3000 E Birch, Suite 106
Brea, CA 92821
Administrative: M-F 9 AM to 4 PM
Counseling: M-F 8 AM to 8 PM
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Our Brea Staff
Biography: Dr. Amanda Courvoisier is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. She has a passion for helping people struggling with anxiety, depression, attachment issues, and relational concerns, among many others. Amanda uses a trauma informed perspective and helps people get to the root of their issues, assisting them in working through patterns that have caused them to become stuck in life. She works with adolescents, adults, and couples. In addition, she is certified through Prepare-Enrich to provide premarital counseling and has experience and a heart to help couples with affair recovery.
Biography: Bruce is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who received his Masters of Science degree in counseling from California State University, Fullerton. He enjoys working with individuals, couples, and adolescents. Bruce has experience coming alongside clients struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, attachment injuries, and spiritual difficulties. He is passionate about strengthening marriages and helping couples overcome relationship difficulties, including the devastation of infidelity. Bruce and his wife of 37 years volunteer as Community Pastors and mentors at their church. Bruce has been trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy with founder Dr. Les Greenberg, completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, trained in couples work with Drs. John and Julie Gottman, and is currently working toward certification in EMDR therapy. In his counseling, Bruce endeavors to provide a nurturing, non-judgmental environment where clients receive encouragement and support as they work through the challenging issues of their lives.
Biography: Colleen is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, with her master’s degree in psychology at Brandman University. She earned her bachelor’s degree from University of California Irvine. Colleen is passionate about helping kids of all ages, preschool through college. She is also attentive to the needs of parents and the trials that come with raising children. Colleen’s areas of special interest include depression, anxiety, and life on the autism spectrum.
Biography: Corynne Keirnes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. She enjoys working with teens, college students, individuals, and couples as they work through emotional and relational struggles. Corynne is experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, and marital and family distress. She is a certified Prepare and Enrich Facilitator and enjoys working with both engaged and married couples as they face challenges in relationship.
Biography: Emily Kirkbride is passionate about people thriving in their relationships and daily lives, specifically individual growth that takes place in community and relationship with others. She has her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Emily works with individuals, couples, families, and groups to move a person toward holistic health and well-being. Emily has worked extensively with young adults and adolescents. She specializes in life transitions, women’s issues, eating disorders, grief, trauma and issues that arise around parenting, sexuality, and spirituality.
Biography: Esther is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who completed her master’s degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. She completed her BA in Psychology and BS in Mathematics at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has experience working with individuals, groups, and families in Asian American and urban multicultural settings. From these contexts, she developed a passion for creating a safe environment to help individuals reclaim their voice, find healing, identify truths about themselves, and to cultivate strong, healthy relationships. Her areas of interest include working with individuals who struggle with life transitions, identity, shame, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, and relational struggles, as well as conflicts in couples and families. Esther is certified in Prepare and Enrich and is passionate about helping couples in their journey of understanding one another and strengthening their relationship.
Biography: Mark is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has an extensive background in foster care, a field that focuses heavily on early childhood trauma and abuse, as well as attachment difficulties. This has spurred a strong interest working with children and families who are currently suffering from these issues. Mark also works with adults whose relationships, marriages and personal lives continue to be impacted by these same critical developmental experiences, compromising their ability to experience love and freedom more fully.
Biography: Mike is a licensed marriage and family therapist, he completed his masters degree at Asusa Pacific University and four years of doctoral studies at California Graduate Institute. His professional experience spans 34 years including: Directing a Counseling Center; teaching graduate psychology courses at Cal. State Fullerton; Private Practice; and ‘being on staff as Pastor of Care, Counseling and Recovery at a local Church. He and his wife of 35 years, joyfully serve at a local church. Mike is involved in teaching and training Stephen Ministers, leading support groups, consulting with church staff as they encounter difficult personal and ministry challenges.
Biography: Ryan is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who completed his master’s in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Biola University with minors in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries. Ryan has nearly six years of experience working with children in ministry and group environments. In these settings he has gained experience with family conflict, anxiety, relationship and spiritual problems as well as grief and loss. Ryan is passionate about inspiring positive change in individuals, couples, and families in a way that helps to facilitate strong relationships.
Biography: Susan Underwood is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her master’s degree from Hope International University. Susan works with couples, individuals and families who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship issues. Susan is certified in Prepare and Enrich, which is a system that helps premarital and married couples understand each other from their individual blueprints. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) which she implements when working with trauma recovery and relationship injuries. She has also worked with women and children in a ministry setting for the past 15 years. Susan is passionate about helping her clients achieve positive change and a sense of wholeness in their lives.
Biography: Tanya Ward is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Science Degree from Vanguard University. She works with clients on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, marital problems, reactive attachment disorder, Play Therapy and parent-child relationships. Tanya also works with couples going through infertility, miscarriage or traumatic birth experiences. She is EMDR trained to work with trauma and is a certified Prepare/Enrich Counselor for premarital therapy.
Tanya offers short-term and long-term therapy for children, adolescents, couples, families and adult individuals. She is passionate about working with children, adolescents and their parents in helping them navigate the difficult developmental stages and transitions and help create a healthy attachment in the process.