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.

Open Paths Staff

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

Sandy Lee 

COO, Antioch University Los Angeles

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

Johnathan Contreras

Intake Coordinator

Zari Hedayat, Ph.D., LMFT

Clinical Director

Yourie Gibson

Program Coordinator

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

Alicia Ramirez

ALICIA RAMIREZ

MFT  Trainee

ALLAN MOUW

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

ALYSSA SKOLLER

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Anna Von Haumeder

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Anthony Phillips

ANTHONY PHILLIPS

MFT  Trainee

Ariana Martinez

ARIANA MARTINEZ

MFT  Trainee

Arline Dominguez

ARLINE DOMINGUEZ

MFT  Trainee

Briana Bedran

BRIANA BEDRAN

MFT  Trainee

Carol Rodriguez

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Cecelia Adams

CECELIA ADAMS

MFT  Trainee

Chanel Mucci

CHANEL MUCCI

MFT  Trainee

Daniel Rico

DANIEL RICO

MFT  Trainee

Diamond Lee

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Emily Ford

Emily Ford

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 

Flo Aliviado

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Gabriel Marks

Gabriel Marks

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Gina Polesetsky

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Ilana Behar

ILANA BEHAR

MFT  Trainee

Jacqueline Morris

JACQUELINE MORRIS

MFT  Trainee

Jonna Tamases

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Jorge Martin

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Kristina Hall

Kristina Hall

MFT  Trainee

Lady Dione Bevel

Lady Dione Bevel

MFT  Trainee

Lazaro Cardenas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Leanette Estrada

Leanette Estrada

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Maureen Teefy

Maureen Teefy

MFT  Trainee

Michael DePillars

Associate Social Worker

Natasha Sanders

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Patrice Le Goy

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Ryan Hampton

Ryan Hampton

MFT  Trainee

Sarah Lipshy

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Simeon Simov

Associate MFT

Steve LeSieur

Associate MFT

William Graper

William Graper

MFT  Trainee

Yani McBride

Yani McBride

MFT  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.