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stablished in 2006, and recently reorganized as a non-profit agency, the mission at West Valley Counseling Center in San Fernando is to provide high quality, affordable therapy and family counseling in a private practice setting. Supported by client fees, fundraising activities and direct donations, our goal is to meet the needs of those who cannot afford, or do not have access to, these services due to economic circumstances.
Affordable mental healthcare contributes to a healthy society, helping us shift what radiates out. We move through our trauma and pain, ultimately finding acceptance, understanding and love.

Jessica Ziehl
Art Therapist, Associate MFT
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Sharon Burnett, Ph.D., LMFT
Executive Director
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Liat Alon
Art Therapy Program  Director
ATR-BC, Associate MFT
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Andrew Stroscher
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Arianna Helfant, M.A.
LMFT
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Edie Moses
Art Therapist, Associate MFT
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Kim Tortorici., M.S., LMFT
Administrator Director
Clinical Supervisor
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Lloyd Long
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Elizabeth Ingold
Registered AMFT
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Claudia Cruz
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Lisa Hacken

Lisa Markinson, M.A
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Renee Brooks
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Ben Medina
MFT Trainee
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Philip David

Johanna Pavlogianis
Art Therapist, Associate MFT
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Atiya Malik
Intake Coordinator
M.A. LMFT
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Elizabeth Bailey
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Alexis Forrey
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Cecilia Polkinhorn
Art Therapist, Associate MFT
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Julie Krimstein, M.A.
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Administrative Staff

 

Sharon Burnett, PhD, LMFT
Executive Director
Clinical Supervisor

Kimberly Tortorici, MA, LMFT
Clinical Director

Tremaine Walker, MA
Director of Operations



Advisory Board

 

Anne Taylor-Lincoln, L.P.C.
Coordinator and Staff Leader
Growth and Transition Workshops
www.growthandtransition.com

Lawrence Lincoln, M.D.
Director of Hospice Care
Tucson Medical Center

Michael Topp, M.A., MFT
Psychotherapist and
Addiction Specialist
Private practice since 1982

Diane Goodman, Esq.
Family Law Mediation
www.goodmanmediation.com



Board of Directors

 

Sharon Burnett, Ph.D., MFT

Kimberly Tortorici, M.S., MFT

Michele Maple, Ph.D.
Director, Matriculation
College of the Canyons

Rena Shpegel, MPH, CHES
Sr Grant and Contract Admin.
Northeast Valley Health Corp.

"If you want to see the past... touch a rock
If you want to see the present... touch a flower
If you want to see the future... touch a life."
Anonymous

West Valley Counseling Center
19634 Ventura Blvd. Suite 212 Tarzana, CA 91356

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