Mission Statement

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At AMR Therapy & Support Services, our mission is to empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives through comprehensive therapeutic interventions and unwavering support. We are committed to fostering a nurturing environment where every individual – regardless of background or circumstances – feels valued, respected, and understood.

Our core values of compassion, integrity, and excellence guide us in delivering personalized care tailored to the unique needs of each client. We believe in the inherent potential of every person to overcome challenges and thrive, and we are dedicated to providing the tools, resources, and encouragement necessary to facilitate their journey towards holistic wellness.

Through evidence-based practices and innovative approaches, our therapists strive to enhance the physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being of those we serve. Our team of highly skilled professionals is dedicated to continuous learning and development to ensure we are at the forefront of therapeutic advancements and best practices.

At AMR Therapy & Support Services, we recognize the importance of collaboration and partnership within our community. We are committed to building strong relationships with clients, families, caregivers, and other stakeholders to create a network of support that promotes sustainable growth and resilience.

Ultimately, our goal is to inspire hope, promote healing, and empower individuals to embrace their potential and live their best lives.

AMR Team

Ann Russo

she/her
Clinical Director
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Masters of Arts in Theology
License: #84391

Ann, a mental health professional and advocate for marginalized communities, founded AMR Therapy & Support Services with a vision of inclusive mental health care for all. Certified in domestic violence and sexual assault counseling, she champions survivors of trauma, particularly from marginalized groups. Her therapy approach prioritizes personalized treatment plans, fostering a chill, safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. With expertise in mental health, queerness, and religion intersections, Ann offers culturally sensitive support. Her mission is to ensure everyone, regardless of background, has access to resources for thriving mental health in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Specialities:
Anxiety, Depression, Religion and Sexuality, Sexual Assault, Domestic Abuse, Non Normative Sexuality, Gender, and Trauma

Blanca Ayala

she/her
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
License: #80872

Blanca, a bilingual therapist, specializes in trauma healing, offering personalized care and support. Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Hypnotism Therapy, she utilizes innovative techniques to help clients overcome trauma. With degrees in psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy, Blanca is well-equipped to create tailored solutions. Her empathetic approach fosters clients’ journeys to self-discovery and healing. Dedicated to continual learning, Blanca ensures top-notch care for clients. Her goal is to empower individuals to embrace their true selves and achieve personal growth. For transformative trauma healing and self-discovery, Blanca provides expert guidance and support, welcoming clients to start their healing journey.

Specialities:
EMDR, Trauma, Immigration, PTSD, CBT, Anxiety , Depression, Complex Trauma, and Spanish Speaking

Marie Bialza

she/her
Associate Clinical Social Worker
License: #95513

Marie, a therapist, holds degrees in Human Services and Social Work, fostering an inclusive practice welcoming all genders, sexual orientations, and relationships. Her strength-focused, trauma-informed approach creates a safe, collaborative space for clients to explore and achieve goals. Utilizing evidence-based techniques like CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapy, Marie empowers clients to navigate mental health, relationship, and identity challenges. Committed to compassionate, client-centered care, she supports personal growth and healing. With Marie’s dedication to excellence and skillful guidance, clients find support in achieving their goals. For compassionate, goal-oriented therapy, Marie offers expertise in helping clients navigate their journey to healing and growth. 

Specialities:
Childhood Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence, Men in Jail, Depression, Gender Identity, and Sexual Identity

Nic Caballero

he/him

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

License: #81515

Nic, a certified EMDR therapist, offers a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore concerns and behavior patterns. With expertise in mental health, he specializes in issues like Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Trauma, and Racial Identity. Nic utilizes evidence-based techniques such as trauma-focused therapy and mindfulness practices to support healing and growth. He addresses intimacy and communication challenges, providing couples therapy for deeper connections. By incorporating therapies like EMDR and Brainspotting, Nic helps clients process past experiences and develop coping strategies. Collaborating with Nic empowers clients to make meaningful changes aligned with their values.

