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Southbay's Premiere Therapy Practice

A Snapshot of our Clinicians

DR. Jake InSler, Psy.D.

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Specialty: Teen, Adult Performance Specialist


Dr. Jake Insler specializes in performance and sports performance coaching.  Dr. Jake Insler utilizes a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy approach toward mental growth and development. Whether the goal is to build confidence, control emotions, improve behavior, perform under pressure, improve communication or conquer self-doubt, working with Dr. Jake is an overall growth experience. Dr. Jake has experience working with olympic, professional, collegiate, high school, and middle school athletes since 2013.  Dr. Jake also has extensive experience working with children, pre-teens, teens, adults, and families dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, major life transitions, and other mental health issues.  Dr. Jake Insler is a native of Manhattan Beach.


For more information or to contact Dr. Jake, 

email him at drjakeinsler@yahoo.com

Dr. Natasha Behnam, Ph.d.

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Specialty: Child, Teen, Adult, Family, Parenting


Dr. Behnam is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in work with adolescents, teens, parents, families and young adults in addition to psychodiagnostic assessment. Dr. Behnam utilizes a collaborative and holistic approach in which people are seen within a system.  She not only utilizes individual therapy, but strives to create a cohesive, systemic approach to help understand and treat individuals and ultimately help maintain progress outside of the therapy room. Dr. Behnam specializes in areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, adoption/foster care, peer relationships, medical illness/chronic pain, substance abuse, impulse control, anger management, oppositional defiance, learning disabilities, self harm, parent-child relationships and personality disorders. 


For more information or to contact, email Dr. Natasha at NatashaBehnamPhD@gmail.com

DR. Jennifer PaTTON, PSY.D

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Specialty: Child, Teen, Adult, Family


Dr. Jennifer has worked with children, adolescents, and families in the South Bay for over 20 years.  Her various professional roles have provided her with a breadth of experience working with families and youth of all ages and abilities in a variety of clinical and educational settings. Jennifer provides Individual Therapy for children, adolescents, and adults; Play Therapy for little ones; and Family Therapy.  She conducts Psychological and Educational assessment testing, and suicide assessments/ safety planning.  Jennifer specializes in treating adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. 

As a lifelong resident of the South Bay, Jennifer has great familiarity with the local community.


For more information or to cat Dr. Jennifer, 

email her at drjenniferpatton@gmail.com

Stephanie Cunningham, LMFT

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Specialty: Infant/Early Child (0-6), Perinatal 


Stephanie specializes in infant and early childhood  (0-6 years of age) mental health and has a passion for family therapy, treating disruptive behavior, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, adjustment difficulties, parent-child relational issues, co-parenting concerns, grief, attachment difficulties, and ASD in children of all ages.  Stephanie provides therapy from a strengths-based, systemic framework and believes that all children and families, with guidance and commitment, can make lasting and meaningful changes.  Stephanie also  Stephanie views the therapeutic relationship as reciprocal and ever evolving and strongly encourages parent involvement in the process regardless of the age of the child, as parents are the true experts when it comes to their children.


For more information or to contact, email her at stephaniecunninghamtherapy@gmail.com

KRISTINA CLELAND, LMFT

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Specialty: Child, Adolescent, Young Adult


Kristina Cleland has been practicing in the South Bay for multiple years and enjoys working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults. She focuses on helping children, adolescents, and teens build social skills and emotional intelligence through the therapy process in order for them to lead healthy and happy lives and provides her clients with the resources to help them identify their strengths, overcome challenges, and experience personal growth. 


Kristina guides her clients to identify and use their inherent strengths to create both deep personal healing and practical change and works closely with the families in order for the client to receive the necessary support outside of therapy. 


For more information or to contact, email Kristina at kristinaclelandtherapy@gmail.com

DR. ANDREA JABLONSKI, PH.D.

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Specialty: Child, Teen, Adult; Assessment


Dr. Andrea Jablonski is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the psychological and neurocognitive assessment of children, teens, and young adults.  She also provides individual and family therapy, working primarily with children and adolescents.  Her specialties include: helping children and families adjust to diagnoses of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning or processing disabilities; and other neurodevelopmental concerns. Dr. Andrea also has extensive training in the psychological and educational evaluations of children, adolescents, and emerging adults. Her evaluations are comprehensive—measuring cognitive, behavioral, educational, and socio-emotional functionality.


For more information or to contact, email Dr. Andrea at DrAndreaJablonski@gmail.com

CODY GAUTHIER, ACSW

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Specialty: Child, Teen, Young Adult 


Cody provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. He specializes in treating adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. ​Cody has worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families across 3 different states since becoming a clinician.  He also specializes in substance use treatment, and has vast experience working with children, teens, and young adults who have struggled with traumatic pasts and has special training in trauma informed care, not only in support of the child, but in alignment with the whole family and their recovery. In addition to clinical work at South Bay Child and Family Therapy, Cody is also a staff counselor at Marymount California University. 

For more information or to contact Cody, email him at codytherapy6@gmail.com.

BRIAN LUTZ, LMFT

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Specialty: Child, Teen, Young Adult   


Brian is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose areas of strength include working with chronic illness, substance abuse, family issues, and struggles in school. Additionally he focuses on helping children, teens, and young adults to utilize their creativity to discover new possibilities for how to approach challenges in their lives. Brian has a focus on helping his clients learn how to move through life with a growth and learning based perspective, by helping them learn how to  support themselves more effectively. Born and raised in the South Bay, Brian is excited for the opportunity to help his local community to live more meaningful, productive and fulfilling lives.  

For more information or to contact him, email Brian at brianlutzmft@gmail.com

NEW THERAPIST

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Another Awesome Therapist is joining our team--bio and headshot coming! 

CARING

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COMPASSIONATE

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INDIVIDUALIZED

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