Aetna Better Health of California, Anthem, Gold Coast, HealthNet, and Molina.

Self-pay fee: $150-$200

Sliding scale: No

Las Vegas, NV
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
In-Person Visits
No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
Virtual Visits (in state)
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David Abrams, LCSW
(He/Him/His)
Anger Management
Trauma and PTSD
Values and Goals

You deserve to thrive, not just survive. If it feels like you are locked in an exhausting battle with your thoughts and emotions, I will show you how to have a different relationship with them. Feelings can be transformed in therapy, giving you the motivation to commit to what matters to you.

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

I specialize in treating an often unrecognized condition: trauma. If you suffer from chronic depression or anxiety, undiagnosed trauma might be the reason why previous therapy has not worked for you. I also have significant experience working with veterans and treating chronic and acute PTSD. As we begin working together, my focus will be on earning your trust. I have learned that compassion counts as much as knowledge; I could be the foremost expert in my field, but if you do not feel safe with me, none of that matters.

After decades of experience and training as a therapist, I have a broad array of approaches that I can adapt to fit your needs and preferences; I am definitely not a “one-therapy-fits-all” clinician. My focus will be on helping you start to feel better right away; it should not take months of therapy for you to feel positive results. In every session, I will continue to check in to make sure the therapy is landing well with you.

University of Nevada (Las Vegas, NV), Master's in Clinical Social Work

State University of New York College (Buffalo, NY), Master's in Education

Cornell (Ithaca, NY), Bachelor's in Human Service Studies

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice in Nevada (#5601-C) and I offer virtual sessions.

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Humana, Medicare, and Tricare

Self-pay fee: $120-$150

Sliding scale: No

Las Vegas, NV
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
In-Person Visits
No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
Virtual Visits (in state)
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Demi Kourtesi, MA
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Depression
Obsessive-Compulsive
Personality Disorders
Testing and Evaluation

While we are all on a lifelong journey to understand ourselves and others, no standard approach to therapy could possibly capture the complexity of everyone’s struggles, nor the uniqueness of an individual person. Using my training as a backdrop, I mold my techniques according to each client’s personality, situation, and preferences to help you shape your life according to your unique goals.

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

Couples

Throughout my life, I have always found that deepening my understanding of myself and my connections with others has resulted in great personal growth and more satisfying relationships. As a therapist, it is my goal to share that with my clients. By uncovering the psychological roots of your emotions, I seek to help you understand what’s influencing your behavior. We’ll then focus on transforming those thoughts and behaviors that stand in the way of how you would like to live your life.

Overall, I am a goal-oriented clinician who encourages skill building and independence while emphasizing the importance of interpersonal relationships and deep connections. I also love what I do - there is no higher honor to me than helping someone find happiness. For that reason, I will always be excited to see you, whether you are in a good or bad place. I am an actively involved therapist and truly feel that we are “in it together,” meaning I will match your efforts in meeting your goals.

California State University (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Psychology

California State University (Hayward, CA), Bachelor's in Psychology

I am a Psychological Trainee registered in Nevada (#PY017) and working under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Anders (#PY0870). I am available for in person and virtual sessions.

Insurance plans accepted: Medicaid managed care health plans, including Anthem BlueCross of Nevada, HPN, Molina, and Silver Summit

Self-pay fee: $60-$80

Sliding scale: Yes

California (Virtual)
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
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No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
Virtual Visits (in state)
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Dianne Kong, MA
(She/Her/Hers)
Testing and Evaluation

If your teenager is often defensive, closed off, or angry, you may feel unsure of how to help them. You may even worry that they won’t open up to a therapist. To benefit from therapy, teens need to feel heard, understood, and valued. By gently building a therapeutic alliance of trust, mutual respect, and understanding, I work with teens and their families to support the child and improve family functioning.

Teenagers (13-17)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

As an educator, I realized that there was so much more to a child’s behavior than what we saw exhibited in the classroom. I enjoyed teaching a wide range of skills, but I wanted to be able to help kids beyond the limited scope of a classroom teacher. I became a therapist so I could partner with parents and make an impact on the functioning of each child’s family, creating a solid support network and more positive change for the child.

By working with children in school settings, hospital settings, and private practice, I have learned how to put them at ease so that they feel comfortable opening up and leaning into the support that I offer. Above all, I want them to feel respected and valued in our work together. Instead of another authority figure dictating their life, I play the role of a guide and partner in their journey to find their voice and choose their path.

Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), PsyD in Clinical Psychology (in progress)

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology 

Duke University (Durham, NC), Bachelor's in Biological Anthropology

Currently, I am training at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health for pre-doctoral internship and am not able to take on new clients. However, I am still providing consultations and peer-supervision for cases involving neuropsychology evaluations for children and adolescents.

Nevada (Virtual)
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Dr. Alexandra Miguel, PsyD
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Communication
Coping Skills
Trauma and PTSD
Values and Goals

Do you ever feel out of touch with yourself? Often, we go through life so focused on external pressure, rules, and opinions that we forget to check in with ourselves. Strengthening self-awareness and learning to see and value your whole self is crucial to growing into a more peaceful mindset that aligns with your values and life goals.

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

My greatest joy lies in empowering my clients to get to know, love, and bring forward their authentic selves. I aspire to help others find their voice and show them that the painful, uncomfortable, and hidden parts of their stories are just as meaningful as those that are joyful and lighthearted. I welcome questions, ugly truths, laughter, trauma, tears, joy, and fear, because how would we be human if we weren’t so beautifully complex? We’ll prioritize concerns, establish short-term and long-term goals, and explore patterns of behavior that have hindered your ability to undergo self-growth and emotional healing. This process will involve examining the interactions between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Additionally, we’ll build awareness of the present moment, pause, check in with the mind, body, and heart, and discuss any observations you make about yourself. Instead of applying a “one-size-fits-all” method, we’ll work together to create our own trajectory, pinpoint goals that align with your values and strengths, and progress through treatment at an organic pace.

CSPP Alliant International University (San Francisco, CA), Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 

CSPP Alliant International University (San Francisco, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology 

University of California (Davis, CA), Bachelor's in Psychology

I am a Psychological Associate registered in Nevada and working under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Anders (#PY0870). I offer virtual sessions.

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Humana, Medicare, Optum, and Tricare. I am also In Network with Medicaid managed care health plans, including Anthem BlueCross of Nevada, HPN, Molina, and Silver Summit.

Self-pay fee: $80-$125

Sliding scale: No

Nevada (Virtual)
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
In-Person Visits
No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
Virtual Visits (in state)
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Dr. Amanda Wallick, PsyD
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Coping Skills
Stress
Trauma and PTSD
Values and Goals

Trauma can feel like a cage keeping you trapped inside of behaviors, feelings, and situations that you desperately want to leave behind. With help, that cage can be turned into a catalyst for finding meaning and value in life. I work with my clients to open the door so that together, we can build a bridge from struggle to solid ground.

Adults 25-64

Seniors 65+

Couples Groups

Most people think that “trauma” means undergoing extreme abuse, a natural disaster, or a near-death experience. In reality, trauma can be caused by experiencing any situation that was beyond your ability to cope and left you feeling an overwhelming amount of stress and/or isolation. It can occur in both childhood and adulthood and produces not only post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD, but also anxiety, depression, and changes to one’s personality.

As a trauma-informed therapist, I work with my clients to build a bond of trust and create a space that is safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative. In initial sessions, I do more listening than talking to ensure that I understand what you want to achieve in therapy. Then we work together to create a plan that will help you reach your specific goals. Often, trying to tackle trauma head-on has adverse effects, so I allow you to set the pace of therapy, approaching topics as you feel ready.

I am a Psychological Associate registered in Nevada (#PA115) and working under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Anders (#PY0870). I offer virtual sessions.

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Humana, Medicare, and Tricare. I am also In Network with Medicaid managed care health plans, including Anthem BlueCross of Nevada, HPN, Molina, and Silver Summit.

Self-pay fee: $80-$125

Sliding scale: No

California (Virtual)
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Dr. Brendan Nierenberg, PsyD
(He/Him/His)
Brain Injury
Men's Issues
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Video Game Addiction

We are all the authors of our own story, but sometimes you need a proofreader to help you find aspects of yourself that you might not notice otherwise. By creating a space for you to fill with your thoughts, fears, and dreams, I aim to help you process what’s really going on internally instead of just ignoring it or minimizing it.

Teenagers (13-18)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Couples

I believe that knowledge is one of the best tools for growth and a key component in healing trauma. In a safe, compassionate environment, I seek to help my clients learn about themselves and discover what might be behind their thought patterns. Once you better understand yourself, you can form a strong foundation for growing in the direction that you want to go.

I offer a warm approach that is free from judgment and encourages forgiveness and growth when addressing the mistakes that we all make in life. All conflict and discomfort can be processed and turned into a learning and growing experience. We can talk about anything you wish; there is no limit to anything you’d like to explore to process, heal, or gain a better understanding of yourself. I consider it a privilege to join and support you as you write this chapter of your story.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles, CA), Doctorate In Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles, CA) Master's In Psychology

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), Bachelor's in Psychology

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed to practice in California (#118762) and I offer virtual sessions.

