Marjorie Swig, Founder
Marjorie Swig, MS/LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist providing psychotherapy for young adults, teens and children in Marin County and San Francisco since 2005. Marjorie’s focus is to help these young people cope with the challenges presented to them and to feel safe in this fast paced and complicated world.
Rachael Venezia is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been working with adolescents and adults since 2011. She is also a clinical supervisor and runs support groups. She specializes in working with survivors of sexual assault and other traumas, and utilizes a trauma informed, client centered, and strengths-based approach. She previously was the Clinical Director at Rape Trauma Services, and has experience providing therapy at the juvenile hall, high school, milieu settings, and outpatient treatment centers. One of her favorite quotes on healing is by Lisa Wilson: “If you’ve come here to help me, you are wasting your time. If you’ve come here because your liberation is bound with mine, let us work together.”
Dan is a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Psychology where he received an MA in Counseling Psychology. Dan trained at the Church Street Counseling Center, a Gestalt therapy clinic, and he is also an Associate with the Bay Area Gestalt Institute. Dan is inspired by relational Gestalt therapy and its emphasis on awareness, support, acceptance, choice and self-responsibility and the client as the expert on their own experience. Dan’s work is trauma informed and he seeks to build a relationship that emphasizes care and safety, while supporting and making space for the sometimes challenging work of therapy and growth.
Karen Van Brunt
Karen Van Brunt, MS/LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist since 1989. She has worked for the Center for Family Counseling, Marin County Health and Human Services – child treatment team, the Marin Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, Coordinated Youth Services Council as well as in private practice.
Laura Landress, MS, LMFT, has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She has worked with children, teens, adults and families in Bay Area high schools and the Youth Services Bureau within the San Rafael Police Department.
Laura has training and experience working with anxiety, depression, transition, self-esteem, grief, and trauma. Depending upon her client’s needs, she draws upon a variety of approaches including person-centered, strength-based, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques.
Laura connects to her clients with warmth and compassion. She collaborates with clients to challenge limiting beliefs and relational patterns, making space for new ideas, insights, connections, and fulfillment.
We all deserve support. Laura appreciates the strength and courage it takes to reach out and start this process.
Charles is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who received his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Golden Gate University. He previously worked with elementary and middle school students at a parochial school in San Francisco and for a community mental health organization as an ERMHS therapist and WRAP coordinator. He believes in the virtues and healing properties of kindness and honors the great courage it takes to seek help. Counseling is a shared journey and partnership whose ultimate destination is greater compassion for oneself and others.
Catherine Stern, MS/AMFT, works with children, teens and adults on a range of issues, from addressing specific life challenges to broader self-exploration and understanding. Catherine provides support and insight to her clients as they work together to identify and remove obstacles that might be in the way of their leading a full and meaningful life. This process can be challenging, fascinating, and profoundly rewarding. Catherine previously worked for Bay Area Community Resources and Dominican University Counseling Services. Prior to becoming a therapist, Catherine co-founded and co-directed Project Grace, a non-profit program that supported mothers and families grieving the loss of a child. Along with her work at Greenlight Clinic, Catherine also volunteers with the First Responder’s Support Net.
Julia is a registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist who received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University of Los Angeles with a focus on LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy. She is able to assist clients in both Spanish and English and is passionate about creating a safe line of communication during therapy. She finds identifying the client’s values and naming supportive networks that will help individuals identify their preferred self-narratives. By being able to address therapy from a Narrative lens a client will be able to locate problems outside of people and situating them in a broader social, institutional and political context can give clients a sense of hope and clarity. Julia believes therapy is a safe space for growth and exploring different narratives through empowerment, by providing collaborative support with every client.
Jiyoon Kim (She/her/hers), MS, AMFT has a master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child counseling from San Francisco State University. She has worked with domestic violence survivors, multi-generational immigrant families, youth in crisis, and homeless individuals. She aims to create a secure, genuine, and accepting space in sessions with clients so her clients feel like they don’t need to wear masks with her.
