Discovery Counseling Center is proud of its more than 40 

pre-licensed and licensed therapists, social workers and psychologists.

STAFF THERAPISTS

CAROL AXTON    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #MFC 40334   Clinical Supervisor    Experienced with:  Adolescent Issues, Anxiety, Divorce, Marital/Couples Therapy, Children, Child Abuse, Relationships  MS Counseling, San Francisco State University

CAROL AXTON

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #MFC 40334

Clinical Supervisor

Experienced with:
Adolescent Issues, Anxiety, Divorce, Marital/Couples Therapy, Children, Child Abuse, Relationships

MS Counseling, San Francisco State University

ROB AYALA    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #LMFT 95754   Associate Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor    Experienced with:  Depression, Stress/Anxiety, Adolescents, Children, Adults, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Groups, Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Prevention  MS Counseling, California State University, East Bay

ROB AYALA

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #LMFT 95754

Associate Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor

Experienced with: Depression, Stress/Anxiety, Adolescents, Children, Adults, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Groups, Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Prevention

MS Counseling, California State University, East Bay

DANA CADONAU-HUSEBY    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #LMFT 86508   Clinical Supervisor    Experienced with:  Relationship Issues, General Life Stressors, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Issues, LGBT Issues, Addiction, Codependency, 12-Step Recovery, Eating Disorders  MA Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

DANA CADONAU-HUSEBY

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #LMFT 86508

Clinical Supervisor

Experienced with: Relationship Issues, General Life Stressors, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Issues, LGBT Issues, Addiction, Codependency, 12-Step Recovery, Eating Disorders

MA Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

KIARA CURZI    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #LMFT 100629   Experienced with:  Child and play therapy, groups, teens, parenting, stress/anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues  MA Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University

KIARA CURZI

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #LMFT 100629

Experienced with: Child and play therapy, groups, teens, parenting, stress/anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues

MA Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University

CHRIS DUERRMEIER    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #MFC 52317   Clinical Supervisor    Experienced with:   Adolescent Issues, Anxiety, Self-Harming Behavior, Substance Abuse, LGBT issues, Couples, Children, Parenting, Depression, Anger Management  MA, Ed.M.,Teachers College, Columbia University

CHRIS DUERRMEIER

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #MFC 52317

Clinical Supervisor

Experienced with:
Adolescent Issues, Anxiety, Self-Harming Behavior, Substance Abuse, LGBT issues, Couples, Children, Parenting, Depression, Anger Management

MA, Ed.M.,Teachers College, Columbia University

MELISSA DWINNELLS    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #LMFT 109389   Experienced with:  Children and play therapy, teens, adults, parenting, adolescent issues, anxiety/stress, depression, life transitions, behavioral issues and emotional regulation.  MA Counseling Psychology, The Wright Institute

MELISSA DWINNELLS

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #LMFT 109389

Experienced with: Children and play therapy, teens, adults, parenting, adolescent issues, anxiety/stress, depression, life transitions, behavioral issues and emotional regulation.

MA Counseling Psychology, The Wright Institute

PRAJAKTA GODBOLE    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #LMFT 46525   Languages Fluent in:  English, Hindi, Marathi & Kannada    Experienced with:  Children, Adolescent, Adult, Substance-Related Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, LGBT Issues, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Depression, Bi-Polar, Life Stresses, Family  MA Counseling, Santa Clara University  MA Clinical Psychology, University of Pune, India

PRAJAKTA GODBOLE

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #LMFT 46525

Languages Fluent in: English, Hindi, Marathi & Kannada


Experienced with: Children, Adolescent, Adult, Substance-Related Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, LGBT Issues, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Depression, Bi-Polar, Life Stresses, Family

MA Counseling, Santa Clara University

MA Clinical Psychology, University of Pune, India

DR. KELLI GROBE, PsyD.    Psychologist   License #PSY 29966   Experienced with:  Children, Adolescents, Groups, Relationship Issues, Anxiety/Stress, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Prevention   Doctor of Psychology, The Wright Institute

DR. KELLI GROBE, PsyD.

Psychologist

License #PSY 29966

Experienced with: Children, Adolescents, Groups, Relationship Issues, Anxiety/Stress, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Prevention

Doctor of Psychology, The Wright Institute

KATHY KANE    Clinical Social Worker   License #LCS 13083   Clinical Director, Director of Training, Clinical Supervisor    Experienced with:  Parenting, Divorce, Remarriage; Adolescents; Women's Issues; General Life Stresses; Depression; Anxiety; Supervision and consultation  MSW University of Houston

KATHY KANE

Clinical Social Worker

License #LCS 13083

Clinical Director, Director of Training, Clinical Supervisor

Experienced with: Parenting, Divorce, Remarriage; Adolescents; Women's Issues; General Life Stresses; Depression; Anxiety; Supervision and consultation

MSW University of Houston

GHAZALA KHAN    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #LMFT 100117   Languages Fluent in:  English, Pashto & Urdu   Experienced with:  Children, Adults, Couples, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, LGBT Issues, Autsim, ADD, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders  MA Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

GHAZALA KHAN

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #LMFT 100117

Languages Fluent in: English, Pashto & Urdu

Experienced with: Children, Adults, Couples, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, LGBT Issues, Autsim, ADD, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders

MA Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

 
STACY LINDER    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #MFC 53541   Experienced with:  Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Neuro-Affective Relational Model (NARM). Experienced with children, teens, and adults. Specialized in stress and emotional dis-regulation: grief, excessive fear, nightmares, anger, avoidance. Developmental trauma and pervasive trauma. Shock Trauma and PTSD: accidents, assaults, attacks, natural disasters, hospitalizations, injuries.  MA, Counseling Psychology, St. Mary's College

STACY LINDER

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #MFC 53541

Experienced with: Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Neuro-Affective Relational Model (NARM). Experienced with children, teens, and adults. Specialized in stress and emotional dis-regulation: grief, excessive fear, nightmares, anger, avoidance. Developmental trauma and pervasive trauma. Shock Trauma and PTSD: accidents, assaults, attacks, natural disasters, hospitalizations, injuries.