Insurance plans accepted: Anthem, HealthNet, Molina Healthcare, Optum, and Tricare

Self-pay fee: $120-$225

Sliding Scale: No

Las Vegas, NV
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Waitlist Only
In-Person Visits
No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
Virtual Visits (in state)
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Dr. James Maltzahn, PsyD
(He/Him/His)
Addiction/Substance Use
Anxiety
Depression
Grief
Trauma and PTSD

Amazing transformations can occur when you feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable in an environment that cultivates growth and exploration. As your therapist, I’ll meet you with compassion and non-judgment, providing a space to nurture growth as we collaboratively explore your relationships, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

Couples

I truly believe that we can achieve deep healing when our feelings and needs are heard and met by those around us. I strive to provide that safe space where you can come to be seen, understood, and accepted. From that place of trust and vulnerability, we’ll work to cultivate your personal growth. It can be hard to see beyond your current challenges, which is why I like to zoom out and for a holistic view that encompasses identity, culture, religion (if present), and worldview. Once I get an accurate picture of your values and goals, I use it to determine which methods would best suit your needs.

I specialize in treating trauma and substance use issues. I am trained in numerous evidence-based psychotherapies such as EMDR, Parts & Memory, Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). No matter who you are or what you’re struggling with, I will meet you with unconditional positive regard and genuine empathy.

Adler University (Chicago, IL), Doctorate in Psychology

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Master's in Counseling

Illinois State University (Normal, IL), Bachelor's in Sociology

I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed to practice in Iowa (#115965). I am also a Psychological Associate registered in Nevada (#PA071) and working under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Anders (#PY0870). I am available for in person and virtual appointments for Nevada residents and virtual sessions for Iowa residents.

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Medicare, Optum, and Tricare

Self-pay fee: $100-$150

Sliding scale: No

Las Vegas, NV
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
In-Person Visits
No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
Virtual Visits (in state)
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Dr. Jesse Scott, PhD
Anxiety
Communication
Depression
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD

If depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health issues are preventing you from living the life you want, therapy can help you understand not only how your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are impacting your life, but also what you can do about it.

Teenagers (13-18)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

Couples

If you’re ready to move past depression, anxiety, trauma, uncertainty, or relationship issues and step into the life you really want to be living, I’d love to be your guide. I am trained in numerous approaches to therapy and will develop an integrated approach to suit your unique personality, goals, and needs.

First, we’ll get to know each other as we assess where you are, where you came from, and where you’d like to be. Then, we’ll work on developing and practicing coping skills so you can manage your emotions more effectively. We’ll build your confidence by setting achievable goals that you can accomplish each week, and you’ll learn to improve your relationships by communicating better. With your new skills, confidence, and healthier perspective, you'll be on your way to living the value-driven and meaningful life you want.

University of Nevada (Las Vegas, NV), Doctorate in Psychology

University of Nevada (Las Vegas, NV), Master's in Psychology

University of Alaska. (Anchorage, AK), Bachelor's in Psychology


I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed to practice in Arizona (#PY005394) and Nevada (#PY1014). I am available for in person and virtual appointments for Nevada residents, virtual sessions for Arizona residents, and I am authorized to practice telepsychology in PSYPACT states.

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Humana, Tricare, and TriWest/VA Community Care Network

Self-pay fee: $150-$200

Sliding scale: No

Las Vegas, NV
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Waitlist Only
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Dr. Mariah Schwan, PsyD
(She/Her/Hers)
Addiction/Substance Use
Communication
Testing and Evaluation
Trauma and PTSD
Values and Goals

Your lowest, most uncomfortable moments are precisely when you need someone to meet you with unconditional empathy and acceptance. That’s what I will strive to provide during our time together: finally being seen for the wonderfully complex human that you are.

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

I believe that all healing is based in reparative relationships with others, and this is what we work on establishing first. My goal will be to understand you to the best of my ability so that we can work together to get you moving toward the best version of yourself. Throughout this therapeutic relationship building, I integrate the teaching of coping skills and different ways to process emotions.

We will work to help you feel confident utilizing these coping skills on your own so you are better able to manage difficult emotions that arise day-to-day. I am very willing to sit with you through those painful feelings that others in your life may wish to avoid. Sometimes you need another person to get in the trenches of emotional pain with you before you can climb your way out of them and into acceptance. I would feel privileged to be the therapist that supports you through this process.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Orange, CA), Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (Orange, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology

I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed to practice in Michigan (#6301018907) and Nevada (#PY1056). I am available for in person and virtual appointments for Nevada residents and virtual sessions for Michigan residents.

