The spirit of community is very strong within Chrysalis and our alumni are a very important part of that spirit. Below are some of the therapists who have worked with Chrysalis in various capacities over the years.

Katie Anderson, MFT 1984-1986, 2010-2014

1209 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties: Couples, lesbians considering parenting or currently parenting, dealing with aging parents, individuals seeking to improve the quality of their lives through improving their relationships with themselves.

Robin Anderson, PsyD, 2002-2005. 2009-Present

1625 Terrace Way, Suite. C, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties:  Attachment based, emotionally focused psychotherapy for individuals, couples and young people, addressing issues of fear, grief, aloneness and difficult life transitions. EMDR and Jungian Sandplay.

Dinah Bachrach, MFT 1985-1988

818 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404


Specialties: Couples and individuals

Cathy Beardsley, MFT, 2004-2014

100 E Street, Suite 316, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties:  Individuals, couples, LGBT, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, chemical dependency/recovery, transgender issues. Attachment and depth focus.

Lynn L. Bergman, MFT, 2004-2009

633 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties:  Individuals, couples, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse recovery, grief & loss, attachment issues, depth relationship w/self & others.

Heather Bone MFT   2005 - 2007

7765 Healdsburg Ave. Sebastopol, CA 95472

1434 Third St. Napa, CA 94559


Specialties: EMDR & Trauma, Couples, Adolescents and their Families, Sandtray Therapy, Anger Management, Somatic Therapy, Women's Issues, Personal Growth & Healing.

Kim Buksa, MFT, 2008-2010

5 Keller Street, Petaluma, CA 94952


Specialties: Children, adolescents, adults, couples

Diane Camurat, MFT   2011-2014

1625 Terrace Way, Suite C, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties:  Individual, couples and families, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, spiritual/religious questions, life transitions, aging, cross cultural issues, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues, autism and families of individuals with autism.

Additional language: French

Linda Collett, MFT 2002-2009

4527 Montgomery Drive, Suite F, Santa Rosa, CA 95409


Specialties: Trauma and Recovery, PTSD, Depression, Grief & Loss, Mid and Later Life Transitions, and Couples work with an emphasis in EFT

Nancy Feehan, MFT 1985-1989

1116 #5 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Specialties: Cross-cultural background and approach to healing and counseling, interactive style of therapy.

Freida Ferrick, MFT  1992-1994

2635 Cleveland Ave. #2, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


Specialties: Grief and loss, PTSD

Roberta Goldfarb, Ph.D,  1995-2008

818 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties: Individual adult psychotherapy at the interface of psychology and spirituality, clinical applications of meditation, creativity, early trauma work, couples work, work with children.

Deb Grant, LCSW 1995-1997

318 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952


Specialties: Trauma, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life threatening illnesses. Also facilitates women's groups and cancer support groups. Incorporates expressive arts, transpersonal and somatic-oriented therapy.

Mary Greathouse, MFT  2009-2012

576 B Street, Suite 1-A Santa Rosa, Ca. 95401

(707) 479-7541

Specialties: Trust Issues, Self-esteem/compassion, Parents who have lost children, Grief and Loss issues.

Maxine Hall, MFT, 1999-2000

862 Third Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404


Specialties: Individuals, adolescents, couples, bereavement, grief issues, aging, elderly and people in transition.

Rachel Honey, MFT, 1998-2002

320 Tenth Street, Suite 202 Santa Rosa, CA 95401

855 Lakeville Street, Suite 108, Petaluma 94952


Specialties: trauma recovery, EMDR, life transitions, attachment, mindfulness, and parenting. Psychotherapy for individuals, children and young people.

Irene Ives, PhD  2001-2002

141 North St. Ste. C, Healdsburg, CA 95448


Specialties: Eating disorders, workshops and ongoing groups.

Laraine Jeffries, MFT  2010-2012

1434 Third Street, Suite 2E, Napa, CA 94559

1821 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties: Individuals, couples, sustance abuse, women's issues, depression and anxiety

Kitu Jhawar, MFT  2008-2010

5 Keller Street, Suite D, Petaluma, CA 94952


Specialties: Adolescents, women's issues, children, parenting, communication, transitions and self-esteem

Debra Kelly, MFT  1980-1987,  2009-2015

114 Sotoyome Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405


Specialties: Individuals and couples, life transitions, chronic and life-threatening conditions, LGBTQ, supervision and consultation.

Susan Kistin, MFT 1988-1989

820 Gravenstein Hwy. South, Ste 200, Sebastopol, CA 95472


Specialties: It is my specialty to help my clients create positive and lasting, life-affirming change.  Diverse concerns welcomed. My tool-kit includes the approaches of body intelligence (body-mind), neuroscience (brain plasticity revolution), eco-therapy (earth based) and many more.  I love working with adult individuals and couples of all orientations.

Theresa Koke, MFT, 1988-1991

1703 5th Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901


Specialties: Depression, anxiety, women's issues, chronic/major illness, grief/loss, stress reduction, recovery from abuse/trauma, relationships/communication, co-dependency, self-esteem, integrating spirituality and life/career transitions. Also offers breathwork, hypnotherapy, EMDR and thought field therapy.

