Meet our Counselors

Kiera Aboul-Nasr
In network with:
In process of being in network with:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare

Kiera Aboul-Nasr, LMFT

Hi, my name is Kiera Aboul-Nasr and I am an LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) with over six years of experience working with couples, children, families and teenagers in non-profit community mental health.  In this experience, I was able to use a wide range of approaches, modalities and techniques that I call upon in my therapeutic work. I was also able to clarify the personal and professional value I hold in this very important work of helping others reach their goals by letting go of internal obstacles. I believe that trust is the foundation of all healing and approach the therapeutic relationship with warmth, humor and respectful challenges that honor the natural rhythm of process

My training is focused in marriage and family work and I use the following modalities:

  • Emotionally Focused
  • Brief Solution Therapy
  • Gottman (couples)
  • Narrative
  • Strategic
  • Structured
  • Family Systems
  • Experiential

And I work with:

  • Children
  • Pre-Teens/Teens
  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families

Take a moment, take a breath….and feel free to reach out for the help you need to live the life you want. I’m here and await the opportunity to walk with you on this journey.


Alicia Donovan
In network with:
  • BCBS
  • UHC

Alicia Donovan, LPC, NCC

Hello, I'm Alicia Donovan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with a Master’s of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling.In the last 15 years, I have helped youth, adults and families address issues related to generational trauma. I believe this work is so important because this trauma can manifest in unhealthy behavioral patterns and unhappy lifestyles.
I believe that emotional responses, especially stress, occur on a spectrum that can range from healthy to dysfunctional.  My goal is to create an environment in which you can identify and hold difficult experiences while learning to work through them with helpful solutions. It’s also important for us to identify and acknowledge your sources of strength, empowering you to manage difficult life transitions. I place a strong emphasis on using an approach that is trauma informed and culturally aware.

I am experienced in providing treatment to a wide variety of clients including children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing depression, anxiety and other trauma related symptoms. I am trained and experienced in a variety of approaches such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy. I believe there is no one typical client and I take an individualized approach to each person, always honoring the therapeutic relationship first.

I truly look forward to being your guide on the side as you begin your journey in healing.

Dominique Kundrat
In network with:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
In process of being in network with:
  • United Healthcare

Dominique Kundrat, LCSW

Hello, I am Dominique Kundrat, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I have worked with individuals from many different backgrounds, facing different struggles, striving to overcome obstacles and move forward with the goals they have for their lives. My past experience includes working in the community in various social services settings. I have always loved working directly with people and building relationships. I am passionate about people receiving the help they need to live their lives to the fullest.

I have experience working with:

  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Illness
  • Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Dynamics
  • Children, Teenagers, and Adults

I draw on various therapeutic modalities including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

My goal is to listen to what you need, assist in overcoming barriers that are not serving you and help you accomplish your goals. I take a person-centered approach, treating the whole of who you are. I am here to listen and guide you toward the meaningful and fulfilled . I understand that deciding to seek therapy is a big decision, and I am here while you take that big step, and will be with you along the journey.

Don Axsom
In network with:
  • Cigna
In process of being in network with:
  • United Healthcare

Don Axsom, PsyD

Hi, I’m Don Axsom and I have been a practicing Psychologist for over 13 years. I ‘ve worked in a wide variety of settings, including Residential Treatment, In-home assessments & treatment, Out Patient Medical Clinic, Psychiatric Skilled Nursing Facility and Private Practice.  I’ve worked with a an equally wide variety of clientele, including geriatric, substance abuse, child and adolescents, severe mental health patients, chronic pain and childhood pervasive development disorders (including Spectrum disorders), forensic assessments. I believe deeply in the power of the therapeutic relationship for addressing the obstacles that hold us back and highlighting the potential we already have to live a life of peace and joy. It’s a space where there’s no worry about judgment or criticism and where trust is key. I strive to embody these characteristics through my training, a genuine caring personality and a desire to help people reach their full potential.

The modalities/tools I use most frequently are:

  • Behavioral Modification
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Psychodynamic Theory
  • Psycho-education
  • Psychological Testing

In addition, I focus on the positive aspects of life and am familiar with a variety of faith based approaches to mental health. All of these together inform my work with children, adolescents, adults, families, those living with chronic pain, and geriatric patients.

If you are searching for help to break old patterns and realize your potential, I’d love to support you in reaching that goal.

Janis Duwe
In network with:
  • BCBS
  • UHC

Janis Duwe, LPC

Greetings, I’m Janis Duwe and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with over seven years of experience. I love to use both my formal education and my personal life experience to inform and guide my work with your life transitions. Though these transitions come in all forms, they all have one thing in common. They are too hard to try to navigate on your own and no one should have to. My philosophy is that you have all you need to work through the difficult unknown and my job is to facilitate your awareness of that, with sound guidance and gentle support.

These transitions include, but are not limited to:

  • Family conflict
  • Relationship struggle or ending
  • Going off to college
  • Starting a new career, or the end of an old one
  • Caretaking an elderly or ill loved one
  • Grief from a loss
  • Anything in life that pushes you into the unknown

Each one of us navigates transition in our own unique way and I honor that by making sure all the work we do together reflects your individual process and resolution. I like to utilize evidence based modalities such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Imago
  • Gottman

I understand that deciding to seek therapy is a big decision, and I am here while you take that big step, and will be with you along the journey.

