Zeruah Reedom | Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF 70354) in California working under Dr. Tanika Gayle licensed psychologist (CA PSY 23903).
I graduated from Brandman University with a Masters of Arts in Psychology and Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy in 2011. I have experience counseling individuals, families, and conducting groups. I enjoy counseling late adolescents and adults. I currently work with adults in the Calworks/GAIN program who have mental health barriers to college education, training, and employment. I have experience at a county contracted agency counseling children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidal behaviors.
My practicum training included counseling males at a substance abuse recovery center with maintaining sobriety. I also spent many years as a Social Worker helping the elderly and disabled population by investigating abuse cases, obtaining resources to assist with domestic and personal care needs, and providing support to caregivers.
My career as a Social Worker, Therapist, and a community volunteer has allowed me to work with diverse populations and become culturally sensitive to particular needs. Many of the clients I have worked with have experienced anxiety, depression, grief/loss, life transitions, career obstacles, caregiver stress, self-harming, self-esteem, co-dependency, academic underachievement, and the need for effective coping skills.
I am a compassionate therapist whose main focus is to help my client’s through self-determination. I believe that identifying one’s own inner strength is the catalyst to overcoming obstacles in daily life. I use a variety of treatment modalities to tailor the specific needs of the client including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered, and Mindfulness Based techniques. I look forward to assisting you through your journey towards increased wellness.
Michael B Finlay LMFT, LPCC
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (CA LMFT 88530) and licensed professional clinical counselor (CA LPCC 2895) in California. I completed my Masters in Counseling Psychology degree at California Baptist University in Riverside CA and am finishing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Loma Linda University. I have advanced training in severe mental illness, substance use, chronic health issues, pain management, and trauma.
Life can feel out of control at times and we often feel lost when trying to address it alone. The goal of my work is to create an environment where people can learn and practice skills to restore balance to their life. My work incorporates a combination of individual, family, and community resources to restore each individual’s ability to function and thrive. My work focuses on identity development, self-esteem, cognitive and emotional awareness, behavioral modifications and goal setting. I primarily work with adults, couples, and families. I use evidenced-based brief psychotherapy to assist people in reaching their goals and learning skills to cope with future problems in the least number of sessions necessary. I work with a wide range of conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, chronic pain, substance use disorders, relationship issues, domestic violence and family issues.
In addition to providing therapy, I conduct research on how to improve therapy outcomes and I have taught the following doctorate level courses; Advanced Psychopathology, Human Development, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples and Family Therapy, and Ethics. My continued involvement in research, teaching, and with professional organizations ensures that I am providing the services that are effective and beneficial for the people I work with.