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About Us

About imgYeshiva Davis – LMFT, MBA
President & Founder

Yeshiva Davis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 52250) with a B.A. in Communications, and Minors in both Psychology and English from Framingham State University. She also received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing from Northeastern University and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University.

Yeshiva works with individuals, couples, children and families. She helps people address depression, anxiety, anger, childhood traumas, stage of life issues and, family and couples relationship problems.

Yeshiva is trained in: Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) – an approach that addresses issues with depression, anger, anxiety and disruptive behaviors. Seeking Safety, this focuses on trauma and/or substance abuse. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – which is designed to address traumatic childhood and adult experiences. And Triple P Positive Parenting Program; a support program that is designed to reduce behavioral and emotional problems in children. Yeshiva incorporates mindfulness, psychodynamic principles and a healthy dose of humor in her therapeutic approach.

She's dedicated to helping clients find and create successful ways to cope with everyday challenges. She offers a fresh outlook and innovative ways of thinking, to help others solve problems. She is committed to helping people achieve a life that is truly satisfying. Her approach is to share strategies that teach people how to effectively manage the curve balls that life throws their way. She focuses on the positive and encourages clients to do more of what's working, instead of highlighting what is wrong.

Yeshiva started her career in corporate America. She worked for companies like Bank of America, John Hancock, and Avon Products Inc., While in corporate America, her career experience focused on relationship management, training, marketing and communication campaigns. Now she uses those same skills to foster better family communication, train parents how to "market and sell" their ideas to their kids and shows adults how to better manage inter-family relationships to achieve their individual and family goals.

Yeshiva is actively involved in the Psy Chi--the National Honor Society in Psychology, National Black MBA Association and Legacy Ladies, Inc. Additionally, she is a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

Yeshiva’s hard work with was awarded by a $10,000 grant from the Health Professions Education Foundation to provide therapy for underserved children and their families. She was even highlighted on Entertainment Tonight's The Insider as a Consulting Therapist. In addition, she was featured on VH1's Couples Therapy Show as a contributing therapist.

 

Michelle Bee PhotoMichelle Bee – MA, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist

Michelle Bee is a licensed psychotherapist, author, poet and developer of Systems of Ease. Over the past decade, she has been passionately teaching and providing mental health services in the Los Angeles area.

Her professional background includes a broad range of impactful leadership applying creative and innovative solutions to common treatment challenges. Michelle purposefully uses collaborative partnerships to craft holistic and sustainable projects. Her clinical foundation includes evidence-based research in mental health and chemical dependency.  She stands by clinical best practices and effective treatment outcomes. She has worked with the 0-5 years population, youth/teens, adults and families.

Her specialization is in the area of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, poetry therapy, motivational psychology, expressive art therapy, energy psychology, somatic practices and spiritual psychology.

Michelle is an active board member of the National Association of Poetry Therapy (NAPT). She is also an active member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and serves as Chair of the Los Angeles CAMFT Expressive Arts Committee. She has been published in the Museletter, the official NAPT newsletter, and the Los Angeles CAMFT newsletter supporting expressive arts in therapy.

In her poetry book, Searching for SHE, Michelle shares her personal walk as a multi-ethnic female. She states, "Poetry was my gateway into personal exploration and healing. Many of my poems express my journey through the lens of my ethnicity and gender. Being a multi-ethnic female has been a cornerstone of my life lessons. It has taught me that accepting who you are is about acknowledging and accepting all of your parts, including the heartaches and despair, to become a whole person."

Michelle is an energetic advocate of the healing arts, poetry therapy, neurodiversity, and EFT tapping. She has presented at the Los Angeles Expressive Arts Summit and the Finding Strengths in Differences Conference.  She currently practices in the Los Angeles area, providing therapy, coaching, educational workshops, and process groups focused on stress management (anxiety and depression), poetry therapy, mindfulness, movement, and other empowering modalities. The focus of her work is to create space for transformational expansion.

In her role as a clinical supervisor, Michelle has developed specific strategies and systems to help new clinicians maintain self-care, build healthy boundaries, and develop an authentic therapeutic practice.

Stefani  imgStefani Roscoe – MSW, LCSW
Therapist – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a clinical social worker (LCSW60100) my approach is rooted in understanding my clients in the framework of their environment. This holistic view encompasses family, social, economic, physical, cultural and spiritual experiences. I strive to build an authentic connection with each of my clients and utilize a "strength-based approach" as a means to see opportunities and solutions rather than problems and emotional discomfort .My aim is to engage with my clients in a collaborative effort to find sustainable change through growth and learning experiences. My primary areas of clinical focus are trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, parenting and child development.

My background with children and families comes from prior work in the classroom with special needs children and working in supplemental education. It was this experience that helped shape my view of the client-therapist relationship and assists with making meaningful changes in my clients' lives.

