About Our Therapists


Jennie Steinberg, M.S.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

I am the owner and founder of this practice.  I have been practicing psychotherapy for about 10 years, and have recently expanded my business into a group!  Coming soon, we’ll be located at our new site, Through the Woods Therapy Center.  In the meantime, please contact me if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our excellent therapists.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#85677) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (#1631) in the state of California.  I received my Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy in December 2009 from California State University, Northridge, and my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Theatre from Columbus State University.

I have been working with clients since 2007 in a variety of settings in California and Massachusetts, including community mental health clinics, a group home for adolescent girls, and a full-service forensic facility.  I am a member of multiple professional organizations, including the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists  and the American Counseling Association. In the past, I have held leadership positions including serving as board members for the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association and the Association of Humanistic Psychology. I have also volunteered with Comfort Zone Camp, an organization that provides bereavement camps to children and teens grieving the loss of a family member.

Please contact me at 213-863-1652, or by email at jennie@throughthewoodstherapy.com.

Kailey Hockridge, M.A., Ed.M.

Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern

You’re doing the best you can right now, and that’s worth celebrating. Each action you take to try to help yourself, to change your circumstances, or to live your life authentically has value. I believe that there is not anything inherently “wrong” with you; the fact that you can be going through a difficult or uncertain time and still show up to work or school (or even to breakfast, some days) is, to me, proof of the fact that you are coping. But if you’re not comfortable with the way you’re coping right now, know that this doesn’t have to be set in stone. If there are changes you want to make to how you understand yourself, relate to others, or navigate your world, we can work through those together.

My goal is to support you as you explore the things in your life that may feel uncomfortable or even impossible, while helping you to recognize and foster the pieces of yourself that get you through each day. Therapy is a space where you can share your experience while being heard and appreciated as you are; together we will reflect on your unique strengths, identities, and obstacles to create steps towards change or growth that feel not only tolerable, but also possible.

I am a Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern (PCCI #3689) and I work with adolescents and adults from a collaborative, authentic approach that I adjust to meet your needs. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, have a background in multicultural counseling, and have experience in working with clients as they navigate emotional, behavioral, and social issues.

I received my BA in Psychology with a minor in Counseling from California State University, Sacramento and earned both my MA in Psychological Counseling and EdM in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Please contact me at 323-252-2361, or by email at kailey@throughthewoodstherapy.com.

Ariel Hirsch, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Asking for help is vulnerable, but it is also an act of courage. Dedicating time out of your week to prioritize self-exploration and growth is an incredible gift back to yourself. My goal as a counselor is to create a supportive, non-judgmental environment to explore and develop a deeper sense of self-awareness. I believe in a shame-free, co-created space where warmth, empathy and humor are not only valued, but encouraged. I bring my authenticity and curiosity to help foster a space where you can safely examine the parts of your life that don’t align with your vision for yourself.

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern and I work with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, times of transition, and trauma. My background is feminist and strength-based, and grounded in the idea that therapy is at its best when the therapeutic relationship is strong. I am informed by Gestalt, somatic, and mindfulness principles, which means I work with you in the present moment to explore different ways that you can connect with yourself, either by paying attention to the stories and thoughts running through your mind or what your body may be trying to say. I honor your individuality and your unique way of connecting to the world, while taking into consideration the impact of personal history as well as the larger political and societal context.

I received my BA in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality at San Francisco State University, and earned my Master’s Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. I am a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT).

Please contact me at 213-536-0482, or by email at ariel@throughthewoodstherapy.com.