Counselors in Residence
Counselors-in-Residence are pre-licensed mental health providers who are in advanced clinical training at The Relational Center. Please feel free to contact them directly to find out more about how they work and what they offer. Rates vary, starting at $75 per hour. While actively working with one of our Counselors-in-Residence you will receive complimentary access to most groups and classes. If you are in need of lower rates, you may request sliding-scale counseling from our other counselors.
Viviana Vallin, MA, LPCC-RA, TCTSY-F
Anxiety, depression, trauma in children/adults, building a relationship/understanding your body, working with couples/families, identity and LGBTQIA issues, the impact of social justice and power/privilege systems, healing for people of color and self-care for therapists. Services offered in English/Spanish. Contact me about my ongoing Trauma Sensitive Yoga groups.
Sheridan Henderson, AMFT, APCC
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” — Mary Oliver
Life: loss, grief, family, relationships, LGBTQ, and the challenges of being a working artist. I can help you do you, authentically and with — let’s dare to say it — joy.
Sarah Clark, AMFT
My therapeutic style is active and engaging, with the intention of fostering insight and self-awareness. I am very passionate about holistic health and wellness and I truly believe in the mind-body connection. I work experientially and relationally to assist my clients in reconnecting with their bodies and listening to their internal signals. I use a combination of mindfulness based practices, somatic interventions, gestalt therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and relational therapy. As a certified yoga instructor, I also use basic yoga postures, breath work, and guided meditations to help my clients increase their bodily awareness, process trauma in the body, and focus on the here and now.
I provide a collaborative approach to therapy that supports my clients’ efforts to navigate challenging circumstances, and open a path to fulfillment that is uniquely theirs. I think ultimately, therapy succeeds when it opens possibilities and helps align one’s lived experience with their values. My specialties include: life transitions, relational conflicts, immigration, and living with illness. I am LGBT-affirming, and intersectional.
I offer my services in English, Hebrew and French.
Collaborative, transparent, embodied therapy focusing on supporting struggles related to shame, LGBTQIA identities and relationships, trauma (sexual, cultural, intergenerational), reproduction (infertility, abortion, miscarriage, adoption, etc.), and climate-related anxiety and grief. I love working with activists, artists, and teens.
A playful and collaborative approach to therapy that integrates mind, body, & emotions in context. Specialties: trauma, gender identity, sexuality, polyamory, depression, grief, career.
Kiara is a Peruvian-American therapist born and raised in Lima, Peru. Her American roots brought her to the University of Oregon for her undergraduate studies in Psychology, where she also found Buddhism. After working as a counselor at an anti Human Trafficking Agency in Lima, Peru, Kiara moved to Los Angeles to obtain a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. Kiara uses her bicultural and bilingual background to serve diverse populations and is currently taking Hispanic and non Hispanic clients. Her practice includes Relational Gestalt and Mindfulness Techniques. Kiara aims to help clients achieve integration and self-compassion by creating a collaborative, nonjudgmental, safe space for them to process struggles in their lives.
Julia Grace Vishnepolsky, MA, LPCC, R-DMT
Julia is a licensed psychotherapist devoted to embodiment and creativity in helping human beings thrive. In your sessions together, you have the option of exploring traditional talk therapy with hands on creativity and mind/body techniques, as well as learn practical tools to manage emotions, relationships, and live a life with peace and flow.
Julia is an advocate for expressive arts therapy, regularly speaking on the intersection of healthcare and the healing arts. She is the founder and executive director of ALMA a non profit program that addresses loneliness through movement & arts programming and creates meaningful relationships between volunteers and older adults living with and without dementia.
Julia’s professional training in Dance/Movement Therapy as well as love for nature and community led her to developing “The Wave Silent Disco”, an outdoor community dance experience inspiring self expression and a sense of belonging.
Jen Hurvitz, M.A.
A Los Angeles native, Jen earned her Bachelor’s degree at University of California, Santa Barbara. After working in education for 10 years, specializing in adolescents with learning differences and social emotional struggles, she earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Jen believes that each of her clients have an unlimited, often untapped, source of wisdom within themselves.
Her clinical experience includes working with adults and couples, focusing on challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. While she often helps clients process their past, she believes that strategies to maintain a connection with the present are invaluable in psychotherapy. As such, mindfulness practices, developing awareness of the body, and breath work are essential in her work with clients. She is dedicated to helping her clients strengthen their connection to themselves and the world around them.
Hilary Robman, MA, AMFT
Mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief, PTSD, trauma, disordered eating, addiction and recovery.
Heather Huff, MFTi
Sex, sexuality, intimacy, gender, relationship, alternative lifestyles, women, life transition, grief, body love
Angela Doss, MA, AMFT, NTP
Food psychology, disordered eating, trauma, somatic work, anxiety, mindfulness, spirituality, chronic illness.