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Darla Lynn Gale, MA, LMFT
Founder, Executive Director

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  (#92413)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Repro
cessing (EMDR) Trained Therapist
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Imago Trained Couples Therapist

Darla sees clients in her own private practice.  She has a deep desire to provide healing to those who are hurting, to give each individual the resources for positive change, and to help them gain insight and understanding into the world; resulting in a brighter tomorrow. She holds to the belief that you cannot change the past, but you can be strengthened by it. One of her favorite quotes is 'It's okay to look back into the past, just don't stare." Darla graduated from Brandman University and has a Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has also completed the "Faith in Crisis Academy" with a specialized focus on trauma. She has experience working with individuals, adolescents, and children bound by anxiety, depression, obsession compulsion, ADHD, anger, addiction, grief, and codependent behaviors. In addition, she works with couples who are experiencing difficulties with conflict, communication, and unhealthy relational patterns. Darla's therapeutic approach is creative and engaging, as she combines spiritual, mindful, cognitive, and behavioral principles in her process. Darla believes the client-therapist relationship is of the utmost importance and her goal is to lead individuals on a personal journey of awareness while providing them with hope, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, kayaking, fishing, boating and road trips with her husband.  


Madison Erickson

Marriage and Family Therapist #112912
Supervised by Darla Gale, LMFT #92413

Madison is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee. She feels honored to work with adolescents, adults/children and couples from all walks of life. Madison's strengths come from her belief in the therapy process and her ability to show compassion and connect with her clients. She specializes in Christian Counseling but is open to people with all different religious and cultural backgrounds. Madison believes in the power of change and growth within a client to succeed in therapy and meet client's individual goals. She is knowledgeable in a variety of theories, but she caters to what each individual needs to succeed and grow in counseling. Madison likes to focus on clients with anxiety, depression, divorce and families. Through her use of Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Brainspotting; Madison likes to find the root of the issue or trauma and create a road map on how to overcome that battle and find the right path to mental health and spiritual wellness. Madison believes in providing empathetic and compassionate counseling through listening and working together to find a change. 

Madison's educational background includes a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from William Jessup University. She has completed her Master's Degree in Christian Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She looks forward to working with you or your family. Her availability is weekdays (afternoons & evenings). 


Macie Litchfield
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Supervised by Darla Gale, LMFT #92413

Macie Litchfield is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee and will complete her degree in May of 2020 at Western Seminary University. She believes fully in creating a safe space for any individual to feel supported as well as comfortable in sharing their struggles, pain, along with their joy. Through a trusting and committed therapeutic relationship she hopes to walk together with her clients to help build up their strengths and help them reach their goals. She has a Christian Counseling background yet is open to all religious and cultural differences leaning on the process of therapy to help guide the individual towards personal success. Macie works with a holistic and person centered approach seeing clients as a whole-being including their physical, mental, and emotional health along with helping the client take an active role in his or her treatment. Within sessions her hopes are to break down problematic issues and rebuild them step by step to return to a more complete and stronger self. 

Through having four siblings adopted through the Foster Care system she has experience with the numerous trials and changes that come with this process along with some of the trauma related issues that take place within the family unit and individuals. Her compassion for her community around her has lead to working with children and families for over a decade and leaning in to those around her desperately seeking someone to come alongside them and listen.


Heather Moore

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Supervised by Darla Gale, LMFT #92413

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

 –Carl Jung

Heather Moore is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee who believes that you have the ability to rise from the ashes of your past and soar into the possibilities of your future. The pains, difficulties and struggles that you experience do not have to become your identity. You are a being of infinite possibilities. Heather’s goal is to help you shed the heaviness that holds you down and help you find more positive ways to navigate life. Heather considers herself to be a holistic integrationist in her approach with clients because she believes there are nuggets of goodness in all approaches and together with you, Heather wants to personalize and tailor your sessions to fit your specific needs. Heather believes that you are not only a result of your environment, but your environment is a reflection of how you hold your thoughts, schemas and feelings. It is by giving yourself permission to look at the more difficult aspects of your life that allow you to move through the pain and into a more abundant and joyous experience; by changing your perspective of your life, you can change your reality.

Heather considers herself to be a person-centered therapist and is empathetic, patient, authentic, non-judgmental and understanding of the need for a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. She believes her role is to help you acquire tools and skills that will help you learn to problem solve life outside her office. Heather is in her last year of her Master’s in Counseling Psychology program at William Jessup University and feels comfortable working with people from all walks of life, ages, cultures, religions and life problems. Heather looks forward to helping you reach for your dreams and make the most out of your life.


