Julieann Myers, MSW, LCSW, MAC, EMDR and CSAT Certified
Laurie Chapman, LMFT, EMDR Certified
Rafael Cortina, MFT, MBA
Kathryn (Katie) O’Brasky, LCSW
Michelle Vercelli, LMFT
Dana Davis, MA, LMFT, EMDR Certified
Paul Cardenas, MSW, Managing Partner
Katy Joy Freeman, LMFT, Mindfulness Instructor, Yoga Alliance Approved Instructor
Lauren Lee Walker, JD, MS, IMFT
Lauren graduated from UCLA with a degree in Art History and then continued at UCLA to obtain her law degree. She practiced law as a civil litigator for 8 years in San Diego before deciding to pursue a career as a therapist. Lauren completed her Masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy at San Diego State University in 2017. During the first year of her Masters program, Lauren provided counseling services to a diverse client population at the Center for Counseling & Community Engagement. During the second year of her program, she worked as a Therapist Trainee at Narrative Initiatives San Diego, a nonprofit organization that provides counseling services in the Center for Health and Wellbeing in Hillcrest. While at NISD, Lauren worked with individuals, couples, and families facing a variety of challenges including life transitions, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. Lauren has been providing counseling services to clients since August of 2015. She is also a trained doula, and enjoys working with women and families through the transitions accompanying pregnancy and childbirth. She views the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative one and seeks to support clients in accessing and developing their own skills and strengths to overcome their challenges. She is obtaining specialized training and is being directly supervised by Julieann Myers, LCSW, MAC, EMDR and CSAT Certified.
Lauren Sitzmann, Executive Assistant and Neurofeedback Technician
Lauren is the newest member of our team. She assists in many areas of the Center’s activities and also delivers Neurofeedback services using the the “BrainPaint” technologies. Her background includes working with young women to develop communication skills, self-reliance, life-skills, personal fitness and healthy eating. Lauren graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Health Promotion- Human Physiology from the University of Iowa, minoring in Mass Communication. Stop in and say hello – she’ll surely brighten your day.