meet our team

marjorie swig

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
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.”

 

karen van brunt

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
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.

julia campos

Julia Campos
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
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 Peterson
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).

 

Lisa Neves
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
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.

 

Amilia Rodriguez (she/her)
Amilia is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from California Institute of Integral Studies with her MA in Counseling Psychology. She is influenced by Gestalt Therapy and tailors her approach to support individual needs. Amilia’s approach is heart centered and trauma informed where she illuminates awareness, autonomy, and support. With collaboration and care, she seeks to create a non judgemental environment where you can show up as your authentic self.

 

Will

Will Lipsenthal (He/Him)
Will is a passionate and caring therapist living in the Bay Area (Miwok and Ohlone land). Raised by a Taiwanese mother and a Jewish father, Will is familiar with walking the walk of an individual of multiple cultures. He is passionate about identity and one’s relationship to themself as well as with other’s. By working in a way to increase client’s own awareness, Will has found his therapy practice to feel alive, meaningful, and powerful. He utilizes therapeutic approaches ranging from gestalt, somatic, existential, multi-cultural, and integrative practices. Outside of the therapy room, Will can be found eating spicy food, watching movies or sports, and spending time in the outdoors.

 

David Olmstead
David is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and received his Master of Arts in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. David’s approach to therapy is integrative, meaning he pulls from different modalities and techniques that he applies depending on the client’s individual and unique needs. David incorporates mindfulness and meditation principles in his work as a foundational piece in his approach.  David works with dreams and loves to explore the creative potential and expression he believes resides in all people once they start to look below the surface.

David believes therapy, like meditation, is an exploratory space where the unexpected often arises. We can let it in and spend time with it, and work with any resistance.

In day-to-day life, inner stimuli in our lives often come and go at will. We resist them, defend against them or do whatever else we can to get through the day. In therapy with David, one can stop and be with the things that they may brush by most of the time due to busy schedules and life in a culture that believes in doing more, and achieving more, while ignoring the very person we spend most of our time with-ourselves.

 

Emma Elizabeth

Emma Elizabeth (she/her)
Emma is a registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist who received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She has previously worked as an associate therapist at the San Francisco LGBT Center and Kaiser Permanente. Prior to becoming a therapist, Emma volunteered as a sexual assault crisis counselor with BAWAR. In her work, she uses a narrative approach to therapy, helping clients externalize their problems and revisit the stories they have been told about themselves. She is passionate about therapy being a collaborative process, and always uses a client-centered, strengths-based lens.

 

Jane

Jane Gehrke (she/her/hers)
Jane, AMFT, graduated from California Institute of Integral Studies with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology. Jane has studied and practiced Gestalt therapy through Church Street Integral Counseling Center and values present moment exploration and awareness to invite a sense of spaciousness and liberation. Before becoming a therapist, Jane worked in youth empowerment and has taught yoga to high school students. In her spare time Jane loves to make art, bake, and play games.

 

Kristina Hovis

Kristina Hovis
Kristina is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. In her work with adults and teens she helps individuals become healthier versions of themselves whether they’re working through anxiety, depression, troubled relationships, addiction, life transitions or emerging symptoms of more serious mental illness and trauma. She believes each of us needs to be seen and heard, and respected in our unique complexity. Underlying the issue that brings us to therapy is the desire to change and heal, even when that change is difficult to put into words. She teaches coping skills, exploring ways to soothe ourselves and tolerate the emotions that come with adversity. She uses heart, deep listening, intuition, honesty, curiosity, exploration, and acceptance as the essential qualities to build each therapeutic relationship. Together we work through old habits of thought to build new habits based on greater self-awareness and self-compassion. Her experience includes working at the Counseling Service at Dominican University and at Archie Williams and Tamiscal High Schools.

 

Stephen Jacob Coffey
Stephen Jacob Coffey (he/him/his) is a Registered Marriage & Family Associate (120292), who received his Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Integral Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Stephen helps people feel better about the relationship that they have with themselves and others. Stephen’s approach to therapy is focused on holding space, being with and supporting you, collaboratively. Because you are an individual with specific needs, Stephen provides an eclectic approach in service of you. This tailored approach may include yet not be limited to: Psychodynamic Theory (looking at your past and how it influences your present), Relational (examining your relational patterns and interactions), Person-Centered (seeing you for all parts of who you are), Depth/Insight-Oriented (looking with curiosity at what is underneath your symptoms), Dream Work (an avenue to explore unlocking the unconscious) and Gestalt (focusing on the here and now what is happening in the moment). In his personal life Stephen enjoys socializing with friends, traveling to places near and far and a new-found passion for exercising.

 

Meridith Hirschaut
Meridith (she/her) is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Science from the University of Southern California (USC). She cares deeply about helping young people find their passion, their voice, identify their values, and boundaries. Meridith has experience helping children, teens, families, and couples navigate challenges with their community, relationships, family, and identity. Meridith creates a compassionate, safe space so that clients may explore all aspects of themselves. Meridith identifies as feminist and volunteers with various animal rights organizations in her free time. Meridith cares deeply about social justice and anti-racism and incorporates discussion of culture, identity, and power into her work as a therapist. Depending upon her client’s needs, she draws upon a variety of approaches including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-centered, and mindfulness techniques. Meridith has worked at crisis lines such as the Natitonal Suicide Lifeline as well as Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR). To relax, she enjoys an overly dramatized reality TV episode or hosting a pot-luck with friends and family.

 

Tayler Lim-Mosier
Tayler Lim-Mosier (she, her) is a registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. She specializes in working with teens and emerging adults with a wide range of mental health experiences, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and self-destructive behaviors. Tayler’s approach to therapy is eclectic and rooted in Emotion Focused Therapy while incorporating practices from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. While talk therapy has its strengths, she believes that emotions can sometimes be more comfortably expressed and processed through the arts. She incorporates therapeutic art exercises and welcomes any form of creative expression. To Tayler, therapy is a sacred, experiential space to gain insight into suffering, understand where suffering comes from, learn how suffering has affected the self and relationships, identify unmet needs, and transform actions to build fulfilling life experiences. For fun, Tayler enjoys creating visual art, creative writing, martial arts, and spending time with loved ones.