Meet Our Therapists


 

San Jose, Santa Clara, and Los Gatos, CA

 

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Geoff Nugent, Ph.D., LMFT, LPCC, BCPC, CSPC, CFRC

I believe that every person who sits down for counseling with me deserves therapy that is as special and unique as they are. I know how important it is for you to feel like you are being heard and understood …

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Maxine Wilborn, Ph.D.(c) MS, APCC #8301, Interim Clinical Director of Private Practice

At times everyone needs help coping with life events. As an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, I enjoy providing individuals, couples and families with skills they can readily use for current and future life events...

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Laura Silvester M.A., LMFT #114052, C-DBT, Clinical Director of School Services

Life presents a multitude of challenges to our capacity to remain grounded and balanced. Additional support can help through stressful and uncertain times. Through the process of therapeutic work, self-discovery can occur in a supportive and...

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Brittany Bayles, MA, LMFT

A healthy relationship with others and ourselves are key components to a fulfilling life. I believe everyone is equipped with the tools they need to become their best self. As a therapist, I like to create a safe and supportive &hellip

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  Angelina David, Executive Assistant

As an Executive Assistant, my attention to detail and time management skills allow me to complete tasks effectively and assist our client's needs to the best ability. I have a calm and patient demeanor allowing me to work and focus on the task at hand.

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Dr. Carlos Barrios, M.D. #C55096

As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, I work with the parents and their child simultaneously and holistically. That means, that medications …

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Dr. Ken Wulff, M.D.

Dr. Ken Wulff practices Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. For more information or for scheduling please call our main number at 408-341-9222 or email us at Admin@nugenttherapy.com or schedule with him directly online at Schedule an appointment today with our online …

 

 

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Carlos Aguila, MPH, LCSW

In my life, I’ve seen many people with a broad spectrum of challenges. I’ve also seen that hope and relief are possible. I offer a unique perspective in getting you that help. I enjoy …

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Tiffany Mockler M.S., LMFT

When you sit down with me my you can expect a friendly, genuine, and engaging therapy session. I choose to focus on my client’s strengths, resources, and what they are doing right in their lives. This way we can develop …

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Kyla Ivey-Forsyth, M.A., LMFT

I respect the courage and vulnerability it takes to reach out for support, to explore your wounds and to embrace the challenges of your life. I am honored to be a part of your journey and consider it a privilege…

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Maria Medvedev, M.S., LMFT

 Maria Medvedev is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #112590. She received her Master’s degree from John F. Kennedy University in Counseling Psychology. Maria works with a variety of client populations including children, adolescents, adults …

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Eileen Ma, M.A., LMFT

Anyone who takes the courageous first steps to therapy possesses the innate strengths and abilities to thrive, but there are times when all the stressors in life can become overwhelming and cause a paralyzing feeling of being stuck. In therapy, …

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Rachel Connett, Ph.D., (Health Sciences) MSc., MA., LMFT

Rachel's passion is to meet each client where they are in their life struggle, self, relationships, work, career, and guide them through the process of self-actualization to achieve independence so that they can return to their full functioning. …

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Chris Claytor, PhD, NCC, Registered Asssociate PCC

 

We all desire to be loved and to belong. Feelings of shame and worthlessness can interfere with this need. The choices that we make, that once worked, can sometimes become stagnant. I will guide you back to a life worth living.

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Kayla Williams, M.S., LMFT

Whether you are looking to ease anxieties and worries, searching for meaning in your life, seeking better ways to connect with loved ones and friends, or needing an empathetic other who can listen to and challenge you; I am committed to your growth as a person...

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Jennifer Sandland, M.A., LMFT #129285, APCC #4809

Jennifer Sandland works in our Santa Clara location. Currently, Jennifer sees clients in the office and through Teletherapy.…

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Traci Smith, M.A., LMFT, and Registered Associate PCC

I’m so glad you’re here. I imagine it wasn’t easy to take that first step — to consider asking for support, particularly in a world where many isms, biases, and stigma exist. This is a sign of strength and desire for growth, and I’d be honored to work with you on this path before you.

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Judith Stout, MA., LMFT #134766

We all experience trauma in our lives, and sometimes severe life events and everyday stressors can leave us feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, and confused. As a therapist, I am here to work with you to go from just surviving to thriving.

 

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Rebecca Smith, LCSW #70061

I believe we all have a strong force within us that is working hard to bring us to our greatest potential. Many of us find ourselves in a cycle of self-defeating thoughts, attitudes or behaviors, and may learn that the power of human connection through ...

 

 

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Teresa Scott, M.A., LMFT

 

I’m here to support you on your journey to feeling better. Are you finding yourself more anxious, depressed, having a low mood, or frustrated with reality? Through the exploration of current and past experiences...

 

 

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Stacey Pinneke, M.A., Registered Associate MFT, and Registered Associate PCC, NCC

Therapy can shift our life-lens and give us perspective. It validates our humanity. It can help us find, understand and maintain our authentic self as well as learn how we communicate and engage with others. Therapy creates a space for empathy, connection and clarity.

