Meet our Team

Liz Wee, LMFT, ATR, CST, PhD Candidate

Working with couples

You probably heard the saying, “Falling in love is easy but staying in love is hard.” With falling in love, we are passive participants, who let the feeling, love, happen to us. But with staying in love, we are active participants, who choose the action, to love.

Relationships take hard work to maintain and they require skills that most of us don’t learn from our parents. When we start working together, I will provide a safe place for both of you, where we will jump-start the healing process. You will gain insight into the patterns in your relationship, learn how to communicate more effectively, express the innermost feelings to each other, identify each other’s unmet needs and how to get your needs met from one another, rekindle love, and heal from past traumatic relationship experiences such as mistrust and infidelity.

Working with individuals & my approach

I also love and enjoy working with individuals, who struggle with various issues, such as chronic depression or anxiety, to name a few. My approach is attachment-based/Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and I am trained in several other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness. But I customize each treatment based on my clients’ needs. – I am a certified CBT therapist, and currently in the process of getting certified in Sex Therapy and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy).

 

As an art therapist

As a registered art therapist (ATR), I believe in the healing power of art-making. Art supplies will be available for you if you would like to utilize art to express and process your feelings, but it’s not mandatory to make art in sessions.

My professional belief

We all have innate resources to help ourselves grow and thrive. Whether we work together for couples therapy, individual therapy, art therapy, or life coaching, my role as a therapist/coach is to help you access these hidden resources so you can live your life more whole-heartedly with purpose and intention. Even though I am trained in several different modalities, I believe that the deep and secure therapeutic relationship between a client and a therapist is one of the most important interventions in therapy. In our sessions, my clients often tell me that they feel truly understood, accepted, and supported.

On my downtime

I am currently in a Ph.D. program so life is very busy for me this moment. But in my spare time, I enjoy going hiking with my Yorkie, painting, doing yoga, taking Tango lessons, and going to operas.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Melody Maldonado, AMFT

I am passionate about providing trauma-informed and dynamic treatment to folx, who may feel unwelcome in their communities due to both internal and external perceptions of their identity. My passion is working with queer folx of color, especially children of immigrants, to foster a healing and reparative experience to discover and be empowered in your authentic self.
Whether you’re looking for a space of your own, for you and your partner(s) or chosen family, our work together can allow for deeper understanding, openness and communication.

I utilize an integrated and dynamic approach to support you by combining person centered, mindfulness, cultural inclusivity, restorative justice, attachment theory and a humanistic approach. I have years of experience working in inpatient, community-based, and addiction treatment centers, working with folx, who yearn to better connect with themselves and others.

I’m here to walk the path with you, alongside you, not as an all-knowing expert or authority.
You are capable of your own healing by tapping into your innate wisdom and lived experience. I aim to foster a curiosity to collaborate in accessing your own answers, to nurture a sacred space for you to hear yourself more clearly.

Please request for a 15 min free consultation to discuss working together!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Ganna Skrypnyk, AMFT #131221

Starting therapy can be challenging and stressful. And I am here to partner with you through every step of this process, as a true collaborative process. My goal is to provide a safe environment, in which you can explore and gain insight into your own struggles. I create a warm and empathic environment, while encouraging open exploration of your experiences and emotions. You’ll come to understand yourself in a more meaningful way and feel empowered to make positive changes in your life. Our work will include discovering the valuable gifts that your unconscious holds for you and looking at how your beliefs may be restricting you. I use an integrative approach in relational and attachment theories with self-compassion and vulnerability. I will help you make healthier decisions in your life and gain coping skills that will help you to improve the quality of life.

I have years of experience working with couples, adults, and adolescents with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem, family conflict, parenting challenges, issues of identity, and grief and loss. In my work with couples, I help partners to express and understand each other’s needs, and embrace each other’s unique differences. I can’t wait to start working with you!

Angela McCorkle (She/her/hers), MA, ATR

I am an Art Therapist registered with the Art Therapy Credentials Board as an ATR. I received my Master’s degree in Art Therapy from New York University in 2016, and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University in Northridge in 2013.

I live a life with a zest to spread knowledge of the healing arts and gratitude to people I cross paths with in my life. I believe that compassion and empathy are two of the most influential aspects of the healing process.

My true passion is Art Therapy and as a clinician my ultimate goal is to help others explore and learn to express themselves. I have been providing therapeutic services to individuals and families for the past 6 years. I have served many communities specializing in: mental health, addiction, palliative care, trauma informed care, grief and loss. Being an active member in the LGBTQIA community and identifying as queer, I believe in opening space to explore a persons full identity and intersectionality, while maintaining cultural sensitivity and helping others create an intentional life worth living.

By implementing a daily practice of eliminating judgements, I strive to allow others to feel authentically seen. Through the scope of art therapy, mindfulness practices, cognitive behavioral approaches, and attachment theory, I aim to help individuals and partners develop a deeper understanding of themselves and one another. Utilizing the scope of Art Therapy and creative expression, you will learn to develop a deeper sense of awareness, build self-esteem, and bring aspects of your subconscious to a conscious level. As your therapist, I will focus on meeting you where you are and create a shared space for us to gain insight into your internal and external worlds.

I am here to guide you through your unique process of healing and support you in achieving your goals as an individual and together with your partner(s).

I look forward to connecting with you soon!