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Humana, Medicare, and Tricare

Self-pay fee: $150-$200

Sliding scale: No

California (Virtual)
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Dr. Mariam Harris, PhD
(She/Her/Hers)
Depression
Grief
Marital and Premarital
Trauma and PTSD
Women's Issues

If you want to challenge yourself to change the old patterns that don’t feel good to you any longer, I would be honored to support you in your journey. The first step is to learn about yourself on a deeper level with the support of a professional. While that can be intimidating, it is always worthwhile!

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

Couples

I believe in embracing the entire human experience - the light as well as the dark. Deeply knowing oneself is the most powerful tool we can possess in life. I will be your guide into the depths of yourself to help you form a clear vision based on not only your conscious experiences, but your unconscious mind as well. When appropriate, I approach the unconscious material via dream work.

As a compassionate therapist who is sincerely vested in your journey of healing, my mission is to lead you to see yourself as clearly as possible so you can holistically heal, love, and exist harmoniously. When we reach the point where we truly understand ourselves in a profound way, we don’t magically ascend - however when we know our shadows, we can learn to work with them and not project them. We transform into more compassionate beings, paving a softer, easier, more loving path for ourselves and those around us.

Pacific Graduate Institute, (Carpinteria, CA) PhD in In-Depth Psychotherapy

Argosy University (Orange, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed to practice in California (#78002) and I offer virtual sessions. I also serve as the Intake Manager for California and my role is to use my clinical expertise to connect new clients with the therapist who is best suited to be their partner in their mental wellness journey.

Additional languages: Farsi

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, BlueShield of California, Cigna, ComPsych, Molina Healthcare, Optum, and Tricare. I am also In Network with many Medi-Cal managed care health plans, including Aetna Better Health of California, Anthem, Gold Coast, HealthNet, LA Care, and Molina.

Self-pay fee: $150-$175

Sliding scale: No

Nevada (Virtual)
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
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No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
Virtual Visits (in state)
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Dr. Meghan Walls, PsyD
(She/Her/Hers)
Addiction/Substance Use
Anxiety
Depression
Obsessive-Compulsive
Trauma and PTSD

Like all good stories, your life will have both successes and setbacks along the way. Sometimes, you can feel a bit stuck at points on your journey. By putting your current challenges into context with your larger story, learning new skills, and identifying your hidden strengths, you can successfully arrive at your “next chapter.”

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

As a lifelong reader, I integrate my love of books into therapy by helping you view your life as a story that you’re writing. This helps you conceptualize past adversity and current challenges. I emphasize values-based living and mindfulness to help your actions align with your character, as well as learning skills for managing intense emotions and improving relationships with others.

I have a lot of experience treating anxiety disorders, phobias, and OCD and have worked extensively with trauma/PTSD. My methods include exposure and response prevention (ERP), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. While I have worked with clients from all walks of life, I am passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ population.

We will meet virtually from the comfort of your own home - you, me, and my “co-therapist,” Julian the pug. I would be honored to help you write this next chapter of your story!

Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR), Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR), Master's in Clinical Psychology

Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR), Master's in Special Education

I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Nevada (#PY1017) and Washington (#PY61105273), and I am authorized to practice telepsychology in PSYPACT states.

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Humana, Medicare, and Tricare

Self-pay fee: $150

Sliding scale: No

Las Vegas, NV
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
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No In-Person Visits
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Virtual Visits (in state)
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Dr. Nicole Anders, PsyD
(She/Her/Hers)
Testing and Evaluation
Trauma and PTSD

It is easy to forget that our mind and body are intimately connected. It’s not always apparent, but if we can learn to pay attention to our bodies and work with them, we can positively impact our mental health.

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

The mind and body cannot be separated. Our bodies remember and carry trauma and emotions. To best serve my patients, I merge talk therapy with forms of somatic therapy (a body-centered therapy) and yoga for holistic healing. I specialize in treating trauma and in women’s health. I am trained in numerous protocols such as EMDR, Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also assisted in the creation of Trauma Recovery Yoga (TRY) and continue to instruct students in the TRY-method of yoga science.

