Associates 

Mona supervises various associates in her private practice as they work toward licensure. If you're interested in working with one of her associates for ongoing therapy, please inquire with her or contact her associate directly using their website links below. Regarding supervision provided, each associate receives 1-2 hours of weekly supervision from Mona regarding their direct practice with clients. Associates are also able to provide sliding scale services to clients with financial limitations. 

Bo Gabriel (he/him), Registered Marriage and Family Associate AMFT 114466

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Bo’s approach focuses on the therapeutic relationship, allowing for awareness, healing, and growth. Utilizing empathy, humor, and gentle confrontation, he works with individuals and partners in all relationship styles to provide a safe space to help clients cope with painful times, challenging relationships, and issues with self. Bo specializes in anxiety, grief/loss, identity, relationship, and creative issues.

Bo earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles and his Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley. Prior to private practice, he completed his practicum training at Open Paths Counseling Center. In addition to his experience working with individuals and couples, he co-facilitated a social anxiety group for adults and established the first grief process group at Open Paths.

With a background in the arts and years in the entertainment industry, Bo works creatively and understands the unique issues which arise from life as an artist. His approach is relational, informed by psychodynamic, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Emotionally Focused (EFT) principles. He also provides Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. He is LGBTQ+ affirmative and sensitive to issues related to gender, race, ethnicity, spirituality, privilege, and socioeconomic status.

 

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Latisha O'Connor, Associate Clinical Social Worker ACSW 71520

Latisha specializes in therapy during pregnancy and postpartum and is a certified perinatal mental health provider (PMH-C). She believes bringing a baby into a family is a major life transition that warrants therapeutic support. She tailors treatment to a client’s needs through holding space for grief and loss, providing empathy, gentle challenging, psychoeducation, being curious, and collaborating on problem solving.


She created The Virtual Village online therapy and education groups for new parents 0-6 and 7-12 months postpartum. The groups run weekly for six weeks and are held on weekends to accommodate parents’ schedules.

 

Latisha earned her Master of Social Work at University of Southern California, a Master of Business Administration at Grantham University while on active duty in the Air Force, and her Bachelor of Science from University of Portland. Prior to private practice, she worked at Los Angeles Country Department of Mental Health and with veterans and military families at the Cohen Military Family Clinic and U.S. Vets. 

 

Latisha brings unique life experiences from her time in the military, living abroad, and working in corporate America. She’s a parent, a partner, an ally, and a confidant. She operates under a trauma-informed care philosophy and has an eclectic approach that includes psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. She believes therapy is a vital part of self-care and that when we care for ourselves, we learn self-compassion and are better equipped to care for others.

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Mae McAleavy, Associate Clinical Social Worker ACSW 102980

Mae believes each of us carries an inner healing intelligence, and that healing and growth are possible no matter what experiences have brought you to this moment. Providing a warm and compassionate space for clients to develop wellbeing, Mae offers acceptance, deep listening, and curiosity. She works with individuals who deal with a range of concerns and diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences (sexual abuse, PTSD, war trauma), relationship challenges, and chronic illness.

 

Mae earned her BA at University of Southern California, and her MSW at California State University Northridge. Prior to private practice, she worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs providing individual and group psychotherapy to Veterans. 

 

Utilizing holistic approaches to help you create the changes you seek, Mae's work integrates insights from mindful self-compassion, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt, Hakomi, and Neuro-Affective Relational Modeling. She is trained in EMDR for the treatment of trauma, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for treatment resistant depression and PTSD. Her work is grounded in the research on the neurobiological basis of trauma and healing, and in attachment theory.