GREG MORRISON

IMF # 83840

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern








"You can't change where you started, but you can change the direction you are going."

                                                                                 -Napoleon Hill


My Areas of Expertise: It is a common thing that a large majority of individuals need help; the uncommon thing is most do not admit it, and very few ask for it. My goal is to assist individuals who may be experiencing maladaptive behaviors and beliefs that interfere with his or her quality of life. Together we will work through the behaviors and beliefs that cause dysfunction and work on more adaptive behaviors and beliefs to improve his or her quality of life in a more productive and adaptive manner. My focus is on working with individuals, families, couples, and children. I am a dedicated and supportive therapist who is committed to the client's success in a safe non-judgmental, goal-oriented environment.
Education: M.S. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. B.S. in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


JALENA RUSAW

IMF # 81112

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern








"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world."

                                                                         - Dalai Lama


My Areas of Expertise: My areas of interest include treating adults, children, adolescents, and families experiencing issues which can create problems in the school, community, and home setting. I provide individual and family therapy to address all types of issues including anxiety, depression, hoarding, parenting, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger issues. I have a great respect for and experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
I work to find the best style of therapy for you and your goals. My theoretical orientation draws on cognitive behavioral theories and a psychoanalytic approach, allowing me to create the right blend of past and current focus, and help you make progress with your concerns.
I am a certified administrator for Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is a tool used to identify personality traits and preferences. This tool is beneficial in individual, family, and couples therapy.
Education: M.S. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. B.S. in Psychology from Grand Canyon University.
Languages: English
Website:www.JalenaRusaw.com
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


BILLY SCHULT

Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee








"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse

to be reduced by it!"

                                                                    - Maya Angelou


My Areas of Expertise: My main focus is working with couples and individuals, but I would like to consider myself adaptable to help anyone accomplish their goals. Life's most under-illustrated secret is adaptability. I feel like the more adaptable I can be to your needs, the better equipped I will be to understand how I can help. Sometimes we just need someone to listen and acknowledge our intentions, struggles, and achievements. Other times we need someone to help us navigate the physical and emotional terrain of our lives or mediate for us when communication with others and ourselves is hard. I don't consider myself an expert on you, but I'm confident in my ability to collaborate with you to meet your needs and offer you my best effort and undivided attention. I have a diverse background in my education and in life and I believe I can offer you a dynamic and interesting skill-set that has helped contribute to my ever-growing "tool-box". A professor of mine once quoted Mark Twain and said, "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." I hope we have an opportunity to start a dialogue so I can have a chance to help you discover the tools you need and want... and maybe even a few just for fun. Cheers!
Education: Currently enrolled in a COMFTE Accredited Couple and Family Therapy Master's program at Alliant International University, Sacramento. B..A. in Anthropology from California State University Sacramento.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


KATHRYN "KATI" ANWAR

IMF # 89103

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern








"If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If we don't really know where we are standing... We may only go in circles..."

                                                                      - John Kabat-Zinn


My Areas of Expertise: We are the only constant in our lives. People, places, things, and circumstances inevitably come and go, but we can never escape ourselves. Whether we like it or not, it’s true what they say: “wherever we go, there we are.” And yet, I have found that in our busy culture, few people have actually had the opportunity to get to know themselves. Instead, we power on toward our next goal or task, unknowingly tripping over old habits and unresolved issues in the process. Although it is often a difficult transition or situation that brings individuals to therapy, my hope is that during the therapeutic process individuals would have the opportunity to get to know themselves – exploring their unique history, values, strengths, and priorities – and that they would leave armed with skills, self-awareness, increased resilience, and the ability to navigate their present challenge in a way that feels right and meaningful to them. To that end, my approach to therapy is collaborative, supportive, explorative, and insight-oriented. I come alongside clients in the midst of their transitions and provide a safe, confidential environment where they can unpack, examine, and explore their emotions and beliefs. Often we address stress and anxiety, anger and depression, grief and loss, values and purpose, or marital and interpersonal struggles in the process. Therapy ends when the client has achieved his or her desired goal, but the process of self-exploration and the relationship with oneself continue long afterwards, deepening over time. I look forward to meeting you, learning about you, and supporting you in your journey toward health and healing.
Education: M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University. B.A. in Psychology from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768

RACHEL HAUFE

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee









               “Our wounds are often the openings into the best

                        and most beautiful parts of ourselves.”         

