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Introducing Our Affirmative Residential Mental Health Program for the 2S/LGBTQIA+ Community

We are excited to announce the launch of our Residential Mental Health Program tailored specifically for the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community. We recognize the unique challenges that members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community often face in their mental health journeys. From navigating societal stigmas and discrimination to finding affirmative and understanding spaces for healing, the road to mental well-being can be particularly challenging.


Our Affirmative Residential Mental Health Program


Our therapeutic approaches are tailored to address the unique experiences and challenges faced by the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.


Our staff undergoes continuous training to ensure they are culturally competent and sensitive to the diverse identities within the 2S/LGBTQIA+ spectrum.


La Ventana is committed to providing a safe and affirmative space where individuals can feel supported and heard throughout their healing journey.


How We Can Help

By choosing La Ventana’s Residential Mental Health Program, individuals from the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community can expect:

Holistic Healing

Comprehensive mental health care that addresses emotional, psychological, and social aspects of well-being.

Community Support

Connection with a supportive community of individuals who understand and respect the unique experiences of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Tailored treatment plans that consider individual needs and experiences.

Post-Program Support

Continued support and resources to help individuals reintegrate into their communities with newfound strength and resilience.

We are dedicated to fostering a space where everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, can embark on a journey towards mental wellness with pride and confidence.

Our Team

  • Sharon Volner, LMFT
    Sharon Volner, LMFT
    Chief Clinical Officer (she/her)
  • Jennifer Enriquez, LMFT
    Jennifer Enriquez, LMFT
    Clinical Director (she/her)
  • Kristina Padilla, M.A., LAADC, ICAADC
    Kristina Padilla, M.A., LAADC, ICAADC
    Consultant (they/them)

What We Offer

  • Affirmative therapy/ clinical work with gender minority clients
  • Intersectionality in Therapy
  • Minority stress models
  • Identity disclosure, concealment, and outness
  • Gender and Disclosure
  • Psychoeducation as a key component of evidence-based, affirmative psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral
  • Family systems
  • Supporting Gender Affirmation
  • Trauma-informed approach
  • 2S/LGBTQIA+ Family Concerns & Acceptance
  • Coming out or Coming in

Accreditations & Memberships

LegitScript approved
La Ventana  Treatment Programs - Thousand Oaks BBB Business Review

Call Us for a Complimentary Clinical Assessment

(800) 560-8518
Sharon Volner, LMFT
Chief Clinical Officer (she/her)

With over 20 years of experience in mental health and addiction, Sharon has worked extensively with at-risk youth, couples, families, and adults in rehabilitation centers. She operated a crisis suicide hotline and directly assisted the homeless population in stabilizing mental health and overcoming substance dependence. Sharon, holding an MS in Counseling, practices a multi-modal approach, serving as a Clinical Supervisor for interns and actively promoting empowerment and leadership among young girls through her involvement in her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.

Jennifer Enriquez, LMFT
Clinical Director (she/her)

Jennifer Enriquez, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 12 years, is La Ventana’s Clinical Program Director. Specializing in trauma, mental health, addiction, dialectical behavior therapy, and anger management, she prioritizes personalized treatment, using out-of-the-box interventions. Jennifer creates a safe space for clients’ healing journeys. A conference presenter on trauma, addiction, culture, impostor syndrome, and compassion fatigue, she’s a founding member of the Colorado Mental Health Professionals Association and an active participant in the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Jen creates a safe and empowering space for clients healing journeys.

Kristina Padilla, M.A., LAADC, ICAADC
Consultant (they/them)

Kristina Padilla is a dynamic leader with CCAPP, where they serve as the Vice President of Education overseeing CCAPP’s Education Department. Mx. Padilla has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family therapy. Mx. Padilla is a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LAADC). Mx. Padilla received their “Higher Education Teaching Certificate” at Harvard, The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning July 2020. Mx.Padilla is also a C-SAT Candidate and CGIU Graduate. Mx.Padilla is also an independent consultant on LGBTQIA2+ Program development Design/issues/services/Counseling/Therapy/Mentoring/Training and Coaching and travels the Nation providing training and lectures at conferences as well as in-service training to everyone.They also are apart of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ (Rainbow) Community and identifies as a Trans, Gender-Fluid, 2-Spirit, non-binary, western apache/cherokee biologically born Woman, Kristina’s pronouns are they/them and they go by the prefix of Mx.Padilla. 🌈