Clinical Services

NEW CLIENTS: Click the names of the therapists below to read their bios. If you are undecided about who to see, please call (805) 882-2400 ext. 115. Leave a message and a therapist will contact you as quickly as possible to find the clinician most suited to your needs.

IF YOU WANT TO USE INSURANCE: The benefits for therapy are usually different than typical medical coverage. Prior to attempting to make an appointment with a therapist, contact your insurance company and obtain the following information.

FEES: If you do not have insurance, sliding scale fees, based on your income, ability to pay, and other health care coverage, are determined in consultation with your therapist. Under the auspices of our advanced training program, we also have a low-fee clinic that provides quality services to low income families. Call (805) 882-2424 ext. 115.


Debra Manchester, LCSW, Executive Director- ext. 101

Don MacMannis, Ph.D., Psychologist, Clinical Director- ext. 102

Debbie Allen, LCSW, DCSW- ext. 103

Michael Dunn, MFT- ext. 106

Katie Karas, MFT- ext. 306

Richard Kravetz, MFT- ext. 105

Michael Madden, MFT- ext. 107

William Peters, MFT- ext. 110

Beth Weinberg, MFT- ext. 304

Deborah Harkin, Ph.D., MFT- ext. 307

– Thery Jenkins, MFT- ext. 303

Kelly Hyatt, MFT Intern- ext. 308

Tiana Leeds, MA Intern- ext. 301

Stuart Light, MFT Independent Consultant ext. 302  

– Nancy Villalobos, Administrator ext. 111

– Front Desk ext. 100

OFFICE HOURS: Appointments are typically scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. However, staff therapists keep their own schedules and appointment availability times vary. There is a staff therapist on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for clinical emergencies for current FTI clients only. We do not have a walk-in clinic.

PARKING: We have 8 spaces available on a first come first serve basis. There is also all day parking in front of the Institute except for street sweeping hours on Monday and Tuesday.

GROUPS OFFERED: Click here for current information.

LOS OLIVOS OFFICE: FTI has a second office in Los Olivos. Our therapists Michael Dunn, MFT and Katie Karas, MFT primarily staff this office. If this location is more convenient for you, you may want to consider contacting one of these therapists at their extension.