COVID-19 Update

New Beginnings cares about your safety and is offering convenient telehealth services through video or phone sessions. You can use any device such as a smart phone or computer that has a camera and microphone to receive quality services with a simple click to a link we provide you. Our staff is available for support and if you should have further questions about the process.  We will also continue to offer in-office visits. Schedule your first telehealth or in-office appointment today (209)892-5902!

About Us

New Beginnings Child, Adolescent and Family Counseling Inc. is privately owned by Linsey Kapoor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Her mission is to provide the highest quality of care using evidence based practices to meet the needs of mental and behavioral health issues. New Beginnings prides itself in providing highly personalized services to all clients within Stanislaus County and surrounding areas.

Linsey Kapoor - Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor

Linsey Kapoor, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Chief Executive Director

Linsey’s background is in counseling and psychology. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with her Bachelors in Psychology and a nationally recognized accredited CACREP program with her Master’s Degree in Counseling at California State University, Sacramento. She holds a state license as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through the Board of Behavioral Sciences and National Board for Certified Counselors.

Linsey is a dedicated experienced therapist inspired to help others who feel stuck and need hope in difficult life transitions such as, but not limited to trauma, PTSD, depression, stress management, substance abuse, family conflict, self-injurious behavior, gender issues, emotional disturbance, behavioral issues, anxiety, grief and loss. Her private practice provides mental health services for children, adolescents in conjunction with their families and individual psychotherapy for adults. Her style is practical, strength-based and solution focused, balancing increasing insight with learning new skills necessary for positive changes. Linsey works collaboratively with her client’s and any multi-disciplinary professional team to ensure an optimal outcome. Her expertise is in the youth population. She enjoys working with the foster and adoptive youth. Linsey has collaboratively experienced working with multiple out-of-county and in-county cases and teamed with other agency programs to effectively provide youth and families the support they need.

 

Professional Activities and Memberships

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Association for Play Therapy

Association for Play Therapy

United Patterson

United Patterson

Psychology Today

Psychology Today

America's SBDC California

America’s SBDC, Central California

New Beginnings Family Resource Center

New Beginnings Family Resource Center

Meet Our New Beginnings Team

Kevin Offhaus - Family and Marriage Therapist

Kevin Offhaus, MSSA, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

During Kevin’s career, he has provided clinical treatment to individuals, couples, families and groups, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referral and aftercare. Kevin has experience working in a variety of settings including child welfare, private practice, inpatient and outpatient care, foster care, residential treatment facilities, group homes, secure and non-secure detention, runaway shelters, transition independent living programs, and outreach. He maintained a private practice from 2004 to 2011, providing family, individual, group, and couples counseling, as well as clinical consultation to unlicensed clinicians. Kevin currently provides clinical supervision for registered interns at New Beginnings.

Kevin is an Adjunct Assistant Faculty at The University of Phoenix, teaching courses in the College of Humanities (Masters in Science of Marriage and Family Therapy), Psychology and Human Services programs. In that capacity, He has taught well over 20 classes. Kevin has special interest and over 20 years of specialized training in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and personality disorders. Kevin believe that psychological treatment should be conducted in a multidisciplinary setting to meet the many needs of the client.

Scott Charlton, MS, LMFT

Scott Charlton, MS, LMFT

Scott Charlton is committed to helping his clients resolve conflicts and move closer to fulfilling their dreams. Scott has experience working with children, youth, adults and their families in a variety of settings and situations. Some of these include health and mental wellness, relationships, and struggles related to school. Scott previously worked with San Joaquin County’s Functional Family Therapy team and for Stanislaus County Juvenile Justice. Scott is skilled in several types of therapy and works in a highly collaborative style. At the core, therapy includes helping clients identify values and gain skills that will encourage, strengthen the client and their relationships.

