Meet the Founders

Aisha Pope is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has been working in the San Diego area for nearly 15 years.  She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills and then received a Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Mental Health, and additional coursework to satisfy the requirements for an emphasis in Children, Youth, and Families. Aisha has provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, residential, community based, home based, and Skype.   She has worked as a clinical supervisor to therapy interns providing individual, group, and family counseling in adult and child focused facilities.  She has taught parent training courses to foster parents entering into specialized foster care with severely at risk youth, and teaches Positive Discipline Parenting Classes, and Positive Discipline for Parenting Through Divorce.

Aisha has specialized training and experience in the areas of child welfare, child abuse prevention and intervention, domestic violence prevention and intervention, divorce with dignity, autism, parenting children with special needs, brief strategic therapy, solution focused therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Couples Counseling, foster care and adoptions, Child Custody Evaluations, and couples therapy for couples struggling with infertility. She has facilitated training courses for professionals on topics including Positive Discipline, compassion fatigue, cultural diversity, crisis prevention and intervention, classroom management, and dual diagnosis issues.

Aisha is warm and empathic, but direct and candid. She specializes in helping people make radical and sustainable changes in their personal lives, relationships, parenting, teaching, work, and other areas. She takes a non-judgmental solution focused approach to helping clients set goals and reach them.  She works with individuals, couples, families, groups, schools, and companies.  Aisha has experience with and welcomes clients from diverse populations including various ethnic identities, religions, family constellations, and LGBTQ.  She is passionate about working with trauma, divorce, parenting, custody discussions, child welfare, relationship discord, infertility, anxiety, depression, family discord, goal setting, and more.  She is available for therapy, parenting classes or coaching, speaking engagements, and consultations with schools and day-care centers to update their discipline plans. Aisha is a member in good standing with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), NASW-California Chapter (Private Practice Specialty Practice Section), California Society for Clinical Social Work (CSCSW), Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, and the Southern California Positive Discipline Mentor Group. She is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator (CPDPE) and a Certified Positive Discipline Associate, qualified to train and certify other parent educators.

 

Aisha has also published a book, My Brother – Autism – And Me, about the developmental delay, autism, all through the eyes of a sibling. In the book, readers meet a little boy who sometimes struggles to make sense of his brother’s unusual behavior. He understands that because of autism, his brother does some things differently, but when he sees how much attention that gets him from parents and teachers, he sometimes feels left out. Order a copy today at www.MyBrother-Autism-AndMe.com, or email Aisha to order a signed copy, or request a reading for your group!

Email Aisha @ Aisha@ContactRAW.com  or Call 619.737.7721

 

Talin Yesaie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) who has been working in the San Diego area for about 10 years, helping children, at risk teenagers and families meet their goals. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development which included study in biology, psychology and social studies. Her undergraduate practicum included research on aggression with preschool children, co-directed a mentoring program for middle school children and a Peer Counselor in the advising department. She received a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego where she completed her practicum at Rady Children’s Hospital in their outpatient Psychiatry department as a therapist working with children and their families.

Talin was also a volunteer at Rady’s in the Urgent Care/ER department where she earned the honor of Rookie of the Year, awarded to a volunteer who shows exemplary performance and dedication to patients. Talin worked with at risk teenagers at YMCA, Project OZ, a 24 Hour Crisis Shelter for teens struggling with depression, anxiety and various other disorders. OZ is a short term placement focused on giving teenagers a “time away” to focus on their needs and increase communication within the family in order to reunite and stabilize their placement in the home.

Talin currently works with children and families in a wraparound program to reduce the risk of out of home placement for children with serious emotional needs. She has been trained in Positive Discipline and teaches parenting courses in the community. She is also available for therapy, parent coaching, speaking engagements on topics related to parenting and positive discipline, and consultations with schools and day cares to update their discipline plans. Talin is a member in good standing with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Southern California Positive Discipline Mentor Group. She is also the recipient of the 2008 STAR Award in the field of Behavioral Health given to an individual in the field of mental health or substance abuse honoring their commitment to supporting and protecting children and youth in our community by the San Diego County Commission Children, Youth and Families.

 

Email Talin @ Talin@ContactRAW.com or Call 858.472.3452