Lindsay Simon: Clinical Director and Supervisor
LMFT # 51979
Lindsay Simon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Domestic Violence Facilitator, and a Licensed Crisis Counselor. Ms. Simon has provided quality therapy for a diverse clientele for the past eight 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, depression, phobias, bipolar, relationship problems, family conflict, grief and loss, social problems, life transition issues, work-life balance, teen issues, stress management, and chronic pain. Ms. Simon is a systemically focused therapist, meaning she understands the importance of relationships on our overall wellness and mental health, including the relationship we have with ourselves. 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) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)-informed treatment to help her clients reach their short and long term goals.
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 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.
Sarah Marquez is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy at Azusa Pacific University. Mrs. Marquez has completed her practicum training at Halcyon Crisis Center in San Diego California where she received over 1,000 hours performing individual therapy, group therapy and written assessments. Mrs. Marquez specializes in treating individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, addictions, domestic violence, or relationship problems through a holistic approach that incorporates the physical, emotional, mental, behavioral, and spiritual self.
Teddi Plummer is a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern and working towards License Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC) license. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has treated adult and youth clients in the emergency room setting as a crisis counselor and provided therapeutic services to clients in county mental health. Her clinical experience includes assessment, diagnosis, crisis counseling and treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar, severe depression, personality disorders, anxiety, panic attacks, self-harm (cutting), and dual diagnosis. She has experience in leading dual diagnosis groups treating clients with drug and alcohol addictions, and experience in co-counseling Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups. She uses a variety of theoretical models to find what interventions are the best fit for the clients individual needs. She has experience in applying evidenced- based practices, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness based approaches. She has gained experience working with at-risk-children in foster care through a volunteer position at Family Foster Care in South Lake Tahoe, CA. She is currently the Facilitator for our Womens' Healthy Alternatives Program and our Parenting classes.
Carol Breiling is a BBS registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern providing mental health therapy services to adults, youth and families. Ms. Breiling received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in Alameda, and is a PsyD candidate in Clinical Psychology with expertise training in Transpersonal Psychology. Ms. Breiling strives to express her genuine warmth, empathy, and reassuring presence while engaging clients through the intake, assessment, and therapeutic processes, continually moving clients towards fulfilling their treatment goals. She employs several therapeutic techniques, including mindfulness, person-centered, solution-focused, and family systems approaches, including play therapy and co-parenting. Ms. Breiling has extensive training in both theoretical and spiritual approaches in dream therapy, grief & loss, end-of-life, life-after-life, and life regression. She is trained and skilled at effectively implementing evidence-based therapies, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Behavioral Modification.