Mary Ruth Cross
Mary Ruth Cross is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Counselor Educator with over 20 years experience in the mental health field. Mary Ruth is Adjunct Faculty with the University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus. She has also been on faculty with John F. Kennedy University and been a nationally recognized speaker on play therapy. She works in private practice in San Ramon CA and is the Clinical Director for Tree House Family Counseling Services, PC where she trains and supervises interns and trainees. Mary Ruth is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor as well as past president for the California Association for Play Therapy and a member in good standing with the Association of Play Therapy, California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Counseling Association.
Jennifer Hector is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 10 years’ experience working with children, teens, and families. Through the use of play, expressive arts, and relational and somatic therapies, Jennifer assists children and families in resolving problems and achieving a greater sense of well-being in their relationships.
Jennifer holds specialized training in sensory processing disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, parent-child bonding, trauma resolution, and mindfulness practices. She has provided psychotherapy and behavioral support in public school, private agency, and home environments.
Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University specializing in Somatic Psychology and Developmental Trauma and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Antioch University. Her holistic approach considers all aspects of a client’s life and encourages the innate capacity to heal in a safe and sacred space.
Caitlyn Andrews is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience providing individual and family therapy services. Caitlyn has a passion for working with children, teens and families and tailors each session and approach specific to the client. She specializes in helping children who struggle with self-control, emotional regulation, disrupted connections and supports children to find different ways to cope with challenging feelings. Caitlyn can support your child to express feelings, develop tools to increase success, increase harmony in the home, and reduce conflict. Caitlyn has a collaborative style and draws from techniques related to cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, attachment, positive behavior interventions, family systems, strength-based and other treatment modalities when appropriate. Caitlyn works from a holistic perspective and can provided additional supports related to strengthening community connections and navigating systems such as schools and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process.
Caitlyn graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Master’s of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology- Marriage and Family Therapy. Caitlyn has provided psychotherapy in a variety of settings including public school, non-public school, residential facility and community based outpatient mental health with culturally diverse populations. Caitlyn has experience working with children who have endured a variety of stressors including children in the foster care system and children separated from their family of origin, adopted children, families of divorce, grief, trauma, abuse, suicidality, depression, anxiety, academic struggles due to mental health issues, impulse control and difficulty peer relationships.
Bio- Dilini Dharmawardana
Dilini received her BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University. She then went on to receive her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Palo Alto University. She has worked in a non-profit agency in San Jose for the past 3 and a half years providing counseling services to children, teens, and adults. Dilini has also provided and continues to provide counseling in an elementary school in San Jose. She specializes in working with younger children. Dilini utilizes child centered play therapy, the humanistic therapy approach, and different mindfulness exercises in her practice.
Jolen loves to inspire and empower you, as you make the necessary changes in your life. She makes you feel relaxed with her easy going nature. She is compassionate, uplifting, and supportive. Jolen’s warm and reassuring style helps you feel secure as she guides you to achieve freedom, strength, and success in your life. She believes each person has the power and answers within themselves as she guides you to finding them. She teaches you how to find the power within yourself to transform your perception, integrate and energize a new way of being with strength, balance and joy.
Jolen Philbrook holds a Behavioral Therapist degree and is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist along with being a Certified Life Coach. She is a graduate of The California Institute of The Healing Arts and Science. She has completed her advance training for spiritual awareness with the Church of Essence. She is a licensed Spiritual Practitioner with the Center for Spiritual Living. She has been studying the spirit, mind, body connection since 1976. Jolen is a #1 best-selling author of the Gratitude Book Project, Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude, Reflections, The Power Of Your Dreams and her newest book From Tears to Triumph.