5212 Katella, Suite 106
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Administrative: M-F 9 AM to 4 PM
Counseling: M-F 8 AM to 8 PM
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Our Los Alamitos Staff
Biography: Dr. Anna Huang earned her doctoral and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology. She has experience working with children, adults, couples and older adults. She is certified to conduct pre-marital and couples therapy with the Prepare/Enrich program. She particularly enjoys collaborating with emerging adults to navigate life transitions. Dr. Huang enjoys working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, family and divorce issues, relationship issues, culture/diversity issues (she is proficient in Mandarin Chinese), and a desire for self-awareness and personal growth. She strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to better understand themselves and connect with others.
Biography: Claudia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a master’s degree from Barry University. She has more than 20 years experience as a therapist. She enjoys working with clients on a variety of issues. Her areas of experience include depression, anxiety/stress management, parenting (particularly the emotionally challenging or defiant child), couples/marital issues, grief/loss. She is trained in biofeedback and holds certification in prevention and treatment of domestic violence. Claudia is also fluent in Spanish.
Biography: Danielle is a registered marriage and family therapist intern. She completed her master’s degree at Hope International University and her bachelor’s at UCLA and has extensive volunteer experience in working with both teens and adults in ministry settings. Certified in Prepare and Enrich, she is passionate about working with couples and strengthening their relational foundation as well as coming alongside children and families as they work through personal struggles. Danielle has a heart for the hurting, for those overwhelmed and who have lost the ability to maintain focus on their personal life goals because of their current circumstances. She also has experience in, and a desire to continue to help professionals in the ministry field as they navigate the demands of working for the church within the context of their own family’s needs.
Biography: Donna holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Drawing from her training and life experiences, she is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families experiencing relationship challenges, career and life transitions, anxiety, depression, and spiritual concerns. Special areas of focus include infidelity, grief/loss, and chronic illness. Donna has completed specialized training in EMDR therapy and Somatic therapy for treating stress, trauma, and PTSD. She is also certified to use the PREPARE-ENRICH curriculum with pre-marital and married couples.
Donna has been actively involved in lay counseling and leading small groups through her church for many years. She also has over 20 years experience working in the corporate realm, where she focused on developing team environments for facilitating interpersonal collaboration and growth. She holds advanced degrees in bioscience and business, and she continues to consult as an executive coach to individuals and businesses.
Biography: Dr. Heather Schroeder is excited to rejoin CIFT after completing her pre-doctoral internship at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Heather holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, a masters in psychology, and a masters in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has been working with clients since 2007 and has a passion for walking alongside those who are hurting, struggling, and wanting to grow.
In addition to her graduate work, she has received specialized training working with individuals dealing with intimacy disorders/sexual addiction through IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals) and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist candidate. Heather has experience working at one of the top residential sex addiction programs, as well as working in a professionals’ treatment program with professionals facing addiction issues/problems at work, and helping clients work on addressing relational problems, sexual identity issues, anxiety, depression, abuse history, grief, health issues, and spiritual issues.
Dr. Schroeder believes that each client, both individuals and couples, have a unique story to tell and is committed to helping her clients share and explore the struggles they face. She understands that therapy can be a difficult, yet rewarding process and works with each of her clients to determine the best approach to address the issues they face.
Biography: Holly Morris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University. Holly has experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, personal growth issues and life-stage transitions. She is trained in EMDR, specializing in trauma recovery. She is also certified to counsel premarital and marital couples through PREPARE/ENRICH. She has a passion to partner with the people she counsels to help them receive God’s healing and experience fulfillment in their relationships with God and others.
Biography: Jaclyn Yorkey specializes in Emotion Focused Therapy for couples, working with children and adolescent developmental issues, helping parents navigate communication, boundary setting, and discipline, Play Therapy, Pre-Marital Counseling, and is a Certified Family Wellness Instructor. She is actively involved in her church helping with marriage enrichment programs and pre-marital classes.
Biography: Jacqueline has a Master’s degree in Marriage and family Therapy from Hope International University. Jacqueline is a United States Air Force veteran with 20 years experience working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Jacqueline has a strong desire to help couples, families, adolescent and adult individuals find hope and healing as they work through anxiety, depression, illness related struggles, attachment issues, ADD/ADHD and challenges associated with military life. She is also interested in working with pastor’s wives and other women in ministry who struggle with relationships, spiritual growth and finding balance. Jacqueline is very involved in her church where she works alongside her husband who is the Assistant Pastor. She leads the marriage ministry, teaches new members bible study, and oversees the children’s church ministry. She is also the coordinator for the church’s health and wellness programs and women’s retreats.
Biography: Jerry Davelaar is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He received his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology. He also received a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary School of Theology. After serving the church for 15 years as a pastor, 10 years as a senior pastor, Jerry returned to his work as a therapist. His areas of interest are: working with individuals seeking help for anger, shame, trauma, guilt, anxiety and depression; working with couples and parents seeking hope and help with marital and family issues. He has a special interest in working with pastors and their spouses regarding family and church struggles.