                                                                           -David Richo

My Areas of Expertise: At some point in our journey through life we often face obstacles or barriers we can’t seem to overcome on our own. I believe that we each hold within us the tools to thrive and grow. My goal is to help you find those tools within yourself. Through learning new skills and sharpening old ones we have forgotten we gain self-confidence and the inspiration to take the next step. I hold the therapeutic relationship as sacred creating a space for self-exploration and self-discovery. Together we can work through any struggle. I have a background working with people from all walks of life.  I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, families and children. My approach has elements of solution-focused theory, cognitive behavioral theory and experiential theory. I truly believe in the therapeutic process and the impact it can have on ones life.
Education: Currently enrolled in a COMFTE Accredited Couple and Family Therapy Master's program at Alliant International University, Sacramento. B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Humboldt.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768

Hwy 50 & Bradshaw Counseling Office

SARAH HAUSMANN

Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee











“I want to love you without clutching, appreciate you without judging, join you without invading, invite you without demanding, leave you without guilt, criticize you without blaming, and help you without insulting. If I can have the same from you, then we can truly meet and enrich each other.”
                                                                           -Virginia Satir


My Areas of Expertise: I take an eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing approaches and techniques from many theoretical perspectives. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the amount of transformation and growth that can be achieved when both client and therapist are committed to the process. I appreciate the courage and commitment it takes to grow and change and I will use my skills to facilitate your therapeutic journey in a supportive and empathic environment.
Education: Currently enrolled in a CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's program at The University of Alabama. B.A. In Child Development with a minor in Psychology from California State University Sacramento.
Languages: English 

Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768

                        GRACE MARJERISON
                   Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee









              "As we sail through life, don't avoid rough waters,

         sail on because calm waters won't make a skillful sailor."
                                                                         - Author Unknown

                                    
My Areas of Expertise: Since I was in third grade I knew I wanted to be a therapist. I truly have a passion for guiding adults, adolescents, and children with a variety of mental health needs. Growing up and (currently) working with children and your adults with varying developmental and learning disabilities has taught me invaluable lessons including: being empathetic, being patient, and not judging based on first impressions. I understand that not all people or problems are to be taken at face value or judged without further examination and explanation. Growing up in Sacramento I have been exposed to many cultures, religions, values, as well as obstacles and struggles.  I feel comfortable working with people from all walks of life from a diverse range of backgrounds. What I value most about therapy is guiding people to find their own solution within themselves. To help people reach self-understanding and learn to better their situation or well-being is the best feeling in the world. I believe a therapist’s job is to guide people to find their own solutions not “fix” them, and this is something I am truly passionate about. "To teach a man to fish" is much more helpful than "giving him a fish". My therapeutic style is a blend of cognitive behavior therapy, solutions focused therapy, and systemic therapy. I adjust my approach to what best fits my clients' personalities and needs. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and couples. Some of the areas I specialize in is depression, self-esteem, anxiety, shame, guilt, communication , and assertiveness. In life I believe you can only control your actions, your thoughts, and your beliefs. My goal is to help you control and change any negative actions, thoughts, or beliefs that are possible obstacles to your best possible you.
Education: Currently enrolled in an accredited Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Program at the University of San Francisco, Sacramento. B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768

Life Practice Counseling Group, Inc
A non-profit counseling agency offering fees on a sliding scale.
Days, Evenings, and Weekends
Phone Numbers: Sacramento (916) 300-6576 /  Stockton (209) 915-4212

ANDREW GEURKINK

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee







           


              "Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves

                       come when life seems most challenging."
                                                                          -Joseph Campbell


