Who We Are

Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Staff

Litsa Tanner, MFT, Co-Founder, Clinical Director

707-545-4600 ext. #3

I began my career as a therapist in 1998, treating children, adolescents, and adults. Although I have used a variety of therapeutic approaches over the years, I have always been drawn to the practical skills based nature of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT). Consistently I found that when using CBT, my clients got better faster and reported higher levels of overall satisfaction with their therapy. Over time I began to focus my personal development as a therapist predominately in the use of CBT and continue to do so today. I feel that the learning process as a therapist never ends. I consult regularly with experts in the field and attend advanced trainings in CBT in order to provide the highest quality of services possible.

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Ayla Bridges, MFT, Staff Therapist

707-545-4600 ext. 8

I graduated from Northern Illinois University (NIU) with a Master of Science in Child and Family Studies, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in the spring of 2016 and completed licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in December 2019. Before joining the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, I worked for a variety of agencies, including elementary schools, college clinics, and outdoor behavioral treatment programs. It was my experience in these positions that led me to seek out a career as a CBT clinician. I was drawn to CBT because of its goal-oriented and systematic approach that still allowed me to foster a warm and collaborative relationship with clients based upon their individual needs. I found that CBT’s evidence-based approach provided clients with concrete tools that allowed them to reduce and manage symptoms with long lasting results in a short period of time. I lived in the Sonoma area for over 6 years before leaving for Illinois to pursue my graduate studies. I am deeply committed to serving the community I love so much and am excited that the Center provides me with the perfect vehicle for this pursuit.

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Christina Wuterich, MA. Associate Therapist

707-545-4600 ext. 4

I graduated from The University of San Francisco in Santa Rosa, CA, with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in May 2020. During my graduate training, I worked at a nonpublic day school and a public school serving students ages 6 to 18 years. I gained experience helping those with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, attachment disruptions, PTSD, ADHD, and other behavioral problems. I also have experience leading group therapy focused on social-emotional skills and communication.

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Kim Harris, MA, Associate Therapist

707-545-4600 ext. 5

I graduated from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in September 2019. During my graduate training, I worked at a local community mental health agency serving individuals 5-24 years old and their families. I gained experience helping those with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, attachment disruptions, PTSD, ADHD, and other behavioral problems. I also have experience leading group therapy focused on communication skills, loss, and grief.

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Suzanne Rodriguez, Office Manager

707-545-4600 ext. 7

I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Psychology. I spent many years working in the telecommunications industry until I went back to school to get my multiple subject teaching credential at Dominican University. Shortly afterward I started a family and chose to stay home with my kids. I started working at SRCBT in 2016 and quickly found being the office manager a fun and rewarding job. I am happy to have come full circle to find myself working in the mental health industry, something I am passionate about. I am available to clients to help answer any non-clinical questions about their accounts. Medical and mental health offices are free to contact me for brochures to distribute to their patients and clients.