Welcome!
Meet Our Team

Welcome!
Meet Our Team

“Take the time to define yourself and define your value. If you’re having a hard time doing that, ask yourself: What is something I would say to someone I love?”

— Beyoncé.

Our Mission Statement:

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Our Mission Statement:

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As a first generation Mexican American, born and raised in Los Angeles, I experienced first-hand the reluctance and need for mental health services in the Latinx community. I use this experience to propel myself into the mental health field with the idea of having conversations within the Latinx community of all the taboo including love, sex, relationships, feminism, Trans issues and advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights.

With over 10 years of experience in the mental health space through my private practice and community work with inner-city programs. Much of my focus is on building relationships, family dynamics, LGBTQIA+ community, trauma, anxiety, and depression. My training in some of the most progressive modalities including, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago, Gottman, (Level 1 and 2), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Seeking Safety, elevate my strategies to help clients develop skills to create life-long changes, stay present and live a more fulfilling life.

In addition to my therapy practice, I am the host of Mental Health 411 podcast which amplifies my work through educating, building a community, and having important, honest conversations around normalizing everything taboo, inclusivity, and acceptance.

Nancy is available for public speaking engagements.

Nancy Paloma Collins

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Founder and Clinical Director at Paloma Therapy
Speaker/Latina Entrepreneur

Keren Cabrera
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
(Under Supervision)

I am EMDR trained who specializes in children, young adults, adults and veterans who have been survivors of crime, deal with depression, anxiety and PTSD. As a Latina therapist I am passionate in helping others and in creating an environment that is safe, non-judgmental and a place where your voice is heard and validated in every session. Together we will process past traumas, life stressors, and learn how to use life lasting resources to embrace the best of you.

I am EMDR trained who specializes in children, young adults, adults and veterans who have been survivors of crime, deal with depression, anxiety and PTSD. As a Latina therapist I am passionate in helping others and in creating an environment that is safe, non-judgmental and a place where your voice is heard and validated in every session. Together we will process past traumas, life stressors, and learn how to use life lasting resources to embrace the best of you.

Fairy Shaw
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
(Under Supervision)

Passionate about helping clients and their families. She recognizes the need to identify and treat the occurring disorders, such as Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Life Transitioning. She is trained in EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her background includes work experiences in a variety of settings: Mental Health Centers affiliated with Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Inpatient/Outpatient Mental Hospital, Mental Health Crisis, Partial Hospital Programs and Out-patient Private Practice.

Passionate about helping clients and their families. She recognizes the need to identify and treat the occurring disorders, such as Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Life Transitioning. She is trained in EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her background includes work experiences in a variety of settings: Mental Health Centers affiliated with Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Inpatient/Outpatient Mental Hospital, Mental Health Crisis, Partial Hospital Programs and Out-patient Private Practice.

Geneveve Madrid
Registered Associate Social Worker
(Under Supervision)

I value the importance of human relationships and treat each client with integrity. My goal is to work with my clients who experience depression, anxiety, stressors, and trauma on how to balance their mental health, process challenging situations, and essentially reduce the self-stigma of mental health. I am committed to providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for my clients to share their vulnerabilities and to discover their best selves.

I value the importance of human relationships and treat each client with integrity. My goal is to work with my clients who experience depression, anxiety, stressors, and trauma on how to balance their mental health, process challenging situations, and essentially reduce the self-stigma of mental health. I am committed to providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for my clients to share their vulnerabilities and to discover their best selves.

Anabell Arias
Associate Clinical Social Worker
(Under Supervision)

I have worked in the social work field for over 10 years and from serving children in after-school and special education programs, providing case management services to survivors of domestic violence, and supporting seniors in hospice care. As a mental health clinician, I have treated adult men and women recovering from substance abuse, eating disorders and trauma by utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). In an outpatient setting, I have provided therapy to adults with symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, and PTSD.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am here to walk with you on your journey to self-awareness, cognitive challenging, and healing. I have worked in the mental health field for 4 years, specializing in Trauma studies, implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Seeking Safety, Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to assist clients with a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. The first step towards creating a more fulfilling life takes courage. I seek to guide clients to identify their strengths to awaken self-compassion and confidence during the healing process.

Heather Field

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
(Under Supervision)

As your Clinical Counselor, I am grateful to be able to support you on your journey of healing and growth. Your journey and experiences play an integral role in who you are and how you respond to the world around you. My goal is that you find the time we spend together a safe space where you can be authentic, honest and willing to learn new tools to help us navigate the world more effectively. My clinical experience has allowed me to support adolescents in residential treatment as well as adolescents through adults within the hospital setting. I am excited that you have decided to prioritize your mental health and hope to support you through this journey.

I value the importance of human relationships and treat each client with integrity. My goal is to work with my clients who experience depression, anxiety, stressors, and trauma on how to balance their mental health, process challenging situations, and essentially reduce the self-stigma of mental health. I am committed to providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for my clients to share their vulnerabilities and to discover their best selves.

William Tu

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
(Under Supervision)

As a registered Associate Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, I grew up in Southern California and have lived most of my life in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel area. My insight of therapy comes from a multicultural lens due to my upbringing and background.

I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, DIR Floor time, and Geek therapy. Your experience in treatment with me will be a tailored therapeutic plan that will be focused on your needs.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am here to walk with you on your journey to self-awareness, cognitive challenging, and healing. I have worked in the mental health field for 4 years, specializing in Trauma studies, implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Seeking Safety, Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to assist clients with a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. The first step towards creating a more fulfilling life takes courage. I seek to guide clients to identify their strengths to awaken self-compassion and confidence during the healing process.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Our therapists are certified and trained EDMR Therapists!

What is EDMR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1990s in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images; the therapist then directs the patient in one type of bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements or hand tapping. Wikipedia

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

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