Our Licensed therapists

  • Licensed therapists are governed by the board of behavioral services 
  • May be able to accept SOME insurances 
  • Able to Accept Cash Payments 

Janel King, Co-founder

Licensed marriage and family therapist 

Are there times when you cannot explain the overwhelming emotions you are experiencing. I enjoy helping those who are seeking change and are motivated to do so. I believe people should always work toward becoming their best selves. I work with individuals, families, children, and adolescents. If your family is suffering from functioning in a loving and happy manner and you cannot figure out where the problem lies, family therapy may be the right choice for you. From learning to function with a new baby, blending, or newly transitioning teenagers, I can help.

I work from a loving space where I will assist you by building on your current strengths. Work together and individually in helping your family function to the best of the family's abilities.

If your child is struggling with an issue you cannot seem to help them overcome. I offer parent training, we will work through the struggles of setting limits, fear of bringing home a new baby for mother and father, or learning to understand the importance of bonding with your children.

Shanelle D. Johnson, Co-founder

licensed marriage and family therapist 

I am looking to work with individuals and couples that have managed to weather the storms of life but not without bumps, bruises, and scrapes. I want to work with couples that can't seem to communicate without arguing, that have difference styles of parenting, whose trust have been broken by moments of infidelity or lives impacted by medical and mental illness. I specialize in helping individuals and couples renew, rejuvenate, restore, or rebuild their relationships.

I am a relationship guide and mentor that works with individuals and couples to help them develop blueprint to resurrect, restore, and establish healthy and meaningful relationships. I am a warm, honest, and open therapist that offers a non-judgmental environment where you can safely explore the challenges of your relationships.

Janet Matthews

domestic violence program manager

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist 

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I believe in creating a comfortable and safe environment for my clients to share and explore their personal experiences without shame or judgment. I enjoy helping people to have enjoyable and satisfying lives and relationships. I love seeing individuals become the persons that they want to be, and succeed in their personal goals.

I have experience working with grief and bereavement, trauma, addictions, social skills training, and a variety of other mental health disorders. If you or someone you know has gotten in trouble with the law for domestic violence or sexual offending, I provide group or individual therapy for these populations.

It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. If you are in need of support, and a listening ear I can help. My desire is to help you to become healthier emotionally and mentally, and to live a joyful life.

Tarrah Oktavec

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

It’s a blessing for you to tell your story; to reflect on life’s challenges and explore hopes and dreamThe focus in my approach to therapy is to provide practical, tried and true, treatment that meet your values. We can work on a myriad of issues, some of which are handling transition periods, growing up, disconnection amongst family, relationship conflicts, addiction, or you’re worried about a possible condition like anxiety or depression. Do any of these questions resonate with you? Are you mistreating yourself or are those around you treating you poorly? Do you feel like people don’t understand you? Have there been times when you feel like you’re bored with life? Is your child seen as timid and have they been bullied?


There are two parts to keep in mind, how we work together during the session and completing independent tasks. Remember, practice creates change. I will guide you through an application of skills to improve communication, handle difficult emotions, cap negative thoughts, find solutions to problems, and increase your connection to the present moment.

Since you're here, I believe you are searching for a good fit. Come, talk about it. Let's uncover the possibility. I will follow your lead, at your pace and provide a space for the freedom to express yourself and eventually take control of your life.s; to find that safe place within to express life’s meaning; to talk of life’s journey with a sense of purpose. If these are the blessings you seek, tell your story. You are not alone. I would be blessed to listen. Sense the joy of life; experience the release of pain. Be blessed to recognize and experience control of your life.

I specialize in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and relationship issues. My approach integrates Family Systems, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Client Centered interventions. I am a trained Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist - Individual (CCTS-I).

"What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say? There are so many silences to be broken." - Audre Lorde, 20th c. American writer

OUR ASSOCIATE THERAPIST

  • MASTER'S LEVEL GRADUATES WORKING TOWARDS COLLECTING 3000 HOURS OF EXPERIENCE
  • ARENOTABLE TO ACCEPT INSURANCE
  • can accept cash pay Clients and victim or crime clients
  • WORK UNDERNEATH A LICENSED SUPERVISOR

Diego Flores

Operations Manager

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT)

My therapeutic style is collaborative and I invite those who are motivated to seek change including those from the LGBTQIA community, youth in transition (ages 16-24), and families in transition due to divorce, death, and re-marriage to come and speak with me. My specialty is couples counseling. Whether you are a monogamous couple or you are in a non-monogamous/polyamorous relationship, I provide space for couples who want to define who they are and what their relationship means to them now and moving forward.

