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Tricia Colcord | LMFT, Owner, Clinician
Tricia@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Tricia I. Colcord  has been helping individuals and families of Southern California heal from past trauma and reach for their new potential since 2013.   Healing Solutions Family Therapy Center was born out of her experience with the homeless and uninsured populations, intensive services with children and teens, as well as family systems therapy.  Healing Solutions is grounded in the mission of creating a space to nurture and support our therapists, in order for the therapists to be able to take optimum care of our clients. 

In her career as a therapist, Tricia has been working with individuals, families and children using creative and innovative interventions to assist them in reaching their goals. She believes in creating a safe space for her clients to explore past trauma or adverse child experiences and to learn new ways of coping and thriving in their lives.  Tricia is a facilitator for Love and Logic Parenting, is trained in EMDR and is Certified in Family Centered Therapy.

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Krista L. Hawkins | LMFT, ATR Clinician
Krista@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Krista L. Hawkins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Art Therapist. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University with her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Art therapy. Krista uses art therapy because it taps into the subconscious to accelerate the discovery of hidden patterns that impact daily life.

 

Using art in the healing process helps you explore your emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, and gain personal insight. Artistic ability and art knowledge is not necessary to participate. Her goal is to help individuals align their values and what matters most so they can live a more meaningful and authentic life.

 

Krista’s professional experience extends over 10 years working with youth and adults with co-occurring mental health needs.  She provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to explore the patterns that interfere with living a fulfilling life. Using a collaborative approach, she integrates evidence-based practices, art therapy and mindfulness to help ease stress and anxiety. She has extensive experience in treating depression, trauma, phase of life transitions, relationship challenges, and anxiety. 

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Chris Theobald | LMFT, LPCC, RPT

Chris@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Chris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. For the past six years, he has helped children, adults, and families to reach their potential by helping them find their own sense of value and worth and developing more harmonious relationships.

Chris uses a variety of therapeutic methods including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. He is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) and trained in Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP). He excels in treating depression, grief and loss, anxiety, anger and trauma. He enjoys helping people develop healthy relationships with themselves, their families, and the world around them.

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Karen Torres | LMFT, Clinician

Karen@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Karen earned her B.S. in Human Services from the University of Phoenix as well as her M.S. in Counseling. She is a licicensed Marriage and Family therapist who has worked in non-profit since 2015. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults. Karen works with several mental health disorders in both an outpatient and residential setting. She strives to help all of her clients make the necessary changes to be happier, learn healthy coping skills, and reach their full potential in life. Karen is fluent in both English and Spanish and is available to provide therapy in both languages.

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Nicole Brooks | LMFT, ATR, Clinician

Nicole@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Nicole is a clinical licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 9 years of experience in helping individuals and couples reach their goals and overcome the challenges that are holding them back in their lives and in their relationships. She has extensive experience in working with parents, couples, and active military as well as veterans and individuals with both emotional distress and relationship difficulties.

Her emphasis is working with individuals experiencing a variety of challenges such as relationship issues, past or current trauma, anxiety, depression and substance abuse. She uses evidence-based practices such as EMDR, CBT, Motivation Interviewing, with a specialization in both  Art Therapy and Couples Therapy.  Nicole excels and enjoys helping individuals and clients reach their potential.

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Hanika Schaare-Foster | LMFT, Clinician

Hanika@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Hanika earned her B.A in Psychology at Brandman University and her M.S in Marriage and Family Therapy at Hope International University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has worked in non profit since 2016. She she specializes in helping people through trauma and trauma related symptoms.

 

Hanika happily offers EMDR (eye-movement desensitization reprocessing), an evidence based therapy for PTSD and other trauma related symptoms. Her goal is to help clients find the strength to overcome their struggles, learn new tools, access the skills they have had within them all along, and help clients to live their best life.

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Eileen McDaniel | LMFT, Clinician

Eileen@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Eileen McDaniel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and obtained her Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. Eileen has experience working with youth ages 2 to 18, adults and families and has worked in drug and alcohol treatment, residential, community and private practice settings.

Eileen is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), both evidence-based practices. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP). Eileen is a National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD) Family Connections leader and Certified Sibshops facilitator.

Eileen combines her love of psychology with her love and respect for horses and passionately believe in, and has witnessed, the healing power of horses in clients’ lives. Extensive training allows Eileen and her equine partners to provide supportive services to youth, adults and organizations to address a variety of issues. She is certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). Eileen is also certified in Horse Inspired Psychotherapy and Horse Inspired Growth and Healing (HIP/HIGH).

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Lamonte Coke | LMFT, Clinician

Lamonte@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Lamonte Coke is a dynamic Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 10 years of counseling experience which also includes substance abuse treatment.  His clients describe him as upfront, direct, and culturally competent in his approach.  Lamonte specializes in working with children, youth and families. He is authentic and inspiring to parents who may feel lost when dealing with their children who are making poor decisions or displaying risky behaviors. 

 

Lamonte has a special way of working with the most challenging youth and young adults, helping them develop positive life goals, a sense of personal accountability and see the value in building a happy and healthy lifestyle. Two fun facts about Lamonte are that he loves dogs and enjoys working out as part of a healthy lifestyle. 

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Yvette Arroyo | APCC, Counselor

Yvette@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Yvette Angelina Arroyo is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who obtained her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2018. Yvette has experience working with children, youth, and adults in non-profit settings. Yvette’s clinical treatment comprises of Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Grief and Loss, and with Substance Abuse disorders. Prior to the completion of her Masters’ and since 2003, Yvette has worked in social services specializing in domestic violence, mental health youth services, and with adults involved in forensic circumstances.

 

Yvette is certified in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) treatment, in Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), and is trained in Trauma Focused Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). Yvette uses a variety of therapeutic methods including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Humanistic Therapy. 


