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Oceanside ~In Office and Telehealth Options Available 

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Erica McDaniel, LCSW 


Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Manager 

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who graduated from San Diego State University with her Masters of Social Work and her Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) for school social work. She has experience working with children, teens, transitional age youth, adults, and families. Erica spent five years working in the adoptions program of Child Welfare Services and the past year working with adults in a mental health outpatient clinic. She specializes in trauma, attachment issues, substance use, anxiety, and depression. She believes in being client centered, strength based, and always meeting clients where they are in the moment. Erica looks forward to bringing her range of experience and more importantly her passion for helping people to Grow Through Life Counseling!

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Johanna Brubaker, AMFT


Associate Marriage & Family Therapist Supervised by Esther De La Cruz, LMFT, RPT-S

Are you concerned about your teen’s choices lately? Or a family member who just isn’t themselves? Grief and loss? With a passion for mental health care, Johanna has prior experience in various settings including crisis centers and behavioral services. She has worked with those who have been diagnosed: with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance use. Johanna also has lots of prior experience with crisis intervention and providing stability.  In her sessions, she utilizes various modalities including: Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Johanna is an empathetic listener. She graduated from National University with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Johanna joined the team in 2023 to provide individual and family counseling to  children, teens and famlies at Grow Through Life Counseling at our Oceanside location.

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Brooke Lopez, ASW


Associate Clinical Social Worker. Supervised by Erica McDaniel, LCSW

Brooke is a passionate therapist who genuinely values learning and process of change. She has experience working in schools (elementary, middle and high school), in-home crisis intervention and stabilization and with the juvenile probation population. She emphasizes authenticity, the power of unconditional positive regard and intentionality. She uses evidence-based practices with cultural humility and a trauma-informed lens to address depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, adjustment concerns, parenting concerns and substance use issues. Brooke believes that growth and healing takes a different path for everyone and is interested in finding that path in collaboration with clients. Brooke uses an eclectic approach in treatment and is trained in the following modalities: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play therapy, Narrative therapy, Structural therapy, Systemic therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT). Brooke received her training as a Masters in Social Work in 2018 and is currently an Associate Clinical Social Worker. Brooke joined Grow Through Life Counseling in 2021.

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Marissa Foreman, AMFT, APCC


Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Supervised by Esther De La Cruz, LMFT, RPT-S

Marissa is a caring clinician with a passion for working with children, teens and families. Marissa works at Oceanside High School and has been leading bereavement groups for hospice for several years. She understands grief and its effects. With her background rooted in Human Development, she has a warm, empathic approach with a focus on human connection and a Person-Centered approach. She offers support, guidance and structure to enable discovery of personal solutions to problems. Her goal is to create a space to understand. Marissa is genuine. She holds a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University. Marissa joined Grow Through Life Counseling in 2022 to serve the Oceanside and surrounding communities. 

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Tina Jaworski, LCSW


Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Tina loves teens! She enjoys helping families with communication, improving self confidence and self esteem and supporting during life’s challenges. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker  with the state of California. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work. Tina in the counseling field for many years in a variety of settings including residential group homes and community-based services. Tina takes a strengths-based, client centered approach to counseling, she has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy Facilitator (DBT) and Trauma focused CBT. As a licensed clinician a Grow Through Life Counseling she supports individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, self esteem issues, trauma and adjustment.  

Oceanside Leadership Team

Clinical Supervisor and Manager:
Erica McDaniel, LCSW

Oceanside Location

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