Jo Lauer, MFT 1986-1990, 1996-2015

576 B. Street, Suite 1A, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Specialties: women’s issues, couples, stage of life issues, LGBTQ, recovery

Diana Mendelson, MFT  2004-present

850 3rd St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404



Jan Ogren, MFT, 1991-1992

621 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties: Abuse issues, health issues, anger, couples, spiritual exploration.

Meg Patterson, MFT, 1992-1993

10005 Brentwood Circle, Auburn, CA 95603


Specialties: Trauma, substance abuse recovery, ACA and co-dependency, couples, gay and lesbian, women's issues, consultant to psychotherapists.

Judy Peletz, MFT  2000-2003

1144 Sonoma Avenue, Suite 117, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

707.526.7720, extension 315

Specialties: Grief and loss, women's issues, depression, PTSD, molestation and sexual assault, parenting and adolescents.

Cathy Read, LCSW  2001-present

633 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties: Trauma, Life transitions, relationship issues, mood disorders, EMDR

Mary Susan Sams, Psy.D 2007-2010

320 10th Street, Suite 302, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Specialties: pediatric psychologist providing: child and family psychotherapy (ages 4-18) with feminist, relational, and family systems therapy; trauma treatment with attachment-focused EMDR (ages 4-adult); psychological evaluation for problems with learning, attention and executive function, mood regulation, and to clarify questions about diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Melissa Schwartz, PhD, 1991-1993

47 6th Street, Petaluma, CA 94952


Specialties: Couples, women's issues, eating disorders, psychotherapist consultation.

L. Reyna Seminara, MFT 1983-1989

633 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties:  Trauma, Grief, Depression, Phobias, EMDR, Family and Couple, LGBTQQI, Women's Issues, Supervision & Consultation

Ilene Serlin, PhD, BC-DMT  2004-2006

2084 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

244 Oakdale Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941


Specialties: Psychologist and dance movement therapist. Orientation mostly depth/existential, take most insurance. Supervision offered.

Paula Siegel, MFT, 1997-1999

711 D St. #201, San Rafael, CA 94901


Specialties: Couples therapy, individuals with trauma history, grief work. Also accepting clients in San Rafael office.

Melissa Staehle, PhD, 2008-2011

576 B Street, Suite 1A Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Specialties: Helping people to navigate major life transitions including adaptation to chronic pain/illness, and recovery from traumatic events. I work with individual adults 1:1 and sometimes within groups.  I use talk therapy, meditation/biofeedback and EMDR.  I accept reimbursement from workers' compensation insurance, Medicare and several private insurance companies.

Tina Stanley, LCSW, 1988-1990

Home Office, Sebastopol, CA 95472


Specialities:  Psychotherapy and hypnosis for anxiety, chronic pain or illness, trauma recovery, childbirth preparation, postpartum depression and anxiety, parenting challenges.

Alanna Taormina, MFT, 2012-2014

874 Gravenstein Hwy. South, Suite 12, Sebastopol, CA 95472


Specialities:  I specialize in PTSD and anxiety disorders, trauma,  abuse, maternal infant bonding, mother/daughter relationships, hypnosis, issues of domestic violence, anger management, compassionate communication, awareness/mindfulness, body image issues, and self esteem building. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, children, and teens. I specialize in working with children, teens and young adults.

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Pamela Teague, LCSW, 1995-2006

320 Tenth Street, Suite 202, Santa Rosa, CA  95401


Specialities:  Trauma:  physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.  I also work with individuals struggling with depression, low self-esteem, eating issues, and anxiety.  I see individuals and couples

Denise A. Traina, Ph.D, 2008-2011

1821 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Parenting, Childhood Neglect and Abuse; Couple and Group Therapy

Trudy Vandell, Psy.D, 1997-2008

576 B Street, Suite 1A, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Specialties: Providing psychotherapy for individuals and couples, addressing issues of depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, LGBTQ,  grief, loss, effective communication.

Kate Warwick-Smith, MFT, 2000-2002, 2008-2009

18340 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma, CA 95476


Specialties: Children, adults, couples, groups, depth therapy, dreamwork, play therapy, solution focused. Work with issues of loss, abuse, depression, anxiety, life transition and relationships.

Jen Westcott, MFT, 2007-2009

100 E Street, Suite 319B, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Specialties: Women's support groups, body image and disordered eating, walk and talk therapy and dementia.

Judy Weston-Thompson, MFT, 1985-1987

Office Address; 700 E Street, Suite 205, San Rafael, CA 94901

Barn Address; Willow Tree Stables, 3777 Vineyard Road, Novato, CA


Specialties:  individuals, couples, teens & adults, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, anxiety, PTSD, trauma/abuse, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, CBT, EMDR

Alicia Wolf, MFT, 2005-2009

100 E Street, Suite 319B, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Specialties:  Children, teens, parenting issues, anxiety. women’s issues, couples.

Barbara Young, MFT, 2005-2008

810 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448


Specialties:  Couples counseling, anxiety, addiction, communication,

anger management, self-esteem, women's issues.