About Our Therapists

We have a diverse team of mental health therapists ready to collaborate with you on your individualized needs.

About Our Instructors

Our certified instructors are here to meet you where you are, at any level.

Dr. Julie Lee, LMFT (she/her)
Dr. Julie Lee, LMFT (she/her) Founder & Executive Clinical Director
Dr. Julie Lee is the Founder & Executive Clinical Director of The Connection Corporation with her partner, Paul. Dr. Lee graduated from Gonzaga University (B.Ed – Special Education), CSUF (M.S. – Counseling Psychology), and Kent State University (Ph.D – Counselor Education & Supervision) and has been working as a psychotherapist for almost 20 years.
Paul Lee, MBA (he/him)
Paul Lee, MBA (he/him)Executive Business Director
Paul is the Executive Business Director for The Connection. He grew up in Ventura County and made his way down the coast to Orange County where he graduated from CSUF. He went on to finish Chapman’s EMBA program and has more than 20 years of experience in the finance industry. In 2017, he suffered a heart attack mainly due to stress. Paul contributes a large part of his path back to wellness to yoga and a consistent workout regimen.
Czarina Salazar Navarro, M.A., AMFT (she/her)
Czarina Salazar Navarro, M.A., AMFT (she/her)Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Czarina Salazar Navarro is an Associate Marriage and Family therapist who earned her B.A. in Criminology, Law & Society from The University of California, Irvine and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Marie Jakobi, M.A., AMFT (she/her)
Marie Jakobi, M.A., AMFT (she/her)Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Marie Jakobi is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who is originally from Orange County, CA. She currently resides in the Bay Area. She graduated from Gonzaga University (B.Ed in Special Education) and Santa Clara University (MA in Counseling Psychology).
 Sharri Mo, M.A., AMFT (she/her)
Sharri Mo, M.A., AMFT (she/her)Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Sharri is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate with a B.S. in Cognitive-Behavioral Neuroscience from U.C. San Diego and a Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University.
Tony Reyes, B.A., MFTT (he/him)
Tony Reyes, B.A., MFTT (he/him)Behavior Wellness Coach
Tony is a dedicated Behavior Wellness Coach in the final year of his Marriage and Family Therapy program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Tony’s mental health and wellness journey began with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, specializing in Mental Health recovery.