The Team

Nancy Crespo-Richardson

Practice Director

Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor

Nancy Crespo-Richardson is a bicultural, decolonized, bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor who studied Social and Behavioral Sciences with a focus in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology and minor in Ethnic Studies at Cal State San Bernardino. Upon graduation she joined the Army, where she served as a medic for 4 years. Nancy continued her studies in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy at Central Texas A & M (Tarleton Accreditation).

She continues to support her  fellow brothers and sisters in arms, as well as Veterans, and proudly shouts: Hooah! Go Army, Beat Navy!

Nancy enjoys working with BIPOC and marginalized communities through self exploration, processing stressors collaboratively working towards healing, finding their voice, and living a more authentic life. She enjoys working with first generation professionals and US Americans, especially when dealing with imposter syndrome. Nancy understands, like our personalities, our relationships and experiences with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, identity, intimacy, etc. vary, so she takes a multimodal approach to meet your needs.

Nancy takes a Holistic approach drawing strategies and techniques from Person Centered, CBT, CBT-I, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Gottman, Brainspotting, Solution Focused,  Narrative Therapy and Bibliotherapy to customize an approach to fit your needs.

On her time off, Nancy enjoys reading a good book, dancing, doing yoga, traveling, hiking and the occasional run. She finds happiness is spending time with her family and black lab, Bella, watching movies, exploring the world, and eating good food.

Marisa Barbaccia

Mental Health Counseling Resident

Marisa Barbaccia is a Spanish speaking Resident in Counseling with Puerto Rican, Argentinian, and Italian roots. She graduated with her Master’s degree in counseling in 2016 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is currently working towards her PhD in Health Sciences at Liberty University. After receiving her master’s degree, she later received a certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling at Utah State University in 2021 to obtain her Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification, in addition to becoming certified as an Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS).

Marisa utilizes a holistic approach with various techniques and strategies stemming from motivational interviewing, solution focused, CBT, person focused, and trauma informed. Marisa has experience working with a variety of populations, specializing in disability, employment issues, marriage and family systems, trauma, and grief. She also has a background in behavioral therapy and is knowledgeable in addressing problem behaviors through functional behavior assessments and identifying the ABC’s (antecedent, behavior, consequence) of each behavior.

On her time off, Marisa takes every opportunity to be outdoors, enjoys reading, listening to music, and traveling. She enjoys spending time with her family and trying new baking recipes.