Our Team

Margena Carter, M.A.

Margena Carter, Carter Carter Therapeutic Services Founder:

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker and Professional Life Coach who specializes in personal growth, relationship and career counseling. I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University of Los Angeles and I am confident my education and experience working in clinical settings combined with my dedication to support clients in optimum living and coping will help you in reaching your goals. 

Throughout my career I've worked in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, intensive in-patients and outpatient divisions. My skills and abilities widely range from managing clinical services department to conducting corporate trainings. As a therapist, counselor, medical social worker and life coach, I have facilitated individual and group therapy sessions, provided case management, client de-escalation and many other therapeutic techniques using an array of principals and approaches. I have had the opportunity to treat adults and children experiencing homelessness and mental illness. Many were co-occurring with emotional and physical disabilities, addictions, terminal diseases and other disorders.

My work with non-profit organizations and my professional affiliations with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy have afforded me the opportunity to treat individuals and families, many under privileged and at risk. In these settings I’ve provided school and residential counseling, play therapy, anger management and cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, I have appeared on several television networks as a Relationship Expert. 

I am a collaborative, solution-focused, mindful, humanistic therapist. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate behavioral techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.

Annalisa Thomas

Annalisa Thomas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker:

Welcome, and Congratulations on taking the first step towards personal growth. I would love to be a part of your journey toward a better you. Have you been troubled by difficult thoughts, emotions, or circumstances? I invite you into a safe, judgement free, and trusting environment where you can discuss your feelings, needs, and life challenges.

I have more than seven years’ experience in the mental health field. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Women Health Issues, Fertility Issues, Infant and Pregnancy Loss, Military issues, and Self-Esteem.  My experience includes work with adolescents, young adults, and older adults. I use the therapeutic modalities in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to increase emotional regulation when experiencing difficult emotions. I am a certified Trauma Professional and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

I am a therapist who works with you to identify your goals and your challenges. In addition, I will help you to see the strengths inside of yourself that can help you to reach your goal and overcome life’s trauma and challenges. 

No matter our age or background we all go through periods in life where we struggle and need some extra support. 


Raelara Tilden, Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist:

If you would like to take charge in creating the future you desire and live your fullest and best life, I am your therapist!  I invite you to take the next step with me in your journey towards growth, restoration and self-improvement. Change is not easy but is an essential part of growth.

I specialize in assisting people find their authentic self through various mind-body-spirit techniques such as mindfulness, energy psychology, meditation, Reiki, and guided imagery.

So many of us run around daily on auto-pilot and are not aware of the dysfunctional thoughts, behaviors, and patterns that are ultimately holding us back from our true desires of life. My aim is to help you identify these thoughts and behaviors and guide you through the process of unlocking the power of your subconscious mind where these programs are housed, thus breaking you free from limiting beliefs holding you back from reaching your full growth potential.  

In addition, I am also trained in EMDR for those suffering from complex trauma, and/or PTSD. EMDR is also suitable for eliminating/reducing limiting beliefs, negative emotions and memories. 


Jamie Hammond, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have been practicing as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) for 19 years. I specialize in adoption, families and children, individual and couples, substance abuse, and am adept at making good therapeutic progress with people diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I take a strengths based approach with the premise that people are always doing the best that they can.


Diana Delgado, Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Hello and welcome! What an exciting journey to embark as you initiate therapy. I am very excited to support as you engage in this self-growth process. I have been practicing as a bilingual social worker for the past 6 years and as an LCSW in the past year. My clinical experiences focus on children, families, and individuals. Specifically, in the areas of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. My primary modalities includes cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy. My language services include English and Spanish. My goal is to develop a partnership with clients to achieve set goals. I look forward to connecting with you! 


Asia McCready, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hello you! Thank you for considering me and most importantly, thank you for taking the opportunity to embark on the journey of self-discovery that is therapy. My name is Asia McCready and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. During my 4 years of post-graduate experience, I have worked with children, teens, and adults struggling with mental and environmental challenges such as domestic violence, depression, sexual assault, and anxiety. I completed my clinical hours as an outpatient therapist in South Los Angeles providing in-person sessions in homes, on the streets, and every place in between. I believe that everyone deserves to be heard and to have access to mental health treatment. 

 My therapeutic style is warm, collaborative, and individualized. You are the expert on your life and I am here to challenge, guide and support you as you navigate your therapeutic journey. My approach is tailored to each individual but I pull from theoretical orientations such as attachment, trauma, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theory.

If my style and approach sound like what you're looking for, I welcome you to reach out and begin this work with me. Choosing a therapist who understands your unique needs, has training in the subjects most relevant to your issues, and makes you feel comfortable can be difficult. I am here to let you know that you can find your fit (whether that be in me or another professional) because you deserve it!


J Scott Rhule, MA, LMFT

J Scott Rhule (Scott) has been a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) since 1994.  He received his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology San Diego (now part of Alliant International University). He received his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, California

Scott has experience working in private outpatient mental health clinics and hospitals.  He has a passion for working with adults to help them to develop insight into their problems and to generate creative solutions and effective coping skills that will improve quality of life.

Scott has many years of experience working with adults with a wide variety of issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Bi-Polar Disorder Anger and Stress Management, Marriage and Couples Relationship Issues. Scott has experience working with LGBTQ+ as well as Military and Veteran clients and their families.

Scott approaches therapy from a person-centered approach focusing on empathy, authenticity, genuineness, and positive regard. Scott utilizes an eclectic and strength-based approach, which strives to be sensitive to what the client feels works the best for them in sessions.

Scott finds it rewarding to help clients improve the quality of their lives via psychotherapy and counseling sessions.


Kassandra G

Hi, my name is Kassandra G. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for self-empowerment and positive healing. I greatly enjoy the opportunity of helping those in need on their journey to happiness or healing. I strive to create a welcoming, non-judgmental, and free space to be exactly who you are. I enjoy helping men and women seek hope, positive life skills, organization, perspective changes, independence, confidence, and conquer fear and shame.

As a trained and experienced therapist, I have worked with many populations including youth, families, senior, ASD and ADHD youth and adults, as well as Post partum mothers. I know that it can be a hurtle to overcome this step into seeking help and want you to know first and foremost how proud I am of you for coming this far. I hope I can support you in your journey at this time and develop new ways of coping creatively.

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