MEET OUR TEAM
Our team is here to provide a safe, nurturing space for you to bloom in. We are well-versed in a variety of therapy techniques that are individually tailored to help you succeed.
KAREN MALBON, LMFT
Cofounder // Clinical Supervisor // Therapist
Karen (she/her/hers) has been working as a therapist since 2009. She has worked with all populations and ages within schools, universities, skilled nursing facilities, community mental health and in private practice. She specializes in working with trauma, both complex and single incident, anxiety disorders and PTSD. Karen is a trained practitioner of EMDR and has a background in DBT. She is a warm and engaging therapist who works effectively and creatively with clients on long and short term goals. Karen has a passion for working with young adults, those in the arts and the LGBTQIA+ population. Clients can trust that they will benefit from her advocacy, nonjudgmental approach and experience with anxiety disorders.
CHELSEA REID, LMFT
Cofounder // Therapist
Chelsea (she/her/hers) comes from years of experience working with adolescents and young adults in community mental health, private practice and school settings. She specializes primarily in working with individuals who experience social and generalized anxiety and trauma related struggles. In addition, Chelsea is trained in EMDR and utilizes this approach skillfully to support individuals in lessening feelings of distress. Chelsea is very passionate about the female perspective, women’s equality and is a strong ally for the LGBTQ+ community. She firmly believes that every individual has many strengths within them. Chelsea offers a nurturing, supportive and down to earth space assisting those in tapping into strengths they have yet to realize. Through this therapeutic journey, clients can begin to feel more at peace with their environment and themselves.
AMY CORDERO, LMFT
Amy Cordero (she/her/hers) utilizes a blend of different modalities in her therapeutic work, exploring client’s struggles while maintaining a vision for growth, progress, transformation and empowerment in a supportive, nurturing and non-judgmental environment. She serves individuals, LGBTQIA+, and late adolescents in a variety of situations, some of which may be processing trauma, exploring anxiety or depression, addressing relationship issues, or getting through a transitional phase of life. She trained at Airport Marina Counseling Service and worked with individuals, couples and adolescents providing therapy for clients with (but not limited to) relational issues, anxiety, depression, grief, loss and self-esteem. Following that experience, she continued her work in community mental health at Violence Intervention Program working with children, adolescents, young adults, foster youth and families addressing a variety of challenges and aftereffects of trauma. Under the supervision of Karen Malbon in private practice, she continues processing the after effects of trauma with adults while addressing anxiety, depression and grief and loss, among other challenges.
EMILY SHEFER, AMFT
Emily (she/her/hers) is an empathic therapist who uses her sensitivity to form a connection with clients and help them to access their emotional depths. Drawing on her training in Psychodynamic and Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emily works with individuals and couples to gain understanding in how early experiences have shaped them, and use this insight to break out of patterns that aren't serving them. Because she doesn’t believe in one size fits all therapy, Emily also utilizes tools from modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, and Family Systems to best serve the needs of her clients. Through her time working in community counseling, intensive outpatient programs, and private practice, Emily has worked with those challenged by symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma. She especially loves working with those who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships, and their life's meaning. Emily brings warmth, humor and creativity into the therapy room, as well as a deep respect for the people she works with. Emily is supervised by Karen Malbon.
AMY KELLOGG, LPCC
Amy (She/Her/Hers) is a licensed counselor who is passionate about helping individuals and couples process through topics related to complex trauma, addiction, and relational problems. Coming from a background of working in community mental health centers, as well as recovery programs, Amy understands the impact of generational trauma, anxiety, and addiction. Amy is passionate about helping individuals and couples explore their reactions to stress and trauma in order to build understanding and implement new patterns. Amy uses a strengths-based approach to help clients move toward self-compassion and mindfulness in their daily lives. With an undergraduate degree in intercultural studies, and experience working in both rural and urban settings, Amy’s cultural competency and acceptance helps clients to explore their backgrounds in a comfortable setting.
NICOLETTE MANZO, AMFT
Nicolette (she/her/hers) has experience working with adolescents, their families, and adults in the community mental health and school settings. With a focus on anxiety, trauma, and self-esteem issues, her direct yet warm approach is infused with humor and authenticity. Working from a trauma informed, cognitive behavioral lens, Nicolette has walked alongside a variety of identities, cultures, and faith backgrounds providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment. Her goal is to help clients find their voice while supporting them in building the skills they need to actively live their lives. Nicolette is supervised by Chelsea Reid.
ELIZABETH NIMS, AMFT, APCC
Elizabeth is a warm, empathetic associate counselor who seeks to bring value to her clients’ lives by building a trusting, therapeutic relationship. She believes in collaborating to address life’s difficulties by utilizing client values and strengths. She works from a variety of theoretical orientations including person-centered therapy, art therapy, trauma focused therapy, DBT, and mindfulness based practices. She enjoys working with individuals who are seeking therapy to expand their self awareness, create meaning in their lives and explore their relationship with themselves and others. She utilizes sessions to explore and understand the client’s emotional responses, core beliefs and strengthen their resilience. Elizabeth is supervised by Chelsea Reid, LMFT.
ANDREW DICONCETTO, AMFT
Andrew (he/him/his) has worked in community mental health and school-based settings with adults, children, and adolescents. He provides therapy from a culturally sensitive and LGBTQIA+ affirmative stance, grounded in self-discovery for each client. Within a judgment-free space, Andrew aims for each client to feel supported and empowered. Together he collaborates with clients to work on personal blocks and identify patterns which no longer serve them. He believes all clients have agency within their life story and helps them to foster this ability. As each client is unique, he integrates varying techniques from Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He encourages self-expression and creativity in work with adolescents and children, cultivating confidence and growth. Andrew is supervised by Karen Malbon, LMFT.