About Our Therapists:

Kristen Roberts, MS, LMFT, BCBA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Clinical Director

A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Kristen has worked extensively with special needs children as well as adults. Her commitment and dedication is evident in her 15 years of experience in the counseling field. A ten-year veteran of LeafWing with a Master’s in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton, Kristen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has helped countless families, couples and individuals. She brings to the center the type of compassion and expertise that truly embody what we do.

Maria Madrid, MA, MFTi
Supervised by Kristen Roberts LMFT 50185

A program supervisor, Maria has been with LeafWing since August 2016. She works largely with autistic children and their families, providing schools with the support necessary to foster growth and well-being. Maria holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology/MFT from Argosy University, and has since had the opportunity to work with developmentally disabled adults, women who were victims of domestic violence, as well as providing crisis management to diverse parent/child groups. Her work thus far at LeafWing has certainly had a positive impact.

Jennifer Ley, MS, MFTi
Supervised by Kristen Roberts LMFT 50185

Currently working towards licensure as an MFTi and PCCi, Jennifer holds a Master’s in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. Her experience to date involves working with a wide array of individuals, couples, and families, those coping with domestic violence, codependency, sexual abuse, relationship issues, as well as problems of self-esteem. Additionally, Jennifer has had the opportunity to help treat clients dealing with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and autism. A behavior therapist, parent consultant, and now supervisor in the treatment of children with autism, Jennifer has become an asset to the LeafWing team.

Karen Netherlain , MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Karen holds an Master’s in Clinical Psychology and is EMDR trained. Specializing in trauma, self-esteem issues, addiction, and attachment (bonding) issues, Karen’s approach is one marked by gentleness, positive reinforcement and keen insight. Her work with clients is largely emotion-focused as she helps them navigate through their experiences and inner conflicts. A key member of the LeafWing team, Karen’s expertise and intuitive approach is incredibly well-received.

Cindy Chau, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, and together, we will work to address any distress that may have brought you to seek counseling. It is important to note that therapy can bring about more questions before answers. It will be, at times, very uncomfortable. However, therapy does offer the potential for improved sense of self, coping skills to navigate life stressors, improved communication skills, and overall perspective. My experience includes cultural identity development, anxiety & depression, emerging adult issues, substance abuse, anger management, grief/ loss, trauma/ PTSD and behavioral issues such as ADHD. I have 5+ years of working with a diverse population, including adolescents, adults and Veterans in private and outpatient settings. I hope to inspire clients to be brave in addressing areas of pain and discomfort to boldly live their fullest lives.

Hyman Ray Leong,
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Hyman Ray Leong has a Master’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of CA and is licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist. Previously, he worked for 6 years as a 911 dispatcher in San Francisco and Westminster, handling police, fire and medical emergencies. Hyman Ray Leong also served for over 8 years as a Youth Minister for his parish, working with the parish youth and reaching out to the elderly, poor, and needy of San Francisco. For the past 10 years, Hyman Ray Leong has been providing child/adolescent and family therapy, as well as parenting classes, to needy children, or children involved with Family Court, and their families in Compton and throughout Los Angeles County. Hyman Ray Leong has extensive training in several Evidenced Based Practices such as Incredible Years, AFCBT, TFCBT, ART and CBITS. Hyman Ray Leong is also a Certified Breakthrough Parenting Instructor.

Ariana Meyer-Noakes, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Since 2001, I have helped a diverse clientele work through issues to achieve personal and professional growth. I help clients of all ages work through familial and personal struggles, as well as the management of psychological diagnoses. Utilizing solution focused, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic theories, I work with clients to achieve both short and long term goals. My clinical experience involves settings which include psychiatric hospitals, schools and private practice. I am a contract therapist with the County of Orange Family and Social Services and provide reunification and court approved therapy. I specialize in treating mood disorders, substance abuse, and parenting/custody issues. I have much experience working with children, adolescents and couples. I received both my BA and MA in Psychology from Chapman University.