Seeds of Wellness Counseling

JOHN STAFFORD

MA, AMFT # 124898 – PRACTICE DIRECTOR

John’s extensive experience in mental health, along with his advanced degree in Psychology and high GPA, showcase his dedication to the field and commitment to helping others. His background in the technology sector demonstrates his ability to pivot and succeed in different industries, making him a well-rounded and accomplished Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.

John’s specialized focus on working with children and adolescents, coupled with his compassionate and empathetic approach to therapy, highlights his ability to create a safe and nurturing environment for his patients. By utilizing post-modern therapeutic techniques tailored to his patients’ needs, John effectively communicates and connects with those he works with, fostering meaningful and impactful relationships in the therapy process.

John’s diverse background in executive management complements his expertise in mental health, making him an ideal fit for the role of Practice Director at Seeds of Wellness Counseling Services. His strategic leadership and compassionate approach set a positive example for the team, ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the practice. With John at the helm, Seeds of Wellness Counseling Services is well-positioned to provide exceptional care to its clients.

Rosealinda Carrillo’s impressive credentials as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Therapist Supervisor, and Clinical Administrator, coupled with her advanced degrees from prestigious institutions, highlight her dedication to the field of mental health. Her ongoing pursuit of a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality with a unique research focus demonstrates her commitment to exploring and contributing to important conversations in the field. Rosealinda’s expertise and passion make her a valuable asset in shaping the discourse around sex education and LGBTQ narratives.

Rosealinda Carrillo’s extensive experience spanning over a decade in providing mental health services to a diverse range of individuals underscores her proficiency and adaptability in the field. Her therapeutic approach, characterized by compassion, sensitivity, and a unique blend of humor with psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, reflects her ability to create a safe and effective therapeutic environment for her clients. Rosealinda’s versatile skill set and client-focused approach make her a valuable and trusted resource in supporting the mental well-being of those she serves.

Rosealinda Carrillo’s commitment to offering LGBTQIA-affirmative and culturally inclusive counseling services speaks to her dedication to creating a safe and supportive environment for individuals from diverse backgrounds. Through her advocacy and mentorship, she is actively shaping the future of therapy by guiding and inspiring the next generation of therapists to prioritize inclusivity and respect for all clients. Rosealinda’s efforts not only benefit the current clients she serves but also have a ripple effect in promoting acceptance and understanding within the mental health profession.

Rosealinda’s wealth of experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist, coupled with her background as a Licensed Clinical Supervisor, uniquely positions her for the role of Clinical Director at Seeds of Wellness Counseling Services. Her proven track record as a leader and educator, combined with her compassionate yet clinical demeanor, showcases her ability to effectively oversee and guide the clinical team. Rosealinda’s blend of expertise and interpersonal skills makes her an ideal candidate to lead the organization and foster a supportive and impactful therapeutic environment for both clients and staff members alike.

ROSEALINDA CARRILLO

MFT # 103075 – CLINICAL DIRECTOR

NICOLE SZETELA MFT

#143859 – LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

Nicole Szetela is a licensed Therapist. She received her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Cal State University in Fullerton. Nicole has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Bowen Family System Theory, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. She has worked with individuals, families, and children/teenagers in the field of therapy and helping them through various situations. 

She believes in building relationships with clients on the foundation of trust and respect and getting to know them to provide the best help possible. She is passionate about normalizing mental health and breaking down the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding the field. In her free time, Nicole likes to read, write and paint.

Nicole is a multi-racial Associate Therapist. She received her Master in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2021 with a specialization in Trauma from Pacific Oaks College. Nicole has three years of experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults from various cultural backgrounds with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, and Self-Harm. 

The theoretical orientations used by Nicole are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Trauma Focus. 

Nicole strives to give all her clients a safe environment to share their stories and help them on their journey of healing. She understands taking the first step is hard but the healing journey is fulfilling. 

We all need help in certain areas of our lives and there is no shame in reaching out to ask for help if you are ready to take control over your mental health let’s take the journey together.

NICOLE HERNANDEZ AMFT

# 126815 – ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

MICHELLE DAZALLA AMFT

# 137677 – ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

Michelle’s expertise lies in her culturally sensitive approach to therapy, where she adeptly employs a diverse array of therapeutic techniques for individuals, couples, and families. Her extensive toolkit and teaching skills allow her to educate clients on utilizing these tools effectively, fostering personal growth and self-improvement. Michelle’s commitment to creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment underscores her empathetic nature, aiming to guide clients towards mental wellness, mindfulness, and self-awareness for a more fulfilling lifestyle. Her ultimate goal is to empower clients on their journey towards holistic well-being, instilling encouragement and support along the way.

