Both nurturing yet direct, Ranique teaches her clients practical tools that lead to their empowerment, growth, and healing. By creating a safe, open, and secure space, clients can sort out their vulnerabilities and move toward their desired outcomes, goals, and desires. Ranique is passionate about providing mental health services that are tailored to individuals’ preferences and personal needs. Ranique believes that emotional well-being is just as important as the air we all breathe.
Ranique has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and has extensive experience working with adults, children, and families. She specializes in providing effective therapy for trauma, depression, anxiety, as well as grief and loss. She also works with military veterans and their families. Ranique works from a cognitive behavioral, strength-based approach that is mindful of how culture and ethnicity play a major role in the lives of her clients. Ranique employs a diverse, tailored therapeutic approach with interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Art therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care.
Ranique received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Texas A&M- Central Texas with a concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy and a Master's in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. Ranique is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and works under the supervision of DeAndrea Knight, LCSW.
In her free time, Ranique loves to spend time with her family and friends, cook, try new foods and crafts.
My goal is to provide a warm, supportive, and comfortable environment that allows for personal growth and self-awareness. I am devoted to helping individuals overcome relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, grief, and loss.
I specialize in working with latino/a individuals as well as individuals from all ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds. I am driven to make a difference in my clients’ lives by providing support and collaborating with them to improve their situations.
The different approaches I use are motivational interviewing, empowerment, narrative, and person-centered therapy.
Here’s a little about me: I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton. I then went on to earn my Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker in the state of California and work under the supervision of DeAndrea Knight, LCSW.
During my downtime, I work on improving my cooking skills, trying new hobbies such as knitting or painting, traveling, and spending time with my family.
I would love to help you overcome and better understand what you are going through.
I believe that we grow through our experiences in life. Our challenges and the struggles we are faced with give us strength, endurance, character, and most importantly, build our state of resiliency. My goal as a therapist is to create a trusting therapeutic environment to serve my clients as they grow along their journey.
My passion is working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I specialize in working with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, and behavioral challenges. While utilizing therapeutic approaches such as: Strength-based, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a Humanistic Approach my goal is to make sure that my treatment is not a “cookie-cutter” experience but specifically caters to each individual’s need.
A little about me: I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from California State University of Fullerton and my Master of Science in Social Work from California State University of Long Beach. I have experience working in inpatient, crisis, outpatient settings, school districts, as well as short-term residential treatment programs. I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker under the supervision of DeAndrea Knight, LCSW.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching thriller movies, reading, and being the #1 cheerleader to my kids.
It will be my pleasure to serve you to promote your growth along this journey.
Remi specializes in providing supportive therapy with military veterans and their family members as well as providing therapy with teens and adults with various mental health needs.
Remi believes that change happens when people are given support, can draw on their own strengths, and realize their potential to live fulfilling happy lives. Remi provides an environment of compassion, understanding, and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.
Here's a little about me: I served in the U.S. military. I have dedicated many years to helping individuals manage stress, anxiety, depression, family/relationship issues, personal growth, and PTSD.
Remi Lafayette earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University. He also earned a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. He is an Associate Clinical Social Worker in the state of California and works under the supervision of DeAndrea Knight, LCSW.
For fun, Remi enjoys watching sports, movies, camping, 3D printing, art, traveling, and state parks.
My focus is on helping individuals regain their strength and find it within them to keep moving forward, despite what is thrown their way. In life, there are circumstances that are out of our hands and can leave us feeling helpless. However, we must still actively put in the work to overcome adversities.
My goal is to help individuals fill their toolbox with healthy distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and coping skills needed to overcome life's challenges.
I specialize in working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive, eating disorders, and self-harm.
Because each client is unique, in collaboration we will create treatment goals and plans tailored to your needs. In our work together, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on Person-Centered, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
A little about myself, I graduated from Cal State San Bernardino with a double major in Sociology and Human Services, the University of Redlands with a master's degree in Counseling with school counseling credentials, La Sierra University with the LPCC certification, and an Ed.S degree from La Sierra University in School Psychology with school psychology credentials.
I am of Middle Eastern descent and have first-hand knowledge and experience working through cultural expectations and navigating through life while challenging cultural norms.
I look forward to working collaboratively with individuals to help them overcome adversity and become the best version
of their own beautiful self.
Venessa provides supportive and restorative therapy for those impacted by grief and loss, stress, anxiety, depression, fear of the future or unknown, as well as sadness, regret, guilt and/or shame. She also supports individuals who want to work on their own personal growth including self-esteem, self-confidence, identity appreciation, life choices, and life transitions.
