Our Staff

Stephen Bryant Walker, LMFT

Stephen Bryant Walker, LMFT

Director, Middle Way Health
Teacher, Lion’s Roar Dharma Center
Co-AuthorSomething So Obvious
Principal, Wear Kindness

Mr. Walker is a licensed psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher (Lama Yeshe Jinpa) who provides his clients with compassionate support and encourages them to bring mindfulness and kindness to their problems, issues and life goals.

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Colleen Tweed Wong, LMFT

Colleen Tweed Wong, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Clinical Manager

colleen@middlewayhealth.com

Colleen Tweed Wong specializes in maternal wellness and holds a certificate in maternal mood and anxiety disorders from Postpartum Support International. She also works in maternal depression research at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, in General Pediatrics.

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Andrew Smith, Ph.D.

Andrew Smith, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
(916) 214.8560

Dr. Smith brings a solid grounding of traditional psychotherapeutic practices, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems therapies. He combines these with an exploration of Buddhist philosophy and meditative practices to assist people in achieving a stronger sense of peace and well-being along their life path.

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Nicola Simmersbach, PsyD, LMFT

Nicola Simmersbach, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
(916) 952-8594
DrNicola.net

Dr. Nicola offers individual short and long term therapy, couple’s therapy for all types of couples, group counseling, clinical consultation and supervision. She specializes in pre-marital counseling, self-acceptance, mixed orientation marriages, family relationships, change and loss, acceptance and commitment and parenting issues

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Sandra Warne, M.A., LMFT

Sandra Warne, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
(916) 568-1025
mftsw@earthlink.net

Sandra Warne has been practicing Psychotherapy in Sacramento for twenty-five years, successfully using integrative approaches designed to meet the needs of individuals, couples, and families exactly where they are, and moving them forward to realize their full potential for happiness.

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Trish Gemulla, MBA, MS, LMFT

Trish Gemulla, MBA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Spiritrisingtherapy.com
(916) 305-5659

Trish brings many years of study and practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist and as a business entrepreneur, leader and consultant to her current practice, offering individual, family and couples therapy as well as leadership consultation.

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Jesus S. Sanchez, LMFT

Jesus S. Sanchez, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Practitioner of Mesoamerican Methods for Healing

jesus@middlewayhealth.com

Mr. Sanchez is a trained Marriage and Family Therapist with a background in Mesoamerican traditions. By engaging traditional approaches of psychotherapy and Indigenous concepts, he works with clients to identify their strengths as determined by the health of their social, cultural, family, spiritual and behavioral cycles.

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Karen Randles, LPCC

Karen Randles, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Being attentive and listening actively is a key component of therapy. Karen understands that each client is unique, so she incorporates several different treatment interventions and techniques to best serve her clients. Her primary interventions include cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, solution-focused, and play therapy modalities. Her particular interests are: Adjustment disorders, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, relationship difficulties, PTSD, self-esteem, spirituality and trauma.

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Judy Lynn Taylor, CCHT

Judy Lynn Taylor, CCHT

Shamanic Practitioner
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

www.adventuresinshamanism.com

Thousands of years ago, our tribal ancestors discovered that by bringing their spirit body into harmony, their mind and body would also come into balance and harmony. In this modern age, the concept that humans are a Mind/Body/Spirit complex is being explored both scientifically and spiritually.

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Melanie Noel Light, MS

Melanie Noel Light, MS

Visionary Consultant
Writing & Awareness Coach 

dreamlifedesigning@gmail.com 
(916) 425.4478
www.dreamlifedesigning.com
Author: Portals to the Soul, the Psyche & a More Enchanted Life 
Co-Author: Something So Obvious 

Dream Life Designing is the process of bringing your dreams – big or small – to life. It starts with a desire to creatively direct one or more aspects of your life and can become more a way of life with renewed perspective and budding empowerment.

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Jill Kerrigan, MBA, LMT, ACE Certified

Jill Kerrigan, MBA, LMT, ACE Certified

Certified Massage Therapist
Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach 
 
jillkerrigan@hotmail.com
(916) 601-2151
Following an early career working in corporate business, Jill Kerrigan decided to pursue a different path in order to fulfill her dream of helping others. For over 15 years Jill has been providing therapeutic massage treatments to a long list of clients.

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Robert Nakashima

Robert Nakashima

Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor
Co-Founder
, WarriorHeart
rshogo@gmail.com

Robert Nakashima of Inner Circle Tai Chi began his study of martial arts 30 years ago, specializing in Tai Chi, Xingyi and Bagua. He teaches public and private classes in the Sacramento area and is a multiple gold medalist and Grand Champion in national and international competitions.

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Sue Marshall

Sue Marshall

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, De-Hypnotherapist
Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner

theessentialbeginning@gmail.com 
(916) 837-1267
www.thequalityofoils.com

De-Hypnotherapy is the process of getting you out of your trance and residing instead in the authenticity of your being. How can you tell if you’re in a “trance”?

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Sandi Russi, RYT

Sandi Russi, RYT

Certified Ananda Yoga Instructor

Sandi has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 20 years and has been teaching since 2000. Focused on bringing the essence of yoga to her students, Sandi teaches traditional hatha yoga classes designed to strengthen and stretch the body, release stress, calm the mind and enhance self-awareness

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Kathryn (Katie) Kilian, MA, LPC

Kathryn (Katie) Kilian, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Colorado License #381

Ms. Kilian has over 25 years experience in the addiction field. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado and is in the process of completing a certification in California in addictions. Having recently moved to Sacramento from Denver, she currently travels back to Colorado every other month where she continues her work as a court-appointed Parental Responsibilities Evaluator.

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Siri Gian Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.

Siri Gian Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.

Reichian Therapist
(707) 357-5644

For 40 years I have helped people improve their breathing and develop breath practices which are just right for each individual. Besides bringing vitality, joy and peace of mind these yoga, acupressure, and Reichian based practices can activate your own inner healing resources to better cope with anxiety, depression, pain, and addictions.

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Sabrina Schultz, BSN

Sabrina Schultz, BSN

Mindfulness Coach
(916) 492-9007

In this day of aging baby boomers, gym memberships, running and biking clubs and extreme sports, I don’t need to dwell on the importance of exercising the body to keep it supple, strong and to prevent injuries. But have you considered the equally important outcomes of training the mind to also keep it pliable, able to maintain focus, to develop patience, gratitude, acceptance and a sense of friendliness towards ourselves and the world we live in?

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