Diana Meier is a licensed clinical social worker who offers services to residents of California ages 18 to 50. Diana specializes in working with individuals of who struggle with addictions, anxiety and depression, stress management, women’s issues and health, relationships, bipolar disorder and LGBT issues. In her work Diana believes in meeting her clients where they are at, without judgement and using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and alternative options to 12-step recovery in her treatment. Her philosophy is to lead the process while she guides, encourages and supports her clients to meet their goals and move closer to where they want to be.

Diana’s interest in behavioral health care stems from her own history of overcoming challenges that began in her youth. As a person who has always had a keen, in-depth understanding of relations, she pursued training at California State University where she obtained her Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Children, Youth and Families. She the continued her education at San Diego State University to get her Masters in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology.

On a more personal note, Diana is a passionate surfer and snowboarder and has been doing both activities in southern California for over 20 years! She is a vegetarian of 25 years and as an avid animal lover has been doing animal rescue and adoptions for over a decade. She tries to always be mindful and compassionate and live with integrity.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 18-50

Specialties: Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Women’s Issues and Health, Relationships, Bipolar Disorder, LGBT Issues

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

Marcia Thompson, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in California and North Carolina. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are mood disorders, life transitions, panic disorders, life coaching and stress management. In her practice, Marcia aims to inform and empower individuals she works with .

Marcia’s interest in mental health care started when she took a child development class in high school. She became intrigued with the field of human behavior and decided to pursue a career in it.

Marcia is very interested in integrative medicine approaches to mental health. In her free time, she loves cooking and gardening.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 18-65

Specialties: Mood Disorders, Life Transitions, Panic Disorder, Life Coaching, Stress Management

Robert J. Cleveland, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in California, Connecticut, Minnesota and Maine. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are adult psychotherapy, mood disorders, addiction disorders, personality disorders, relationship/communication struggles, cognitive behavioral therapy and LGBTQ issues. Robert believes in treating the entire individual (physical, mental and spiritual wellness). Often a problem/resolution approach is needed to begin to remove or mitigate barriers that will make it more difficult for the patient to move forward towards their therapy goals.

Robert has always had a passion for helping people and at age 17 he volunteered at the first HIV/AIDS supportive living home in Hartford, CT and at age 18 was the Volunteer Coordinator for Manchester Area Network on AIDS in Manchester, Connecticut where he was raised.

Robert has walked through many of his own fears in life and has come out on the other side. He prides himself on being aware of each person’s uniqueness, upbringing, age, culture and other factors that have shaped and impact the person that he is working with in therapy.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 18-65+

Specialties: Adult Psychotherapy, Mood Disorders, Addiction Disorders, Personality Disorders, Relationship/Communication Struggles, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, LGBTQ Issues

Emma Negron, Ph.D. LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in California and Texas. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and grief counseling. In her practice, Emma values respect for the client’s situation, the client’s perception, and the client’s ability to reach their own truth.

Emma identifies as somewhat of an extrovert, but more of an introvert. She likes physics and wishes that she had a better understanding of it. Emma is young at heart; she loves and respects children at their own level of cognitive functioning.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 5 – 65+

Specialties: Trauma and Abuse, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Grief Counseling