I believe each relationship is unique and that couples want to make their relationship work but can keep hurting each other instead. I believe that people are resilient and strong and that you have the ability to change and use your life experience to rediscover your strength and overcome the stress that comes from your history, your biology, and your relationship.

I seek to help you access new skills that will improve your relationship, explore what has/hasn't worked in your past, learn what it means to be in a healthy relationship with yourself and those you love, and make changes to help you create the story of your life that best defines you. I know about relationships and mental health, you're the expert in your life, together we can reach your goals

Myrna Knight

 Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

As children, we were asked, "What would you like to be when you grow up?" We mostly answered " A Fireman! A Princess! A Teacher! A Policeman!" As children growing into adulthood, we truly have no idea of the road ahead. One full of unexpected journeys, peaks and plateaus, that we as innocent, little children never would have imagined we would be on. Maybe you have been on a road of depression or substance abuse, struggling with anxiety, or hopelessness. Whatever it is you are facing, we can and will walk this road together. I would like to have the opportunity to walk with you on this journey to find and reach your potential in life 

Jacqueline Johnson

Associate Marriage And Family Therapist 

The journey of life never promised to be a smooth ride. Your well-being begins with embracing your physical, social, and mental needs. When we are able to step back and reflect on our life's journey the steps needed to reach our goals become clearer. I want to let you know, that it is never a road you have to travel alone. I believe that everyone brings something unique to this life- our strengths, differences and struggles. The things that we go through help tell OUR personal story.

My goal in therapy is to partner with you to integrate your spiritual, mental and emotional well-being as you create lasting change . The relationship between the mind, body, and spirit plays an integral role in your journey. I am here to collaborate with you and provide a safe space for you to be…YOU.

If my approach sounds like the type of help you are seeking, I welcome the opportunity to walk alongside you on your journey as you begin to heal old wounds and open positive pathways to new beginnings. 

Kipenzi Herron

Associate Marriage And Family Therapist 

Asking for help is difficult. I know that from my own experience. If you are like many of my clients, you are handling many emotions on your own. Adding to this, it can be difficult to maintain healthy relationships. You may feel disconnected, frustrated, or just stuck with conversations that go nowhere or you end up talking in circles. Realize that every couple goes through tough times, and it is hard to know how to get back on track.

I work with couples who need to address communication breakdowns, intimacy issues or healing past hurts. Together, we will work to explore your feelings and gain insight into underlying issues of your arguments. My philosophy is to increase understanding, trust, manage conflict and understand each other’s needs. I believe that everyone deserves to have healthy and fulfilling relationships.

Congratulations on your decision to work on your relationship.  

Larry Crawford
Associate Marriage And Family Therapist 

It takes courage to ask for help, especially for issues related to mental health. I have made it my duty to help those struggling with their mental health. I help guide them through their life struggles by having compassion, empathy, and understanding. I myself have struggled in the past with PTSD and anxiety. Before deciding to become a therapist I served 11 years in the US army and I have deployed to Iraq twice during my military career. After serving in the US Army I attended SDSU where I received my bachelors degree in psychology. After graduating from SDSU I attended Argosy University where I received my masters degree in psychology. I’m a believer that everyone has the strength to overcome their mental health issues and are able to learn new ways to manage life in a healthy way. I provide a safe space where you can grow that is judgment free. This will allow you to learn the skills to build resilience and mental strength. It is my job to listen and help guide you through stressors by providing the necessary skills to decrease the overwhelming emotions that are uncomfortable to experience. If I'm a good fit for you, let's go on this therapeutic journey together. 

Kiyana Bailey
Associate Marriage And Family Therapist 

My name is Kiyana. I am from Oakland,Ca., currently serving in the US Navy for 12 years. I am a loving mother and have a passion for nature. My calling is to help heal people from trauma and build resiliency.

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them” – Maya Angelou.

Sarah Manetti
Associate Marriage And Family Therapist 

Hope is the correct response to the strange, often terrifying miracle of consciousness. Hope is not easy or cheap. It is true.” - John Green

To my mind, so much relief can come from just pure understanding. When we have better, deeper and more loving insights into ourselves, compassion and empathy follows. The idea of loving ourselves can feel very hollow, a quote on a would-be inspirational poster. But I believe in it, as a life-time occupation, a work that is both as complex and  meaningful as it is demanding. It is a functioning, tangible thing.

