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Claudia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker born and raised in southeast LA. She is of Mexican descent and her pronouns are she/her/hers. Claudia is a culturally sensitive therapist that aspires to honor all of her clients’ unique identities and experiences with compassion and empathy. She has been working with children, families, and adults with mental health needs such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and life changes for the last 7 years. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused CBT. Through her therapeutic lens, she aims to help her clients understand how their mental health needs are connected to their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She strives to create a safe therapeutic space that gently helps guide clients to their healing. 



EDUCATION

University of Southern California, MSW

Occidental College, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology


Contact: (818) 213-1499 Cell
Email: claudia@kntherapy.com

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Adanna Eke, ACSW 86092​

Claudia Ortega, LCSW 99244

​​​Patricia Tomlinson Gordan, LMFT 85484

Arya Pedoeim, ACSW 99561

about your therapist...

Maribel Palafox, LMFT 120839

Karen Navarrete, LCSW 91262

Estela Cabrera, ACSW 96511

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

Arya is an Associate Clinical Social Worker devoted to working with individuals, couples, and families to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others. Arya is bilingual (Farsi). He is passionate about working with LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. His background includes working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, low self-esteem, and relationship issues, among other mental health struggles and issues. By using modalities such as problem-solving therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, Arya’s goal is to help individuals feel empowered and improve their overall quality of life.


EDUCATION
University of Southern California, MSW


Contact: (818) 253-4025 Cell
Email: arya@kntherapy.com


Under the Supervision of Karen Navarrete, LCSW 91262

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 psychotherapy as well as other evidenced 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. She is passionate about serving her community, as well as underserved populations. 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.


She is passionate about serving the most vulnerable populations and maintains pro-bono services for those most as risk including: undocumented, uninsured, monolingual Spanish speaking, chronically ill, LGBT populations.

Education: 

University of Southern California, MSW
Mount St Mary's University, BA, AA


Contact: (818)570-1791 Cell

Email: karen@kntherapy.com

KN Therapy 


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

Adanna is dedicated to supporting individuals, couples and families with uncovering patterns, increasing self awareness and developing the tools to live more satisfying lives. With extensive experience in emergency psychiatric services, child welfare and crisis counseling; Adanna is able to utilize both collaborative and dynamic therapeutic approaches when working with her clients. This includes a variety of evidence based practices. Adanna has experience working with survivors of IPV, trauma survivors, Anxiety, Depression, Acute Psychosis, Dual Diagnosis and suicide prevention. She has also worked with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA+ and those who are experiencing trauma stemming from diversity and inclusion issues (i.e. colorism, featurism, textures and racism). Adanna is deeply invested in supporting folks to develop an increased self esteem and a firm sense of self determination, through an affirming and supportive therapeutic environment.


EDUCATION

Columbia University School of Social Work, Masters of Science in Social Work

University of California, Riverside, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


Contact:

(818) 570-3679 Cell

Email: adanna@kntherapy.com


Under the Supervision of Karen Navarrete, LCSW 91262

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.


EDUCATION
California State University, Northridge, MSW


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


Under the Supervision of Karen Navarrete, LCSW 91262