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 Clinical Social WorkerRead More Esther Diaz Esther Diaz is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW86238) who’s desire is for clients to feel safe and comfortable even if it’s their first time exploring the therapeutic environment. Helping others process their experiences and help them reach their goals is a huge passion of hers. Esther tries to create a space which both allows for the processing of emotions, as well as the building of tools and coping skills that will help reduce anxiety and depression on a day to day basis.Majority of her clients are adults dealing with stress and anxiety, as well as unprocessed trauma or fractured relationships. Esther loves working with various relational dynamics (parent coaching, families, and couples) in order to help people, understand each other better and feel heard and understood.Esther aims to create an environment that is warm and nonjudgmental. She understands that the stressors of life can feel overwhelming, and her goal is for you to feel understood and supported. Esther looks forward to working with you! Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Read More JUSTINE WRIGHT Justine Wright is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT#108181) who’s practice specializes in helping children, adolescents, and young adults work through and move forward past one's anxiety, depression, parenting struggles, adjustment issues from separation/divorce or grief, social skill challenges, past trauma, disruptive behaviors, attention issues and social/life skills. Justine works with her clients to create a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental space to build a collaborative relationship. She enjoys working with children, teens and families and offer services in English and Spanish. Justine offers help to them to find empowerment and happiness in the goals they are setting and the changes they are making. She does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to therapy and use play, art, strength and solution-focused based modalities, to name a few. Justine believes that each person is the expert of their own lives but sometimes we lose our way off our path and need a helpful, understanding, and empathic guide to work with us and help us find our way back. She enjoys the opportunity to be your guide and help you and/or your family find your way back to your path with a few extra tools in your bag! 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. Licensed Professional Clinical CounselorRead More Jennifer Malloy Jennifer Malloy is Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC#4647) and Registered Art Therapist who has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Jennifer passionately believes that we are all capable of achieving our personal goals if provided with the right support. Some of her specializations include collaborating with adult, teens, children and couples on issues around life transitions, healing after trauma and loss, overcoming depression, low self-esteem and anxiety, stress management, self care, solving behavioral problems, improving relationships and issues related to adoption and foster care. Jennifer enjoys working with clients of all ages and walks of life. Her main priority is to ensure that you feel heard, fully supported, and that her clients are provided with the tools needed to move forward. If you feel stuck and you want to make a change but you’re not sure where to start or contemplating taking the next step in getting help, Jennifer would be honored to support you through your journey and guide you as you find hope again. Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistRead More Cathy Abbott Cathy Abbot is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT#52991) with over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families with a focus on healing from the effects of trauma, working through attachment issues, grief and loss issues, overcoming depression, anxiety, and improving the quality of your personal relationships. Cathy believes that the therapeutic process is a collaborative one, in which she partners with her clients to assist them in gaining skills they need to reach their goals and make the changes that they desire. Cathy specializes in working with children and adults to heal from the effects of PTSD, which can include attachment issues, anxiety, and panic attacks, to list a few. She also specializes in working with children and adults with ADHD, and has developed several strategies that make living with ADHD easier, including tips for how to parent ADHD children. Cathy enjoys working with children, adults, individuals, couples and families and is committed to working with her clients in their quest to find courage, hope and happiness. Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistRead More SAMANTHA DUBOSE Samantha DuBose is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT117273), 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 TherapistRead 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 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.