I believe so much of what causes suffering comes from a sense deep inside us that something about us is wrong or bad. I want to work to help people construct a new sense of normal. That may include unspooling the beliefs we may carry about our wrongness as well as coming to a better understanding of ourselves, our needs and our boundaries. We all have reasons why we do what we do and need what we need. It’s my goal to help you better understand yourself, and love yourself. It’s my goal to help you become your best friend, most ardent supporter and fearless champion. You are, in the end, exactly as you should be.

I am a second year MFT graduate student, I have an extensive background in working with neurodiverse populations as well as being open to gender and sexuality exploration and affirmation in addition to non-traditional relationship structures.

Jazzie Collins
Associate Marriage And Family Therapist 

In life, we may face challenges that take a toll on our personal well-being and distract us from reaching our personal goals, but seeking therapy is a great start to assess those challenges and make the appropriate changes. Therapy is useful to improve self-esteem, strengthen relationships, and have a positive outlook on life.


My primary goal as a clinician is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment, where my clients can discuss any issues that may arise. Also, I would like my clients to be able to depend on me to provide specific modalities that can cater to their situation. In addition, I would like my clients to feel motivated and empowered to make changes and improve their lives for the better. Thank you for taking the time to read this introduction and I look forward to supporting you through this journey as showing up consistently is imperative for growth and development. 

               Amanda Malka

Associate Marriage And Family Therapist 

In our work together, you are in the driver’s seat and I am the passenger helping you with the GPS. I may have to grab hold of the wheel at times if you’re having difficulty keeping your eyes on the road and that is okay. But at the end of the day, YOU are in the driver’s seat of your own life. You may not have had the opportunity yet to believe that. You may not have found your voice yet to believe that. My role is to help you feel empowered in your life to believe that you are indeed in the driver’s seat. My role is to help you learn how to be a safe driver. My role is to hold you accountable to be a safe driver until you can do that for yourself. And you CAN. You are capable.

My therapeutic style is collaborative. This is your journey and you are the expert of your own life. Let’s work together to figure out what has worked and what has not worked. Let’s work together to uncover those beautiful strengths you already have. Let’s work together to unpack generational trauma and circumstances that brought you to where you are today. Let’s work together so you can create change in your life. You are capable of seeing the change you wish to see in your life, and I’ll be here to support you through this journey you are about to embark on. This space is nonjudgmental, safe, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and culturally sensitive.

I graduated with my MS in Marriage Family Therapy from Capella University and I am currently working on my clinical hours to then become a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). I look forward to working with you! 

Meet Our Clinical Supervisors

Shanelle D. Johnson, LMFT

Janet Matthews, LMFT

Janel King, LMFT

(left to right)

Our therapist trainees

  • master's level graduate students enrolled in graduate programs throughout the nation
  • ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT INSURANCE
  • can accept cash pay clients
  • providers for the therapy for ALL program
  • WORK UNDERNEATH A licenseD SUPERVISOR

Kristen Goodrich

 Therapist Trainee

Heart is sea,
language is shore.
Whatever sea includes,
will hit the shore.
- Rumi

Sometimes it’s hard to find the words for what’s going on in the world and in your life. It
can feel overwhelming to navigate rough waters alone and make sense of a sea of emotions.

After nearly two decades of working in the environmental field, I’ve seen the power in healing nature, ourselves, and each other through self- and collective care. Through my collaborative and person-centered approach, and training in multicultural community counseling, we will work together to define what restoration and resilience means to you.

If you are seeking a non-judgmental and compassionate space to explore challenges
and chart a course forward, I am here to support your wayfinding in a journey toward better mental health and well-being. 

Octavia Mack
 Therapist Trainee

Working in workforce development and my healing journey helped me recognize the importance of mental health awareness in underrepresented communities. It also encouraged me to pursue a master’s degree in Multicultural Counseling. I have a genuine passion for guiding people through their healing process to thrive in every area of their life. I feel it takes a holistic approach to truly find your joy. I consider myself a lifetime learner always looking for opportunities to learn.

Samer Zoukari

 Therapist Trainee

Hello! I am originally from Palm Springs, and I just recently graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a specialization in Human Health! I have previously worked with the OASIS department at UCSD, which provided services to underrepresented students at that institution. Now, I am starting my first year as a graduate student at San Diego State University. I am on track to obtain a Master's degree in Multicultural Counseling through the CBB (Community Based Block) Program.


