Meet the Team

Victoria Brown LMFT, ICP | Founder & Lead Therapist

Victoria is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1997. She is EMDR certified, drug and alcohol certified and micro current neurofeedback certified.

Her passion is finding innovative methods to better treat mental health issues. She has experienced and has lived by her own tier plan, which has given her an insider perspective into the mind of someone struggling. She knows what has worked and failed with her clients in the current mental health system.

In 1994, while interning under Dr. James Tschudy, Victoria started a girls support group, Girls United Together for Strength (GUTS), which would later transform into what GUTS OC is today: an outpatient facility that supports families and helps teens and adults become independent, confident and successful in the world.

With over 20 years of experience under her belt, she has developed a treatment approach that fills the holes and vulnerable areas of traditional therapy to provide long-lasting results for her clients.

Meredith Matics | Life Coach, Clinical Medical Assistant, Brain Stimulation Specialist

Improving mental health has been a true passion for Meredith for her entire life. Meredith began as a special needs child care provider, and soon thereafter began teaching for the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Her specialties include teaching parents and teachers how to cope with the challenges of caring for students & children with learning disabilities, as well as teaching doctors and providers how to assist and support the family members of those with mental illness. Meredith has taught professionals, instructors and service care providers at the Orange County jail, the University of California, Irvine and Patton State Hospital. Additionally, Meredith has led support groups and finds great joy in helping people become the best versions of themselves.

Jennifer Manavi | Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Manavi has her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology. She has held internships in neuropsychology, the foster care system and the probation department. She has training in EMDR, hypnotherapy, play therapy as well as custody evaluations. Dr. Manavi enjoys working with individuals, couples and families.

Megan Ure | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Megan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has over 20 years of experience serving families and children through the County of Orange Mental Health. Megan specializes in helping individuals with depression, anxiety and PTSD and is highly skilled in providing crisis intervention, suicide intervention, family therapy, cognitive behavioral intervention, art/play therapy and more.  Megan is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (also known as EMDR), emotion focused therapy, trauma informed therapy and motivational interviewing. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Denise Baquiran | Personal Chef

Denise possesses seven years of experience in the culinary industry working at restaurants, bakeries and catering companies. She has five years of experience working as a private chef specializing in customizing and developing meal plans according to diet restrictions and diagnoses. It is Denise’s belief that food serves as preventative medicine and has the power to improve her clients’ health and quality of life.


15 Corporate Plaza, Suite 220

Newport Beach, CA 92660


 (714) 730-0838

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