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Sorrento Valley ~ In Person and Telehealth options

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Elana McCormick, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Supervised by Megan Baldwin, LCSW 

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Elana is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, East Bay. Elana has years of clinical experience in high school and inpatient settings, working closely with adolescents with various diagnoses including depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. She works from a collaborative, person-centered, and strength-based approach while supporting clients to be in charge of their own lives. Her empathy, warmth, and patience help create a safe, non-judgmental space for all ages, where clients can process and heal. Elana works closely with her clients to tailor therapy to their needs and what works best for them.

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Kirsten Wimmer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

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Kirsten brings her passion for working with youth and helping families thrive.  She is experienced at treating depression, anxiety and self-harm behaviors through CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) tools and other interventions. Kirsten enjoys working with families as part of the treatment process. Kirsten's experience  includes working with youth in both Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization(PHP) levels of care with the mood treatment programs.  Kirsten has a passion for helping young adults with identity development and setting career goals. She also helps families with adult children living at home. In 2021, Kirsten joined our clinical supervisor team to support the growth of associate therapists.

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Ava Kharrazian, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

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Ava loves to support new mother's who have children ages 18 months and younger. She appreciate the adjustment in motherhood and the challenges of having young children and balancing identify and self care.  Ava is truly person-centered by recognizing how difficulties experienced cause disruption in emotion management. Subsequently, she values a holistic approach to treatment planning, recognizing the importance of every individual’s unique journey, and considering multiple aspects of life and self in providing support. Her experiences include facilitating a New Mom's support groups. Additionally, she addresses issues related to self-esteem and self-worth, academic and social pressure, anxiety and depression, career and college guidance, and varying behavioral and emotional challenges. She believes in providing a safe space for children and Mom's to work through life’s challenges. She is here to help you and your child build new skills, and empower your family to regain control and live a more fulfilling life! Ava is bilingual and offers services in both English and Farsi.

Sorrento Valley Leadership Team

Clinical Manager: Megan Baldwin,LCSW

Clinical Supervisor:
Megan Baldwin, LCSW and Kirsten Wimmer, LMFT 

Sorrento Valley Location

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