Evan Endres, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Evan has 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Evan has worked with diverse populations in a variety of treatment settings. Evan has spent the majority of his therapeutic career working in direct care with youth and families in residential group homes, school settings, and non-profit community-based in-home services. Evan has experiences working with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD-related challenges, addiction, trauma, and grief/bereavement among more. Working from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, he understands that establishing a strong therapeutic alliance is paramount to provide the best opportunity for success. Evan utilizes a person centered, evidence-based approach with training and experience in Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy. He utilizes his own life experience and education to enlighten and empower clients to be the author of their own lives, and the courage to be imperfect. In his free time, he enjoys his family, golf, fishing, with an ambition of creating a mentorship program for youth. Evan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Evan completed his Master’s degree in Social Work from Cal State University San Marcos.
Ursula Zekas, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Facing life challenges can be both difficult and overly stressful at times. As a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Ursula’s strength lies in developing a meaningful relationship with her clients. She cultivates a warm, safe and compassionate environment for client’s to feel free to be open and explore. She provides therapy to all ages along with couples and families. She uses the following modalities: strengths based, client centered, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Family Systems and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) certified. Her focus includes helping clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and transitions. Ursula is particularly skilled in and expertise in working with: trauma, high stress, domestics abuse and sexual assault survivors. She helps clients who feel stuck and need solutions to help them move forward. By working together, Ursula helps her clients navigate a path toward healing and growth. Ursula joined Grow Through Life Counseling in 2022 to provide in person care in Oceanside and Teleheatlh to Californians.
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.
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.
HaleyO'Bryan, AMFT, APCC
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor Supervised by Esther De La Cruz, LMFT, RPT-S
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.