Our Team At Deep Wellness Center we believe in creating a relaxed but knowledgeable environment in order to allow our patients the opportunity to work toward healthy breakthroughs with our clinical staff.Our staff stays up-to-date with contemporary developments in diagnosis and treatment in order to ensure that they are always treating our patients in the most effective method possible. Executive Director, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Read More RAMAN DHALIWAL Raman Dhaliwal is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy. With over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field and as a graduate of CSU Stanislaus specializing in Psychology, Counseling, she has been working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are working with couples on Relational Issues, Children with ADHD/ADD, Mood Disorders, Adults with Anxiety and Depression, Parent-Child conflicts, and Anger Management. Raman Dhaliwal is an interactive and collaborative therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feed to help patients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Read More SOFIA PETTYGROVE Sofia Pettygrove is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT101259), who’s purpose and commitment as a therapist is to support her clients who find themselves in the midst of adverse or difficult life situations that may require the support, presence and creativity of a skilled professional to find solutions or uncover core issues causing life disruptions. As a therapist, Sofia appreciates working with clientele of all ages, and from all lifestyles: children, teens and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, partnership, relationship or family issues, challenging behaviors on the job or at school, life transitions, and difficult and sensitive matters. She uses a combination of traditional modalities such at cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness practices, strength- based and narrative methods with collaborative styles in order to develop with her client, what works best for them. The client participates in this unique and tailored process of learning new skills to cope with current difficulties. Choosing to engage in this therapeutic process may also help the client who is seeking support gain confidence as they step more fully into their authenticity. Sofia does not look to identify ‘what is wrong” with her clients. She works to collaborate with them to explore, identify and resolve needs, that when addressed, may lead to a path of healing and balance. Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Read More SAMUEL DONATH Samuel Donath is a registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist (AMFT#104596) who graduated from California State University, Stanislaus with a Master of Science degree in psychology with a counseling emphasis. He enjoys working with individuals on their goals in therapy and works hard to help them learn the skills they need moving forward to be successful. Samuel enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Samuel focuses on creating a completely safe, ethical, and non-judgmental space where clients can explore the issues they are struggling with and begin to bring about positive change in their lives. Samuel specializes in working with clients surrounding concerns involving problematic behavior, anger, anxiety, OCD, depression, domestic violence, sexual issues/concerns, and relationship issues. Absolutely no topic is taboo or ever off limits in session. While he enjoys working with clients from all cultural and social backgrounds, Samuel also has a strong passion for working with members of the LGBTQIA community. His therapeutic approach is composed to best fit individual client’s needs. He enjoys blending aspects of CBT, Existential, Person Centered, and Humanistic therapeutic perspectives and styles to best help clients. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Read More JANET JORGE Janet Jorge is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT# 102808) who is committed to helping people understand themselves better so that they can make constructive changes in their lives, whether that is to feel less depressed or anxious, to establish more satisfying relationships, or decrease behavioral problems. Janet has provided counseling to individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and children over the past 8 years. She has a humanistic gentle style, and is able to see things from the client's point of view and provide a safe environment for her client's. Her specialties include relationship issues, behavioral problems, depression, ADHD, ASD, anxiety, parenting and life transition issues. Janet has a non-directive approach and utilize CBT, art, and media therapy. She focuses on incorporating Humanistic and Solution Focus therapy techniques into her approach with clients. She has worked with a variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Janet believes in working with individuals, couples and families on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and developing more trust and acceptance, which helps to improve closeness and positive feelings in relationships. Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistRead More KAREN HENDERSON Karen Henderson Is a Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist (LMFT#104732) who’s goal is to help guide you to find relief from emotional distress caused by disturbing life experiences. EMDR trained, she will help you cope, heal, and find your way with hope. Karen works with adults, couples, adolescents, and families focusing on happiness, maintaining healthy relationships and enhancing overall well-being. Her strengths include relationships, trauma/grief, anxiety, and depression. She approaches her therapeutic work with her clients as a partnership towards the healing process. Karen greatly values the therapeutic relationship and will foster an atmosphere in which you feel safe, accepted, and free. Whether you are seeking short-term therapy to help cope with a situational stress or long-term therapy to address recurring problems, Karen will work with you in a manner that respects your personal values and your time. Licensed Clinical Social WorkerRead More JACKIE