In addition to healing our bodies, I truly believe that our emotional world needs to be witnessed. Even your most difficult, painful, challenging, embarrassing, or shameful experiences deserve to be held in a safe environment and processed. I will meet you with compassion, non-judgment, and unconditional positive regard, sitting with you as we collaboratively explore your relationships, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

American School of Professional Psychology (Orange, CA), Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

American School of Professional Psychology (Orange, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology

Hawaii Pacific University (Honolulu, HI), Bachelor's in Psychology

I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed to practice in California (#28068) and Nevada (#PY0870), and I am authorized to practice telepsychology in PSYPACT states. I also serve as the Chief Psychology Officer for Medens and I oversee our Nevada practice. I am not currently accepting new patients; however, we have an outstanding team of providers who are.

Additional languages: Spanish

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Humana, and Tricare

Self-pay fee: $200-$250

Sliding scale: No

Arizona (Virtual)
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Dr. Tara Rostami, PsyD
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Coping Skills
Depression
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD

Are you looking to gain control over your thoughts, emotions and behaviors, have meaningful connections, and be the best version of yourself? It's possible!

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

Evidence based psychotherapies can help you gain a balanced view of yourself, other people, and the world. I can help you with discovering the patterns of your belief system, enhancing your insight and awareness, and learning coping skills to manage life stressors.

My background is in treating veterans & active duty service members, as well as providing mental health services to employees of major corporations who face life stressors that affect their performance and job satisfaction. I have experience in assisting my patients navigate life stressors, relationship issues and divorce, improve purpose and meaning, as well as depression, anxiety, sleep issues, and trauma disorders. I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.

California School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles, CA), Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), Master's in Psychology

I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Arizona (#PSY-005056) and I am authorized to practice telepsychology in PSYPACT states. I exclusively offer online appointments.

Insurance plans accepted: Tricare

Self-pay fee: $200

Sliding scale: No

San Francisco, CA
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Dr. Victor Chen, PsyD
(He/Him/His)
Testing and Evaluation

I find that treatment works best when the effort is a collaboration between the psychologist and the client. Instead of telling you what choices to make, my role is to help you uncover all of the possibilities and act as your partner in determining the best path for yourself.

Young Adults 18-24

Adults 25-64

Seniors 65+

I hold one truth above all else in my work: clients are humans first. While I primarily perform psychological assessments, I know that people are more than data. I am a huge proponent of assessments because they bring clarity and can give direction when someone is feeling stuck or out of options. Once we have that data, we can dig into what it means and make a plan for moving forward.

Each client is unique, so no two treatment plans will ever be the same. As a therapist, I use a flexible, humanistic approach where the client leads and I guide. Whether I’m performing an assessment or practicing therapy, I aim to be as transparent as possible by explaining every tactic and tool I’m using in clear terms. During our time together, I’ll meet you where you’re at with compassion, gentle humor, and strategies to facilitate the process of you becoming the best version of yourself.

Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


I am a Psychological Associate registered in California (#PSB99999) and working under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Anders (#28068). I offer virtual sessions.

Insurance plans accepted: Medi-Cal managed care health plans, including Aetna, Anthem, Gold Coast, HealthNet, Molina Healthcare, and San Francisco Health Plan

Self-pay fee: $125-$150

Sliding scale: No

California (Virtual)
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Waitlist Only
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No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
Virtual Visits (in state)
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Ilana Behar, AMFT
(She/Her/Hers)
Adolescent Therapy
Communication
Coping Skills
Relationship Issues
Self-Esteem

If you’re feeling “off,” you may know yourself well enough to acknowledge that something needs to change, but the way forward feels unclear or scary. There can be no change without awareness. I view therapy as a tool for just that: increased understanding of our inner and outer worlds.

Teenagers (13-17)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

As your therapist, I start by helping you become aware of the realities that inform your view of the world and yourself - and that may be holding you back. With compassion and great care for safety, we’ll continue to uncover the personal strengths that can equip you with the self-confidence to navigate your life and relationships.

As your guide on this journey, I strive to create trust and safety in our relationship so that we can talk about difficult subjects that may have caused you to form fears and ideas about yourself and the world that aren’t serving you. We’ll explore their origins, the impact they've had, how they've been maintained or overcome, and collaborate on identifying goals and options for moving forward.

My training and personal development provide me with insight specifically into how different family, social, and cultural contexts influence the views we develop of ourselves and others. I look forward to exploring your world together!

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology

University of California (Berkeley, CA), Bachelor's in Peace and Conflict Studies

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist registered in California (#133113) and working under the supervision of Dr. Mariam Harris (#78002). I offer virtual sessions.

