Who We Are


Therapy is about learning to love yourself and grow despite your mistakes. It is about welcoming your struggles with the same strength and enthusiasm that you welcome your victories, for it is through our struggles that we grow.

Stephens Therapy Associates will  help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques including EMDR, CBT, DBT, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, and Relational Therapies. We will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.

Meet Our Team

Brenda Stephens

MS, LPCC #4366

Choosing a therapist can be intimidating and difficult. My goal is to help you have access to a coach…

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Dominique Santos

AMFT #115525

What’s getting in the way of you feeling good? Have you had a hard life? How are your relationships?…

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Nahyune (Gina) Lim

LPCC #9016

Reaching out to seek help takes a lot of courage and strength. Whatever struggles you are going through…

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Nissrine Habhab

LMFT #110472

As a psychotherapist,  I enjoy working with clients facing daily challenges. I aim to assist my clients…

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Jessica Wallace

LMFT #103283

I know that life is hard. That life transitions can be difficult. Or that sometimes we can get stuck in low moods…

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Jeffrey Tang

LMFT #96993

When you look in the mirror, do you find yourself asking, “Am I enough?” Do you have this…

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Jeannie Jackson

AMFT #95324

Looking to make meaningful changes in your life or make sense of difficult past…

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Move at your own pace

Be comfortable in your own shell

Trust the flow

Stay peaceful and steady

Come up for air

Be determined 

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Virginia Wilcsek

LMFT #105319

Have you experienced things that have left you hurt, confused, fearful, angry? Do you feel as though…

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Natalie Wilson

AMFT #118980

When we struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, and conflicts in relationships….

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Shari Turner

LCSW #99428

I know you feel overwhelmed, but you are not alone. Whether you’re tired of feeling…

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Jacqueline Esteban

Jacqueline Esteban

Intake Specialist

Taking the first step into seeking therapy could be a stressful and an…

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Anthony Simone

LMFT #107304

Anthony graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2009 with a…

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Abby Weisman

Abby Weisman

ASW #80301

Hi, my name is Abby. I recognize how difficult it can be to ask for help, so congrats on taking this…

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Stephanie Soto

Stephanie Soto

APCC #8090

It can be challenging and perhaps intimidating to ask for what you need when feelings of…

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James Kirker

MA, AMFT #126792

Hello! My name is James Kirker, I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I’m a San Diegan…

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Elissa Stephens

Chief Administrative Officer

Dealing with finances and insurance when seeking care can easily become…

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Paula Perez

LPCC #8673

Imagine an opportunity to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled, even in a world of….

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Jessica Stoll-Rogers

Operations Manager

At times starting therapy can be an overwhelming process. It can elicit many questions…

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Danielle McGonigle

MA, APCC #9958

We are perfectly imperfect beings wholly deserving of authentic and…

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Gina Poltl


To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world…

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Michelle Vidana

LPCC #5686

Hello, My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) with over 10 years of…

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