Kay Henderson

Kay Henderson, LPC

Hello, I’m Kay Henderson. I honor and respect the search that you are on, as you look for someone who can help you navigate the changes you want to make. It’s hard to reach out for help and trust that you will be truly received. As an experienced therapist, my first goal is to create a warm, supportive environment where we can look honestly at patterns and behaviors that hold you back and create the best path for you to move through and beyond them.

We begin by exploring honestly where you are in the trajectory of change and the motivation you have to meet your goals. I draw from a unique blend of modalities that meets you where you are, drawing on solution focused mindfulness, empathetic support, creative modalities and powerful questions that challenge you when stuck. I put these together to create an approach and treatment that is unique to your needs.

I have over 20 years of experience in various settings, including school-based counseling, adolescent Day Treatment, international universities, outpatient and private practice.  My experience and training in Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness meditation and DBT.  I apply this experience and these tools in my work with:

  • Children – Age 5+
  • Adolescents
  • Young adults – particularly college age in transition
  • Adults struggling with anxiety/depression/recovery from trauma
  • Couples looking to reignite their connection

I look forward to connecting with you! If you are ready to take this journey, I’m here!

Jesus Magana

Jesus Magana, LMSW

Hello, I am Jesus Magana.  I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working with youth and adults who have suffered trauma. I’ve worked in various settings, including community mental health, residential facilities and psychiatric units. Through this experience, I have been exposed to and trained in an array of therapeutic techniques, but the core of my approach is client centered and client driven.  Creating an empathic and safe space for clients to begin healing is my top priority as a licensed clinician.

I have come to believe that all of us are shaped and molded by everyday experiences that begin even before birth.  Because of this and regardless of our backgrounds or upbringing, we experience some sort of trauma. Some are capital “T” traumas and others are small “t” traumas, but all impact our ability to live happy, thriving lives. Instead, we struggle in our lives, questioning why we can’t make sense of it all. And no wonder, considering science has now proven that trauma also physiologically changes the makeup of our brains. This understanding helps me in working with all my clients, many of whom suffer with PTSD, Acute Stress, Major Depression, Anxiety and Personality Disorders.

The modalities I most draw from include:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT)
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Motivational Interview (MI)

If you are reading this and feel inspired to begin the journey to healing, please reach out. I am here and ready to join the team effort to create a happy and thriving life.

Alanna Boyd

Alanna Boyd, MA, LPC-S, CCTP

Hi, I am Alanna Boyd, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. For over 11 years I have worked in a variety of settings assisting clients in their goals to achieve wellness. These settings have included: Community Mental Health, Residential treatment for eating disorders and survivors of sexual assault.

I have experience working with issues related to anxiety, disability adjustment issues, depression, grief and loss issues, relationship issues, self-esteem, sexual assault.

My approach is collaborative, heart-felt, and client-centered. I believe that clients recovering from any form of trauma guide the therapeutic process in order to feel safe and that it’s my role to create an environment where that sense of safety is maximized. I am committed to establishing a solid foundation of ongoing trust and offer coping skills that will make life a little easier right away. I believe in all my client’s resilience and their ability to recover no matter what pain they have been through in life. No matter what.

I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities that include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

If you are looking to fully heal & let go of whatever has made your life difficult, I would consider myself a proud member of your team and look forward to cheering you on in that recovery!

Frank Vargas

Frank Vargas, MSW, LCSW

As a licensed psychotherapist with over 30 years of clinical experience, I most enjoy bringing real life experiences into my client conversations. I believe that the ability to relate personally and professionally to the kind of concerns you struggle with is a vital part of a healing therapeutic relationship.

I’ve had the benefit of extensive experience with a wide variety of clients and treatment needs. This includes work with children/adolescents (10-17) and adults who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, the effects of trauma/abuse or substance abuse; Couples struggling in relationship and/or needing help with parenting; and those who are challenged to control their anger.

My focus is steadfastly on the treatment goals, so after fully assessing challenges, I can choose from a variety of treatment modalities, including: Cognitive-Behavioral, Brief therapy, Mediation Therapy (with couples), Motivational Interviewing and, to specifically address abuse, EMDR. My experience drives my ability to provide a counseling framework that is fully effective with your concerns, but also efficient with your time and resources.

I look forward to meeting you and developing a therapeutic relationship and treatment plan that will propel you into thriving in your life!

Linda J. O’Keefe

Linda J. O’Keefe, MSW, Transition Coach

“The only constant in life is change”

How true this is, though it’s missing a vital component. It’s how we deal with change that matters. That’s the true work and what I’m most interested in helping you navigate.

In the 30 years I’ve been practicing, either as a counselor or a Coach, I have witnessed over and over the aftermath of life changes that were not reconciled. These transitions, usually, unexpected, have left a person, couple or family, stuck in the trauma and unable to move forward with life. Spinning in a world of the unknown, choices are made that just keep leading them down a path to more pain, doubt and fear.

As a Transition Coach, my gift is to offer insight into the deeper meaning of the transition, structure ways to move forward without repeating the past and eventually thrive in life on the other side.

My Transition Coach specialties are:

  • Couples facing relationship transitions/challenges/divorce
  • Moving through a life changing loss
  • Facing a crossroads about the future that overwhelms
  • Family systems navigating challenging dynamics.

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