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Grief Support Groups Serving West Los Angeles, Encino and Agoura Hills

Jo Christner, Psy.D.

Jo Christner, Psy.D was elected Executive Director of HOPE Connection in November 2012. With over 28 years of experience in private practice and working as a HOPE therapist, Dr. Christner has extensive experience working with a variety of individuals and…

Susan Rowen, M.A., MFT

Susan Rowen received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 1974 and was licensed in 1975. Her orientation is Cognitive Behavior with an emphasis on individuals experiencing major life changes, life transitions, and stress management…

Evelyn Pechter, Psy.D.

Dr. Pechter has private practice offices in West Los Angeles and Encino, where she specializes in adult life changes including grief/loss, trauma, relationships, and anxiety, integrating her knowledge of cognitive/mindfulness, and psychodynamic theories.  Dr. Pechter is a Board member and…

Martha Carr

Martha Carr, Psy.D. LMFT

Martha received her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena in 1991 and has been licensed since 1993. She went on to earn a post-graduate Certificate in Family Therapy from Southern California…

Lori Oberman, M.A., MFT

Lori earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Philips Graduate Institute; she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UCLA. Lori began her career working in a domestic violence clinic.  She then worked in LAUSD and LVUSD assisting students with complex…

Carolyn Warren, MFT

Carolyn graduated from UCLA and received her Master of Science degree in Counseling – Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University Northridge. Carolyn was licensed in 2010, and has worked as a grief therapist since licensure. Working at Roze…

Channie Amato, M.A., MFT, AT

Life can present with challenges, obstacles or barriers that can throw you off your course. Slowing down, looking within, building coping skills and having a safe place to explore your feelings, thoughts and emotions will help guide you back on…

Dr. Shiela Newton

Sheila Newton, Ph.D., MFT

Wanting to support those infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS virus, Dr. Sheila Newton began her career as a mental health professional consulting for various non-profit AIDS organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Dr. Newton maintains a private practice in which…

Jamie Merrill, LMFT

Jamie Merrill, LMFT is in private practice is Westlake Village.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA, and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology – Marriage and Family Therapy from USC.  She has been licensed and practicing for…