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Meet Our Clinicians

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SHERIE MAHLBERG

Licensed Marriage and

Family Therapist LMFT92236

Executive Clinical Director

 

Sherie Mahlberg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in first responders, their spouses, and their families.  Among her areas of expertise are Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Peer Support, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

Sherie received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Bethany Colleges of the Assemblies of God and a Master’s degree in Psychology from California Southern University.  Sherie is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree.  

As a Christian, Sherie can provide faith based therapy that stays true to Christian values if that is a desired focus of therapy.

In addition to providing counseling, Sherie is the owner and Executive Clinical Director of Restoration Family Counseling where she provides leadership, vision, direction, and supervision.  Sherie and her husband have been married for over 25 years and have three children.  Sherie comes from a public safety family which includes military, police, dispatch and fire.  Sherie’s husband is a fire battalion chief and she has a son who is a police officer.

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KRISTIE HOPPER

Licensed Marriage and

Family Therapist LMFT112759


Kristie Hopper is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in first responders, military service members, individuals, relationship disruptions in couples and families, and those recovering from trauma.  Among her areas of expertise are Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Attachment Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, stress management, and mindfulness techniques.

Kristie received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Brandman University and a Master’s degree in Psychology also from Brandman University. 

Kristie can provide faith based therapy if that is a desired focus of therapy.
 
In addition to providing counseling, Kristie works as a clinical supervisor. 

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BRENNA REPARD

Licensed Marriage and

Family Therapist LMFT111587


Brenna Repard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in first responders, individuals, couples, families, and children.  Among her areas of expertise are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Nurturing Parenting Programs, Postpartum Depression (PPD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, stress, and relationship conflicts.
 
Brenna received a Bachelors of Science degree from St. Mary’s College of California and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Chapman University.

In addition to providing counseling, Brenna is a clinical supervisor.  She has experience as a personal trainer and the promotion of the benefits of sports nutrition as it relates to moods and mental health.  Brenna is married to a first responder and is the mother of two young children.

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GARY STANOFF

Licensed Marriage and

Family Therapist LMFT38733

 *****FIRST RESPONDERS ONLY***

Gary Stanoff is a Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in first responders. Gary has provided CISD services  for several different law enforcement agencies throughout the bay area. Gary has a long history in working with first responders, trauma, families and at risk teens.

Gary received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Western Michigan University with a minor in Communications and Social Work. Gary attended WMU on a full athletic scholarship.

Gary received a Master's degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, family child counseling at St. Mary's College of California.

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NATALY KUZNETSOV

Board Certified Psychiatric
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

MS, RN, ACCNS-AG, PMHNP-BC, CEN, TCRN, CCRN, CFRN
*****FIRST RESPONDERS ONLY***

Nataly is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner practicing in the state of California. Her passion is to support First Responders and Healthcare workers' mental health. This population faces unique challenges and has a unique culture, which can only be understood by being a part of it. Nataly has been a part of that culture for over 13 years, working in various hospitals, being part of a 911 system, and responding to disasters both nationally and internationally. 
 
Nataly graduated with a Master's Degree from the University of California in San Francisco and a post-masters from the University of Cincinnati in 2021. Nataly is a creator of a non-profit organization "Disaster Responder Assets Network" that has been providing various mental health services to First Responders and Disaster Relief Responders over the last five years. She founded a peer support program at a Level 2 Trauma hospital in Santa Clara County. She has created and taught classes about cultural competency to mental health providers and peer responders serving the needs of First Responders and Healthcare workers. She was featured on KTVU-2, Fox-40, Daytime Cares Event, KVON Radio, FireRescue1.com, Arizona Health and Living, and Voice of America News discussing the mental health needs of First Responders and Healthcare Workers. 

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KELLY HAVEN

Licensed Marriage and

Family Therapist LMFT129685

Kelly Haven is a Registered Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in emergency medical services personnel, active and retired military, individuals, couples, adolescents, and children.  Among her areas of expertise are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trauma, depression, anxiety, and working with parents of children who have special needs.
 
Kelly received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandman University and a Master’s degree in Psychology with a dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Counseling from Brandman University. 
 
Kelly was previously a first responder as an Emergency Medical Technician.  She has a longstanding family history of military and civil service.  Kelly and her husband have four sons and two grandchildren.

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TERESA HOOD

Associate Marriage and

Family Therapist AMFT114524

Teresa Hood is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children and their families, individuals, and couples.  Among her areas of expertise are psychological, emotional, and spiritual issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and relational concerns. 
 
Teresa received a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Canyon University and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide. 
 
As a Christian, Teresa can provide faith-based therapy that stays true to Christian values if that is a desired focus of therapy.  

In addition to providing counseling, Teresa serves in church ministry and is a children’s pastor.  Several members of Teresa's family currently serve their community in law enforcement.  Teresa has been married for over thirty-five years, with adult children and grandchildren. 

