Jay I Rosenthal, ACSW
This right now, finding a therapist, is probably not fun, in fact, it may be a very uncomfortable experience. Hopefully right now is the most difficult part on this path. If you are already browsing therapists then it would seem you're at least contemplating some kind of transformation.
Change does not have to be scary, it can also be relieving, rewarding, and a source of achievement. Personal growth is for everyone, no matter where you are in your life. Whether you identified a problem, struggle in a relationship, or just want to experience therapy, Jay is here.
Jay finds effective therapy to be a highly individualized experience. Therapy does not look the same for any two people. The one commonality is that Jay provides a non-judgemental environment where you direct the goals and pace and Jay meets you where you are at.
Jay has experience working with people with vastly different goals. Some who felt "ok" and others experiencing serious mental illness. Jay has studied and practiced many therapeutic theories and modalities. His broad experiences have allowed him the unique opportunity to develop an eclectic skill set.
Calais Marine Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, (IMF #85701)
Calais is a native Angeleno who left the Golden State to play collegiate volleyball in the Mid-West, and while completing her internship working with female youth a juvenile detention center outside St. Louis, Calais found her passion for counseling. After graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, Calais followed her creative interests and attended fashion school working briefly in entertainment, before returning to her other passion of working with youth. Calais worked as a nanny as she earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, strengthening her knowledge of child development and family systems.
Since 2014, Calais has worked at a methadone clinic with those battling addiction, at a public elementary school, and now works at a non-profit agency downtown. Calais brings with her rich life, work, and educational experience helping to provide a broad understanding of context, depth, and insight to her practice.
Calais specializes in working with at-risk youth, adolescents and teens dealing with family conflict or divorce, as well as young adult issues; such as quarter-life crises, navigating relationships, finding work/life balance, and stress/emotion management. Calais' strengths-based, relational approach draws upon multiple modalities tailored to clients treatment goals.
Lauren “Cory” Goldstein, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MFTi 89191
Cory is a Los Angeles native whose love of the city lead her to pursue her education at The University of Southern California, BA English Literature, and then to Pepperdine where she received her MA Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Cory’s primary focus is chronic pain or illness, concentrating specifically on the mind-body connection. The distress that results from such a diagnosis often leads to a feeling of hopelessness and frustration, but in developing adaptive coping skills one can take ownership and find some understanding of their illness. A life changing illness effects more than just the body and Cory provides a safe space to explore the “new normal” that often results from a major health diagnosis. Cory works with a wide range of techniques such as mindfulness and relaxation, some targeted Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and most importantly she is deeply empathetic and is willing to meet you exactly where you are at. Additionally, she is able to use short-term solution focused therapy to help one navigate through life’s inevitable stressors. Cory is currently working on her certificate in Sex Therapy.
Cory spent three years working at a cancer non-profit, providing therapeutic support for children, teens, and adults in both groups and individually. During this time she also provided bereavement services, as well as couples and family therapy.