Our services are in such high demand, that we currently have a waitlist and are not accepting new patients. We are in the process of hiring additional highly skilled relationship & sex therapists.
We are expanding our team of talented and specialized Napa Valley psychotherapists, psychologists, couples and sex therapists as fast as we can in order to accommodate our community's need. We strive to hire only exceptionally skilled & highly trained clinicians and relationship coaches; therefore the selection process is one of careful consideration and takes time. If you would like to be notified when we have openings, please submit the form below. Thank you for your patience.
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Dr. Nelsen has a Doctorate and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on attachment and relationship dynamics. She also has a Bachelors degree in Human Sexuality & Psychology and a BFA in Studio Arts. She wrote her dissertation on attachment bonding in intimate relationships and trauma.
She is trained in Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy for Couples (AEDP), Sex Therapy, Somatics Experiencing (SE), Child Therapy, Art Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), EMDR, is certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is working towards her certification in sex therapy through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and California Institute of Integral Studies.
Areas of particular passion to Dr. Nelsen are all things related to healthy attachment, relationships, parenting and pregnancy issues, intimacy & sex, nonviolent communication, art therapy and helping survivors in healing sexual trauma.
Dr. Nelsen (# PSB37421) is a Registered Psychological Assistant to Dr. Miguel Hidalgo-Barnes, PsyD.
As a Sexual Empowerment expert and thought leader, Amy Jo Goddard has guided thousands of people towards the wholeness and fulfillment they want, sexually and in other aspects of their lives. She earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education from New York University and has over 20 years of experience in the sexuality field. As a renowned speaker and teacher, Amy Jo travels to colleges, communities, and conferences teaching classes and offering keynotes that help people to connect the dots around sexuality and money, expand their creativity, grow their confidence and learn to be bigger in their relationships, in business, and in the world. She delivered her TEDx talk “Owning Your Sexual Power” in March, 2014 in Napa Valley, was named one of GO! Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” in 2010 and one of Kinkly’s ”100 Sex Blogging Superheroes” in 2013.
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Kristel's orientation is primarily Somatic, however your work together will keep in mind your unique goals and set of life circumstances that brings you to seek therapy at this time. She hold a Bachelors of Science from the University of California Berkeley in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy, and received her Masters at the California Institute of Integral Studies in Somatic Psychotherapy.
Kristel's therapeutic work is engaging and relational at its heart, and aims to help people body themselves with a sense of security and vitality so to enhance the connections they generate within their relationship(s).
For close to a decade, Lisa Petras has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from individuals, couples, families, groups, and as a clinical supervisor to other therapists. Her clients describe her style as warm and authentic while at the same time "no-nonsense". While some therapy is past-focused, the emphasis of the work together will be "experientially-focused". She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Beth Nelsen, MA is a life coach, activist, world traveler, lecturer and an internationally acclaimed award winning documentary filmmaker. Her work juxtaposes her personal passions and experiences pertaining to social impact, Native American and Latinx cultural identity, LGBTQ rights, adoption issues and authentic storytelling.
In her coaching, Beth helps individuals and families get in touch with their personal narratives, develop and meet personal or creative goals, and explore their personal power as people of color, adoptees and/or LGBTQIA+ identified folks. She assists parents in understanding the perspective of their queer or adopted children. Beth also helps people with artistic blocks, personal identity issues and other matters of the heart.
Dr. Ormiston has been working in the field of psychology since 2003. She received her doctorate and master’s in psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Barnard College in New York City. She has worked in outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, community mental health, and university counseling settings over the last ten years. In addition to working with couples, she also enjoys working with individuals and has additional interests in the areas of identity, the body, gender, disordered eating, and trauma.
Lindsay is a licensed psychotherapist. She has been practicing psychotherapy for 9 years in both community mental health settings as well as private practice settings. She hold a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and a master’s degree in clinical psychology. All of her major coursework in both academic settings was framed by a socio-cultural curiosity and included feminist and social justice perspectives. She is trained in Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) and help couples to deepen their attachment bond and have healthier relationships.
Dr. Garner treats adults and youth for individual, couple and family therapy at our integrative health clinic. She has over 5 years of experience serving a wide range of clients with particular exposure to multicultural youth and families, and adults in group therapy. She has a keen interest in hypnotherapy after an 80-hour certification in this modality, and uses related tools to help clients work toward managing and reducing anxiety, among other treatment goals.
Dr. Hidalgo-Barnes is a licensed clinical psychologist, practicing in North Berkeley, Napa and Oakland. He specializes in men's issues and helps men to have better relationships. He also works with couples and individuals. .
Dr. Hidalgo-Barnes has worked extensively with both mild and severe mental illness and believes all people are treatable and all people are capable of change.
Ava received training in individual, couple, and group therapy, and participates in on-going consultation in these three disciplines. She has clinical training in AEDP for Couples Therapy. She holds a masters degree in clinical psychology and is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology.
She is a registered psychological assistant (PSB: 37799), supervised by clinical psychologist, Miguel Hidalgo- Barnes, Psy.D (PSY: 24974)