Alexandra Graves is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and graduate of Santa Clara University. Alexandra has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Health Psychology emphasis. Alexandra has 10 + years of experience working with children, families and adults in multiple settings including school-based counseling, clinic-based counseling, and community-based case management. In addition to working in a variety of settings, Alexandra has experience providing crisis intervention for adults with severe mental health needs, as well as supporting clients navigating recovery and treatment for substance use. Alexandra’s focus of work includes managing anxiety, treating depression, parenting support, personal development, self-exploration, codependency, coping skills, women’s issues, and relationship issues to name a few. In addition to Alexandra’s focus of work, she is also interested in mindfulness practices and positive psychology to support growth, healing and connection.
Maria Contreras, since 2011, has been the Administrative Assistant to the program manager for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Maria provides a variety of administrative support, managing EAP's day to day operations and scheduling most of EAP's appointments. Maria was hired at the County within the Department of Alcohol and Drug Services performing clerical support to the Health Realization Services Division and later to the Data Analysis and Evaluation Division.
Marie Goulart: The nuts and bolts... I have been working therapeutically with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for eight years. Some say, I began my journey as a therapist long before I consciously chose this career path. I completed my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of San Francisco. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising. I played the role in other professions before following my core to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. I feel strongly about unplugging and living an active, mindful and purposeful life. I cherish free time to advocate, explore, disconnect, reflect and be creative. I find myself naturally drawn to the following areas of treatment: personal growth, self-exploration, burnout, trauma healing, avoidance, authenticity, cognitive restructuring, emotional well-being of first responders, psychosomatics (an example of this could be how the body internalizes anxiety or stress and results into physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach pains, etc.), couples work, parenting, blended families, development, depth psychology, cultural empathy, grief and loss, substance abuse, nutritional psychology, and creativity. I welcome your soul however it presents itself in the moment; gently or perhaps uncertain, ...all at once, or in many forms and pieces. I honor the desire for healing and growth and would be honored to accompany anyone on their journey whom is in need, concerned or simply curious.
Michael Henry, AMFT, Michael Henry, M.A., is an Associate MFT and a graduate of Santa Clara University who practices person-centered, solution-focused, strength-based counseling. He is a career educator. Michael entered the field of counseling psychology to support parents, teens, individuals, and couples as they navigate life’s challenges and improve their relationships.
Nicole Etemadieh, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) has worked for the County of Santa Clara’s Employee Assistance Program since 2005. She graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science from San Francisco State University. Nicole has provided mental health counseling, training programs and crisis intervention for organizations in public and private sectors. In addition to providing counseling for the employees of the County of Santa Clara and their family members, Nicole has had a special interest and clinical focus on grief and loss. Nicole has provided grief and loss classes for the County of Santa Clara since 2007. Nicole uses her clinical expertise and compassionate style to help her clients navigate through their grief journey.
Patricia “Trish” McGinnis Kidd, LMFT has been working for the County of Santa Clara for 20+ years. She has been a clinical lead supervisor at ACCESS Mental Health, Addiction Medicine Treatment (AMT) and worked at 24 Hour Care Unit, prior to becoming the EAP therapist and manager. Trish brings extensive knowledge and understanding of the Santa Clara County System, she teaches a class on Addiction and the Family, is a guest lecturer at USF and maintains a small private practice. She has lived in San Jose most of her life, attended UC Berkeley, JFK University, is a Certified EAP specialist, Mediator and provides manager consultations.
Robert Ramos, AMFT: Robert Ramos, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), and graduate of Santa Clara University. He has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Latino Counseling specialization. He has worked at several private and public mental health organizations, including the Bill Wilson Center, Santa Clara Unified School District, and Kidango. His focus of work includes treating anxiety, depression, marital issues, parenting, and bereavement. He enjoys helping couples and families heal from relational misunderstandings that have left them feeling hurt, wounded, and closed off to each other.