 
 

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James Geri, M.S., Registered Associate MFT

I seek to provide my clients with a trusting and secure environment in which they can find personal healing and growth, and explore their life in altogether new ways. My approach centers on culturally relevant, relational, and evidence-based practices.

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Silvia Cruz, M.S., Registered Associate MFT

I am dedicated to working with individuals throughout the life span who seek to address stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal thoughts...

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Holland Pauselius, M.S, Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #7666 and received my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019. I have been working in the mental health field since 2017. In that time, I have worked with at-risk youth, trauma, substance use disorders, and adults.

 

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Van Phan, M.A., Registered Associate MFT

I am an Associate Family and Marriage Therapist (Cert. No. 343463) and have a focus on working with adults, children, and families towards a fruitful lifestyle. Some therapeutic models that I engage in consist of CBT, EFT, parts work, Narrative Therapy...

 

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Stacey Angeles, M.A., Registered Associate MFT and Registered Associate PCC

I am a Bay Area native born and raised in San Jose. I received my undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from Santa Clara University....

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  Ruby Roldan, M.A., Registered Associate MFT

My approach to therapy developed from my personal experiences navigating and seeking a healthy connection and balance between my mind, body, and spirit. I know what it is to face challenges and heal from eating disorders, self-image issues, and anxiety, which have allowed me to connect and deepen my understanding of my client's experiences.

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Cathi (Catherine) Apilado-Fritzlan, MS, APCC 

My name is Cathi, and I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #10689 and received my M.S. Professional Counseling with Emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy in 2019. My minor is in Counseling with Emphasis in Chemical Dependency, Substance Use...

 

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Michelle Jang, Registered Associate MFT

Michelle Jang is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #116116 under the supervision of Brian Huff, LMFT #38756. She received her Master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University. Michelle works with various clients, including children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples, and families.

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  Laura Swan, M.A., Registered Associate MFT

My approach to therapy developed from my personal experiences navigating and seeking a healthy connection and balance between my mind, body, and spirit. I know what it is to face challenges and heal from eating disorders, self-image issues, and anxiety, which have allowed me to connect and deepen my understanding of my client's experiences.

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Courtney Strand, Neurofeedback Lead Technician/ Administrative Assistant

When clients step inside the office, Courtney wants them to feel comfortable and assured that their needs can be voiced and their goals can be achieved. She strives to make long-lasting connections with clients and the treatment an enjoyable experience.

 

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Samantha Gamez, Neurofeedback Technician 

Sami received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University. Previously she worked as a Behavioral Technician where she provided home and community-based ABA services to assist clients in developing social and living skills. Additionally, she received her certification for neurofeedback from New Mind Academy.

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  Samuel Gomez, M.S., BCBA

I was born and raised in the bay area, I was first exposed to ABA while attending San Jose State University where I was inspired to pursue a career in the field. Since then, I have obtained my masters degree in ABA along with my BCBA certification. I started my...

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  Tyler Robinson, Registered Behavior Technician

 

I am a Registered Behavior Technician (certification number is RBT-21-178301 supervised by BCBA #1-18-3202), and I believe in helping clients achieve their goals to succeed in social and academic environments.

 

 

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James Davis, Registered Behavior Technician

Hi! My name is James Davis, RBT-22-214788. I believe it is important that those with autism, or who are simply neurodivergent, receive the same level of education and developmental care as everyone else.


Reno, NV

 

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Geoff Nugent, Ph.D., LMFT, LPCC, BCPC, CSPC, CFRC

I believe that every person who sits down for counseling with me deserves therapy that is as special and unique as they are. I know how important it is for you to feel like you are being heard and understood …

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Jayson Weir, Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Jayson is dedicated to how behavioral change can be linked with up to date medical management to manage many disease processes.

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Brian Huff, LMFT
CA #38756, NV #4267-R

While the focus of psychotherapy is often on current issues, understanding the influence of past experiences and relationships is an important part of the therapeutic process. My perspective is that every individual has a purpose and a mission, yet sometimes we need objectively and professionally guided examination in rediscovering that...

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Kelly Harlin, M.S., Clinical Professional Counselor Intern

No matter what has happened to you, or how distressed you may be feeling right now, there is hope. Getting support is key because we ALL need it right now. Together, we will co-create a plan to help you gain awareness, build courage for change, and infuse your life with purpose and joy.

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Robin Rife, MA, MFTi # MI4101

I truly love human beings and have always been passionate about the study of human behavior. I want to know why we do the things we do. It’s been my life’s work to relate to and help others understand themselves and their values so each can live more intentionally. The process of “good” therapy provides a safe, empathic space to explore all of what makes you...

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Nathan Valentine, MA, CPCI C15226

I am committed to Nugent Family Counseling Center and Neurofeedback, and making sure clients feel informed and heard within their treatment. …

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