Unlock your potential with our counseling services: Individual & Couples Counseling, Group Therapy, Addiction Counseling and more. Take charge of your journey to wellness with A Mindful You.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family or Couples Counseling
  • Court Ordered Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Life Coaching
  • Business Coaching
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Intense outpatient Program


Sessions are offered through Individual, couples or group counseling.

Mental Health Education:

Commonly called “Psychoeducation” provides information to clients who are suffering from psychological conditions and their families about the condition and provide all involved with coping skills.

Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families

Military families face challenges such a frequent moves, deployments and other long periods of absence. It can be difficult to adjust to the absence of a family member for any length of time. And assimilation back into family life can be challenging for the whole family. As a veteran I am uniquely qualified to assist in these tough times.

Trauma and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation.

Stress Management

Offers a variety of tools to assist you in dealing with stresses and difficulties in your life. Stress is a full body (physical, mental & emotional) response to a challenging event. Stress can be used positively, leading to growth and change.

Mindfulness Practices

Places focus and awareness on the present moment’s thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and environment. Thoughts become in tune with what is in the present moment rather than living in the past or the future.


When feeling down, sad, or upset is your normal, and you are feeling that way for several days or weeks on end. Often accompanied by physical and emotion symptoms.


When you have persistent fear and worry. It’s not uncommon to experience anxiety before a big event or important decision. However, chronic anxiety can lead to irrational thoughts and fears that interfere with your daily life. Often accompanied by physical and emotion symptoms.

Grief & Loss

Grief is the normal process a person goes through when reacting to a loss. The loss may be physical (such as a death), social (such as divorce), or occupational (such as a job). Emotional reactions of grief can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, and despair. Often accompanied by physical reactions including changes in sleep, appetite, physical problems, or illness.

Addiction & Substance use

Addiction is a complex condition, that causes compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. Often those with an addiction have distorted patterns of thinking, behaviors and body functions.

Career Issues

As we grow in our careers our goals and skillsets evolve. This can lead to dysregulation in emotions and feelings when looking at making a change. Changes include a new position with increased or decreased responsibility, change in companies, layoff or retirement.

Eating Disorders

Have severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related to their thoughts and emotions. A preoccupation with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Eating disorders can cause serious physical issues that need to be treated by a medical doctor.

Body Image

Clinically known as body dysmorphic disorder where one has a fixation on one or more self-perceived body flaws, leading to serious mental distress and inability to properly function socially.

Life Coaching

Life changes can be challenging. Some successful people work with a life coach for the same reason that athletes train with a sports coach – to maximize the potential you already possess and add to your skillset. You have the power to be the best version of yourself. My motivational coaching style provides busy individuals with the space they need to pause, reflect, and tune in to your mind and body – before leaping forward to the next adventure.

Associate Supervision

A Mindful You offers Associate Marriage and Family Therapy (AMFT), Associate Clinical Social Work (ACSW), Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC)  graduate training positions primarily in the Inland Empire with an office in Canyon Lake CA, we support Lake Elsinore, Perris, Murrieta, Temecula, Winchester, Hemet, Wildomar, Moreno Valley, South Corona and South Riverside.

Associates can expect to work with adolecants, teens and adults with an array of diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, domestic violance.

  • A supportive learning environment for acquiring skills in many facets of behavioral health services for families and individuals of all ages.
  • Exposure to a client population that is ethnically, culturally, socially and religiously diverse.
  • Intensive training and curriculum with an emphasis on culturally sensitive client engagement, diagnosis, substance abuse and treatment.
  • Onsite mentoring by experienced staff committed to the success of associates and our clients.

To Apply:

Submit your resume with cover letter stating areas of interest (population and geographic locations).

Our Team

Anela Richie

Anela Richie M.A. LMFT 115341

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Mental Health Supervisor

A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the great state of California with experience treating individuals and families who have anxiety and depression stemming from issues people experience as they transition to different phases in their lives.

As an Air Force veteran, I am uniquely qualified to assist members of the military and their families as they face many of the challenges that are specific to the military community.

With the high percentage of positive results Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the predominate treatment option chosen by mental health practitioners for its effectiveness and ability to teach clients coping skills they can use after treatment ends.

My passion has always been helping people, even while in the military. Helping people realize their true potential, find their happiness or work through what they could not go a minute without thinking about; no matter what it may be.

Marygrace Thompson

Marygrace Thompson, LVN, ASVN 263350

Mental Health Nurse

A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), with over a decade in the field. I assess and treat adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mood disorders. As part of a multidisciplinary team, I work with clients’ medical providers as well as other behavioral health practitioners to ensure the clients overall well being is cared for.

Bringing empathy and an easy-going communication style to sessions aids in building the therapeutic alliance between clients, and their family members.

A proud U.S. military spouse, I bring a deep understanding of what the military family goes through fueling my passion for nursing and mental health.

Angela Ocasio, ACSW 106031

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker
Supervised by Anela Richie, LMFT

A registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Humanities from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). I also completed additional coursework to obtain my Pupil Personnel Services Credential.

As an Army veteran and the spouse of a retired Marine, I am familiar with the unique challenges associated with the profession and within the community. Specific challenges may include anxiety, PTSD, depression, anger management and family/relationship conflict.

