Meet Our Therapists

Shimrit Zelig

AMFT #121540

Supervised by Suzanne Vargas, LCSW

My goal is to provide a safe and compassionate space for individuals, couples, and families to explore and navigate challenges in their relationships. My approach is holistic, taking into account the unique dynamics and needs of each individual and family. I have experience in treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and other mental health concerns. 

Life transitions, such as marriage, divorce, becoming a parent, or retirement, can also be difficult and stressful. I am here to support you as you navigate these changes, and work through the emotions and challenges they may bring.

I am a dedicated professional with specialized training in supporting individuals – children and adults – with ADHD. Recognizing the distinctive challenges posed by ADHD and its impact on daily life, I am wholeheartedly committed to delivering comprehensive support and personalized strategies that cater to the unique needs of each individual.

In all my sessions, I provide a non-judgmental and empathic space, my aim is to help you gain insight, self-awareness, and the ability to make positive changes in your lives.

A bilingual Hebrew/English speaker working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.

Her fee is $140 for individuals and $160 for couples/families.

Book an appointment with Shimrit here.

Samantha Embrick

ASW #97693

Supervised by Suzanne Vargas, LCSW

My therapeutic goal is to provide clients with a nonjudgmental, validating, and genuine space to help them navigate life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, & more. My approach is collaborative and holistic, taking into consideration a person’s unique environment and identities. I enjoy using humor and a calm, warm presence while supporting clients in their goals. In the past, I’ve worked with teens and adults at a comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program, and I’ve also spent time working in hospitals and providing mental health support to postpartum parents.

I incorporate evidence-based practices, including mindfulness and DBT skills, cognitive behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am also trauma-informed and LGBTQ+ affirming. I received my Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, and I am a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (#97693).

Samantha’s (she/her) fee is $140 for individuals and $160 for couples/family. She works with teens, young adults, and adults.

Book an appointment with Samantha here.

Suzanne Earle, LMFT #141029

 My goal is for clients to feel seen and heard so they can authentically process what they’re experiencing, gain insight, and develop new skills to manage life. I have had the privilege to work with teens in the juvenile justice system and foster care, college students navigating relationships and transitioning into the workforce, and adults struggling with homelessness, substance use, and psychosis. These experiences have supported my ability to meet clients where they are at and provide an individualized approach. 

    I enjoy working with teens, adults and couples to navigate depression, anxiety, self esteem  and self worth issues as well as life transitions. I like to walk alongside clients in a non-judgmental space that includes compassion, empathy, and humor. I am level 1 Gottman trained.

Her fee is $150 for individuals and $170 for couples/family and she accepts cigna insurance.

Book an appointment with Suzanne Earle here.

Kari Tuggle, LCSW# 108145

My therapeutic approach is integrative and holistic pulling from my background as a humanistic psychotherapist and Registered Dieitian. I believe that individuals and families are innately able to heal, have many assets, and are the experts of their own experiences. I build on this belief to help clients uncover their unique strengths and resiliency to work towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Compassionate, empathic, and encouraging, I strive to create a welcoming space, where you can explore your individuality, process your unique challenges, and develop new skills and insights. Our work together is tailored to you, often drawing from strengths based, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based modalities. Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder, experiencing depression or anxiety, caught in addiction, or navigating a life transition, I will walk by you in your journey of growth and healing.

Kari works with teens, transitional age youth, adults, and older adults as well as couples and families. She is LGBT aware and affirming with special emphasis on working with trans and gender expansive individuals..

Her fee is $150 for individuals and $170 for couples/family therapy.

Book an appointment with Kari here.

Stephanie Neutz, AMFT#117511,

APCC #7310

Supervised by Suzanne Vargas, LCSW #79703

My therapeutic goal with clients is to be able to provide them with a not only a safe environment, but a space filled with empathy, grace, and humor to allow processing of their emotions, life events, and to help foster their personal growth.  When clients feel heard and seen without any judgment, their potential for change occurs organically and often in ways they may have never thought were ever possible. I do believe change is possible for most people, and at any stage of their life – therapy is an excellent place to begin that journey.

I employ various theories and interventions, as needed for each client, and I strongly identify with a humanistic approach, where it is focused heavily on client strengths. I believe in access and equity in mental healthcare and reducing the stigma that unfortunately still surrounds mental health. I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions (i.e. career changes, divorce, family changes), substance use disorders, and issues surrounding self-esteem and self-worth.  I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, 117511, and a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #7310 with a master’s degree in counseling psychology from John F. Kennedy University (now a part of National University).

Stephanie works with teens, adults, and couples. She is LGBT aware and affirming.

Her fee is $140 for individuals and $160 for couples/families and she accepts Cigna.

Book an appointment with Stephanie here.

Claudia Guzman, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, #129906

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, #10837

Supervised by Suzanne Vargas, LCSW #79703

I am a bilingual Spanish/English trauma therapist who is passionate about personal growth. I believe in being empathetic, warm, supportive, as well as empowering you to discover the answers to your questions. I approach issues from an eclectic approach, incorporating all therapeutic techniques to support you in your journey of addressing issues and improving self-worth, self-awareness, mood, and relationships, all of which lead to a higher quality of life. If you are ready to go on this journey for insight, for liberation, I can help. 

Claudia works with children, teens, adults, and families.

Her fee is $140 for individuals and $160 for couples/families.

Book an appointment with Claudia here.

Lea Siegel, LCSW

LCSW # 100234

I’m a bilingual and bicultural licensed therapist who is committed to working with diverse populations to overcome their mental health issues. I adapt a trauma-informed holistic approach to mental health treatment, recognizing people are affected by multiple factors in their life and environment. I work with people collaboratively to help them formulate and reach their therapeutic goals. I integrate cognitive behavioral techniques with other evidence based practices to help people confront and change their harmful thinking patterns to overcome their mental health symptoms. 

I have experience working with couples, and individuals ranging from children to older adults of diverse cultural, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds as well as different sexual orientations and gender identities. My specialties are in treating depression, anxiety, trauma (including sexual assault), relationship/family dynamics, and chronic illness. I provide treatment for people in both English and Spanish. I have my masters in social work from UC Berkeley, and my license number is #100234. 

Her fee is $150 for individuals and $170 for couples/family.

Book an appointment with Lea here.

Suzanne Vargas

Clinical Director LCSW 79703

I am very passionate about creating safe, supportive, and non judgmental relationships with others. Seeing people evolve into more authentic, compassionate individuals who give themselves permission to live as themselves is so inspirational and rewarding. I love working with other clinicians, professionals and people who care about wellness and compassion.

My therapy style is to listen to you, show you that you matter, and strive to understand you and your goals. We focus together on where you want to be, and together I teach you proven techniques to make your life what you want it to be. I am a Gottman Leader, level 3 Gottman Couples Therapy Method trained, trained in the Seven Principles Couples Program and I utilize these methods in all my relationship work.

I specialize in working with couples, people struggling with anxiety or work perfectionism, individuals exploring themselves (spirituality, career, passions, sexuality/gender) and teens. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker #79703 that has been doing clinical work for 10 years. I have my masters in social work from the University of South Carolina. I have a certification in Animal Assisted Therapy and enjoy utilizing Lola in therapy sessions with clients.

Suzanne’s fee is $170 for individuals and $200 for couples/family.


Lola is a therapy dog that assists in sessions with Suzanne Vargas. She enjoys working with clients and loves to get pets and treats. Suzanne and Lola are both certified to provide Animal Assisted Therapy from the University of North Texas.

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