 

Mayra Ramos, MA, LMFT, ATR

Mayra Ramos, MA, LMFT, ATR

Mayra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. Mayra is passionate about assisting others to connect with their deeper selves and explore their innate creativity. Her extensive background in the arts and Clinical Art therapy, provides her with a deep appreciation for the creative process and its value as a therapeutic tool for awareness, growth and healing of emotional wounds.

Mayra is dedicated in providing a safe space for persons of difference in backgrounds, beliefs, sexual orientations, race and culture. During Mayra’s career, she has experienced working as a Therapeutic Companion with children and help them develop social and emotional skills. A a therapist she also has experience working with adolescents, adults, older adults and families to address their challenges with ADHD, behavioral/life difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, grief, sexuality, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, harm to self, addiction recovery, personality disorders, psychosis, bi-polar, depression, PTSD, dissociation, OCD, anxiety, dual diagnosis and more. Mayra has worked as a crisis clinician, primary therapist, in settings that included inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, clinics, schools and private practice with the ability to provided services in English or Spanish.

Some of her approached includes depth psychology techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, psychodynamic and existential perspectives through a holistic and integrative lens. Mayra also employs mindfulness techniques and awareness of the body. Mayra hopes to be a catalyst of change and helps others find meaning, compassion, understanding and healing towards their potential of discovering the best version of themselves.

Leanne Louis, PCLC, PP

Leanne Louis, PCLC, PP

Leanne is a Professional Certified Life Coach (PCLC) through the International Coach Federation and uses mindset techniques that can help motivate clients to get on track, stay focused and achieve their dreams. As a life coach, Leanne’s desire is to listen, empower and motivate others to help them reach their goals. Leanne will serve as a source of motivation and inspiration that push clients to their true potential.

Leanne has been working in the mental health field for many years but as Parent Partner (PP) in a Children’s Mental Health Clinic for the last four years. Leanne’s experience before her role as a Parent Partner was working in schools with children identified with mild to moderate adjustment difficulties as a child aide with the Primary Intervention Program, Second Step social skills program and developed her own classroom social skills curriculum for students ages 5-12. Through that program, Leanne incorporated social skills, etiquette, manners, cooperation, inclusion, resolving conflicts, problem-solving, put ups\not put-downs, mutual respect and how to value diversity.

Leanne implemented the Parent Partner program with training from San Joaquin County Mental Health and is still employed with Valley Community Counseling. Leanne as Parent Partner meets with parents, caregivers, guardians, foster parents and grandparents who are struggling with their child who has a mental health diagnosis. As a Parent Partner, she has learned how to engage and collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds and is willing to use her own lived experience to provide hope and support. As Parent Partner Leanne is friendly, helpful, flexible and family-focused as her services are family-driven in order to directly engage and support our families at New Beginnings.

Kristina Birch, MS, LPCC

Kristina Birch MS, LPCC

Kristina is committed to helping individuals overcome adversity resulting from, but not limited to trauma, poor relationships skills, depression, loss, anxiety, ADHD, behavior issues and school related issues. Kristina has experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults, and groups in multiple settings.

As a mental health clinician, she provided therapeutic behavioral services in the home, group therapy, crisis intervention, parenting skills training, social skills, coping and resiliency skills, CPS mandated counseling, professional development to team members, teachers, school staff, community agencies and continues to provide individual therapy within the school setting. Her work experience comes from San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Children and Youth Services, local community agencies, and Stockton Unified School District.

Kristina believes that treatment is not a “one treatment fits all,” and is skilled in a variety of strength-based therapy models. She believes there is HOPE in every situation and with HOPE one can strive to become emotionally healthy and move forward to being successful in discovering one’s self, one’s purpose, and one’s dreams.

Natasha Cerillo - ABA Program

Natasha Cerrillo, MS, LMFT, BCBA

Natasha’s educational background consists of an Associates Degree in Child Development, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (consisting of psychology, sociology and gender studies), and a Master’s Degree in Science for Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapies, and Behavioral Analysis from California State University, Stanislaus. Natasha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) with an 9-year background in behavioral analysis. Natasha’s clinical experience includes individual therapy for children, adults, couples and family therapy, co-parenting and groups within a variety of settings; such as residential treatment facilities, clinics, home and school-based services. In having an eclectic approach to therapeutic services, Natasha emphasizes using a strength-based, client centered foundation, when using techniques to further support her clients in accomplishing their goals.

