Zoey Holguin, IMFT-S
Another failed relationship? Co-dependent and don't know why or how to stop? Feeling unfulfilled in relationships and tired of giving so much and getting nothing in return?
It doesn't have to be that way. You can have the relationship you want and get your needs met. Sometimes we feel undeserving of such love. We often have had only negative experiences and can't imagine actually being in different type of relationship as much as we want to. Often we've had little to no exposure to a healthy relationship. And maybe our male and/or female role models have failed in knowing how to be treated by one another.
Being the type of person you want to be and having the relationship you want is important to me. I believe that life is too short to not believe in yourself, to struggle with self-confidence and to have low self-esteem. Life is also too short to be in a miserable relationship feeling like you are giving more than you are getting. Life is more than feeling trapped by yourself and the relationships you choose.
I'm an independent marriage and family therapist with a supervisor designation specializing in those with relationship issues including marriage and couples issues, co-dependency and singleness. I have spent the majority of my career in community mental health serving in clinical as well as management and leadership roles. I use a systems-based approach believing no individual can be understood in a vacuum but has to be understood in terms of their relational context. I'm strength-based and recovery-focused believing everyone possesses within them positive attributes and potential to live a full and meaningful life. Additionally, I employ psychodynamic, motivational interviewing and for couples, Gottman method and emotionally focused couples therapy to assist my clients in realizing their full potential and healing their hurts. I hold a Masters of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy and Masters of Arts in Theology from Fuller in Pasadena, California and a undergraduate degree in Sociology from Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, California. I'm licensed in both California and Ohio. I have extensive training in multiple evidenced approaches including TF-CBT, ART, IPT-A, MATCH and Motivation Interviewing. I'm also have been trained in Gottman and Sue Johnson for couples approaches.
Lauren Morgan, LPC, LMFT
Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist with special training in couples therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy with an emphasis on family or origin and interrelation dynamics. Lauren believes in building a relationship with clients where they feel safe and accepted, yet challenged to grow. Through this therapeutic relationship, individuals and families can heal and develop new perspectives and practices they can use throughout their entire lives.
Lauren has worked with clients of all ages providing individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy to children and families with emotional and behavioral disturbances. Lauren is knowledgable in areas around intimacy difficulties, communication problems, working with difficult youth and at-risk youth, career transitions, and general anxiety and depression which can become present in our current age due to feelings of isolation or a sense of meaninglessness. Through her work, she has learned that each client is unique and has their own set of strengths and challenges which must be understood by the therapist for her expertise to be useful to the clients.
Lauren received her Masters of Arts from the University of Akron in the Professional Counselor/Marriage and Family Therapist Program and her BA from Baldwin-Wallace College with a dual major in English and Philosophy.
Meghan Montalvo, LMFT
Being trained in Marriage and Family Therapy isn’t just about working with couples. It is best to state that relationships are my passion. Be it with the self: your thoughts, fears, concerns, spirituality, etc…or with others: a friend, sibling, partner, etc. Whether it’s focusing on anxieties, communication, or troubling thoughts, I provide an accepting, safe environment for those who want to challenge themselves in their journey toward self-growth either on their own or with another.
Meghan earned my Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy from Syracuse University. She's worked for 10 years with individuals, couples, and families from a variety of backgrounds.