TeleConnect Therapies

Meet the Team

Dawn Sampson, Co-Owner & CEO of TeleConnect Therapies.



Dawn Sampson received her Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California, and is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in California (lic. # LCS23139). Dawn worked as the Director of Social Services for the Catalina Island Medical Center for 26 years, managing social services in the Critical Access Hospital, Rural Health Clinic, and distinct-part Skilled Nursing Facility. She was instrumental in obtaining funding for, and establishing, the medical center’s telemedicine program, which has been in operation since 2006. Dawn has been providing clinical therapy services to individuals, groups and families, in areas both urban and rural, for over 17 years, and has been providing clinical tele-mental health services to patients in rural clinics for the past 9 years.  Dawn grew up in the small town of Avalon on Catalina Island, where she and her husband raised two children.

Mindy Mueller, Co-Owner & Clinical Director of TeleConnect Therapies.

MINDY MUELLER, Co-Owner & Clinical Director


Mindy Mueller, Psy.D. received her Doctorate of Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School, her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Boston College, and her Master’s in Child and Family Development at Syracuse University. She is a licensed psychologist in California and has been working for the past 20 years in multidisciplinary community mental health centers in rural, suburban and urban areas. Mindy has an extensive background in providing mental health services to children, adolescents and adults within a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, and residential facilities. She also has a background in evaluation and research focusing on the provision of mental health in rural communities and the development of community coalitions on both the federal and local levels. She has been providing clinical tele-mental health services to patients in rural clinics for the past 9 years.

Mindy and Dawn have been presenters on the topic of Integrating Tele-behavioral Health into Rural Primary Care Clinics at conferences of the California Telehealth Network, the California Association of Rural Health Clinics, the California State Rural Health Association, and the American Psychological Association.

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Are you a therapist interested in joining our TeleConnect Therapies team of providers? Please call Dawn Sampson at 310-850-2960 or email her. Dr. Mindy Mueller can be contacted by email.


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PO Box 1665

Avalon, CA 90704


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