Peggy Shapiro, MA, AMFT

Peggy Shapiro, MA, AMFT

Supervised by Kevin Offhaus, MISSA, LCSW

Peggy knows that making the decision to seek counseling or therapy can be a difficult decision due the stigma “only crazy people need”. Therapy is a way for anyone to receive assistance in navigating through life’s many tough situations. Therapy can be helpful for a multitude of everyday issues that many people have. Some include being sad most of the time, excessive worrying, becoming frustrated with life, consistently making self- defeating decisions, feeling like no one understands, and relationship struggles just to name a few. Peggy has experience working with many different issues: depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, relationship problems, marital struggles, co-parenting, bullying, blended families, impulse control, conduct disorders, grief, gender identity, and so much more. She can help you learn how to manage life’s problems; while developing a more positive outlook.  Peggy is experienced in working with individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families using a wide range of treatment modalities tailored specifically to the individual, couple or family; such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Solutions, Focused Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and more. Peggy’s philosophy is “Remember, life only stops when you decide to stop living”. Peggy invites you to come and talk about matters that are important to you.

Josephina Rodriguez, MS, LMFT

Josephina Rodriguez, MS, LMFT

Josephina has had the privilege of working as a Mental Health Practitioner for over 20 years with adults, families, children, and adolescents and have been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for 13 years.  Her experience has included working in county contracted outpatient mental health clinics, family resource centers, non-profit agencies, juvenile justice diversion programs, residential facilities, emotionally disturbed school-based programs, and sexual assault/domestic violence centers.  She have received additional training in crisis response/de-escalation strategies, trauma informed care, mindfulness, and best practices for treatment.   

Her therapeutic approach borrows from a variety of theories but is built on a foundation of cognitive behavioral and solution focused techniques, existential and family systems, and strength based models. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, women’s issues, eating disorders, gender identity issues, and family difficulties, to name a few.  Josephina is bi-cultural, speaks Spanish fluently, and seeks to incorporate cultural practices into treatment that facilitate an individual’s growth.  She looks forward to providing a warm, non-judgmental, safe place to work through the issues that individuals are ready to face.

Claudia De La Rosa, AMFT

Claudia De La Rosa, AMFT

Claudia graduated from California State University, East Bay with her Bachelors of Science degree in psychology then with her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently an Associate Marriage and Family therapist.
Claudia started her therapy career at an outpatient clinic in Campbell. Claudia has experience working with children, foster youth, families and young adults in various clinical settings. She has helped children and young adults deal with trauma, PTSD, depression, issues with blended families, ADHD, anxiety, grief, anger management and relationship issues. Claudia works as a collaborative team to ensure the client experiences a positive outcome.
Claudia switched gears and went to work for the County of Santa Clara Social Services where she worked with adults of various ages and families. She is very happy to return to working as a clinician in this close knit community.

 

Lani Westervelt, MS, LMFT

Lani Westervelt, MS, LMFT

Lani’s background is in counseling and psychology. She graduated from California State
Stanislaus with her bachelor’s in psychology with her master’s degree in Counseling at California State University Hayward. She holds a California state license as a Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences, State of California. License number 38654. Lani has been licensed since March 2020 and has worked in various agencies and is now associated with New Beginnings. After college she began providing therapy in 1996 giving her 24 years of experience. She has is a dedicated experienced therapist inspired to help others who feel overwhelmed and need hope in difficult life transitions such as, but not limited to trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress, family conflict, self-injurious behavior, gender issues, emotional disturbance, behavioral issues, anxiety, grief and loss. She works with children and adolescents in conjunction with their families, families, individual adults, and couples. She enjoys working with foster and adoptive youth. Her style is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. There is a focus on what we think, how we feel and how we behave as we face day-tolife experience and relationship problems. In addition, Experiential Humanistic Therapy, which looks at families as systems with its rules and roles, feelings related to others, self-esteem, communication, and growth. In addition, balancing increasing insight with learning new skills necessary for positive changes.