Specialities:
Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Trauma, Intimacy, Communication, Racial Identity, and Sexual Identity Development, Complex Trauma, EMDR, and Brain Scanning

Kristina Esquivel

she/her
Associate Clinical Social Worker
License: #97389

Kristina, with over 17 years of experience, offers a safe, supportive space for mental health concerns. With an MSW from California State University, she specializes in depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Using meditation, body positivity, and harm reduction, Kristina equips clients for fulfilling lives. Her holistic approach fosters a comfortable, non-judgmental environment where clients feel heard and validated. Guiding those new to therapy, Kristina navigates life’s challenges with compassion and expertise. Seeking therapy is a brave step; with Kristina’s support, clients embark on journeys toward healing and growth. 

Specialities:
Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Psychosis, Homelessness, Teen Therapy, Harm Reduction, and Self Esteem

Lorena Fiori

she/her
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
License: #129535

Lorena, specializing in LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities, holds degrees in Psychology and Clinical Psychology. With a client-centered philosophy, she creates safe, inclusive environments for navigating mental health challenges. Her expertise includes polyamory, sexuality, and anxiety, tailored to meet individual needs. As a bilingual therapist, Lorena conducts sessions in English and Spanish, ensuring accessibility for diverse backgrounds. Her compassionate approach fosters trust and rapport with clients, respecting their unique experiences. With her professional qualifications and empathetic nature, Lorena offers a safe, inclusive space to explore thoughts and feelings. Experience personalized therapy with Lorena to embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery.

Specialities:
Polyamory, Lifestyles, Sexuality, Gender, CBT, Anxiety, and BIPOC

Kelly Loftis

she/her
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
License: #121885

Kelly, with an MS in Counseling, fosters supportive, collaborative relationships in therapy. She believes in examining how societal systems shape thoughts and empowers clients to navigate challenges using their own wisdom. Specializing in grief, neurodiversity, and identity development, Kelly supports clients through transitions, anxiety, and depression, while focusing on relationship dynamics, including parent-child interactions. Viewing problems as separate from individuals, she values clients’ expertise in their own lives. Committed to inclusivity, Kelly provides a welcoming space for all backgrounds. Recognizing therapy’s challenges, she offers support throughout the journey to greater well-being.

Specialities:
Grief, Neurodiversity, Identity Development, Culture/Gender/Fat Affirming, Life Transitions, Relationship Building and Maintaining, Parent-Child Relationships, Anxiety, and Depression

Liz Mojica

she/her
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
License: #71153

Liz, a dedicated psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience, offers tailored support for a healthier, happier life. Specializing in trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, and life transitions, Liz fosters a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their struggles and find healing. With expertise in working with survivors of abuse and intimate partner violence, she guides individuals, couples, and adolescents towards healing and personal growth. Liz’s compassionate approach helps clients navigate challenges and unlock their full potential. If you’re seeking support through life’s obstacles, Liz provides a supportive environment where you can open up and feel heard. 

Specialities:
Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Trauma, Survivors Guilt, PTSD, Adolescents, Grief and Loss, and Couples

Briana Monroe

she/her
Associate Clinical Social Worker
License: #123495

Briana, a licensed clinical social worker, offers inclusive therapy for individuals, couples, and polycules. With a master’s in social work and a background in psychology, she creates a safe space for clients of all genders and relationship structures. Her approach, including CBT, Psychodynamic therapy, and attachment theory, addresses anxiety, ADHD, grief, and polyamory. Briana values cultural awareness and provides sex-positive therapy, combining professional training with personal empathy to support clients in their journeys toward self-acceptance and growth.

Specialities:
Anxiety, Adult ADHD, Trauma, Gender Identity, Grief and Loss, Self-Expression, Alternative lifestyles, Transgender Issues, Sex and Sexuality, Kink, Polyamorous and Open Relationships, Adoption and Foster Care Issues, Life Transitions, Aging Issues, LGBTQ+, Relationships, Stress, Communication issues, Divorce, Women’s Issues

Andrea Sanserino

she/her
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Clinical Supervisor, not accepting new clients
License: #23211

Andrea, a mental health professional with over 20 years of experience, specializes in training new professionals, offering therapy to individuals and families, and consulting in mental health. She believes in harnessing individuals’ strength and talent to create meaningful lives. Trained in various therapies including CBT, DBT, and trauma healing approaches, she supports clients with depression, PTSD, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. As an Adjunct Faculty member at Cerritos College, Andrea mentors future mental health workers. Her ability to communicate complex ideas and dedication to the industry make her highly respected. With vast experience and exceptional skills, Andrea is a valuable asset to mental health. 

