Kris Chudacoff


I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton, followed by earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Massachusetts Global. As an Associate Clinical Social Worker, I am privileged to collaborate with individuals confronting a range of mental health challenges.  My experience includes supporting individuals with adverse childhood experiences, trauma, homelessness, substance use, as well as persistent and severe mental illnesses. It is an honor to walk alongside those navigating mental health challenges, offering compassionate support throughout their journey.


Practice Philosophy

At the core of my practice philosophy is the commitment to personalized care, utilizing evidence-based modalities tailored to each individual’s unique needs. I believe in fostering a compassionate partnership between patient and clinician, grounded in empathy, understanding, and respect for their diverse experiences. By blending evidence-based and culturally sensitive practices, I aim to guide clients on their healing journey, nurturing emotional safety and empowerment. I integrate elements such as music, mindfulness, art, gentle movement, and somatic processing to support clients’ resilience and well-being, viewing their progress through a strengths-based, humanistic, and person-centered perspective.

Nayeli Gonzalez


I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Hope International University. I then went on to further my education at the University of Massachusetts Global where I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Over the course of my career, I have encompassed roles within non-profit organizations, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and group practice settings addressing addiction, persistent mental illness, homelessness, and re-entry into the community. In addition, I have delivered court-ordered services and have conducted individual, family, and group psychotherapy. I take a client-centered approach that fosters resilience and empowerment.

Practice Philosophy

My psychotherapeutic approach is deeply rooted in empathy, understanding, and respect for the individuality of each person. I encompass their unique experiences, identity, and background. I firmly believe in the transformative potential of tailoring treatment to align with the individual needs and preferences of the client’s I serve. Through a combination of evidence-based and culturally sensitive practices, I work collaboratively with my clients to help them navigate challenges and walk with them through their healing journey.

Veronica Cardenas

I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Adult Mental Health and an emphasis in Military members and their families. During my time as an Associate Social Worker, I’ve had the honor of gaining experience providing psychotherapy to Veterans, adults, adolescents, and children with various backgrounds, experiences, and mental health concerns. I have had the pleasure of working in various mental health settings as well, which include outpatient clinics, crisis intervention, geriatric clinic, skilled nursing facility, and an unaccompanied minors foster care agency.

Practice Philosophy:

I am a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) associate social worker who is passionate about working with individuals of various backgrounds within our communities. I pride myself in providing ethical and professional clinical services in a safe and non-judgmental space. In collaboration with each client, I strive to empathically listen and assist in developing customized treatment plans to help achieve positive changes through a strength-based perspective. The above mentioned evidence-based modalities are also practiced in conjunction with a culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed approach towards wellness.

Eun Beenen, ACSW


Children, adolescents, teens, young mothers, elderly


I grew up in Kansas and graduated from Kansas State before working in design and architecture in Chicago.  Some years later, while working with children in therapeutic group homes I decided I wanted to be a social worker. I completed my Masters degree in social work from the University of Chicago with a concentration in child welfare. Upon graduation, I worked with children and youth in foster care.  After taking time to raise my own children, I returned to my social work roots and am incredibly blessed to be a part of the Behavioral Health team at Hurtt Clinic.

Practice Philosophy

As each person is unique, a combination of therapeutic approaches is often necessary for effective treatment. This eclectic approach enables me to individualize treatment to focus on the needs and goals of each person. My personal mission is to serve and guide each individual to realize their purpose in this world so they can thrive and serve others in return.