Meet our therapists


Dr. Candace Ward-McKinlay, Ph.D

Mental Health Services San Diego

Dr. McKinlay has over 20 years of experience in private practice working with a wide variety of people and issues.  She has helped adults, adolescents, couples and families who are stressed, depressed, anxious and ready to find new ways of dealing with acute or ongoing concerns or issues.  Dr. McKinlay has worked with school districts, psychiatric clinics and hospitals to develop programs that best serve populations with a variety of difficulties coping with every day stressors. Dr. McKinlay received her B.A from San Diego State University and her M.A and Ph.D from Alliant International University.

Lic. No. PSY7379

Although a native San Diegan, Dr. McKinlay spent the last few years in the Northeast where she was able to hone many of her skills including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Response) for trauma management and a wide variety of special education skills. Dr. McKinlay has experience with active military, retired military and family members of military individuals. She has found her skills with EMDR invaluable for helping military members with trauma, nightmares, sleep disorders and other highly emotional issues. She is particularly interested in working with service members as one of her own family is currently on active duty with the US Navy.

Dr. McKinlay works with her clients to formulate a mutually agreed upon solution based, goal oriented treatment plan. She uses a Cognitive behavioral approach which combines past experiences with growth in the present. She knows that every client is a product of their past and present which promotes growth toward a healthy future.

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Kate Kutner, LMFT

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As a therapist, Kate’s goals are to provide a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where her clients can share their experiences and enhance personal growth. Although we are not able to change the stories of our past, she believes we can learn from the behavior patterns that might be keeping us from moving forward. Her approach to therapy begins by meeting clients where they are, in the moment. 

Lic. No. LMFT82589

Kate has been working with children, adolescents, and adults since 2007 in a variety of treatment settings. She has extensive training in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression. She also has an intimate understanding of the LGBTQIA+ population. Additionally, Kate has professional and personal experience with infertility, foster care, and adoption.

When not working you’ll find Kate spending time with her friends and family, traveling, or likely just trying to get attention from her dogs!

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Mona Rollins, LMFT

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Mona Rollins has over 11 years experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Following her 20 years of dedication to the United States Navy, Mona began her career in Adolescent Addiction. She obtained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.  Mona has experience in both inpatient and intensive outpatient psychological hospital settings. Additionally, Mona was employed as an acute care social worker in a medical hospital environment that included end of life and chronic/terminal medical illnesses. 

Lic. No. LMFT50874

Mona has a particular interest and is trained in the treatment of PTSD. Additionally, she has experience in alternative therapies such as: EMDR, Tapping (TFT) and Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT). Mona offers treatment of addiction utilizing a SMART recovery model as well as a 12-step program.

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Dr. Natasha Radojevic, PsyD

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Dr. Radojevic has been working in Psychology since 2010, specializing in children, adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, as well as individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety and/or interpersonal issues. Natasha’s focus is on providing support to individuals to create healthy and new narratives for their future while achieving success in their emotional life. She knows how important it is to get to know each individual who walks through her office door and to tailor treatment based on specific needs. Natasha provides tangible support to help individuals work through past struggles while building a positive perspective. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling to new countries to learn about different cultures, participating in an adult tap dancing class, and has recently become interested in cooking. 

Lic. No. PSY28495

Natasha received her B.A at California State University of Long Beach, her M.A in Psychology at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus and completed her Doctorate at Alliant International University in San Francisco. For her dissertation, Dr. Natasha created a children’s book to help decrease anxiety by utilizing mindfulness activities for children struggling with an upcoming treatment for cancer.

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Christa Mapes, LPCC

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Christa is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over ten years of experience working in a variety of treatment settings.  A passion to support others motivated her to earn a Masters from Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, PA) in 2011.  Christa’s goal is to provide a safe therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable and supported, working towards your customized treatment goals.  Christa has a warm, collaborative approach that helps empower her clients to raise awareness, tap into their personal strengths and develop the skills to meet their desired treatment goals.  Christa specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. 

Lic. No. LPCC4929

Christa brings her years of experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents and children (ages 5 and up) in settings ranging from street outreach to long term inpatient treatment and has worked in a variety of roles such as therapist, clinical supervisor, program manager, researcher and educator.

