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Get to know us

We here at Mindful Path Psychology are deeply influenced by mindfulness and person-centered approaches, emphasizing the importance of each person's voice and their individual path in life.


We know that our clients have unique needs, so our clinicians are equipped to meet those individual needs, based on their own personal experience and expertise.

We are a diverse group of people that honor diversity in all of its forms.

We are a culturally sensitive organization that supports 

queer and gender-affirming teens and adults. 

Dr. Joseph Atanasio, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist | Founder

Pronouns: he/him/his


The person centered approach I bring to my clients is founded on non-judgement, as well as authentic and sincere dialogue. I share personal experiences where appropriate, but will never tell you what to do. Rather than give advice, I help you explore all the doors in front of you and build the courage to choose which you would like to walk through. I take a mindful approach to life, incorporating Zen principles, emotional mindfulness, and stress reduction meditation into therapy.

I make strong attempts to balance what I share of personal experience, and what I feel needs to be worked through by the Client on their own. I point this out because the following is an essential part to me as a Clinician. I firmly believe that if a genuine and authentic clinical relationship is to be established between my clients and I, they should know and understand my intentions as a therapist, and the responsibility of confidentiality that I hold as sacred.

Apart from my clinical work as a psychologist working with wonderful humans beings from ages 11 to 101 years of age, I am an avid gamer and can always integrate Geek Therapy into sessions. I work with Geek clients while talking about comic books or fantasy arcs, scaling the mountains of Hyjal in video game therapy, or creating stories from the ground up at the D&D table. Therapy was meant to be experienced, and providing it through games just happens to be my specialty. You may even come across my sweet therapy dog Ollie in your sessions.

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“When a genuine and trusting clinical relationship is established between‪ my clients and me, they know and understand my intentions, and the responsibility of confidentiality I hold as sacred.”

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Dr. Joseph Atanasio, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist & Founder

I'm passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges and find fulfillment. With a specialization in LGBTQ issues, anxiety, depression, and innovative therapies like Geek therapy, I provide a safe and supportive space for clients of all ages to explore their emotions, build resilience, and achieve personal growth.

I incorporate a mix of evidence-based treatment approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

I believe that therapy can be a space for self-discovery, acceptance, and increased understanding of oneself. I foster genuine connections with clients, providing a foundation for meaningful therapeutic work. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to provide my clients with the skills and knowledge to thrive now and in the future.

Maria Pedraza, M.A.

Pre-Licensed Professional and Doctoral Candidate

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Navigating life and transitioning through ups and downs can be very difficult. We at times feel fear, frustration, and confusion but suppress those emotions because we think it will pass. This causes a great strain on our self-development and self-care. As we embark on these new stages of change in our lives, it is important to maintain awareness, avoid self-neglect, and engage in self-compassion. In trying to keep everything afloat you may feel like you’re drowning in the process. Allow me to extend a life jacket for you.

My work aligns with treatment approaches and principles rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness therapy. In conjunction, these modalities help clients take incremental steps towards the behavior change they seek by reshaping their thinking in an environment that is non-judgmental and tailored to their strengths.

I work with clients on increasing emotional awareness and becoming more present-moment focused. This helps in reducing negative self-judgment and alleviates stressors and mental blocks that hinder growth. Allow me to support you in discovering the tools and capabilities you have within yourself. Let’s work together in building the best version of you.


Arnild Moise, MHC-LP

Mental Health Counselor

Pronouns: he/him/his


It can be really daunting to start therapy with a new person. Whether it’s the anxiety of opening up to a stranger, or feeling afraid of judgment; starting anew creates a lot of uncertainty and new challenges. No matter what the reasons are, they are completely valid, and if you allow me, I am here to help you every step of the way.


As a person-centered therapist, I prioritize creating a haven that completely revolves around your emotions, needs, and thoughts. No matter what you bring into the space, I aim to provide a non-judgmental, trusting, and affirming environment for you. Using a trauma-informed and strength-based approach, I aim to help you reflect on yourself, discover your strengths, and utilize them to heal and reach your full potential.


Additionally, I incorporate evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to empower my clients to challenge and modify unhelpful behaviors, while developing healthy coping strategies and interpersonal skills. I also facilitate art therapy groups, where individuals are allowed to tap into their creativity to engage in self-expression and personal growth. Moreover, I empower my clients to cultivate self-awareness by integrating mindfulness techniques tailored to each client’s unique interests in sessions, such as using music or art to regulate anxiety.


I am aware that due to each person’s identity, background, and upbringing, everyone paints a unique, different story and I hold each person’s individuality to the utmost importance. Therefore, I work with an integrative approach, where we collaborate to ensure that the therapy you are getting aligns with your needs and goals.

Glenmarie Lim, MHC-LP

Mental Health Counselor

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Oliver (Ollie)

Therapy Dog

Pronouns: he/him/his


Ollie is a Cavalier King-Charles therapy dog that is trained to be pet and love you back. He will do anything for treats, but if you are allergic or are a bit uneasy about dogs he will respect your safety and stay home for the day!

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