but also with the core issues underneath. This led to a career of helping clients who suffer from anxiety, stress, trauma,  life transitions, and societal pressures. Mary creates a supportive environment to provide what clients need in the moment.  Clients appreciate Mary’s sincere and thoughtful approach to what is going on in their lives and her approaches to help them transform themselves.

Mary Barbour Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#111082) is in supervision with Sarah Schupack (LMFT #84326)

Tracy Santomarco, AMFT, believes empathy and support provide a safe place for clients to explore what they may have spent a lifetime attempting to avoid -- until now. Tracy uses a collaborative approach incorporating the Havening Techniques, Brainspotting, EMDR (with EMDRIA Approved Stephen Dansiger, Psy.D. LMFT), Somatic therapy, and other trauma modalities to help clients identify longterm issues, uncover barriers to healing, explore the origin of behavioral patterns, and set goals to begin living the life they deserve.


​​Tracy’s ability to listen and encourage open communication has evolved through a 25-year career in the entertainment industry. This career path allowed her to work with a ​

Shannon Byrnes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice for over 15 years in the Los Angeles area. After graduating with her Masters Degree in clinical psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute and receiving a further five years of advanced training from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Her clinical work led her to specialize in early attachment, trauma and its effect on the brain and ultimately on interpersonal relationships. Her work has evolved into a thriving practice specializing in the treatment of self-esteem and body image issues, life transitions, relationship issues and marital conflict, complicated grief, traumatic stress, PTSD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and addiction. Shannon and Dr. Truitt have worked side by side since 2012.

Damien Gonsalves, LMFT

Beverly Hills, CA

o. 310-720-8200 or email info@tccla.com

Dr. Carter understands that while symptom relief may be success enough for many patients, going beyond symptom relief and focusing on healing the causes of the disturbance will lead to long lasting change. Dr. Carter seeks to not only support insight development into the patterns that get in way of living one's excellence but to also teach transformative skills to empower his patients to create long term health for themselves. Combining emotional regulation techniques informed through neuroscience with traditional talk therapy methods, Dr. Carter actively participates in the healing process of his patients. His patients experience great success by working collaboratively to build upon the strengths inherently present while focusing on creating opportunities to  unlock the ability to Live their Excellence.

Dr. Kate Truitt is a Certified Practitioner, Trainer, as well as the Global Coordinator of Continuing Education for the Havening Techniques. She has hand selected and trained a group of phenomenal clinicians who represent the expertise, integrity, and functional understanding of neuroscience, physiology, and psychology to work alongside her in advancing the development of neuroscience based, trauma informed, and resiliency focused treatment models. These individuals provide clinical care under Dr. Truitt's  guidance in offices throughout the Los Angeles area.


Dr. Truitt's clinical practice and scientific studies have led her to specialize in the treatment of anxiety, chronic pain, childhood/developmental trauma, panic disorders, health anxiety, traumatic stress, and PTSD. 

​Dr. Justin Carter 

  Pasadena, California 

  o. 626-524-5525 or email: info@drtruitt.com



As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY28482), Dr. Carter's research and experience have supported his passion for assisting those he works with reach their ultimate potential and achieve excellence in their lives. Dr. Carter sees his role with patients as being solution focused, energetic, and efficient work. The primary goals in working with Dr. Carter is relief from the presenting symptoms causing distress and then an evolution into personally empowered living. Dr. Carter’s approach begins through informed application of neuroscience based techniques to assist with emotional regulation and the immediate introduction of a new life skill which creates groundwork for sustainable change. 

​Dr. Megan Mansfield

  Pasadena, California

 o. 626-524-5525 or email: info@drtruitt.com

Shannon Byrnes, LMFT

 Pasadena, CA

 o. 626-524-5525 or email: info@drtruitt.com

Rebecca Turner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT107489), is passionate about engaging Neuroscience to nurture the mind, soul, and body. Rebecca earned her Masters of Science degree in Marital Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA as well as a concentration in Medical Family Therapy. This education and resulting clinical work set the foundation for Rebecca’s exploration and treatment of the impacts of sensory sensitivities, chronic illness, and pain upon the lives of individuals and families. Rebecca’s therapeutic work is grounded in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of pre-verbal, chronic, and acute traumatic experiences. Rebecca holds certification in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, a model to support those who’s minds and bodies have developed in the context of chronic illness, pain, and early developmental 

variety of individuals who were addressing relationship issues, victimization from sexual assault/abuse, addiction, trauma, and the pressures of celebrity life. Tracy believes her background has helped her to create a nonjudgmental and welcoming environment for clients to discuss their path toward healing as well.  Clients say they like her knowledge of the fast paced world of entertainment and that she understands the stresses they face as they work with their issues to feel better.

