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Our Therapy Practice

Attend Therapy, a licensed clinical social worker
Attend Therapy. located in Riverside, California was created in September 2022 by it's President and CEO, Denise Harlan, LCSW. We are a telemedicine therapy-based service provider that offers psychotherapy to California residents. We specialize in trauma-informed care for survivors of sexual assault, child abuse, and other forms of trauma. In addition to trauma care, we also work with clients who are suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, parenting issues, and other adjustment disorders and mental health disorders. We will provide parent skill development as well as other services as needed. We work with all ages including adults, teenagers, and children.

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Online Services

We offer services to adults, families, and children. All of our appointments are held with an encrypted video conference call.  They are held from the safety of your own home  at a time that is convenient for you. We specialize in trauma-informed care and EMDR treatment. We are in network with select insurance companies and are continually working to get credentialed with more. Currently, we are in network with Aetna, CalVCB, Cigna and United Healthcare. Covered members pay an average copay of $25-$30 depending on insurance. Please check your insurance coverage; your final copay may vary based on your coverage.
For more information please visit "Our Treatment Focus" page.

Our Team

Denise Harlan President, CEO

Denise Harlan, LCSW, President, CEO

Denise has 20 years of expertise in social work and seven years of clinical practice. She owns and operates Attend Mental Health. She is licensed to practice clinical social work in nine states: California, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, North and South Carolina, Colorado, and Montana.

Do you feel anxious, worried, or depressed and overwhelmed with your life? Are you struggling to feel happy? Do you feel past trauma is affecting your ability to heal? Is it hard to be kind to yourself or tell yourself that you are doing all you can? Together, we can build a safe place so that we can find what's not working for you and get you back to a place where your mind, body, and spirit feel at ease. We'll use a mindfulness approach, identify those negative thoughts, and come up with a balanced adaptive thought that can help you feel better.

I integrate mindfulness and an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) approach, along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and several other approaches to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the thoughts and habits holding you back.

All of this comes from a strength-based, trauma-informed, culturally informed perspective where we will identify your strengths and your plan to help yourself heal. I'm here to help and understand that seeking therapy can feel overwhelming and scary but you're making the right choice.

Arianna Torres, Associate Mental Health Therapist (ASW)

Arianna Torres, Associate Mental Health Therapist (ASW)
Trained in EMDR, Master of Arts in Social Work concentration in Mental Health and Trauma, Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a double minor in Spanish and Sociology, Bilingual English and Spanish

Life’s challenges do not have to define us. I believe in the transformative power of therapy and strive to create a safe space where my clients can heal, grow, and thrive. Through our work together we will discover new skills and tools that work for you to reclaim yourself and your life. I truly believe you have the answers within yourself, and I will work alongside you to bring that out in the hope that you can make changes in your life to reclaim your power.

My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, compassion, and authenticity. As we work together, I will hold a nonjudgmental space for you where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions, freely. My guiding purpose is to make you feel seen, heard, and understood. I draw from a range of evidence-based modalities, tailoring my approach to fit your unique needs and goals. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, we will work together to develop effective skills for overcoming obstacles and fostering personal growth.

Taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, but it is an act of self-care and courage. I commend you for considering this path, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. If you're ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing, I encourage you to reach out. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your growth and healing process.

Christian Ribeiro, Associate Mental Health Therapist (ASW)

Christian Ribeiro, Associate Mental Health Therapist (ASW)
Trained in EMDR, Master of Arts in Social Work, Trilingual English, Spanish, Portuguese

Christian was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and grew up in the DC metro area. He has over six years of experience as a counselor and carries a breadth of experience supporting youth, adults, and families in job training, substance abuse recovery, child welfare, school, and fitness settings. He engages EMDR, CBT, DBT, psychoanalysis, cultural humility, strengths-based, client-centered, and trauma informed approaches, among others, within his practice.

Christian earned his MSW at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare and is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) in California. When not at work, Christian can be found cooking, hiking with his family, or on a long scenic drive listening to a podcast.

He understands the vulnerability that it takes to engage in therapy and the powerful transformations that can come from the work. He believes that every client has the solutions to their challenges, and his role is to support you in unlocking them. He is honored to be on this journey with you, towards living your best life.


