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.

Dr. Kelly Kazmierski received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in Child and Family Psychology. She completed her clinical internship at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, with an emphasis in Health Services Psychology. Dr. Kazmierski is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Irvine. She has received NSF and NIH funding to study how secure parent-child and romantic attachment relationships promote health and well-being in the face of stressors.

Dr. Kazmierski's clinical work also focuses on fostering strong relationships and promoting resilience for individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Kazmierski uses cognitive-behavioral (CBT), acceptance and commitment (ACT), dialectical-behavioral (DBT) and trauma-focused therapies (e.g., CPT) to help adults and adolescents change their relationship with painful emotions, build new skills for facing stressors, and lead more fulfilling lives. Her work with couples, children, and families utilizes evidence-based approaches (e.g., Family Systems, Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Integrative-Behavioral) to interrupt destructive patterns and promote attuned connections. Dr. Kazmierski believes that a strong therapy relationship fosters a client's own perspective, courage, and wisdom to not only solve problems but also build a more meaningful and connected life.

Carolyn Suttle completed her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego. Prior to her graduate work in psychology, Carolyn worked in the technology industry for several years. Carolyn’s clinical work has been focused on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and maternal mental health concerns, specifically working with pregnant and postpartum women and their families to ensure a strong, healthy bond with their new baby and a successful transition to parenthood. Carolyn also works at UCSD Reproductive Medicine, in a collaborative care perinatology office where physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, mid-wives, nurses and doulas work as a team to provide the best care possible for pregnant and postpartum women and their families. She has completed the Maternal Mental Health Certificate course offered by PSI and 2020 Mom, and has received training in EMDR; additionally, she teaches “How to Survive the First 6 Weeks” and has run groups in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In private practice, she sees individuals, couples and families faced with life transitions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Carolyn uses a Family Systems holistic approach and relies evidence-based practices in her work, crafting a therapeutic approach tailored carefully for each individual, couple or family she sees. She provides an empathic, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive environment for clients to discover and develop their internal strengths to cope with life’s stressors. She views her work in therapy as a privilege to be with clients during life’s most challenging times.

 
 

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