Who We Are


Stephanie Book Koehler, Co-Founder

MA, LMFT30659

My only ambition as a little kid was to be happy, and all these years later it still remains central to my vision. My motivation to become a therapist sprang from my desire to learn more about the complicated business of being human. I always wondered—How do I get “good” at life? How do I stop being harshly critical of myself? Can I stop feeling so scared? How do I make sense of being born, living and dying?

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Lee Ann Teaney, Co-Founder

MA, LMFT30689

I really love my work. I’ve been a therapist for over 25 years and I’m so grateful to have work that lets me focus on what I consider to be most important. And what could be better than sitting with good people and being connected and engaged in the deep exploration of our true self, happiness, love, how to have a good life and be a quality human being?

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Our Team

Christine Ashe

MA, MFTI92996

The powerful alchemy of EMDR and Somatic Experiencing are the cornerstones of my work and have the potential to create significant change in one’s life. These therapies are the exact tools I used to bring healing to my own life. I tried many different forms of therapy but it wasn’t until I found and applied these cutting edge, neuroscience tools that my world finally opened up in a healing, transformative way previously unimaginable to me.

I’m happy to offer a free 15-minute phone consultation. Please call me at 310-709-3973. I also invite you to visit my website: www.christineashe.com to read more about how we’ll work together.

Crystal D’Angora


My work as a trauma therapist hinges on my experiential faith in the healing capacity of an integrated body and mind.  My work utilizes Somatics, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and mindfulness based psychotherapy to help you to heal from the emotional distress associated with disturbing life experiences.  My work with clients is rooted in years of experience as a yoga and meditation practitioner and instructor and use of creative expression to maximize healing and growth.  I am committed to guiding clients toward lifestyle choices that promote joy and resilience. 


Call me (818) 287-0832 for your free 15 minute phone consultation to begin your journey toward total wellness! You can also check out my website at www.CDguidance.com 


Shaina McPhetridge


I take an integrative approach to therapy that combines the empathy, support, and relationship of modern psychotherapy with the results-driven method of EMDR therapy. My work is focused on exploring your stories and the reasons or events that have made you who you are today, identifying those stories that are no longer working for you, and helping you make peace with them or adapt them into something that better serves you. I  tailor my therapy approach according to each individual, meeting you with authenticity, non-judgemental candor, kindness, and a bit of humor. 

Please feel free to call me at 310-845-6809 for a free 15 minute phone consultation. You can also read more about me and my work at my website: www.shainammcphetridge.com