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
Provider Relations Manager
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
Dr. Frank Bevacqua, Ph.D.
Dr. Bevacqua has been a licensed psychologist in Arizona for nearly 10 years. The focus of his training and professional positions have centered on psychological assessment. He understands that being "evaluated" can be a stressful process and does his best to make the experience as easy and comfortable for you as possible.
Psychological Evaluations, Psychological Assessment
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
Carlos Alarid, Psy.D.
I specialize in the psychology of men. The focus of my clinical training has been primarily on men experiencing control issues, stress, general sadness, excessive worry, and being easily irritated. During my postdoctoral […]
PTSD, Men’s issues, Depression, Anxiety, Adults, Military, CBT, ACT, TRAUMA, Bi Lingual
Dan Loney, LMFT
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for identity and helping clients get out of stuck states. What’s a stuck state? If you’ve tried just about everything to rid yourself of unhealthy patterns of thinking or behavior […]
Teens, Couples, Trauma, Anxiety, Identity Issues, Personality Disorders, Depression, Young Adults
Danielle Lucia, LMFT
I am an LMFT practicing in the San Diego and Riverside County areas. I approach therapy with an open mind and heart. My compassionate and friendly nature help to create a comfortable and safe environment to address symptoms without shame or judgment […]
Crisis Intervention, Trauma, Youth, SMI/SED, Anxiety, Family Therapy, CBT, Emotionally Disturbed Youth, Veteran Population
Hilda Loza, LCSW
Hilda is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and currently a student in the Post Graduate Bioenergetics program at the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetics Analysis.She specializes in adults and in the treatment […]
Geriatric, Depression, Anxiety, End of life, Bereavement
Dr. Lucy Papillon, Ph.D.
Dr. Lucy Papillon, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical and media psychologist with offices in Hermosa Beach. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Papillon is experienced as a Clinical Director of several hospital programs, a faculty member of both medical schools and universities, an expert working with inmates in a state prison, and as a director of special programs for entrepreneurs and corporations across America. Altogether, Dr. Papillon has over 20 years of experience reframing and providing breakthrough paradigms for patients from every demographic.
Addictions, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, PTSD, Psychological Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Spiritual Issues, The #MeToo Movement, Jealousy
Mary Ann Fornes, LMFT
Mary Ann takes a holistic approach in working with her clients. She takes into account the whole individual, their history, environment, social circle and other influences that effect the clients' mental wellness. She specializes in helping individuals heal from trauma so they can live authentic lives, able to manage challenges and build healthy relationships.
PTSD, Military Trauma, Anxiety, Relationships, Mindfulness, EMD, CBT, Psychodynamic