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Sorrento Valley ~ In Person and Telehealth options

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Gina Mazzioti, AMFT, APCC
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist & Associate Professional Clinical Counselor Supervised by Mallory Mincberg, LPCC


Welcome! Gina wants to meet you wherever you are in your growth journey. She is passionate about working on the root of issues and assisting clients in discovering their authentic selves and how they relate to others. Gina has experience working in a residential treatment setting, with a wide range of mental health symptoms and substance use disorders. She incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Gina welcomes creativity and cultivates openness to explore oneself and their interpersonal relationships in a therapeutic environment. She has a Master’s Degree from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University. She is a person-centered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. 


Tobias "Toby" Park, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Supervised by Mallory Mincberg, LPCC


Are you concerned about yourself or a family member? Toby has experience working with all ages including teens and young adults. Toby has helped treat severe mental health disorders, addiction, trauma, self-esteem, self-confidence, abuse, bullying, loneliness, LGBTQ+ issues, immigrational stress, and racism. Toby is an advocate for family involvement throughout the treatment process. Toby knows no person's mental health struggles exist on their own and are influenced at the familial, communal, and societal levels. Uncovering how these factors influence is the key to living more free, joyful, and fulfilled lives. Toby primarily utilizes interventions from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. Toby takes a strengths-based approach to therapy, which denotes that all people have the capacity to create lasting positive change in their lives. It helps to have another compassionate person to hold space. Toby received his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2021 from Alliant International University, San Diego. Toby joined Grow Through Life Counseling in 2023. 

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Mallory Mincberg, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Clinical Supervisor


Mallory Mincberg, MEd, LPCC has over 10 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families overcome a range of mental health and relationship issues. She received her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Houston and her undergraduate degree from Earlham College in human development and social relations. She uses a warm, collaborative, and evidence-based approach to therapy, incorporating techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help clients challenge and reframe negative thoughts and beliefs, regulate emotions, manage stress, and build healthy relationships.

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Kirsten Wimmer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor


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, Lead Clinical Onboarding Specialist


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. Ava runs our Clinical Onboarding Program as a seasoned clinician's with our practice to mentor our newly hired team members.

Sorrento Valley Leadership Team

Clinical Manager: Mallory Mincberg, LPCC

Clinical Supervisors:
Mallory Mincberg, LPCC and Kirsten Wimmer, LMFT 

Clinical Onboarding Specialist: Ava Kharrazian, LPCC

Sorrento Valley Location

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