Meet the Corazón Team

Our offerings come from a place of love and justice knowing that healing only takes place when we address the whole person and their environment. Our culturally centered, trauma informed model serves as the basis of all our services offered at Corazon Counseling.

Our combined team specialties and expertise include working with Pregnant and Postpartum families, POC, Queer/Trans parents and youth, birth workers, first generation college students, couples, social justice activist/community organizers and the Spanish speaking immigrant community.

Corazón Counseling Clinicians

EMILIA ORTEGA-JARA

LCSW, PMH-C, Founder & Clinical Director
MEET EMILIA

My holistic approach to healing addresses the whole person mind, body, heart, and spirit. I offer a safe space to grieve, feel, and heal. My therapeutic work incorporates various traditional indigenous wisdom, and eastern wellness teachings along with evidence based psychotherapy techniques such as CBT and EMDR. In addition, I bring a social justice framework into my healing practice addressing the historical trauma many have experienced due to the social, cultural, and political inequalities that to this day continue to negatively affect the mental and emotional wellness of families and communities.

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Priscilla Rodriguez

PRISCILLA RODRIGUEZ

MSW
MEET PRISCILLA

I received my MSW degree from California State University San Bernardino with my specialization being in mental health. I have previous experience working with children and adults in different settings on issues regarding mental health. Taking care of your mental health is extremely important, and I believe everyone should have access to mental health services. Sometimes we may need a little help, and that is okay! I am bilingual in Spanish and English, and offer services in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner for individuals and families in the Inland Empire.

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Maru Serricchio

MARU SERRICCHIO

LMFT
MEET MARU

I am a licensed marital and family therapist, board certified art therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and growing up in Mexico City, I have a diverse background and use a multi-systemic lens throughout all my professional roles. Currently I am focused on my PhD in International Psychology, with a concentration in Organization and Systems, at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. After working in various community agencies, in Los Angeles and Portland, with children, teenagers and families, in 2013 I began my art therapy private practice.  I worked with couples and families experiencing loss and grief, LGBTQI+, Intimate Partner Violence and immigration issues and dynamics. I use mindfulness in my practice as a way to enhance learning, self-care and guide others to meet their full potential.

EMAIL: maruserricchio.lmft@gmail.com

Veronica San Juan

VERONICA SAN JUAN

LMFT

MEET VERONICA

My name is Veronica San Juan and I believe that everyone we meet is unique and that each of us have a unique story. My approach to therapy is customized and individualized to your unique experiences and values. I strive to integrate the mind, body, and spirit to create a sense of wellbeing, harmony, and quality of life. It will be my honor to walk your journey of growth and healing with you.


My goal as a therapist is to provide the tools and strategies to help my clients heal and move forward in life independently, to assist in identifying what the heart of the issue is, to restore equilibrium and harmony within the family system. I am passionate about working with families and individuals in low socioeconomic and high risk environments. I particularly enjoy helping blended families and resolving relational conflicts.
Since graduating from Brandman University in 2010, I have gained extensive experience in mental health. I specialize in grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, addiction, and anxiety. I am proud to offer my services in Spanish as well.

Contact Veronica directly at veronicasanjuanlmft@gmail.com and/or (951) 289-0092.

CARLOS LAMADRID

LCSW, Director of 4 Winds Cultural Counseling & Wellness Center 

MEET CARLOS

Carlos Lamadrid (Yaqui, Chiricahua Apache, Mexica) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker  with over 16 years of clinical experience. Carlos is most proud of being able to reconnect to his Native American and Indigenous ancestry. Today he follows a cultural way of life and the traditional teachings of the medicine wheel under the guidance of his elders.

Carlos is a White Bison facilitator of the Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps and the Mending Broken Hearts: Native American Grief Recovery Workshop.

4 Winds Cultural Counseling & Wellness Center offers healing centered therapeutic services encompassing the whole person. Emotional, Mental, Physical, and Spiritual symptoms are all part of our human experience. We walk with you on your healing journey. We envision the opportunity to share cultural and spiritual practices with our community members by offering a sacred therapeutic space to go beyond sobriety and recovery and into culturally based healing and wellness.

We currently offer Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling Services in person and with the availability of Telehealth via a secure and confidential online portal.

Sliding Fee Scale is available upon request. Servicios disponibles en Español.

Contact Carlos at (951) 458-6932 or (323) 248-1579 and 4windscounseling@gmail.com

 

 

Midwifery, Doulas, Massage, & Yoga

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ALICIA HUBBELL

Homebirth Midwife
MEET ALICIA

Alicia Hubbell is a Licensed Home birth Midwife who has been serving pregnant and birthing women in various roles for the past 9 years. Her path to becoming a birth worker began when she was 16 years old. Between reading Spiritual Midwifery and assisting with a dear friend’s home birth in 2002 on the island of Kauai she discovered her calling.

In 2011 she began her formal studies at Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery. Concurrently, she trained as an apprentice with multiple Midwives in the San Diego area as well as developing her own practice as a doula. In order to gain as well balanced education as possible, she’s assisted home birth Midwives, hospital births, as well as working in a birth center.

Her practice is informed by the belief when women trust themselves, honor their instincts, and educate themselves about the process they can invariably make their births more natural, safer, and more beautiful as their bodies do what they were meant to do.

Alicia is licensed through the Medical Board of California as a Licensed Midwife and is certified by the North American Registry of Midwives as a Certified Professional Midwife. She is a board member for the California Association of Licensed Midwives and is very active in her community, as well as strives to make a difference for midwives in the state of California.

