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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist



I offer a unique approach to therapy. My style is non-judgmental, loving, direct, insightful, educational, and action-oriented. You will be treated as a unique individual, because you are…each of us is.  You were born into this world with many “gifts” to offer, and many of us lose sight of this due to life lessons that have come to us.  As a client, you’ll experience a safe, caring and extremely supportive environment with sessions that are heart felt. My focus is on you, your situation and the areas of concern that prompted you to see me.​ 

Together we’ll work to examine the bio, psycho, social and spiritual aspects of your life. We’ll develop a unique and dynamic treatment plan based on the thousands of individuals, couples and families who have gone before you – your “elders” per se.  A plan specifically designed to help you develop the awareness you need to make positive changes that will help you break free from the old patterns that have kept you from feeling true joy and peace in your life. With the right therapeutic relationship, your commitment to yourself, support from your “tribe”, and your willingness to “go to any length,” you can feel better quickly. Unlike traditional therapy, we will focus on healing – and not just symptom management. Healing means that you will no longer focus on strategies and coping skills to manage your “diagnosis,”, rather we will uncover what is at the core of your “dis-ease”, embrace it, honor it, make peace with it, make peace with yourself – and set you free.


Licensed Life Coach 

Susan Hough

Get to Know Susan Hough

Susan Hough has been living her gift for over 30 years. A born healer, she began her journey on the East Coast working with teens and families as a social worker. The Rites of Passage of losing her mother, being diagnosed with breast cancer, and suffering through a divorce caused Susan's entire life to shift. Experiencing so many rites of passage at once set her off on a journey to heal herself both physically and spiritually in Laguna Beach. Studying the teachings of Sobonfu Somé, Susan felt her life shifting once again. After reading Sobonfu's book "The Spirit of Intimacy" several times she knew they had to meet. When she finally met Sobonfu, they connected on a deep spiritual level, and their lives  became intertwined. For the next 18 years Sobonfu mentored her in the practice of traditional African Rituals. Through these rituals Susan learned the role that spirit plays in her life, and vowed to share this wisdom; creating Living Your Gifts.

Susan has the rare perspective of having a background in traditional therapy, studying indigenous healing methods, and training as a life coach. With her diversity of education and experience, she has combined her teachings to develop a coaching practice that honors spirit while integrating traditional methods. Susan's approach to Spiritual Coaching focuses on finding your gifts and enabling you to share them with the world.

Susan is a CTI certified Life Coach, and has trained with Mietek Wierkus in energy healing, Mary Branch Grove in the healing arts, and Jennifer Halls in intuitive healing.

“For the first time in a long time, I am able to stop the tapes from playing and make better decisions for myself. I’m actually less doubtful of myself. I didn’t think that was possible for me.”


“You are like the sun that radiates so much warmth. It’s hard, even for myself at this time, to feel bad about myself in your presence!”


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Licensed Marriage

and Family Therapist


LMFT #106026

Karen Sadewater

Get To Know Karen Sadewater

In my practice, I believe the therapeutic relationship is sacred, and created in partnership with each client to foster safety, compassion, patience and a sense of curiosity.


I believe the key to happiness is mindful connection to self, others, spirituality, the community, and the world.


Most of us have a goal we want to accomplish, and sometimes we lose sight of those goals. We can choose to seek a compass in which to guide ourselves. I have overcome many obstacles in life, and am grateful to now be in a position to help others as I have been helped.

Individual, Couples and Family Therapy is often helpful in dealing with the many types of issues that you often would not suspect:  

Grief and loss

Childhood wounds from emotionally absent parents/caretakers

Career or financial issues


Child and adolescent behavioral problems

Relationship, intimacy and trust issues

Childhood wounds from physically abusive or neglectful parents/caretakers

Depression and anxiety

Low self-esteem and co-dependency issues

School difficulties

Anger management and conflict resolution.


AMFT # 113729

APCC #6482


  Mariah   Vlach

Feeling confused, anxious, angry, hopeless, mentally and emotionally fatigued, numb, depressed, spiritually bankrupt, and simply downright exhausted?

My name is Mariah Vlach and I am a somatic-centered, depth-oriented therapist. I focus on whole-person healing, because we are not simply our mind and our thoughts in the therapy room. Our bodies and our energy system tell the entire story of our life and also bring a wealth of information regarding our healing journey. When we experience trauma or violation to either our emotional wellbeing or physical body, we can be literally shut off from that part of us. It is through these three important parts of you, we will experientially dialog with, rehabilitate, and get to know once again. When our body-mind-spirit connection is communicating harmoniously, you will find yourself with more openness and energy for life. 


As a depth-oriented therapist, I seek to explore the story behind the "story" you've been living. I am interested in who you are, where you come from, and the many influences that have crafted you to be the unique being that you are. Together, we will explore your story, layer by layer, uncovering the meaning and messages to illuminate a deeper awareness and understanding of who you are, beyond the pain and the hurt. In depth psychotherapy, working with the unknown parts of you is referred to as "shadow work". It is through this deeper exploration of your psychology that true healing and integration can take place. 


I am known for the sense of safety and non-judgmental presence I offer my clients. I encompass and warmly accept all parts of you, so that you may safely explore yourself with confidence and curiosity throughout the therapeutic process. If you are ready to go deeper, heal the past, and open yourself more fully to life, you have found yourself in the right place. If you have made it this far, you are courageous. The only way out is through. I am honored to be a part of the journey with you.

Please contact me to schedule a free 15 minutes consult.     

Get To Know Kimmy Hunkle

Today, you have taken the first courageous step in your healing journey. You are one step closer to self-empowerment which includes relief from anxiety, trauma, and betrayal. I will accompany you on your journey of growth and emotional well-being. 

As an affirmative, inclusive therapist, our journey together will help you discover your true potential and help you move forward into a more fulfilling life with a strong sense of peace and calmness, and a deeper sense of authentic self. If you’re looking for guidance to walk with you through a challenging situation or you’ve just had enough of status quo and are ready to move in a new direction in your life, reach out and let’s see if we’re a good fit.

Learning about the betrayal of your partner is often a devastating experience, leaving you both emotionally and biologically impacted. The impact is often worse if that betrayal involves ongoing sexual addiction.


Are you feeling angry one second, and frightened the next? Do you find yourself blanking out, and forgetting simple things? Are you wondering if you’re making things up? Do you wonder if all of this is your fault? Do you feel “crazy”? If this sounds at all like you, I want you to know that I can help you make sense of what happened.

I know the pain you are enduring feels unbearable, even excruciating. Many women who have been betrayed by a partner feel embarrassed and ashamed, and because of this they feel isolated and alone, unable to confide even in their closest friends. 


There’s something I want you to hear. You are not alone!  I strongly believe that the help and validation you need can only come from a fellow traveler. You don’t need to make the decision to leave or stay right now but you do need to be heard and validated. Reach out for a free 15 min consult and let’s see if we are a good fit. 



MFT Associate