Administrative Team

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.

Dr. Melissa Tihin Psy.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #86602

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

I’m not your typical therapist.  I’m real.  I’m approachable.  While being kind and empathetic, I will still call you on your crap. I don’t think therapy should be some stale, clinical, sterile experience. That sounds awful.  I may have gone through lengthy and specific education/training to be in the role I’m in, but that doesn’t make me any better than you or the “expert” of your life. LEARN MORE

Maira M. Hernandez, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #99813

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

I have a strong belief that we all have the capacity to be resilient through life’s difficult and challenging moments.  I am humbled and privileged to work with you in your life’s journey. This is your truth and I am here to honor it and help you heal, overcome, or cope with your obstacles that are bringing you into therapy. I hope that in our time together you feel empowered in your counseling experience to make the necessary changes to live a more fulling lifestyle.  I provide a safe and nurturing space while also providing “Carefrontation,” a compassionate way to challenge negative beliefs that hinder your growth. LEARN MORE

Heidi Camacho, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #99799  

Assistant Clinical Director/ Clinical Supervisor
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients| Bakersfield | Modesto | San Francisco |Sacramento | San Jose | Oakland
| Folsom | Roseville | Napa

I believe in the healing process, and I believe that the therapeutic relationship provides the space for that process to be honored and held safely.  One’s therapeutic journey is a personal and intimate journey that can lead to empowerment and enlightenment. I am honored that you have chosen me to support you in this process. LEARN MORE

Jessica Bloom-Welford M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #88172  

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

To me, there is this absolute sacred moment in therapy that happens usually right after I hear “I’ve never told anyone this before…” or “I’ve never been able to say this out loud to anyone…” It’s this vulnerable and courageous moment by the client in which the therapist is asked to compassionately both hear and hold their pains. In that moment, I believe is where transformation begins for a client. And at the same time, I think it’s important to feel a trust and alignment with your counselor and their style to get there. My therapy style is shaped by who I am: thoughtful, supportive, and authentically direct. I so genuinely want each of my clients or families to feel heard, validated, to learn, to grow, to heal, so they can feel empowered and achieve their wellness and life’s meaning.  LEARN MORE

George Tihin, Esq  

General Council

George was born in New York City and, after completing law school in Utah, came to California to practice law. George has been a licensed attorney since 2008, with experience in a number of areas including healthcare, employment and HIPAA.

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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