Michelle’s philosophy of “Aim Small to Hit Big” encapsulates the importance of being present in the moment and setting achievable goals as stepping stones towards larger accomplishments. By focusing on small, attainable targets, individuals can build momentum, celebrate each success, and gradually progress towards their ultimate objectives. Michelle’s approach emphasizes the value of incremental growth, encouraging individuals to appreciate the journey and the achievements made along the way.

Danita is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Master of Counseling degree from Palo Alto University. Her work has been with a variety of diverse groups and clients including couples, LGBTQ, all genders, sex work, and adult clients living with the effects of trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and sexual assault. 

Danita uses an intersectional lens to explore identities that impact a person’s well-being, such as gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, income, religion, ability, and ethnicity. She believes everyone deserves a safe and non-judgmental space and is dedicated to providing that for her clients

DANITA DAVIS AMFT

# 128723 – ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTn

ALINE-GISELLE MELKON 

AMFT # 136210 – ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

Aline’s philosophy centers on a great quote from Wayne Dyer “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” She has been motivated to understand the inner workings of the mind, whether in her earlier career or at present, by improving the lives of others and alleviating suffering in a therapeutic environment. Aline has spent most of her life following this endeavor by either documenting, volunteering, or now, as a mental health professional creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can progress toward treatment goals, personal growth, and, foremost, life-affirming change.

Aline has an international background, having worked in several countries. In addition, She has had two previous careers, one as a fine artist and the other as a director, writer, and producer of films and television. During her career, she has acquired an integrative approach to treatment by involving specific techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited for the client’s problems and barriers that prevent them from actualizing their better selves and emotional well-being. 

Life is hard and understanding how to live your best life can be a challenge. Andrea is here to help anyone who is struggling with feeling stuck, unhappy, lost, afraid, worried, or overwhelmed. Life is hard; therapy is hard, but we can work together to help you learn how to make positive changes so you can begin to thrive.  

Andrea works with adult individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, life transitions, relationship problems, depression, work-related stress, grief, addiction, or self-esteem issues. She is passionate about helping people learn to thrive in their relationships, develop strong self-images, and flourish in the various areas of their lives.  

Our therapy sessions are a safe space in which we will collaborate together on how you can take control over your mental health and wellbeing. You are a unique individual with a unique history, so your therapy should be unique to fit your specific needs. Her approach to therapy is to meet you where you are with compassion, acceptance, and hope.  

ANDREA REDD

APCC # 11491- ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR

STEPHANIE DAVINO

AMFT # 131901 – ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

Stephanie is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with dual bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Communication Studies from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Stephanie has over 10 years’ experience in the corporate world, in the U.S. and abroad, and enjoys assisting clients with the challenges of new life transitions including discovering their professional passions, changing careers, and thriving academically and professionally.  

Whether you are seeking therapy as an individual or a couple, Stephanie specializes in assisting clients with relationship struggles. She has helped individuals, teens, and couples in the areas of intimacy issues, identity exploration, effective communication, trust-building and infidelity recovery, enhanced sex life, co-parenting, and creating more meaningful connections. Her approach is both LGBTQIA affirmative and sex positive. She also works with individuals from a wide range of cultural and life-stage backgrounds assisting with challenges including anxiety, depression, family/friendship issues, grief and loss, sexual challenges, women’s issues, and survivors of abuse. 

Stephanie’s therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and insightful. She assists her clients in making connections between the present and past through mindfulness and identification of patterned thoughts, actions, and feelings; discoveries that can help clients gain greater insight and self-awareness leading to meaningful changes. 

Beth’s diverse identity and professional background as a queer, asexual, and aromantic therapist, who is knowledgeable in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including ACT, CBT, DBT, Person-Centered, and Gestalt Therapy, uniquely position her to provide inclusive and effective mental health support to clients. Through her expertise in working with individuals facing various mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and chronic illness, Beth demonstrates a commitment to fostering a safe and affirming therapeutic environment for clients of different backgrounds and identities. Her multidimensional approach to therapy, coupled with her specialized training in health psychology, equips her with the tools to facilitate meaningful growth and healing for those under her care. Beth’s dedication to inclusivity and holistic wellness highlights her advocacy for empowering individuals to navigate their mental health journeys authentically and compassionately.

Beth’s commitment to cultivating a secure and cooperative therapeutic setting, coupled with their compassionate emphasis on mindfulness, self-compassion, and humor, underscores their dedication to supporting clients in realizing their objectives. By nurturing a supportive dynamic and offering tailored guidance, Beth empowers individuals to enhance self-awareness, acquire new coping mechanisms, and tackle life’s obstacles with resilience. Their holistic approach and empathetic presence enable them to effectively partner with clients on their personal development journey, facilitating a sense of empowerment and growth.

BETH SCALISE

AMFT #141984 – ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

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