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

Albert Raymond

Owner / Principal – AJR Management & Consulting Group

Michelle L. Kazadi, Esq.

Owner / Principal – Law Office of Michelle L. Kazadi

Christina Strickland Knight

Marketing Manager – Remy Cointreau, USA

Derek Majors

Associate Dean – Los Angeles Community College District

Matthew S. Rosen, Esq.

Partner – Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, 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 INTERN APPLICANTS THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES, WITH OVER 11,000 HOURS OF OUTPATIENT SERVICES OFFERED YEARLY.

CLINICAL Team

Ainslee Ericson

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Ajah Love

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Anastasiya Alexander

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Associate

Andres Ruiz

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

D'Joy Robinson

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Domenique Harrison

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Jeff Eamer

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Karla DeLeon

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Kristen McCaffrey

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Lauren Blalock

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

London Gatewood

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Manuel Hernandez

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Martin Ramirez

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Melissa Klass

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Michael Cormier

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Michael Modresky

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Patrice Le Goy

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Sandi Bohle

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Sharon Korobkin

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Steve LeSieur

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

STEVEN LIZARDO

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Vanesa Akbarpour

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Yourie Gibson

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.