Maribel Palafox is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and School Counselor with over five years of experience treating and supporting children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her practice includes treating trauma, partner relational issues, parent and child/adolescent issues, school problems, behavioral issues, dealing and working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, pre and post-bariatric surgery behavior, LGBTQ+ youth, and families. 
Maribel is a bilingual (Spanish) provider who is culturally sensitive and believes in focusing on each individual client’s strengths. Maribel is fully invested in developing a safe and supportive environment in which all individuals gain real-world, hands-on experiences that supplement their creativity, critical thinking skills, and overall social-emotional growth in a manner that is powerful and meaningful.


EDUCATION
California State University, Northridge: Masters of Science, Counseling: Specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy and School Counseling, Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential 
California State University, Northridge, Bachelor’s Degree


Contact: (818) 570-1016 Cell
Email: maribel@kntherapy.com

Maribel Palafox

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 120839

Arsine Kalaydjian

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist 122150

Magda Herrera

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist 126742

Currently not accepting new clients

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Estela Cabrera

Associate Clinical Social Worker 96511

Estela is committed to helping individuals, couples, families, children, and adults work through barriers that stand in their way of becoming successful, productive, and happy. Estela has experience in crisis counseling and has extensive knowledge of community resources. Her diverse approach incorporates a variety of counseling techniques and concepts. It is through this approach that Estela encourages a positive outlook of one’s self, individuality, and diversity to include multicultural backgrounds. Estela approaches her work with excitement and looks forward to helping individuals improve their lives. Estela is bilingual (Spanish).


EDUCATION
California State University, Northridge: Master of Social Work

Contact: (818) 570-0474 Cell
Email: estela@kntherapy.com


Under the Supervision of Karen Navarrete, LCSW 91262

KN Therapy 


Currently not accepting new clients

Karen Navarrete

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 91262

​​​Patricia Tomlinson Gordan

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85484

Tricia is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various clinical settings for more than a decade. Because of her personal experience with a physical difference, Tricia has a uniquely empathetic way of relating to clients and helping them overcome adversity. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, and parenting challenges. Tricia particularly enjoys sharing her knowledge about respectful parenting and supporting new parents in the many adjustments that come with welcoming new family members. Tricia's combination of professionalism and warm compassion quickly make clients of all ages feel at ease. 


Education

Pepperdine University: Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

American Jewish University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


Contact: (818) 570-1731 Cell
Email: tricia@kntherapy.com

Arsine is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with adolescent, adult, and elderly clients. Her background includes working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, low self-esteem, chronic illness and disability, terminal illness, bipolar disorder and OCD. Arsine is a bilingual (Armenian) therapist and sensitive to her clients’ diverse cultural backgrounds. Her approach incorporates a variety of counseling techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. She is passionate about helping her clients acquire the foundation, confidence, and skills to move forward in the direction they choose. Arsine’s warm compassion and empathic listening skills empower clients and create a safe space for them to grow.

 
EDUCATION
Pepperdine University: Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona: Bachelor of Science in Nutrition 

Contact: (818) 570-1742 Cell
Email: arsine@kntherapy.com

 
Under the Supervision of Patricia Tomlinson Gordan, LMFT 85484

 Karen has been in the mental health field for over 10 years. She has been a provider and a manager for the county's public services. Karen implements psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as other evidence-based practices. She specializes in trauma and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her wish is to help others find ways to cope and heal through life's adversities in a way that is validating and true to themselves. Karen has extensive experience and training working with the military population, military surviving families, the LGBTQIA population, domestic violence, and trauma victims. Karen has worked with co-occurring disorders, HIV/AIDS, terminal illnesses, and court-mandated cases. Throughout her career she has treated anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar, addiction, postpartum, grief, and suicide loss. Karen is bilingual (Spanish).


Education

Doctoral Candidate
University of Southern California, Master of Social Work
Mount St Mary's University, BA, AA


Contact: (818)570-1791 Cell

Email: karen@kntherapy.com

Magda is passionate about helping clients learn to navigate internal experiences to find balance, inner peace, and empowerment. Magda believes inner work can be life-changing and can shape your emotions, beliefs, and attitudes to create a healthier and happier version of yourself. Magda approaches her work with warmth and collaboration to create an environment that feels safe and comfortable. In this healing space, her goal is to create new opportunities to engage emotionally which can allow you to create new viewpoints, understanding, and possibilities of the future. Magda is bilingual (Spanish).

Education
Antioch Univesity: Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Contact: (818)570-0038 Cell

Email: magda@kntherapy.com


Under the Supervision of Karen Navarrete, LCSW 91262