Additional languages: Spanish

Insurance plans accepted: Medi-Cal managed care health plans, including including Aetna Better Health of California, BlueShield Promise, HealthNet, LA Care, and Molina

Self-pay fee: $80-$100

Sliding scale: No

Beverly Hills, CA
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Waitlist Only
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No In-Person Visits
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Irmak Atesoglu, AMFT
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Depression
Life Transitions
Self-Esteem
Trauma and PTSD

If you find yourself worrying often, feeling alone, or feeling depressed, there are ways to sit with those emotions without getting overwhelmed. If you are asking how, this is where therapy comes in. It can be scary and vulnerable to participate in therapy, but that vulnerability is what leads to change.

Teenagers (13-17)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

The act of revealing oneself fully to another and being accepted is often a foreign experience to people, but one that I strive to allow all of my clients to experience. I appreciate and honor the uniqueness that each client brings and enjoy working collaboratively to help you reach your goals. I take a curious approach to get you used to questioning your actions, assumptions, and the stories you tell yourself about yourself. With care and empathy, I will work with you as you grow into the person you truly want to be. We will always work at your pace; I will never push you or take you to places you are not ready to go. If you need to work through trauma, I will assist you gently and with great care. My goal is to meet you where you are, build a strong therapeutic alliance, and empower you to move forward. I strive to facilitate personal growth and am genuinely interested in getting to know you.

Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey), Bachelor's in Law

Westminster University (London, England), Master's in Business Administration

University of Birstol (Bristol, England), Master's in Law

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, California), Master's in Clinical Psychology

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist registered in California (#123403) and working under the supervision of Dr. Mariam Harris (#78002). I am available for in person or virtual sessions.

Additional languages: Turkish

Insurance plans accepted: Medi-Cal managed care health plans, including Aetna Better Health of California, Anthem, Gold Coast, HealthNet, LA Care, Molina, and San Francisco Health Plan

Self-pay fee: $100-$150

Sliding scale: No

Beverly Hills, CA
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
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No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
Virtual Visits (in state)
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Jackie Shlain, AMFT
(She/Her/Hers)
Adolescent Therapy
Anxiety
Communication
Coping Skills
Life Transitions

If you’re feeling a little nervous about starting therapy or like you won’t know where to begin, that’s completely normal. I will meet you where you’re at with compassion and understanding, then guide you towards the topics you most need to explore so you can uncover the untapped intuition and knowledge inside yourself.

Teenagers (13-18)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64

Couples

Families

In my sessions, I create a warm, welcoming environment where you are free to be yourself and explore who you might want to become. Whatever your goals are, I’ll take a collaborative approach where we work together to get you there.

My experience includes working with individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I have also worked with teenagers and helped them mitigate the many challenges that adolescence brings, including trauma, depression, anxiety, drug abuse, self harm, anger issues, family conflict, low self esteem, and identity crises. Additionally, I have worked extensively with individuals and families impacted by cancer. I am here to help you deal with the life-altering, overwhelming changes that come with the diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and grief of physical illness.

Whether you are a survivor, a caregiver, are grieving, or are in the midst of illness, you are not alone.

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology

California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA), Bachelors in Psychology

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist registered in California (#115150) and working under the supervision of Dr. Mindia Gabichvadze (#76086). I am available for in person or virtual sessions.

Additional languages: Russian

Insurance plans accepted: Medi-Cal managed care health plans, including Aetna Better Health of California, Anthem, Gold Coast, HealthNet, LA Care, and Molina

Self-pay fee: $100-$150

Sliding scale: No

Beverly Hills, CA
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
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No In-Person Visits
Virtual Visits
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Jacqueline Amin, AMFT
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
Self-Esteem
Testing and Evaluation

It takes courage to take steps towards clarity around your emotional and mental wellbeing. I use a compassionate, trauma-informed approach to create a safe and supportive environment that will help you develop inner strength. With this, you will be empowered with the tools to gain greater awareness into your past and take back control of your life.

Teenagers (13-17)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Couples

My passion lies in working with clients who need assistance with personal empowerment and identity development. My goal is to instill hope by identifying areas of strength, resilience, and capacity for positive change. Effective therapy takes effort and commitment from both the therapist and the client. I honor the courage it takes to show up, and together, we’ll create a space of zero judgment, full understanding, and growth.

Embarking on this journey can be difficult, but through our time together, you will reach more awareness, deeper insight, stronger relationships, and a stronger sense of yourself, your goals, and the tools you have to reach them. You’ll get the skills you need to overcome both inner and outer battles and direct your life down any path you choose. There will be ups and downs and moments of weakness and strength, but we will go through that process together and ultimately reach the highest and best version of yourself.

