Joined LPG in 2015; licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1987, Ken has provided individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults in outpatient, academic, residential, medical clinic, hospital, and correctional facilities since 1979. Ken also has taught, trained, and supervised clinicians, provided testimony before State of California legislative committees addressing needs of runaway children and their families, and provided education and training to multiple governmental bodies and community organizations as well as to the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration.
Clients and colleagues describe Ken as, “…kind and caring… gentle and thoughtful… calm, supportive, and attentive…”
Treatment Philosophy: One often enters therapy to relieve emotional suffering that has existed for several years and had painful impact upon one’s life. Sometimes therapy begins under duress, at the direction and control of family, a spouse, an employer, or a court. Whatever the impetus, therapy is a journey of telling of one’s story, discovery, healing, and setting and achieving therapeutic goals. The therapist’s role is to assist, to walk along side, not direct or lead, a client through his or her journey to achieve their desired goals.
Treatment Approach: Ken employs Client-centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, Insight, Interpersonal, and Family Systems therapies often coupled with client-appropriate psycho-education that may include biographies/novels, workbooks, and movies.
Specialties: Anxiety, depression, and mood disorders; domestic violence; trauma and abuse related disorders;womens' issues; life-stages and transitions; interpersonal issues; communication issues; family conflict; couples issues, including pre-marital and divorce; parenting issues; stress related issues; adjustment disorders
Julie McBride is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. Julie uses Cognitive/Behavioral, Family Systems, Interpersonal, and Mindfulness approaches to support her clients in becoming empowered to overcome their obstacles and live more authentic, purposeful, and healthy lives. She has experience in both individual and group settings, and works with clients from ages 3-103. Julie is also certified in Equine Assisted Therapy, which reflects her belief that there are many different ways in therapy to overcome obstacles, but the cornerstone is a trusting relationship with the therapist.
Specialties: A licensed marriage and family therapist. Her practice includes mood and personality disorders, anxiety disorders, Marriage/Family/Relationship issues, life stages and transitions, women's issues, self-concept and esteem issues.
Eloisa Joined LPG in 2016. She has 18 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and adults. She is bilingual, providing services in English and Spanish and has experience working with diverse populations and is sensitive to concerns related to spirituality, culture, sexuality and gender.
Eloisa believes in tailoring her therapeutic approach to the specific needs of her client, drawing from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems, and Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches. She views her role as therapist as meeting the client wherever they are with their issues and then supporting them along the path towards well being.
Specialties: Her particular areas of interest include: trauma, academic or career related concerns, depression, anxiety, significant illness and/or chronic health issues, identity development and sexual orientation, and relationship
Dr. Bohnel is a licensed psychologist who provides individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, and psychological assessment for those 12 years old and over. She draws from a variety of theoretical perspectives including relational, cognitive behavioral, existential, and developmental. Dr. Bohnel works collaboratively and creatively with her clients in developing a therapeutic course most effective for each client's unique situation.
Specialties include: Anxiety Issues, Abuse Issues, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Bipolar Issues, Chronic Illness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Infertility Issues, Depression, Marital Therapy, Men's Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Women's Issues.
Dr. Muha’s approach to therapy is collaborative, integrative and holistic with the specific concerns and needs of each client guiding the work they do together. Prior to joining Linder Psychiatric, Dr. Muha was the Center Mental Health Consultant for the Sacramento Job Corps Center where she was director of mental health services and supervised doctoral students. She also has experience providing mental health services in private practice, at a community counseling center and in college counseling centers.
Dr. Muha’s holistic approach to treatment takes in to account both mind and body. Therefore, in addition to being a Clinical Psychologist, she is also a Certified Personal Trainer with Senior Fitness and Fitness Nutrition Specializations. These certifications give Dr. Muha a greater scope of practice to provide clients with information on fitness and nutrition.
Dr. Carr chaired the Psychology Section of the Department of Psychiatry at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina before transitioning his clinical practice to California.
He has maintained active outpatient clinical practice schedules as a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
He practiced in New York City for ten years and he coordinated the Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program at The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut where he maintained staff privileges in the Department of Psychiatry. Assessment and treatment roles were sustained within the Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living Program for professionals in need of supportive treatment.
He is a member of the American Psychological Association and National Register of Health Service Psychologists who has completed frequent education and training in psychotherapy methods, psychological testing, and behavioral health. He has presented specialty treatment methods to professionals at psychotherapy and behavioral health conferences.