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Meet Melissa

Working with adolescents and their families has been Melissa’s primary focus since she began her work as an intern in 1992. In her two decades of work as a licensed therapist in private practice, she has treated adults, adolescents and children with a wide variety of struggles including; anxiety and depression; relationship difficulties and communication skills; grief, loss, and trauma; ADHD, learning disabilities and other school difficulties including lack of motivation; defiant/disruptive behaviors; attachment and separation; parent-child conflict; divorce; crisis management, and other mental health and relational challenges as well as addiction. Group Therapy has been a staple in her private practice. She has run many teen groups and workshops for teenagers and their parents. Melissa also specializes in working with Anxiety disorders including OCD and the OC Spectrum Disorders.

Melissa is a professional member of the:

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT),
  • International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (IOCDF).
  • The Anxiety and Depression Association of America
  • The Tourette Association of America
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)

Publications and Presentations

  • Parenting with the Teen Brain in Mind – developed in Collaboration with Tina Bryson
  • Prescriptions for Parenting – presented with pediatrician Dr. Buddy Zuckow

License and Education

Melissa Mose, LMFT (lic. #32575) is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed by the State of California since 1995. Her academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Melissa has complete doctoral course work for her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, “all but dissertation,” at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.

Advanced Training

  • Cognitive Neuroscience Study Group with acclaimed author and child psychiatrist, Dan Siegel for five years.
  • Scoring and Interpretation of the Adult Attachment Interview – with Mary Main and Eric Hesse of UC Berekely
  • Certified as a Reliable Coder of the Adult Attachment Interview
  • Trauma Resiliency Model Basic Training with Jan Click and Jennifer Burton from Trauma Resiliency Institute
  • Couples and Family Therapy with Terry Real from the Relational Life Institute
  • Treatment of OCD through the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute at the International OCD Foundation. Graduate of the Behavioral Therapy Institute (BTTI) in 2009
  • Advanced Forum for the Treatment of OCD BTTI in 2015.
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics through the Tourette’s Association of America

Clinical experience

  • Senior clinician at the OCD Center of Los Angeles treating Anxiety Disorders, specifically OCD and the OC Spectrum disorders. Her clinical work at the OCD Center of Los Angeles included Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults, adolescents, and children with a wide range of conditions, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hypochondria (health anxiety), Panic Disorder, Phobias, Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking, or CSP)
  • Teaching stress reduction and anxiety management to assists patients the Huntington Reproductive Center in West Los Angeles, Encino and Westlake Village,
  • Performing full psychological and psycho-educational assessments at the Step Group in Tarzana,
  • Director of Guidance at Chaminade College Preparatory High School

Meet Seraphina

Seraphina Geiter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been helping teens, individuals, and couples find healing and life transformations since 2008. Seraphina received her A.M from The University of Chicago and completed doctoral coursework at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, c-PTSD, life transitions, and relationship challenges. She also specializes in working with neurodiverse individuals.

Seraphina is an eclectic and highly trained clinician. She enjoys tailoring her style to best meet the needs of each client she works with. Some of the foundational models she draws on include psychodynamic, relational, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral. Where appropriate, she also includes mindfulness and/or somatic practices. Seraphina values helping her clients find immediate symptom relief, root cause healing, and lasting change.

Her approach in in down-to-earth, collaborative, compassionate, and helpful. She values balancing emotional support with processes and tools to help her clients experience relief, clarity, empowerment. Seraphina enjoys helping her clients find and create the life they’re happy to be alive in.

Seraphina has held previous roles as a clinical supervisor at a community mental health clinic, legal advocate, and educator. She’s also an artist and enjoys counseling other creatives.

Meet Kacie

Kacie Emmett, M.A., AMFT, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist registered to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences providing individual, couple, and family psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Melissa Mose.

She completed her undergraduate education in psychology at the University of Idaho before receiving a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with a specialization in Psychological Trauma Studies. Before joining Dr. Mose, she worked in community mental health at Counseling West in Sherman Oaks, receiving her training with a focus in psychodynamic theory.

Kacie has worked with a wide range of clients, helping with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, communication, life transitions, and addiction and recovery.

Working through a psychodynamic lens, she utilizes relational and attachment based interventions to heal inner wounds and help clients build and increase self-compassion. She implements a trauma informed perspective, ensuring safety within a non-judgmental space. She is comprehensive in her approach and incorporates IFS, CBT, and 12-step principles for truly holistic treatment.

Her approach is calm, curious, and exploratory. She believes in using humor whenever possible. Therapy shouldn’t be a drag. Kacie would be honored to join you in your journey to self-discovery and healing.

Meet Stacey

Stacey Spencer (she/they) is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#132928). Stacey works with children, teens, and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, suicidal ideation, grief, phase of life challenges, and relational issues. She has an extensive background in art and music, which informs her creative therapeutic approach. In 2012, Stacey received her bachelor’s degree in gender studies from The Evergreen State College. Here, she built a foundation for working within LGBTQIA+ communities, dedicated to empowering gender expansive individuals. Furthering this commitment, Stacey pursued her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in LGBTQIA+ affirmative psychotherapy from Antioch University in Los Angeles.

Stacey completed her traineeship at a non-profit outpatient mental health clinic in Sherman Oaks, focusing on depth psychology and experiential modalities. Since receiving her MA, Stacey has worked in partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs where she facilitates individual, group, and family therapy for teens and young adults with depression, anxiety, and OCD.

Stacey is trained in evidenced-based treatment methods including CBT with ERP, ACT, motivational interviewing, and DBT. She weaves art, play, and nature-based interventions into treatment, facilitating experiences that foster both acceptance and change. Stacey is passionate about helping people reconnect with joy, hope, curiosity, and courage. With her eclectic experience and flexible approach, Stacey loves finding the right tools to meet her clients’ diverse needs.

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Meet Gabriel

Gabriel Konsker is an associate marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Gabriel has a warm relational style and specializes in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, which he uses to address a variety of difficulties including: relationship challenges, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, C-PTSD, Psychosis, ADHD, Borderline Personality (BPD), Bipolar Disorder, and Dissociative Disorders (DID). Gabriel has experience in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), mindfulness meditation, and spiritual counseling.

He completed his graduate education at Antioch University, receiving a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Spiritual and Depth Psychology. Gabriel has three years of clinical experience working in the substance dependence industry and has worked two years in community mental health at Southern California Counseling Center.

Gabriel is Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Sex Worker Allied, and neurodivergence-informed.