Our Therapists

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Lindsay Simon: Clinical Director and Supervisor

LMFT # 51979  |  lindsaysimon.com | Gottman Referral Network

 I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been helping clients heal and grow for over 12 years.  My training at UCSD Family Medical Center in a Collaborative Care Center allowed me the unique experience of working collaboratively with medical and behavioral health practitioners; I learned the most up to date, evidence-based treatments for clients, and 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.

I am trained in and implement Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (mCBT) , Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy- informed treatment, and I use the Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples. I work with individuals, couples, and families, and I treat a variety of problems ranging from panic disorder, bipolar, depression, anxiety, OCD, marital relationship issues, life transition issues, grief and loss, adult ADHD to anger management.

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

A Balanced Life Lake Tahoe | South Lake Tahoe CA | Therapy & Counseling

Marianna Randolph

LCSW #24256

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University, with a concentration in Health and Aging. Before moving to South Lake Tahoe, I had over ten years of experience working in San Diego with adults and older adults in both community, group practice, and hospital settings. I work with individuals who are looking to respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills while promoting self-care. I specialize in depression, anxiety, panic disorder, life transitions, chronic pain and health conditions, aging, family caregiving, adult ADD/ADHD, and grief and loss.

I take 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, I work together with you to reach your goals and address your current concerns. I view therapy as a unique working relationship between the client and the therapist.

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Tiffany Machia

AMFT #110842
Supervised by Lindsay Simon, Clinical Directory & LMFT
Supervised by Karen Joaquin, LMFT

I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. I completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology from California State University at Fullerton. My clinical experience includes the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of mental health disorders and conditions, including depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma, behavioral issues, family conflict, and parental guidance. I utilize a variety of evidence-based interventions in working with youth, adults, couples and families, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy, and parental skills training. I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

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Anna Lee

AMFT #114395

I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and completed a Master's of Science in Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Chico. My practice is humanistic, and I utilize a strengths-based approach rooted in non-judgment to support people of all ages, cultures, and identities. Whether I am providing individual, group, family or couples counseling, I tune in deeply to each person's unique needs, circumstances and experiences. Through integrating elements from Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, The Gottman Method, and Narrative Therapy, I will support you as you work toward your therapeutic goals to build a more resilient, satisfying, and fulfilling life.

A Balanced Life Lake Tahoe | South Lake Tahoe CA | Therapy & Counseling

Erin Kelly

LMFT #45628

I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, and obtained a certificate in Art Therapy at College of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA. I have over 20 years of experience providing individual, family and group therapy using art, play and talk therapy. I have 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, I have experience in a variety of work environments including Adult Psychiatric Emergency Services, residential treatment and field based services.

I am familiar with 12 step recovery and can provide effective treatment for dually diagnosed clients. When necessary, I work collaboratively with other providers such as Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatrists and other clinicians. I use a psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic approach that will effectively meet each clients’ needs. I also have training in meditation and yoga. I strive to create an environment that is warm, welcoming and safe.

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Marcella Araiza

LMFT #111395 | Bilingual in Spanish

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I provide therapy for adults, adolescents, young children, at-risk youth, and families. My experience includes diagnosis, risk assessments and crisis counseling. I also have treated major depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar, anxiety, panic attacks, self-harm, trauma, dual diagnoses, and substance abuse. I have experience facilitating anger management, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), substance abuse and process groups. The approaches that I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I also provide therapy in the Lake Tahoe school district (school based programs) as well to youth at the Juvenile Treatment Center.

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Miranda Young

APCC #2574

I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and received my MA in Counseling Psychology form the University of San Francisco in 2015 with an emphasis in School Counseling (PPS). I have a wide variety of experience such as at-risk youth, the LGBTQIA community, anxiety, depression, trauma (acute, chronic, or complex), relationships, dating, sexuality, gender, and grief/loss. I put an emphasis on the working relationship between client and clinician, which allows me to have a warm, interactive, strength-based and client-centered approach using a variety of modalities. In my work with youth, I also gained experience and insight into the patterns we fall into as children/young adults (based on a multitude of events or traumas in our lives) and how these can later have an effect on our adult selves. I believe that bringing awareness to these patterns and unpacking their origins can be incredibly helpful.

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Charlotte Santos

ASW #95960

I am a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Originally from the East Coast, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Social Work at Monmouth University and my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work at George Mason University while completing my MSW fieldwork at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center working with the military community. My clinical experience includes assessment, diagnosis, providing psychodynamic, trauma informed, solution-focused, and strength-based care to my clients while using a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities. My professional experience includes working with clients with a history of depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, addiction, substance use, and more. I am committed to individualizing treatment while creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for my clients.