Shira Myrow, MA, LMFT
Shira is a mindfulness-based Marriage and Family Therapist and Meditation Teacher who is deeply committed to helping people integrate painful experiences, adversity and dysfunctional relationships into secure, resilient narratives. With a masters degree in Counseling Psychology, Shira is the founder of Yale St. Therapy Group, a collaborative therapist collective based in Santa Monica, California. Shira is also a Curriculum Director and Meditation Teacher for Evenflow, a next-generation meditation app that integrates mindfulness meditation with psychological insights.
As a daughter of a treatment resistant schizophrenic mother, Shira found her way to psychology with the imperative to make meaning out of her own traumatic experience as a child. Shira’s clinical work focuses on helping couples and individuals work through co dependency, ambivalence and betrayal, as well as complex trauma in an age of anxiety and shifting cultural norms. Shira has a special focus in working with adult children of severely mentally ill parents who suffer from schizophrenia, bipolar and borderline personality disorders. Contact Shira →
Kristine Johnson, MA, LMFT
Kristine is a Santa Monica based Marriage and Family Therapist who strongly believes in your ability to change your habits, patterns, and perspective in order to lead a more rewarding, satisfying life. In addition to treating depression, anxiety, and trauma, she specializes in working with people who are facing midlife transitions--divorce, parenting challenges, career change, empty nest, loss and grief, and aging. As a child of an alcoholic, Kristine also works closely with adult children of alcoholics and with clients who are currently in recovery.
Kristine tailors her treatment to the individual, couple, or family using psychodynamics, family systems, relational therapy, and mindfulness. As a former writer and producer in film and television, she is experienced in counseling people in the creative arts as they face a difficult industry and personal creative blocks. Contact Kristine →
Ashley Graber, MA, LMFT
Ashley is a highly skilled and trained Mindfulness Based Psychotherapist and Mindfulness and Meditation Educator. Her treatments include integrating the mind, body and spirit in an atmosphere where you can feel seen, heard and safe enough to express what's going on for you. Ashley facilitates groups for adolescents and adults in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness (CALM) . She also runs Yale Street's Women's Mindfulness Psychotherapy Process Group.
In her individual therapy work, Ashley combines traditional a psychodynamic approach with cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices. Her areas of experience include: anxiety and depression, addiction and relapse prevention, trauma related issues, codependency, grief and loss, self esteem issues, stress reduction techniques, relational and interpersonal struggles and personal growth and life evolutions. She will meet you where you are emotionally to address your specific needs. Ashley enjoys working with children, teen, adults and those recovering from addiction and those who grew up with addiction in their family. She presently runs an MBSR group at Applied Treatment and is trained in Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM). Ashley is also a Curriculum Director and Meditation Teacher for Evenflow, a next-generation meditation app that integrates mindfulness meditation with psychological insights. Contact Ashley →
Lisa Hanes, MA, LMFT, RN, CNM
Lisa Hanes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife. She received her BA and Master’s Nursing Degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and MA in Psychology from Antioch University. Lisa was also Director of Midwifery at the University of Pennsylvania and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, New York.
Lisa expanded her education in psychology, to further meet the emotional and psychological needs of individuals and families as they embarked on life altering experiences of pregnancy, birth, postpartum recovery and parenting as well as medical challenges due to infertility, menopause, cancer and aging. Her practice of Partnering to Parenting provides an insightful approach to working with women, men and couples, navigating decisions from committing to a relationship to becoming a parent. She is a Gottman certified as a “Bringing Baby Home” Educator. She sees clients at Yale Street as well as private home visits. Contact Lisa →
Richelle Mancewicz, MA, LMFT
Richelle is a licensed marriage and family therapist, teacher and behavioral intervention therapist with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Believing strongly that the best treatment outcomes involve a close collaborative relationship with the client, Richelle tailors her therapeutic approach to each person’s individual needs, building on a sound foundation of mindfulness and cognitive behavior therapy, as well as somatic/body awareness, self-compassion, psychodynamic therapies.
Richelle specializes in treating anxiety and stress-related disorders, depression, codependency and other relationship problems, as well as just feeling “lost” personally or professionally. She has a special interest in working with adult children of alcoholics (Al-Anon/ACoA), mentally ill and narcissistic parents. Richelle also provides support in parenting. With her experience as a teacher and therapist working in public and private Los Angeles schools, and herself the mother of two spirited adolescent sons, she understands the challenges and complexities of family and school life facing parents today. Contact Richelle →