Dr. Linda Mona
Dr. Linda R. Mona is a licensed psychologist who has worked in a variety of settings providing clinical services, training healthcare professionals, and conducting research focusing upon the diverse life experiences of individuals living with chronic health conditions/disability, as well as the importance of sexual health and overall quality of life. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and both her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at Georgia State University. As the founder and president of Inclusivity Clinical Consulting Services (ICCS), Dr. Mona provides a wide array of psychotherapy services to individuals and couples. She also serves as a healthcare services consultant, providing training to integrated healthcare settings and allied health clinical service providers on disability, diversity, and inclusion strategies. As a psychologist who has specialized in sexual health and sex therapy throughout her career, Dr. Mona also works closely with healthcare facilities on ways to adequately assess, treat, and triage sexual difficulties with individuals and couples.
Dr. Mona has received national recognition by the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professions, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality for her work focusing on people with disabilities. She has published over 50 articles on disability in academic-related publications and has delivered over 100 workshops and seminars on this topic. Dr. Mona’s work has been brought to mainstream audiences through other media including Oprah Radio, Canadian Discovery Health, PBS, NBC’s Today Show, Cosmopolitan, and Self magazines.
Dr. Linda R. Baggett
Dr. Linda R. Baggett is a licensed psychologist with experience in providing clinical services, training healthcare professionals, and conducting research focusing on gender norms, cultural factors, body image, and sexual, mental, and physical health. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the Humboldt State University (with minors in Women’s and Ethnic studies), her masters degree in clinical psychology from Ball State University, and her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at the University of Memphis, with specialized training in sexuality and multicultural psychology. Over the course of her career, she has become an expert in PTSD/trauma treatment, women’s health, and sexuality, with particular interest in helping people reconnect with intimacy and sexuality after trauma. As an ICCS team member, Dr. Baggett provides adult psychotherapy services for individuals and couples and serves as an ICCS healthcare services consultant providing training to healthcare professionals on gender, sexual health, and disability. Dr. Baggett has specialized experience in assessing and treating sexual and intimacy concerns for both individuals and couples, enhancing sexual satisfaction and overall wellbeing.
Dr. Baggett has presented her findings and expertise at national professional meetings of the American Psychological Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the International Society for Counseling Psychology. She has published in academic-related publications on sexuality, gender, and diversity topics. Further, she has taught human sexuality courses for adults and mental health clinicians at universities for over ten years, as well as conducted sex therapy. Dr. Baggett has a passion for using her expertise in gender, diversity, and sexuality to benefit both clients and healthcare professionals.
Dr. Sarah S. Brindle
Dr. Sarah S. Brindle is a licensed psychologist with experience in providing clinical services, training healthcare professionals, and conducting research focused on psychological correlates of physical health problems, women’s mental health, positive sexuality, and living with physical disability. Known for her expertise with faith based psychological interventions, Dr. Brindle has partnered with many spiritual and religious leaders to provide inclusive comprehensive mental health care across a variety of religious and spiritual communities. She obtained both her Bachelor of Science in psychology and her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa and has practiced in southern California for over 11 years. Dr. Brindle provides a range of clinical services to individuals and couples, focused on her “whole person” approach. Her popular Person-Centered Spirituality groups have assisted many clients with their life challenges around meaning and their relationships to their faith during life struggles.
Dr. Brindle has presented nationally at professional meetings of the American Psychological Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the California Psychological Association, as well as through various local community organizations. Her published work has appeared in several professional journals on topics related to women’s health issues, positive sexual expression across the lifespan, and various issues affecting individuals with disabilities.
Dr. Marsha N. Sargeant
Dr. Marsha N. Sargeant is a licensed psychologist who has advocated for mental health equity for diverse populations through her career as a researcher, consultant, and clinician. Trained as a clinical scientist, Dr. Sargeant’s background in research, statistical design and analysis, have provided her with an exceptional ability to translate research findings into culturally competent, practical solutions. Through her measurement-based approach to program development, process improvement, and person-centered interventions, she is readily able to assess culturally-competent practices and make concrete suggestions about how to better serve relevant stakeholders. Dr. Sargeant’s passion around diversity is rooted in advocacy; shedding light on the undercurrents that contribute to limited views of diversity, particularly with respect to service provision. She seeks to discover the degree to which implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies are successful and how dynamic assessment and implementation strategies produce better outcomes both for individuals and organizations. Dr. Sargeant believes that she has been called to advance user-friendly, diversity-based research methods to better understand the importance of world view in all aspects of the work place and service provision.
Claire Sterrett MA, MSW
Social Work Intern
Claire Sterrett MA, MSW, has been working in the field of mind-body health for 8 years. Her background is in Somatic Psychology with a focus on trauma, sexual health, dance, and massage therapy. Claire weaves her extensive education together to create a nurturing environment for her clients through a focus on creative expression through movement, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and mindfulness-based practices.
Claire earned her Masters in Social Work in 2014 from USC with a focus on Health and a subspecialty in Military Culture. Prior to getting her MSW, Claire completed an MA in Somatic Psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute in 2008. Her thesis for her Master’s degree examined the embodiment of female sexuality through erotic dance. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based somatic intervention for trauma survivors. She has published a book on the intersection between erotic movement and female sexual health called Pole Story: Essays on the Power of Erotic Dance.
Claire currently works as a group support facilitator for the Dean Ornish Heart Reversal Program at UCLA which focuses on mind-body interventions for chronic heart disease patients. She also works as a medical social worker at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, CA. As an ICCS Social Work Intern, Claire aims to continue to work in multiple areas of health and healing with an emphasis on dance, trauma, movement and sexuality. She will be seeing clients under the direct clinical supervision of the ICCS licensed psychologists.