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Terrah Tillman LMFT #44862

Welcome! I have devoted the past 20 years to studying early childhood mental health and parent/child relationships. I am passionate about the importance of early primary relationships between parents and children and the profound impact they have on children's later success.

My approach with families is strength-based and family-centered. I believe each family has its own strengths and assets that can be utilized to assist in healing and succeeding. My services are individually catered to each of my client's needs. Depending on the situation, I offer individual therapy, dyadic therapy with

parent and child, and family therapy.  Some of the treatment modalities I utilize include: Play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Therapy and more!

I graduated with honors from UC Davis with a degree in Child Development and a minor in Psychology.

I graduated with honors from the University of San Francisco with a master's degree in Counseling Psychology with emphasis on Marriage Family Therapy (MFT). After working with clients for over 3,000 hours, I passed the licensing exams and became a Licensed MFT.

As a clinician, I worked for an intensive in-home early intervention program. I helped families with children who had severe behavioral issues. I also worked in a residential program for abused and neglected children.

Currently, I provide clinical supervision and manage a team of therapy interns that provide therapy to children, families, individuals and couples.

Being a foster parent myself, I have parented children who have been abandoned, traumatized, abused, and neglected and have severe behavioral and emotional issues. I feel that having this first hand experience gives me more insight and empathy for parents living with these issues.

I look forward to meeting you and working together to make positive changes in your child's life and yours. 

(916) 743-9518

Joie Halladay LMFT #93474

Hello! I have spent the past seven years supporting children and families in developing healthy and positive relationships with one another. I find that often families thrive once given the skills 

they are undoubtedly searching for.

I attended California State University for my Bachelors of Science in Speech Pathology and later my Master of Science degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. Once I completed the required 3,000 clinical hours, I obtained my professional license in June of 2016.

Prior to obtaining my Master of Science I worked at a group home for teenagers who had been discharged from the juvenile hall. Many people would say that these teens were a lost cause however, working with them inspired me to find creative ways to engage them and to think outside the box. It also taught me the importance of family involvement in treatment and the role of parents.

For the past five years I have worked as a clinician at KidsFirst, a non-profit family resource center. KidsFirst has provided me with a wide array of experience, including working with young children, tweens, teens, individual adults, and couples, as well as teaching social skills groups to troubled children and teens and parenting classes

and much more!

I work individually with children of all ages as well as with their families in order to ensure that the whole family is able to obtain the skills necessary to grow and succeed. I believe that by working collaboratively with parents and caregivers, children are better able to thrive!

I utilize an array of interventions from several modalities in order to create a treatment plan 

that best suits the child and family. My goal is to find each client's strength and use those in order to encourage positive change.

Some of the therapy modalities I use include: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent/Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Interpersonal Therapy. I also teach positive parenting classes such as The Incredible Years Curriculum and Cooperative Parenting Classes for divorced or separated parents working towards a healthy co-parenting relationship.

I look forward to collaborating with you and your family!

Stacy Westover LMFT #113312

Hello! My love for working with children began back when I was a teen. I have spent a majority of my

life working with and caring for children in some capacity. I grew up babysitting, working in

preschools and was a nanny throughout my bachelors program. I received a Bachelor of Arts in

Psychology at San Diego State University and a Master of Science in Counseling (specializing in

Marriage, Child and Family Therapy) from California State University, Sacramento.

I started my work in the mental health field 18 years ago in a residential home for teenage girls after

obtaining my bachelors degree. After a couple years in residential care I moved to an intensive in-

home early intervention program where I helped families with children who had severe behavioral

issues. This is where I met Terrah and where we began our professional relationship and I was

inspired to return to school to get my Masters Degree and become a therapist myself. While in my

Master’s program I worked at a shelter for abused and neglected children. Once I obtained my

masters, I worked for seven years as a clinician at a non-profit agency while collecting hours for

licensure which I earned in May 2019. Currently, I run a Wellness Center for high school students

through a local school district.

