Meet Our Therapists


 

San Jose and Santa Clara, CA

 

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dr. Sameera Khan, M.D.

Dr. Sameera Khan 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 …

Vanessa Naval, MSN, FNP-C

Vanessa Naval is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who completed her Master of Science Nursing Degree in 2012 at Holy Names University and Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree at San Francisco State University in 2009. Vanessa specializes in Psychiatric …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Laura Silvester M.A., LMFT

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 motivational..

Elinor Slayer M.S., LMFT

Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.” Victor Frankl Life can be difficult, to put it mildly. Things fall apart. And..there are things …

Maxine Wilborn, MS, APCC, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

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. 

 

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, …

Dr. Rachel Connett, Ph.D., Registered Associate MFT, and Registered Associate PCC

The mind has the power to change the way we perform. My passion is to meet each client where they are in their life struggle and guide them through the process of self-actualization to achieve independence, competence and live a …

Judith Stout, M.A., Registered Associate MFT

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 …

 

Kayla Williams, M.S., Registered Associate MFT

I believe therapy is a place to be heard, to make change, and to make progress towards living your best life. I provide individualized services for my clients, acknowledging their specific needs, helping them feel heard, and giving them tools for change and ...

Brian Thomason, M.S., Registered Associate MFT

Wellness is the integration of physical and mental health.  With a background of experience and education in Clinical Psychology and Physiology, I focus on the big picture, striving to improve your overall wellness.  My areas of specialization include working with children, parents, and ...

Jennifer Sandland, M.A., Registered Associate MFT, and Registered Associate PCC

Information Pending Please email me at Jsandland@nugenttherapy.com or call (650) 318-9823. Please provide your name, phone number, and a brief description of your concern or issues and how I may be of service to you. My typical response time …

Courtney Strand, Neurofeedback Technician

y name is Courtney Strand. I am a neurofeedback technician. When they step inside the office, I want clients to be comfortable and feel assured that their needs can be voiced and goals can help be achieved. I strive to make long-lasting...

Jade Truong, Neurofeedback Technician/ Administrative Assistant

Jade Truong is a dedicated Neurofeedback Technician at Nugent Family Counseling Center. She is currently accepting new clients in both of our Bay Area locations in San Jose and Santa Clara…

Ben Jensen, M.A. Neurofeedback Technician/ Behaviorist

Information Pending Please email me at bjensen@nugenttherapy.com or call me at 408-341-9222. Please provide your name, phone number, and a brief description of your concern or issues and how I may be of service to you. A typical response …

Shanel Perou, AMFT

My name is Shanel Perou, and I'm a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #AMFT85745. I received a bachelor's degree in Child Development with an emphasis in Multi-Subject Elementary School…

Ayako Yamazaki, M.A., Registered Associate PCC

I would like you to experience being seen, heard, and accepted. What are you passionate about? What do you feel most comfortable doing? I know from my personal experience that exploring what you love and genuinely desire often leads to healing and empowering yourself....

Matt Tapia, MA, BCBA, AMFT

We all face challenges in our lives that can be overwhelming and painful. From my perspective, counseling is a collaborative journey that we embark on with the intent of discovering your strengths as well as finding tools to meet those challenges and overcome them...

 



Aliso Viejo, CA



Morgan Pemberton, M.A., LMFT, ADHD-CCSP / Neurofeedback Technician

My name is Morgan Pemberton. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #115978 working in the Aliso Viejo office. I offer a safe environment to address life concerns or build on your strengths. With compassion and understanding …

 

 

















Reno, NV



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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