Catherine Linville, MS, AMFT

Catherine Linville, MS, AMFT

Catherine (Katie) is a Registered Associated Marriage and Family Therapist under the supervision of Linsey Kapoor, MS, LMFT, LPCC. Her education includes an Associate’s degree in psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Merced, and a Master of Science degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapies and Behavior Analysis, from California State University, Stanislaus. Catherine has over five years of clinical experience providing individual counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults, in addition to couples, family, and group counseling. Catherine has an integrative therapeutic approach utilizing several evidenced-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Catherine emphasizes a person-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused approach to assist individuals work through issues and reach their goals.

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” – Fred Rogers

Crystal Garcia Administrative Assistant New Beginnings in Modesto, CA

Crystal Garcia

Lead Administrative Assistant (Modesto)

Crystal is the first person you will meet at our office as you first come in. She joined the New Beginnings team in 2019, providing front desk reception, scheduling of clients, and providing administrative support. She has been in the Medical Field for about 5 years now after graduating as a Medical & Technical Office Assistant from Merced College. Within her role she worked with a variety of Primary and Specialty doctors, later she became the head Medical Assistant of the Palliative Care Program. She believes her faith in God has gotten her to the place she is now, and knows there is much more to accomplish. She knows the importance of healthcare confidentiality and providing compassionate care. She strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment for each client as they arrive for their session.

Outside of the office, Crystal enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at church, drawing, and playing her guitar.

Rocio Castillo

Rocio Castillo, Administrative Assistand (Modesto)

My name is Rocio Castillo. I graduated from California State University of Stanislaus with a bachelor’s in Sociology and concentrated in Human Services. I am a person who is committed, outgoing, and polite. I enjoy meeting new people and discovering new ways to help them achieve a meaningful experience. I have accumulated 4 years of working in customer service which has allowed me to expand my social and communication skills. I am very caring and passionate about helping others in our community. During my free time, I like to go shopping, exercise and go out to new places. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Aleks Duarte - Administrative Assistant

Aleks Duarte, Administrative Assistand (Patterson)

Aleks is one of our newest admins. Originally from the bay area, Aleks attended Chabot College in which he majored in Psychology. He is very passionate in helping others and will do what he can to make everyone feel comfortable. With more than 6 years in working at a car dealership, he is very experienced in dealing with confidential information. Outside of the office, Aleks enjoys training for sumo wrestling, exercising with his dog, loves to ride his bike, loves to listen to all types of music from all different timelines, and spend time with his father.

Peapod, Emotional Support Dog

Peapod, Emotional Support Dog

Peapod is part Chihuahua and part Pug, who is an Emotional Support Dog and lives with her Mom and two cats. Peapod loves to “heard cats” in her spare time and does a great job at it. She loves to lie in the sun, roll in the grass and go for leisurely strolls with her Mom. Peapod has some favorite toys she plays with, and of course she thinks she is a little human girl. She loves to sleep in her Mom’s arms and lay beside her on the couch. Peapod’s specialty is soothing/calming anxiety when her Mom gets anxious and she does a great job at it. Peapod is a mellow little girl; she is calm and very “chilled out”. She calms her Mom, helps her when she feels stressed or anxious and has taught her how to relax and “smell the roses”. She is a “one of a kind” girl.

Our Locations

Patterson, CA

21 N. El Circulo Ave.

Modesto, CA

937 Coffee Rd.

Get In Touch

 

Changing to a ButterflyJust when the caterpillar thought its world was ending, it became a beautiful butterfly. 