Hannah Pettee

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Supervised by Darla Gale, LMFT #92413

Hannah Pettee, is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee and will complete her M.A. Counseling degree at Western Seminary in December 2018. Time moves really fast in today’s world with social media, academic expectations, and family challenges creating a constant pressure and it is difficult to find a place of peace and belonging. Together she will work on discovering your individual strengths, helping you overcome overwhelming obstacles. With targeted coaching, Hannah can help you create a sense of direction through your current challenges. Her priority is for you to feel secure in the therapeutic relationship that she will develop together and for you to leave our therapy sessions with the ability and confidence to reach your full potential. Together we will build a tool kit of resources, and learning and coping skills that will help you learn to regulate your emotions when times become overwhelming. Your life experiences and your unique story matter in building these skills. Hannah would love to walk alongside you in your unique journey of life, working with you to find healing, peace and a deep sense of belonging.  

Peter Wong, M.A.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #93857
Supervised by Darla Gale, LMFT #92413

Peter is passionate about helping people who are suffering and hurting. The life that we live can be difficult, confusing, frustrating, and hard. We all struggle with things in life, and we have goals we want to achieve that may help with the struggles. Many times, as human beings we tend to focus more on the struggles rather than the goals. His goal as a therapist is to work alongside you to provide the support and/or guidance needed to walk you through life’s journey in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Peter has experience working in an adult psychiatric health facility, River Oaks Center for Children, Christian and non – Christian counseling agencies. Peter has worked with individuals, teens, children, couples, and families in crisis, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, grief, depression and other stressors life may bring. Peter also has training in IMAGO therapy and a certified Prepare Enrich facilitator.

Peter has completed his Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary in 2016.

Lindsay Glass
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Supervised by Darla Gale, LMFT #92413

Lindsay is passionate about being a guide to help others find wholeness and strength within themselves. She believes therapy is a journey for the client to discover more about themselves and she feels it is an honor to walk with people on their path to healing and happiness. Her warm, nonjudgmental approach creates a safe space for inner growth and introspection.

Lindsay is pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and has volunteered for Sutter Hospice as well as Sutter’s Children’s Bereavement Art Group. Through the Children’s Bereavement Art Group, she has worked with many children and their families going through the loss of a loved one, and has helped guide children to express their grief through art.

In her spare time, Lindsay loves hiking, paddle boarding, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.

“Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakens” – Carl Jung


Kara Walsh
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist AMFT #94962
Professional Clinical Counselor Intern #3228
Supervised By Darla Gale, LMFT #92413


"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together" - James Cash Penney

Kara has a passion for being a pillar of support for those in need, whether grief work, anxiety, or looking to change your outlook in life, Kara looks forward to guiding you through the process. When we experience a life stressor, things begin to unravel. Kara is a firm believer in repairing the mind, body, and soul in response to life's curveballs.

Kara has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary's College of California. She is versed in family systems, and treatment of children, ranging from working with teens and addiction, teens in the judicial system, children's grief work, divorce, and other familial and children's needs. Kara has also taught anger management classes, parenting classes, and self-esteem for teens. She is also available for stress/anxiety, depression, codependency, grief/loss, abuse, self esteem, substance abuse/use, and postraumatic stress/trauma.


 Alice Rodriguez

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #6094

Certified in Brainspotting


Alice would like to help you identify and heal from issues past and present that prevent you from living your best life (including trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, codependency, grief/loss, abuse, self-esteem, and substance abuse/use).  In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),  Alice is trained in other modalities such as Brainspotting (Certification in Brainspotting) and Imago.

Alice strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can heal, recognize your strengths, and rebuild relationships.   Alice is committed to walking along side you as you rediscover your truth and resilience and spark joy in your life.

Alice has worked with veterans affected by substance use, mental illness and homelessness and worked with incarcerated women at Folsom Women’s Facility.  

Alice wants to help clients to gain a better understanding of themselves, but with a desire to learn new skills and tools that they can use in their daily lives—Alice wants to connect you to what matters most. 

Alice has a Bachelor's degree from University of California, Davis and a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, Sacramento.   Alice is passionate about working with people of all ages, genders, social and cultural backgrounds. With empathy and understanding, Alice will work with you to accomplish your individual therapy goals.  Alice is currently accepting new clients.


Rebecca Garbi
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist AMFT #81995
Professional Clinical Counselor-Intern PCCI #1540
Supervised by Darla Gale, LMFT #92413

Rebecca is committed to helping people heal and find wholeness in body, mind and spirit. She is an attentive listener who seeks to improve the quality of life of those she counsels by working  with them to achieve their goals. Rebecca received her Masters of Science in Counselor Education from California State University, Sacramento and has extensive training in Attachment-Based Family Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Furthermore, she has run anger management and social skills groups for at-risk youth in Placer County schools.


Rebecca uses her education and insight to help guide those who are suffering identify alternative solutions to their conflicts. She enables clients to reclaim their future by resolving their current situations and overcoming the challenges of their past. This helps those she works with find their potential so they can face life's stressors and enjoy greater serenity, motivation and personal fulfillment. Her own values of creativity, warm acceptance and service to others inspire her to help clients see the answers within themselves and learn the skills they need to sail through any storm.

 “The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.” ~ Swedish Proverb










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