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), Master's Clinical Psychology

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA), Bachelor's Sociology

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist registered in California (#117221) and working under the supervision of Dr. Mariam Harris (#78002). I am available for either in person or virtual sessions.

Additional languages: Farsi, Hebrew, and Spanish.

Insurance plans accepted: Medi-Cal managed care health plans, including including Aetna Better Health of California, Anthem, BlueShield, Gold Coast, HealthNet, LA Care, and Molina

Self-pay fee: $80-$100

Sliding scale: No

California (Virtual)
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No In-Person Visits
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Joyce Su, AMFT
(She/Her/Hers)
Depression
Life Transitions
Relationship Issues
Self-Esteem
Trauma and PTSD

Wanting to feel safe and connected is a basic human need. When we don’t feel seen and heard, we don’t feel safe, and that makes it hard to live the life we truly desire. I aim to foster a safe connection that allows the unfolding of your truest self. It would be my honor to walk alongside you and support your journey within.

Children (under 12)

Teenagers (13-18)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

I am here for you. As we walk through life, we often carry a load of complex feelings and unresolved baggage on our shoulders. Sometimes, the weight of it all can be unbearable. This makes life harder than it has to be, especially when we are already trying to do our best with what we find in ourselves. As a therapist, I believe that a relationship with an attentive, caring, and nonjudgmental person can provide security and strength to explore our inner processes that sometimes seem stuck and unclear.

Therapy will be a safe place to practice shedding light on the parts that you'd like more understanding, healing, growth, and change. I strive to create a safe place where you can talk about what’s most important to you. By listening deeply, I am dedicated to understanding where you stand, in all your thoughts and feelings. Through mirroring and reflecting, I am committed to helping you identify and move toward the future you desire.

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), Bachelor's in Psychology.

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist registered in California (#112623) and working under the supervision of Dr. Mariam Harris (#78002). I offer virtual sessions.

Availability: Evenings Sunday through Thursday

Additional languages: Mandarin

Insurance plans accepted: Medi-Cal managed care health plans, including including Aetna Better Health of California, Anthem, HealthNet, Molina, and San Francisco Health Plan

Self-pay fee: $80-$100

Sliding scale: Yes

Las Vegas, NV
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Michael McNamara
(He/Him/His)
ADHD
Depression
LGBTQ+
Life Transitions
Sports Performance

Every person’s unique journey is valid and worthwhile, but sometimes we all need support, guidance, and a safe space to process events. No matter what’s going on in your life, by researching your options for support you've already begun the journey towards choosing a different path!

Teenagers (13-18)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

I believe that life is a wild and wonderful journey, but it leaves scars on all of us. It’s also easy to feel lost or unsure of which direction to take. My own path has had more twists and turns than I would have thought possible, and I am immensely grateful for the support I have received along the way.

As a therapist, I am honored to be that support for my clients. I see them not only for who they are, but who they can become. We’ll work together to identify where you are, and point to your North Star so that you know where you’re going. Then, we’ll tackle the obstacles getting in your way. I strive to be the kind of therapist that I would like to have myself; one that is curious about their client's struggles, celebrates with them in their successes, demonstrates exquisite vulnerability, and recognizes the importance of "coming up for air," or injecting humor when the moment calls for lightness.

Meridian University (Petaluma, CA), Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (in progress)

University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), Bachelor's in Education


I am a Psychological Trainee registered in Nevada (#PT039) and working under the supervision of Dr. Jesse Scott (#PY1014). I offer virtual sessions.

Insurance plans accepted: Medicaid managed care health plans, including Anthem BlueCross of Nevada, HPN, Molina, and Silver Summit

Self-pay fee: $60-$80

Sliding scale: Yes

Beverly Hills, CA
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Waitlist Only
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No In-Person Visits
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Nicole Tehrani, LMFT
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Coping Skills
Life Transitions
Communication
Women's Issues

As we navigate life in this complicated world, we develop beliefs, perceptions, and narratives about who we are based on our experiences - both good and bad. While some of these thought patterns are supportive, others can be harmful and might be keeping you stuck in negative cycles. I work to help you identify, challenge, and rewrite those unhelpful beliefs.

Teenagers (13-18)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

USC (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling

UC Santa Barbara, Bachelor's in Psychology

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed to practice in California (#124069). I am available for in person and virtual appointments.

Insurance plans accepted: Cigna, Optum, and the following Medi-Cal health plans: Anthem, LA Care and Molina.

