Introducing our new staff

We are thrilled to introduce the newest members of our staff.

 Varinia Garcia Anderson, M.Ed.

Varinia Garcia Anderson, M.Ed.

 Ashley Barlow, LPC

Ashley Barlow, LPC

 Molly O'Halloran

Molly O'Halloran

 Shell Stern, MSW

Shell Stern, MSW

 Ulises Martinez, QMHP

Ulises Martinez, QMHP

 Emily Zeanah Shelton, LCSW

Emily Zeanah Shelton, LCSW

Varinia Garcia Anderson, M.Ed, is a BIlingual Therapist providing individual counseling to clients through our Bienestar program. Originally from Costa Rica, Varinia is a strong advocate for our immigrant population, who inspire her to provide positive healing to those who need encouragement and strength.

Ashley Barlow, LPC, is the Clinical Services Director. She has committed herself to developing and maintaining therapeutic environments that are inclusive and aim to empower and support women, regardless of their background and circumstances; empowering them to live to their fullest potential and support them in breaking down barriers that might inhibit them from doing so.

Ulises Martinez, QMHP, is the Bienestar Support Specialist. He firmly believes that every person is born with the capacity to transform the world with their everyday actions and thoughts. "By being conscious how our own choices can affect our life, we can start generating positive changes that will impact ourselves and the people around us."

Molly O'Halloran is the Operations Manager. Having worked in small business management for the last 11 years, she is excited to support the growing needs of The Women’s Initiative.

Shell Stern, MSW, is a Therapist. She is committed to approaching social work through a social justice lens and believes in the innate healing power of each individual, often using Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness and Nature Connection to promote self-awareness and well-being.

Emily Zeanah Shelton, LCSW, is a Therapist. She grounds her clinical practice in a commitment to social justice, sensitivity to trauma, and belief in relationships as sites of healing and growth.

Learn about our whole team on our staff page