Artemis Tegan, M.A., LMFT
Artemis Tegan-Herrold is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Artemis earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, LA in 2001. Artemis served as Board President of the Long Beach-South Bay Chapter of the CA Association of Marriage & Family Therapists from 2008-2009. Artemis has been working in the counseling field for 23 years. Her specialty is reducing symptoms associated with trauma, including depression, anxiety, marital problems, relationship problems and addiction issues. Artemis works with children, adolescents and adults in individual, group and family therapy using strategies tailored to meet the needs of each client. Artemis is trained in EMDR and utilizes a variety of approaches, including mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, pet-assisted therapy, sound therapy, and Reiki. In 2011, Artemis has also served as an embedded therapist for the CA National Guard in a Behavioral Health Pilot Program from 2006-2008. Artemis is a guest lecturer on Trauma and Mindfulness. In addition, Artemis provides one to one consultation designed to help new therapists to launch their private practice. Currently, Artemis is completing work on her first book entitled I’m a Hero: A Trauma Recovery Workbook for Children.
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Robyn Murakami Kim, M.S., LMFT
Robyn was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, a melting pot of cultures and a place where family comes first. Robyn graduated with her Master of Science degree in Counseling from CA State University Long Beach. She worked as a School-Based Therapist with disadvantaged inner-city children and families while completing a traineeship with Shields For Families . Robyn also has extensive experience co-directing community-based outreach programs for individuals, couples and families. Robyn enjoys working with children, adolescents, couples and families. Her areas of expertise include play therapy, trauma processing, premarital counseling and multi-cultural counseling. Robyn utilizes a Humanistic approach while implementing a variety of mindfulness-based interventions in her therapeutic work as well as art therapy, sand tray, pet-assisted & eco-therapy.
Dr. Virginia Green PhD, MBA
Dr. Green is an expert in the science of addiction and recovery. She is best known for her work on integrating modern psychotherapy with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and for her insights into emotional sobriety.
Dr. Green brings a highly unique background to her profession. Her own personal journey in recovery started in 1992, in beautiful Hermosa Beach, CA. There she fell in love with recovery and with helping people find their way out of the abyss of addiction into the light of recovery. She is a trusted referral source for Thelma McMillen Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center in Torrance, CA, and well versed in substance as well as process addictions and their treatment.
In addition, she is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, with special focus on Binge Eating Disorders and Bulimia. She works with local pediatricians and nutritionists on adolescent eating disorder issues. She has been selected to be on the Student Mental Health Task Force by the Beach Cities Health District, and has served as Redondo Beach Youth Commissioner. She works with teens on stress, depression and anxiety, and has been a speaker at the local schools to parents on those issues.
Finally, her most important focus is on couples, as the creator of the Happy Coupling Program, a ten week series of proprietary workshops for couples recovery, curated from evidence based techniques that give consistently positive results. The topics covered include Negotiating Skills: The Direct Request Method; Vulnerability and Resilience; Wholehearted Parenting; Finances; and Touch and Intimacy. Dr. Green believes that the recovering couple is a foundation for strong families, schools, and communities.
Patricia Richmond PsyD, LMFT
“Life sometimes brings unexpected, troubling and confusing events into our lives that may be difficult to cope with and understand. The good news is you don’t have to face these situations alone. My intention is to create a safe, respectful environment for each client to share their struggles, discover their strengths and move towards positive change.”
Dr. Richmond works collaboratively with each client to find solutions. Dr. Richmond often uses humor in her approach which is compassionate, empathetic and directive.
Even with the most sensitive issues, she is able to move clients toward dramatic changes.
Dr. Richmond works with children, adults, individuals and couples. The treatment modality is tailored to each client’s particular needs. She employs the following treatment modalities:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Solution Focused
- Narrative Therapy
- Family Systems
Dr. Richmond’s areas of expertise include the following:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders / Socially Awkward Children / Developmental Disorders
- Child Behavior Problems / IEP’s / Regional Center
- Couples with Developmental Disorders
- Lifestyle Adjustment Issues Related to Aging or Illness
- Lesbian Couples
- Veterans & Vet Families
- Addiction Treatment
- Grief and Loss
- Eating Disorders
- Low Self-Esteem
Dr. Richmond has extensive experience in helping couples in conflict strengthen their relationship around issues of infidelity or raising a child with a developmental disability.
Linus, Lilly, Oliver & Liam are the Artemis Center Therapy Pups. The pups are Yorkshire Terriers known for their big personalities. Yorkies love to have a task & these pups have worked in the practice all their lives helping traumatized folks to feel safe, bringing smiles & laughter to the downhearted, comfort to the anxious and love to the brokenhearted. The pups are available upon request and especially love to help out with Eco-Therapy walks.