Los Alamitos

5212 Katella, Suite 106
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Phone: 714-558-9266
Fax: 714-558-9322
Email: info@ciftcounseling.com


Hours:

Administrative:  M-F 9 AM to 4 PM
Counseling: M-F 8 AM to 8 PM

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Our Los Alamitos Staff

Anna Huang, PhD | Psychological Assistant | 714-558-9266 x248 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos, South Bay
License: PSB94023712
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.

 

Claudia Vernon, MA | Licensed Clinical Social Worker | 714-558-9266 x968 | Office: Los Alamitos
License: LCS20266
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.
Donna Savage, MS, MBA | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x253 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos
License: LMFT84735
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 panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders, 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.
Holly Morris, MA | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x231 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos
License: LMFT52698
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.
Jacqueline Mack-Harris, MA | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x238 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos
License: LMFT102490
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.
Jerry Davelaar, MA, MDiv | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x249 | Office: Los Alamitos
License: LMFT51996
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.
Julie Fetner, MA | Associate Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x265 | Offices: Los Alamitos, Costa Mesa
License: AMFT98387
Biography: Julie is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 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.
Kenneth D. Davis, PhD, PA | Psychological Assistant | 714-558-9266 x246 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos

License: PSB94023917
Biography: Ken earned his doctoral and master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. Most recently, Ken completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Sheppard Pratt Health System’s Trauma Disorders Program in Baltimore, MD, where he specialized in treating individuals with complex trauma, dissociative disorders, and histories of sexual abuse. He completed his predoctoral internship at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System in New York treating Veterans with PTSD and substance abuse issues. Ken works primarily with adults and couples with a variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, substance abuse problems, issues related to childhood abuse and developmental trauma, gender and sexual identity, and religious and spiritual issues.

Kevin Van Lant, PhD | Licensed Psychologist | 714-558-9266 x974 | Office: Los Alamitos
License: PSY17368
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.
Leah Freeman, BA | MFT Trainee | 714-558-9266 x287 | Offices: Los Alamitos, Costa Mesa
Biography: Leah is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee currently completing her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. She received her undergraduate degree from Biola University. Leah has had several years’ experience working with adolescents and their families in ministry settings, as well as working with individuals and couples in adoption services. She works with clients on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, infertility, grief/loss, relationship struggles, and spiritual issues. Her approach to therapy is more insight-oriented, incorporating how past experiences might be affecting current relationships and struggles. She is passionate about working alongside clients to help them heal, navigate life transitions, and cultivate strong, lasting relationships.
Lisa Dunn, MA | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x963 | Office: Los Alamitos
License: LMFT37048
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.
Lishelle Grant, MA | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x949 | Office: Los Alamitos
License: LMFT39490
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.
Meghan Williams, MA | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x264 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos
License: LMFT84832
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.
Natalie Watts, MA | Associate Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x230 | Office: Los Alamitos
License: AMFT96894
Biography: Natalie Watts is an Associate Marriage and Family therapist 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 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.
Paul Reith, MA | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x282 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos, Costa Mesa
License: LMFT102287
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.
Rachael Berg-Martinez, PhD | Licensed Psychologist | 714-558-9266 x244 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos
License: PSY26730
Biography: Dr. Berg-Martinez earned her doctoral and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology. Most recently, she was a supervising and training psychologist at Western Youth Services in Santa Ana, CA, where she treated a wide range of children and their families, including those with histories of trauma, anxiety, attachment difficulties, and young children with disruptive behaviors such as aggression and school behavioral problems. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA T.I.E.S. For Families, specializing in working with foster and adoptive children and families. She completed her internship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) with Project HEAL, specializing in child and adolescent trauma. At all of these settings, she also was involved in school consultation and advocacy for her clients. She has training in several evidence-based practices including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Adoption-Specific Psychotherapy (ADAPT), and Incredible Years (IY) parenting groups. She is passionate about helping families come together and heal from whatever has divided them. She tailors her approach to each individual’s and family’s strengths and needs. She strives to help family members better understand themselves and each other through reflecting on their own and others’ experiences, while teaching concrete skills, in a compassionate environment. Dr. Berg-Martinez provides therapy and psychological testing with children, parents, and individual adults. Berg-Martinez speaks on a wide range of topics including behavioral skills for parents and teachers, trauma and vicarious trauma/secondary traumatic stress, self-care, child development, and foster care and adoption.
Rachel Adams, MA | Associate Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x274 | Office: Los Alamitos
License: AMFT101938

Biography: Rachel Adams is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, from Azusa Pacific University. She has experience working with children ranging in age from kindergarten through the teen years. Rachel is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, allowing her to help clients work through trauma. She is also certified in Prepare and Enrich, allowing Rachel to help premarital and married couples. Rachel enjoys helping clients come to realize their full potential and loves being able to help facilitate healing. She has been involved in various mission outreaches and loves serving her church by being involved with the children’s ministry.

Rob Fisher, MS | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x986 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos
License: LMFT45552
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.
Ryan Stone, MA | Associate Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x256 | Offices: Los Alamitos, Brea, Orange

License: AMFT102301
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.

Sarah Frontiera, MS | Associate Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x229 | Offices: Los Alamitos, South Bay

License: AMFT102691
Biography: Sarah is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 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.

Steve Gioielli, PsyD | Licensed Psychologist | 714-558-9266 x234 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos
License: PSY28087
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.
Tiffany Coldiron, BA | Associate Marriage & Family Therapist | 714-558-9266 x241 | Offices: Orange, Los Alamitos
Biography: Tiffany is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and completed her master’s degree at Azusa Pacific University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Vanguard University of Southern California. Tiffany works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, loss, abuse, relationship and spiritual problems. She is passionate about helping others to cultivate strong, secure and nurturing relationships.