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Hannah Swinney, LPCC

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Hannah is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is new to the San Diego Area. She moved from the Bay Area and Central Valley and has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages in a variety of settings. Hannah specializes in working with individuals who have physical and/or mental disabilities, co-occurring conditions, and extensive/complicated trauma histories. Hannah is passionate about multicultural practices in counseling and is very experienced in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She received her B.A. in Psychology and M.S in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, both from California State University of Fresno.

Lic. No. LPCC7673

Before obtaining her license as a Professional Clinical Counselor, Hannah worked in underserved communities in roles such as counselor, advocate, and responder/crisis de-escalator. Seeing and hearing trauma has fueled her work as she makes it her priority to be present for those who need space, safety and support. She trusts in the potential of all human beings to promote their own healing with the appropriate tools and support and she feels personally honored when people allow her to be part of their courageous journey in healing.

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Bertram Barth, MSW, LCSW

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Bertram Barth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 40 years of experience working with adults suffering from crisis reactions, mood conditions, personality problems, and severe mental illnesses. He is experienced as both an individual and group therapist. His approach begins with a trusting alliance between client and therapist, fosters self-understanding and perspective, and builds on successful steps in reaching the goals we identify. Bertram holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from USC.

Lic. No. LCSW8566

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Erin Robertson, LMFT

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Erin has six years experience treating children, teens, and adults—specializing in areas of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and addiction. She received her Associates Degree from Grossmont Community College in Child and Family Development, Bachelors Degree from SDSU in Child and Family Development, and Masters Degree from National University in Counseling Psychology. Erin has provided therapy in various settings including a local inpatient hospital for two years, a crisis house in the community for four years, and Healthy Developmental Services—working with children ages 0-5, for two years.

Lic. No. LMFT112847

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Dr. Suzanne Mihlon, PsyD

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Dr. Mihlon received her Bachelors in Fine Arts and Psychology from Clarke University, and her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Mihlon worked in healthcare for nearly a decade serving individuals with developmental disabilities and intensive medical needs. She has been working as a clinical psychologist for approximately 5 years and is proficient in the treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment issues, Self-esteem issues, Grief and Loss, Thought Disorders, Trauma, LGBTQ concerns, ADHD and other Neurodevelopmental disorders. She has also completed 500-hours of training in yoga therapy and is a registered yoga teacher. 

Lic. No. PSY30422

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Josie Cannon, LMFT

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Josie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years in both social service and private sector assisting families and individuals. Josie has worked with a vast range of individuals from minors and their families in the foster care system to individuals using Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).  

Lic. No. LMFT115218

Josie earned her Associates Degree in Administration of Justice w/ Specialization in Law Enforcement, at Miramar college and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from San Diego Christian College. (formerly known as Christian Heritage). Josie then earned a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Southern California Seminary.

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Michelle L. Foy, LCSW

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Michelle Foy is a local, bilingual Spanish/English, psychotherapist who has extensive experience working with San Diego families, children, and adults of all ages in various settings. Michelle has a unique background in physical therapy and integrates neurodevelopment into her treatment perspective. She received an Associate of Science Physical Therapist Assistant from San Diego Mesa College, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Psychology and Master of Social Work, both from San Diego State University.

Lic. No. LCSW64462

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Sheryl Aronson, LMFT

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Sheryl Aronson has been a Marriage, Family Therapist for over 25 years, specializing in relationships and women self-esteem workshops all over Orange County, California. She was a featured guest/relationship expert on the Montel Williams Show and The Berman Sisters television show in Los Angeles. She has written articles on relationships for the Orange County Metropolitan Awareness magazine and Beach Cities/Valley magazine. Recently she has also published her self-help articles in The Hollywood 360 plus her personal blog on her website.

Lic. No. LMFT23161

Sheryl has also lectured throughout Orange County on topics such as Understanding Your Book of Love, Women and Self-Esteem/I Come First, and The Formula for Creating Positive Change. With the publishing of her memoir, Ms. Aronson will be lecturing on Surviving Breast Cancer/The Spiritual Journey.

Sheryl has a BS in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University and a MA in Psychology from California State University, Northridge.

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Jeremy Vargas, LMFT

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Jeremy Vargas has 6 years of clinical experience of serving a blended population of teens and families coping with grief, loss and transition and couples struggling with marital discord. His early clinical work took place in a community based counseling center to the local population of Pleasant Hill California. There he gained experience with victims of domestic violence, severe anxiety, depression resulting from the loss of loved ones, and attachment disorders. He has since received training in both inpatient and outpatient settings working with individuals and families of those afflicted with severe psychiatric disorders. He received his B.A in Psychology from the University of California Riverside, and his M.A in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. 

