Clinical Staff

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Central Valley Family Therapy

Who We Are

Central Valley Family Therapy is a therapy practice in Fresno, CA that specializes in working with trauma and recovery, maternal mental health, pre-marital and marriage counseling, parenting, infant-mental health, play therapy with children, and working with adolescents.  We are passionate about helping our clients at all stages of their life by providing competent and compassionate care.

Our Vision

At Central Valley Family Therapy we aim to break the stigma and provide access to specialized treatment for all individuals and families regardless of culture, diversity, socioeconomic status, and experiences.

Why Choose Us

The therapists at Central Valley Family Therapy are highly skilled and have extensive training in evidenced based treatments proven effective with individuals and families.

The Central Valley Family Therapy Counseling team consists of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Associate Marriage and Family Therapists from various Universities across the country.  Please click on each clinician’s name from the drop down menu under our “Meet The Team” section to learn more about each individual and their approach to treatment.

Clinicians 

Jonathan Woodward, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #123611

Lead Clinician
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

I pride myself on providing competent and compassionate services to individuals and families that I work with. I am passionate about working with children, adults, couples, and families to enhance relationships and offer guidance in navigating life’s obstacles. Through a collaborative process of developing mutual trust and respect, I believe that hope can be restored, and each individual has the ability to reach their infinite potential. I specialize in working with substance abuse, trauma, self-esteem, negative thinking, life stressors, conflicts with interpersonal relationships, difficulty with communication, feelings of sadness and worry, grief, and abuse.

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Barrett Eng, M.A, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #112340    

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Clinical Supervisor Mentee

Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

It is my desire to walk along with you during the therapeutic process; to have you progress at a pace in treatment that is comfortable for you. I will support you as you begin to see the beauty and the challenges that exist within the grey of life.  It is my intention to make space in the therapeutic relationship for you to feel safe, and secure while simultaneously you work towards dispelling feelings of guilt and shame. LEARN MORE

Rene Antonio Barrios, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 121218

Lead Clinician 
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

Rene is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who believes in working together with individuals in therapy to achieve their goals toward a life they would like to live. Rene has experience working with individuals, children, adolescents, and families that experience depression, anxiety, substance use, intimate partner violence, schizophrenia, grief, homelessness, anger management, trauma, and barriers with social communication and intimacy. Rene understands that taking the step to come to therapy can be vulnerable which is why Rene stirves to make it a safe and welcoming environment.

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Lauren Dollarhide, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
# 125761 

Lead Clinician 
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

I believe that in order to become better versions of ourselves, we need to first work towards healing and processing our past wounds.  Sometimes our wounds and past hurts can hold us back from being better partners, parents, and individuals.  It is important for me to provide the individuals that I work with a safe and nurturing environment to heal and grow.

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Annisa Exline, M.A., Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #115100     

License Eligible
Supervised by Heidi Camacho M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #99799 (Mentor)

Supervised by Barrett Eng, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #112340 (Mentee)

Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

Everyone needs help healing at various times in life and I am passionate about taking that journey with you. I have experience working with children, teens, new mothers, couples, and families. The first step would be to create a safe space for you to begin to grow.  I utilize various evidenced based practices to meet your needs. I am passionate about Client-Centered Therapy techniques and trauma therapy. I also have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and attachment-based interventions, including, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).LEARN MORE

Crystal Calderon M.S., Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
# 116348  

License Eligible
Supervised by Heidi Camacho M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #99799 (Mentor)

Supervised by Barrett Eng, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #112340 (Mentee)

Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

Crystal is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about working with all clients towards the goals of self-discovery, self-empowerment, and acceptance. Crystal is particularly keen on working with adolescents, young adults, and peri-natal women. LEARN MORE

Samantha Avila, M.S., Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

# 119773

Supervised by Maira M. Hernandez, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #99813
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

Nice to meet you! My name is Samantha, I strive to create an approachable environment where clients of all backgrounds feel comfortable bringing all of themselves in their entirety to the conversation where they are able to learn and grow. I’m not here to sugar coat things for you. I’m here to help you find the courage and strength to overcome the obstacles you have been faced with. Some of us have been dealt a bad deck of cards in this life. I see you. I hear you. I will sit with you. I will challenge you. Most importantly, I will meet you where you are and allow you the space to vent and feel without judgment. LEARN MORE

Lizett Segura M.S., Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
# 121385

Supervised by Maira M. Hernandez, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #99813  
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

I am not your normal therapist. Normal is simply a setting on a dryer. As your therapist, upfront I will tell you “therapy is not microwave work, rather it is crockpot work”. If you are willing to invest time in your mental health, I am willing to walk alongside during your healing process. I will be there for you, so you do not have to carry everything alone anymore. While being kind, supportive, empathetic and real; I will meet you where you are at and challenge you to continue moving forward. LEARN MORE

Anahi Arias Aranda Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #118077

Supervised by Dr. Melissa Tihin, Psy.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #86602
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

As a therapist, I pride myself in providing a safe space for those who would like to create change in their lives. Therapy is never easy. If it were, everyone would do it. With courage, hard work, and time this therapeutic process will prove to be a transformative experience for you. I will serve as someone who will walk alongside you with compassion and zero judgement to get you moving in the direction of change that you want to see in yourself. It would be an honor and privilege to assist you in this journey. LEARN MORE

Ana Sanchez, M.S., Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #118394

Supervised by Maira M. Hernandez, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #99813
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

I believe it is an absolute honor and privilege to be trusted with a person’s most interpersonal thoughts and stories of their life. Sometimes, life gets tough or there comes a time where we need someone to talk to and that’s where I come in. I’d love to be a part of your support system and collaborate on working towards a transformative therapeutic experience in order to help you reach your goals. LEARN MORE

Elizabeth Iaquinto, M.A., Associate Marriage and Family Therapist# 122867 

Supervised by Heidi Camacho M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #99799
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

Therapy can be at times overwhelming and vulnerable experience; I strive to create a safe place where clients can feel supported and empowered to heal and grow at their own pace. I accomplish this by utilizing resources and therapeutic techniques that best fit each client for their individual and personal journey and needs. LEARN MORE

Aashi Pawha, M.S, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #118983

Supervised by Dr. Melissa Tihin, Psy.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #86602
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

I know from my own life and experience that asking for help can stir up a lot of fear and shame— but don’t worry, this is where I come in to make it easier. As a trained and experienced therapist, I strive to provide a safe environment to help clients explore their inner selves, be vulnerable, gain new insights, manage their symptoms, and feel empowered so that they can live a life that’s best for them. I believe that my clients know themselves better than anyone, they are their and my best resource. So, if you are willing to help yourself, then I promise to support you with authenticity, trust, and empathy to bring you positive outcomes. LEARN MORE

Judith Saldivar, M.S., Associate Marriage and Family Therapist # 125767

Supervised by Heidi Camacho M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #99799
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

I am a therapist, but I am also human, that means I don’t have all the answers; but I will work with you so that we can find them together. I believe every person is the expert in their own life, I’m not here to tell you what to do. I’m here to help you discover what may be the best choice for you by combining your experiences with my knowledge and training. Therapy is a journey, and sometimes in therapy things get harder before they get better, but that’s nature of change.

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About Us

With locations all over Central and Northern California, our practice specializes in treating individuals, couples and families, and through years of experience, we are confident that no problem is too great to overcome.

Phone Number: (559) 691-6840

contact@centralvalleyfamilytherapy.com

Office Hours

Fresno:
Monday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday- 8:00 am to Noon