Master Clinician

Mary Ruth Cross

Mary3 (1)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.

Staff Therapist

Michelle Culver

Michelle Culver is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years’ experience in the field of trauma through various roles (researcher, educator, author, therapist). Michelle’s background in developmental psychology has informed her clinical work with clients of all ages. She has worked with clients through each developmental stage, from age 1 to adulthood, and enjoys witnessing how therapy can help clients achieve their developmental and relationship goals. Michelle’s clinical experience includes: child abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, sensory challenges, emotion dysregulation, relationship difficulties, and attachment issues. Michelle individualizes therapy to each client and draws on various techniques, such as those found in play therapy, attachment theory, physiological theories, sensory processing, family systems theories, and strength based theories. She provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families with the goal being improved relationships and overall mental health. Michelle is invested in her clients’ health and well-being and is committed to assisting each and every one become their best self.

Michelle has a BA in psychology and a MA in developmental psychology from UC Davis, and a MS in Counseling from University of Phoenix. She has worked in county mental health programs, school settings, and in conjunction with Child Protective Services, law enforcement, and medical staff.


Harmony Quinn, Classical Homeopath

Harmony is a classically trained Homeopath with over 14 years’ experience working with clients of all ages, from infancy through adulthood. Harmony consults with clients for a wide range of ailments including mental health (depression, anxiety, ADHD), behavioral issues, sleep, physical (headaches, allergies, skin ailments), and acute illnesses. As a classical Homeopath, Harmony seeks to understand how the client functions on all levels (mental, emotional, and physical) in order to recommend a Homeopathic remedy that best matches the whole client. This remedy then serves to increase the client’s overall vitality and immune functioning, thereby enabling their body to heal itself. Homeopathy is thus applicable to most energy states the body can experience and the corresponding symptoms, ailments, and illnesses which it can produce. Harmony is passionate about helping her clients remove illness on all levels and achieve increased states of health and functioning.

Harmony has a BA in Psychology from UC Davis, a CHom from Pacific Academy of Homeopathy, and has further studied nutrition, health and fitness. She was raised by two classical Homeopath parents, experiencing firsthand Homeopathy’s incredible healing power since childhood. Harmony teaches Introduction to Homeopathy and Homeopathic First Aid workshops and has been in private practice since 2008.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rebecca Li

Rebecca Li is a licensed clinical social worker with over seven years of clinical experience working with children and families across the lifespan. She is passionate about supporting children and families who have experienced trauma and loss, and she firmly believes that all children have the ability to heal. Her approach is warm and curious – after all, every child and family is different. She is informed by various techniques including psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and attachment theory. Rebecca loves helping children and their families build healthy, positive relationships.

Rebecca holds a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and she graduated from Smith College School for Social Work with a Masters in Social Work. Rebecca has experience working with children who have experienced various stressful events including child abuse and neglect, children in the foster system, medical trauma and chronic illnesses, divorce, grief, suicidal ideation, and academic difficulties. She has extensive experience working in hospitals and clinics and supporting families in crisis.


Jolen  Philbrook

 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.