Addresses:

21 N. El Circulo Ave., Patterson, CA 93150

937 Coffee Rd., Modesto, CA  95350

 

Phone Numbers:

Patterson office
P.  (209)892-5902
F: (209) 892-7486

Modesto office
P: (209)554-6808
F: (209)554-6865

Hours

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Weekends: Based on provider availability

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Meet Our New Beginnings Team

Linsey Kapoor

MS, LMFT, LPCC

Chief Executive Director

Linsey Kapoor - Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor
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Linsey’s background is in counseling and psychology. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with her Bachelors in Psychology and a nationally recognized accredited CACREP program with her Master’s Degree in Counseling at California State University, Sacramento. She holds a state license as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through the Board of Behavioral Sciences and National Board for Certified Counselors.

Linsey is a dedicated experienced therapist inspired to help others who feel stuck and need hope in difficult life transitions such as, but not limited to trauma, PTSD, depression, stress management, substance abuse, family conflict, self-injurious behavior, gender issues, emotional disturbance, behavioral issues, anxiety, grief and loss. Her private practice provides mental health services for children, adolescents in conjunction with their families and individual psychotherapy for adults. Her style is practical, strength-based and solution focused, balancing increasing insight with learning new skills necessary for positive changes. Linsey works collaboratively with her client’s and any multi-disciplinary professional team to ensure an optimal outcome. Her expertise is in the youth population. She enjoys working with the foster and adoptive youth. Linsey has collaboratively experienced working with multiple out-of-county and in-county cases and teamed with other agency programs to effectively provide youth and families the support they need.

Professional Activities and Memberships

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Association for Play Therapy

Association for Play Therapy

United Patterson

United Patterson

Psychology Today

Psychology Today

America's SBDC California

America’s SBDC California

 New Beginnings Family Resource Center

New Beginnings Family Resource Center

Kevin Offhaus

MSSA, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Kevin Offhaus - Family and Marriage Therapist
Learn more
During Kevin’s career, he has provided clinical treatment to individuals, couples, families and groups, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referral and aftercare. Kevin has experience working in a variety of settings including child welfare, private practice, inpatient and outpatient care, foster care, residential treatment facilities, group homes, secure and non-secure detention, runaway shelters, transition independent living programs, and outreach. He maintained a private practice from 2004 to 2011, providing family, individual, group, and couples counseling, as well as clinical consultation to unlicensed clinicians. Kevin currently provides clinical supervision for registered interns at New Beginnings.

Kevin is an Adjunct Assistant Faculty at The University of Phoenix, teaching courses in the College of Humanities (Masters in Science of Marriage and Family Therapy), Psychology and Human Services programs. In that capacity, He has taught well over 20 classes. Kevin has special interest and over 20 years of specialized training in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and personality disorders. Kevin believe that psychological treatment should be conducted in a multidisciplinary setting to meet the many needs of the client.

Scott Charlton

MS, LMFT

Scott Charlton, MS, LMFT
Learn more
Scott Charlton is committed to helping his clients resolve conflicts and move closer to fulfilling their dreams. Scott has experience working with children, youth, adults and their families in a variety of settings and situations. Some of these include health and mental wellness, relationships, and struggles related to school. Scott previously worked with San Joaquin County’s Functional Family Therapy team and for Stanislaus County Juvenile Justice. Scott is skilled in several types of therapy and works in a highly collaborative style. At the core, therapy includes helping clients identify values and gain skills that will encourage, strengthen the client and their relationships.

Mayra Ramos

MA, LMFT, ATR

Mayra Ramos, MA, LMFT, ATR
Learn more

Mayra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. Mayra is passionate about assisting others to connect with their deeper selves and explore their innate creativity. Her extensive background in the arts and Clinical Art therapy, provides her with a deep appreciation for the creative process and its value as a therapeutic tool for awareness, growth and healing of emotional wounds.

