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Stronger Together Community Services

Discover the Possibilities for Growth.

Our Mission

Stronger Together Community Services recognizes the need for access to quality mental health services and the stigma often faced by those in pursuit of healing, health, and wellness.

We are dedicated to providing a variety of healing practices including traditional talk therapy, integrative approaches that benefit both mind and body, and adventure based programs that provide the opportunity for exploration.

We welcome all who find themselves on the journey to embrace life, overcome barriers, and face challenges together. ​

Our philosophy is grounded in the belief that empowering others leads to growth, connection, and community.

Colorful ocean beach sunrise.
Two friends having fun in the city.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at STCS

STCS recognizes the need for community agencies to address the ongoing impact of racism, oppression, and violence against minority groups.

We have built our organization from the foundational belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion should be the heart of our agency. We believe in operating with integrity and sensitivity to the varying perspectives we hold as community members. ​​​​​​​

This requires us to lead from a space of continual review and evaluation of our practices, policies and procedures to guide our integrative approach to healing.

Connect With Us

Join the STCS Team at Retreats

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.  We provide the best and latest in mental health treatment options. We also provide gentle, family-oriented care to the adults and children of San Diego, CA and surrounding areas.

Meet the STCS Crew

Dr. Allison Brownlee

(she|her)
Founder and Clinical Director

Angela Crew Member

Angela Motter

(she|her)
MFT Trainee

Bianca Crew Member

Bianca Lothridge

(she|her)
Associate MFT

Carrie Hill

(she|her)
Associate MFT

Hannah Turner

(she|her)
Clinical Psychology Intern

Jennifer Vigil

(she|her)
Associate MFT

Jennifer Patterson

(she|her)
MFT Trainee

Kaitlin Kezer

(she|her)
MFT Trainee

Kayla Langer

(she|her)
Clinical Psychology Intern

Lisa Crew Member

Lisa Meyer

(she|her)
Clinical Psychology Intern

Madison Crew Member

Madison David

(she|her)
Clinical Psychology Intern

Merylee Crew Member

Merylee Robbins

(she|her)
MFT trainee

Montse Crew Member

Montse Chavarria

(she|her)
Associate MFT

Reihaneh Crew Member

Reihaneh Mahdavi

Associate MFT

Rocheline Williams

(she|her)
Volunteer

Roxanna Llamas

(she|her)
Volunteer

Shane Padamada

(she|her)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Shauna Crew Member

Shauna Breskin

(she|her)
Clinical Psychology Intern

Stefano Casillo

(he|him)
Associate MFT

Taylor Crew Member

Taylor Matzke

(she|her)
MFT trainee

Amber Stacks

(she|her)
Associate MFT

Male Placeholder

Herb Schnabel

(he|him)
MFT Associate

Alexandra Park

(she|her)
MFT trainee

Female Placeholder

Keya Lopez

(she|her)
MFT trainee

Kasey Riggins

(she|her)
Clinical Volunteer

Annie Lockary

(she|her)
Associate MFT

Female Placeholder

Allison Delgado

(she|her)
MFT trainee

Jessica Salzmann

(she|her)
MFT/PCC trainee

Female Placeholder

Susan Harell

(she|her)
MFT trainee

Esther Lapite

(she|her)
Scholarship Board Director

Cami Larsen

(she|her)
MFT trainee

Wendie Briggs

(she|her)
MFT Trainee

Claire Crew Member

Claire Lemus

(she|her)
Director of Program Administration

Layla Crew Member

Layla

(she|her)
Official Office Dog

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We’re focused on creating a relationship of trust and respect with our clients. An open communication policy combined with a dedication to the highest treatment standards to achieve this goal.

Cheerful diverse people huddling in the park

Support Groups

Inside Out

This group is open to LGBTQIA+ identifying folx that are looking to further their growth personally and interpersonally. Share your experiences and distress in an affirmative and accepting space.

Healing Hearts and Minds

This group offers a safe space to health together from break ups, divorces, or toxic entanglements and help transition from surviving to thriving. Open to California residents, over the age of 18.

Land Acknowledgment

STCS respectfully acknowledges that we work on the land of the Kumeyaay Nation. We honor the Kumeyaay Diegueño Nation and the generations of violence endured, displacement faced, and ultimately the occupancy of their land. To find out more about the Kumeyaay people, please visit https://www.kumeyaay.com/. To support land conservancy efforts of the Kumeyaay Diegueño Nation, please visit http://www.kdlc.org/html/donate.html. You can click here   Whose land are you on? To learn more about the native land you live and work on. 

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