I am passionate about making a change within my community regarding the attitudes toward mental health and servicing other marginalized communities. I firmly believe that mental health is a human right and should be accessible for all and is just as important as other health services! I am looking forward to working with URCC to help achieve my goals of working with people within my community and providing accessible mental healthcare access!

Mia Yoshoika
 Therapist Trainee

I am currently a Master’s student at Northwestern University studying Mental Health Counseling. I am new to the San Diego area, having recently relocated from Honolulu, Hawaii. I hope to bring the aloha spirit and multicultural competence from the islands into my sessions!


Storytelling also has been an influential part of my life. As a wedding and lifestyle photographer, capturing people’s experience has been extremely impactful. Transitioning into a counselor role, I hope to listen to your unique personal narrative and process together with a person-centered attitude, cognitive- behavioral techniques, and other elements from psychodynamic theory.


Life is unpredictable and it is my pleasure to sit with you with no judgment. The first step to change is reaching out for help, so I am glad you’re here!

Ebenezer Ezenwa

 Therapist Trainee

Ebenezer Ezenwa is a current graduate student working on a Master's in counseling. He obtained his Associates degree in Communication, media and languages, Humanities philosophy and arts and Social and behavioral Studies from Norco College and a Bachelor's in African American studies from UCR. Ezenwa has primarily worked in education since graduating from high school while also maintaining a notary business and being a peer mentor to support himself financially.Currently, Ezenwa works at San Diego City College as an Admin Assistant focused on working with first-generation students and students with disabilities and will soon graduate.

Kelly Zhao

 Therapist Trainee

Hello! My name is Xiao Yan Kelly Zhao. I am currently attending SDSU’s Multicultural Community Counseling (CBB) program. I joined Urban Restoration to provide low-cost therapy to members in the community. I find that therapy is useful for all facets of life and being able to take part in other's healing journey brings me joy. In my free time, I like to sing, take slow walks, try out different restaurants, and watch documentaries. My favorite food is sushi, if you have any sushi restaurant recommendations, please send them my way! 

Sandy Ahumada
 Therapist Trainee

Meet Sandy, a passionate and dedicated student therapist trainee pursuing her MA in Multicultural Counseling at SDSU. As a proud Latina of immigrant parents, she is fluent in Spanish and is committed to working with immigrants and children of immigrants to help break down the stigma often found in our communities.

At the core of Sandy's therapeutic approach is the understanding that mental health issues often stem from internal barriers that limit our emotional expression. Drawing on a belief in the power of self-compassion, Sandy encourages her clients to explore and work through any suppressed or internalized emotions they may be dealing with through acceptance and understanding of all sides of the self.


Sandy strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for her clients, empowering them to take control of their healing journeys while she provides guidance and support. By helping her clients tap into their inner strengths, develop their emotional intelligence, and accept all aspects of themselves, she believes that everyone has the ability to heal and grow.  

Latia Hoskins
 Therapist Trainee

Latia Hoskins (she/her/hers)
Latia is a graduate student at San Diego State University pursuing her Master of Science in Multicultural Community Counseling and Social Justice Education. SDSU is where she also received her BA in Linguistics with a minor in Psychology. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, she was stationed in San Diego, California in 2011 with the United States Navy and has since made the city her home. Her studies in Linguistics and Psychology branched out to a desire to teach and bridge educational gaps in communities that need it most. She has worked in many different industries and proudly served as a mentor, tutor, ESL teacher,and mental health counselor in a community college setting which has given her exposure to diverse communities; of various age ranges, ethnic groups, and neurodiverse populations. In addition to English, Latia is fluent in American Sign Language. She is also a certified Yoga instructor with a love of travel and exploration. Latia approaches work with the individual in mind to tailor-fit any and all services provided. As an intern Latia looks forward to enhancing her skills in person-centered and narrative therapy with an emphasis on integrative, holistic treatment and mindfulness practices.

Ange'l Smith

 Therapist Trainee

I have dedicated my life to helping better the lives of others in both spiritual and clinical settings. After experiencing my life challenges, I understand the importance of having a community of people to help you process life's journey. This fuels my "why" when supplying mental health support. I want to aid you in reconciling your relationships, families, or you individually back into a healthy place where you are experiencing the abundance of life and healing, creating a safe space filled with empathy, trust, acceptance, and a CBT/collaborative therapeutic approach.