MA, Counseling Psychology, St. Mary's College

 
FRAN RAPOPORT, Ph.D    Clinical Psychologist   License #PSY 15195   Clinical Supervisor    Experienced with:  Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Issues related to Aging, Life Stresses, Groups  Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, UC Berkeley

FRAN RAPOPORT, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

License #PSY 15195

Clinical Supervisor

Experienced with: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Issues related to Aging, Life Stresses, Groups

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, UC Berkeley

 
RACHEL KINCAID    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #LMFT 99773  Facilitator of the Teen Girls Group & Alternative to Suspension Program Director   Experienced with:  Adults, Couples, Co-parenting, Relationship Issues, Adolescents, Self-harming behavior, Substance abuse, Anxiety/Stress, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Issues, Life Transitions, LGBTQ+ Support  MA Counseling Psychology, The Wright Institute

RACHEL KINCAID

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #LMFT 99773

Facilitator of the Teen Girls Group & Alternative to Suspension Program Director

Experienced with: Adults, Couples, Co-parenting, Relationship Issues, Adolescents, Self-harming behavior, Substance abuse, Anxiety/Stress, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Issues, Life Transitions, LGBTQ+ Support

MA Counseling Psychology, The Wright Institute

COLLEEN MILLEN    Marriage and Family Therapist   License # LMFT 109436  Facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T High School)   Experienced with:  Children, Teens, Parent Coaching, Adults. Works with stress management, emotional regulation, developmental trauma, PTSD, substance use, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression.  MA Counseling Psychology-Somatic Psychology, JFK University   Yoga and mindfulness teacher since 2000 – Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at 500 level (ERYT-500) with Yoga Alliance

COLLEEN MILLEN

Marriage and Family Therapist

License # LMFT 109436

Facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T High School)

Experienced with: Children, Teens, Parent Coaching, Adults. Works with stress management, emotional regulation, developmental trauma, PTSD, substance use, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression.

MA Counseling Psychology-Somatic Psychology, JFK University

Yoga and mindfulness teacher since 2000 – Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at 500 level (ERYT-500) with Yoga Alliance

BETH RINGHEIM    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #LMFT 44130   Experienced with:  Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief, Parenting, Self-Harming, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD  MS Counseling, San Francisco State University

BETH RINGHEIM

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #LMFT 44130

Experienced with: Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief, Parenting, Self-Harming, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD

MS Counseling, San Francisco State University

EMILY KITTS    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #LMFT 99763   Experienced with:  Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, Adolescent Issues, Adults, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions  MA Counseling Psychology, The Wright Institute

EMILY KITTS

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #LMFT 99763

Experienced with: Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, Adolescent Issues, Adults, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions

MA Counseling Psychology, The Wright Institute

 
AMY NEWELL    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #MFC 42936   Clinical Supervisor   Languages Fluent in: English Experienced with: Adolescent Issues, Adoption, Adult, Anxiety, Cultural/Ethnic, Marital/Couples Therapy, Parenting, Relationships, Stress Management, Women's Issues  MA Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

AMY NEWELL

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #MFC 42936

Clinical Supervisor

Languages Fluent in: English
Experienced with: Adolescent Issues, Adoption, Adult, Anxiety, Cultural/Ethnic, Marital/Couples Therapy, Parenting, Relationships, Stress Management, Women's Issues

MA Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

 
KAY SMITH, RN    Marriage and Family Therapist   License #MFC 50878  Facilitator of Women's Hope Group since 2007   Experienced with:  Children, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families and Group Therapy; Stress Management, Anxiety, Depression; Grief/Loss; Relationships and Life Transitions  BS Nursing, San Diego State University  MA Counseling Psychology, Holy Names University, Oakland

KAY SMITH, RN

Marriage and Family Therapist

License #MFC 50878

Facilitator of Women's Hope Group since 2007

Experienced with: Children, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families and Group Therapy; Stress Management, Anxiety, Depression; Grief/Loss; Relationships and Life Transitions

BS Nursing, San Diego State University

MA Counseling Psychology, Holy Names University, Oakland

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Executive Director   Kathy Chiverton  kathychiverton@discoveryctr.net

Executive Director

Kathy Chiverton

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Prevention Coordinator   Patty Hoyt  pattyhoyt@discoveryctr.net

Prevention Coordinator

Patty Hoyt

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Office Manager   Alex Hays  alexhays@discoveryctr.net

Office Manager

Alex Hays

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Administrative Assistant   Candace Burstedt  candaceburstedt@discoveryctr.net

Administrative Assistant

Candace Burstedt

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Business Manager   Cheryl Strehlow  cherylstrehlow@discoveryctr.net

Business Manager

Cheryl Strehlow

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Administrative Assistant   Rochelle Johnson  rochellejohnson@discoveryctr.net

Administrative Assistant

Rochelle Johnson

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