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April 2024
Nature Walk and Community Connection Council

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm PT

Location: Whiting Ranch in Foothill Ranch


Join us for a walking council in the beauty of this unique canyon which is bursting with coastal oaks and wildflowers.

This offering is FREE and donations are accepted to support our sliding-scale offerings. For more details and to reserve your spot, reach out to

Consultation Group Offerings


We are happy to announce a new clinical consultation group for Orange County Therapists. Facilitated by seasoned psychotherapists, teachers, and supervisors:  Dr. Holly Han and Dr. Ricardo Gonsalves.

Meetings: First and Third Wednesdays from 1-2pm on Zoom.

Suggested donation: Associates $30/Licensed $50. All donations support the mission of The Malama Collective.

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This virtual group is for experienced clinicians who are seeking a deeper level of conceptualizing their cases in a supportive environment. Therapists who are part of marginalized groups are particularly served with attention to the social psychoanalytic model. Matters of transference, countertransference, and the therapist’s lived experience as a minority can be rich ground for our discussions.

Facilitated by Dr. Holly Han and Lisa Maurel, LMFT. 

Meetings: Every Second and Forth Wednesday from 2-3pm on Zoom.

Cost: $50/session.

LGBTQIA/BIPOC Priority Registration. All are welcome.

*Those needing further consideration, please reach out to us directly. 

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Intergenerational Council for Community Healers

Council  is a way to open dialogue with attention to equity and inclusion, and community praxis in the  art of the circle. The circle has no beginning, and no end. The circle has no hierarchy. People  around the circle have varying degrees of power and perspective, but council practice holds us  all as equal, necessary, belonging. We offer this practice to our community of healers as a way of deepening meaningful connection and mutual support and collaboration with other community builders.

As part of our mission, we are setting an intention to welcome all therapists regardless of experience level, or licensure and we are prioritizing LGBTQIA, BIPOC, API and other marginalized communities in registration, even as we welcome all.

Facilitators: Ricardo Gonsalves, PhD, Lisa Maurel, LMFT, and Maryam Obeyd, LMFT.

Upcoming Council: Stay tuned for Council Dates in 2024 or join our newsletter to receive updates!

Cost: Suggested donation of 25-50 per council. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Ongoing Events

Social Psychoanalysis Study Group

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Join us as we read and discuss contemporary research and theory in Social psychoanalysis. The focus of the readings  revolves around questions of social situatedness and intersectionality in clinical work. We investigate questions of power dynamics, oppression, as well as the ways in which our social and political field influences the therapeutic process. In the past, the Social Psychoanalysis Study Group has read and discussed papers and books by leading psychoanalysts as well as a variety of philosophers and anthropologists working at the intersection of psychoanalysis.

Meetings are held on zoom, the third Thursday of every month. This study group is open to everyone and is funded through donations. Suggested donation: $50/month.

For more information, or to inquire about joining the group, please email our facilitator, Roxy Green at  Zoom links and designated readings are distributed by email after joining the group.