ABOUT US



At the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
~ T. S. Eliot

You deserve a therapist and therapeutic approach that best fits your needs

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A woman holding her dog while she pets it.

Michele Goldberg

Founding Owner

 

I am lucky to love what I do and feel so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your life. 

While applying for my first internship, the interviewer broached the topic of love's role in therapy. I responded unequivocally: If I cannot love you as my client, then I have no place being your therapist. For me, genuine care transcends boundaries. This belief fuels my resilience; I never experience burnout because each client matters deeply to me. Your life, relationships, struggles, and triumphs—all hold significance in my eyes. No detail is too mundane, no secret too daunting.

However, my commitment to care doesn't negate the need for honest and direct assessment. I believe in a balance between compassion and critique. In therapy, like in life, both are indispensable. 

Fostering your autonomy remains paramount. I strive to empower you to trust your instincts, while knowing you're not alone in navigating life's complexities. You are supported both in exercising choice and in living with the consequences.

To cultivate this dynamic, I foster an environment of warmth and equality, free from judgment. Our relationship is one of mutual respect and authenticity, where you can freely express yourself. Openness, playfulness, and security are essential; they enable us to exchange candid feedback rooted in genuine connection. This is how we become more than the sum of our parts.

Through inquiry, we navigate towards clarity, acceptance, and inner peace. Our aim is to guide you towards a fresh perspective, woven from your struggles and strengths. We aim to nurture your inner resilience, reconcile fragmented aspects of yourself, and craft tangible solutions for your real-life challenges. Above all, my goal is for you to feel truly seen and understood, enabling you to see, understand, and value your authentic self.

 

  • Bachelors of Science - UC Berkeley

  • Masters in Clinical Psychology - Antioch University 
  • Doctor of Law (JD) - Loyola Law School

  • Mindfulness and Pain Management training -University of Southern California

  • Extensive training at the renowned Maple Center of Beverly Hills

  • Specialized training in various therapeutic modalities including EMDR, advanced DBT, CSAT, PIT-L1, IFS, EFT-1, body-based somatic interventions, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

●  Relationships

●  Sex & Intimacy

●  Anxiety

●  Depression

●  Grief and Loss

●  Life Transitions (e.g., career, education, aging, roles)

●  Family Systems

●  Neurodivergent Disorders

●  Trauma / PTSD

●  Coping Skills / Mindfulness Based Practice DBT

  

●  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

●  California Board of Behavioral Sciences

●  International Institute for Trauma and Addiction                           Professionals

●  Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - Division       of Professions and Occupations

●  Florida Department of Health - Public Health                               Accreditation Board

●  State Bar of California

Denise Beaudoin

E-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher & Certified Massage Yoga Practitioner and Admin Support
Denise Beaudoin fell head-over-heels in love with Yoga in 2006, and she has been devoted ever since. She believes that if we bend rather than break, we will transform into our strongest, most powerful versions of ourselves. She often says that the key ingredient for a successful yoga practice is willingness.

Denise’s passion for yoga is apparent to everyone she meets. She has been teaching public and private yoga classes throughout Los Angeles since 2011.
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Joshua Gallegos

Functional Fitness Trainer
For years, Josh has served the Los Angeles community as a Coach and General Manager to some of the most popular functional fitness gyms in LA.

Ever versatile, Josh also acts as emcee for many competitions both locally and nationally and is a head emcee for Reebok CrossFit Games, televised on ESPN. He is a CrossFit Endurance Coach, as well as a CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 Trainer.

In his spare time, Josh co-writes programming for several public performers.

Giorgina Bononi

Yoga Practitioner and Admin Support
Giorgina Bononi's diverse background in various roles equips her to offer a multifaceted approach to Find Your Center. Serving as the administrative and communications executive assistant, she seamlessly blends her professional expertise with her passion for yoga and meditation. Certified as a 200-hour yoga teacher and currently pursuing her 500-hour yoga teacher training, her engagement in her yoga teacher training further underscores her holistic approach to well-being. She recognizes the synergy between mind and body, which aligns seamlessly with the principles advocated by Find Your Center.

Her understanding of the interconnectedness of various wellness practices will undoubtedly contribute to the multidimensional perspective of the Therapy Collective. Giorgina is also pursuing a degree with the aspiration of furthering her education and pursuing a career as a therapist.

Ready to take the next step?