Mae McAleavy, Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW 102980
I believe 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, I offer acceptance, deep listening, and curiosity. I work 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.
I earned my BA at University of Southern California, and my MSW at California State University Northridge. Prior to private practice I 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, my work integrates insights from mindful self-compassion, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt, Hakomi, and Neuro-Affective Relational Modeling. I am trained in EMDR for the treatment of trauma, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for treatment resistant depression and PTSD. My work is grounded in the research on the neurobiological basis of trauma and healing, and in attachment theory.
Gustine Fudickar, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT 144050
I see therapy as an opportunity to practice candid and compassionate relationships with ourselves, others, and the multitude of environments we inhabit. I hold that people need to be known, rather than fixed, and by learning to affirm this view, space for growth and evolution emerges. I work to address a range of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, low self-esteem, and limited self-expression.
I earned my Master’s Degree at Antioch University Los Angeles in 2023, which is founded in a progressive education ethos and places emphasis on creating reflective and socially conscious clinicians. I draw from a background as an arts and health educator for almost 10 years in Los Angeles private schools, a study and application of Eastern Wisdom traditions for over two decades, as well as my own lifelong creative arts practice.
I continue to study therapeutic as well as integrative and creative modalities and have recently begun a deeper dive into psychoanalytic work at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS).
I emphasize creating safety in a therapeutic relationship as the first step towards healing through playful curiosity and meaningful connection.