Danny Arias, M.A.
Danny Arias is a counselor at the Center for Developing Minds who works with preteens, teens and young adults.
He uses many different approaches and adjusts counseling techniques based on the client’s needs. Danny prides
himself on creating relationships built on trust with his students and understands
that real progress can only be achieved when such a relationship exists. He has experience helping clients with anxiety,
depression, behavioral problems, self-regulating, attention, communication skills, stress, bullying, social media,
academic and college planning.
Please note: Danny is currently not accepting any new clients.
Tara Cerruti, LMFT
Tara Cerruti is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing remote online counseling for children and adolescents between the ages of 5 to 21 and their families. She uses a variety of approaches to work with children experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, themes of grief and loss, adjustment to parent divorce/separation and other parent-child relationship issues, identity formation, anger management, and behavioral challenges Her training is in trauma focused cognitive behavioral, attachment based, and play therapies.
Molly Coppel, M.A., EdS, LEP, ABSNP
Board Certified School Neuropsychologist
Molly Coppel is an educational psychologist at the Center for Developing Minds, who utilizes a strengths and weaknesses approach in all of her psychoeducational and school neuropsychological evaluations. Molly offers detailed assessments for individuals ranging from preschool-age to young adult, and has extensive experience conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and creating Behavior Intervention Plans.
Carolina Gavilanes, M.A.
Carolina Gavilanes is an Education Specialist at the Center for Developing Minds. Her knowledge in developmental, neurological and learning disabilities drives the design of individualized interventions that help students throughout their learning process. She specializes mainly in literacy development for elementary students and enjoys supporting students of all ages who are struggling with organizational skills. Her therapy sessions are designed to make students feel successful and understand their challenges and strengths. She provides case management and collaboration among teachers, parents and clinical professionals.
Bryan Giese-Gardner, M.A., LMFT
Bryan Giese-Gardner is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing counseling for families and children, adolescents, and young adults, between the ages of 3 to 99. He is trained in transpersonal psychology, which takes a more holistic approach to therapy, with the understanding that connection and belonging are key to wellness and relationships. Bryan is passionate about working with clients to help address trauma, sensory processing issues, and relational conflict. He has experience helping students handle oppositional behaviors, building executive functions, and managing issues related to autism spectrum disorders.
Rachel Gilbert, M.A.
Rachel Gilbert is an Education Specialist at the Center for Developing Minds. Rachel’s understanding of neurodevelopmental diversity and executive functioning drives her creation of engaging interventions and supports for children and their families. Rachel’s expertise is in supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD to develop both the academic and social emotional skills needed for success at school, home and in the community. Rachel has a special interest in helping students develop reading comprehension skills and teaching personal organization and self-advocacy skills.
Carlin Graveline, M.S., CCC-SLP
Carlin Graveline is a speech-language pathologist for the Center for Developing Minds assessing and treating children with a variety of communication difficulties, including developmental articulation and language impairments, hearing impairments, craniofacial anomalies and pragmatic language difficulties. She is a dyslexia specialist and has a special interest in literacy development. Carlin enjoys working with students to improve their phonological awareness and processing, reading comprehension, and oral and written expression.
Cassandra Harms, M.A., LMFT
Cassandra Harms is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing counseling for children and adolescents between the ages of 9 and 22 and their families. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach to working with youth struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral and social problems. Cassandra also moderates several classes and groups at the CDM, including the popular "Meltdowns to Shutdowns," which is offered periodically throughout the year.
Damon Korb, M.D.
Behavioral & Developmental Pediatrician, F.A.A.P.
Author, Raising an Organized Child
Damon Korb, M.D., a board-certified behavioral and developmental pediatrician, examines the neurodevelopmental brain functions that determine how a child learns, behaves and socializes. As the clinic director for the Center for Developing Minds, he guides a team of child development experts that care for children and young adults who are struggling.
Joyia Moeller, M.S., LEP
Joyia Moeller is an educational psychologist for the Center for Developing Minds, with more than a decade of experience assessing cognitive, processing, and academic strengths and weaknesses in individuals from preschool through adulthood. Joyia also facilitates IEP meetings and coordinates the implementation of support plans, consulting with parents, teachers and outside agencies.
Jennifer Rich, LMFT
Jennifer Rich is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing relationship counseling for children and adolescents and their families. She has been in private practice for more than 13 years, specializing in treating individuals who have trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Her training is in brief therapy, cognitive behavioral, as well as family systems.
Shelley Sinclair, Ms.Ed, LEP, ABSNP
American Board of School Neuropsychology
Shelley Sinclair is an educational psychologist at the Center for Developing Minds, providing psycho-educational and school neuropsychological assessments for school-aged children and teens. She assesses neurocognitive processes, the underpinnings to learning and behavior, to ultimately guide the development of personalized and meaningful interventions for each student.
Julie Tucker, M.A., LMFT
Julie Tucker is a therapist at the Center for Developing Minds providing counseling for families and children, adolescents, and young adults, between the ages of 5 to 26, and their caregivers. She is experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship issues, social struggles and behavioral challenges. Her training is in cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment based and play therapies, and she takes a holistic approach to build skills, help people get unstuck, and strengthen resilience.
Makenzie Wesner, M.S., R.N., P.H.N., P.N.P.-P.C.
Makenzie Wesner, N.P., is a behavioral and developmental pediatric nurse practitioner at Center for Developing Minds and a leader in child development and behavior. Makenzie specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with a wide array of challenges such as autism, ADHD, motor-communication disorders, and executive dysfunctions, all among various intellectual and genetic backdrops. With training in sensory processing combined with a focus on self-regulation and social thinking development, Makenzie offers an expert and meticulous approach to understanding diverse and complex behaviors with each assessment.
Randy Yates, M.A., LEP
Randy Yates is a Licensed Educational Psychologist at the Center for Developing Minds, with more than twenty-five years of experience supporting students encountering cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and developmental barriers to learning. Randy provides psychoeducational evaluations that give insight to students, parents, and teachers, allowing for adaptive and flexible acquisition of knowledge and skills in school and beyond.
Jean Boileau Cassetta
As the office manager for the Center for Developing Minds, Jean oversees the CDM administrative team and gives organizational and administrative assistance to the clinical staff. One of Jean’s primary goals is to ensure our patients and their families are happy with the service and care they receive. Jean also provides human resources support and implements office policies and procedures. Jean coordinates staff schedules to meet operational needs and requirements, while keeping track of clinic equipment and devices.
Prior to joining the clinic, Jean was the membership director for the Santa Clara and Monterey County Medical Associations. She also worked in the Patient Relations Department at Kaiser.
Jean has a B.A. in Speech Communication, with a Minor in Interpersonal Communication from California State University, East Bay, in Hayward.
Savita is a patient care coordinator at the Center for Developing Minds who helps to greet patients and their families, answer phones, and schedule appointments.
Savita has a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in media production.
Kevin is the CDM office assistant and special projects coordinator who oversees a variety of
administrative duties, including managing the reception desk and new patient inquiries, providing CharmHealth technical assistance, and scheduling appointments.
Kevin has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California.
Liz provides administrative support to the clinical team and manages patient inquiries. She is the first point of contact for CDM clients, via phone or email.
Liz has a B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a minor in Business. She enjoys dining out (pre-pandemic), lap swimming, and hiking with her family.