Stephanie S. McCulley, MA, APCC


Phone: 805.633.0962


Stephanie believes in each person's potential for wellness and healing through connection and expressive arts. Stephanie supports children, adolescents, and adults who are facing life transitions or may be in crisis. She assists her clients with establishing safety, working towards change, developing healthy habits, and practicing self-care. She's worked in outpatient and residential mental health and addiction programs, schools, group homes, and private practice. She is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor receiving weekly supervision. Stephanie holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Studies, Literature, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Stephanie approaches therapy as a co-creation to involve clients in the process. She strives to provide interventions to meet client needs and goals for where they're at and where they want to go. Stephanie holds space for overcoming challenges and processing emotions to gain insight, identify and develop resiliency, and cultivate hope.

Emily Derrick, MA, LMFT


Lic. #114686

Phone: 805.870.5606


Emily found her calling to psychotherapy while working in the field of Infertility as a Case Manager at a local egg donation and surrogacy agency. She found that many of her clients had no one to talk to about their loss, heartache and the path that they were now on. Since then, Emily has been passionate about helping individuals and couples on their journey to family, and beyond. Her private practice work began in 2016 with individuals, couples and families who hoped to “find themselves,” were in transitions, working through anxiety and depression, desired increased confidence and communication skills, and so much more.  Emily’s clinical experience began in 2014, working with children and adolescents in school settings; something she still enjoys to this day.  She holds a Masters Degree from the University of San Francisco. Emily is currently accepting new individual clients (ages 12+), couples, families and those who hope to start or grow their family. 

Erin Hoganson, MA, LEP


Phone: 805.651.3226


Erin has been working with children and families since 2000. She started her career working with children who were severely impacted by their disabilities as a Para-educator and Special Education Teacher and transitioned to working with both general education and special education students in 2008 as a School Psychologist.  Having worked as both a Special Education Teacher and School Psychologist, Erin understands how to navigate the educational system in a way that is student focused in order to identify supports for many difficulties that students today face including: academic intervention, anxiety, anger management, behavior, social skills, emotional regulation, impulse control and motivation. Erin has extensive experience in conducting psycho-educational assessments and providing valuable information to families & educational teams that include supports and interventions for both general education and  special education students.  She has knowledge in the areas of anxiety, autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities and other  health issues that may affect learning. Erin has experience in working with children who have significant behavior difficulties and helping find solutions for their families and teachers. Erin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University Channel Islands and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. 

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