Having previously worked for the Department of Social Services, Inland Regional Center and the local school district (elementary) as a mental health professional, I am experienced in both behavioral health and the child welfare fields.

I am experienced in treating children, adolescent and adult clients. I believe in meeting clients where they are by establishing rapport and creating a non-judgmental environment in order to facilitate open communication. By utilizing evidence-based interventions such as Motivational Interviewing, Problem Solving Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I hope to empower clients and provide them with the best possible therapeutic experience.

Cheree Tanon Ocon APCC 12983

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Supervised by Anela Richie, LMFT

A Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC), with a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University.

My professional experience and passion include working with children, adolescents, and adults. Across all ages, I have assisted people experience relief from shame, relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, trauma, and inner criticism. In addition I have 7 years of experience working with school age children providing Applied Behavior Analysis.

I am particularly excited about guiding people in becoming aware of any unconscious beliefs that are getting in their way. Some of this work involves going back into the past, staying in the present, and/or planning action steps to make shifts in the future. I do this by using evidence based therapy approaches such as, but not limited to Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Johna Eatherton AMFT 126958

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Supervised by Anela Richie, LMFT

A registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Counseling Psychology.

My passion and professional experience include working in a school setting providing services to children, adolescences, and families. I have provided services for children and families that are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and grief.I believe seeking therapy takes emotional strength and being in a supportive, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment encourages clients to work through their challenges.

As a therapist I utilize Evidenced Based Practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. These modalities help clients work through challenges by providing education and teaching skills that you will be able to utilize throughout your life after treatment.

I provide both in-person and Tele-health sessions to children, adolescences and their families. Together we will develop therapeutic goals that will help increase emotional wellbeing.

Alicia Duistermars, AMFT 133025

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Supervised by Anela Richie, LMFT

An Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master of Arts degree from Brandman University, a regionally accredited university within the Chapman University system.

I provide both Tele-health and in person sessions, using a client-centered, humanistic approach to creating a therapeutic alliance. My experience is working with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, PTSD, trauma, spirituality, life transitions, and relational problems.

I am passionate about helping individuals, families, and relationships of any kind to help people more wholly connect with themselves and others. With empathy and warmth, I help to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can process and heal. I utilize various therapeutic approaches including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused therapy. I strongly believe in providing a client centered approach to sessions, seeing clients as being the experts in their lives.

As a proud spouse of a Navy veteran I possess a unique perspective of understanding the military family and those unique challenges that military families may face such as separation during training or deployments and reintegration into family life when returning after being away for long durations.

Tiffany Burgess AMFT 137280

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Supervised by Anela Richie, LMFT

A Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), with a Masters in Counseling from Saint Martins University in Washington State.

My professional experience and passion includes working with military from all walks of life. From active duty and retired service members to the family members that support and serve alongside their service member or veteran.

As a therapist I take a “walk beside you” judgment free approach using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SBFT) to help support, encourage and empower the client(s) to a healthier being.

I hold both in person and virtual sessions where I see couples, adult individuals and delve into many of life’s issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, grief, complex grief and issues specific to couples like infidelity. Together we will build a therapeutic alliance, putting together a treatment plan with your specific measurable goals in mind.

Shannon Rodriguez AMFT 106834

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Supervised by Anela Richie, LMFT

An Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Shannon is a graduate from Chapman University with a Master of Arts in Psychology. Shannon chose a career in mental health due to her extreme curiosity for the decision-making process and the human behavior that accompanies decision making.

Shannon has worked in many different settings prior to joining A Mindful You such as treating clients in a residential substance facility, treating domestic violence survivors as well as clients that are on probations and need court ordered mental health support.

Shannon is experienced in providing support to individuals and shines in her groups. At A Mindful You Shannon runs several groups starting with a men’s support group, a women’s support group and working with people on regulating their emotions.

Shannon’s approach to therapy is to meet her clients where they are at. Feeling that nothing should be forced, and the therapeutic relationship is of mutual respect and understanding by the client and the therapist. She like to focus on each client’s individual goals and learning what value is placed on those goals to help achieve them.

In her off-time Shannon likes to spend time in nature walking, hiking and is even happier when she gets to spend nature time with her family.

Meghan Wilson


Meghan Wilson is a medical billing and coding specialist. Meghan works through every step of the billing process for A Mindful You. Working with many different insurance companies to verify client insurance benefits to include any deductible/copay or co-insurance that may apply; working to submit claims after the client has been seen and following through to posting the payments in the client’s portals.

In her free time Meghan enjoys doing arts and crafts and spending time at Disneyland with her family.

Taylor Candalaria

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Free 15-minute consultation (consultation consists of a conversation where we discuss your decision to seek counseling).

Cash fee to see Anela Richie LMFT is $200 per 50-minute session and all other therapists are $125 per 50-minute session. Group sessions are $100 for the 45-minute group. Life Coach Sessions are $75 per 50 minutes *Sliding scale sessions are taken on a case-by-case basis.


The intake appointment is your first full appointment. Here you will fill out the new client paperwork, discuss the limits of confidentiality and go more in depth about why you decided to seek counseling services.

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Canyon Lake

31630 Railroad Canyon Rd #2
Canyon Lake, California 92587


250 N. State Street Suite B Hemet CA 92543

Phone: (951) 585-3357


Fax: (855) 719-3137