MEET THE TEAM
The Whole Soul is a counseling agency located in Fair Oaks, California—a quaint community within the Sacramento region. Our therapists provide individualized counseling to folks of all ages, and take a holistic approach to therapy. We create a warm, inviting space for all clients to feel comfortable in working through unhealed wounds and other aspects of their lives in order to live authentically and feel connected to themselves, their loved ones, and their communities. The Whole Soul Counseling believes that all individuals, provided with the support and care they need, along with their own willingness and courage, can heal and grow and flourish in life. We are an inclusive agency that works with clients of all ages, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, religions, neurodiversities, and socioeconomic statuses. We provide individual and family counseling, along with group counseling. The Whole Soul believes strongly in the healing power of connection and compassion throughout our journeys.
Lauren Mahakian, LCSW (she/her)
I believe in the incredible power of resiliency within each of us. All of us experience pain and hardships throughout our lives; some of which are easier to work through than others. I feel that with the right supports in place, we can all heal our deepest wounds.
Benjamin Smalley, MS
MSW Counseling Student Intern
Clients I work well with are as diverse as I am. I have worked with many types of people in my life from many backgrounds. I have filled many roles in my life as a veteran of the US Navy and Afghanistan, to blue collar roles in the civilian sector, and as an academic.
Jacqueline Caoile, Ph.D (she/her)
I enjoy working with adults of all ages and backgrounds seeking support and help for depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and life transitions. When faced with challenges and changes in life, we tend to rely on old coping strategies that no longer work.
Maria Lewis, ASW
When I am not answering calls or responding to emails I am working with children and their families to create a collaborative and healing relationship with one another.
Sheyonna Carter, MSW (she/her)
Associate Social Worker
Life has a way of giving us more than we feel like we can handle, especially in adulthood. We tend to struggle not only with our past traumas from childhood, but we can also struggle with our current traumas within adulthood. It can be most difficult to keep our mental health a priority.