Mayra is dedicated in providing a safe space for persons of difference in backgrounds, beliefs, sexual orientations, race and culture. During Mayra’s career, she has experienced working as a Therapeutic Companion with children and help them develop social and emotional skills. A a therapist she also has experience working with adolescents, adults, older adults and families to address their challenges with ADHD, behavioral/life difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, grief, sexuality, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, harm to self, addiction recovery, personality disorders, psychosis, bi-polar, depression, PTSD, dissociation, OCD, anxiety, dual diagnosis and more. Mayra has worked as a crisis clinician, primary therapist, in settings that included inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, clinics, schools and private practice with the ability to provided services in English or Spanish.

Some of her approached includes depth psychology techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, psychodynamic and existential perspectives through a holistic and integrative lens. Mayra also employs mindfulness techniques and awareness of the body. Mayra hopes to be a catalyst of change and helps others find meaning, compassion, understanding and healing towards their potential of discovering the best version of themselves.

Leanne Louis

PCLC, PP

Leanne Louis, PCLC, PP
Learn more
Leanne is a Professional Certified Life Coach (PCLC) through the International Coach Federation and uses mindset techniques that can help motivate clients to get on track, stay focused and achieve their dreams. As a life coach, Leanne’s desire is to listen, empower and motivate others to help them reach their goals. Leanne will serve as a source of motivation and inspiration that push clients to their true potential.

Leanne has been working in the mental health field for many years but as Parent Partner (PP) in a Children’s Mental Health Clinic for the last four years. Leanne’s experience before her role as a Parent Partner was working in schools with children identified with mild to moderate adjustment difficulties as a child aide with the Primary Intervention Program, Second Step social skills program and developed her own classroom social skills curriculum for students ages 5-12. Through that program, Leanne incorporated social skills, etiquette, manners, cooperation, inclusion, resolving conflicts, problem-solving, put ups\not put-downs, mutual respect and how to value diversity.

Leanne implemented the Parent Partner program with training from San Joaquin County Mental Health and is still employed with Valley Community Counseling. Leanne as Parent Partner meets with parents, caregivers, guardians, foster parents and grandparents who are struggling with their child who has a mental health diagnosis. As a Parent Partner, she has learned how to engage and collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds and is willing to use her own lived experience to provide hope and support. As Parent Partner Leanne is friendly, helpful, flexible and family-focused as her services are family-driven in order to directly engage and support our families at New Beginnings.

Kristina Birch

MS, LPCC

Kristina Birch, MS, LPCC
Learn more
Kristina is committed to helping individuals overcome adversity resulting from, but not limited to trauma, poor relationships skills, depression, loss, anxiety, ADHD, behavior issues and school related issues. Kristina has experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults, and groups in multiple settings.

As a mental health clinician, she provided therapeutic behavioral services in the home, group therapy, crisis intervention, parenting skills training, social skills, coping and resiliency skills, CPS mandated counseling, professional development to team members, teachers, school staff, community agencies and continues to provide individual therapy within the school setting. Her work experience comes from San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Children and Youth Services, local community agencies, and Stockton Unified School District.

Kristina believes that treatment is not a “one treatment fits all,” and is skilled in a variety of strength-based therapy models. She believes there is HOPE in every situation and with HOPE one can strive to become emotionally healthy and move forward to being successful in discovering one’s self, one’s purpose, and one’s dreams.

Natasha Cerrillo

MS, LMFT, BCBA

Natasha Cerillo - ABA Program
Learn more
Natasha’s educational background consists of an Associates Degree in Child Development, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (consisting of psychology, sociology and gendered studies), and a Master’s Degree in Science in Psychology for Marriage and Family Therapies, and Behavioral Analysis from California State University, Stanislaus. Natasha is registered as an Associate in marriage and family therapy and has an 8 year background in behavioral analysis. Natasha’s clinical experience includes individual therapy for children and adults, couples and family therapy, and co-parenting, groups within a variety of settings; such as residential treatment facilities, clinics, home and school-based services. In having an eclectic approach to therapeutic services, Natasha emphasizes using a strength-based, client centered foundation, when using techniques to further support her clients in accomplishing their goals.

