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We have a diverse, impressive team

Our diverse team of licensed therapists means we can meet you exactly where you are — no matter what brings you to therapy.

Meet some of our stellar therapists

Irmak Basaran, LPCC
She/Her

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Remote Clinic

Specialties
Anxiety
Depression
Cultural Identity
Existential Issues
Perfectionism
Family of Origin
Addiction / Substance Abuse
Relationships
Communication
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Bio

"Change is constant and its direction can be managed. I love being a therapist and working with my clients side-by-side to help them navigate changing their lives for the better."

Irmak is a bilingual (English, Turkish) Therapist at Two Chairs in San Francisco.

With compassion and genuine empathy, Irmak utilizes culturally sensitive therapeutic techniques tailored to each individual’s needs as she helps her clients enhance their strengths, improve their mind-body connection and re-establish a balanced, happy life.

For leisure, Irmak enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, wine and food tasting and quality time with her family, friends and furry babies.

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José Navarro, LMFT
He/Him

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Los Angeles

Specialties
Cultural Identity
Anxiety
Depression
Social Phobia
Relationships
Depression
Gender and Sexuality
Stress Management / Burnout
Role Transitions
Communication
Bio

"One of the privileges of being a therapist is being able to support another person through some of life's challenges and watching them come out the other side."

José is a bilingual (English, Spanish) Therapist at Two Chairs in Los Angeles.

He grew up in a community with little or no access to quality mental health services. He believes that access to safe, secure, culturally sensitive and research-informed mental healthcare could help people access and process emotions, thoughts and behaviors that will guide them to reach their full potential.

In his free time, José enjoys taking care of his houseplants and visiting nurseries to see what other plants he could bring home.

Monique Simon, LMFT
She/Her

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Remote Clinic

Specialties
Depression
Anxiety
Cultural Identity
Communication
Gender and Sexuality
Stress Management / Burnout
Anger Management
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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Bio

"As a therapist, I believe in creating an empathetic, educational, and honest environment for my clients. The Two Chairs matching system allows me to connect with clients that are looking for my style and helps in generating long standing improvement in their lives."

Monique is a Therapist at Two Chairs.

She has experience working with all age groups; however, primary focus is working with adults. She has expertise addressing the following problems: depression, anxiety, trauma, ADD/ADHD, communication challenges, low self-esteem, work stress, relational concerns, familial issues, interpersonal issues, LGBTQ concerns, and diversity/social justice issues. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and also incorporates the following therapeutic modalities in her approach to therapy: person-centered, strengths-based, mindfulness, and narrative therapy.

In her spare time, Monique enjoys walking her Pug, exploring new restaurants, and visiting family.

Justin D'Avella, PsyD
He/Him

Doctor of Psychology

Remote Clinic

Specialties
Relationships
Role Transitions
Family of Origin
Divorce
Birth of a Child
Gender and Sexuality
Existential Issues
Depression
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma
Grief and Loss
Bio

"I enjoy being a therapist because I believe in the healing power of deep relationships and I love witnessing the growth my clients experience in their lives."

Justin is Senior Clinical Director at Two Chairs.

He believes that we all have an innate yearning and capacity for growth and healing. The power of a trusting therapeutic relationship allows for this change to occur. His style is warm, inviting, attuned and reflective. He uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy, drawing from Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), psychodynamic, social justice, and mindfulness-based modalities. His work focuses on helping individuals navigate periods of high stress and difficulty, finding deeper emotional stability within oneself, reflecting on old patterns and wounds, and building a wider range of emotional expression.

In his free time, Justin enjoys practicing yoga, climbing and discovering new music.

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Zlatena Theodore, PsyD
She/Her

Doctor of Psychology

San Jose

Specialties
Anxiety
Depression
Cultural Identity
Existential Issues
Perfectionism
Family of Origin
Addiction / Substance Abuse
Relationships
Communication
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Bio

"I became a therapist to help individuals forge their pathway to health and empower them to live a fulfilling life by providing them with care that is evidence-based and tailored to their needs."

Zlatena is Senior Clinical Director at Two Chairs in San Jose.

She approaches therapy in an active and collaborative way to help individuals meet their personal goals and improve their lives.

In her free time, Zlatena enjoys salsa dancing and exploring new hiking trails.

