Our team and mission

Our name comes from the Latin phrase cura personalis, which means ‘care for the whole person.

Meet The Experienced Clinicians

Jenna Sholl, M.A. LMFT, CCTP

Co-Founder and Clinical Director

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping people recover from developmental and relationship trauma. After over a decade of experience in the field of psychotherapy and trauma recovery, I am honored to gain the trust of my patients while I guide them through research backed treatments.

My work is rooted in psychodynamic psychotherapy and incorporates interpersonal neurobiology. My aim is to navigate towards rapid symptom relief and long-lasting change. I believe in an integrative approach for the treatment of traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sleep difficulties and more.  I provide culturally responsive, patient-driven and compassionate care. 

I have served communities across the US in foster care management, schools, residential treatment facilities, nonprofits servicing those experiencing homelessness and addiction and outpatient clinics. I am a Level I Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and  practice as a certified Neurofeedback provider through the Trauma Research Foundation. I have presented to the Counseling Psychology graduate students at Santa Clara University and served on the Board of Directors at the Silicon Valley Chapter of CAMFT. 

My love for soccer, Boston and exploring the Bay Area with my family keeps me busy as well!

Rachel Carson, M.A. LMFT, CCTP

Co-Founder and Director of Operations

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist focused on helping my patients find true, lasting healing from the impacts of chronic stress, trauma, and adverse experiences. Informed by the latest research in interpersonal neurobiology, I help my patients examine their past, find their footing in the present, and create potential for the future. Conversations from the deep, thought-provoking questions, practical information, somatic work, and big laughs are all found in my office.

The foundation of my work incorporates psychodynamic psychotherapy, somatic awareness, and interpersonal neurobiology – all through the lens of trauma-informed care. My goal is to help guide patients towards relief and hope, to understand old patterns and create new ones, and to increase mind-body awareness to be able to live more fully. I seek to create relationships with patients built on trust, honesty, and an invitation into awareness. I believe our mind, body, and soul occupy the same space and require integrative treatment to alleviate unwanted symptoms, create long-lasting change, and find reconciliation with ourselves and our experiences.

I have a history of providing treatment in private practice, school-based settings and community clinic settings. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP I) and maintain ongoing education in the latest trauma-informed research and treatment. Prior to becoming an LMFT, I worked in high-tech startups as well as sports physiology.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area and you can usually find me with my husband, family, ukulele, or hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Janae Smith, M.A. AMFT

Clinician, Supervised by Jenna Sholl

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and my mission is to help clients find healing through compassion and empathy in an environment where they can be themselves. I’ve worked in eating disorder treatment, sexual assault and domestic violence, and trauma recovery. I am passionate about helping people find liberation and healing in body, mind and spirit. I am also a 200-hr registered yoga teacher.

My work is centered in a psychodynamic lens, incorporating principles from systems frameworks and positive-psychology. I believe in a strength based approach in that our symptoms were once strengths that helped us survive. Our work is to acknowledge the ways that it has served us while learning to renew our relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us. 

I’ve worked extensively in the community across various settings including residential treatment, PHP and IOP programs, non-profit outpatient clinics, school based counseling, and juvenile hall. I’m always striving to continue my training in trauma-informed care in order to provide the highest quality care to my clients.

I’m a bay-area native and in my free time, you can find me at the pottery studio, rock climbing, reading, or exploring the world with my husband.

Alysse Caraballo, M.A. LMFT, BCN, R. EEG T., CCTP,
& Care Coordinator

Clinician

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose clinical experience supports those whose lives have been impacted by anxiety, adversity, chronic stress, and trauma. The demands of our lives are such that sometimes we need a dedicated space to slow down so that we can safely explore the fingerprints that our past experiences have on our day-to-day lives, our identity, and our ability to maintain healthy relationships.

By looking at the person holistically and tailoring the therapy to meet each individual’s needs, my patients are able to maximize their well-being. My work is grounded in a philosophy of non-judgement and acceptance; meeting the client where they are as they examine their views of themselves, relationships, and their outlook on the future. I believe that the foundation to effective therapy is in the development of the relationship between the therapist and the patient and the inclusion of the whole self in the healing process. 

I am a Level I Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. My approach is informed by neuroscience research; by using brain and body oriented interventions and psychophysiological approaches, I help clients to increase brain-body awareness, enhance self-regulation skills, manage stress and build resilience. I am board certified in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance with training in neurofeedback for developmental trauma, deep brain reorienting, DBT, mindfulness and positive psychology.

I enjoy traveling with my husband, game nights and spending time with my dog.

Jessalyn Saenz, M.A. AMFT

Clinician, Supervised by Jenna Sholl

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience in grief counseling, trauma recovery and insight-oriented psychotherapy. I have a special passion for working with people in all stages of parenthood and those who experienced stress in childhood sometimes including trauma, abuse and neglect. While I draw from a number of psychological approaches, my work is mainly informed by the psychodynamic and existential theories of psychotherapy as well as the latest neuroscience research. I will tailor our approach to your unique needs and adjust as we progress on your journey.

My patients describe feelings of worry, hopelessness, and loneliness as they navigate their daily challenges. With my deeply curious and non-judgmental approach, I facilitate healing and growth so that you may find more fulfillment in your relationships and the ease with which you move through life. I believe in the power of therapy to help people grow, change, and lead more satisfying lives. I’m always working to develop myself as a psychotherapist and expand my understanding of the human experience. When I’m not reading, I enjoy hiking with friends and spending time with my family

Bleriana Myftiu Beatty, M.A. AMFT

Clinician, Supervised by Jenna Sholl

I am a dedicated and compassionate Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, committed to guiding individuals through life’s complexities, offering a nurturing space for healing, self-discovery, and personal growth. My goal is to empower my clients by engaging in meaningful conversations that encourage them to explore their values, beliefs, and the choices they make.

I have experience in working with individuals dealing with trauma, anxiety, and depression.

My approach is integrative and rooted in existential philosophy, enabling clients to confront their anxieties, fears, and uncertainties, ultimately fostering self-awareness and a sense of purpose. I firmly believe that every individual’s journey is unique, and I tailor my therapy to their specific needs and concerns. Drawing from my background in creative writing, I recognize the healing power of the creative process in reshaping narratives, self-expression, and emotional processing.

My professional background includes working with the college population and community-based outpatient clinics. I am committed to my own professional growth and development, actively participating in various trainings and continued education within the field to provide the best possible support to my clients.

I am originally from Tirana, Albania. I love mountain biking and spending time with my husband and daughter.

What We Believe In

Our mission is to not only help improve the lives of our patients, but to also devote resources, and expertise to underserved folks in our community. 

We believe a satisfying life is possible. 

We believe the connection of the mind, body, and soul is a powerful, guiding force in successful treatment. 

We are committed to respecting our cultural roots and recognizing the impact of those roots.

We recognize and honor the ways in which our patients have survived.

We practice integrity and inclusion and always strive to deepen our awareness of our own privilege.

Trust and safety are of the utmost importance to us.

Careers

Please see our current openings for more information or contact hiring@curaintegrativehealth.com

We Are Hiring!

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