Introducing our Therapists

Christina Greenup, MSCP, MFT - I

I am a family systems therapist with roots in attachment theory. I take a trauma-informed, mindfulness-based approach with my clients. Fundamentally, I believe that when our basic needs of safety, security, and healthy relationships are unmet, it impacts our perception of the world. I strive to create a safe, open, accepting, and collaborative space to allow for healing and growth to form secure attachments and a restored sense of safety in the world.

Diane Kay, M.Ed, MSCP, MFT-I

 I provide an attachment-based, systemic approach to therapy. This means that, while I honor your power as an individual, I also understand that the relationships and systems that surround us play an important role in our lives, too. This holistic approach to therapy allows us to work together to draw upon your current and past experiences and relationships to make meaning of them in order to move forward. I integrate aspects of emotionally-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, feminist therapy, multicultural therapy, and always pull from trauma-informed considerations. 

Tomoko Hotema, MSCP, MFT-I

I use different approaches depending on the person's presenting challenges, personality, and current mindset. The approaches I use fall under Humanistic Therapy, which focuses on each individual's uniqueness. Humanistic Therapy is about finding who you are, realizing your potential, and finding fulfillment in life. Therapy is teamwork, and I will do my best and work with you to figure out your unique path in life.

Karisa Yoshida, MSCP, MFT-I

My framework considers a client's larger system (family/community), their personal identity, interaction with societal pressure, quality of relationship dynamics, and how trauma is present in their lives. I believe that it is okay to be unsure, confused, or not be on track to have it all figured out. I believe that healing is deeply personal and can require different needs across the life span. I am affirming and supportive of a client's gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. The approaches that I resonate with are emotion focused, acceptance and commitment therapy, system perspective, LGBTQIA+ affirming and I recognize and validate experiences of Complex PTSD (C-PTSD).

Kianna Dizon, MSCP, MFT-I

I am a family systems therapist, with an affinity to narrative therapy, trauma-informed, attachment approaches and inner child work. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused Brief therapies.

Ann Kedl, BA

I work from the idea that creativity is healing in any sense. Regardless of how one views the "soul", we can learn about ourselves, what makes us tick, and how we best function, through creative endeavors. We can also provide stress release through creative expression. Understanding that making art and being creative are different, I work to demystify creative options, and aim to make creativity more accessible to more people. You don't have to be good at art, to benefit from creative work or to allow creativity to play a role in your healing and resetting journey. My passion has always been fiber arts, primarily weaving. I enjoy introducing people to the healing nature of “creating” using your heart, hands and mind to express yourself through creations of color and texture.

Frank Castillo, MSCP, MFT-I

My philosophy in working with trauma is to provide care that

focuses on creating a safe therapeutic environment for my clients.  I believe that many of us have suffered some type of trauma. I promise to be understanding, compassionate, and to make our sessions a collaborative experience - we will work through your experiences at your own pace.  I am also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  For those seeking couples support,  I will help you work towards building a better friendship with your partner, learn to manage conflict, and create ways you can support each other's hopes for the future.  I use the following approaches: Attachment-based; Culturally Sensitive; Emotionally Focused; Family / Marital; Family Systems; Feminist; Humanistic; Multicultural; Person-Centered; Trauma Focused

Kristine Altwies, MA/LMFT

 I am a family systems therapist, with an affinity to Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative, trauma-informed, social emotional learning, Strategic, and Cognitive Behavioral systems. I am EMDR trained, and a member of EMDRIA.  I use a strengths-based approach in parenting. Our thoughts, dreams and family histories matter, and can aid self-discovery. My role in the counseling room is to listen, reflect back, and draw out truths. I am not an expert, I am a supporter who aims to deeply understand you.