I work with individuals, couples and children/families. One of my specialties is as a play therapist. I believe in providing children of all ages a safe environment to express their thoughts and emotions without judgment as a means of healing from past wounds, regulating emotions or supporting overall development.

BrMitchelle PhotoBridgette Mitchell – LCSW, RPT-S
Therapist – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Bridgette Mitchell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS19549) and a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor (S579). She has a BA in Psychology from Pomona College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Children and Families from UCLA. She’s been a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) since 1999. She is also a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Examiners in the writing and designing of the board’s licensing examinations for mental health therapists.

For the last 25 years, Bridgette has dedicated herself to improving the quality of life of individuals, children, couples and families. Her focus includes treating an array of presenting problems including adjustment issues, self-esteem, depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, anger, family discord, and abuse. As a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) Bridgette has extensive practice knowledge and training in many play therapy approaches and incorporates play with children and families impacted by family violence, child abuse, attachment issues, ADHD, autism, divorce, disruptive behavior issues, developmental trauma.

Bridgette is trained various therapeutic approaches including: CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; TF- CBT-Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Psychodynamic Therapy; Family Systems; Mindfulness; Interpersonal Neurobiology; and others. Though she is trained in various therapeutic modalities Bridgette takes a down to earth, “whatever works best”, integrative approach to her work with clients. Her goal is to build a safe and trusting relationship with her clients and to partner with them to live their best life and enjoy their relationships with others.

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Carly Tolbert –  LCSW
Therapist – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Carly Tolbert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS 26932). She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Pitzer College and Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UCLA. Carly believes in the value of relationships, and that even the most difficult issues can be ameliorated with support from the right people. She has a passion for helping her clients manage issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief.

With an additional specialization in working with children and families, Carly provides real world tools for addressing emotional and behavioral issues in children and provides parenting support with common issues such as feelings of isolation, postpartum depression and challenges with attachment.

Trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques including: Mindfulness, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment Focused Therapy; she utilizes an eclectic approach, tailoring her treatment modality to meet her client’s individual needs.

Kim imgKim Simmonds – MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

There are times when feeling disconnected, stuck, overwhelmed or helpless can hamper our ability to have the relationships we want or overcome obstacles in the way of creating and maintaining the life we have envisioned. Depression and anxiety may rob us of our will and ability to do what's needed, enjoy our experiences and loved ones, or live in the moment. Chronic stress and trauma may interrupt life and throw us off course. Sometimes, life's challenges simply spur us to seek support as we adjust to changes and new phases of life.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT89466). I hold a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. I began my counseling experience as a suicide crisis line counselor for the Suicide Prevention Center in 2004 before pursuing a clinical psychology degree. Since 2009, I have used my training in Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Family Systems approaches to psychotherapy to work with adults, couples, families and children within the context of their culture and values. My work focuses on recovering from crisis, healing from trauma, working through unresolved issues that contribute to depression, anxiety or emotional distress, as well as learning skills and strategies to manage stress, anxiety and depression. In my work with couples, I focus on increasing mutual understanding, learning effective communication skills, reducing blame and developing a more satisfying and fulfilling connection. In addition, I work with families and children with a focus on improving communication among family members, improving family relationships, addressing behavior problems and improving parenting skills.

The relationship you have with your therapist is one of the most important factors in your effort to make positive changes. I combine my clinical training with my experiences in the sciences and the arts, and establish a connection that serves as a vehicle for healing, learning, working through issues, defining your goals and taking action. I provide a safe and supportive environment in which you can begin to learn about yourself, recognize your strengths and utilize them to reconnect... to yourself, your loved ones, and to your vision of your most satisfying life experience.

Tabitha imgDr. Tabitha Taylor-Lindheim – Psy.D, AMFT
Clinical Resident

Dr. Tabitha Taylor-Lindheim is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (72705) with a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California (USC). She also received an M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University and a Psy.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

She works with individuals, couples, children and families. She assists individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, infertility and life issues as well as, family and couples relationship challenges. Dr. Taylor-Lindheim specializes in working with women of color. Her doctoral dissertation explored the African American Woman's Experiences of the Strong Black Woman Stereotype.

Dr. Taylor-Lindheim is dedicated to helping clients find and create positive ways to cope with daily challenges. As a therapist, her commitment is to help individuals with the adversities they're currently facing and to experience better relationships with significant others, family and friends. Her approach is eclectic. She provides support that helps individuals learn how to effectively manage life struggles. She achieves this by providing healthy coping methods that help clients manage emotions; improve communication, understanding and achieve flexibility.