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ED CHICOINE

Licensed Marriage and

Family Therapist LMFT133027

 

Ed Chicoine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with first responders, individuals, couples, and children.  Among his areas of expertise is Critical Incident Stress Management, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Peer Support, depression, anxiety, and relationships. 
 
Ed received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University.  
 
Ed is a retired sheriff's deputy with thirty years of law enforcement experience.  He also is a United States Air Force veteran.  In addition to providing counseling, Ed has served as a peer counselor and a chaplain.  Ed and his wife have been married for thirty years and have four children.

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KRISTEN BOOTHE

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT42128

Kristen Boothe is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with first responders, military families, individuals, and couples.  She is experienced in the areas of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), relationship issues, divorce, co-parenting, blending families, infidelity, depression, anxiety, trauma, drug and alcohol related issues and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
 
Kristen received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Sonoma State University and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California.  
In addition to providing counseling, Kristen has previous experience as a clinical supervisor and trainer.   Kristen has been married to her husband, who is a first responder, for 16 years and they have four sons.

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JOSH TODT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 134192 and Professional Clinical Counselor APCC5384

Joshua Todt is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in first responders, individuals, couples, and children.  Among his areas of expertise are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood and anxiety disorders, and grief and anger issues.
 
Joshua received his Bachelors of Arts from California State University Sacramento and a Masters degree in Counseling and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. 
 
In addition to providing counseling, Josh has over twenty-seven years of law enforcement experience and recently retired as a Deputy Sheriff.  He was a POST certified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Instructor and worked as a Peer Support member for seventeen years.  Joshua is a third generation law enforcement officer.  He  has been married twenty-seven years and has three children.

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JOSHUA CAPPER

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

AMFT118425

Joshua Capper is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in first responders, individuals, and couples.  Among his areas of specialty is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Brain Spotting, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trauma, attachment issues, domestic violence or abuse, neglect, and relational concerns.

Joshua received his Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Science degree in Psychology from California State University Stanislaus. He also holds Associates's degrees in Fire Science and Business Administration.  
 
In addition to providing counseling, Josh is a current professional firefighter with experience in all ranks of the organization including at the Chief Officer Level.  He has over twenty-five years of firefighting experience and is a licensed paramedic.

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PAGET MITCHELL

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist AMFT353175

Paget Mitchell is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works with First Responders, Spouses of First Responders, children, and adolescents. Since 2016, Padget has volunteered with the First Responder Support Network’s West Coast Post Trauma Retreat (WCPR) and Significant Others and Spouses (SOS) programs both as peer and clinician. She has experience working with children and adolescents in the Santa Rosa school system and is trained in Brainspotting. 
 
Paget earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She is retired from law enforcement with 30 years of service. During her career, she was both a peer counselor and member of the Critical Incident Response Team, providing support to officers and their families adversely affected by critical incidents.

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SONNIE HAMNER

Licensed Marriage and

Family Therapist LMFT126357

Sonnie Hamner is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in first responders, individuals, couples, adolescents, and children.  Among her areas of expertise are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotion-focused therapy (EFT), Brainspotting, Linguistic Analysis, Clinical Trauma and a Mental Health Integrated Medicine.  
 
Sonnie received a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Trinity Biblical University and a Master of Arts degree from California Southern University.  
 
As a Christian, Sonnie can provide faith-based therapy that stays true to Christian values if that is a desired focus of therapy. 
 
In addition to providing counseling, Sonnie is a pastor, has owned film production and project development companies.  Sonnie was married for 45 years and is the mother of a Firefighter, grandmother to a Police Officer, and Auntie to many First Responders. 

 

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TAWNY CHESTNUT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist AMFT128205

Tawny Chestnut is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Credentialed School Counselor who specializes in individuals, children, couples, and families. Tawny particularly enjoys working with education and/or behavior challenges in children and teens, individuals with ADD/ADHD, life transitions (e.g divorce, moving, loss), Perinatal/Postpartum Mood Disorders, and those who suffer from any form of anxiety and/or depression. Among her areas of expertise are Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), person-centered therapy, family systems therapy, and brain spotting.   

Tawny received a Bachelor's of Arts degree from California State University, Fresno and a Master’s degree in Counseling with a dual specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy/Professional Clinical Counseling and School Counseling from St. Mary's College of California. 

Tawny comes from a long lineage of military, police, and fire. Tawny's husband is a California Highway Patrolman, and they have a young son. 
 

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KENNETH WALTER

Associate Marriage and

Family Therapist AMFT 131995

Ken Walter is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in, individuals, couples, adolescents, and active and retired military. Among his areas of expertise are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brain Spotting, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

Ken received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Coast University and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

Ken is a retired California peace officer with nearly thirty years of law enforcementexperience. He also spent nearly ten years as a military reservist and was recalled to active duty on several occasions after 9/11. Ken is married, has two sons and two grandchildren.

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