Clinical Staff

Kimberly Wells

Kimberly Wells, PH.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Licensed in CA

Dr. Wells is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California and has dedicated her life to helping others during times of need. Dr. Wells recognizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship and the healing that transpires within that connection. In treatment, Dr. Wells creates a warm and empathetic environment while supporting the patient to foster change, hope, and strength.

Robin Hilliard Albertson

Robin Hilliard Albertson, MS, CHES, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed in CA

Robin is a licensed psychotherapist and a certified health education specialist. She specializes in military life issues, relationship and family dynamics, trauma, anxiety and depression. Robin also provides non-judgmental support for racial/ethnic concerns and cultural competency coaching for individuals, as well as counseling for professionals.

Darlene Viggiano

Darlene Viggiano, PhD

Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed in CA

Darlene Viggiano earned her PhD in psychology from Saybrook University in 2010. She has her own telehealth private practice and was originally licensed in 1999. Darlene works with adults molested as children, batterers’ intervention, dual diagnosis, infidelity and perinatal substance abuse, anger management, couples communication, hypnosis and mindful movement.

She is a certified member and consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She has presented and done workshops in Jungian and transpersonal psychology and authored two books: “Dreams and Dream-like Experiences: Their role in spiritual emergence processes” and “Carrying On: A workbook for women who’ve lost a pregnancy”

Darlene is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and former member of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and the American Psychological Association Division 30 (Hypnosis), from which she won an Early Career Contribution Award.

Katherine Harding

Katherine Harding, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed in CA

Katherine Harding is very caring and dedicated to helping individuals wishing to improve their lives. She has a great deal of experience treating acute disorders, family violence and child abuse through psycho-educational assessments and therapeutic interventions. Katherine provides support and maintains professional relationships with patients, acting as guide, advocate or critical therapist as needed.

Michelle Walters

Michelle S. Walters, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed in CA

Michelle Walters is expertly trained in post-partum mood disorders, PTSD issues resulting from sexual trauma, stages of life and grief and walking the cycle of transition with patients of all ages. She is also proficient in the use of telehealth.

Michelle holds certifications in postpartum mood disorders through PSI and in death and dying through CAP. She is also certified through AWBW and uses their trauma-informed art interventions to help facilitate trauma processing and integration. She is currently working toward a PhD in depth psychology with an emphasis on integrative healing therapies at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Jennifer Sidener

Jennifer Sidener, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed in CA

Do you want to feel better about your relationships, yourself and discover the things within your past and present that prevent you from living your best life?

With 15 years experience practicing therapy, I specialize in treating anxiety, PTSD/trauma, grief, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions and stress.

I am passionate about providing a safe, supportive, understanding and nonjudgemental environment along with the tools that will help heal and restore both your rational and emotional mind as well as your body.
I would be honored to meet you and hear your story.

Amandeep Masutta, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist and HealthLinkNow Clinical Manager

Licensed in CA

Amandeep is a licensed marriage and family therapist who graduated from the University of Akron, Ohio with a Master of Science. She has experience in the healthcare industry where she provided oversight of the social services discharge planning for a 125 bed behavioral health hospital. Amandeep also has clinical experience as program manager for an outpatient based PHP/IOP program. As a clinical manager for HealthLinkNow (HLN), Amandeep will have clinical oversite of HLN’s direct to consumer and group therapy services.

Rita Dhesi, Psy.D.

Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Licensed in CA

Dr. Dhesi is trained in providing adult clinical therapy in a variety of settings including both the community and correctional institutions. She provides treatment to adults diagnosed with mood and personality disorders utilizing Cognitive and Dialectal Behavior Therapy techniques. Dr. Dhesi specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with a history of suicidality.

Otishia Hill, MSW, LCSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker

Licensed in CA and WA

WHO I AM
I am a master degree level strength based client-centered mental health professional. I am licensed in California, Washington State and Oregon.

I love animals, people, sweet smells and the sound of rain.
I have over 19 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health clinics, inpatient hospitals, helping Individuals and families learn to cope and manage chronic illness, family illness and trauma.

PAST CLIENTS
I’ve worked with individuals with a wide range of needs including life adjustment issues, career challenges, life stressors, LGBT community, emotional and physical abuse, divorce and women experiences, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship issues, couples therapy, and parenting challenges. I also specialize in working with the elderly, helping with coping with chronic medical illness, coping with terminal illness, grief and loss, navigating the medical system emotionally and practically and exploring community resources.

COUNSELING STYLE
My counseling style is inclusive, kind and supportive. I believe in starting were you’re at and supporting you where your needs are the greatest. I believe in building on your strengths and assisting you in ways that help you feel honored and heard.

My therapeutic style combines a strength based, cognitive- behavioral, humanistic, trauma informed, harm reduction, psychodynamic, solution focused counseling approach. I will incorporate our dialogue in your treatment plan to focus on your unique and specific needs.

THANK YOU FOR BEING SO BRAVE
It takes a lot of courage to come forward to explore options for a more sustainable and manageable life. A life that can heal and create happiness while enhancing true fulfilment. “Time and change” what precious gift you can give yourself.

I am here to support you and empower you every step of the way. I look forward to the discoveries of walking this amazing journey with you!

Sincerely,
Otishia Hill, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Just call me “Tishia”

Cynthia Clements

Cynthia Clements, LPC

Professional Counselor

Licensed in TX

I believe sometimes life challenges can impede our current growth, future goals, and the desire to live life to the fullest. These challenges, often, make us feel stuck. I will use my skills and interest in human nature to help individuals, couples, and families learn how to overcome any obstacles through self-reflection and personal narratives. Working together, I can assist with obstacles and or challenges related to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief, and overall life struggles to find strength and make positive changes.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Training, Solution Focused therapy, and Narrative therapy. I have over 20 years of experience with behavioral therapy modalities in crisis assessment and counseling, and individual counseling with adults, adolescents, and families. Through my years of experience and own self-reflection, I will empower others to learn how to overcome their own obstacles and live life to the fullest.

