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Monique Castro, LMFT

Monique Castro, LMFT

Founder & CEO | Wellness Provider
Monique is a proud Diné (Navajo) & Xicana woman, born and raised on the ancestral homelands of the Tongva People (aka Los Angeles). She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #104427), coach, consultant, educator, and advocate. She is the owner and founder of “Indigenous Circle of Wellness” and has been providing direct services in the community for over 14 years. She specializes in working with inter-generational & historical/ancestral trauma, complex trauma and the various symptoms and/or diagnosis that may be a result of such experiences. Monique heavily leans on Indigenous knowledge and ancestral wisdom to facilitate healing and wellness. She is committed to decolonizing mental health and reclaiming our healing practices, while also utilizing her professional training in Relational Therapy, EMDR, Coaching, and other humanistic approaches. NOTE: Monique is currently not accepting new clients.
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Natalia Lopez, LCSW

Natalia Lopez, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor | Wellness Provider
Natalia Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #76095) with over 10 years of clinical experience. She earned two bachelor degrees in Sociology and Chican@ studies from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and her Masters in Social Welfare from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico and was born and raised in Boyle Heights, CA. As a therapist of color, Natalia is interested in providing therapy that is culturally relevant and compassionate. She recognizes that communities of color have had to develop survival strategies to endure marginalization and historical trauma. Natalia has experience working with adolescents, adults, families and couples. She also has an expertise in working with the LGBTQIA2S community and offers a lively LGBTQIA2S affirming outlook in a safe and caring environment. Her educational & professional backgrounds include extensive trainings in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Problem-Solving Therapy, and other evidence-based treatment models. Natalia is a bilingual and bicultural therapist who is able to conduct therapy services in Spanish. Se ofrece servicios de consulta y psicoterapia en espanol tambien. *NOTE: Natalia is currently not accepting new clients.
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LaTonya Marshall, ACSW

LaTonya Marshall, ACSW

Wellness Provider
LaTonya Marshall is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW #78381) with over 10 years of clinical experience working with at-risk youth and young adults, families, and individuals coping with a disability, substance abuse, or chronic illness. She completed her bachelor's degree in psychology and masters degree in generalist social work at California State University of Northridge (CSUN). LaTonya is a proud African American woman who is committed to helping individuals remember their why or their purpose, within self, with family, and with the community. As a therapist of color, LaTonya is passionate about providing multicultural counseling to teens, adults, blended families, couples, survivors of sexual violence, as well as previously incarcerated youth and adults. The therapeutic modalities she utilizes include, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and Gestalt therapy. *LaTonya is under the clinical supervision of Monique Castro, LMFT (Lic# 104427).
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Denise Copeland, LCSW

Denise Copeland, LCSW

Wellness Provider
Denise Graciela Copeland (Licensed Clinical Social Worker 70160) is a Xicana woman born and raised in the Los Angeles area with a strong commitment to providing culturally sensitive services and promoting overall wellness for traditionally underserved communities. Denise is strongly committed to supporting empowerment, healing, and access to services in her community. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Denise has over 10 years of clinical experience utilizing strengths-based approaches in community mental health and community clinic settings. Denise has specific training in supporting parents and children (birth to five) by building parent confidence/skills and the treatment of trauma in young children. Additionally, she has experience working with individuals impacted by grief and loss, immigration concerns, chronic illness, trauma, and intergenerational conflict. Denise believes in the importance of relationships, skill building, and mindfulness to promote healing. Therapeutic styles include attachment-based interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, play interventions, structural family therapy interventions, as well as evidenced based practices. Denise is a bilingual therapist experienced with providing services in both English and Spanish.
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Stephanie Mushrush, LCSW

Stephanie Mushrush, LCSW

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Stephanie Mushrush, LCSW (Lic#76738) is a member of the Washoe Tribe of NV & CA, and also Filipina. Stephanie earned her Master of Social Welfare at UCLA in 2013 as an Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholar. Her mental health work seeks to support the healing and resiliency of individuals, families and communities - with consideration of Native cultures, traditions, and historical and intergenerational trauma. Stephanie has worked as a Mental Health Therapist for the Washoe Tribal Healing Center in Gardnerville, NV, as well as a Psychiatric Social Worker at American Indian Counseling Center, for the LA County Department of Mental Health. She is active in the local Native community, as a participant, volunteer and community organizer.
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Carlos Lamadrid , LCSW

Carlos Lamadrid , LCSW

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Carlos Lamadrid (Yaqui/Chiricahua Apache/Mexica) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #72557) with over 14 years of clinical experience. He’s been working with youth and families since 1999, including within the substance abuse field since 2004. In 2010 he completed a Masters in Social Work at the California State University at San Bernardino (CSUSB). Carlos is most proud of being able to reconnect to his Native American and Indigenous ancestry, today he follows a cultural way of life and the traditional teachings of the medicine wheel under the guidance of his elders. Through this process Carlos has found a greater purpose in his life which has inspired and motivated him to establish a healthy foundation for his family and helping others. Carlos is a White Bison facilitator of the Medicine Wheel, 12 steps, and the Mending Broken Hearts: Native American Grief Recovery Workshop. Most recently he’s been providing community outreach, consultation, and engagement for increasing racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic inclusiveness in behavioral health.
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Nancy Ortiz, LCSW

Nancy Ortiz, LCSW

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Nancy Ortiz (Xicanx & native Spanish speaker) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offers cultural centered mental health services to people with diverse and intersecting identities, such as: latinx, indigenous, people of color, immigrant, LGBTQIA+, and persons with disabilities. Nancy practices from an integrated theoretical orientation (cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic) that is guided by social justice and multicultural counseling frameworks. Nancy encourages people to reconnect to their natural healing abilities and cultural practices. She integrates individual’s artistry and creative practices as a source of continued restoration and healing. Nancy has worked in the field of social work for 12 years as an advocate, community organizer, case manager, and clinical social worker. Nancy completed her undergraduate studies from California State University - Fullerton (Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services) and her graduate studies at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Master of Social Work degree). Nancy participates in advanced clinical trainings, attends conferences, receives her own therapy, engages in cultural restorative practices, and reads to strengthen her healing work. Nancy is currently working towards sex therapy and trauma therapy certifications.
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