Clinical Staff

Lindsay Simon: Clinical Director and Supervisor

LMFT # 51979

Lindsay Simon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Domestic Violence Facilitator. Ms. Simon has provided quality therapy for a diverse clientele for the past ten years including children, adolescents and adults for individual, couples, group, and family therapy. Ms. Simon became the Clinical Director and Supervisor of A Balanced Life in July of 2014. Ms. Simon’s clinical experience and specialties include assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of: postpartum depression, panic attacks, anxiety, adult ADHD, depression, phobias, bipolar, relationship problems, family conflict, grief and loss, social problems, life transition issues, work-life balance, teen issues, stress management, and OCD. Ms. Simon is a systemically focused therapist, meaning she understands the importance of relationships on your overall wellness and mental health, starting with the relationship you have with yourself. Ms. Simon implements a holistic and mindfulness-based approach with her compassion, knowledge, and expertise in the application of evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)-informed treatment, and Solution Focused therapy to help her clients reach their short and long term goals.

Erin Kelly

LMFT #45628

Ms. Kelly is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, and obtained a certificate in Art Therapy at College of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA. Ms. Kelly has 20 years of experience providing individual, family and group therapy using art, play and talk therapy. Ms. Kelly has extensive experience working with children and adolescents who have learning disorders, issues around early attachment, depression, anxiety, pervasive development disorders, and behavioral problems. In addition, Ms. Kelly has experience in a variety of work environments including Adult Psychiatric Emergency Services, residential treatment and field based services. Ms. Kelly is familiar with 12 step recovery and can provide effective treatment for dually diagnosed clients. When necessary, Ms. Kelly will work collaboratively with other providers such as Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatrists and other clinicians. Ms. Kelly uses a psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic approach that will effectively meet each clients’ needs. Ms. Kelly has additional training in meditation and yoga. She strives to create an environment that is warm, welcoming and safe.


Marianna Randolph

LCSW #24256

Marianna Randolph is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, with a concentration in Health and Aging. Before moving to South Lake Tahoe, Mrs. Randolph had over ten years of experience working in San Diego with adults and older adults in both community, group practice, and hospital settings. Mrs. Randolph works with individuals who are looking to respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills while promoting self-care.  She specializes in depression, anxiety, panic disorder, life transitions, chronic pain and health conditions, aging, family caregiving, adult ADD/ADHD, and grief and loss.  She takes an eclectic approach towards therapy, utilizing a variety of methodologies and techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and mindfulness techniques.  Incorporating your strengths, she works together with you to reach your goals and address your current concerns. Mrs. Randolph views therapy as a unique working relationship between the client and the therapist.


Karen Naegeli

LMFT #82969

Ms. Naegeli is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT and is a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. Ms. Naegeli obtained a MA degree in Counseling Psychology at University of San Francisco and has 9 years of providing individual, family and group therapy in the Bay Area and South Lake Tahoe. Ms.Naegeli has worked with mostly adolescents and adults, with extensive experience with co-occurring disorders and those involved in the justice system. In addition, she has experience in a variety of work environments including crisis services, county, school, group home and field-based services. Mr. Naegeli has and will work collaboratively with other providers such as Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatrists and other clinicians for a comprehensive approach. Ms. Naegeli primarily uses a Cognitive-Behavioral approach, incorporating strategies from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solutions-Focused treatment, and humanistic strategies. She believes that by forming a cooperative relationship, she and her clients can work together to create a new understanding of their experiences, allowing for change to occur.


Marcella Araiza

AMFT #81216

Ms. Araiza is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and I’m working towards my license for Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).  She holds a Master in Marriage and Family Therapy. Ms. Araiza has treated adults, families adolescents, young children, and at-risk youth. Her experience includes diagnosis, assessments, risk assessments and crisis counseling. Ms. Araiza has also treated major depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar, anxiety, panic attacks, self-harm, trauma, dual diagnoses, and substance abuse. Ms. Araiza has experience facilitating anger management, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), substance abuse and process groups. The approaches that she utilizes are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing. Ms. Araiza also provides therapy in the Lake Tahoe school district (school based programs) as well to youth at the Juvenile Treatment Center, and also provides bilingual individual and family.

A Balanced Life: Individual, Family and Child Therapy, Inc.

2100 Eloise Ave
South Lake Tahoe, Ca. 96150
(530) 544-1748
M - F  10 AM to 7 PM