Dr. Taylor-Lindheim began her career in education. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Argosy University and a Graduate Instructor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked for organizations such as Kaplan Learning Services, the University of Redlands and USC. Her career focused on training educators in small group instruction with at risk youth, university executive administration and clinical coordination for nursing students.

Dr. Taylor-Lindheim is actively involved in the Association of Black Psychologists, the USC Alumni Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

About imgAshley Stacy – M.A. AMFT
Clinical Resident

Ashley Stacy is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (AMF 96744). She graduated with a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with an emphasis in Cultural Psychology from Pacific Oaks College in 2016.

Ms. Stacy provides treatment for teens, adults and families. She uses a client-centered approach and creates a safe place by listening, reflecting and walking along side her clients in their journey of self-awareness, self- regulation and discovery. She also weaves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness into her practice, so that clients adopt healthier ways of thinking, and learn to ‘focus on the present,’ which is known to help reduce anxiety, depression and other challenges.

She has experience with trauma including; intimate partner violence, physical abuse and sexual abuse, as well as family conflict and childhood challenges. Ms. Stacy is fluent in American Sign Language and specializes in working with the deaf and hard of hearing. She is committed to providing direct services to this population, because of the challenges that surface when an interpreter is part of the therapeutic process.

Ms. Stacy’s Master’s Program at Pacific Oaks College focused on addressing the unique challenges that are faced by African American and Latino communities. As such, she has a strong cultural lens. She understands the role that culture and ethnicity have on values, one’s experience in society and world view.

Prior to working at K&S Therapeutic Services, Inc., Ms. Ashley worked as an Interpreter Referral Specialist at LIFESIGNS, Inc. Ms. Stacy also works as a Trauma Therapist at a Local Trauma Recovery Center.

AdOconnor Photo 3.8.18Addison O'Connor – M.A., AMFT
Clinical Resident

Addison O’Connor is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 96118) who is influenced heavily by her experiences growing up and working in the fast-paced, multicultural city of Los Angeles. Addison graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with an emphasis in Cultural Studies from Pacific Oaks College. 

Ms. O’Connor uses a Humanistic approach to assist her clients when they feel challenged, stuck, exhausted or lost, and need someone to listen to and understand their experiences. She empowers clients to be the catalyst for positive change in their lives. She also folds interventions from Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Play Therapy into treatment to help clients meet their goals.



Addison has worked extensively in community mental health settings providing therapeutic support to people from various ages and ethnic backgrounds; including at-risk youth, survivors of domestic violence, and those who are court mandated to receive treatment. Currently, her practice focuses on young adults, couples and families who experience relationship, communication and phase of life challenges. She also supports those struggling with anxiety, depression and behavioral issues.

 

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Tara (“Stara”) Shakti – M.A., AMFT
Clinical Resident

Stara is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (IMF 97431). She graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles with a Master's in Clinical Psychology and a specialization in Trauma Studies.

Stara provides treatment for children, adults and couples. She utilizes both family systems and attachment theory in her work with her clients. She also employs mindfulness, relaxation, and other stress reduction techniques to help clients re-wire their nervous systems to help control overwhelming emotions. Stara understands the “fight or flight” response that clients who’ve experienced life-altering traumas, such as rape, domestic violence, or incest. Stara holds a safe space for clients to process hurtful things they have experienced—and ultimately heal themselves. She helps people make the body-mind-spirit connection between past trauma and current symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship difficulties, or family conflict so they can have healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives.

Stara particularly enjoys working with couples, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, first-generation Americans, and people of color. She has presented at psychotherapy conferences about ways members of oppressed groups face difficulties negotiating conflicting identities. One of Stara’s strengths is helping clients to differentiate from their families (or cultures) of origin—figuring out who they are as both individuals and as members of groups. Her goal for all her clients is greater self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-love.

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Maria Vogel – M.A., AMFT
Clinical Resident

Maria Vogel is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (IMF 101345).  She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree Bachelor in Psychology & Religious Studies from the University of Redlands. She graduated with a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies.  

Maria has experience working with families, individuals, and children who have experienced trauma. She works collaboratively with clients to create a customized treatment plan considering; ethnic, cultural and religious experiences and perspectives, in order to facilitate a holistic approach. She also has a background working with LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming folks.  Many of Maria's clients experience anxiety, anger, and relationship issues. Her therapy style is heavily influenced by attachment theory and understanding how people learn to be in relationship with one another. 

With over 8 years of mindfulness and meditative experience, she teaches clients practical mindfulness tools to help them deal with anxiety or difficult emotions in the moment.  Maria's therapeutic work also includes art therapy and play therapy.  

Prior to working at K&S Therapeutic Services, Inc, Maria lead eco-therapy groups for boys ages 6-8 and worked as a school counselor with children in Pre-K through 8th grade.