LaKeysa Hobson

LaKeysa Hobson, LPC, ASOTP

Professional Counselor

Licensed in TX

LaKeysa is a License Professional Counselor (LPC) and Affiliated Sex Offender Treatment Provider (ASOTP), licensed by the Texas State Board of Health and Human Services. She knows the client is the expert and solution to whatever he/she may encounter. LaKeysa has a way of helping her clients analyze their thinking in order to shape their behavior.

Markelse Jordan

Markelse Jordan, LPC

Professional Counselor

Licensed in TX

Mr. Jordan has 12 years of experience working with diverse populations. Those populations include: homeless persons, LGBTQ, those with chemical dependency, those living with HIV/AIDS, adolescents, and college students. His experience and education has afforded him the opportunity to provide psychotherapy (which includes teletherapy), group therapy, consultation, and outreach services. Mr. Jordan received his Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 2014 through Capella University. He is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Tarana Colvin, LMFT, LPC

Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed in TX

Tisa Colvin, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She received her Master of Science degree in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University. She specializes in marriage and family therapy. She provides professional therapeutic services for individuals, couples, groups, adults and children 8 years old and up. She treated patients and clients with grief and loss, anger problems, depression, abuse (physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse), and domestic violence. She has experience working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, outpatient facilities for Partial Hospital Program (PHP) and Inpatient Outpatient Services (IOP), women substance abuse treatment programs, men substance abuse treatment programs, mobile crisis outreach team, The Covid-19 Mental Health Support Line, and a women’s shelter who suffered from domestic violence. She is eclectic and design treatment plans specific for each individual client. Her methods of treatment include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. She believes each client is unique and has their own strengths and abilities. Therapy is a journey. She assists clients through his or her own therapeutic process to a healthy well-being.

Mario Nicolas, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Licensed in TX, PSYPACT in NV, AZ, GA and PA

Hi, I’m Dr. Mario Nicolas. I am a Ph.D. (Penn State, 2002) trained Clinical Psychologist, with extensive experience in military mental health (Maj [Ret. – 2014]; USAF), clinical neuropsychology (fellowship trained; Univ. of Virginia Medical School [2005-07]), and Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH; past-USAF program consultant [2015-20]). If you want to learn more, check me out on LinkedIn. I provide virtual individual therapy to adults, and am available on weekday evenings and weekend mornings. I consider myself a cognitive-behavioral therapist, strongly influenced by Acceptance Commitment Therapy. My style of interaction is patient-centered & culturally sensitive; and I consider hearing (not just listening-to) my patient’s situation

(your “story”) to be my most important task. I incorporate motivational interviewing, and the science of behavior-change, into everything that I do.

At our initial visit we will go-through a five-stage process:

Stage 1: We discuss legal matters and confidentiality;

Stage 2: We discuss your “story,” and I will a) review information I received about your situation, b) ask you follow-up questions, and c) briefly paraphrase things you are saying (just to make sure I am hearing you);

Stage 3: we spend 1 – 2 minutes summarizing your overall story and checking-in with you to make sure that we are both on the “same page;”

Stage 4: we discuss a plan of treatment that works best for you

Stage 5: we schedule follow-up appointments and/or discuss other administrative matters.

Melba Tatum, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Licensed in TX

Melba Tatum is a Licensed Clinical Worker-Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependence Counselor, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Diagnosis- Certified Clinical Service Provider.

She obtained her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Grambling State University, Grambling Louisiana. Master of Social Work graduate degree from Smith College, School of Social Work, located in Northampton Massachusetts. Interned experience at Emory University‘s George Mental Health Institute and Family Service Agency, both in Atlanta, George.

Ms. Tatum has more than 30 years of clinical experience. She have worked with children, teens, couples, groups and families with various mental health diagnoses such as Adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, LGBTQ, abuse, relationship problems, etc. She has done adoption and foster care studies/licensing and psychotherapy services. She has provided brief and long term therapy using the following treatment modalities: cognitive (CBT) therapy, client –centered, behavioral modification, anger/stress management and psychoanalytic. She has worked closely with teachers, psychiatrists to provide mental health consultation/s. Ms. Tatum has extensive training and expertise in the field of ADHD.  Worked in various settings: in-patient, out-patient, intensive setting, EAP, School-based clinics as well as in the private sector as an independent psychotherapist. She has supervised therapist and has experience in crisis management, utilization review and health care management.

Ms. Tatum has developed numerous mental health presentations and educational blogs for the school district website including themes on Parenting Tidbits, Emotional Well-Being and ADHD.

Stewart Streitenberger, DSW, LCSW

Doctor of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Licensed in TX, NV

Dr. Streitenberger is trained in providing treatment for military combat veterans and first responders, utilizing Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).  Dr. Streitenberger specializes in providing clinical treatment for Clients diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to traumatic life events.  He has worked for 13 years at the Veteran’s Affairs in Texas.

Abimbola Farinde, LPC

Professional Counselor

Licensed in TX

Ms. Farinde graduated from Walden University in Minneapolis,MN. She completed her masters and doctoral degree in clinical psychology. She has experiences in depression, anxiety, anger management, and addiction counseling.

Bret Kelly, LMHC

Mental Health Counselor

Licensed in WA

I am a licensed counselor in Washington State and look forward to providing counseling services via telehealth on Saturdays. I practice brief cognitive therapy, exposure response prevention, CBT, solution focused therapy, and have experience with anxiety, depression, OCD and other disorders. In general my style involves unconditional positive regard and abstains from judgement.