Psychology and Integrative Therapies

Changing Lives
One Day at a Time

Dr. Gretchen Pound is a Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice since 2005 and works primarily with families, individuals, children, teens and elderly who are healing emotional trauma, resolving internal conflict and may be dealing with physical pain.  Dr. Pound completed her B.A. in Psychology at the University of New York at Buffalo.  She completed her doctorate in Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology that later merged and became Alliant International University.  


Dr. Pound is a Clinical Psychologist with a focus on mind-body-spirit connection developed through a dedication to traditional clinical psychology, yoga and meditation.  During her own inward journey, she realized psychological treatment alone would not lead to inner peace and happiness.  Her experiences with spirituality, energy and psychology have blended to create a firm foundation for guiding others into the complexities of their inner emotions.  Her use of psychotherapy, nutrition, yoga, mindfulness and energy healing open doorways into the unconscious that allows the patient to fully uncover and address their inner conflicts and confusion.  

Gladys Llamas earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County. Prior to graduate school, Gladys received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at California State University, Long Beach. Her clinical experience predominantly involved working in community-based mental health organizations and residential settings. She is currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California.

Gladys’s specialty involves working with adolescents and families through evidence- and strength-based treatment approaches, which include concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Functional Family Therapy (FFT). Gladys also incorporates family systems and psycho-dynamic theory in her work to treat a variety of clinical issues related to emotional distress, relationship difficulties and maladaptive coping.

Guli Suliman has experience working with individuals of all ages from diverse life backgrounds with a wide range of mental health issues. Areas of interest and experience includes people in early recovery from substance use disorder, struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, couples and families. Guli’s goal is to create a safe, warm, and collaborative therapeutic environment, in which you are free to explore your personal identity, experiences, relationships, and perspectives on life. Her integrative approach to therapy offers her clients help from solution-focused methods, mindfulness therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).  Her clients describe her as warm, easy to talk with, and respectful.

Guli obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and her Master’s degrees from Argosy University. She is a board-certified licensed marriage and family therapist.

Dr. Masha Godkin, Psy.D LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in addictive behavior and working with performers.  Dr. Godkin received her B.A. in Psychology from UCSD and Psy.D in MFT from Alliant International University/San Diego.  Her clinical experience includes telemental health counseling, individual, group, couples and family therapy as well as facilitating SMART recovery meetings.  

Since 2010, Dr. Godkin has been a professor of counseling psychology. She has also worked for several years as a clinical director and supervisor. 

Dr. Godkin has an extensive background in drama and music, which she integrates into her clinical work. She utilizes the evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model, combined with the humanistic approach, as she guides her clients to unlock their own potential and experience greater emotional and psychological freedom. 

At Healthier Life Therapy you will be welcomed by a very special healing dog named Lily.  Lily's loving energy will immediately help you feel calm and relaxed.

Animals have been helping people heal from their trauma and problems for many years.  Dr. Lily does this amazing thing where she just exists in the office and makes everyone's life a whole lot better.  She is a rescue dog who has an innate ability to bring loving healing energy to the therapeutic space.