Yvette is passionate about offering hope, with providing support and guidance in the healing process, and with helping increase interpersonal skills and values that will ultimately lead to a healthier and happier life. Yvette is fluent in both English and Spanish and is available to provide therapy in both languages.

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Sue Pommerville | LMFT, Clinician

Sue@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Sue Pommerville is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor providing therapy primarily to adults for the past five years.  Sue has worked exceptionally well with adults with a history of trauma, abuse, and dual diagnosis.

In addition, Sue has been a force in the community for forty years in the areas of child welfare and sensitivity to the needs of minority communities, which has garnered her recognition from local organizations.

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Carla Cook | LCSW, Clinician

Carla@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Carla Cook is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a focus on Cognitive behavioral mindfulness based practices and trauma informed care. She graduated from California State University, Bakersfield with a masters degree in Social Work.

Carla is a strong advocate for social justice, human rights, autonomy and respect for the individual, cultural sensitivity, empathy, compassion, and ethical integrity. She is well versed in working with cultural diversity, LGBTQ issues, substance abuse, trauma, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, justice-involved individuals, and a wide variety of serious mental health symptoms and populations. She has a strong commitment to the Recovery Model and the ability to cultivate equanimity in a stressful environment by implementing evidence-based interventions appropriately and effectively.

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Stephanie Clark | LMFT, Clinician

Stephanie@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Stephanie J Clark is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Master’s in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University, and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, training in the art of marriage, family, and individual psychotherapy.
 

For seven years, Stephanie has worked with families, couples, adults, teens, and children in community mental health and at various counseling centers. She has experience working with domestic violence, substance abuse, grief and loss, and other trauma-related issues. Stephanie desires to see her clients understand and manage their emotions and behaviors as they learn and practice new coping skills, increasing awareness and hope one day at time.


Stephanie is certified in Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP) and trained in Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques. She uses various modalities, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy, to assist clients in reaching their goals and understanding their inner selves.

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Emily Dingman | LMFT, Clinician

Emily@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Emily Dingman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated with distinction from California State University, Northridge with a Master of Science in Counseling, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. She uses evidence-based practices to work with you, your unique values, needs and goals in a relaxed and comfortable environment. She dedicates herself to creating a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for you to grow.

 

Emily has experience working with a variety of mental health diagnoses, with a focus on relationship issues, trauma related disorders, stress related disorders, family of origin struggles as well as anxiety and depression. She is trained in multiple modalities of treatment including, but not limited to Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). She has worked with individuals, couples, foster families, and children from a variety of different backgrounds for over 6 years.

 

Emily has been married to a first responder for 12 years and is a proud mother of one. She prides herself on helping you develop the tools and coping skills you need to bring balance to your life. Choosing to begin therapy is a courageous decision. If you are ready to take that leap into self-discovery, Emily will be there to walk you through even the most powerful of memories on your journey.

 

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Kathleen Burrell | LMFT, Clinician
Kathleen@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Kathleen Burrell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from California State University with her B. A in Child development with a Minor in Sociology and a master’s in social work. She specializes in working with children and adolescents within the foster care system, with behavioral/mood difficulties, and with the family unit to work towards cultivating and developing a healthy and positive home environment. she utilizes evidence-based practices such as CBT, FT-CBT, motivational interviewing, family systems, solution focused, narrative therapy, and many more to support her clients with working through difficult times, developing copings skills, and healing.

 

Kathleen also has experience serving the homeless and incarcerated/recently released population. She loves engaging with, supporting, and inspiring individuals to find their inner strength and overcome the barriers that her clients are being faced with. Kathleen has been practicing as a clinician for 7 years serving those in need. Kathleen believes we are capable of living full, loving, and healthy lives no matter what obstacles we face, as long as we are willing to do the work and walk towards the light at the end of the tunnel. We all deserve to live happy and fulfilling lives.

Kathleen offers Individual, group, and family therapy supporting individuals with overcoming their presenting challenges, such as anger, eating disorders, cultural difficulties/identities, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, self-esteem, and more. She looks forward to working with you or your child to support the healing and growth process towards the life you hope to live.

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Katie Trejo | LMFT, Clinician
Katie@healingsolutionsFTC.org

After graduating from Cal State Monterey Bay with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2006, Katie Trejo spent several years working in various roles with adolescents and children. However, something was missing. More often than not, she found herself left in positions where families needed more support than she could give. So Katie decided to pursue a Masters of Psychology at Brandman University, which she completed in 2015. 

 

Over the last 6 years, Katie has spent time working with young children and adolescents, as well as their families in a clinical and school setting. Her focus is supporting clients working through mood disorders, anxiety, and child/ adolescent behavior issues using a cognitive-behavioral approach, identifying the client's strengths, and a solution-focused approach. Katie enjoys using play therapy with younger clients and supporting parents through the therapeutic process. 

 

Katie looks forward to working with you, as you grow on the path toward healing and hope.

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Lindsey Lovier | LMFT, Clinician
Lindsey@healingsolutionsFTC.org

Lindsey Lovier is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Master of Science in Counseling, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has a background in working with children, adolescents, and adults. She focuses on working collaboratively to expand insight, increase individualism, promote resiliency, develop healthier coping mechanisms, cultivate growth while fostering change, improve behavioral issues, and to identify and build upon one’s own strengths.

 

Lindsey believes therapy can offer a safe place to openly unpack, process, and cope with past and current stressors and trauma. She enjoys working collectively to empower individuals to set and achieve personal goals while developing and maintaining a healthier mindset and way of being. She has experience in the use of Cognitive Behavioral, Postmodern, and Humanistic Therapies when treating anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, PTSD, and anger

 

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