If you seek a non-judgmental space to explore, reframe, and conquer the hindrances in your life, I am here and happy to support you along your journey to excellent mental health and emotional well-being.


Zeinab Mohamed

 Therapist Trainee

Salaam (Peace),
My name is Zeinab Mohamed. I was born and raised in San Diego. I am ethnically Somali and
spiritually Muslim. I am a community-oriented person. I enjoy nature and connecting with
people. I graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. I am
currently in the Community Based Block, Multicultural Community Counseling & Social Justice
Education Masters & LPCC program at San Diego State University. I am thrilled to be on this
journey of becoming a licensed therapist and offering counseling services as part of my
traineeship.
Therapy is a space where you can express yourself in ways that you are not allowed in other
places without judgment or restrictions. I believe that therapy will allow you to be seen and
heard while experiencing your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental safe space. It can be a
place where you gain clarity through your experiences and interpretations of your life, also,
where you can bring different meanings to your life. What you can expect from me as your
therapist in training is that I will do my best to create a safe, welcoming, and encouraging
environment to help guide you in your therapeutic process.


Francisca Verduzco

 Therapist Trainee

Hello! My name is Francisca Verduzco (she/her/ella). I was born in Sonora, Mexico and I am fluent in Spanish and English! I am currently in the Community Based Block, Multicultural Community Counseling & Social Justice Education Masters & LPCC program at San Diego State University. Prior to pursuing my graduate studies in counseling, I studied Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and Feminist Studies at UCSC. My clinical focus and experience includes serving BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and the undocumented community. In my therapy work I draw from Emotion Focused theory and Narrative Theory with a focus on anxiety and grief. I am here to support you in your healing journey as you learn more about your own way of being in the world! 

Jazmyn Saunders

 Therapist Trainee

Healing isn’t linear, and it doesn’t look the same for everyone. Let’s work together and discover what it looks like for you! I believe therapy is a tool we can all use to improve ourselves, our relationships, and ultimately, our lives. It is a great resource that allows us the time and space to process our emotions. It also offers a safe haven to discuss topics that gift us the ability to be vulnerable and express ourselves in a judgment-free space. I aim to be an asset in your healing journey and a resource in helping you find ways to show up as your best self more consistently. I utilize methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) to help you navigate through whatever issues you’re facing in your life. However, I also tailor my sessions based on your needs because I know therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Through a collaborative and empathetic approach, I empower my clients to gain self-awareness and explore their thoughts and behaviors. My ultimate goal is to equip clients with the necessary tools to lead rich, fulfilling lives amidst the ups and downs that life brings. I work with people from all backgrounds who may be struggling in certain areas, such as stress management, anxiety, depression, anger management, communication, relationship dynamics, mood imbalances, and trauma. Together we can embark on a journey towards healing and personal growth!  

Evie Quiroz

 Therapist Trainee

"Evie Quiroz is a bilingual, first-generation Mexican / American Student Clinician getting her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant University. She received her bachelor’s degree from California State University of Los Angeles, and began heven to discuss topics that gift us the abilir career in mental health as a Mental Health Worker at a Behavioral Health hospital in Pasadena, CA. Evie became further interested in mental health when she became a case manager for chronically ill people experiencing homelessness in San Diego County. Evie identifies as Bisexual / Queer and uses She / They pronouns. She has a passion for aiding and empowering the LGBTQIA, BIPOC community. Evie looks forward to using her education and experience to advocate for the rights of all disenfranchised individuals as she continues her career as a therapist. She is excited to serve a diverse population and is ready to grow both personally and professionally with the skilled guidance of URCC leadership

Brittany Cooper

 Therapist Trainee

My name is Brittany Cooper, and I’ve had the pleasure of calling San Diego, California,
my home for quite some time, originally hailing from Midland, Texas. I kick-started my
academic journey at San Diego State University, where I earned my undergraduate degree in Communication. Currently, I’m enrolled at Alliant International University, pursuing my graduate studies with the goal of becoming a Marriage &; Family Therapist. The prospect of contributing to the well-being of individuals and communities through therapeutic services is a source of immense excitement for me.


