Accepting NV Medicaid FFS clients! Telehealth services for COVID! Distance Tutoring
Accepting NV Medicaid FFS clients! Telehealth services for COVID! Distance Tutoring
Earned her Bachelors of Arts from Chicago State University, her Masters in Arts in Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University, and is a current Doctoral Candidate at Liberty University. She began her medical background in 2002 at R.I.C. Alexian Brothers Clinic in Chicago, working with spinal injury patients suffering from life changing events. Marlene began working in Las Vegas as supervisors and care coordinators in several valley home health companies as she completed her bachelors and masters studies. To go along with her degrees and 17 years experience in working with special needs students and clients, she is also a certified Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor. Marlene's greatest passion is helping others achieve their life goals and finding their new normal after traumatic experiences and coping with changes to their daily lives.
Marlene is driven to begin IMpossible Behavioral Health to truly reach and change people's lives, for the better. This is founded in her belief of creating a safe and open line of communication to fully support clients emotional and cognitive needs with the utmost in ethical standards. She is highly skilled in our unique approach to basic skills training, Psych-social rehabilitation, and crisis intervention in both individual and group settings.
Earned her Masters of Arts Degree from Chapman University in Clinical Psychology, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling in January, 1998. She has over 20 years of experience in the field and has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since April, 2003. She is licensed in both California and Nevada. In addition, Arione is also nationally credentialed as a Qualified Autism Services Practitioner Supervisor.
Arione has devoted the majority of her career to those on the autism spectrum and to those families going through high conflict divorce. She has worked in the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) field since the early 1990’s, which included supervisory and management positions. She also worked for 21 years for the non-profit Kids First, OC, in California; the program was a court ordered and approved program for families experiencing negative effects of divorce. Arione was their acting and exiting Clinical Director. Furthermore, Arione has an extensive knowledge base and experience working with children who have undergone severe trauma. She spent nearly 7 years working in the Social Service system, working with children and their families in group homes/ foster care as a mental health clinician and then as a Mental Health Director for a group home agency in Orange County, Ca ( RCL 12-14).
Currently, Arione is in private practice and provides tele-health services in California and Nevada. She predominately sees and treats individuals and adolescents dealing with issues related to autism, anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood and behavioral disorders, abuse related issues, attachment related disorders and issues, communication and conflict resolution, assertiveness training and provides co-parenting. Arione also provides ABA case management and parent training services to families with a child on the Autism Spectrum.
Talk Therapy, Insight
As a solution and relational focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Thomas A. Gonda, Jr., M.D. is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in adult, couples, teens and family counseling. Dr. Gonda has offices in San Diego, LaJolla, San Francisco, Oakland (Montclair district) San Rafael, Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada.
With over 30 years experience as a health care provider (as a physician and psychotherapist) and a masters degree from the JFK Graduate School of Professional Psychology, he is currently serving as a psychotherapist working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are mood disorders, crisis intervention, substance abuse, couples and working with teens. He writes prescriptions.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. Gonda has presented at many conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of psychotherapy treatment.
Dr. Gonda is an interactive, solution & insight oriented therapist. His relational therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Dr. Gonda has lived in: Marysville, CA; Detroit, MI; Taylor, MI, Cambridge, MA: New York City (Manhattan, upper east side), Bronx (Morris Park), Chicago (South Side), Emeryville, CA, and his home is in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Gonda's ethnic background is half Native American (Iroquois/Mohawk and Mississauga) and half Eastern European (Slovak). The interplay of education in Western medicine integrated with Native American ethnic culture influences provides an orientation of genuiness, flexibility, curiosity, openness and an acceptance of ambilivance/ambiguity and small degrees of change.
Harvard College, cum laude, A.B.
Stanford University School of Medicine, M.D.
John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Professional Psychology, M.A. Specialty: Addiction Studies
Additional Training and Education
Options Recovery Services, Berkeley, CA
East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP), Oakland, CA
Professional Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies
University of California at Berkeley Extension
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Hypnosis Training Program
Medical Board, State of California, Licensed Physician, Certificate No. G60409
American Board of Addiction Medicine, Board Certified in 2013
California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 50715)
Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners, Medical Doctor License Number 16330
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SF-CP)
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)
Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
Registered Recovery Worker, RRW, California Certification Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
Alameda County Psychological Association
Free and Accepted Mason
Live Oak Lodge #61, Master Mason and Musician
Black Rock City Emergency Services
Give An Hour, Mental Health Serivce to U.S. Military Personnel
Bay Area Red Cross, Oakland, Disaster Response Team
Pacific Weightlifting Assocation, Masters division
USA Weightlifing, member
Musician: Keyboards, Guitar, Drummer, Singer.
PSR/BST Behavioral Coach, BSW
BST/PSR Behavioral Coach, BSW
Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMPs) may provide Basic Skills Training (BST), Day Treatment, Peer-to-Peer support, Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) and Crisis Intervention (CI)services.
Qualified Mental Health Associates (QMHAs) may provide BST, Peer-to-Peer Support, and PSR services under the Clinical Supervision of a QMHP
Qualified Behavioral Aides (QBAs) may provide BST services under the clinical supervision of a QMHP and [under] the direct supervision of a QMHP/QMHA. QBAs may provide Peer-to-Peer Support services under the clinical/direct supervision of a QMHP
Customized, individual and like treatment plans with be created to uniquely assist clients to achieve their desired mental health goals. Our team will create, maintain, and implement treatments that will be designed to address real life situations that will help clients begin a path of self realization and healing. Each plan will be
comprehensive, progressive, personalized plan that includes all prescribed
Behavioral Health (BH) services, to include Rehabilitative Mental Health (RMH)
and Outpatient Mental Health (OMH) services.
Tele-health sessions are also available
Basic living and self-care skills: Learn
how to manage their daily lives and safe and appropriate
Social skills: Learn how to identify and
comprehend the physical, emotional and interpersonal needs of
others and how to interact with others
Communication skills: Learn how to
communicate their physical, emotional and interpersonal needs to
others and learn how to listen and identify the needs of others
Parental/Guardian training: To facilitate parents’ /caretakers' abilities to continue
their dependents' RMH care in home and community-based
Organization and time management skills: Learn how to manage and prioritize daily activities
Transitional living skills: Learn
necessary skills to begin partial-independent and/or fully