OUR TEAM

Dr. Jessica Borelli completed her Ph.D. In Psychology at Yale University and her clinical internship at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, with a specialization in child and family psychotherapy. After completing an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at University of Arizona, Dr. Borelli began a faculty position at Pomona College and started a small private practice. Her practice grew in Claremont to the point where she was supervising multiple therapists, consulting with treatment programs and other clinicians, and lecturing in her areas of expertise. Dr. Borelli utilizes evidenced-based approaches in her work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples/families, most often drawing upon techniques originating in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (including exposure-based therapies), Emotion-Focused Therapy, and attachment-based approaches to therapy (including those involving mentalization). She specializes in working with individuals with anxiety, trauma, eating/weight, or relationship issues, and adopts an individualized, culturally sensitive approach with all of her clients. Dr. Borelli views therapy as an opportunity for the client to share, to learn, and to grow through a close connection.

Dr. David Kyle Bond (Kyle) completed his PhD in Positive Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University and also holds an MEdT (Master of Education in Teaching) from the University of Hawai’i. Prior to his graduate work in psychology, he taught intermediate English for three years through Teach For America; in graduate school, he served as the Clinical Director of a research lab at Pomona College, taught classes at Harvey Mudd College and Cal State Fullerton, and has worked with individuals in all developmental stages of life. In pursuing clinical work and receiving extensive therapy training at two private practices in Claremont, he has specialized in working with adolescents, parents, and adults, providing individual and group therapy with an underlying foundation in attachment theory. He utilizes evidence-based practices in his work, blending techniques found in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Systems Theory, and best practices informed by the latest attachment research. He specializes in working through depression, anxiety, relationship issues, teenage developmental issues, and trauma—and enjoys seeing his clients move through obstacles, no matter how large, towards clarity, agency, and greater success in whichever areas are most important to them. He sees therapy as the best gift one can provide oneself, or to one’s child, and he is passionate about making sure each person he’s lucky enough to work with feels supported, heard, understood, and able to grow.

Gerin Gaskin holds her M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University and her board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA). Before joining emPATH, she worked with adults and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for almost 10 years and was the Associate Clinical Director at the Claremont Autism Center, where she provided case supervision, one-on-one behavioral therapy, parent training, and group therapy. She has also tutored undergraduate and graduate students and previously taught at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Currently, she is the study coordinator at the THRIVE Lab (University of California, Irvine) and volunteers for her nonprofit, See Beneath, Inc. She specializes in working with children, young adults, parents, and families with anxiety and uses evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mentalization-Based Treatment, and Family Systems Therapy, and has received additional training in Emotion-Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Behavior Analysts. She specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions. Gerin views the therapeutic process as an opportunity to connect, collaborate, and grow.

Dr. Adrianna Holness earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University with a professional concentration in health psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Walla Walla/Spokane Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers and received specialized training in evidenced-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders at the Albuquerque VA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Dr. Holness provides research-informed, individualized therapy. Her clinical specialties include treating individuals with issues around trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, relationships, spirituality, eating/weight, and substance overuse. Dr. Holness has extensive training working with adults, adolescents, and groups in both outpatient and residential hospital settings. She utilizes evidenced-based treatment including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT). Dr. Holness views clients as co-creators in the development of treatment goals, and will work alongside you to increase emotional awareness, challenge difficult interpersonal patterns, and increase movement toward a value-driven life.

 
 

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