Christian Ribeiro, Terapeuta Asociado de Salud Mental (ASW)

Christian nació en Río de Janeiro, Brasil y creció en la región metropolitana de Washington DC. Tiene más de seis años de experiencia como consejero y tiene amplia experiencia apoyando a jóvenes, adultos y familias experimentando adicción; intervención del Departamento de Protección de Menores; adaptación a las escuelas estadounidenses; y desarrollo laboral; entre otros campos también. Involucra a EMDR (Desensibilización y reprocesamiento a través de movimientos oculares), CBT (Terapia cognitiva y de comportamiento), DBT (Terapia dialéctica-conductual), psicoanálisis, humildad cultural, terapia fundamentado en fortalezas, psicoterapia centrada en el paciente, y tratamiento de trauma, entre otros métodos en su ejercicio.

Christian logró su maestría en Trabajo Social en la Universidad De California-Berkeley y es registrado como Trabajador Social Clínico Asociado (ACSW) en el estado de California. Fuera del trabajo, se puede encontrar a Christian cocinando, pasando tiempo con su familia, o en el gimnasio.

Él entiende la vulnerabilidad que se necesita para participar en la terapia y las transformaciones poderosas que pueden surgir del trabajo. Él cree que cada cliente tiene las soluciones a sus desafíos, y el papel del consejero es apoyar al paciente a desbloquearlas. Él se siente honrado de hacerse cargo de este trabajo con usted.


Christian Ribeiro, Terapeuta Associado de Saúde Mental (ASW)

Christian nasceu no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil e cresceu na área metropolitana de Washington DC. Ele tem mais de seis anos de experiência como conselheiro apoiando jovens, adultos e famílias nos ramos de vício, serviços de assistência social a menores, desenvolvimento profissional e académico, e condicionamento físico. Ele usa as técnicas de EMDR (Dessensibilização e Reprocessamento através do Movimento dos Olhos), TCC (Terapia Cognitivo Comportamental), TCD (Terapia Comportamental Dialética), psicanálise, humildade cultural, psicologia positiva, tratamento de trauma, e terapia centrada no cliente em sua prática.

Christian formou-se na Universidade da Califórnia-Berkeley e é registrado como Assistente Social Clínico Associado (ACSW) no estado da Califórnia. Quando não está no trabalho, Christian gosta de cozinhar, passar tempo com sua família, e ir para a academia.

Ele entende a vulnerabilidade necessária para se envolver na terapia e as transformações poderosas que surgem através do trabalho. Ele acredita que cada cliente tem as soluções para seus próprios desafios e o papel do conselheiro é apoiar o cliente para desbloqueá-los. Ele está honrado de embarcar nesta jornada contigo.

Bianca Soto - Associate Mental Health Therapist (ASW)

Bianca Soto, Associate Mental Health Therapist (ASW)
Trained in EMDR, Master of Arts in Social Work accompanied with a Pupil Personnel Services credential and a child welfare and attendance credential, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Social Work, Bilingual English and Spanish

Welcome! I'm Bianca Soto and my passion lies in creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to be able to express yourself, explore your life, and achieve your goals.

I understand that we're all unique, and the clinical interventions utilized will be determined by us together. I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment, tailoring clinical interventions to your unique needs and goals, helping you enhance relationships, connect with your true selves and lead an authentic, meaningful life.

I approach my work holistically, with a trauma-informed and client-centered perspective, drawing from treatment modalities and approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a strength based approach, and more. I believe that by identifying and nurturing your strengths, we'll boost your self-esteem and empower you to overcome life's challenges. It would be an honor to accompany you on this journey of healing and growth. I look forward to meeting with you.

Ted Horwood - Administrative Assistant, IT Administrator

Ted Horwood, IT Administrator

Ted is a veteran IT administrator. He has 20+ years of experience working in the IT field and was one of the first people to work with VOIP phones. He has worked for companies such as Beach Body LLC, West Marine, Titan, and Success Factors.

On his off time, he enjoys hanging out with Captain Jack (our Team Mascot), spending time with his family and watching Chargers Football. He also likes to sail, cook, and spend time in the water surfing or swimming.

Colleen Mosley - Website Administrator

Colleen Mosley, Website Administrator

Colleen is a seasoned web administrator with 20+ years of experience in graphic design, web design, and web production. With a strong focus on E-Commerce Web Administration for 17 years and an additional 4 years running her own E-Commerce business, she possesses comprehensive expertise in all aspects of website management. Colleen is well-versed in SEM, SEO, SMM, and PPC, offering valuable insights to enhance businesses' online presence and drive success.

Captain Jack the dog - Team Mascot

Captain Jack, Team Mascot

Meet Captain Jack, the heartwarming and empathetic Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog who has taken on the role of the beloved mascot for our online mental health therapy company. With a warm and understanding presence, Jack embodies the very essence of our mission—to provide comfort, support, and healing to those in need. Welcome to our Attend Mental Health community, where Jack is here to remind you that you are not alone, and healing is possible.

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