Welcome to CEPS!

Our psychotherapy practice is dedicated to help our community of high-achieving professionals, creatives, and heart-centered entrepreneurs to restore their ability to love, work, and play!

Your compassion for the suffering of others has no limits. But when it comes down to your own pain, you minimize it, ignore it, or feel guilty about it.

We get it! Your decision to seek help for your mental health and emotional wellbeing was not easy but we are glad that you are finally here!

We are honored to team up with you to uncover and resolve the underlying cause of what’s causing your pain and overwhelm, and to help you free yourself from suffering. 

Whether you are an attorney passionate about fighting for the rights of immigrants, women, and children, a public school teacher working with disadvantaged youth, an economist working to end poverty around the world, an international professional seeking for gender equality, an artist wanting to share your gifts with the world, we are here for you!


“What’s got you here, won’t get you there!…If you want to change anything about yourself, the best time to start is now. Ask yourself, “What am I willing to change now?” Just do that. That’s more than enough. For now.”

― Marshall Goldsmith

Center for Effective Psychologist Services

At the Center for Effective Psychological Services is our mission to help you find long-lasting change in a time-effective manner. We believe in the importance of addressing the underlying factors that cause symptoms in order to find long-lasting relief from suffering, and we also understand that life is too precious to waste just waiting for decisions to be made for us or for problems to just go away.

Our goal is to provide you with a therapy experience that is life-changing.  We will work with you to create a meaningful relationship that allows for the safe discovery, acceptance, exploration, and challenge of those deeply rooted patterns of behavior, emotions, and beliefs that create most forms of suffering.





Claudia Salazar

Claudia Salazar, Psy.D
Owner & Clinical Director, Bilingual psychotherapist

Ellen Sweeny

Ellen McSweeney, LGSW
Clinical Psychotherapist

Luisa Millan Center for Effective Therapy

Luisa Millan
Reiki Practitioner Level 2

Stephanie Prymas, LPC
Clinical Psychotherapist

Katherine Maestre, M.A, LGPC
Bilingual Clinical Psychotherapist


We strive to create an atmosphere of connection, commitment, and support so that we can serve our clients in a sustainable way. We will achieve this by holding small caseloads, engaging in weekly consultations through a model of deliberate practice, and incorporating self-care practices in our work week. We are committed to taking the mystery and stigma our of mental health and psychotherapy.

We strive to create opportunities to help our clients to get a richer understanding about the dynamics of the human mind, the roots of suffering, and the ways in which we can take action to change deeply rooted habits that create or perpetuate our problems. We work in highly intentional and experiential formats to help you to make sense of theory in a hands-on manner so that change becomes possible.


We are passionate about what we do. Which means that we are constantly training and supervising our work with our clients in order to provide effective therapy.

We also use outcome measures to track your progress so that together we can promptly address any obstacles that get in the way of achieving your therapy goals.

We are open to ongoing feedback from our clients to improve our services.We also provide training to other mental health professionals through workshops, seminars, and mastermind groups.


At the Center for Effective Psychological Services, we embrace creativity and innovation. We are always integrating new skills and modalities of treatment that are informed by research in therapy outcome and neuropsychology. In particular, we are interested in learning and integrating body-centered, emotion-focused, and attachment-based interventions.

We also know that our clients are extremely busy and incorporate modalities of therapy that fit their busy life.


Our group therapy was founded on a vision of connection. We love creating opportunities to engage with our community through power lunch talks, workshops, and other creative outlets.We also feel strongly in working together as a team to support our growth as individuals and as a team.

We believe that meaningful connections are a key part of staying resilient while serving others.

We hope that when our clients visit our space, they can feel welcomed to a non-judgmental, vibrant, and soothing space.


Our team is diverse and appreciates diversity. We know that our clients come from all corners of the world and we are passionate about extending services beyond borders.

We also are passionate about eliminating the stigma about mental health and therapy through education.



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