Peggy Shapiro

MA, AMFT

Peggy Shapiro, MA, AMFT
Learn more
Supervised by Kevin Offhaus, MISSA, LCSW

Peggy knows that making the decision to seek counseling or therapy can be a difficult decision due the stigma “only crazy people need”. Therapy is a way for anyone to receive assistance in navigating through life’s many tough situations. Therapy can be helpful for a multitude of everyday issues that many people have. Some include being sad most of the time, excessive worrying, becoming frustrated with life, consistently making self- defeating decisions, feeling like no one understands, and relationship struggles just to name a few. Peggy has experience working with many different issues: depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, relationship problems, marital struggles, co-parenting, bullying, blended families, impulse control, conduct disorders, grief, gender identity, and so much more. She can help you learn how to manage life’s problems; while developing a more positive outlook.  Peggy is experienced in working with individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families using a wide range of treatment modalities tailored specifically to the individual, couple or family; such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Solutions, Focused Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and more. Peggy’s philosophy is “Remember, life only stops when you decide to stop living”. Peggy invites you to come and talk about matters that are important to you.

Josephina Rodriguez

MS, LMFT

Josephina Rodriguez, MS, LMFT
Learn more
Josephina has had the privilege of working as a Mental Health Practitioner for over 20 years with adults, families, children, and adolescents and have been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for 13 years.  Her experience has included working in county contracted outpatient mental health clinics, family resource centers, non-profit agencies, juvenile justice diversion programs, residential facilities, emotionally disturbed school-based programs, and sexual assault/domestic violence centers.  She have received additional training in crisis response/de-escalation strategies, trauma informed care, mindfulness, and best practices for treatment.

Her therapeutic approach borrows from a variety of theories but is built on a foundation of cognitive behavioral and solution focused techniques, existential and family systems, and strength based models. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, women’s issues, eating disorders, gender identity issues, and family difficulties, to name a few.  Josephina is bi-cultural, speaks Spanish fluently, and seeks to incorporate cultural practices into treatment that facilitate an individual’s growth.  She looks forward to providing a warm, non-judgmental, safe place to work through the issues that individuals are ready to face.

Claudia De La Rosa

AMFT

Claudia De La Rosa, AMFT
Learn more
Claudia graduated from California State University, East Bay with her Bachelors of Science degree in psychology then with her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently an Associate Marriage and Family therapist.

Claudia started her therapy career at an outpatient clinic in Campbell. Claudia has experience working with children, foster youth, families and young adults in various clinical settings. She has helped children and young adults deal with trauma, PTSD, depression, issues with blended families, ADHD, anxiety, grief, anger management and relationship issues. Claudia works as a collaborative team to ensure the client experiences a positive outcome.

Claudia switched gears and went to work for the County of Santa Clara Social Services where she worked with adults of various ages and families. She is very happy to return to working as a clinician in this close knit community.

Lani Westervelt, MS, LMFT

Lani Westervelt, MS, LMFT
Learn more
Lani’s background is in counseling and psychology. She graduated from California State Stanislaus with her bachelor’s in psychology with her master’s degree in Counseling at California State University Hayward. She holds a California state license as a Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences, State of California. License number 38654. Lani has been licensed since March 2020 and has worked in various agencies and is now associated with New Beginnings. After college she began providing therapy in 1996 giving her 24 years of experience. She has is a dedicated experienced therapist inspired to help others who feel overwhelmed and need hope in difficult life transitions such as, but not limited to trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress, family conflict, self-injurious behavior, gender issues, emotional disturbance, behavioral issues, anxiety, grief and loss. She works with children and adolescents in conjunction with their families, families, individual adults, and couples. She enjoys working with foster and adoptive youth. Her style is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. There is a focus on what we think, how we feel and how we behave as we face day-tolife experience and relationship problems. In addition, Experiential Humanistic Therapy, which looks at families as systems with its rules and roles, feelings related to others, self-esteem, communication, and growth. In addition, balancing increasing insight with learning new skills necessary for positive changes.