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Jorge Tovar, LMHC ACS
He/Him

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor

Seattle

Specialties
Family of Origin
Values and Goals
Bipolar Disorder
Grief and Loss
Depression
Anxiety
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma
Relationships
Personality Disorders
Bio

Jorge is Clinical Manager at Two Chairs in Seattle.

He has a heart for helping people heal from their past and discovering fulfillment in their present. He is just as dedicated to helping people discover their full potential in therapy, and in life, as he is about supporting clinicians develop in their praxis. 

In his free time, Jorge enjoys spending time with family, traveling with his wife, kickboxing, and any gaming or movie with his son.

Kristel Read, LMFT
She/Her

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

San Francisco

Specialties
Anxiety
Communication
Cultural Identity
Depression
Existential Issues
Family of Origin
Grief and Loss
Relationships
Anger Management
Perfectionism
Bio

"I chose to become a therapist because I realized that everyone's story is unique, important and deserving of attunement and attention. Holding space for others to tell their own story, begin to meet themselves with curiosity and compassion, and move toward increased well-being in their relationships with self and others, has been a beautiful thing to be a part of."

Kristel is a Therapist at Two Chairs in San Francisco.

Kristel is honored to work with people from all walks of life on their inspiring journeys of growth and change. She believes that humans are resilient and adaptive, and passionately supports them in their work toward enhanced well-being.

Outside of work, Kristel loves traveling, being outdoors, searching for delicious food throughout San Francisco and spending quality time with loved ones.

Alice Silvestre, LMFT
She/Her

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Los Angeles

Specialties
Depression
Anxiety
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma
Grief and Loss
Anger Management
Emotion Dysregulation
Social Phobia
Stress Management / Burnout
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Bio

"I truly believe that I became a therapist due to a subconscious force within me, to guide me in healing from my own adversity throughout the years, but also to be able to create a deeper sense of empathy for my clients and build meaningful connections to assist client's healing processes. I've found a community here at Two Chairs — where I feel understood, listened to, supported and uplifted, which allows me to do more positive work with my clients."

Alice is a Therapist at Two Chairs in Los Angeles.

Her motivation to work in mental health stems from her own adversity and life challenges, which has provided her with experiences that better help her empathize and understand the needs of her clients and their feelings. She is deeply empathic and attuned to her clients’ needs.

In her spare time, Alice loves traveling to new places, eating italian food, trying out new creameries out there, hiking, and camping in the forest.

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Taking care of your mental health can be challenging. Finding your therapist shouldn’t be.

Common types of therapy

For every type of mental health challenge, there are even more types of therapy. Our matching experts will help you get the care you need without the jargon, but if you’re curious about some common types of therapy, we’ve summarized them here.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) uses a mix of acceptance, mindfulness, and behavior change strategies to improve mental well-being and increase psychological flexibility. ACT is a very experiential type of therapy that uses in-session exercises, metaphor, language, and physical movement to focus on living a valued life instead of getting stuck in needing to "get rid" of suffering.

One of the biggest skills gained through ACT is listening to your own self-talk—the way you verbalize and understand things like past trauma, physical limitations, past relationships, or anything else on your plate. And, then with that understanding, choosing how to move through it — either by change or by acceptance.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a here-and-now approach to examining how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected and impact our overall well-being. CBT focuses on identifying maladaptive thinking and behavioral patterns and implementing specific strategies to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, etc.

CBT is an active, problem-focused approach that helps to directly challenge various cognitive distortions and change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) focuses on learning to manage difficult or intense emotions and to decrease conflict in relationships. The underlying philosophy of DBT hinges on the important dialectic that we are all doing the best we can, and we have the ability to be better. DBT specifically focuses on providing CBT-like therapeutic skills in four key areas — mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a present-focused form of therapy that focuses on identifying the way you form relationships, maintain, and act in relationship with yourself and others. Originally developed for couples therapy, EFT helps individuals and couples identify emotional patterns, learn to regulate emotions and more accurately identify needs, and re-wire painful patterns of relating.With your therapist, you'll look at past patterns and work through any anger, fear, or loss of trust — coming out the other end able to connect with others in a way that feels true, unburdened, and genuine.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy is an in-depth form of talk therapy focused on building insight into your relationship with yourself, others, and the external world. Psychodynamic therapies focus on exploring unconscious motivations, early life experiences, and patterns in relationships through the therapeutic relationship.

Speaking freely about whatever is on your mind to address your most pressing issues, fears, or desires, you'll learn to analyze and resolve any current issues through exploration of self and past.