Therapists

Debby Simmons

Ph.D., LMFT

Debby is the clinical director of Primrose Healing and Wellness. Debby has been a licensed psychotherapist and an educator for many years. Her compassion for clients along with her strong clinical skills are strengths that clients will see. She has had extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families.  

 

Debby has a special interest in working with couples.  She helps couples who are struggling with their relationship to decide if they want to make it work or end the relationship.  She works from a communications model.  She evaluates the communication in the relationship and teaches couples new ways to communicate.  Whether a couple wants to work on the relationship or to end it they need strong communication skills to help them problem solve and make decisions.  If couples decide to end the relationship she helps them to mediate this process. 

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Mabel Yiu

LMFT

I started this practice with the goal of helping women and girls who are experiencing anxiety and depression, relationships issues, school and careers concerns.  Over time, I have recruited clinicians who are also very passionate about this cause and can understand what our clients are going through.  We have personally experienced with depression, anxiety, work stress, motherhood stress, and more. We have stared our up-and-downs in the face, and have triumphed over many challenges. Our experiences propel us to find solutions for ourselves and other women in similar journeys. At Women’s Therapy Institute, we understand that women and girls are wired and raised differently than men, and therefore handle anxiety, depression, relationships, and career stress a little differently.

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Mary Ellen Lemieux

JD, LCSW

As a licensed clinical social worker, with a faith-based background, I am trained to consider the entire family system and environmental factors when working with clients. In other words, maybe it isn't you. Maybe it IS them.

As an objective empathetic listener and advocate, I work with my clients to untangle the confusing and conflicting messages coloring their view of themselves and their inner well-being. With younger teens, I use the power of play to unlock their thoughts and feelings.

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MaryBeth Lorence 
LMFT

MaryBeth Lorence holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Notre Dame De Namur University, and is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in San Mateo. MaryBeth works with adult individuals and couples, as well as adult family pairs (ex. parent-adult child, adult siblings, etc.). In her work, she focuses on relational issues and relational traumas that may contribute to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and difficulty establishing trust and security with others. She brings experience, curiosity, and warmth to help people find peace and healing within themselves and in their relationships.

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Larissa Pasut
LMFT

Larissa Pasut is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Campbell, CA. Larissa works with adults and older teens, providing individual and group therapy. She is passionate about helping people understand how their histories have shaped them and to escape self-defeating beliefs and behavior patterns that are causing issues today. She focuses on childhood trauma and relationship issues and uses both cognitive and body-based approaches. She is well-versed in divorce dynamics, ranging from cooperative situations to high conflict divorces with custody issues

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