Meet the Team

—Clinical—

Melissa Argueta, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Melissa obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Art, and a Master of Arts in psychology focusing on Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has over 12 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient and

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Melissa Dumaz, LMFT

Family Therapist

Melissa Dumaz is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience in psychotherapy. She specializes in guiding clients through the complexities of overcoming emotional and physical trauma. She also helps clients of all ages deal with grief, anxiety, depression, relationship issues,

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Shelley Pusich, LMFT

EMDR Therapist

Shelley has been in practice for over 30 years. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy from UCLA, and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She has extensive training in Hypnosis and has been certified in EMDR since 1994.

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Lisa Topp, BCBA

Therapist

Lisa obtained her Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Counseling in 2009, and became a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) in 2010. For over 17 years, she has worked extensively with children and teens with both behavior and social issues. She supports families with a child/teen

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Erika Ober, LMFT

Primary Therapist

As a Los Angeles native, I’ve had the privilege of being exposed to a multitude of cultures that exist in this vibrant city. This opportunity has been highly beneficial to my experience as a clinician; enhancing my cultural competence and increasing my ability to be compassionate towards

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Elianna Rome, PsyD

Psychologist/Primary Therapist

​​Many people ask me what I enjoy most about being a psychologist. My simple response is that I truly enjoy helping people learn how to advocate for themselves. When people think about advocacy they think about legal pursuits or policy change. For me, advocacy starts with our own needs. When we can take care of ourselves,

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Eli Shapiro, LCSW

Digital Dependence Consultant

Dr. Eli Shapiro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Education and more than two decades of experience working with adolescents and their families. He is a noted writer and lecturer on a variety of mental health and educational topics and currently serves as the lead researcher on a national study

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Charley Allen, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Charley has committed himself to healing work, mindfulness, and addiction recovery for the last 10 years. Charley has received extensive training in mindfulness practice and its application in psychotherapy, and he uses these collaboratively with clients to increase resilience, self-worth and a felt sense of security.

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Lauryn Hunter, LMFT

Art Therapist

Lauryn Hunter LMFT, ATR is an award winning art therapist with 15 years experience working with children in therapeutic and school-based environments. She is a specialist in child development related to broken attachments with primary caregivers such as grief, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders,

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Cynthia Kelvin, PsyD

Drama Therapist

Cynthia received her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2014 and her registration in drama therapy in 2016. She is also currently in training to become a certified poetry therapist from the International Association for Biblio/Poetry Therapy.
Cynthia has worked in community mental health settings as well as

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