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Erin can stand on her head while singing…
Sarah can hip hop dance to country music…
MA, MSHN, RD
Shelly can write backwards with closed eyes…
Josh is a self proclaimed high five champion…
New Client Coordinator
Linda can hypnotize a chicken…
Erin Patterson | MC, LPCC
Erin Patterson, MC, LPCC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. She provides individual and group therapy for both adolescents and adults. Erin is a specialist in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Process. Additionally, Erin is knowledgeable about the trait of high sensitivity and is skilled in working with Highly Sensitive People (HSP).
Throughout her career, Erin has worked in various treatment settings and she opened Livity’s doors in 2013. Erin is particularly effective in treating those who struggle with eating disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, impulse-control disorders, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Erin believes strongly in the importance of the therapeutic connection. Her style is compassionate and validating, and, she will challenge individuals to start living the life they are meant to live.
Sarah Schumacher, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Sarah is passionate and dedicated to helping adolescents and adults get unstuck, find solutions, reach their goals, and create positive change for growth. Sarah blends a variety of interventions and theories to adapt to the specific need of each patient. She uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to teach skills in distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, and emotion regulation. She also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help patients become aware of unhelpful thought patterns and to create new cognitions and behaviors.
Sarah works with the following issues: anxiety, depression, self-esteem/confidence, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, behavioral challenges, academic pressures, stress-management, parental stress, relationship issues, spirituality, substance use, self-harm/suicide, life transitions, abuse, grief, divorce, and personal development.
Her approach to therapy is collaborative where she comes alongside each patient to help them overcome personal challenges, gain clarity, get unstuck, and improve overall wellbeing. Her goal is to empower and provide tools and skills to help individuals thrive and live happier lives.
Shelly Starrett, MS, MSHN, RD started her career as a dietitian in 2002. She has experience working in various treatment environments including hospitals, eating disorder treatment centers, functional medicine clinics, and private practice.
Shelly became a holistic dietitian earlier on in her career and is currently a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner. She has extensive experience in nutrition therapy for multiple disease states and varying degrees of disordered eating and feeding issues. Her passion is assisting others in increasing health and restoring peaceful, natural eating cues using a mind-body approach; thereby, creating a more balanced relationship with food and overall well-being.
Linda Patterson, New Client Coordinator When you reach out to Livity for the first time it is likely that you will speak with Linda. Linda is a retired educator of thirty-five years. At Livity, Linda is often the first point of contact for individuals, families, or other professionals who are new to our treatment environment.