Carmela is a licensed marriage and family therapist at Ohana. She was born and raised in Monterey. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California and a master’s degree in counseling from California State University, East Bay. Prior to joining Ohana, she worked as a therapist at Roger’s Behavioral Health, Contra Costa Behavioral Health, and Monterey County Behavioral Health, where she gained experience treating many different disorders using approaches such as exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. Carmela enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking her dog to the beach, and gardening.


  • MA, Counseling, California State University, East Bay
  • BA, Psychology, Saint Mary’s College of California