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Dr. Soseh Esmaeili – Licensed Psychologist / Supervisor / CEO
Dr. Soseh Esmaeili obtained her Masters and Doctorate in clinical psychology from CSPP- San Francisco. She holds a license to practice in good standing in both California and in Nevada. Dr. Soseh Esmaeili has had extensive experience in working with children, teens, and adults in many different settings including school-based work/therapy, outpatient clinical settings, community mental health, inpatient clinical settings, and in private practice. Dr. Soseh has training in DBT informed Skills (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Mindfulness informed skills, PCIT informed skills (Parent Child Interactive Therapy), Family systems family work and trauma informed therapy and utilizes these approaches and skills in her work as needed. Her post-doctoral residency was a 2-year program at Reiss Davis Child Study Center where she obtained clinical practice and didactic training in working with trauma, children, and families. She has also had extensive training and clinical practice in play therapy, sand tray work, and trauma work with adult population. In 2016, Dr. Soseh established Reflections Therapy to not only provide a safe, empathic, and therapeutic mental health practice, but to also begin a training facility for pre and post level doctoral students. Dr. Soseh also published her first children’s book The Adventures of Smoosi in 2016. It is available for purchase in our office and on Amazon for just $9.99.
Dr. Soseh is also fluent in Armenian and can provide treatment in Armenian.
Dr. Christopher Shewbarran, Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Christopher Shewbarran is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Nevada and a graduate of the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area, where he completed a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) specialized in Clinical Psychology. He has had the privilege and opportunity to work with many diverse populations throughout his career thus far, including children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, and family therapy settings, experiencing various symptoms and stressors. While his therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence based practices, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and exposure therapy, Dr. Shewbarran is open to utilizing many different therapeutic practices, approaches, and techniques that may be beneficial to the clients and families he works with and serves.
Dr. Shewbarran also has many interests, including being an avid sports fan of his hometown teams in Tampa, Florida, which include the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tampa Bay Rays, and since residing in the Las Vegas area, the Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Raiders.
Dr. Vanessa Ma, Post-Doctoral Resident
Dr. Vanessa Ma graduated from Palo Alto University (PAU), where she completed a Doctorate of Psychology (Ph.D) in Clinical Psychology. She also holds two Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from PAU and Columbia University. She is passionate about working with individuals from multicultural and diverse backgrounds, and tailoring evidence-based treatment to appropriately match patient characteristics. Her clinical training includes all age ranges (children, teens, adults, and older adults) in various treatment settings, such as outpatient community-based clinics, college counseling, Veterans Administration (VA) residential clinics, and inpatient psychiatric and forensic hospitals. Dr. Ma’s research experiences explore trauma and resilience, coping among immigrant survivors of torture, loss and prolonged grief, geriatric functioning, and aging out of the foster care system. She is certified in Primary Care Mental Health Integration Competency and Facial Action Coding System. Through her training, she developed an in-depth understanding of how individuals are able to construct meaningful narratives from distressing life experiences that shape the process of recovery.
Dr. Desiree Misanko began her education at the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned a Bachelors in Psychology with a Minor in Addiction Treatment. She then completed her Masters and Doctorate in clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Misanko has extensive training with diverse populations in outpatient clinical settings, community focused mental health and pastoral counseling. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults through individual, couple, group and family therapy. Dr. Misanko incorporates a collaborative dynamic that recognizes no single approach to the healing process is right for every individual, and as such she is trained in a range of modalities, including psychodynamic, relational, and client centered therapy. She has worked with a variety of symptoms and mental health concerns, with specific background in grief, trauma, and work with Third Culture Kids and Adults, such as those raised in military families, on missionary assignments and in the foreign service. She has presented on the use of Geek Culture in Clinical Practice and continues to incorporate these interventions in her practice. Dr. Misanko’s passion is in helping the healing process through a mutual therapeutic alliance. One that offers support towards finding, and strengthening a healthy perception of self, while accomplishing the goals each individual sets as they work towards feelings of peacefulness, wholeness and safety in their lives.
Dr. David Robinson, Post-Doctoral Resident
Dr. David Robinson is a graduate of the Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University, where he completed a Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology. He has extensive experience working with a variety of populations and treatment settings from community mental health clinics to private practices. Dr. David completed his internship at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he received additional training and experience in sport psychology. His clinical approach is grounded in psychodynamic principles with special attention given to the importance of the therapeutic relationship.