Kaelly J. Arellano, LCSW
Chief Financial Officer/ Co-Founder / Licensed Psychotherapist
CA Lic. #LCSW92593
Kaelly J. Arellano is a proud Latina and bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Kaelly grew up in Palm Springs, CA, prior to attending the University of California, Irvine to obtain her Bachelor's degree in Psychology & Social Behavior. Kaelly earned her Master's degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles and experience ranges from inpatient medical social work to outpatient, school-based, and field based services dedicated to serving minority communities. Kaelly is passionate about mentorship and has experience serving as a clinical supervisor. While Kaelly has provided services to a variety of individuals, she is excited to be able to create a space for people of color, break stigmas within the Latinx community, and empower individuals to build their confidence in all areas of their lives. Beyond her passion to support others in seeking their fullest potential, Kaelly enjoys singing/dancing, spending time with her family, and having her cafecito in the morning.
Brandon A. Shindo, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder / Licensed Psychotherapist
CA Lic. #LCSW75899
Brandon A. Shindo is a fourth generation Japanese American. He was born and raised in the City of Los Angeles, CA. Brandon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California, and the CEO and Co-Founder of K&B Therapy Inc.
Brandon obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Psychology with a minor in Asian American Studies. Brandon then graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a Master's degree in Social Work.
Over Brandon's professional career, he has served as an in-and-outpatient clinical therapist, field-based clinical supervisor at a non-profit community mental health agency, and as a field instructor for graduate level Master of Social Work students. He also mentors aspiring and current wellness providers, and is a keynote speaker for events discussing mental health within communities of color and professional development.
He specializes and is passionate in working with and advocating for Asian American Pacific Islanders (and other POC), professionals, and college students.
He has developed a unique clinical approach based upon his own life experiences, clinical training, and passion for ethnic studies. The foundation of his professional perspective is to view things from a systematic, social constructionist, and anti-oppressive perspective. His eclectic clinical approach involves utilizing: Critical Race Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Behavioral Therapy. He embraces a collaborative, personalized, and practical approach that integrates cultural sensitivity, compassion, & a sense of humor in which creates an environment that harvests growth/change.
Ultimately, he aims to help his clients find their optimal balance between success and happiness in their lives, and create a life that they feel is authentic and genuine to themselves
Aside from Brandon's professional life, Brandon enjoys spending time at the warm and sunny beaches of California, cooking, fishing, attending live music concerts, and spending time with family/friends.