Each of our clinicians are fully licensed and have extensive clinical experience.


core team members



Dr. Adriane Kruer


clinical director

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
— Mother Theresa

Hi there! I’m Dr. Kruer, and I work with high achieving helpers (doctors, medical residents, lawyers, therapists, and creative people). As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I help people to feel more confident, connected and whole. I have been working with clients for over 13 years and I believe if I help the helpers, change and healing can happen on a broader scale.


I try to be welcoming, straight-forward and collaborative in my therapeutic approach. I use an empathic theory- and research-based approach that combines several schools of therapy thought to help my clients in the best way that works for them. My clients tend to be creative, kind and ready to get to work. As the owner and clinical director at Echeveria Therapy Collective, my team and I are dedicated to providing excellent client-centered clinical care.

my professional background

I hold a B.A. in Global Studies from Long Island University, an M.A. in Art Therapy from New York University and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute & University. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California (License PSY28654), and an American Mensa member.

I have extensive training in cross-cultural and global studies as well as trauma-centered and trauma-focused clinical care. I am originally trained as a child and family psychologist with a focus on attachment and family systems. I’ve worked with clients ages 3-103 and love to understand the human experience throughout the lifespan.


Elisa Pak, LMFT


Hey, I’m Elisa, and I work with high achieving people. Whether you’re navigating a change in relationship, career, or an inner change, I can help.

My clients are typically young professionals who are striving and hustling in their careers. They often feel consumed by work and frustrated in their relationships. I’ll help you get unstuck and create a more balanced, fulfilling life.

I’m also passionate about working with couples. If you feel okay about your relationship, but you both want to feel great, my services could be a good fit. I help couples regain connection, let go of unhealthy patterns, and co-create a new relationship together.


my professional background

I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.  My own personal journey with counseling and therapy has ignited my passion in working to support individuals and couples who are experiencing various presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, addiction issues, relationship issues, and trauma.  

I utilize an integrative and intuitive approach of therapy, drawing from psychodynamic theory, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, tailoring the treatment to each client’s potential for growth and healing.  My goal is to provide an empathic and nonjudgmental space for you to explore areas you’re struggling with or are feeling stuck. With a compassionate spirit, I work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their goals.