Our Therapists

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Lindsay Simon: Clinical Director and Supervisor

LMFT, CA # 51979, NV #3014-R | Gottman Referral Network- lindsaysimon

Lindsay is an authentic, passionate therapist who takes a direct and non-judgmental approach with her clients. Lindsay is able to help clients identify what they need and create action plans using evidence-based forms of therapy that lead to positive changes cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally.  

Lindsay has completed her Level 3 Gottman Couples Therapy training and specializes in providing this highly effective form of couples therapy based on 40 years of research.  

Lindsay works well with individual adults who want to experience a more fulfilling, mindful, and purposeful life.  Lindsay helps her clients identify and remove the self-defeating barriers and beliefs that get in the way of their success. She helps her clients achieve personal growth, reach their goals, and create a fulfilling life in alignment with their values.   

“I understand the importance of looking at clients from an integrated, systemic, and holistic perspective. My therapeutic style is honest, direct, and non-judgmental.  I am a proactive therapist and work best with clients who are ready to do the work.”

In 2014 I became the Owner and Clinical Director of A Balanced Life: Individual, Family and Child Therapy, Inc.

To schedule with Lindsay call (530) 544-1748 or contact us


Marianna Randolph

LCSW, CA # LCS24256
NV # 9495-C

Marianna is a kind, patient, and intelligent therapist who works great with adult individuals and couples that are facing challenging life transitions.  This includes, but is not limited to, retirement, moving, new or lost job, becoming new parents, chronic health diagnosis, caretaker burden or loss of a love one.  

Marianna understands that going through loss and transition can feel overwhelming, isolating, scary, make someone feel lost, stuck or angry, and have a negative impact on one's sleep, nutrition, relationships, and daily functioning in life.

Marianna helps her clients process their experiences and move forward utilizing years of experience, training, and implementation of evidence-based practices such as CBT and The Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Marianna's clients report feeling relief, peace, stability, momentum, improved sleep, improved relationships, more joy and less stress.  

"I take an eclectic approach towards therapy, incorporating your strengths, to help you reach your goals and address your current concerns. I view therapy as a unique working relationship between the client and the therapist."

To schedule with Marianna call (530) 544-1748 or contact us

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Erin Kelly

LMFT #45628

Erin has decades of experience working with a vast array of clients leading her to be an extremely successful and strong therapist to many clients with a wide range of therapy goals.  Erin’s specialties include working with complicated family dynamics, addiction, childhood trauma, eating disorders, and strong personalities.  Erin also has extensive experience working with families in creating behavior plans for children.  

Erin utilizes her years of clinical training and experience to identify and create the best fit unique treatment plan and therapy process for each of her clients. Erin is also an Art Therapist and trained in incorporating yoga and mindfulness in her practice.

If you are looking for a therapist who has a deep level of experience and knowledge in working with complex cases in combination with a great sense of humor, then Erin might be the best fit for you or your family.  

"I am familiar with 12 step recovery and enjoy providing effective treatment for dually diagnosed clients. When necessary, I work collaboratively with other providers such as Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatrists and other clinicians.  I strive to create an environment that is warm, welcoming and safe."

To schedule with Erin call (530) 544-1748 or contact us

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Marcella Araiza

LMFT #111395 | Bilingual in Spanish

Marcella is a dedicated, compassionate, and trauma-informed therapist who is able to create positive relationships and outcomes with clients who might have been hesitant to receive therapy in the first place.  Marcella is a gem of a human and therapist that is able to connect with her clients and understand their pain and needs in a way that creates healing and improved coping with life’s difficulties.  

Marcella specializes in working with youth with addictions, depression, anger, behavior problems, suicidal ideation, bullying, coming out issues, and trauma.  Marcella also works well with families trying to repair relationships within the family.  In addition, Marcella is a bilingual therapist allowing her to be able to work with Spanish speaking clients and families.  

Marcella’s clients report feeling support, inclusiveness, safety and acceptance, improved mood, more calm, less pain, and better family relationships.  

Marcella also runs our SMART Recovery program, a free group every Tuesday at 6pm provided to community members of South Lake Tahoe, for more information you can check this out here: https://www.abalancedlifetahoe.com/community-programs/

"I help my clients by giving them a sense of support, inclusiveness, safety and acceptance to overcome struggles with depression and other mental health issues so they may live healthier and happier lives."

To schedule with Marcella call (530) 544-1748 or contact us


Charlotte Santos

ASW #95960

 Charlotte is dedicated to constantly growing as a clinician and providing evidence-based therapies to help her clients achieve positive results.  Charlotte’s dedication to being the best therapist she can be, in combination with her historical experience of working with active duty military and veterans at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Maryland, has led her to follow the certification path of EMDR, a highly specific evidence-based form of therapy for PTSD and complex trauma.  

Charlotte works great with motivated young adults and men experiencing anger and past trauma.  Charlotte also has expertise in working with clients who struggle with disordered eating and/or substance use.  Charlotte’s positive energy and commitment to helping heal her clients leads her clients to feel cared for, important, to find peace, and to have improved communication and emotion regulation skills which leads to happier, healthier lives.  

"I am committed to individualizing treatment while creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for my clients."

To schedule with Charlotte call (530) 544-1748 or contact us


Aimie Sutton


Aimie has over 14 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in school-based programs, clinical, and community-based settings. Aimie’s expertise is working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges providing therapeutic services to clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, teen issues, grief, stress management, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and relationship conflict.

“My practice is LGBTQIA+ affirming, comfortable, approachable, and fun. I believe collaboration and being an active participant in your treatment is necessary to embrace your power throughout the therapy process. I want to help you feel confident and supported while also encouraging positive change to create a happy and fulfilling life.”

To schedule with Aimie call (530) 544-1748 or contact us

Taylor Wasko

Taylor Wasko


We are excited to have the newest member of our team, Taylor, join us as of December of 2021!

Taylor is a compassionate, warm and dedicated therapist who has experience working with children ages 5 and older, adolescents, parents and families at various settings including Rady’s Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic in San Diego.

Taylor has experience working with a variety of clientele, including those presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ODD, difficulty adjusting to life circumstances and substance use.

To schedule with Taylor call (530) 544-1748 or contact us

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2100 Eloise Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(530) 544-1748


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