“Working with the birth process helps me connect to something bigger than myself, a current of wisdom and knowledge that flows from our great-great grandmothers to our great-great grandchildren. Midwifery, as a practice, plugs us into an older knowledge and to the rhythms of our own bodies. I’ve always known I wanted to be around birth and babies; in doing so I feel as though I’ve become part of the sisterhood of women. There’s a sense of euphoria I experience around birth, a feeling like I have tapped into the roots of the earth and at the same time reached into the miracles of heaven. I believe it is an honor to bear witness to the making of a family; that moment where a couple, a supportive group of adults becomes a family with the birth of their baby.” -Alicia Hubbell, LM CPM

Alicia has been serving the Riverside and Inland Empire community since 2016 and is enjoying getting to know the area and the wonderful families that come with it. She is currently taking clients for prenatal, birth and well-woman/person care in Riverside and the surrounding areas!

Learn more by visiting her website.

Vivian Diaz Yoga Teacher

VIVIAN DIAZ

Yoga Teacher / Doula
MEET VIVIAN

I am Vivian Diaz. I am a Full Spectrum Doula, Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness & Meditation Guide, Reiki Practitioner, and Vaginal Steam Facilitator, serving individuals and families in the Inland Empire. I received a bachelor's in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College and completed my 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in Peru with Paramatma Yoga. I am fascinated by the human mind and body and our ability to learn, create, and evolve. The study and practice of Yoga has transformed my life physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually and continues to bring balance into my life. I believe all individuals have the right to personal autonomy, to feel safe and supported throughout their journey, one breath at a time. I feel honored and excited to have the opportunity of supporting our community in the remembrance of the power within to balance the mind, body, and spirit. I am grateful to be a part of Corazon Counseling to co-create a safe space for all to be and feel, fully supported. I love being part of this team and having the opportunity to create from the heart to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness practices and connect with community for healing and wellness. I am honored to serve our community with compassion y con mucho amor. I am grateful for the knowledge, guidance, and support I receive from my ancestors, teachers, and community who inspire me to continue to dive deeper into this sacred work and remembrance of the power within.

Yasmin Pineda

YASMIN PINEDA

Massage Therapist / Doula
MEET YASMIN

I am a Xicana/Persian birth and postpartum doula, certified through CAPPA. I just recently completed my lactation educator counselor certification and I am passionate about all things birth and mothering.

At Corazón Counseling I will be providing holistic massage therapy and guiding my clients to a better understanding of the mind body connection. I also serve the community through postpartum doula services, providing mothers/birthing persons with emotional and physical support.

Being part of the Corazón Counseling team has brought me great joy knowing I am building with women of color to better our community.

My goal as a certified massage therapist is helping people heal mind, body, and spirit. My training as a therapeutic bodyworker at IPSB Life Energy Institute in Culver City, CA has enabled me to use touch and energy consciously in my healing process.

MEET KATHIE

It is a great privilege to join the efforts Corazon Counseling on behalf of birthing parents in the Inland Empire! I am honored to offer childbirth classes, breastfeeding classes, Birth Story Listening, and a variety of Birthing From Within inspired opportunities at the Tibbets location, new home for Birthing From Within, Inland Empire.

 

Facilitators & Educators

Deidre Coutsoumpos

DEIDRE COUTSOUMPOS

BIRTH EDUCATOR
MEET DEIDRE

Deidre Coutsoumpos, amongst many things, is a training facilitator for Birthing From Within (BFW).  Over the last 13 years, Deidre's passion and drive has expanded from supporting birthing families to mentoring novice doulas and seasoned birth workers, alike, especially, in light of the ongoing crisis with birth inequities. When she isn't teaching prenatal classes or running postpartum support groups, Deidre is exploring nature with her three kiddos, finding mental, emotional and physical flexibility on her yoga mat, or editing or recording her podcast, "The Queen Team". In addition to being a trained birth, postpartum and breastfeeding professional, Deidre holds a bachelor's degree in communication and Spanish studies. 

Kathie Neff Childbirth Educator

KATHIE NEFF

BIRTH EDUCATOR
MEET KATHIE

It is a great privilege to join the efforts Corazon Counseling on behalf of birthing parents in the Inland Empire! I am honored to offer childbirth classes, breastfeeding classes, Birth Story Listening, and a variety of Birthing From Within inspired opportunities at the Tibbets location, new home for Birthing From Within, Inland Empire.

 

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BRENDA MONTAÑO

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
MEET BRENDA

Hello family! I am a Xicana native from California. My ancestors come from what is today Southern California and Jalisco, Mexico. I was raised in the Inland Empire but have deep roots in the Bay Area and Northern California. I am a mama, birth worker, DIY media maker, educator & community organizer. My work is grounded in Xicanisma, environmentalism and grassroots organizing. Feel free to check out my work on Facebook and/or Instagram

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EMMA PARADA

WOMENS CIRCLE FACILITATOR

MEET EMMA

Emma is a Xicana dedicated to women's healing and empowerment. She creates a safe space for women to reclaim their own self love and guerrera spirit for self care.

She is familiar with intergenerational trauma and in healing her own childhood wounds she felt personal liberation. She understands the mother and daughter wound and through healing from it she was able to find compassion for herself and others. Emma recognizes how emotions are stored in our bodies, and understands the body, mind, spirit connection. She is very passionate about creating community for women and knows that when women are seen and heard they heal.

Emma holds women circles and workshops through ceremony and ritual. She is a 200 hr- yoga teacher, meditation guide, and reiki practitioner. As a wife and devoted mama of two she believes in the power of healing 7 generations before us and 7 generations after. Follow her @emma_parada