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Sinead Broughton, PsyD. DrSinead@gmail.com (415) 806-6634 Senior staff

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Christa Johnson, PsyD. johnsonc011791@yahoo.com (510) 325-2908 Clinician

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Danielle Wu, PsyD daniellewupsyd@gmail.com (415) 939-5224 Clinician

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Rebecca Brandi, PsyD. rebeccabrandi@yahoo.com (650) 722-1041 Clinician

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Bettina Hawkins authenticacenter@gmail.com (415) 373-8703 Practice Manager

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Who is Authentica?

Sinead Broughton, PsyD. Director/Owner. Sinead is a licensed clinical psychologist. In 2003 she received her doctorate in Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP/Alliant University). Dr. Broughton has a private practice in Marin County, where she provides social skills groups for girls, with a focus on friendship and social success. She also provides therapeutic services for children, adolescents, families, and individual adults, and is experienced in separation/divorce, co- parenting, parent consultation, and family trauma. Dr. Broughton has over ten years experience collaborating compassionately with children, parents, and other caring providers towards the goals of finding solutions and healing. She is also the mother of twin girls. License PSY20277. 

image Christa Johnson, PsyD. Clinician. Christa is a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP/Alliant International University) in 2014. Christa has worked in a variety of settings since she started her clinical career in 2009, including inpatient, crisis, juvenile detention, and outpatient, and has been providing therapeutic services to children, teens, families and adults. She completed her postdoctoral residency at the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael and provided individual, group and family therapy for children, teens and families, with a focus on treating a variety of clinical conditions, including depression, anxiety, family conflict, self-harm, OCD, tic disorders, separation anxiety, adjustment disorders, behavioral issues and grief. She continues to work at the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael, treating adults. Christa also has a private practice in San Rafael where she provides services to teens and adults. Christa believes therapy is a collaborative and transformative process for both clients and therapists. She takes a supportive approach to her work and believes in being flexible to match her approach with the individual needs of her clients in the moment. License PSY 28259

Danielle Wu, PsyD. Clinician. Danielle is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the behavioral and emotional problems of children and adolescents. Dr. Wu earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP/Alliant) in 2013. Her clinical interests include the etiology and treatment of trauma and secondary mood and anxiety disorders. These interests underlie her commitment to the use of empirically supported treatments and prevention-based interventions for children at risk for these disorders. Utilizing a warm and collaborative style, Dr. Wu has led many child and adolescent therapy groups and is known for integrating research and the individualized needs of her client when approaching treatment. Dr. Wu also provides assessment services for diagnosing ADHD, learning disorders, mood and anxiety disorders. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including UCSF/SFGH Child and Adolescent Services and UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, as well as community mental health in San Francisco and Oakland. License PSY26604.

Rebecca Brandi, Psy.D. Clinician. Rebecca is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2007, California School of Professional Psychology - Alliant University). Rebecca has a private practice in Novato and Mill Valley where she facilitates psychotherapy groups for moms and provides individual, child and adolescent therapy. Rebecca specializes in Pregnancy and Postpartum support. She believes in educating and empowering moms to cultivate skills to support their emotional well being and bring balance and confidence to manage the challenging demands of motherhood. Rebecca also provides parenting and early childhood behavioral support specializing in Parent-Child-Interraction therapy. She believes the parent-child relationship allows children to thrive in their social and emotional competence, communication and problem solving skills. Rebecca has worked in a variety of outpatient mental health clinics as a parent child interaction therapist for court mandated mothers working towards reunification with their children. In addition she provided trauma therapy to women and children who were the victims of domestic and community violence. Rebecca has worked as an elementary school therapist and has led many divorce and social skills groups. Her warm, engaging approach helps clients’ align with their own innate strengths and abilities. With over 15 years of experience, she has supported individuals to move past old repeating patterns of being held back by past emotional wounds to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, which allows them to live a more meaningful life. Her collaborate work with parents strengthens the parent-child relationship, fostering insight into their child’s behavior by creating strategies to support their child’s social and emotional development. She is the mother of three children. License LMFT 103070.

Bettina Hawkins Practice Coordinator. As Authentica's Practice Coordinator, Bettina handles all aspects of client billing, provides administrative support to Authentica's clinicians, and completes the initial phone intake for prospective group members. She truly enjoys talking with parents to learn more about their daughters, and is committed to supporting Authentica's mission of empowering girls to discover their true selves. Bettina is a native of Northern California and is a mother to four girls.