Lasonia "Recheal" Stewart-Brown, LCSW
Clinical Director & Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My clinical experience providing expert level counseling for children, youth, adults, couples, families, and Military. I have dedicated my career providing therapeutic services to individuals who have experienced trauma such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, Military sexual assault, and combat PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD and a host of other symptoms that limit one’s ability to experience joy and attend to the demands of daily life. I utilize an evidence-based therapeutic approach to treating clients like, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Psychodynamic, Strength-Based, Radical Acceptance, Solution Focused and Group therapy. My counseling style includes working together with my client to identify the results the client would like to accomplish in therapy. Based on what my client would like to accomplish,together we establish goals for treatment and methods to measure your success. I have also worked as a counselor in the San Marcos School District and with Children’s Hospital Counseling Center. I understand the challenges that teens face and, I have an effective manner of connecting with teens while helping them navigate their difficult emotions to effect forward movement. I have also worked with teens who face learning challenges and those who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s, Attention Deficit Disorder, gender identity issues, LGBTI issues, social anxiety, and depression to mention a few. I am honored to be at your service and offer my expertise to help your son or daughter navigate these difficult years with successful outcomes. With over 30 years of experience, I am confident I can help.
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, substance abuse, trauma and adjustment.
Etisha Wilbon, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Etisha Wilbon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the state of California. She has a master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in marriage, family and children counseling from California State University, Fresno. She has a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology and Communication Disorders. Etisha has worked in the counseling field for 9 years in a variety of settings including outpatient dual diagnosis, family mediation, children’s wraparound, domestic violence shelters, batters’ intervention locations, group homes and community-based services. Etisha 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, substance abuse, trauma and adjustment.
Taylor Weaver, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Taylor Weaver has provided direct services focusing on addressing the following: anxiety, substance use, life transitions, relationships, depression, anger, decision making, truancy, law enforcement engagement, self-esteem, life skills, social skills, boundaries and family dynamics.Taylor also has experience working with clients of all ages and developmental stages. She specializes in working with children, teenagers and young adults. She uses the following theoretical modalities: Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-Based, Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, Trauma-Informed, Mindfulness and Family Systems. Taylor earned her master’s degree in Social Work from San Diego State University. She has experience in supporting individuals with complex needs and a range of concerns. Taylor’s previous work has been in community-based organizations and outpatient clinics. She also has strengthened her abilities to build connections through her experience of working within a team via collaborating within the juvenile justice system as well as probation departments in order to support her clients. Taylor joined Grow Through Life Counseling in 2021 to continue to support youth and families in North County San Diego.
HaleyO'Bryan, AMFT, APCC
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor Supervised by Lasonia "Recheal" Stewart-Brown, LCSW
Haley is an associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT) and associate professional clinical counselor (APCC) who graduated from California State University, Fullerton’s M.S. in Counseling Program. As a therapist, Haley takes a client-centered, solution-focused approach and is warm, non-judgmental, and culturally competent. While Haley is equipped to work with clients on a wide range of issues, she is particularly interested in life adjustments, such as post-COVID adaptation, college/career transitions, and healing from trauma. She wrote her thesis on healing from high demand cults and has expertise in this area, too. Haley is also committed to serving LGBTQ+ community members and allies of this group. She creates a safe space for conversation and exploration around these identities.
Yang Jiang, AMFT, Phd
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Supervised by Kirsten Wimmer, LMFT
Yang is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master's Degree in marital and family therapy and PhD in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. Yang is passionate about helping her clients achieve a sense of purpose, power, and fulfillment through growth in areas such as identification of strengths, socio-emotional skills, and a desire to change. With families and couples, Yang brings a balanced and multi-faceted approach to uncovering and transforming unhealthy relationship dynamics and patterns. Yang has a strong background in substance abuse with adolescents and adults (including working with the families of those struggling with addiction) as well as anxiety and depression. She has also worked with diverse populations and understands how different identities (e.g. race, ethnicity, class, gender) can intersect and influence an individual's well-being.
Bret Klausen, APCC
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor Supervised by Lasonia "Recheal" Stewart-Brown, LCSW
Bret is a warm and empathic APCC who received his Master's degree from National University in 2020. A Socal native, Bret is passionate about working with children and has spent the last three years working across diverse populations. He has worked with at-risk youth and students with special needs, in addition to those experiencing anxiety, family issues, anxiety, depression, and more. He takes a multifaceted approach to treatment, drawing on techniques from client-centered, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness approaches. In addition to in-person treatment, he has experience working with clients via telehealth, utilizing various tools and resources in order to facilitate an effective and engaging environment for clients from the safety of their own homes. Bret meets his clients from a place of deep understanding and desire to help, which he believes is foundational to the work he does