Helena is a 3rd year PsyD student and clinician in training at Loma Linda University. As a clinician in training, she has enjoyed working with diverse populations in improving coping strategies to help treat depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, daily life stressors, trauma, and other mental health concerns. She has practiced in primary care settings, emphasizing a holistic approach to patient care, and utilizing evidence based practices to enhance quality of life. Her research interests include the impact of child interactions as well as spiritual/religious practices on the psychological well-being and quality of life of older adults.
Jessie Hynes is in a Master’s in Counseling program at Northwestern University. She is interested in providing mental health support for families and children, people with disabilities and individuals who have experienced trauma. She has a growing interest in learning multicultural backgrounds and seeing more access to mental health care in our community. She believes that each person deserves an empathic listener to partner in their healing journey.