Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health
Therapy and Counseling Services

3rd Year Associates


Confident. Capable. No longer new.

"The only source of knowledge is experience." ~ Albert Einstein

It takes every associate a different amount of time to accrue the hours of experience required by the State of California to become licensed. Generally, though, associates become exam-ready by years 3-5. Axis Mundi clinicians at this stage of their career have spent thousands of hours in the field, hundreds of hours in training and supervision, and are well-accustomed to the demands of the work and the diverse needs of clients.  


jean donald, MA. AMFT #965677   

office in alameda, Ca.

510. 545.3166

Supervised By: Kaye Anderson, LCSW.

Jean leads our expansion to Alameda! She's known for her passionate commitment to bringing outstanding mental health care to clients who need alternate ways of accessing mental health services, including digital formats and telehealth. Her warm enthusiasm and humor, combined with an unwavering dedication to her clients make her an unparalleled advocate. Clients appreciate her direct style and real-world approach to healing. Jean uses a comprehensive approach in therapy, addressing mind, body, and spirit through the use of intuition and empathic clinical insight. She quickly creates a safe space in the office, helping clients get comfortable with difficult issues so that they can transform them with ease. 


Leyla Eraslan, MA. AMFT #89285.       

Supervised by Eleanor Ruckman, LMFT# 40803.                                                                                           office in oakland, ca.


Leyla’s philosophy of therapy is rooted in the belief that you are worthy of love and healing. Blending a
calm presence, creative spirit, and warm humor, Leyla focuses on creating a genuine, supportive, and
collaborative space for recovery and growth. As a multicultural, queer, fat-identified, feminine-bodied
therapist of color, she strives to continuously expand her understanding of how systems impact well-
being and identity. Leyla works alongside her clients to help explore different perspectives, process pain
and difficult emotions, and reclaim a deeper capacity for self-love.


pablo martinez, M.A. AMFT #97108

Office in Oakland, CA.


Supervised By: Robert Shelby, LMFT.

Known for his wonderful sense of humor and dedication to the truth, Pablo brings courage and humility to therapy - helping clients ask and answer the hard questions. He's committed to championing his clients through their struggles and challenges, often acting as a mentor and advocate. Pablo enjoys working with parents and families generally, and specializes in working with Spanish-speaking clients, especially those struggling with issues of acculturation and immigration trauma.

He also is challenging old forms of masculine identity in Latin communities and contributes by working with Latino community members, modeling new ways of interacting and communicating in relationships.