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, Registered Marriage and Family Associate AMFT 114466

Bo’s approach focuses on the therapeutic relationship, allowing for awareness, healing, and growth. Utilizing empathy, humor, and gentle confrontation, he provides a safe space to help clients cope with painful times, challenging relationships, and issues with self. Bo specializes in social and generalized anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss, self-esteem issues, life adjustments, 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, Bo works creatively and understands the unique issues which arise from life as an artist. His approach is relational, guided by psychodynamic, humanistic, and Emotionally Focused principles. He is LGBTQ+ affirmative and sensitive to issues related to gender, race, ethnicity, spirituality, privilege, and socioeconomic status. Bo believes therapy is a commitment from both the client and therapist and commits to offering an authentic space for clients to explore and grow.

 

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.

Contact Me

For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Mona Saba Valeriano, MSW, LCSW

1800S. Brand Blvd Suite 110

Glendale, CA 91204

(323) 942-9520

monavalerianolcsw@gmail.com

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