My background has included issues in counseling such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, child

development, parenting issues, autism, grief and loss, ADHD/impulsivity, adjustment, aggression,

divorce, adoption, bullying, social skills, and relationship problems.  I am a trained Incredible Years

Parent Group Leader, Incredible Years Children’s Group Leader, and have lead mandatory parenting

groups required for parents with CPS involvement, I am also Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

certified and Trauma Focused CBT certified.

I take pride in my work with children and families.  I have consistently provided my client’s with the

highest possible quality of care and treatment.  I am dedicated to fostering a safe environment and

working with each individual to develop a customized plan to improve their quality of life.

Elizabeth Jennings LMFT #138500

Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I have been working with children and 

families for over ten years including work in research, education, and mental health.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Rochester in 2012,

where I assisted in research on parent-child attachment and early cognitive linguistic

development. In 2020 I obtained a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at 

San Francisco State University. 

For the past six years, I have been providing individual, group, and

family therapy for a diverse range of children, adolescents, and families in the Bay Area and

Sacramento. Through East Bay Agency for Children and Seneca Family of Agencies, I worked

with children at school and in the classroom to address behavioral problems, to support with

processing difficult emotions, and to build healthy coping and communication skills to manage

life’s challenges and navigate relationships. At Stanford Sierra Youth & Families, I provided

community-based mental health services including trauma work, crisis support, family therapy,

and coordination with other professionals and systems such as school staff, CPS, and foster care.

I believe that every child is unique and I use an eclectic approach to therapy to find

strategies that are the right fit for each individual and family. I have worked with a variety of

modalities including CBT/DBT, ACT, narrative therapy, play therapy, and expressive arts. I

have worked with children and families facing a broad range of challenges such as depression,

anxiety, trauma, social skills, and relational problems. My areas of interest also include identity

development, LGBTQ+, and navigating life stage transitions such as beginning adolescence and

transitioning from adolescence to young adulthood.

I look forward to working with you!


Geneva "GG" Gandelman ASW #110943

Associate Social Worker Supervised by Terrah Tillman LMFT #44862

Hello! For the past 10+ years, I have enjoyed working with children in a variety of settings. During my undergraduate program, I began my career supporting families in a University Preschool setting which allowed me to provide direct services along with helping foster a nurturing and engaging environment for my clients to thrive. I then received my BA in Psychology, along with child development experience, from Cal Poly Humboldt in 2015. In addition to working in the educational sector, I have worked in home and community based programs as a Behavior Technician providing ABA therapy for children with Autism.

During the pandemic, I learned to be flexible and innovative. I completed my graduate school internship in the Student Support Center at a local elementary school while also adapting and providing virtual therapeutic services. I have also worked within County Children’s System of Care Services, County Mental Health Services for adults, and with a private agency developing resources for clients with developmental disabilities. I graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 2022 with my Master’s in Social Work. In my time at CSUSB, I focused my studies and research project on intergenerational trauma. I am passionate about incorporating mindfulness in all areas of my professional and personal mental health practice. I strive to help families thrive by fostering a collaborative partnership and building upon everyone's individual strengths.

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Sarah Flores APCC #14406

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor supervised by Terrah Tillman LMFT #44862

Hello! My name is Sarah and I have a passion for seeing children and families thrive. Working alongside families in finding their strengths is a joy of mine. The greatest success is seeing a client grow in their capacity to handle life’s challenges and thrive in their empowerment.

I have worked with children for over 10 years in various capacities from creative arts teacher, to preschool teacher, and clinician. I obtained my master's in clinical psychology in 2020. I have experience in community mental health working with adults, children, and adolescents in both individual and group contexts. During my graduate school internship, I worked with children and adolescents in an intensive outpatient program supporting a variety of challenges my clients were facing including depression, anxiety, school refusal, difficulties with attention and hyperactivity, trauma, and relational problems.

Modalities that I have worked with include; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma-informed therapy, Attachment Therapy, play therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). I have a specific interest in empowering clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma by creating a safe place where they are seen and heard. I look forward to working with you and your family as we move towards a better quality of life.

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