Catherine Linville, MS, AMFT

Catherine Linville, MS, AMFT
Learn more

Catherine (Katie) is a Registered Associated Marriage and Family Therapist under the supervision of Linsey Kapoor, MS, LMFT, LPCC. Her education includes an Associate’s degree in psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Merced, and a Master of Science degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapies and Behavior Analysis, from California State University, Stanislaus. Catherine has over five years of clinical experience providing individual counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults, in addition to couples, family, and group counseling. Catherine has an integrative therapeutic approach utilizing several evidenced-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Catherine emphasizes a person-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused approach to assist individuals work through issues and reach their goals.

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” – Fred Rogers

Crystal Garcia

Lead Administrative Assistant (Modesto)

Crystal Garcia Administrative Assistant New Beginnings in Modesto, CA
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Crystal is the first person you will meet at our office as you first come in. She joined the New Beginnings team in 2019, providing front desk reception, scheduling of clients, and providing administrative support. She has been in the Medical Field for about 5 years now after graduating as a Medical & Technical Office Assistant from Merced College.  Within her role she worked with a variety of Primary and Specialty doctors, later she became the head Medical Assistant of the Palliative Care Program. She believes her faith in God has gotten her to the place she is now, and knows there is much more to accomplish. She knows the importance of healthcare confidentiality and providing compassionate care. She strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment for each client as they arrive for their session.  

Outside of the office, Crystal enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at church, drawing, and playing her guitar. 

Rocio Castillo

Administrative Assistant (Modesto)

Rocio Castillo
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My name is Rocio Castillo. I graduated from California State University of Stanislaus with a bachelor’s in Sociology and concentrated in Human Services. I am a person who is committed, outgoing, and polite. I enjoy meeting new people and discovering new ways to help them achieve a meaningful experience. I have accumulated 4 years of working in customer service which has allowed me to expand my social and communication skills. I am very caring and passionate about helping others in our community. During my free time, I like to go shopping, exercise and go out to new places. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Aleks Duarte

Administrative Assistant (Patterson)

Aleks Duarte - Administrative Assistant
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Aleks is one of our newest admins. Originally from the bay area, Aleks attended Chabot College in which he majored in Psychology. He is very passionate in helping others and will do what he can to make everyone feel comfortable. With more than 6 years in working at a car dealership, he is very experienced in dealing with confidential information. Outside of the office, Aleks enjoys training for sumo wrestling, exercising with his dog, loves to ride his bike, loves to listen to all types of music from all different timelines, and spend time with his father.

Peapod

Emotional Support Dog

Peapod, Emotional Support Dog
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Peapod is part Chihuahua and part Pug, who is an Emotional Support Dog and lives with her Mom and two cats. Peapod loves to “heard cats” in her spare time and does a great job at it. She loves to lie in the sun, roll in the grass and go for leisurely strolls with her Mom. Peapod has some favorite toys she plays with, and of course she thinks she is a little human girl. She loves to sleep in her Mom’s arms and lay beside her on the couch. Peapod’s specialty is soothing/calming anxiety when her Mom gets anxious and she does a great job at it. Peapod is a mellow little girl; she is calm and very “chilled out”. She calms her Mom, helps her when she feels stressed or anxious and has taught her how to relax and “smell the roses”. She is a “one of a kind” girl.

Our Locations

Patterson, CA

21 N. El Circulo Ave.

Modesto, CA

937 Coffee Rd.

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Changing to a ButterflyJust when the caterpillar thought its world was ending, it became a beautiful butterfly.

 

Addresses:

21 N. El Circulo Ave., Patterson, CA 93150

937 Coffee Rd., Modesto, CA  95350

 

Phone Numbers:

Patterson office
P.  (209)892-5902
F: (209) 892-7486

Modesto office
P: (209)554-6808
F: (209)554-6865

Hours

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Weekends: Based on provider availability

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