Healing Center

Yoga Space’s Healing Center focuses on helping clients bring balance to life through multiple forms of therapy:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Marriage and Family Counselors

Up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related complaints, such as headaches, backaches, neck pain, anxiety, depression as well as physical & emotional exhaustion. Therapy is a noninvasive way to help sort and release tension and stress from your life, increasing your emotional and physical well-being.

EMDR – A psychotherapy that utilizes eye movements to help heal from emotional distress. It helps the mind heal from psychological trauma. EMDR is achieved in 8 phases as directed by your Therapist.

Hypnotherapy – A psychotherapy that puts a patient under hypnosis to help create new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors, and feelings towards a certain subject.

Marriage and Family Counselors – All of our counselors are certified by the State of California. Please see each of their biographies to find their license numbers, areas of focus, additional certifications, and insurance accepted.

Relaxation or Swedish Massage*- Utilizes five styles of strokes used to help reduce pain and relieve stiffness in joints. It is considered the ‘classic’ massage style and is suitable for most people.

Sports Massage* – A more intensive manual and manipulative massage to treat pain and disability. It utilizes kneading and manipulation of muscles, and joint mobilization and manipulation. You may also receive a list of exercises and stretches to do in between sessions to help speed recovery.

* Please mention to your massage therapist of any conditions or injuries that you have before your session begins.

David Atkins, M.S.
Licensure: Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist
License Number: MFT 32068

Therapeutic Population:
Individuals, Couples, and Families. Individuals must be at least 14 years of age and in High School.

Areas of focus

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Skills
  • Marital communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Family communication issues
  • Stages of life issues
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Spiritual issues (previous career as United Methodist Minister).

Master's degree in Counseling from California State, Bakersfield. Became licensed in 1994 and has been in private practice since.

Almost All Insurance ex Blue cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Manage Health Care

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Dianne Cooper MA, MFT
Licensure: Marriage and Family Therapist
License Number: MFC 22132

Therapeutic Population

  • Couples
  • Individuals, and Adults

Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Work stress
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Relationship concerns

Received her MA from California State, Bakersfield, afterwhich she was licensed in 1986. Dianne worked as an inpatient chemical dependency therapist, adjunct lecturer in the graduate counseling department at Cal State, and workshop presenter and business consult, in addition to her private practice. Now she focuses on her practice practice.

Additional Certification
EMDR Trained

ValueOptions Managed Care and sees other clients private pay.

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Martie Morgan
Licensure: LMT, Hypnotherapist

Areas of Focus

  • Swedish
  • Sports

Registered LMT since 1989, and a Hypnotherapist since 2000.

Pricing: currently not taking new clients

Linda Lyn Scales, M.S.
Licensure: Marriage and Family Therapist
License Number: MFC 31193

Therapeutic Population

  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Young adults
  • Elderly

Areas of Focus

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment
  • Trauma situations

She grew up in central California and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. She received her MS at California State University, Bakersfield, and worked as a counselor at the Student Services Center, where she worked with many young adults. Throughout her practice Linda had a high number of trauma clients, and has utilized EMDR in helping them recover. Her favorite setting is a private practice where she can spend more time focusing on helping her patients.

Additional Certification

Trained Insurance
Blue Shield Provider, other insurances are able to be billed by patients

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