Biography: Julie is a Marriage and Family Therapist intern who completed her Master’s degree from Hope International University. As a therapist, Julie desires to come alongside people and empower them in reaching their full potential as they find more honesty and resiliency in themselves. In her work, she is passionate about helping people foster strong, nurturing relationships. Julie has experience working with women in Uganda and South Africa who were victims of trauma, abuse, and violence. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) which she implements when working with trauma recovery and relationship injuries. Her areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, couple’s counseling and premarital counseling.
Biography: Kevin Van Lant is a licensed psychologist who received his doctorate from Rosemead School of Psychology. While maintaining a clinical practice at CIFT, Kevin is also a full-time professor at Biola University where he teaches courses in psychology and pastoral counseling. He works primarily with depression, anxiety, addictions and those suffering from long-term emotional and spiritual distress. Kevin speaks on a broad range of topics including mens issues, child development, parenting, marriage, and general dynamics within all relationships.
Biography: Lisa Dunn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy from Pepperdine University. She has a passion for working with individual women and families. Lisa also has extensive experience in treating children and adolescents and enjoys using play and art therapy in session. Her areas of experience include anxiety/stress management, depression, grief/loss issues, relationship issues, parent coaching, special needs children, life transitions, marital relationship enhancement and premarital counseling. Lisa and her husband lead a long term couple’s small group and she is active in her church’s children’s ministry.
Biography: Lishelle Grant is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University. She enjoys helping women, teens and couples work through barriers to emotional, relational and spiritual wholeness. Lishelle is experienced in the areas of depression, anxiety, parenting, marital distress, grief/loss and trauma/abuse. She is actively involved in church leadership and has a passion for mentoring women, leading small groups and missions.
Biography: Meghan is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, who completed her Master of Arts degree at Hope International University. Meghan especially enjoys working with adolescents, college-age women, young adults and parents. She is certified in “Active Parenting Now” instruction and facilitation, a practical curriculum for parents with children of all ages. She is also certified in Prepare and Enrich, a comprehensive assessment tool used in both pre-marital and marriage therapy. Areas of experience and interest are depression, anxiety, grief, early childhood and family of origin issues, relationship issues, in addition to personal growth and life stage transitions.
Biography: Natalie Watts is a Marriage and Family therapist intern with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. Natalie is passionate about being a source of support for people through times of hardship. Natalie is certified in level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy and has experience working with young adults, women’s issues, and relationship problems. Areas of interest include working with children and adolescence, couples, identity issues, spiritual issues, anxiety and depression, phase of life issues, and personal growth. Natalie also enjoys being a wife and mother. She and her husband have been married for 10 years and they have one son together.
Biography: Paul is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who moved back to Orange County from Portland, Oregon, where he received his Master’s of Arts in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from George Fox University. Paul is married with three kids, and enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals struggling in the different places in life that come up, including family conflicts and relationship struggles. Paul has volunteered for years in high school, college, and young marrieds groups, as well as in worship bands, and has a soft spot for adolescents and their families.
Biography: Rob Fisher is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and Los Al Team Leader, who specializes in building healthy relationships and reviving those in need of repair. He received his Masters of Science degree from Fuller Seminary School of Psychology and enjoys working with couples, families, individual adults, and teens. His areas of interest include relational challenges, depression, addiction and parenting. He enjoys speaking locally and has recently led seminars on pre-marital preparation, marriage enrichment and parenting. Rob has also been an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Concordia University Irvine, relishing the opportunity to pour into our future leaders and difference makers. He has been trained in relationship enhancement, including PREPARE/ENRICH, FACES, and Emotion-Focused therapy and uses these tools and modalities to bring about hope, healing and growth. As a former youth minister, Rob has firsthand knowledge of ministry life and, thus, seeks to partner with local pastors and churches to meet the ever growing needs of the body at large. He delights in the opportunities to sit with those in ministry and offer encouragement, support, prayer, or resources.
Biography: Ryan is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern 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: Samantha is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who earned her Master’s degree at Hope International University. She has served as a lay counselor at her church for 20 years before deciding to pursue a career as an MFT. Samantha enjoys working with women, men, couples, and families. Her areas of therapy include depression/anxiety, trauma, relational and spiritual issues, grief/loss, parenting conflicts, and sexual issues of past and present. Samantha also has a keen understanding of ministry conflicts and church wounds. She is a shepherd who walks alongside her clients on their journey toward healing.
Biography: Sarah is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who completed her Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Long Beach. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and couples on their journey towards healing and growth. She is committed to providing support and compassion in a safe environment to empower her clients and help reach their therapeutic goals. Sarah’s areas of experience and interest include depression, anxiety, trauma/abuse, phases of life issues, personal growth, and the demands of life in ministry.
Biography: Steve is a Licensed Psychologist and received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. He completed his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at The Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute at Boston University. He also obtained a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology. Steve works primarily with adults and couples with a variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relational and emotional issues, development trauma, gender and sexual identity, and religious and spiritual issues.