Shawn LaRe’ Brinkley, LMFT
CEO/Executive Clinical Director
I am a multi-passionate therapist who enjoys teaching and mentoring new therapists. My clinical experience and advanced training have allowed me to share what I have learned with professional audiences throughout California as well as globally. At “Living Loved” we pride ourselves in client-centered therapeutic services and continue to enhance our knowledge, keeping up with the latest developments in the psychological field.
Doris Mullen, LMFT
Doris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#98456) who works with individuals and couples and the challenges they face internally and externally. She specializes in relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression and traumas from the past; to help clients move toward a more satisfying life. She believes that an awareness of what is at play underneath the surface of the conscious mind can assist clients in navigating new ways forward and help make sense of things.
She holds a master’s degree from Pacific Graduate Institute with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. She incorporates a variety of therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, humanistic, gestalt, mindfulness, emotionally focused as well as cognitive behavioral (CBT). She also works with parents of emerging adult or adult children and is experienced in dream analysis.
Coetta Colombel (she/her), ASW
Hello, my name is Coetta Colombel (CoCo) and I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW). I have been on the social work journey for the majority of my life. The discovery of mental health and wellness on my path to clinical social work came with a great bonus, I found myself. I aspire to encourage individuals to find the healer within as I believe, healing is an individual and spiritual journey back to self.
As a therapist, I have worked with children, adolescents, and families from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. I find my passion-work is in helping high-risk teens and young adults find their place in the world. I use a client-centered approach to bring out the unique qualities in each of us. I work with my clients to offer an individualized plan designed to address their treatment needs. I am a firm believer in empowering those with whom I am privileged to connect, reminding them that it is their strengths that will contribute to their healing (Strength Based Approach). My goal is to provide each individual with tools and skills they can use to find balance, peace, and positive coping skills, as they begin to unleash their authentic presence. I look forward to aligning with you as we take a hike on the trails that lead to your healing.
LaShonda Blevins, AMFT
“I am a Relationship Therapist” says LaShonda. As a therapist she helps clients navigate through traumatic life events that hinders their ability to connect, thrive and grow. LaShonda is a pre-licensed therapist in the Los Angeles area, where she is a native. She works with individuals, children, couples, and families to develop satisfying relationships, achieve work and life goals, and developing coping skills for stress, depression, and anxiety. Her work with individuals, couples and families focus on improved communications, understanding of one another and acceptance.
LaShonda’s approach to therapy is simple, she strives to creates a safe space that actively works to connect, affirm, inspire, and build alliances with clients to support the process of change. Her work is geared to support personal and professional growth through life challenges and relationship conflicts. LaShonda is trained in various therapeutic approaches including CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; TFCBT-Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Therapy, ACT- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Elena Hall, AMFT
Elena Hall is a passionate psychotherapist with experience working with individuals who have survived trauma that may have caused them to have setbacks along their life’s journey. Her extensive experience servicing families and individuals has affirmed her interest in providing therapeutic services for diverse populations. Elena’s work as an AMFT has allowed her to help her clients manage troubling behaviors, find tools for depression and anxiety, and find their way to sobriety when substance abuse has led to a disruption in functioning. She believes each problem we may face has a solution, we sometimes just need to be still, be open, and be willing to trust the process. Elena asserts, “We all deserve to have a sense of hope no matter how bleak the circumstances.
Specifically, Elena has worked with adults, adolescents, and children, including providing family support and couples’ therapy. Mental health is a journey and a commitment, and we sometimes need a helping hand to navigate the paths in front of us. Well versed in multiple modalities, Elena likes to use psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches as well as solution-focused therapy. These approaches will help you identify your strengths and reveal your resilience.
Kellye Franklin, ASW
KV Franklin is a passionate therapist who will hold space for her clients and stand by them through life’s toughest moments. Sometimes a person just needs to be authentically seen and heard, accepted for where he/she/they are in the moment, and supported in the journey towards a life in which they can thrive. So, KV engages individuals, couples, and children in empathetic, client-centered therapy to help each client get closer to their best version of themselves. With a heart for human rights and holistic wellness, KV’s specialties include working with complex trauma, life transitions, depression, anxiety, adverse childhood experiences, relationship issues, and grief and loss. She has a background in crisis management with culturally and ethnically diverse peoples, as well as a history of supporting communities that have been historically marginalized. So, she especially welcomes those with personal or family backgrounds that include disabilities, neurodiversity, veteran status, BIPOC, LGBTIQ, ACES, refugee or asylum-seeking histories, chronic illness, and survivors of child abuse and sex trafficking. KV is deeply humanistic in her orientation and takes an integrative approach to therapy. Building a healthy sense of self, learning to leverage personal strengths, and embracing ways to make meaning in life are key to the healing process. She draws from a dynamic range of evidence-based practices in order to address the unique needs of each client. She uses techniques inspired by Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and others. As an Associate Clinical Social Worker, KV believes in a client’s worth as an individual and a client’s right to holistic health.