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Scripps Ranch Team~In Office & Telehealth available

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Lanelle Teran, ACSW


Associate Clinical Social Worker Supervised by Jen Leader, LMFT 

Lanelle has experience with a wide range of concerns including: stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harming behaviors and other mood disorders. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, she is dedicated to empowering individuals and families as they grow in their unique healing journeys. Lanelle has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals and families dealing with mental health conditions. She utilizes evidence-based approaches: CBT, DBT, ACT, MI and culturally relevant approaches to promote resilience and foster positive change. She delivers compassionate, holistic, and culturally responsive therapy to all ages and diverse backgrounds. She enjoys helping underserved communities. Her approach is grounded in a social justice and trauma-informed lens, strength-based, person-centered, and fosters a non-judgmental, affirming environment. She has more than 6 years of experience in community based and outpatient settings working with youth, adults and families. Lanelle welcomes individuals with intersecting identities, particularly 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC folx of diaspora. She is a first-generation Chicana, fluent in both Spanish and English.

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Jordan Harber, AMFT


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Supervised by Jen Leader, LMFT

Jordan works to create a client-centered, compassionate, and safe environment that is inclusive of all backgrounds and life experiences. Jordan has worked with a wide variety of populations and mental health diagnoses, and he knows that therapy works best when the client’s goals, perspectives, and family system are central to treatment. Jordan especially enjoys using and providing skills from both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and he has particular experience with those in the ASD community as well as with veterans suffering from trauma. Jordan is a graduate of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at the University of San Diego, and he looks forward to working with you and your family. 

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Sarah K. Samman, PhD, LMFT


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

Sarah is deeply committed to issues of interpersonal and social justice and specializes in addressing experiences with interculturalism, internationalism, spirituality, and gender and power on couple and family relationships. She utilizes a post-modern lens, specifically Solution Focused Therapy, with an intersectional Feminist Family Therapy grounding. In addition, she is trained in Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy and explores the biopsychosociospiritual influences on relationships. She has worked with a variety of clients -children, teens, and adults- in a variety of configurations -individual, couple, and family- in outpatient and residential treatment centers, behavioral health institute, transplantation institute, and community agencies. Sarah believes in the importance of care, courage, and prudence. Unconditional care and positive regard for self and others, the courage to explore difficult and painful experiences in a safe and validating environment, and the prudence and wisdom to know when to safely proceed and when to pause and take the time needed for growth and healing. Ultimately, Sarah believes that everyone is deserving of connection, hope, engagement, and empowerment in one’s journey of healing as well as confidence in their influence on their relationships and world.  Sarah earned her masters degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, from Lewis & Clark College and a post-master's certificate in Medical Family Therapy as well as a doctoral degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University.

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Marisol Camarena-Geiger, APCC


Associate Professional Clinical Counselor Supervised by Jen Leader, LMFT

Marisol believes that clients should be treated with compassion and dignity and uses a culturally humble lens to consider all parts of identity. She has worked in early childhood settings, schools, and has provided home visiting and clinic-based services. Her experience helps guide strategies that are practical, strength-based and centered around the client’s chosen goals. Treatment is individualized. With extensive training in attachment, child development, and trauma, Marisol knows the importance of building healthy relationships. She has experience with children, teens and families working on a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting issues, strained peer relationships and grief. Play therapy and parent-child coaching is often utilized. She also promotes a mind-body connection, knowing that integration allows for repair and resilience. Marisol earned her Master of Science in Child Development specializing in Early Childhood Mental Health from San Diego State University and a Master of Arts in Human Development from Pacific Oaks University.

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Dallas Fotinos, LPCC


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 

Toddlers, teenagers and everything in between Dallas has worked with kids for over the past ten years. Dallas enjoys supporting kids and teenagers with uncovering their inner worlds and emotions and finding ways to communicate this to those around them. Dallas understands the uniqueness of individuals and the constellation of supporters around them leading her to understand the importance of communication and collaboration with the team. Dallas operates from an attachment based perspective incorporating aspects of child development, neurodevelopment, play and art. Dallas joined the team in 2023 and looks forward to working with you and your family! 

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Abigail Long, LMFT


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

Abigail loves to work with youth to help express themselves, manage life’s challenges, and fulfill their potential. Abigail knows the value and importance of collaborating with the youth’s family & support system to further strengthen resources to meet the youth and family’s needs. Abigail has experience providing services to youth in school-based (elementary, middle, and high school) and office settings. Abigail has treated a wide range of issues including anxiety, depresssion, poor academic performance, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, anger, disruptive behaviors, bullying, peer/relationship issues, screen dependence, substance use, sexuality and gender identity issues, trauma from physical/sexual abuse, grief, and family issues. She uses treatment modalities including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, Narrative, Strengths-Based, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, and Family Systems. Abigail creates a sense of empowerment and acceptance for clients during the therapeutic process to put their best self forward. Her personal and professional philosophy are one and the same - “Do everything out of love.” Abigail Long obtained a Master of Science in Counseling with specialization in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from University of Phoenix in 2012 and became a licensed therapist in July 2018. Abigail joined our Scripps Ranch team at Grow Through Life Counseling in 2022 with a shared passion for treating youth and families.

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Sara Tynes, LPCC


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 

Sara received her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Adam's State University, Colorado in 2018. She has worked in a variety of settings such as public schools, residential treatment centers, to pro bono community health agencies. Sara has experience with a varied demographic: children and adolescents from economically challenged backgrounds, families, and adults who have struggled with disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, ADHD, autism substance abuse, as well as bipolar disorder. She enjoys using cognitive behavioral therapy as well as a solution- focused approach. Sara uses her compassionate personality to develop a trusting and meaningful relationship with her clients. She believes in the power of healing through human connection, and strives to ensure your present pain doesn't make you forget about your future purpose.

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Joel Gamache, LMFT


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Joel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) licensed in the state of California. He earned his Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix in 2016. He has experience providing therapy for the psychological effects of chronic pain and intense acute pain, San Diego's homeless population, pre-teens and teens in the juvenile justice system prior to providing therapy to children, teens, and families in the county clinic setting. In this setting he served those who experienced trauma, developmental trauma, child abuse, and developmental delays. He has a psychdynamic therapy style and primarily focuses on improving family communication to resolve difficulties. Joel is a veteran of the United States Navy and is thankful to have service members and their dependents within the population he serves. He has been serving the San Diego community for 13 years within the fields of nursing, hospice volunteering, and psychotherapy.

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Chanda "Candi" Kizer, LMFT


License Marriage and Family Therapist 

Candi has worked with a vast array of populations and is passionate about using a strengths-based, person-centered approach to caring for and treating her clients. By using this approach, Candi encourages her clients to internally initiate the healing process and to reach their therapeutic goals. Candi is experienced working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. She has focused strengths working with clients suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, boundary setting, codependency, adjustment challenges, identity, crisis intervention and LGBTQIA+ issues. Candi is trauma informed and culturally aware making her a caring and supportive therapist. She is focused on ensuring that individuals feel safe to discover their true selves, develop resilience and are able to navigate their futures in healthy and optimistic ways.  Candi graduated from National University with her Master’s of Counseling Psychology degree and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from National University. Candi joined Grow Through Life Counseling in 2022. 

Scripps Ranch Leadership Team

Clinical Manager: Kara Kohnen, LMFT 

Clinical Supervisor: Jennifer Leader, LMFT 

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