Danny Arias, M.A.
Danny Arias is a counselor at the Center for Developing Minds who works with preteens, teens and young adults. He uses many different approaches and adjusts counseling techniques based on the client’s needs. Danny prides himself on creating relationships built on trust with his students and understands that real progress can only be achieved when such a relationship exists. He has experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, self-regulating, attention, communication skills, stress, bullying, social media, academic and college planning.
Tara Cerruti, M.A., LMFT
Tara Cerruti is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing remote online counseling for children and adolescents between the ages of 5 to 21 and their families. She uses a variety of approaches to work with children experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, themes of grief and loss, adjustment to parent divorce/separation and other parent-child relationship issues, identity formation, anger management, and behavioral challenges. Her training is in trauma focused cognitive behavioral, attachment based, and play therapies.
Rachel Gilbert, M.A.
Rachel Gilbert is an Education Specialist at the Center for Developing Minds. Rachel’s understanding of neurodevelopmental diversity and executive functioning drives her creation of engaging interventions and supports for children and their families. Rachel’s expertise is in supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD to develop both the academic and social emotional skills needed for success at school, home and in the community. Rachel has a special interest in helping students develop reading comprehension skills and teaching personal organization and self-advocacy skills.
Cassandra Harms, M.A., LMFT
Cassandra Harms is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing counseling for children and adolescents between the ages of 9 and 22 and their families. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach to working with youth struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral and social problems. Cassandra also moderates several classes and groups at the CDM, including the popular "Meltdowns to Shutdowns," which is offered periodically throughout the year.
Shiwani Juneja, MSN, FNP-C
Shiwani Juneja is a board-certified nurse practitioner at the Center for Developing Minds. She is passionate about expanding access to behavioral and neurodevelopmental care, and as a family nurse practitioner, her clinical care remains person-centered. She is currently completing comprehensive training in behavioral and developmental pediatrics at the Center for Developing Minds.
Damon Korb, M.D.
Behavioral & Developmental Pediatrician, F.A.A.P.
Author, Raising an Organized Child
Damon Korb, M.D., a board-certified behavioral and developmental pediatrician, examines the neurodevelopmental brain functions that determine how a child learns, behaves and socializes. As the clinic director for the Center for Developing Minds, he guides a team of child development experts that care for children and young adults who are struggling.
Caitlyn McGinley, M.A.
Caitlyn McGinley is an educational specialist at the Center for Developing Minds. Caitlyn provides executive function training and academic skill building supports for students of all ages. By consulting with parents, teachers and institutions, she provides students with effective case management and educational advocacy. Caitlyn also offers one-on-one assistance to high-school students struggling with the college application process and personal essays.
Joyia Moeller, M.A., LEP
Joyia Moeller is an educational psychologist for the Center for Developing Minds, with more than a decade of experience assessing cognitive, processing, and academic strengths and weaknesses in individuals from preschool through adulthood. Joyia also facilitates IEP meetings and coordinates the implementation of support plans, consulting with parents, teachers and outside agencies.
Jennifer Rich, M.S., LMFT
Jennifer Rich is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing relationship counseling for children and adolescents and their families. She has been in private practice for more than 13 years, specializing in treating individuals who have trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Her training is in brief therapy, cognitive behavioral, as well as family systems.
Julie Tucker, M.A., LMFT
Julie Tucker is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing counseling for families and children, adolescents, and young adults, between the ages of 5 to 26, and their caregivers. She is experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship issues, social struggles and behavioral challenges. Her training is in cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment based and play therapies, and she takes a holistic approach to build skills, help people get unstuck, and strengthen resilience.
Lettie Villavicencio, M.A., LMFT
(Martha) Lettie Villavicencio is a therapist at Center for Developing Minds providing attachment-based counseling for children and their families. Lettie specializes in treating children, ages 2-12, who have trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral and social issues. Her training is in art and play therapy, family systems, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy.
Randy Yates, M.A., LEP
Randy Yates is a Licensed Educational Psychologist at the Center for Developing Minds, with more than twenty-five years of experience supporting students encountering cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and developmental barriers to learning. Randy provides psychoeducational evaluations that give insight to students, parents, and teachers, allowing for adaptive and flexible acquisition of knowledge and skills in school and beyond.
Aliana helps coordinate the administrative support systems provided to clients and clinicians. She manages clinic billing and purchases, a variety of human resources tasks, and implements specific clinic projects and marketing efforts. Over the years, she has worked with children and families in a variety of settings and is eager to continue that path here at CDM.
Aliana has a B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family and two dogs.
Kevin oversees the CDM's administrative and electronic medical record systems. In addition to managing a variety of special projects for the clinic, he is tasked with the development of new procedures and auditing of ongoing operations for accuracy and effectiveness.
Kevin has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California. In his free time, he enjoys gardening and performs ping pong exhibitions.
Olivia provides administrative support to the clinical team and manages patient inquiries. She is one of the first points of contact for CDM clients, via phone or email.
Olivia has a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Urban Education from Santa Clara University. Her hobbies include hiking, baking, and playing with the children she babysits.
Nicole provides administrative support to the clinical team and manages patient inquiries. Having worked with children for more than ten years as a nanny, she is now enjoying helping families to register and get the care they need from CDM clinicians.
Nicole has a B.S. in Theater with a minor in Environmental Studies and Musical Theater from San Jose State University. In her free time, she likes to sing, bake, draw, garden, watch anime, and enjoy time with her husband and cats.