I am here to help you return to wholeness, expand, grow, and discover or rediscover your true self.


Life can feel so heavy and hard sometimes. Maybe you’ve had dark times. Maybe you’ve felt ripped apart. Maybe you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, the effects of trauma, or difficulty with relationships, and there’s a small voice inside you saying, “I’m so tired of being in pain.”

We start by working together to clearly understand your present challenges. Together we uncover the beliefs, patterns, and past events that shape your experience. In doing so we nurture that extraordinary light that shines within you (it’s always been there and it’s there now), bringing you back to your strength, your creativity, your connection with others, and your true voice.

I believe peace and fulfilling connection are possible for you. I see you as vast, powerful, and creative.

Contact me for a free 15-minute consultation.





I hold a space for you that is warm and open, where you are allowed to just BE, and where you can feel safe exploring and expressing whatever has been weighing you down. As I listen to you and HEAR you, I look for the small signals that point toward the deeper truths inside you that are yearning to be known.


I meet children where they are in order to hear them, whether their communication is through words, behavior, or play, to help them access their own healing strength. I work with teens and adolescents to help them learn to identify and express their needs and navigate the big changes and feelings as they move toward adulthood.


I also provide EMDR for adults, children, and couples. EMDR can help you process traumatic experiences, “stuck” memories, and ingrained unhelpful patterns. It uses your brain’s natural healing instincts to help you strengthen and reintegrate parts of yourself that have been wounded by painful, overwhelming experiences. I am with you, and I work to make sure you feel safe in this process.


I work to help couples navigate back to better communication, rebuild trust, and increase connection. I use an emotion-focused approach to help partners better understand themselves and each other, considering each partner’s family of origin, life experiences, beliefs, and needs. It is possible to become a team again.


Families are complex relationship networks. I work to give all voices the chance to be heard and to uncover the (perhaps unspoken) dynamics, emotions, and patterns that are present. I help families to strengthen communication and restore peace in the home.


Additionally I work with people who are dealing with cancer – diagnosis, treatment, and life after; I work with artists and performers to help manage the challenges of the creative life; and I help folks navigate life transitions – college, mid-life, and aging. You don’t have to go it alone.

Jonna Tamases

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #122723

I am a compassionate and intuitive listener and a grounded engager. I use a person-centered, psychodynamic, trauma informed, emotion- and somatic-focused therapeutic framework in which to provide both talk therapy and/or EMDR.

I am a former writer/performer. I’ve experienced depression, anxiety, deep rage, and grief. I’ve had losses, been through cancer, and am a sexual abuse survivor. I fell in love with therapy through my own journey, and I feel honored to help hold open the door for others to come to peace and self-understanding.


Supervised by:

Michele Wilkens, Psy.D., PSY25549
(323) 375-8175
65 N. Madison Ave., Ste 601
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Laura Filip, LCSW 21338 
(818) 395-5463
30 N. Raymond Ave., Ste 604
Pasadena, CA 91103
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I am here to help you return to wholeness, expand, grow, and discover or rediscover your true self.


Contact me for a free 15-minute consultation.


Frequently Asked Questions



My fee is $125-$150 for a 50-minute session. I also offer sliding scale fees on a limited basis – please ask! I am not in network with insurance plans at this time, but for those with a PPO I can offer a superbill for you to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement.

Cancellation policy

Please make sure to cancel with at least 24 hours notice. Less than that requires payment of the full fee.

Availability outside of session time

Text me any time regarding business issues (scheduling, cancellation, etc.) and emergencies. I’ll reply as soon as I’m able. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Video and phone sessions

Yes, if you prefer! The benefits of therapy, and you can wear your pajamas.