Her fundamental objective as a therapist is to help clients connect and accept themselves as who they are by utilizing an understanding of their family relationships and cultural backgrounds. Her therapy approach is client-centered, which means the clients are the driver of the therapy journey. She is passionate about serving marginalized communities such as people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQ community, as well as individuals who were or are in poverty, and those with severe and/or chronic mental illnesses.
Gillian Green, Ph.D.
Gillian Green, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been providing mental health care to young people and families since 2012. Prior to joining Greenlight Clinic’s team, she worked for 6 years as a Behavioral Health Specialist at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Gillian is a clinical supervisor and intake supervisor at Greenlight Clinic. Gillian believes in the wisdom and power of young people, and seeks to ensure that therapy provides each individual the platform they need to connect to their strengths and needs, make sense of themselves and their experiences, and thrive. She is passionate about Greenlight’s mission to decrease the stigma of seeking help and to make quality mental healthcare accessible to all young people.
Reina is a registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist and received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt. Reina’s client-centered, humanistic approach to counseling emphasizes her belief that clients are the sole living experts on what it means to be them. While therapy can require courage and challenge us, Reina maintains that it is also playful, creative, and exploratory, as we invoke your inner strengths and unique experiences to navigate the challenges you may face.Reina has worked with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings, including Cal Poly Humboldt’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Changing Tides Family Services in Humboldt County, and San Francisco Marriage and Couples Center. Previously, she trained and conducted Crisis Counseling services through Verity Rape Crisis Center in Santa Rosa, and utilizes a trauma-informed approach to counseling. Reina is a current member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), as well as the San Francisco branch (SFCAMFT).
Janis is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (MS/AMFT) who received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in LGBTQ Studies from UC Berkeley. Janis has experience working with adolescents and young adults in a variety of mental health settings, including residential treatment facilities, schools, and Crisis Text Line. As a Queer Woman of Color, Janis understands how it feels to navigate systems that actively work to oppress individuals with intersectional identities, and how existing within today’s society can have a huge impact on one’s mental health. Janis utilizes a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to therapy. Attachment/relational and psychodynamic approaches are important in her work, as she views each person within their own cultural and relational context. She is a proponent of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which emphasizes the importance of balancing acceptance (our experiences and behaviors are valid), and change (we have to make positive changes to manage emotions and move forward). Through DBT, individuals are shown how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others. Janis believes that each person is the expert on their own life. She strives to enable individuals to make their own choices and play an active role in the therapeutic process and relationship; she promotes agency and empowerment.
My name is Marissa Torres. I identify as a cis-gender female and use the pronouns she/her(s). I have a multicultural background and identify as biracial. I hold an understanding of concerns around Asian-American identity, Hispanic/Latino identity, first generation college student, social justice, athletic performance, and discrimination/oppression. I received my Bachelors in psychology and sociology as well as my Masters in Clinical Psychology. I have been an associate therapist for about almost 2 years now. My main purpose in working in this field is to destigmatize the idea of mental health and normalize therapy as well as other psychiatric related treatment. My style of treatment is really focused on the client and how I can be flexible with different needs and concerns that may arise. I enjoy watching and playing soccer. Hiking, walking outside, reading, and writing are some of my self-care activities.
Lisa Neves is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working in both the social service and mental health field. Lisa has years of experience supporting children, teens and families experiencing the stress and anxiety from every day issues to their experience with severe trauma. She also worked many years in crisis stabilization with children and teens struggling with suicidal ideation and with the trauma they may have experienced. Lisa is also a clinical supervisor and enjoys supporting those seeking licensure. Lisa utilizes a client centered and strength based approach, also using her experience with CBT and DBT. Outside of her work as a clinical supervisor and therapist, Lisa enjoys sports, traveling and music.
Tiffany Carrara is a registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT) who received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She completed her MFT trainee practicum at the University of California, San Francisco and has also practiced in community mental health, providing individual psychotherapy, child & family therapy, and support groups to survivors of domestic violence in San Francisco. She believes in the healing power of connection and provides a compassionate space for her clients. The heart of her therapeutic work is relational and intuitive, drawing from CBT, psychodynamic, mindfulness-based, and strength-based approaches. Tiffany is passionate about helping clients restore their well-being by providing new perspectives, guidance and support.