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Our Clinicians

Our team of Licensed and Associate Clinicians is committed to the ethics and values of Narrative Therapy. Click on a clinician profile below to request a consultation on their Psychology Today page! Click here to learn more about Narrative Therapy. To schedule a consultation, fill out the form at the bottom of this page! 

I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years. My work has primarily focused on
working with families. As the Clinical Director of the Gender Health Center, I have worked with
many transgender youth and their families. I am also a professor of Social Work at California
State University, Sacramento, and a faculty member of the Vancouver School for Narrative
Therapy.
Currently, my focus is working with couples. My approach to couples therapy is referred to as
Narrative Therapy Informed Relational Interviewing, developed by Dr. Stephen Madigan. This
approach is not deficit focused; rather the attention is on the values of the relationship the
couple intended to create together through time. Narrative Therapy Informed Relational
Interviewing is a respectful, effective, and non-blaming approach to relationship therapy that
centers the couple as the experts in their own lives.
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David Nylund, LCSW, PhD
(He/Him)
Aubrey Grande-Strathdee, MA, AMFT (they/them)
Trans and queer identified narrative therapist.
My approach is centered around curiosity, possibility, and the celebration of each individual’s
unique story. I enjoy providing couples and marriage counseling and attending to relationships
of all kinds. I also specialize in working with queer and trans individuals and their families,
especially those who may be exploring their gender and could use some support on their
journey of self-discovery.
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Abigail Walker, AMFT (she/her) 

Welcome, my name is Abby.

I invite people to show up fully as they are and it is my job to provide a safe space where folks can be fully seen, heard, and valued. Life brings bumps and hurdles and I offer myself as a guide to support you through what your personal journey brings--both the messiness and the magic.

I’ve always held a firm belief that I am a human first and a therapist second. I believe in untangling more than fixing the problems life brings. In my practice I come from a place of authenticity and deeply value the alliance that is formed between myself and with whom I am working. I am person centered and prioritize the desired outcomes that bring people to see me.

 

I have years of experience working with:

  • transgender youth and families, the queer and LGBT+ community, couples, and polyamorous relationship

  • supporting people with gender and identity exploration 

  • self discovery        

    

In my work I draw from narrative therapy, queer theory, feminist theory, compassion based practices, and mindfulness. Most importantly my work is compassionate and empathetic

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Tamer Mostafa, LCSW (he/him)
Tamer Mostafa (he/him) is a therapist and a poet/storyteller from Stockton, California. Tamer is a Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee, whose debut, full length book of poetry, Where Will I Find America? was released in Summer, 2021. He currently works in a private practice, where he draws from Narrative therapy and mindfulness practices to harness the ideas, skills, beliefs, and experiences that help community members reclaim the preferred stories they want to live. As an Arab-American Muslim, Tamer lives life through spirituality, community work, and the music of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
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Abbi Abshire (she/her or xe/xer)

Since 2020, working as a therapist has been a privilege of mine- to be allowed into the lives of so many people with many more unique stories. I believe connections are important as a therapist and that I should be honest about who I am to create a safe, welcoming space for you to be honest about who you are. I hope to help support people in figuring out their preferred self or selves and how to best navigate towards that. I operate with a curious mind to stay open to the various possibilities and desires a person may have. 

I believe therapy is inherently political and am informed by practices meant to help empower and offer agency towards marginalized communities. I try to stay aware of power dynamics including within the space of therapy. I have worked primarily with queer/trans folk, plurals, and neurodivergent folk in navigating issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, prejudice and other stress. I primarily work from a framework of queer-informed narrative therapy, but utilize other frameworks in a collaborative way with the people I work with.

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