Tracy Santomarco, AMFT Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#105213) is in supervision with Sarah Schupack (LMFT #84326).

working with clients suffering from Trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse with co-occuring disorders using Cognitive Behavioral, Havening Techniques, EMDR, and other Trauma informed interventions and DBT skills at several treatment centers over the past several years in Los Angeles area. As a Therapist he sees private clients private practice in Beverly Hills, CA working with the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles. Damien builds compassion and constructive rapport with clients to provide exceptional care as a solutions-oriented therapist. He specializes in LGBTQIA affirmative therapy, substance abuse, and treating trauma. Additionally, Damien has designed and developed the RISE Group for sexual assault survivors in the LGBTQIA+ community as well as THRIVE: a Therapeutic Group for Individuals Living with and Managing HIV & Aids. Clients speak highly of Damien’s gentle, empathetic approach and his expertise in healing emotional patterns so they can become the people they were meant to be.​​

Rebecca Turner, LMFT

Lead of Neurofeedback and Biofeedback

Pasadena, CA

o. 626-524-5525 or email: info@drtruitt.com

trauma. She is mindful of the connection between trauma, pain, and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and relational distress. As a result, Rebecca engages patients in collaborative, solution-focused based psychotherapy to resolve symptomatology.  In addition, Rebecca is the head of Dr. Kate Truitt and Associate’s Neurofeedback Program. Neurofeedback is a cutting-edge treatment technology that utilizes analysis and retraining of the brain’s electrical patterns to promote optimal wellness and symptom reduction. Patients can witness profound and sustainable change through the integration of psychotherapy, Psychosensory techniques, and neurofeedback. 

-standing rape crisis center. Since then, she has continued to gain clinical practice and research experience to develop a specialization in the treatment of trauma, especially trauma caused by violence. Dr. Mansfield understands that troublesome or traumatic experiences often disrupt several aspects of one's life, such as relationships, work performance, spiritual connection, and physical well-being. This allows her to use a deeply empathic and holistic approach to foster genuine self-compassion and empowerment. Her knowledge of the impact trauma has on the brain enables her to provide treatment beyond traditional talk therapy, which leads to permanent neurological healing. 

Sarah Schupack, LMFT

Clinical Director of the Trauma Counseling Center

West Hollywood and Studio City, California

 o. 310-720-8200 or email info@tccla.com

Damien Gonsalves Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist graduated in 2013 with his Masters in Psychology with a LGBT Affirmative specialization from Antioch University in West Los Angeles, CA and received his BS from Emerson College in Boston MA and also studied at West London University. Clinically, Damien worked in treatment at Promises Treatment Centers 2009- 2013 as a Case Manager for a boutique program titled S.A.I.D (Substance Abuse Intimacy Disorders). As an intern Damien worked as a Clinician at BLVD Treatment Center 2014-2016 working with chemical dependence and substance abuse. In addition Damien developed curriculum for Healthy Intimacy, assisted in the development and headed up the LGBT Affirmative Track. His experiences include 

​Dr. Megan Mansfield is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has received advanced training working alongside Dr. Truitt as Dr. Truitt's Psychological Assistant for a number of years. Dr. Mansfield holds the distinct honor of providing clinical training facilitation with Dr. Truitt nationwide as well as has hosted numerous workshops and seminars focused on incorporating neuroscience based treatments into the treatment of acute sexual assault, LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy, as well as resiliency development for survivors of sexual assault. Dr. Mansfield launched Dr. Truitt's RISE Sexual Assault Survivor Group Series which was the first group therapy program to incorporate the Havening Techniques into Cognitive Processing Therapy. Prior to her graduate studies, Dr. Mansfield served as a Crisis Interventionist and Advocate at Los Angeles' longest-

​Dr. Kate Truitt

Shannon is passionate about helping people heal from the ‘inside out’ and within their relationships. In couples’ work her focus is facilitating each partner’s capacity to attune to and support the other’s personal growth. Shannon fosters the revealing of one’s self through an expression of feelings and thoughts, without blame or accusing, teaching them to respond with empathy while holding onto themselves. Shannon’s goal is to create a safe haven for individuals and couples to deepen their capacity for presence, healing, fulfillment and connection and achieve lives not only free from symptoms but filled with a new sense of vitality and hope.  Shannon is the first couples' therapist in the Nation to incorporate the Havening Techniques into a functional model of couples' therapy.


“I truly admire those willing to embark on the courageous journey toward transformation and am honored to stand beside them in their quest for happier, healthier, more productive and successful lives."   ~ Shannon Byrnes

Dr. Truitt is the founder and Chairman of the Board for the Amy Research Foundation, a 501c3 research foundation focused on the role of the amygdala and neuroscience on brain health during the recovery process and treatment outcomes. She actively honors the belief that each individual is unique and dynamic and has designed treatment models that support each client in a way that is safe and comfortable for where they are presently in their healing process. She strives to create an empowering environment for the clients her teams serve, guiding them through their transformational journey as they seek and obtain their fulfilled life.

Mary Barbour, AMFT, helps clients access living their best life by working through the issues that are keeping them stuck. She integrates talk therapy with neuroscience  based therapies such as the Havening Techniques, EMDR (with EMDRIA Approved Stephen Dansiger, Psy.D. LMFT) and Somatic Therapy to process and release negative thoughts and memories that get in the way of moving forward. Neuroscience research shows that people can rewire their brains to create a new normal. This work can be healing and transformational, cultivating connection, confidence, and clarity.

​Mary’s path towards becoming a therapist was informed by her work as a registered dietitian nutritionist.  She realized she wanted to work not only with eating disorders 

Tracy Santomarco, AMFT

West Hollywood, CA

​o. 310-720-8200 or email info@tccla.com

Mary Barbour, AMFT

Santa Monica, CA

​o. 310-720-8200 or email info@tccla.com