My Favorite Quote

“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” — Lisa Olivera


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Racial Identity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Self Esteem
  • Coping Skills
  • Women's Issues
  • Stress
  • School Issues
  • Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Behavior Issues
  • Autism

Get to Know Celeste

Clinical Coordinator

My goal is to create a warm and welcoming space where clients feel safe enough to share what has brought them to seek therapy without fear of judgment. I am committed to acknowledging the intersectionality of each individual, and working to create a unique and collaborative therapeutic space where they feel their whole self is accepted. I understand starting therapy can be daunting, but I am here to provide empathy and guidance as we navigate the process together.

My Professional Background

I received a B.S. in Clinical Psychology and a B.A. in Human Developmental Sciences from University of California, San Diego where I focused much of my research on racial disparities in access to mental health services, particularly in underserved communities of color. I am passionate about removing the stigma around mental health that can often occur in minority households, and working to create access to therapy for all. During undergrad, I worked in a research lab focused on Early Learning and Cognition, to understand how we learn and process information. More recently I worked at a low-income elementary school, providing educational services and support to students with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders.

Education, Training, and Certifications

  • B.S. in Clinical Psychology – UC San Diego
  • B.A. in Human Developmental Sciences – UC San Diego

Fun Facts

Music is one of my favorite ways to destress. I am always looking for new vinyls to play on my record player, or cool new artists to listen to. I love 90’s R&B and Neo-Soul. Some of my current favorite albums include Stevie Wonder, Maxwell, Usher, Ari Lenox, and Masego. I also love to go to the beach and sit by the ocean when the weather is nice, or walk around the museums in Balboa Park in my free time.

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During the consultation you and one of our Clinical Coordinators will discuss why you’re interested in starting therapy or coaching, and review your goals. We can also answer any questions you may have about our services. Consultations are by secure video conferencing session, or by phone.