Our Community

Chico Creek Counseling is made up of passionate and skilled therapists across two offices in Chico, California. Each individual therapist brings their own set of experiences, education, wisdom, and life experience to assist you through your hardships.

Chico Creek Counseling Offices

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Humboldt Office - 1600 Humboldt Rd. STE 3 Chico, CA 95928

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Cohasset Office - 274 Cohasset Rd. STE 100 Chico, CA 95926

Our Therapists

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Abbie Porter, LMFT

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” -Dr. Maya Angelou

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma-Related Disorders
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Allison Rossan, LMFT

“My basic belief is that as long as there is hope, anything is possible. I strive to help my clients find the hope in their lives and move toward a brighter tomorrow!”

  • Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Loss
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Relationship Dynamics and Parenting
  • Substance Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
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Dan Katz, LCSW

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma
  • Marriage and Communication
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Erika Miller, AMFT

“We are all doing the best we can every day.”

  • Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Ideation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Use Disorders

Jennifer Barzey, LCSW

“The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.” –Soren Kierkegaard

  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Strength-Based and Integrative Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
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Joe Smith, AMFT

“A calm and caring companion on your journey.”

  • Complex trauma
  • LGBTQIA+ support
  • Severe mental health challenges
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Josh Stine, AMFT

“I love working with clients to help them improve their relationships with themselves and others.”

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Communication
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Laurie Taylor, LMFT

“It always helps to have people we love beside us when we have to do difficult things in life”
-Mr. Rogers
  • Children and Family Systems
  • Trauma

 

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Lilli Bentley, LMFT

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau

  • Attachment-based wounding, Emotional/Physical/Sexual Trauma
  • PTSD, Anxiety, Panic, Depression
  • Faith-based counseling

 

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Lora Besser, LCSW

“We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are.” -Fred Rodgers

  • Play Therapy
  • Strength-Based treatment
  • Family Systems
  • Anxiety and Depression
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Lynn Hinkley, ACSW

“The part can never be well if the whole is not well.” -Plato

  • PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Coexisting Substance Use Disorders
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Mary Parker, AMFT

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” -Brené Brown

  • Self Harm, Depression, and Anxiety
  • Childhood, Sexual, and Complex Trauma
  • LGBTQIA+ related issues
  • Brainspotting
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Mandolin Kladko, LMFT

“For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.” – Viktor Frankl

  • Adolescents and Adults
  • Challenging existential fears and questions
  • Trauma and life transitions
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Nancy Neidhardt, AMFT

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

  • Emotional Focused Therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Narrative Therapy

Nicole Pang, ASW

“Trauma-informed, client-centered.”

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anxiety and Trauma
  • Suicide prevention
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Robert Ponce, LCSW

I believe that every person has the capacity to heal, grow, and change.”

  • Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression
  • ADHD, Defiant/Opposition Disorders
  • Communication and Relationship Challenges
Samantha Lapp

Samantha Lapp, LMFT

“Healing makes space for more joy, skills for coping, and an even greater you.”

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Family Systems
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Sher Yang, AMFT

“KUV HAIS LUB HMOOB”

  • Hmong Culture
  • LGBTQ+
  • Anxiety and Depression
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Tami Keeny, LMFT

“What mental health needs are more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only individuals but their families as well.” -Glenn Close

  • Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression
  • EMDR
  • Play Therapy
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Tom Galtress, LCSW

“Wellness is a journey we choose to travel more than a destination we might arrive at.”

  • Holistic Counseling
  • Feeling “Stuck”
  • Addiction and Compulsion
  • Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety

Staff

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Joe Taylor, Owner

Joe founded Chico Creek Counseling in 2010 as a Marraige and Family Therapist. He has since retired, but remains on the Board of Directors as the Owner.

Tamara Coito, Office Manager

Tamara oversees all operations at Chico Creek Counseling, making sure every process is running smoothly and cooperatively between therapists and administrators at both offices.

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Laurie Taylor, Clinical Director Humboldt

Laurie oversees therapists at the Humboldt making sure all they maintain a high standard of care for their clients including diligent note taking, proper counseling techniques, and client privacy

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Jennifer Barzey, Clinical Director Cohasset

Jennifer oversees therapists at the Cohasset office making sure all they maintain a high standard of care for their clients including diligent note taking, proper counseling techniques, and client privacy

Brittany DeNecochea, Biller/Admin. Assistant

Brittany handles client transactions, insurance, disputes and customer service, as well as any other billing-related projects. She also pairs clients with their ideal therapists.

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Jacob DeNecochea, Marketer/Admin. Assistant

Jacob is head of Marketing, tasked with creating and maintaining the online presence of Chico Creek Counseling. He is also an Administrative Assistant, fulfilling odd jobs around the office.

Kristen Schreiber, Biller/Admin. Assistant

Kristen handles client transactions, insurance, disputes and customer service, as well as any other billing-related projects. She also pairs clients with their ideal therapists.

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Gabriella Miranda, Front Office Assistant

Gabriella is the first point of contact for clients. She answers clients’ phone calls and emails, pairs clients with their ideal therapist, schedules appointments, communicates with therapists, and maintains tasks to ensure the front office runs smoothly and efficiently.

Madisen Hiney, Front Office Assistant

Madisen is the first point of contact for clients. She answers clients’ phone calls and emails, pairs clients with their ideal therapist, schedules appointments, communicates with therapists, and maintains tasks to ensure the front office runs smoothly and efficiently.

Getting Started is Easy

We understand that counseling is a brave first step toward health, wholeness, and mended relationships. But it is a hard step. We want to make the process as simple as possible for you.

Free 20 Minute Consultation

Get a personalized therapist recommendation based on your individual needs.

Book Your Appointment

Schedule a time to meet your new therapist, fill out paperwork, and begin your journey.

First Session

Congratulations, you are on your way to mental wellness!

Contact Us

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(530) 410-0505

1600 Humboldt Road, Suite 3 Chico, CA 95928

274 Cohasset Road, Suite 100 Chico, CA 95926

info@chicocreekcounseling.com