Who We Are
Meet our Counselors
Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor
As a seasoned psychotherapist and trainer of more than 15 years, Lee Ockenden has guided both individuals and couple through breakthrough and growth. Lee Ockenden’s aggressive, outcome-based approach yields quick results and long lasting solutions.
Sevil Gonen, MFTI
Marriage & Family Therapy Intern
Sevil Gonen. M.A. is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Davis, California, where she is supervised by Lee Ockenden, LMFT. She has been working with challenged families and individuals for 8 years which led her way into her passion as a therapist.
She finds the value in the staying in the here and now, rather than dwelling on the past events or traumas, in a collaborative manner, she illuminates the specific areas of change each client desires to make. She enjoys working with adolescents, individuals, couples, and issues around aging. Her professional and life experience fills in the gaps where her formal training leaves off. A good part of her training is in the areas of client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy and dialectical-behavioral therapy. While each individual needs are different, Sevil adjusts the therapeutic modalities as they fit the client’s needs and goals.
When Sevil is not working with her clients, she enjoys and finds tranquility in the outdoors, arts and crafts, gardening, traveling, and time with her friends and family; in addition, she is raising a rambunctious puppy who has hopes of becoming a therapy dog one day.
Sevil works under the supervision of Lee Ockenden, LMFT #38216.
Jamie Alvarez, LMFT
Dr. Alvarez serves as clinical supervisor and maintains a private practice with Life Compass. She enjoys working with clients who are ready to figure out how to be happy. Barriers to happiness are not limited to the mental realm and may include physical issues, sexual issues, relationship issues, and spiritual issues.
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