Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 7
Leslie Bazan is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Behavioral Sciences from Cal State Monterey Bay and is currently studying Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. Leslie has many years of experience working with children and adolescents. She has previously worked as an ABA therapist with Autistic Children and as a Therapeutic Behavioral Support Counselor at a mental health services agency.
Daniel Davis Consulting Supervisor
I create an environment where clients experience significance, empowerment, and acceptance. I collaborate with clients to identify solutions to their current crises. I enable clients to recognize their ability to consciously develop their unique potential.
Since 1994, I have used EMDR to assist clients in resolving interpersonal problems related to trauma. Since 1996, I have done play therapy, art therapy and sandtray therapy with children. I’ve studied Jungian dream analysis since 1986.
From 1995 to 2001, working with the publisher of the MBTI, I assisted psychiatrists, psychologists, and corporate trainers worldwide with career development and organizational development issues. I’ve facilitated team building and leadership development with religious organizations, educational institutions, and major corporations such as Wells Fargo Bank and Hewlett-Packard.
From 2007 to 2009, I served on the Board of Directors of the Guild for Psychological Studies. I have been serving on the Board of Directors for Four Springs Retreat Center since 2012. Since 2013, I have been a Consulting Supervisor with Peace It Together, a non-profit dedication to a peaceful community.
Patricia “Trish” Geronimo
Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 12
Trish Geronimo is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Trainee and is currently earning her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Correctional Psychology at Santa Clara University. She has over three years of experience working with kids and youth and loves working with these populations. Her passion is helping equip and empower at-risk youth and adolescents with tools to change, grow, and navigate adversities as well as to reconnect with their strengths and purpose. She strongly believes that humans are incredibly resilient, and each individual has the inherent capacity to heal when provided the right environment. Trish strives to foster a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment that encourages individuals to begin a journey of self-discovery and self-examination. She also speaks fluent Tagalog.
Outside of the office, Trish loves nature, reading, crossfit, yoga, swimming, traveling, watching animal videos and anime, connecting with people, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends and family.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
– Viktor Frankl
Stephanie M Jones
Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 11
Stephanie is passionate about working with youth and their families. She has served as an elementary school mental health counselor and as an ABA therapist for children and young adults with Autism. She has also tutored youth with special needs and volunteered with a variety of educational programs for underprivileged children. Stephanie earned her B.S. in Sociology from Northern Michigan University and is in the final year of the The Master of Arts in Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy program at Brandman University.
Deborah Hennessee Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, IMF 101455Associate Professional Clinical Counselor IPC 14574
Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 3
Deborah Hennessee is an Associate MFT and Associate PCC who completed her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. She has also finished an M.A. in Experimental and Research Psychology from San Jose State University. Her thesis topic concerned life stress, problem-focused coping, and positive affect. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Communication Studies, from San Jose State University. Deborah is a lifetime member of several academic organizations and honors societies, including Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key, and Psi Chi – the International Honor Society in Psychology.
Deborah’s clinical areas of focus include life stress, life transitions, traumatic stress, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, problem-focused coping, positive reappraisals, positive affect, empowerment, and resilience. She has over 8 years of experience serving as a crisis counselor in the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Department. Deborah is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals so that there may be a cumulative effect, proceeding to families and the community.
Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 8
Maude is a Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee. Maude’s earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Mental Health from La Sierra University, where she also earned an MA in Counseling. She graduated with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Edinboro University. Maude currently works in the disability services field where she provides one-one educational counseling and support to students with disabilities. She assists students in identifying their abilities, interests, limitations, values, and goals to achieve short and long-term goals. She also has experience providing counseling services to foster youth. Maude is passionate about gaining more clinical experience with young adults and it is her desire to create an environment that encourages new and healthy patterns of behaviors as well as encourages growth.
Mary Prolo Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Mary brings to the table experience partnering with a broad range of clients presenting multiple issues. Working in various venues such as Santa Clara County (Substance Use Treatment Services), Bill Wilson Center (Residential), EMQ (currently Uplift) (Wrap Services) and Santa Clara Unified, Mary over the past 13 years has facilitated exploration with clients utilizing a variety of interventions appropriate to presenting issues to help client base define and obtain therapeutic goals.
Mary received her BA, cum laude, (emphasis on Psychology and Education) from Villanova University. In addition, Mary received her MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco.
Mary’s volunteer experience has included: Rape Crisis Center; Center for Living with Dying; Village House (working with homeless).
Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 4
Gabrielle is a Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Trainee. She is currently earning her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology at Santa Clara University. Gabrielle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of San Francisco.
Gabrielle has worked as a coach for the last four years with teens and youth. She has been a school counselor at Cristo Rey High School. She was a volunteer at Pomeroy Rehabilitation and Recreation Center working with clients on the autism spectrum.
MFT (Lic #41690)
Phone: (408) 307-9024
Namaste, I have found myself naturally gravitate towards humanity and have felt the innate need as long as my memory goes back to want to be a part of a person’s self-empowerment process. This empowerment process takes various forms and sometimes looks like providing the ideal therapeutic support while helping my clients discover deep insights that are transformative
to their life as well as providing support and mentorship to trainees and associates who are gaining experiential as well as clinical hours towards their licensure. I have been a BBS clinical supervisor since 2007 and I have learned as well as taught to several as I walk this path that I feel very blessed to be on. I have provided trainings on supervision and group therapy as a part of the Santa Clara County LP training conglomerate. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, I have worked with over 200 individuals and couples since 2006 in my private practice. I am a qualified clinical supervisor in the state of California and have supervised several students/trainees and interns with exam prep and successful completion of the examination.
My counseling philosophy encompasses ideologies and clinical concepts from several theorical schools of thought all founded on a very strong foundation in Vedanta Psychology and Systemic therapy. I continue to expand my theoretical knowledge to bring the best of client care to my clients as well as be a strong and informed resource to the trainees and associates that I work with.
408-689-8104 Ext. 2
Regina Moreno is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Trainee. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Psychology with a certificate in Trauma Studies. Regina is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals and provides empathetic support and guidance to clients impacted by trauma and other challenges. Trauma affects many people in many different ways and when you endure pain and suffering things may seem unsteady and unclear. You may feel like you have lost connection to the foundation of who you are or perhaps needing to rebuild. With a safe and supportive environment, you can begin to uncover your hidden strength and ability to navigate through your pain and healing is possible. The therapeutic process provides a collaborative safe space to help you regain control over your life.
“I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening—a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation.”
― Peter A. Levine
Mary Ann Dawkins-Padigela
Phone: 408-689-8104 ext 6
Hey there! My name is Mary Ann Dawkins-Padigela. I was born and raised in Merced, Ca. Graduated from California State University, Fresno in 2009 with a BA in Social Science: Women’s Studies. I started a career in Law Enforcement in 2012 as a Deputy Probation Officer in Madera County working in the Adult Field Services Unit. While I was there I supervised Prop 36, PC 1000, Day Reporting Center, Felony Drug Court, Domestic Violence, Jail Program and Veterans Court.
In 2014, I enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve and received an Honor Graduate accolade. I continue to serve in Air Force and have recently re-enlisted.
I am enrolled in Marriage and Family Therapy Masters program at Pacific Oaks, took a break due to being activated in the military and now am back full time. Currently, I am employed at the City of Fairfield Police Department as a Social Services Coordinator. As part of of my work on the Homeless Intervention Team, we offer the unhoused services and resources. I am married, and have two dogs and live in Walnut Creek. I enjoy traveling, cooking, gardening and woodworking. I am excited to help clients reach their potential and look forward to working with you via Telehealth and in-person once SIP is over.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 10
Maxine Wilborn is a PhD Counseling Education and Supervision Student at Walden University. With her BS in Psychology from The University of Maryland, Masters Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and Certificate in Clinical Mental Healthcare from University of Maryland. Previous experience includes; Clinic Director, The Wood Group, (2019-2011), MCOT Mobile On-Call Crisis Team, Camino Real Community Services (2016) and Mental Health Technician, San Antonio State Hospital, Texas Department of State Health Services.
Phone: (408) 689 8104
Sean Nakamura was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in San Jose, California. Sean is Japanese and Mexican American. He was raised in a single-parent household and is a first-generation college graduate. Sean Nakamura earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Jose State University. Sean is currently a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee earning his Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Correctional Psychology at Santa Clara University. He currently volunteers as a Telephone Counselor for the crisis line at the Bill Wilson Center. Sean has prior experience working with at-risk youth with
the San Jose Mayor’s Gang Prevention Taskforce. He plans on working with incarcerated juveniles as a licensed therapist. In his free time, Sean enjoys cooking, barbecuing, and, most importantly, spending time with his friends and family.
“Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.” -Tupac Shakur