CHAVEZ Jackie Chavez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW#82769) who has earned her Master of Social Work from California State University, Stanislaus. Jackie has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment facility, non-profit community agency, foster care, outpatient mental health clinic, and correctional setting. Jackie focuses on providing a non-judgmental therapeutic support for adults, couples, teens, and children dealing with severe mental illness, depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, crisis, and other interpersonal issues. Her goal is to assist clients by providing a safe environment in which they can identify and build on personal strengths to increase skills and the ability to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy manner. Jackie believes that the client is the expert in their own life and values a respectful, collective, and sincere therapeutic alliance with clients in order to achieve their goals. Associate Marriage and Family TherapistRead More SAMANTHA DUBOSE Samantha DuBose is a Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMF98466), who has a passion for helping clients to develop a better understanding of themselves and their lives. She works with clients of all ages and meets them specifically where they are in life. Some common struggles include relationship conflicts, depression/anxiety, anger, work, marital problems, family stress and loss of job. Samantha works with children and adults to help them understand and communicate their personal wants and needs appropriately. She specializes in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship concerns, parenting and life conflicts. Samantha has experience in a variety of therapy styles including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and play therapy. She views therapy as a collaborative coalition and her role as a therapist is to help individuals process their life struggles and develop self-awareness, insight, meaning and healthy coping skills that allows them to build a sense of empowerment about their inner ability to heal and better manage their difficulties. Associate Clinical Social WorkerRead More ESMERALDA RUIZ Esmeralda Ruiz is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW#63065) who has earned her Master of Social Work from California State University, Stanislaus. Esmeralda specialize in working with toddlers, children, teens, and young adults in overcoming anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, ADHD/ODD, parenting, relationship problems, addictions, and life transition concerns that are interfering with their ability to live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.Esmeralda has worked in a variety of settings including non-profit agency, school-base setting, and juvenile justice system. Through her years of experience providing counseling services her main focus is to build a positive therapeutic relationship with each client. Esmeralda utilizes various theoretical styles including, CBT, Family Systems, Humanistic, Mindfulness, and art therapy. Esmeralda believes that in order to provide an effective treatment; sessions should be personalized based on the individuals needs. Her goal is for individuals to find balance and inner happiness within themselves. Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Read More JOANNE WILLIS Joanne Willis is a Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMF#99897) providing psychotherapy to people of all ages. She has extensive experience in working with clients on a variety of issues from depression, anxiety, loss, anger, dealing with difficult situations, relationship issues, parenting struggles, emotional pain, childhood traumas, addictions and codependency, PTSD, and behavior modification. Joanne's work is strength based, with a practical emphasis on the here and now. Her primary approach is cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and solution-focused. You and Joanne will work together to achieve lasting, life-long healing results. Joanne's goal is to help you envision what the definition of the ultimate YOU is, and work together to make that a reality. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Read More KAREN JACKA Karen Jacka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW#16470) working in the mental health field since 1988. Karen Jacka has been working in private practice for the past 16 year’s specializing in individual, couples, family, and child counseling. Treating issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and grief related issues. Karen has also been providing supervision to interns and trainees gaining clinical hours as board certified clinical supervisor. As a clinical supervisor at Deep Wellness Center she is responsibility for providing and ensuring support to her clinical interns. Karen Jacka has experience in vast areas and provides a wealth of knowledge to her interns. Business Office ManagerRead More JULIA B. Julia is the Office Manager at Deep Wellness Center and is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. She is friendly, caring, organized, and truly supports both staff and clients at Deep Wellness Center. Business Office AssistantRead More GABRIELA C. Gabriela is the Office Assistant at Deep Wellness Center. She is responsible for greeting and scheduling clients for all clinicians. She is friendly and organized and loves to provide support to clients in any way possible. Chief Operating OfficerRead More JAZZ D. Jazz has over 15 years of experience working in administration and management positions. As a Chief Operating Officer at Deep Wellness Center he is responsible for ensuring staff receives appropriate on boarding along with new hires and orientation. He is responsible for helping DWC to achieve its goals and objectives and increase operating performance. His focus is on marketing, creating business plans, and business development. Other duties include; impacting local communities by representing and positioning DWC, acting as a key team member in ensuring optimal support of staff and practice. Jazz has developed strong business partnering relationships in each of his roles with a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of the organization.