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We support personal transformation so that you can experience meaningful, sustained results in your life that benefit the world around you.” 

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Meet Lauren

Lauren Taus, LCSW graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University in 2004 with a BA in Religion before continuing on to NYU for her Masters in Social Work. Lauren is licensed as a clinical therapist in both New York and California with a specialty in addiction and trauma treatment. 
As a clinician, Lauren integrates alternative modalities of treatment into her work. She trained with David Emerson under the supervision of Bessel van der Kolk at The Trauma Institute in Boston in trauma sensitive yoga, and she’s trained by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) for MDMA assisted psychotherapy for complex PTSD. 
Meet Our Therapists

"Peel the layers back. True progress is a homecoming, a simple return to the wide goodness of your own heart." 

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Stephen Taus, MD

Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Stephen Taus MD graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1970. He’s been in private practice in San Pedro, California for nearly 50 years where he integrates alternative approaches such as acupuncture into his work.  
 

Dr. Taus is committed to supporting your health and wellness while creating a space of love and care. He is motivated by the unique relationship that exists between doctor and patient. Stephen is overjoyed o support the healing of others in partnership with his daughter, Stephen also enjoys long beach walks, reading books on self-development, meaningful conversations, and quality time with his two children and his granddaughter.

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Jaclyn Udell, ACSW

Jaclyn Udell (she/her) is an associate clinical social worker and harm reductionist. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in Chinese Literature and International Relations before continuing her studies at Tulane University’s School of Social Work for a Masters in Social Work. During her MSW program, Jaclyn completed 1000 hours of clinical work at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) as a Policy and Clinical Advocacy intern. 

Grounded in a systems based approach to psychotherapy, she views language as a resourceful system in witnessing our psyche and examining our culture. Her training in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), MDMA-assisted psychotherapy and Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) has informed techniques whereby she invites your inner-healer into sessions while in ordinary states of consciousness.

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Jennifer Stone

Jennifer Stone is a licensed Associate Clinical Counselor (APCC #109630). Jennifer specializes inĀ working with people who feel ā€œstuckā€ and want to work through feelingsĀ of being reactive, relationship issues and deep childhood trauma.

SheĀ works from a mindfulness meditation lens with compassion for all that isĀ brought to the session. She holds body sensations, thoughts, emotionsĀ and all material with tenderness that can create a safe, acceptingĀ container for healing. She works from a trauma and resiliency lens andĀ focus on working somatically to help you move through trauma and life'sĀ difficulties.

You will learn to "get out of your head", and trust your body,Ā respond to stress in healthy ways, and grow self-love and confidence.Ā She uses a combination of tools in psychotherapy sessions, includingĀ mindfulness meditation, IFS, CBT, visualization, breath practices, andĀ somatic inquiry to get to the root of the problem.

With a MA in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University, a MSc in Organizational Psychology from the London School of Economics and a BA in psychology from McGill University. Furthermore, she is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress reduction/Pain Management facilitator from the University of Toronto and received over 40 hour training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy from Polaris Insight Center.

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Rabbi Peretz Mochkin

Spiritual CounselorĀ 

As a seasoned guide in Jewish mysticism, Peretz brings 18 years of experience to harmonize ancient wisdom with modern living. Bridging daily practices with a 7th-generation mystical lineage, he offers transformative counseling and journey guidance on a personalized structure. Peretz can co-create a vision for your spiritual journey.Ā 

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Stephen Taus, MD

Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Stephen Taus MD graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1970. He’s been in private practice in San Pedro, California for nearly 50 years where he integrates alternative approaches such as acupuncture into his work.  
 
Dr. Taus is committed to supporting your health and wellness while creating a space of love and care. He is motivated by the unique relationship that exists between doctor and patient. Stephen is overjoyed o support the healing of others in partnership with his daughter, Stephen also enjoys long beach walks, reading books on self-development, meaningful conversations, and quality time with his two children and his granddaughter.
 
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Jaclyn Udell, ACSW

Jaclyn Udell (she /her) is an associate clinical social worker and harm reductionist. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in Chinese Literature and International Relations before continuing her studies at Tulane University’s School of Social Work for a Masters in Social Work. During her MSW program, Jaclyn completed 1000 hours of clinical work at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) as a Policy and Clinical Advocacy intern. ā€Ø Grounded in a systems based approach to psychotherapy, she views language as a resourceful system in witnessing our psyche and examining our culture. Her training in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), MDMA-assisted psychotherapy and Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) has informed techniques whereby she invites your inner-healer into sessions while in ordinary states of consciousness.

 

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Jennifer Stone

Jennifer StoneĀ is a licensed Associate Clinical Counselor (APCC #109630). Jennifer specializes inĀ working with people who feel ā€œstuckā€ and want to work through feelingsĀ of being reactive, relationship issues and deep childhood trauma.

SheĀ works from a mindfulness meditation lens with compassion for all that isĀ brought to the session. She holds body sensations, thoughts, emotionsĀ and all material with tenderness that can create a safe, acceptingĀ container for healing. She works from a trauma and resiliency lens andĀ focus on working somatically to help you move through trauma and life'sĀ difficulties.

You will learn to "get out of your head", and trust your body,Ā respond to stress in healthy ways, and grow self-love and confidence.Ā She uses a combination of tools in psychotherapy sessions, includingĀ mindfulness meditation, IFS, CBT, visualization, breath practices, andĀ somatic inquiry to get to the root of the problem.

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Rabbi Peretz Mochkin

Spiritual CounselorĀ 

As a seasoned guide in Jewish mysticism, Peretz brings 18 years of experience to harmonize ancient wisdom with modern living. Bridging daily practices with a 7th-generation mystical lineage, he offers transformative counseling and journey guidance on a personalized structure. Peretz can co-create a vision for your spiritual journey.Ā 

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