Self-pay fee: $120-$150

Sliding Scale: No

California (Virtual)
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
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No In-Person Visits
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Rachel Shasha-Goldberg, AMFT
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Depression
Pregnancy
Prenatal/Postpartum
Relationship Issues

Every person is a complex mystery - often, even to ourselves! In our work, we’ll explore what makes you feel and act the ways you do. Together, we’ll work on solving the wonderful mystery of YOU, process what we learn, and come up with any needed solutions.

Children (under 12)

Teenagers (13-17)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Couples

As a former personal trainer and life coach, I have a heavy emphasis on identifying which actions you can take to move you closer to your goals. If you’re open to it, I can help you build consistency into your life. I combine goal-oriented interventions with traditional talk therapy as needed to bring you closer to the vision you have for yourself.

When you tell me your story, struggles, and current situation, I don’t just provide a listening ear; I listen for what you need and want from me - even if you can’t quite put it into words yourself. Whether you need to vent, are seeking validation, want to process your history, or could use actionable advice, I become a part of your journey. I specialize in relationships - including couples therapy - anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image, infertility, and postpartum depression.

I also offer psychological consultations/evaluations and reports for intended parents, sperm and egg donors, and gestational carriers.

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA), Bachelor's in Psychology

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist registered in California (#129797) and working under the supervision of Dr. Mariam Harris (#78002). I offer virtual sessions.

Insurance plans accepted: Medi-Cal managed care health plans, including Aetna Better Health of California, Anthem, Gold Coast, HealthNet, Inland Empire, and Molina

Self-pay fee: $100

Sliding scale: No

Las Vegas, NV
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
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No In-Person Visits
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Sara Moore, MA
(She/Her/Hers)
Anxiety
Depression
Health Issues
Stress
Testing and Evaluation

If you are feeling stuck, tangled up in your thoughts and circumstances, or unsure of which direction to take, I invite you to explore goal-oriented therapy. By assessing your current situation, identifying where you’d like to be, and creating goals, we can identify which aspects and behaviors in your life are not serving you. Then you can create the change you need!

Children (Under 12)

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Seniors (65+)

I take a very collaborative approach to therapy because I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own life. You belong in the driver’s seat, not me or any other therapist. As your co-pilot, my focus is on supporting you along the ride so we can chart a course to your chosen destination. If you find yourself repeatedly making choices that later make you think “Why on earth do I keep doing that?”, I can help you become aware of the underlying thoughts and feelings that might be playing a part.

We’ll take an honest look at your current situation to define your starting point. Then, you’ll decide where you'd like to be. To get you there, we’ll set achievable goals, then focus on changing what needs to change for you to reach them. Along the way, I’ll provide an accepting, open, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment that encourages exploration into your thoughts and feelings.

Fielding University (Las Vegas, NV), Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (in progress)

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Psychology

I am a Psychological Trainee registered in Nevada (#PY037) and working under the supervision of Dr. Mariah Schwan (#PY1056). I offer in person and virtual sessions.

Insurance plans accepted: Medicaid managed care health plans, including Anthem BlueCross of Nevada, HPN, Molina, and Silver Summit

Self-pay fee: $60-$80

Sliding scale: Yes

California (Virtual)
Accepting New Clients
Waitlist Only
In-Person Visits
No In-Person Visits
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Virtual Visits (in state)
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Tom Reyes, LMFT
(He/Him/His)
Anxiety
Communication
Depression
Life Transitions
Sports Performance

If you were to sit down in a movie theater and watch a movie about your life, would you stay or leave? If you don’t like the plot, what would you change? My goal is to help my clients lead a fulfilling, self-directed life of which they would want to watch the entire movie.

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-64)

Couples

Groups

I have always believed that therapy is about the relationship between the client and the therapist. For an effective relationship, I think it’s important to take the hierarchy out of the room and replace it with simple human interaction. As I listen to your story, I’ll highlight the narrative and point out where we can reinforce helpful parts and reframe unhelpful ones.

Allowing me to hear your story and come along on your journey gives me the opportunity to ask questions that might not have occurred to you. These questions might change your perspective, or they might confirm that you are making the best choices for you and you should keep going. I use humor as a tool to break down defense mechanisms, make sessions more memorable, ask tough questions, help my clients regulate, and sometimes just to bring joy to a situation where it may be hard to find. Let’s see where the conversation takes us!

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), Master's in Clinical Psychology

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed to practice in California (#124135) and I offer virtual sessions.

Insurance plans accepted: Aetna, Tricare, and TriWest/VA Community Care Network. I am also In Network with many Medi-Cal managed care health plans, including Aetna Better Health of California, Anthem, Gold Coast, HealthNet, and Molina.

Self-pay fee: $150-$200

Sliding Scale: No