Daybreak Therapists - Long Beach
Patrick Cleveland, L.M.F.T.
Founder & Clinical Director
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Lisa Goldfein, LPCC, BC-DMT
I am a licensed professional clinical counselor and board certified dance/movement therapist. I received my master's degree in Somatic Psychology: Dance/Movement Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. My education incorporated a Buddhist mindful approach with a blend of western psychology.
My approach to psychotherapy and counseling is eclectic and holistic in that I believe in working and creating an individual treatment approach unique to each of my clients. I am person centered but also psychodynamic in that I believe that the unconscious is an important door to lasting change where one can uncover the root of patterns of behavior. As a classically trained Indian dancer, my journey as a therapist began with my connection to dance and its capacity to heal and express my inner challenges. I believe in the mind/body connection as the body is a canvas uniquely shaped and moved by our experiences. A somatic- based approach is a tool to allow the unconscious to come alive and bring to our awareness.
During my 14 years of experience working in the mental health field, I have gained extensive experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, grief, trauma, families, couples, LGBTQ issues, multicultural issues, postpartum depressions, and self-esteem. I am half Indian and Japanese. I speak Japanese and Malayalam. My unique background gives me an insight into multicultural issues, and the challenge of finding identity. I also run workshops in the community on self-care, stress-management, women’s empowerment and support for moms. I also offer advanced training in authentic movement for clinicians, an approach based in Jungian depth psychology.
I understand that reaching out for support and finding the right person to guide you through your journey to healing can be a challenging process. I believe we all have the capacity to heal and see ourselves as whole, and my training as a therapist puts me in the unique position to guide you through that process. To inquire about setting up an appointment with me please call our business phone number at 562-566-4257.
Yana Newberg, L.M.F.T.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and received my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Krasnoyarsk State University in Russia. After graduating in 2001, I started working in community mental health and now have over 17 years of experience in counseling and psychotherapy with adults, groups, families, couples, and children. I am passionate about helping others and through my counseling work I have been able to support clients who were struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, work related conflicts, and issues. I am deeply interested psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy and in 2015 I became a part of 5 year certificate program in psychoanalysis at the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute to enhance my skills as a therapist and to eventually become a psychoanalyst. My study and training are ongoing. The last several years of my practice were focused on providing therapy for children with anxiety and adults with psychological trauma who were subjected to domestic violence and different types of abuse and neglect in childhood. I also enjoy working with couples very much and utilize the E.F.T. (Emotion Focused Therapy) approach that focuses on the love and connection in the couples relationship and ways to restore it. My professional interests and expertise are in the area of psychological trauma, sexual abuse, loss and dealing with chronic anxiety and depression. Many of our experiences come from a place of great suffering and fear. Often, this entails surviving harsh challenges and as a result, pieces of our personal stories may be missing, either because they are forgotten or too painful to talk about. Restoring one's personal history can prove to be invaluable in healing pain. It can connect the past and the present forming continuity and hope for the future. My goal as a therapist is to provide assistance and encouragement for every one of my clients in exploring these personal stories as a way of coping with pain and finding meaning. I provide a caring and safe environment where my clients can get to the source of their problems and feel safe, seen, heard, and understood. Working together, we can achieve your goals of living a more joyful, loving, and productive life as well as any other issues or concerns you would like to address. To inquire about setting up an appointment with me please call our business line at 562-566-4257
Pamela Montazer, L.M.F.T.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I did my undergraduate work in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and completed my master's degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy at Pepperdine University. I have over 13 years of experience in the mental health field working with a variety of issues such as eating disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, codependency, chronic relapse, dual diagnosis, families, adolescents, depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, PTSD and trauma. Having a broad range of experience over the years opened my eyes to the need for adequate trauma treatment so I became trained as an EMDR practitioner. I completed EMDR training with Linda Vanderlaan. Dr. Vanderlaan is a highly respected EMDR therapist and a close colleague of Dr. Francine Shapiro, EMDR’s founder. In studying mind- body approaches to trauma, such as EMDR, I learned about the effectiveness of eastern practices such as yoga and meditation in treating a range of psychological challenges. This prompted me to cultivate my own personal yoga and mediation practice. Personally experiencing the benefits of a mindfulness practice led me to pursue formal training as a yoga teacher, so I could bring those benefits to my clients as well. In 2017, I received 200 hours of formal training as a yoga instructor in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Currently, I specialize in treating a wide range of psychological challenges using mindfulness based and trauma informed approaches. Additionally, I completed two years of doctorate level study in Forensic Psychology including a specialty course on Organized Crime in Rome, Italy. In addition to my mindfulness and Trauma training, I have received specialized training in Experiential, Narrative, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavior, Humanistic and Family Systems Therapy modalities. I was selected to present at the Annual Meeting of Institute for Violence, Abuse & Trauma (IVAT) and Sex Crimes and Paraphilia Institute (SCPI) in 2010. I have, also, guest lectured at Orange Coast Community College, participated in several research projects and have been published in MOJ Addiction Medicine & Therapy on Med Crave online. In my work with clients I focus on providing a safe, open, and non-judgemental environment in order for them to share their story, discuss their needs and concerns, and work on overcoming whatever issues they may face or goals they want to accomplish. To inquire about setting up an appointment with me please call our business phone number at 562-566-4257.
