Martha Chapa-Padilla, LMFT is a board certified marriage and family counselor, fluent in both English and Spanish offering counseling to children and adult residents of California. She has considerable experience providing effective mental health services within educational and health systems and is currently certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Some of her clinical interests include: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, child and adolescent issues and relationship issues.  During each session, Martha believes in both treating each patient with respect and dignity and helping them reach more functional, productive, and happier lives.

Martha’s exposure to the topic of mental and behavioral health began with her mother, whom struggled with mental health issues for most of her life. After taking an introductory Psychology course she found that this topic she had loved was able to give her a better understanding of her mother’s experiences. This connection gave her the inspiration to educate and support others, which she has done both as a therapist for youth and adults and as a university faculty member.

Along with her professional interests, Martha is also a very big fan of the Investigative Discovery Channel; however, she always makes time to watch her favorite team: the San Francisco Giants.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 5+

Specialties: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Child and Adolescent Issues, Relationship Issues

Peggy Stewart is a licensed clinical social worker who works with child, adolescent and adult residents of California. She has experience providing therapy to individuals experiencing stress and anxiety, physical health related distress and depression as well as facilitating support groups. Peggy is also certified to provide bariatric clearances and has extensive experience helping recipients and donors navigate the organ transplant process. Peggy’s philosophy of care entails empowering her clients to soar to their highest quality of life by using evidence-based therapeutic models.

In California, Peggy was the former region 5 patient affairs representative for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and served on the committee for 3 years. She continues to work with UNOS to help write and review policies related to transplant issues. In addition to this, Peggy also serves on the editorial board for a journal, Progress in Transplantation, where she reviews evidence-based research articles that inform her practice as an LCSW.

In her free time, Peggy maintains a reptile rescue and shelter that she owns to help abandoned and donated animals. She also has fond memories of the time she has spent traveling to Asia and the Caribbean.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 5+

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Physical Health Related Distress and Depression

Jeni Yarbrough is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to residents of California who are 12 years of age or older. She has clinical interests in working with people who are experiencing LGBT issues, special needs challenges or parenting challenges as well as individuals in the deaf community. Her philosophy of care involves meeting people where they are at, using a strength-based approach to enhance skills that already exist and encouraging individuals to be open minded to new ideas and thought patterns.

Jeni’s interested in behavioral health care began when she acknowledged the universal human need to confide in and seek guidance from another person. For over four years, she has been passionately driven to be a support person for every person she works with, extending empathy as they gain insight on the parts of themselves and life they struggle with the most. When she isn’t encouraging her clients as they work with her on implementing different strategies in their lives, Jeni enjoys hiking and reading. She has also obtained her scuba license that she tries to use whenever she can.

Prescribes Medication:  No

Age Range: 12+

Specialties: LGBT Issues, Special Needs Challenges, Parenting Challenges

Beatriz Garcia, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in California. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are life transitions, life coaching, divorce and relationships. In her practice, Beatriz focuses on an individual’s strengths and potential. She believes in working as partners and learning from each other, and she is passionate about guiding and supporting others toward healing and creating greater happiness. She believes we can learn from the past and not allow it to define our future.

Beatriz always dreamed of helping others professionally. In one of her first jobs, she was exposed to clinical social workers and quickly knew she wanted to become a clinical social worker as well. She has devoted a large part of her life to working with individuals who have experienced trauma and she feels honored to help others heal.

In her free time, Beatriz loves to travel and learn about new cultures. Additionally, she has a passion for personal growth and loves to help and support others in finding happiness.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 18-65+

Specialties: Life Transitions, Life Coaching, Divorce, Relationships

Jasmine Rollins, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and young adult residents in California. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations include child and adolescent therapy, mood disorders, LGBTQ, family therapy and effective communication. Jasmine wishes to help individuals reach the best possible version of themselves through acceptance, empowerment and mutual understanding.

Jasmine became interested in mental health work since she was a young child. She believes that helping others is the most ideal way to better society and humanity.

Jasmine loves adventure, traveling and exploring nature. One of her hobbies is photography; she enjoys capturing memories. She is currently working on obtaining a Doctorate of Social Work at the University of Southern California.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 0-25

Specialties: Child and Adolescent Therapy, Mood Disorders, LGBTQ, Family Therapy, Effective Communication