Justin Azevedo MFT Trainee
Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 5
Justin Azevedo is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Notre Dame De Namur University. Justin is currently studying marriage and family therapy- trauma studies at Pacific Oaks College in San Jose. He also works as a paraeducator in the special day class at a Sunnyvale elementary school. Previous to this employment, Justin taught Taekwondo to children, adolescents and adults.
Leslie Bazan MFT
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.
Laura Buskirk MFT Trainee
Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 12
Laura is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southwest Baptist University and is currently studying Counseling with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Laura has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings within the mental health and substance abuse fields. She has an interest in scapegoating and trauma both of which have been an ongoing focus in her work.
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 MFT Trainee
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.
Adam Moreno Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 6
Adam Moreno is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. He graduated from San Jose State with a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice. Since 2001, he has worked in the community with a passion to help others realize their strengths and potential to succeed. He has worked with the Transitional Age Youth, families, veterans and the homeless population. He has been on the committee for the Gilroy gang task force and City of San Jose project homeless connect.
He is in his final year of graduate school at JFK University studying Holistic Counseling Psychology, MFT track, and will be graduating in the summer of 2016. At Peace-It-Together, Adam can continue to help youth realize their strengths and potentials that can lead a successful and productive life. He is bilingual, which makes him a great addition to an already strong and supportive team.
Maude Nazaire MFT Trainee
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.
Holly Pauselius MFT Trainee
Phone: (408) 689 8104 ext. 4
My name is Holland Pauselius, and I go by Holly. I decided to go into the mental health field when I was in 5th grade (I thought it would be less paperwork than if I were a lawyer).
I received my B.A. of Psychology from San Francisco State University in 2013, and also took courses in: criminal law, psychology and law and philosophy of law. I am currently attending Walden University in the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (CACREP accredited), with a specialization in Forensic Counseling.
Previously, I worked with Uplift Family Services in their 24/7 Intensive Family Services program with youth ranging in age from 11 through 17.
I also provided 24/7 Short-term Crisis Residential program for adults at Community Solutions. Finally, I interned with the Santa Clara County Bay Area JusticeCorps and helped guide and assisted customers planning to self-represent in court.
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. 10
Clinical Mental Health Counselor (PCC) Trainee
My name is Maxine Wilborn, most call me Max. I have always been interested in assisting those in need. I received my B.S. of Psychology with a minor in Gerontology from the University of Maryland in 2011. I also received a certificate in Clinical Mental Healthcare from the University of Maryland in 2011. Currently I am attending Walden University in the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (CACREPaccredited).
Previously, I worked with The Wood Group, a Mental Health Group as a Clinic Director (2019-2011) and Camino Real Community Services as a MCOT On-Call Crisis Worker (2016) and San Antonio State Hospital with the Texas Department of State Health Services.