Our Administrative Assistants
Melanie Yarian is a former CWT intern who has rejoined our team as an Administrative Assistant and Intake Coordinator. Melanie’s goal is to support you as you embark on your therapeutic journey. She is your first point of contact for any questions that you may have about starting therapy and our intake process. In addition, she provides administrative support to our team members and oversees our non-clinical or administrative intern cohorts.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a minor in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. In the Fall of 2022, she will begin her M.S. in Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Northridge.
In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and creating the perfect cup of coffee.
Maggie Yao is one of our current Administrative Assistants who primarily assists with our billing operations. She previously served the team as an intern in Fall 2021 before transitioning into her current position.
She graduated in June of 2021 from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological & Brain Sciences. Since graduating, she has moved back to the Bay Area and has been working full-time as a Community Services Specialist at a mental health non-profit, alongside her part-time position here at CWT.
After her gap years, she has plans to pursue a Master’s in Social Work and become a LCSW. She is passionate about reducing disproportionate gaps in the mental health care system, advocating for cultural awareness, and researching trauma and adolescent development. Thus, she is hoping to primarily serve underrepresented, trauma-exposed adolescents as a licensed therapist.
In her free time, she enjoys watching anime, cooking new recipes, weightlifting, thrifting, and crocheting.
Our Non-Clinical Interns
Esther Karpilow is one of our current Interns for Spring 2022.
She is a senior at Occidental College, majoring in Black Studies and minoring in Religious Studies, with an emphasis in Psychology. She hopes to eventually go to graduate school to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and is particularly interested in working with underserved communities.
She is passionate about healing in many capacities and is a practitioner of various modalities, including Reiki and Breathwork.
Alexa Stiles is one of our current Interns for Spring 2022.
She is a rising senior at UC Berkeley, studying Sociology with the intention of pursuing a career as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is passionate about personal growth and helping people find ways to live more mindfully and love more openly.
In her free time, she loves spending time in nature, practicing yoga, reading, and painting.