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Our Associates


Justin Juárez (he/him/his) is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. He uses a culturally affirming and trauma-informed approach to his clients to create a safe space for a client to reach their goals. There are many reasons people seek therapy, but he believes people are the experts of their lives and works as a collaborator to explore and/or build upon their inner strengths and resources. Because we all live complex lives, he uses an integrated approach to therapy to tailor the relationship to his client's needs. Whether people are experiencing the effects of anxiety, depression, or trauma, Justin seeks to create a refuge to promote healing, self-love, inner peace, growth, and change for adolescents, adults, and the spectrum of relationships we experience as humans. He also has been trained in EMDR, a treatment for reprocessing traumatic memories.


Jaclyn Simon (she/her/hers) is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. She is psychodynamically oriented and believes that truly effective treatment must be customized to your unique self and needs. As such, she draws from a blend of evidence-based modalities, including mindfulness training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and somatic/body scan techniques. She works with people going through life transitions, depression, anxiety, postpartum adjustment, chronic pain, attachment, trauma, health anxiety and people transitioning out of residential treatment centers. Her approach is intuitive, holistic, compassionate, and approachable. She is inspired by mind body integration, inner child healing, and cultivating self love. She offers a concrete path towards developing inner self-compassion, which is is the scientifically supported healing ingredient in freeing up the burdened parts of ourselves. She is also trained in EMDR, a powerful treatment for trauma.

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Kerstin Hern (she/her/hers) is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. It’s in Kerstin's nature to bring warmth, validation, humor, and inspire creative energy in all sessions, curating a brave, nonjudgmental space for you to share your stories. She deeply attunes to each client, working from a relational, curious, and intuitive framework for healing and empowerment. 

Kerstin earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Spiritual, Jungian & Depth Psychology, holds a B.A. in English Literature, spent many years working in the music industry, and has studied eclectic folk magick, Western astrology, and tarot for over 30 years. Kerstin specializes in working with creatives (actors, writers, musicians, artists), folks who identify as empaths, neurodivergent, highly-sensitive, mystical, and the “black sheep.” She is most passionate about guiding clients to heal trauma and attachment wounds, manage anxiety and stress, improve self-worth and learn emotional regulation. She incorporates both evidence-based + creative tools and skills informed by depth, Jungian, psychodynamic, IFS/Parts Work, somatic, mindfulness, and polyvagal therapies. Kerstin blends her passions of psychology, neuroscience, and energy work to co-create dynamic healing with each of her clients. Kerstin is certified in Integrative Somatic Parts Work, Level 2.

Melanie Siegel (she/her/hers) is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. She balances deep empathetic attunement to each client with an appropriate level of directness and challenge to promote growth. 

Melanie draws from a Psychodynamic foundation, incorporating elements of other modalities such as Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Solution-Focused Therapy.  She collaborates with clients to tailor the powerful healing process of therapy to their unique experiences and needs. Melanie's approach focuses on enhancing awareness, insight, and skills, and using that understanding to develop and explore goals. 


With prior experience in the entertainment industry, she specializes in working with individuals in creative fields. Other specializations include working with adults, adolescents, and LGBTQ clients in the areas of depression, anxiety, relationships, and life transitions. She engages every therapeutic relationship with curiosity, respect, creativity, and heart.

Change and growth are possible. Whether you are feeling stuck in a tiny dusty corner or lost in an enormous ocean, she’ll meet you right where you are and help get you where you want to be. Taking the first step can be difficult, but will be rewarding as, together, the work that we begin now will expand your relationship to yourself and the world around you. 


Hilary Curwen (she/her/hers) is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. Hilary understands that change is not linear. She works with clients in a trusting, supportive space — helping individuals and couples fully explore the present by identifying triggers from their past. Together, she explores relationships patterns and behavior that are no longer serving you, and help to create healthier ways forward through a holistic, collaborative approach. She specializes in narcissistic abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, dating, codependency, grief, and life transitions; and she approaches therapy with empathy, humor, and respect for each client’s individual needs. Her role is to help you create a greater sense of well-being and self-love.

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