Banyan Therapy Group

Meet Our Team

The banyan is a sprawling tree whose roots grow down towards the ground and become new trunks to support the tree.  We chose the banyan tree as a symbol for the work that we do, as it represents a place of safety, of healing, of community, and of transformation.  And with its above-ground root structure the banyan tree brings to light what is so often hidden underground. We are committed to offering you a safe place to explore hidden parts in your life.

 

All of us here at Banyan Therapy Group have received specialized training and have years of combined expertise working with women and men to help them recover from sex addiction and the impact of sex addiction and trauma on their lives.  We look forward to meeting you!


info@banyantherapy.com

818-435-7847


Dan Drake, LMFT, LPCC, CCPS-S, CSAT-S

Founder & Clinical Director

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT49986), a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC327), a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor.  I specialize in treating sex addicts, their partners and families, and I co-authored Letters from a Sex Addict: My Life Exposed. I am also EMDR trained, and founded our therapy group. In addition to treating sex addiction, I have years of experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and groups on issues such as depression, anxiety, relational difficulty, and spirituality. My passion is to help my clients restore relational, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wholeness to their lives.  I understand that it can be overwhelming to begin this process, so my goal is to provide a safe environment where you can grow and heal.

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dan@banyantherapy.com

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Eric Anderson, LMFT, CSAT

Intensives Director & Therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT90189), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).  I have been working with client struggling with issues around sex and pornography for over 7 years and am excited about working with Dan’s practice to be able to provide effective and innovative treatment for those affected by sex and pornography addiction.

 

eric@banyantherapy.com

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Katie Sanford, LPCC, CCPS-C

Therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC3627).  I received my Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University in 2010. The majority of my clinical experience has been with clients who have gone through trauma.  I have also worked extensively with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns.  In my work with Dan Drake and his team, my primary focus is on partners, children, and couples hurt by sex addiction and the related betrayal trauma.

 

katie@banyantherapy.com

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Juan Carlos Quinteros, MA, A-MFT, CSAT-C

Associate Therapist

I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMFT75919) and specialize in providing clinical services to adults, couples, children, teenagers, and families who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, child-parent conflict, anger management, spirituality and more. I obtained a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a Specialization in Latino/a Family Studies from Pacific Oaks College and began my clinical work at Phillips Graduate Institute Counseling Center. I aim for collaborative goals that build on client and community resiliency.  In my treatment approach, I have relied heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Bowen’s Family System Therapy. My clinical experience includes working with different populations and cultures, including the LGBTQ community, in treating issues related to sex, sexual compulsions, sex addiction, trauma, healing and recovery.

 

juancarlos@banyantherapy.com

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Julia Alperovich, MA, A-MFT, CSAT-C

Associate Therapist

I am a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern (IMFT71108) and have completed my Master’s of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seton Hall University with a specialization in addiction treatment. I have extensive training in structural family therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, I am trained and certified in several trauma-focused evidence-based therapeutic practices and have almost ten years of experience in various mental health settings.

 

julia@banyantherapy.com

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Cira Winarto, MA, A-MFT, A-PCC

Intake Coordinator

I am a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF101124) and Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI4216). I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Northridge in 2014 and my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology in 2017. I have provided therapy to individuals, couples, groups, families, and adolescents. I truly believe that the relationships in our lives have the potential to bring us the most fulfillment and joy. I have a heart for this work and enjoy the collaborative and rewarding process of building healthy relationships, identifying strengths, and understanding motivations and behaviors.

 

cira@banyantherapy.com

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