Joining this community-based organization is a genuine honor, as it aligns with my belief in
making therapeutic services accessible to all who desire and need them. I understand that
addressing issues impacting mental wellness can be a challenging journey, but I firmly believe in
the multitude of rewards that stem from such brave efforts.
My approach as a therapist revolves around creating a safe and nurturing space for clients
to share their experiences, reframe harmful narratives, and embrace the aspects that contribute to
their healed and whole selves. It’s a privilege to work alongside individuals on their unique paths towards growth and self-discovery. 

Anna Bulka

 Therapist Trainee

“When you love someone, you have to offer that person the best you have. The best thing we can offer another person is our true presence.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh, No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering
Hello! My name is Anna. I am a certified Sud Counselor and have been working as a substance use counselor and in the helping field for around 10 years and my years of counseling made me take the step to pursue my Master's in Marriage and Family. I am currently a student at National University.
I am originally from Upstate New York and have lived in San Diego for 10 years. San Diego is where I have called home and I enjoy everything this city has to offer.
In my 10 years of working in the helping field, I have gained experience working with men, women, and children of many different backgrounds from myself. My experience has been with houseless individuals, the BIPOC community, LGBTQ, incarcerated individuals, substance-addicted individuals, people challenged with various mental health struggles, and everything in between. During my time working with these individuals, I have found that true presence is vitally important. The world can be a tough and dark place at times. We can feel alone and unsupported by the challenges that life throws at us. I strive to give my patients the best thing I can: love and presence.  

Leticia Goss

 Therapist Trainee

Leticia Goss (she/her/hers)
Hello, my name is Leticia, but I go by Tish! I am currently a graduate student at National University pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am part of the LGBTIQA+ community and I am passionate about giving back to my community. I have learned from my own healing journey how beneficial it is to have a helping hand along the way and I hope to be that helping and supportive hand for my clients. Through my own experience, I now have a deep passion to help facilitate the growth and change individuals want to see and find the path within to feel better. “Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” – Tori Amos I strive to create a therapeutic space that is full of acceptance, grace, respect, and non-judgment to allow others to be vulnerable with themselves to find the power within themselves to heal. No one needs to do this journey alone, and I would love to be part of that journey. I also believe the journey is not just about the destination, but the beauty of taking each step towards healing. It is about progression and not perfection. Let’s dig deep together to find your healing power within and assimilate positive change.

Tracy V Gressi

 Therapist Trainee

“Toda incomodidad se puede transformar siempre en sabiduría.” -Nilda Chiaraviglio
“All discomfort can always be transformed in wisdom.” -Nilda Chiaraviglio


Hola, my name is Tracy V Gressi. I was born in Los Angeles CA, but I lived in Guatemala from ages 4 to 18. I am working towards obtaining my master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from National University. My long-term goal is to become a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist and specialize in working with anxiety, grief, depression, attachment styles, and family dynamics with young adults, individuals, and couples. During my practicum here at URCC, I would like to enhance my skills in emotion focus therapy, person- centered narrative therapy, and gestalt therapy with emphasis on holistic treatment and mindfulness practices. My main goal as a clinician is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where my clients feel free to express themselves. I am excited to serve a diverse population, and I am ready to grow with the skilled guidance of URCC leadership. If I am a good fit for you, let’s go on this healing journey together.

Patricia Milone

 Therapist Trainee

Meet Patricia “Trish” Milone, a graduate student at Grace College studying clinical mental health counseling. As an older student, she brings a wealth of life experience and empathy to her counseling practice. Hailing from the beautiful island of Hawaii, she embodies the warmth, care, and Aloha spirit that defines the culture. With a background in teaching, she has a unique understanding of the challenges individuals face in various stages. She believes in the importance of addressing the whole person, mind, body, and spirit, a holistic approach to counseling. She recognizes that each client is unique and tailors her counseling methods to each persons needs and values. This approach allows for a more comprehensive and effective therapeutic experience. A naturally positive person, Trish instills hope and encouragement in her clients. She understands the power of a positive mindset in the healing process and works collaboratively with clients to develop personalized strategies for growth and healing.


Our Case Managment team

  • What is Case Management?
    • Case management is a means for improving clients’ health and promoting wellness and autonomy through advocacy, communication, education, identification of service resources, and facilitation of service.
  • How does case management help our clients?
    • It is a wholistic approach to Addressing and handling the needs of our clients (e.g., addressing medical, physical, functional, emotional, financial, psychosocial, behavioral, spiritual, and other needs), as well as those of their support systems.
  • how does it benefit our clients?
    • The goals of case management are first and focused on improving the clients clinical, functional, emotional, andenvorinmental and mental health status.

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