Julie Cicileo, LCSW

Julie Cicileo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience counseling individuals and couples.   

Julie specializes in supporting adults with relationship and addiction issues. Using a combination of CBT, DBT, trauma informed, and motivational interviewing techniques, Julie has helped many people learn coping skills to reduce depression, anxiety, and stress. She helps clients learn to manage difficult, painful emotions. Julie guides and supports couples learning to improve communication and cope more effectively with anger and disappointment in their relationships. 

Therapy doesn’t have to be a long, difficult process!  Julie’s clients learn skills they can use in real time to feel motivated and make positive changes in their lives and relationships.

LaTianna Williams, MS, AMFT

LaTianna Williams is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist under the clinical supervision of Leya Solis, MA, LMFT.

LaTianna is a graduate from CSU Long Beach, earning her master’s degree in Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018. Her specialization is in play therapy, trauma, and couples therapy.

Before earning her Master’s degree, she worked in the field as a Nationally Certified Recreation Therapist for 12 years, working with children and teens with severe emotional disturbances at a residential center and shelter. In addition, LaTianna has worked with the elderly and forensic population, specializing in using performance art to enhance patients’ quality of life and relationships through play.

LaTianna is interested in providing safe spaces for others to heal, reconnect to their highest self, and thrive within themselves and within their relationships using creativity and evidence-based practices. LaTianna uses the Gottman Method with her couples clients, and she uses her experiences in Recreation Therapy to build healthy leisure skills for children and teens with various disabilities. Her aim is to unlock your creative potentials to live fully aligned within yourself and your relationships.

LaTianna has been featured in Psychosocial Media for her take on using fashion as therapy. She has taught other therapists in creative art therapy by presenting her individual and group work at Patton State Hospital (2018) and California Parks and Recreation Society’s Recreation Therapy Institute (2016). LaTianna offers consultations on how to incorporate performance art into therapy sessions, group work, and community-based programs.

During her free time, LaTianna loves traveling abroad, going to Pilates, writing and creating for her fashion and lifestyle blog, and performing in her theatre improvisation troupe: People’s Playback Theatre Company.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
CSU Long Beach
MS Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy
Graduated December 2018

CSU Long Beach
BA Psychology, Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation
Graduated December 2008

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #112895 Expires April 30, 2023

Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist 

HONORARY PRESENTER
1st Annual Rehabilitation Therapy Summit Presenter, “Empowerment, Voice, Choice: Music Supported Drama Therapy,”Patton State Hospital March 2018

California Parks & Recreation Society Conference Presenter,“Theater Therapy,” Long Beach Convention Center, March 11, 2016

Research Presenter, “An Investigation of the interplay between Cognition and Affect Via Priming,” Western Psychological Association 88th Annual Convention, Irvine, CA April 2008