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.  

 
 
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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. 

 
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Leyla Eraslan, MA. AMFT #89285.       

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

510.775.2394                                                              

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.

 
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CHRISTIE LEE, MA. ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST #96530.

OFFICE IN BERKELEY, CA.

510.939.7329

Supervised By: Elysha Martinez, LMFT

What is true and meaningful for you?

This is the question we will explore in our work together, using a collaborative approach with a focus on self-awareness and mental liberation. My goal is to support you in your quest to determine what personal growth means to you, and to provide a safe, empathic environment where you can develop the perspective and inner resources to help you live a happier, healthier life.

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AMANDA PIASECKI, MA. ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST #102732

OFFICES IN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND, CA.

415.310.2122

Supervised By: Elysha Martinez, LMFT

Through therapy, we can author and re-author life stories and personal mythologies in order to bring self-supporting realities into existence.  I work collaboratively with clients, cultivating existing strengths and internal resources in order to foster relationships and life experiences that contribute to clients' recovery and wellbeing.  When invited, and with respect, I’m honored to explore what makes clients who they are, and to support who they want to become. 

My approach is influenced by depth psychology, feminist, relational, collectivist, transformative justice, and somatic perspectives and practices.  I additionally offer clients my hard skills in anti-oppression work, advocacy, narrative therapy, harm reduction, CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, and somatic therapies. I bring a lifetime of experience walking my talk in support of personal and community healing.