Clinical Affiliates

Clinical Affiliates provide linkage, networking, mutual support and various services to our communities. Affiliates are experienced practitioners and leaders in our communities from various professions who recognize the Community Healing Centers’ contribution to our community and with whom we have established relationships as we all work to serve our communities.

Pamela Ashkenazy, Ph.D., LMFT
Private Practice Psychotherapist
Trained at Community Healing Centers
Office in Corte Madera, CA

Cathy Della Valle, LMFT
Private Practice Psychotherapist
Trained at Community Healing Centers
Office in Novato, CA

Catherine Lucey, LMFT
Psychotherapy and Groups
Offices in Mill Valley, CA

Ginny Patton Matchette, LMFT
Ms. Matchette received her MA in psychology (body-oriented family therapy) from CIIS in San Francisco. Throughout her career she has worked extensively with: individuals in recovery from addictions/dependencies; people undergoing difficult life transitions; couples/families with relationship issues; and adults dealing with issues arising from past trauma and abuse. Ms. Matchette is currently director of Essential Therapy Center located in Vallejo. She also has a thriving music therapy practice in the San Francisco bay area, working therapeutically with home- and facility-bound elderly clients, using vocal and instrumental music as the primary modality.

Sharon Mijares, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist in Costa Rica; author and university instructor
Trained in Self Relations psychotherapy and Ericksonian hypnotherapy. 
Uses an integrative, psychospiritual approach that includes the relationship of mind and body with spiritual development.

Sarah Mullin, Ph.D.
Licensed clinical psychologist with office in Berkeley, CA.
Dr. Sarah Mullin, licensed clinical psychologist (PSY #26139), practices therapy with a humanistic approach that appreciates each client’s innate drive to be psychologically healthy and self-aware. She also uses cognitive behavioral techniques that can help each client discover potential areas of maladaptive thinking and/or behavior patterns in order to reduce symptoms and realign the client with his or her life and self goals.
Sarah received her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California and her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto.
Her special interests include working with clients who demonstrate symptoms of depressive or anxiety/OCD disorders, working with couples and families to promote healthy and clear communication, helping clients explore their life purpose and life direction and also promoting one’s self-esteem and self-confidence, especially for young women.
Sarah has had extensive training in graduate school regarding a variety of spiritual traditions and brings to therapy an open-minded approach regarding the client’s background and life story. Sarah also holds a second-degree black belt in the martial art, Aikido.  

Boe Elizabeth Roberts, LMFT
Psychotherapist in private practice in Mill Valley
Boe Elizabeth Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist ( #MFC80109) who specializes in counseling children and young adults.  Ms. Roberts studied Professional Psychology at John F. Kennedy University where she earned a Masters Degree emphasizing Expressive Art Therapy.  She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she focused on ‘at risk’ youth and their relationship within their community.
Ms. Roberts has extensive experience with young children, teens and their families. She has spent years focusing on work with young people whose backgrounds include divorce, foster care or adoption, drug and alcohol addiction, and deep familial patterns of mental health disorders.  She completed important training hours under the expert supervision of Community Healing Centers’ clinicians.
Ms. Roberts works diligently, creatively, and sensitively to meet the needs of her clients and help them make lasting positive changes.  She is passionate about enhancing her clients emotional health, and strengthening their personal awareness.

Tamra Sattler, LMFT
Private Practice Psychotherapist
Trained at Community Healing Centers
Office in Boulder, Colorado

Nandini Sodera, MA, LMFT
Private Practice in San Francisco
Works with individuals, couples, families and groups. The principal of her work is connecting the conscious to the unconscious with kindness, warmth and humor.

Vanessa Vertin, Ph.D., LMFT
Private Practice, Marina district in San Francisco
CLEAR Center of Health, Mill Valley
Specializes in relationship dynamics and holistic, integrative mental health. Works with individuals, couples, and families.

CHC Honorary Advisory Board

Nahid Angha, Ph.D. 
Co-Founder of International Association of Sufism,

Founder of Sufi Women Organization, Executive Editor of Sufism Journal, author and a Sufi Master.

Kavoos Ghane Bassiri, LMFT, CGP
President and CEO, Richmond Area Multi Services, Inc. (RAMS). Faculty member UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Private Practice psychotherapist and consultant.

Leslie Davenport, M.S., LMFT
Institute for Health and Healing, California Pacific Medical Center, Founding Director of the Marin General Hospital Humanities Program.

Robert Frager, Ph.D.
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Founding President, Professor, and Director of the Spiritual Guidance Program. Transpersonal psychologist, consultant, educator, author, Aikido instructor, and a spiritual teacher in the Sufi tradition.

Tony Roffers, Ph.D.
Private Practice psychotherapist, professional trainer and consultant.

Bahman A.K. Shirazi, Ph.D.
California Institute of Integral Studies and Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Faculty member and author.

Huston Smith, Ph.D.
Internationally acclaimed scholar, author, and Professor Emeritus of World Religions.

Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.
Private Practice psychotherapist, World-renowned author and instructor, Alaya Institute faculty member.