Incorporated as a nonprofit in 1979, Open Paths Counseling Center was formed as a compassionate response to the lack of affordable mental health services in Los Angeles. We believe that quality mental healthcare should not be reserved for the few and the privileged. We are proud to offer skillful, compassionate, culturally-sensitive counseling services in a safe and comfortable environment.  Our fees are sliding scale based on family income, to assure affordability. Most services are offered in English and Spanish.

OUR MISSION

Open Paths Counseling Center’s mission is to meet the evolving mental health needs of the community through quality counseling for individuals and families at affordable fees; free therapy programs for at-risk children and youth in local schools; and a highly respected therapist training program.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pia Schiavo-Campo

Partner – Momentum Solutions Team, LLC

Martin Watt

Software Engineer, Google

Keith Legoy

President, Distribution and Networks, SONY Pictures Entertainment

Carter Armstrong

 Senior Vice President – Film & TV, Peermusic Publishing

Derek Majors

Associate Dean – Los Angeles Community College District

Gina Deutsch-Zakarin

LMFT – Private Practice

Shivani Parikh

Head of West Coast Operations, Blade

Matthew S. Rosen, Esq.

Partner – Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP

Eniola Akinrinade, Esq.

Associate – Reed Smith LLP

Roberto Quiroz, MSW

Retired – Former Director of Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health

ADMINISTRATION

Sierra Smith

Executive Director

Zari Hedayat, Ph.D., LMFT

Clinical Director

Kendall Evans, LMFT

Another Way Program Director and Clinical Supervisor

OPEN PATHS IS A RECOGNIZED TRAINING CENTER AND IS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER BY trainees and associates THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES, WITH OVER 11,000 HOURS OF OUTPATIENT SERVICES OFFERED YEARLY.

CLINICAL Team

ALLAN MOUW

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

ALYSSA SKOLLER

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Andrew Amick

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Anna Von Haumeder

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Bo Gabriel

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 

Carol Rodriguez

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Catey Appel

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Ciara Bogdanovc

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Cristin Alatorre

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Darlene Escobedo

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Deshanna Finn

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Diamond Lee

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Domenique Harrison

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 

Flo Aliviado

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Gina Ali

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Gina Polesetsky

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Janine Canal

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Jonna Tamases

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Jorge Martin

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Kat Recto

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Kenshasa Conley

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Lazaro Cardenas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Michael DePillars

Associate Social Worker

Natasha Sanders

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Patrice Le Goy

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Rimppi Rai

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Sarah Lipshy

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Simeon Simov

Associate MFT

Steve Elkins

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Steve LeSieur

Associate MFT

Viviana Caro

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Yolanda Medina

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Yousuf Syed

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Yvonne Co

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

All therapists are carefully selected by our clinical staff in order to meet Open Paths’ professional standards of excellence, so that our clientele receive the most effective and compassionate mental health care possible.