Areas of Expertise:  As a therapist, I see my role as existing in two parts: a guide and a companion.  In my life, I have seen these two roles poses great power in the process of change both for myself and those around me.  There are moments in our life’s journey where what we need most is to be guided in the direction of where we want to go, and there are moments where what we need most is support along that path.  I believe my strength is knowing when to weave between these two roles.  Each of us will experience a moment in our lives life where we will look at what it takes to elevate ourselves to a higher level.  We may ask ourselves questions like; do I have what it takes? and what do I need to make the next decision in my life?  I believe that therapy is a place where we can ask these questions and find the answers from within ourselves—for inside each and every one of us is an agent for change.  My preferred style of therapy draws upon the integrated approach which adapts therapy from the various techniques and disciples in the field of therapy.  My experience working in social services has afforded me the ability to see firsthand the diversity of our community and it is my desire to be adaptable to modify the therapy experience in a way that may best meet the needs of my client.
Education: Current graduate student at National University working towards a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


Meet our Bradshaw Counseling Office Staff:

ANIKA GRANT

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee









              “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. 

                         Live the life you have imagined”.

                                                                         –Henry David Thoreau

My Areas of Expertise: My areas of interest include working with adults, couples, and families. I have extensive history working with culturally diverse populations, severe mental illness, crisis intervention services, assessments, and evaluations. My theoretical orientation and experience have led me to use a cognitive behavioral approach. However, I am able to adjust my approach and technique to what best fits my client’s needs. I am also CPR-first aid certified by American Red Cross.
Education: I am currently enrolled at National University. I am working on my Masters in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy.  B.A. in Psychology from California State University, East Bay.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768

3336 Bradshaw Road #215, Sacramento, CA 95827

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(916) 300-6576

REBECCA McGRUE

IMF # 80488

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern









"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

                                                                           - Eleanor Roosevelt


My Areas of Expertise: I possess a strong ability to be empathetic, open and understanding with my clients. I have an extremely optimistic way of thinking and look forward to assisting my clients to reach a healthy level of functioning. The power we have to self-heal is amazing, and I would like the opportunity to guide you in achieving your goals.
Education: M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. B.S. in Human Services from the University of Phoenix.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


BRIAN HAYES

IMF # 89970

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern








"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."

                                                                                 - Carl Jung


My Areas of Expertise: While I have a graduate degree and training in clinical psychology, I believe that you are the expert when it comes to your lived experiences. Far too often, our well-told tales leave out unique exceptions that may seem trivial but might point to a new way of examining and understanding our lives. I see my role as a co-author, helping you develop an alternate-yet perhaps more authentic- personal history so that you may move forward with courage, confidence, and hope. I have experience working with clients in a variety of settings and helping them to address a range of issues, including recovery from addiction, depression, anxiety, navigation life transitions and resolving interpersonal conflicts. I am especially interested in providing couples counseling, psychotherapy for men, guiding men and women through midlife transitions, and supporting individuals and their families in recovery from addiction.
Education: M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Languages: English
Website:www.yourliferestoried.com
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768


LAUREN MANDELBAUM

PCCI # 2102

Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern








"The best way out is always through."

                                                              - Robert Frost


My Areas of Expertise: Everyone has moments in life where they feel lost and uncertain of where to turn. Building trust and genuine empathy for another is what I value most as a counselor. I find that the most meaningful and fundamental aspect of the counseling experience lies in the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Once there is a sense of trust, safety, and understanding, individuals can be free to learn about themselves and grow through the exploration of their experiences. I work mainly from an integrated orientation, as I believe people come to counseling for a variety of needs stemming from very personal life stories. This allows me to view each client in a holistic and individual way. I tend to utilize techniques from the Interpersonal Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, and Humanistic orientations. I have experience working with individuals and couples who have facing a variety of struggles including: depression, anxiety, relational conflict, grief and loss, anger management, trauma, work issues, and more. I would be honored to work with you on whatever life has placed in your path. Through empathic understanding and genuine acceptance,  I promise to help guide you to personal growth and self-fulfillment.
Education: M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness from New York University, NY. B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Languages: English
Supervised by: Carisa Sherwood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT#48768