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Empowering Individuals, Couples & Families to Overcome Challenges Together.

Guidance For Mental Wellness. Heal, Grow, Thrive.

Hyland & Associates Specializes in Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, & Personal Growth.

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Adult Therapy

Experience transformative individual therapy sessions tailored to your unique needs, led by experienced therapists dedicated to your mental wellness.

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Couples Therapy

Discover effective couples therapy designed to strengthen relationships and foster deeper connections with experienced therapists committed to your relationship’s well-being.

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Family Therapy

Explore compassionate family therapy solutions that nurture understanding and harmony within your family, guided by skilled therapists dedicated to strengthening familial bonds.

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About US

Hyland and Associates Counseling Services

Tammy Hyland

At Hyland & Associates, our dedicated team of experienced therapists is committed to providing personalized and effective therapy services tailored to your unique needs.

Tammy Hyland
– Founder

Qualified Therapists

Expert therapy for personal growth.

Individual Counseling

Counseling sessions for tailored support.

Couples Counseling

Professional relationship support.

Teen Therapists

Specialized teen therapy services.

Flexible Therapy Services Tailored to Your Needs

Accessible Counseling Services for Your Convenience

At Hyland & Associates, we prioritize your well-being by offering flexible therapy sessions that seamlessly fit into your busy schedule. Our goal is to make counseling accessible and convenient for you, whether you need support during weekdays, evenings, or weekends. With over 11 years of dedicated experience, our team of experienced therapists is committed to providing personalized care that meets your unique needs. Explore our comprehensive range of therapy options, including individual counseling, couples therapy, family therapy, and specialized services for children and adolescents. Take the first step towards a healthier, happier life by scheduling a session with our compassionate therapists today.

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Why Choose Us

We Offer unparalleled expertise and compassionate care. With a team of seasoned professionals dedicated to your well-being, we offer personalized solutions tailored to your needs.

WHO WE ARE

Meet our Therapy Team

Discover our exceptional team of licensed and pre-licensed therapists who are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective mental health care. At Hyland & Associates, our therapists specialize in diagnosing and treating various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and more. With a focus on personalized treatment plans and evidence-based therapies, our therapists are committed to helping individuals achieve optimal mental wellness. Explore our team’s expertise and take the first step toward a healthier mind and life.

Sheri Sepanlou

Sheri Sepanlou

M.A, LMFT

Chelsea Burch

Chelsea Burch

MA, AMFT

Marc Bruderer

Marc Bruderer

MS, MBA, AMFT

Bo Hong

Bo Hong

M.A., AMFT, APCC

Frequently Asked Questions.

What is the difference between a licensed therapist and a pre-licensed associate therapist?

All therapists at Hyland and Associates Counseling Services are all professionally educated, trained, and registered or licensed through the state of California. All of our therapists are members of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and work with adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

Registered Associate Therapists are Masters level therapists who are working towards becoming licensed. They are required to complete 3000 counseling hours (roughly 2-3 years working full-time) to be able to sit for the licensing exam. The associate therapists at Hyland and Associates receive weekly supervision by a seasoned licensed therapist and attend additional continued educational courses on a regular basis. Associate therapists play a vital role in the mental health community. They are highly educated and passionate about helping others.

Licensed Therapists are Master’s level therapists who have completed process of obtaining their 3000 hours and have earned their license. They generally have 3 or more years of counseling experience and regularly attend continuing educational courses.

How can therapy help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.

Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.

What is therapy like?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

What about medication vs. psychotherapy?

It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what’s best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.

Do you take insurance, and how does that work?

To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:

  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?

Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.

However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:

  • Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
  • If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.

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