Specialities:
Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Psychosis, Trauma, Substance Abuse, CBT, DBT, Support, and Communication

Kelli Strickland

she/her
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
License: #74962

Kelli, a licensed clinical social worker with 20+ years of experience, specializes in guiding clients through mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, trauma, and intimate partner violence. She offers compassionate therapy, helping clients build resilience and find happiness. Skilled in identifying strengths and fostering growth, Kelli assists clients in managing emotions, coping with stress, and improving relationships. Committed to accessibility, she provides high-quality care in a safe, supportive environment. With Kelli’s guidance, clients gain confidence and direction, emerging stronger and happier. 

Specialities:
Depression, Abuse, Trauma, Pregnancy, Teens, Grief, Intimate Partner Violence, HIV and AIDS

Sandra Bosdachin

she/her
Masters of Arts in Counseling

Sandra, a Master’s-level counselor with over 20 years of experience, specializes in mental health, relationships, and goal achievement. As a Pain-Free Performance Specialist, her expertise shines in providing comprehensive care for students, caregivers, and teachers in various settings. Sandra’s friendly demeanor and deep understanding of her field ensure that clients receive the support they need. She focuses on quick symptom relief and proper setup, guiding individuals on a path towards self-improvement and well-being. Clients at AMR Therapy & Support Services benefit greatly from Sandra’s compassionate approach and wealth of experience.

Specialities:
Caregiving, Burnout, Autism, APA, Pregnancy, Social Skills, Organization, Life Transitions, Parenting, Support Services. and Career Changes.

Tiffany Hill

she/her
Associate Clinical Social Worker
License: #113715

Tiffany, a highly skilled therapist with a master’s in social work, is committed to helping diverse individuals reach their goals. Specializing in evidence-based practices like CBT and mindfulness, she advocates for marginalized communities, including transgender individuals and sex workers. Tiffany fosters a safe, inclusive environment promoting self-empowerment and growth. With a strength-based, person-centered approach, she collaborates with clients on anxiety, depression, trauma, gender identity, and more. Tiffany values cultural awareness and humility, striving for all-inclusive therapy for couples with alternative lifestyles and sex-positive individuals. If seeking support through life’s challenges in a non-judgmental space, Tiffany is here to empower and heal. 

Specialities:
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Gender Identity, Grief and Loss, BIPoC, Self-Expression, Body Image, Alternative lifestyles, Individual, Transgender Women, Sexuality

Nadra Rachell

she/her
Associate Clinical Social Worker
License: # 268973

Meet Nadra, an Associated Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience in mental health. With a graduate degree from NYU and a BA in Psychology, she offers top-quality care. Nadra employs evidence-based interventions like CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and DBT, tailoring treatment to each client. Her humanistic approach fosters collaboration and empowerment, benefiting diverse populations including BIPOC communities and veterans. Embark on a mental health journey with Nadra to unlock inner strength and positive change. As a dedicated professional, she’s ready to support your empowering journey toward fulfillment. Take the first step today and meet Nadra for personalized care and support. 

Specialities:
Anxiety, Depression, Complex Trauma, Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders, Bipolar Disorder

Si Shen

she/her
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
License: # 124655

Si Shen, an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist fluent in English and Mandarin, empowers clients towards a happier life through collaborative therapy. Creating a safe, non-judgmental space, she fosters exploration, healing, and growth. Committed to quality, she forges genuine connections and employs evidence-based approaches for lasting impact. With a deep understanding of Asian culture and immigrant challenges from her upbringing in China, Si provides culturally sensitive, customized services. Holding a master’s in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, she pursues further education in applied clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology for ongoing growth and expertise enhancement.

Specialities:
Psychodynamic Therapy, Chinese Immigrants and Family, Immigration, Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, and Mental Health Diagnosis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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