Venessa utilizes a multi-theoretical approach to therapy to meet the unique needs of her clients. She utilizes narrative, cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, empowerment, person-centered, and mindfulness-based therapies.
Venessa Ramirez earned her degree in Human Services and Community Health at New Mexico State University. She furthered her education by obtaining a degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Arizona State University. She also has earned her Master of Social Work at Arizona State University. She is an Associate Clinical Social Worker in the State of California and works under the supervision of DeAndrea Knight, LCSW.
During her downtime, she enjoys practicing mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. She also enjoys listening to different types of music, journaling, and writing. Venessa is actively involved in the animal rescue community and other civic volunteer opportunities.
Venessa believes that we all have a unique and gifted and with the right support and help we become our best and highest self.
As a survivor of many life adversities and challenges, I understand that healing and understanding oneself are unique to each individual and are rooted in our ways of knowing. I take a strength and resilience-based approach in holding space that is centered on empathy and compassion.
I specialize in working with BIPOC communities in the following areas of focus and approaches: Intergenerational/Historical Trauma, CPTSD/PTSD, Family of Origin, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Substance Use, First Generation, Imposter Syndrome, Career Coaching/Counseling, Burnout, Self Esteem, Adolescent/Teens, Spiritual/Religious Trauma, System Impacted, Colonization/Decoloniality, Racial Justice, Socio-Economic Issues/Poverty, Privilege, Codependency, Death/Dying.
I utilize CBT, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, Strength-Based, Trauma-Informed, Culturally Responsive, Mindfulness, Expressive Art Therapy, Client-Centered, Solution Focused, Compassion Focused
Here’s a little about me: I am a third-generation Oakland native with roots from Mexico and Apache lineage from New Mexico and Arizona. I earned my AA from Laney College, and later my BA and MSW from UC Berkeley. I am an artist, poet, and healer within my circle through practicing traditional plant medicine and other ways of knowing which was taught to me by my Elders. I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker in the state of California and work under the supervision of DeAndrea Knight, LCSW.
During my downtime, I find ways to reconnect to my higher self through practicing art, cooking, listening to music, going out in nature as well as spending time with my plant, fur babies, and loved ones. I am a lifelong learner and am always finding ways to self educate and walk my own road of self-discovery. It is my belief that as we each heal and empower ourselves, in turn, we heal, grow, and evolve collectively. It takes much courage and strength to walk the road of healing and self-discovery.
It would be an honor to walk this journey alongside you, as you walk into your power and strength, and actualize the goals you have set forth ahead on your path.
I believe the power of healing allows us to be our authentic self. Many of our traumatic or intense life experiences can alter how we view ourselves and the world as well as cause pain and suffering.
My goal is to not only create a safe and warm environment but to guide my clients into the process of healing and gaining back their power and sense of self.
I have a passion for working with teens, adults, and families. I have in-depth experience and expertise in relationship dynamics, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, self-esteem issues, emotional/mental concerns, and more.
I utilize many therapeutic approaches such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, motivational interviewing, relationship skills, family systems, and many other approaches specific to my client's needs.
I am currently a doctoral candidate for Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and currently hold an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I also obtained my Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology School as well. I have experience working in crisis intervention, adolescent and adult residential facilities, mental health inpatient facilities, and outpatient therapeutic settings. I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor under the supervision of DeAndrea Knight, LCSW.
I can’t wait to align with you and start your path towards healing.
My passion is to help individuals heal from trauma. By creating an open, safe, collaborative, engaging, and supportive environment the process of healing from trauma can begin.
I specialize in working with teens and adults from all walks of life. I work with individuals who have experienced trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress and anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders.
In my work, I utilize an array of therapeutic interventions stemming from evidence-based models such as cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy, while maintaining a culturally responsive, client-centered approach.
About me: I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Health Administration, and I am now pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work. My previous work experience included teaching and mentoring individuals with disabilities.
When I am not working, I enjoy and participate in all things outdoors. I enjoy mountain hiking, biking, running, rock climbing, kayaking, and downhill skiing for sports. I believe that engaging in health and wellness empowers individuals and provides a guiding direction towards skillset development that then facilitates individual recovery and the change process.
I would be glad and honored to welcome you, to assist you on your path toward self-discovery, growth, learning, healing, and recovery.
“Our capacity to destroy one another is matched by our capacity to heal one another.”
- Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps The Score
I believe that we as human beings naturally strive to heal and survive. Like how a wound, uninterrupted, scabs over and becomes new skin, so does the human mind and spirit work to repair itself in the face of trauma. As a therapist, I seek to evoke and clarify desire for change that already exists within us all.
I take a person-centered, trauma-informed approach rooted in empowerment and mindfulness, utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Problem-Solving Therapy, and Expressive Art Therapy. While able to assist those from all walks of life in their journey of mental health, I specialize in working with adolescents and adults in the LGBTQIA2-S+ community and creative community.
A little about me: I am currently attending the University of Denver to earn my MSW with a concentration in Mental Health and Trauma. I live in the Los Angeles area and am a performing artist who loves all things strange and beautiful. In my free time, I enjoy singing at the local tavern or bird watching.
Life can be difficult and unpredictable. My goal is to provide a positive, safe, and supportive environment to explore the ups, downs, and unpredictable circumstances in life. My goal is to bring healing to people experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, stress, self-esteem, and life transitions by establishing a meaningful therapeutic relationship.
My passion includes working with teens, adults, couples, and families to eliminate stress, anxiety, depression, worry, fear, and relationship struggles that show up in our everyday lives. I believe that life is not something to walk through alone. My theoretical approaches include strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered.
About me: I received my Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Southern University and am currently pursuing my Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky. I am a clinical MSW intern working towards a clinical certificate in social work practice.
I am a military spouse who enjoys traveling around the United States and exploring all of the beauty found in nature. My hobbies include hiking, paddle boarding, reading, baking, and spending time with my husband and two dogs.
It would be an honor and privilege to walk alongside you and connect with you on your journey to insight and healing.
“Grace means that all of your mistakes now serve a purpose instead of serving shame.”
Brene Brown –Daring Greatly
Hello! Therapy is empowering and supporting clients through challenging and difficult times. I believe that it is important for a therapist to work with
I believe in person-centered, trauma-informed approach when working with individuals. I prefer to utilize empowerment techniques, motivational interviewing, and Problem-Solving Therapy. I am able to work with all walks of life struggling, however I specialize in the LGBTQIA2-S+ community, adults and adolescents.
A little about me: I am currently attending the Arizona State University to earn my MSW with a concentration in Medical Social Work. In my free time, you will see me on the beautiful Swan Lake on my kayak or hanging out with my dog Prudence.
Lavena has decades of experience working with children, youth, women, and families. She has taught both Shabbat and Sunday school to a variety of ages, worked with foster children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, and supported pregnant immigrant women as a birth doula.
Lavena specializes in working with clients experiencing trauma, interpersonal violence, depression, anxiety, adjustment, and family-related issues. She utilizes a wide range of approaches to therapy, including person-centered, Strengths-Based, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Therapy.
Lavena is working towards her MSW with Simmons University, including special certification in trauma and interpersonal violence.
A little about me: I enjoy listening to music and reading. I also love playing with my 16-week-old puppy.
I'm DeAndrea. Most people call me, Andrea.
It is a pleasure to have you here! And, I am excited to help you create the life you desire.
Here's a little about me: I have dedicated my life and mission to help individuals eradicate stress, worry, fear, sadness, guilt, regret, depression, trauma, and relationship problems. I have spent the last 10 years learning and implementing the best and most effective services to help women, men, and teens from many different backgrounds, cultures and identities. Over the last 10 years, I have helped hundreds of individuals, just like yourself, overcome difficult life circumstances, create the life they desired and achieve happiness.
Therapy is a journey that starts with creating a unique, individualized treatment program tailored to meet your specific needs and geared towards helping you transcend your life. Yes, we use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) interventions, as well as Acceptance and Commitment interventions. However, true relief begins when you feel heard and understood as well as when you build real self-confidence and strong, supportive connections and relationships with others.
My goal is to create a warm and inviting space of radical acceptance and empathy, where you can express your deepest thoughts, suppressed feelings, pain and true desires . My goal is to facilitate growth beyond your past and beyond your pain. My goal is to offer fresh, new perspectives and support change within you. My aim is to help you overcome all of your challenges and become resilient, plus happy.
Ms. Knight earned her Bachelor's Degree at California State University, Los Angeles and her Master's of Social Work Degree at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is currently a Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate at California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
Current certifications and training include:
Attachment Based Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Ms. Knight is the lead founder, President and Clinical Director at
The Center of Resiliency. She provides therapy for a limited number of clients.
Ms. Knight is licensed as a
Clinical Social Worker in the state of California and Ph.D. Doctoral Candidate
Licensed Psychotherapist - LCSW 91696
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