Therapy is about learning to love yourself and grow despite your mistakes. It is about welcoming your struggles with the same strength and enthusiasm that you accept your victories, for we grow through our struggles.

Stephens Therapy Associates will help you uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. We employ complementary therapy approaches and techniques, including Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Relational Therapies. Today, you are one step closer to a new you, feeling empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.

Meet Our Staff

Brenda Stephens, LPCC, LMHC, LPC

Brenda Stephens

CEO & Owner

LPCC – CA 4366
LMHC – FL MH20382
LMHC – NY 012636-01
LPC – WI 4234-125

Choosing a therapist can be intimidating and difficult. My goal is to help you have access to a coach…


Nahyune (Gina) Lim

Director of Staff Management

LPCC – CA 9016

Reaching out to seek help takes a lot of courage and strength. Whatever struggles you are going through…


Nissrine Habhab

Chief Clinical Officer

LMFT – CA 110472

As a psychotherapist,  I enjoy working with clients facing daily challenges. I aim to assist my clients…


Jeffrey Tang

Director of Operations

LMFT – CA 96993
LMFT – VA C0717001962

When you look in the mirror, do you find yourself asking, “Am I enough?” Do you have this…

Stephens Therapy Associates Turtle Wisdom

Sea Turtle Wisdom

Move at your own pace

Be comfortable in your own shell

Trust the flow

Stay peaceful and steady

Come up for air

Be determined 


Shari Turner

LCSW – CA 99428

I know you feel overwhelmed, but you are not alone. Whether you’re tired of feeling…

Paula Perez, LPCC, LMHC

Paula Perez

Chief Operations Officer

LPCC – CA 8673
LMHC – FL 9771

Imagine an opportunity to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled, even in a world of….


Gina Poltl

LMFT – CA 123041

To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world…


Christopher (Chris) Cade

APCC – CA 9036

Seeking help can be a vulnerable and overwhelming experience for many people, and it is courageous…

Mahtaab Khanjari-AMFT

Mahtaab Khanjari

AMFT – CA 129584

Being a human is not a simple experience, and reaching out for help along the way can be challenging…

Corrie Perkins, LMFT

Corrie Perkins

LMFT – CA 115638
LMFT – TX 204992

Welcome. Seeking the help of a therapist involves great courage. At times, we all feel a little off, unbalanced, and…

Jennifer McDowell, LMFT, TLHT, BCBA

Jennifer McDowell

LMFT – CA 105392
BCBA – 1-14-10207

My name is Jen and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and BCBA…


Myles Childs

LMFT – CA 139876

Reaching out for help? In a time of need, it can be overwhelming…


Brittany Connor

LCSW – CA 88081

Are you feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed? Our various experiences can…


Roxana (Rox) Saldaña

LMFT – CA 124567

Life can be stressful and full of challenges. As a therapist I believe in…


Judith (Jae) Davis

APCC – CA 12143

I am a culturally affirming Mental Health Therapist with over 10 yrs of experience…


Madalene Pursley

ASW – CA 101673

What would it look like if you woke up tomorrow and your life was …


Wendy Vanessa Bojorquez Turcios

LCSW – CA 110931

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In my eight years of providing…


Matthew (Matt) Whitmore

AMFT – CA 121458

What I find meaningful about my work is the chance to sit with others, hear..

Cassandra Spinks-Gilbert, APCC

Cassandra Spinks-Gilbert

APCC – CA 14385

Ready to heal and create change for yourself but don’t know where to start?…

Samantha Nemirov, APCC

Samantha Nemirov

APCC – CA 14192

Seeking support? Hi, I’m Samantha Nemirov, an associate professional counselor and…


Elissa Stephens

Director of Finances

Dealing with finances and insurance when seeking care can easily become…


Jacqueline Esteban

Intake Specialist

Taking the first step into seeking therapy could be a stressful and an…

Jay Dube

Jay Dube

Director of Marketing

Deciding to seek professional help can be stressful and overwhelming. We at…

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You’re in great hands.

We make sure all our new clients feel welcome, safe, and cared for. During your first visit, a therapist will review your history and goals for treatment and work with you to determine the best care plan.