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Suzette Bray, LMFT
Suzette Bray, LMFT is the Founder and Executive Director of Village Counseling and Wellness. With over 15 years of clinical experience, Suzette has run several innovative mental health programs for adults, teens, children and families, giving her unique insight into strategies and solutions for positive change.
Suzette is an intensively-trained DBT therapist and has also received advanced training in DBT from thought leaders in the field. She has trained and supervised many clinicians and has significant teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She speaks often on the topics of parenting, mental health issues of children and adolescents, adoption and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Monica Carter is a Clinical Outreach Coordinator with over 15 years of client services. She holds a Master’s in Journalism from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s in English and Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to relocating to Southern California, Monica worked as a Community News Manager for a subsidiary of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Jenni Hasenstaub, LMFT
Jenni Hasenstaub, LMFT is a Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Jenni has worked with adults, adolescents, and couples in private practice, community mental health, and school based settings.
Jenni is passionate about supporting clients in learning skills to help end destructive behavior patterns and improve the quality of their relationships. She has experience working with diverse groups of clients on issues such anxiety, depression, negative body image, compulsive or binge eating, and relationship difficulties. She is an active member of the VCW DBT Consult team.
Cynthia Villacres has worked with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds in various settings. Conversant in Spanish, Cynthia holds a Sociology degree from SUNY Geneseo in New York. After completing her MSW, she plans to attain LCSW certification and to specialize in working with women and adolescents.
Amanda Crane, MSW, ASW
Amanda Crane, MSW, is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s in Social Work from California State University Los Angeles and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Stanford University. She was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other evidence-based practices at Harbor UCLA’s Adult Outpatient Program.
Amanda has worked with adults, adolescents and children to address a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders. She has experience in community mental health and school mental health as well as private practice. Amanda is an active member of the VCW Consult Team.