Meet Our Director
Licensed clinical psychologist and business woman Annette Conway is a warm and intelligent woman whose passion is home-based interventions. She is the owner of Help Therapy, which is a recognized provider of mental health services throughout San Diego County since 1993. Dr. Conway has a special interest in assessing and treating older adults, and believes expanding treatment to home visits removes two barriers that prevent individuals from seeking and obtaining psychological help—accessibility and the fear of being stigmatized.
In her private practice, Dr. Conway practice treats a broad spectrum of difficulties using cognitive-behavioral techniques. Most recently, Dr. Conway has studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Positive Psychology, and believes its benefits are far-reaching in de-stigmatizing mental health treatment, and in helping people of all ages, children to older adults, manage their everyday stress.
Dr. Conway was born and raised in San Diego, earned her B.A. from San Diego State University (Go Aztecs!), and her doctorate from United States International University. She served as the 2017 President of the San Diego Psychological Association, and joined her esteemed colleagues as a 2019 SDPA Fellow. Dr. Conway currently serves as the President of the San Diego County Council on Aging, and is the Chair of the American Psychological Association, Public Education Committee.
Dr. Annette Conway
VA Patient Coordinator
Director of Operations
Marsha Orman, LCSW
My goal is to provide a safe and caring environment in which clients are able to address their unique situations. I am committed to providing support, understanding, and compassion to my clients while helping them to identify and reach their therapeutic goals.
Depression, Anxiety, Aging, Family of Origin Issues, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Women's Issues, Marital Counseling, Adolescents
Monica Flores, LMFT
Hi, my name is Monica Flores and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have over 8 years of experience in conducting individual therapy using a variety of evidence-based practices, such as CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness.
Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Adjustment Issues, Family Stress, Work Stress, Individual Therapy
Shant A. Barmak, PsyD, EdD
Shant A. Barmak, PsyD, EdD is a licensed psychologist with a passion for helping individuals to overcome obstacles in their life. He specializes in providing therapy for adults and families. He is particularly skilled at […]
Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Issues, CBT, Relationship Issues, Life transitions, Mindfulness, Stress Management
Dr. Linda Bowman, PhD
Deciding to seek assistance from someone else takes much courage and humility. Being willing to allow another to help you through a difficult time is often an important part of the healing process. The choice to seek help is yours, and you have the right to refuse help. However, problems usually get better only when people are willing to work towards improvement... Just as it is important for you to find a physician who is competent and who you feel comfortable with, so it is important that you find a mental health provider whom you can trust.
General Adult, General Adolescent, Adolescents, Adults, Christian Counseling, Severe Mental Illness, Developmental Disabilities
Danielle Lucia, LMFT
My name is Danielle Lucia and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has been working in the mental health field for over 12 years. I graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and from Alliant International University with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience working with a variety of populations, and specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and PTSD.
Crisis Intervention, Trauma, Youth, SMI/SED, Anxiety, Family Therapy, CBT, Emotionally Disturbed Youth, Veteran Population
Laura White, LCSW
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have been privileged to work with a variety of individuals and families with diverse needs. My philosophy is that, by holding a lantern, clients can see possibilities and options for […]
Adults, Couples, Family, Developmental Disabilities, LGBT, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness, Adult Seniors, Parenting, Emotion and Insight
Dr. Ross Flowers, Psy.D.
Dr. Flowers is an experienced clinical, sport and performance psychologist. He was the creator and director of Applied Sport Psychology at UC Davis. He has also created sport psychology and mental health programs for USA Olympic teams, professional basketball teams [ ... ]
Military, Navy Seals, Trauma, PTSD, TBI, CBT, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Leadership Development, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Stress Management, Integrative, Solution Focused, Adults, Adolescents, Teens, Health Issues, Depression, Stress
Julie Jeffery, LCSW
I thrive on helping clients reach their goals with a primary focus on hope and forgiveness, of self and others. I strive to help clients accept multiple possible narratives for their suffering, opening up additional avenues of healing. I work with veterans who have suffered trauma in its many forms, including combat, natural disasters, and chronic medical conditions, including chronic pain. […]
Crisis Intervention, Crisis Evaluation, Short-Term Therapies, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Modalities, Cultural Competency, Psycho-Education, Dementia-Informed Therapies, Seniors, Dually-Diagnosed Populations, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Pain Reprocessing Therapy
Dr. Victoria Kuhl, PhD
I am a licensed psychologist, specializing in psychological assessments. I help identify the psychological consequences of physical injuries, traumatic experiences, and other life stressors, and I can provide diagnoses and treatment recommendations...
Psychological Assessment, Psychological Evaluations, Diagnostics, Psychological Testing, File Review, Medical-Legal, Report Writing
Dr. Negar Nazari, Ph.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience specializing in helping adults and couples. I have extensive training in the treatment of anxiety, depression, life-transitions, infertility and family planning, adjustment difficulties, body image issues, self-esteem building, racial & cultural identity, academic/work challenges, trauma, family of origin issues, and stress management. I utilize a multidisciplinary approach integrating psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and interpersonal therapy.
Life Transitions, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, College Aged Students, Perfectionism, Self-Esteem, Infertility, Family Planning, Academic/Work Challenges, Family of Origin Issues, Trauma