Eric Katende, M.A., excitedly joins the team here at Narrative Counseling Center. He is passionate about cultivating a sense of awareness and empowerment for his clients. Eric works from a place of curiosity, sensitivity and care, ready and willing to challenge dominant societal messages which often have oppressive, marginalizing effects on individuals, teens, couples and families. Eric holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. He received his training from the Southern California Counseling Center, where he facilitated groups focused on healing the effects of domestic violence (at both their Watts and Pico locations). He is particularly interested in addressing issues related to sexuality and racial oppression, depression, anxiety and trauma, with an emphasis on social justice, sex positivity, body positivity and thinking outside the box. Eric works at NCC under the supervision of Charley Lang and can be reached at 424-256-5681, or erickatendetherapy@gmail.com.
Tanya Barr, M.A., is enthusiastic about joining the team at the Narrative Counseling Center. She specializes in working with individuals, couples, adolescents, children, and families. Through humor, curiosity, empathy, and warmth, Tanya supports clients to feel comfortable and know that they are welcome. Dedicated to an action-oriented approach, she explores past dominant narratives and assists in co-creating preferred ways of being that are orientated towards expansion and growth. Tanya has had intensive trauma training with children, adolescents, and their adult caregivers through Hathaway Sycamores Child and Family Services. A sex-positive, LGBTQIA, kink and poly affirmative therapist, she welcomes clients that are seeking their voice, clarity, and a renewed sense of purpose. Having her own professional pathway that includes nearly two decades in entertainment and fine arts, Tanya has an intimate understanding of the rewards, opportunities, and challenges in forging creative, independent pathways. Tanya graduated with her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with a focus in Applied Community Psychology. She works under the supervision of Lucy Cotter and can be reached at (646) 408-5766 or tanyabarrtherapy@gmail.com.
Brian Torres, M.A., proudly joins the Narrative Counseling Center, where he works with individuals, couples, children and groups to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. By exploring alternative ways of thinking that challenge harmful messages from society, Brian helps clients to increase self-awareness and pursue their goals. Brian holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and a master’s degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. He previously worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, addressing a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, gender identity, partnerships, self-esteem, sexuality, and trauma. His professional interests include the entertainment industry, highly sensitive persons, and spirituality. Brian works under the supervision of Charley Lang and can be reached at (323) 736-1832 or briantorrestherapy@gmail.com.

Myra Stevenson, M.A., is delighted to join her talented colleagues at the Narrative Counseling Center.  In her practice with individuals, partnerships, families, and groups, Myra is committed to discovering new ways of relating to life’s challenges and engaging freedom from problem stories. Her collaborative style nurtures a safe foundation for creating a life in line with one’s own unique values and preferences. Myra is enthusiastic about welcoming diverse identities and lifestyles that stand outside the dominant culture, and challenging unhelpful beliefs placed upon us by society’s expectations. Her work is informed by her current experience and training at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, as well as her personal interest in the arts, body positivity, gender non-conformity, and alternative lifestyles. Myra works under the supervision of Charley Lang and can be reached at (323) 540-0991 or myrastevensontherapy@gmail.com.