Meet the Medina Team

Meet the Medina Team

When you walk through those doors for the first time, you have made a huge step in your journey of self-discovery.

Tricia Engen, MA, LPCC | Sonder Medina team member

You bring your own unique personality, life experiences, values, and goals with you when you seek emotional wellness support.

And at Sonder, we believe there’s a member of our team who’s the perfect fit for you.

Today we’re introducing you to the outstanding members of our Sonder Medina team:

Anna Schupp, PsyD, LP

“Too often we allow our fear, guilt or disbelief to stop us from living our best story. We stay stuck in relationships, jobs or other situations that no longer serve us, zap our energy and leave us feeling unfulfilled. We put other people’s needs ahead of our own and are left feeling confused about or disconnected from our purpose and passion in life. Deep down, many of us can’t shake that feeling that there is more for us if we can only muster up the courage to change.

“My work is to help you find a life that is more meaningful, a life that is more aligned with who you are and what you want. The majority of clients I work with are competent, well-functioning individuals who are struggling in some way or our feeling dissatisfied, unhappy or stuck. Whether its regarding an experience, your everyday life, your relationship, fears about the future, or something more devastating or extraordinary, change is possible. I encourage you to make a commitment to yourself and your future.”


  • Therapy and assessment
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Infidelity
  • Life’s transitions


Sara B. Schilplin, PsyD, LP

Dr. Sara Schilplin is a Licensed Psychologist who provides individual therapy and testing for adolescent and adults as part of our Medina team. Dr. Schilplin enjoys treating clients with a variety of clinical issues and specializes in treatments for adults with mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder, as well as individuals with difficulties related to life transitions, family of origin issues, relationships, LGBTQ issues, and emotion regulation.

She has extensive experience conducting psychological evaluations to test for ADHD, general mental health functioning, cognitive/memory functioning, anger problems, forensic issues, and pre-surgical pain or bariatric evaluations.


  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Life transitions
  • Family of origin issues
  • Relationships
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Emotion regulation
  • Testing for adults
  • Psychological evaluations
  • ADHD
  • General mental health functioning
  • Cognitive/memory functioning
  • Anger problems
  • Forensic issues
  • Pre-surgical pain or bariatric evaluations


Tricia Engen, MA, LPCC

“When you walk through those doors for the first time, you have made a huge step in your journey of self-discovery. I work to provide a safe space for individuals of all ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. I want you to feel empowered to be who you are striving to become in life.

“By collaborating with you we can create goals that you want to accomplish. If you are feeling stuck, anxious, sad, angry, making a big change in your life, I believe that we can work together and unpack those feelings.”


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • School issues


Sonali Gore, M.Ed., LPCC

“There are times when we may feel bogged down and overwhelmed by life stressors thereby impacting our ability to maintain a balanced life and achieve our goals. Everyone is an expert of their own life and has unique ways of dealing with stress including when he or she may feel ready to seek help.

“I strive to provide a safe non-judgmental space to help individuals feel empowered to move forward when they are ready. My role is to provide unconditional support and feedback.”


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Codependency
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma


Stephanie Pierce, MSW, LICSW

Stephanie Pierce is a licensed independent clinical social worker on our Medina team who provides individual and family therapy services to clients with a variety of clinical issues. She specializes in treatment for mood disorders including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and bipolar disorder, as well as difficulties related to self-esteem, emotional regulation, negative thinking, impulse control, familial conflict, parenting, compulsions, intrusive thoughts, academic/occupational stress, and life transitions. Additionally, Stephanie has training and multiple years of experience treating victims of sexual and/or physical abuse.


  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Parent-child conflict / family conflict
  • Relationship Issues
  • Children’s Mental Health/Behavioral Issues
  • Emotional regulation
  • General mental health functioning
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) – evidence based trauma therapy for children and adolescents age 3-18
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive arts therapy


Lucy Erickson, MA, Post-Master’s Fellow

“Cultivating a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore who you are and your unique experiences through compassionate assertiveness is my goal. Life can often feel out of control and I like to empower my clients to process new ways of coping with difficult experiences. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity, or self-esteem, I am here to support you.

“Through therapy I also help my clients be able to process and express their emotions in a more effective and healthy manner, develop healthy relationships, process past experiences, and strengthen their sense of self.”


  • Mood disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Grief
  • Identity development
  • Relationships
  • Couples
  • Self-esteem
  • CBT
  • Mindfulness


Ani Mangold, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

“I specialize in diagnosing and treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorders, complex trauma, secondary traumatic stress, traumatic grief, and childhood problematic sexual behaviors. I also enjoy working with parent-child dyads to help improve these relationships and assist caregivers in learning effective parenting strategies.”


  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


​Janet Bertolas, PsyD, Postdoctoral Fellow

“I believe everyone needs support at various times in our lives. Each of us has a point in our journey where we “get stuck” and need help. My therapeutic approach is to assist you in pinpointing these obstacles that have prevented you from moving forward, to be your best self.

“Together we will set goals and find the tools necessary to develop the skills you need to work through your struggles. I strive to meet clients where they are at in the therapeutic process, with the understanding that each client has unique individual needs that need to be met.”


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Trauma
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Anger and Emotional Problems
  • Parent/Child Dynamics
  • Cognitive and Psychological Assessment


Vanessa Baca, DO

“I strive to provide compassionate and collaborative care that empowers you to take control of your mental health. Together we can create a plan that works best for you as an individual.

“I practice integrative psychiatry which is a holistic approach that utilizes both conventional methods, such as prescribed medications, and complementary therapies, which can include nutritional/herbal supplements, psychotherapy, meditation and life skills.”


Primary focus on integrative psychiatry and women’s mental health around periods of hormonal changes such as perinatal, postpartum and menopause. Medication management for numerous psychiatric issues including trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders and addiction.


Kayla Parker, RN Supervisor, APRN

“Optimal health and wellness does not have to be achieved alone. My passion has always been helping people achieve their maximum wellness potential. I believe that to be at your peak health, you need to have a team of providers who care about your physical and emotional needs. I want my patients to leave my office feeling that their concerns were heard and taken seriously.”


  • Family Medicine
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


Erin, TMS Coordinator

TMS can sound like a scary procedure/treatment… but it’s actually one of the safest,  least invasive treatments for depression and anxiety. It’s been so beneficial for many people who have exhausted their other options.

“I love working with patients! Being able to connect with people about the issues they’re facing and help them find relief is incredibly rewarding. I feel very fortunate to be able to do so!”


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