Lic. No. LMFT116863

Jeremy’s approach to working with any unit of treatment is that the therapist must meet the client where they are at, and allow them time and space to acclimate to treatment while acting as a guide, mentor and facilitator of treatment. His strong leadership and humanistic approach puts his clients at ease so they can explore problem areas and set attainable goals. He believes in establishing a clear objective for treatment that supports the client in overcoming personal barriers and steady symptom reduction. He takes a solution focused model that challenges each client’s fundamental premise for why their problems occur.

As a testament to his commitment in building a stronger community, Jeremy has worked diligently as a martial arts coach for the past 3 years utilizing his knowledge of the arts to help others reach their potential through rigorous training and self-exploration.

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Dr. Robert Lloyd, Ph.D, LMFT

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Over the past 30 years, Robert Lloyd has earned three academic degrees: In 1975 a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religion from Azusa Pacific University. In 1989 a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute, and in 2004 a Ph.D in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. 

Lic. No. 28566

Dr. Lloyd’s professional training and experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist included opening his own clinics where he treated men who had been court-ordered to participate in domestic violence prevention classes, as well as providing counseling to active duty Marines, Sailors and their families. From 2012 to 2020, Dr. Lloyd provided individual and couple’s counseling at PsyCare.

Dr. Lloyd provides counseling rooted in empathy and compassion. He is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to treat trauma memories and in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to treat depression and anxiety. With Dr. Lloyd, patients learn to view their suffering with compassion and how to disconnect from troubling thoughts. Patients will connect with their deepest values and make a commitment to themselves to live out those values in their own unique way.

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Babette Kout, MS, LMFT

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Babette believes there are many paths to healing and is trained to use Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Seeking Safety for trauma recovery. Additionally, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based, Gottman, Systems Theory, and Expressive Arts Therapies as appropriate for individual needs.

LMFT #117026

Babette works diligently to provide a safe, respectful, non-judgmental and collaborative therapeutic environment for clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma history, personality disorders, chronic pain, addiction issues, grief/loss, shame/guilt, relational conflict, LGBTQ, and other life transitional challenges.

Before coming to Fusion Care Group, Babette broadened her experience by working at residential AOD (alcohol and other drug) recovery homes. She has significant experience working with veterans, criminal justice and homeless clients. She also spent a number of years at an outpatient clinic learning to manage symptoms of severe mental health disorders.

Babette received her Master’s Degree from University of Phoenix.

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Rogeline Amo, MA, LMFT

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Rogeline has 15 years of experience mentoring children with academic issues, behavioral challenges, and interpersonal conflicts in the special education and social service sectors. Early in her career, she worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Rogeline has experience with acute trauma, adjustment, anxiety, depression, and transitional stressors. She received her B.A in Psychology from San Francisco State University and her M.A  in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

LMFT #114488

Before obtaining her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Rogeline earned her clinical hours at a hospice. On a personal note, Rogeline lost her father to lung cancer in 2018 and is compassionate about providing bereavement, grief, and loss support. Rogeline’s mother underwent treatment for ovarian cancer and has been in remission for over a decade. Inspired by her parents values, she practices a strength based and solution focused approach. Rogeline taps into each client’s potential, instills renewed hope and empowers them. By utilizing the resources that they already have, clients can continue to grow, heal, and ultimately thrive in the process.

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Nadine Katibloo, LMFT

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Nadine has more than 25 years of experience working with children of all ages, especially adolescence and their families. Although she was licensed in 2007, her road to becoming licensed was a long one. Born and raised in Iran, she completed her high school in England and came to America when she was 16. Having lived in three different countries, Nadine believes that culture is a very important part of everyone’s journey. She loves to continually expand her knowledge of different cultures and always seeks to be educated by others about their culture.

LMFT #117026

Nadine has worked in a domestic violence shelter and treated victims and their families. She also worked with adolescence in schools, foster homes and group homes before settling on outpatient. She ran many different groups for teens and enjoyed teaching them independent living skills and worked tirelessly with their parents to help them communicate better with their child.

Nadine received her M.A Degree from Pepperdine University and her Bachelor Degree from Loyola Marymount in Communication Arts. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, transitional stress, and truly enjoys going through her client’s journey with them. Her methods are short term solution focus therapy where the client returns to their normal level of functioning as soon as possible.

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