Meet Our Therapists

Christine Pess, AMFT

Registered Associate MFT 89012

I have a Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I am trained in numerous types of therapeutic approaches, and I use my holistic background to personalize a method most appropriate for each client. Over the past 6 years I have worked clinically with adolescents, couples, adults and elders.

I see therapy as a process of changing how we think and feel about our lives. I strive to create a comfortable, accepting and encouraging space, and I believe that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client is essential to the work. Common reasons to pursue therapy include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief, sleep issues, health issues, relationship difficulties, identity exploration and making meaning of one’s life. I enjoy supporting my clients in recognizing and healing from the negative patterns of their lives with the goal of creating more authentic and enlivened futures.

Brannon La Force, LPCC 7656

I have been a counselor for more than 30 years. I remain passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and believe that genuine caring is an essential element to a effective counseling relationship. Over the years I have worked with clients with significant trauma and loss. I consider it a privilege to stand with another individual as he or she resolves great pain. I am currently seeing clients exclusively via tele-medicine (secure video platform).

I specialize in treating clients with trauma, PTSD, relationship issues and borderline personality disorder. Please complete the appointment link below to schedule an appointment with Brannon today.

Suzanne Vargas

Clinical Director LCSW 79703

I am very passionate about creating safe, supportive, and non judgmental relationships with others. Seeing people evolve into more authentic, compassionate individuals who give themselves permission to live as themselves is so inspirational and rewarding. I love working with other clinicians, professionals and people who care about wellness and compassion.

My therapy style is to listen to you, show you that you matter, and strive to understand you and your goals. We focus together on where you want to be, and together I teach you proven techniques to make your life what you want it to be.

I specialize in working with couples, people struggling with anxiety or work perfectionism, individuals exploring themselves (spirituality, career, passions, sexuality/gender) and teens. I am a licensed clinical social worker #79703 that has been doing clinical work for 8 years. I have my masters in social work from the University of South Carolina. 

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