Kathleen Kelley, L.M.F.T.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I became a psychotherapist because I was seeking to transform and I was intrigued with the inner workings of the psyche. Carl Jung’s approach to the unconscious through active imagination called to me. In addition to earning an MS in Counseling Psychology from California State University, San Bernadino, I mentored with a Jungian therapist, a scholar of the Divine Feminine, and a shaman from Zimbabwe. I became certified in Dream Tending through Pacifica Graduate Institute, and completed Jean Houston’s Mystery School. In my thirty years as a psychotherapist, I have worked in private practice, in schools and in community counseling centers. work is rooted in depth psychology, life purpose mentoring, and spiritual practices. I work with individuals and couples who are undergoing life transitions or who are seeking change. I provide a safe environment for emotional healing, personal transformation, interpersonal growth and spiritual discovery. I believe much of our stress, overwhelm and unease comes from not living authentically, and yet we each carry clear knowing within us. I also hold that the challenges of life, when met with consciousness, help us grow into our full potential. At heart, I wish to empower others to shed limiting beliefs, to break habits and patterns that no longer serve them, and to be in right relationship with themselves and others. Knowing that each person is unique, I am holistic and eclectic in my approach. In addition to traditional psychodynamic techniques, I utilize inner dialogue, narrative therapy, breath work, mindfulness, art therapy, and dream interpretation. I have also led workshops and groups. To inquire about setting up an appointment with me please call our business phone number at 562-566-4257
Kiana Tinsley, L.P.C.C., L.M.H.C.
I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in California as well as a licensed mental health counselor in New York. I completed both my undergraduate work in psychology and counseling and my master's degree in mental health counseling at the City University of New York- Queens College. I have worked in substance abuse clinics, community mental health clinics and day programs serving various populations in New York City. I have over seven years of experience in the mental health field in which I have worked with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol addiction, suicidal ideation, grief, peer relationships, women’s issues, self-esteem, dual diagnosis, schizophrenia, personality disorders and trauma. I enjoy working with young adults and adults to help them achieve overall fulfillment in their everyday life. I also enjoy working with couples utilizing emotion focused therapy to help them build and re-establish the loving connection in their relationships. My individualized person-centered approach to counseling and therapy allows for natural rapport and trust to take seed. I have a passion to support clients in realizing their potential and developing into their optimal selves. It is important for me to help people expand on their possibilities, strengths, and confidence. I provide a safe and supportive space where my clients can unpack their difficulties, express emotions, and most importantly begin the healing process. To inquire about setting up an appointment with me please call our business phone number at 562-566-4257
Alexander Feldt, A.M.F.T.
I am an associate marriage and family therapist with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. After working in various community-based and non-profit settings, I have acquired a broad base of experience working with adolescents, couples, and adults on issues such as relationship issues, work stress, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction, bipolar disorder, and personality issues. I believe much of our discontent and unease in life comes from rejecting our inner selves, and thus embracing ideas like “I’m defective,” or “there’s something wrong with me.” Through my practice, I create an atmosphere of acceptance and safety that helps my clients explore these obstructive beliefs and reprocess them in the context of a safe environment. I’ve developed my own personal flavor of therapy that draws from a wide variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, attachment theory, narrative, and humanistic therapies. This blended approach has allowed me to help a wide variety of people in very different places in their lives overcome obstacles that have often followed them for decades. I have also found a passion for working with couples, helping each partner build the trust and security required to be their whole and honest selves in their relationships. I don’t believe couples therapy is about rescuing “on the brink” couples. Rather, couples therapy is about helping each partner flourish and achieve meaning in the life project that is their relationship. I weave this approach into an emotionally-focused therapy model that helps couples under my care not only survive but thrive. To inquire about setting up an appointment with me please call our business phone number at 562-566-4257