840 Town & Country Rd
Orange, CA 92868
Administrative: M-F 9 AM to 4 PM
Counseling: M-F 8 AM to 8 PM
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Our Orange 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: Carolyn received her master of arts degree in marriage family and child counseling from Pepperdine University. She is actively involved in her church and is part of their lay counseling training team teaching on anxiety and phobic disorders. Carolyn is a senior staff therapist and individual supervisor. She has advanced training in EMDR used in trauma recovery.
Biography: Corynne Keirnes is an Associate 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: 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: 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.
Biography: Doris is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who completed her Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Drawing from her professional and life experiences, she has a strong interest in working with adolescents, adults and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, shame, guilt, relational and intergenerational cultural issues. Doris also has a special interest in walking alongside the chronically ill and their caregivers. Her passion is to help her clients find healing, wholeness and fulfillment within themselves and with those most important to them.
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: 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: Jim Masteller is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He received a doctorate in ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary and a masters of theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jim is the founder and CEO of CIFT. Jim has served as an Army Chaplain for 20 years, a pastor for 9 years and has been the founder and director of CIFT for 20 years. He currently continues to provide oversight to CIFT, carries a limited case load, is part of the leadership team for a church plant and serves on the Board for Overseas Missionary Fellowship International.
Biography: Julissa is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who completed her Master’s degree at Azusa Pacific University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Concordia University Irvine. Julissa is certified in Prepare and Enrich, a comprehensive assessment tool used in both pre-marital and marriage therapy. She has a heart for helping people find hope, healing, and spiritual growth. Julissa’s areas of experience and interest include depression, anxiety, couples counseling, relationship struggles, trauma/abuse, grief/loss, family conflict and spiritual issues.
Biography: Kandis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Hope International University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton, in Psychology. Kandis is passionate about helping adolescents and teens who struggle with cutting and other forms of self-harm, as well as self-esteem issues. Kandis works with all ages of individuals to help them find hope and support as they work through anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and grief/loss. She also has a heart to work with adolescent and adult children of alcoholics. Previously, Kandis worked in youth ministry and is passionate about fostering an environment that provides hope, healing and spiritual growth.
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.
Biography: Kevin is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and received his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. He also has a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot School of Theology. He has experience working with emerging adults, individuals, and pastors in regards to individual and corporate spiritual development as well as the supporting the needs of those in ministry. Kevin is certified in Prepare and Enrich, a comprehensive assessment tool used in both pre-marital and marriage therapy. Areas of interest are anxiety, depression, shame, OCD, early childhood and family of origin issues, relationship issues, sexual addiction, identity formation, spiritual issues, as well as personal growth and life stage transitions.
Biography: Kimberly is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, who completed her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. She earned her Bachelors degree at Cal Poly Pomona University in Hospitality Management. Kimberly enjoys working with couples, adults, and children. Her areas of interest are depression, anxiety, self-concept and identity concerns, relationship distress, and life stage transitions. Kimberly is certified in Prepare and Enrich, a comprehensive assessment tool used in both pre-marital and marriage therapy, and also trained in Levels 1 and 2 Gottman marital therapy, a three level marital therapy training program educating therapists in leading research about effective marital therapy.
Biography: Laura is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She completed her master’s degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her passion and experience with adolescents, young adults and families, help provide a warm, comfortable and safe environment to work toward growth and healing. Laura’s BS in Education from USC and MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary enable her to come along side people facing issues in adolescents, young adults, spiritual issues, life transitions, parent/child problems, premarital counseling and family problems.
Biography: Lauren is a Licensed Psychologist who earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary, where she also earned a master’s degree in theology. She works with adults, adolescents and couples, creating a safe environment for her clients to grow and find healing. She enjoys working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, grief, relationship issues, and identity issues. Lauren also has interest in spiritual and religious issues, including how spirituality can be utilized in working through difficult life experiences. She seeks to help people find a sense of wholeness and peace within themselves and in their daily lives.
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: Marlene is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist with a master’s degree from California State University, Fullerton. She and her husband have been married 45 years. They have raised nine children and are enjoying their 12 grandchildren. She has been active in her church as a women’s Bible study teacher and small group leader. Marlene’s personal life experience and professional experience have equipped her to work effectively with adolescents, adults, individuals, couples and families. She specializes in helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, life transitions and spiritual issues. Marlene has been trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples and EMDR Therapy. Marlene incorporates psychology and spirituality in collaboration with her clients so that they may experience increased sense of inner harmony resulting in improved relationships and functioning in all areas of life.
Biography: Mary Zollman has over twenty-five years of clinical experience, the last nineteen of which have been in her practice with Center for Individual and Family Therapy. Mary has experience working with clients with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, college transitions, and medical concerns.
After completing a B.A. in Communication at Pepperdine University in 1990, she earned her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Phillips Graduate Institute in 1993. She worked as an intern for California Family Counseling Center in Encino, before moving to Orange County, where she currently practices as a Licensed Psychotherapist in Orange, CA. at Center for Individual and Family Therapy.
For more information about psychotherapy or to make an appointment; The fastest way to reach Mary is to phone her at 714-558-9266 x984. If she is not available, leave a message with some good times to connect over the phone.
Biography: Matt has a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. He has been working in family law in San Diego and Orange County since 2009 and continues to practice family law on a part-time basis with a firm in Irvine. Matt has also worked with Laura’s House, a shelter and resource center for victims of domestic violence, as a legal clinic volunteer. He is certified in the Prepare-Enrich program, which is an assessment tool for both married and unmarried couples who want to understand and improve their relationship. He has also been trained in the New Ways for Families counseling program for separated or divorcing couples. He is also trained in EMDR therapy. Matt is currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University. Matt has experience working with many individuals that have been hurt and burdened by the pain of divorce and custody battles caused by domestic violence, infidelity, addiction, or irreconcilable relational differences. This experience has given him a passion for working with individuals and families that are contemplating, experiencing or recovering from a divorce. Matt also has a particular interest in working with children and teenagers, both individually and within the context of family therapy.
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: 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: Rachael is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University. She feels a calling to work with those who are suffering, and is passionate about supporting and guiding her clients in reaching their full potential. Rachael has a heart for helping people better understand themselves while improving their lives and relationships. She strongly respects her clients, and values connecting to their unique stories. Rachael volunteered at Salvation Army’s drug rehabilitation center for two years, has facilitated anger management, grief, and process groups, and has extensive experience working with children in a variety of settings. Her overseas work with orphans strengthened her passion for struggling children. She has special interest in working with trauma, substance recovery issues, anxiety, depression, and shame.
Rachael is Level Two trained in EMDR, an empirically effective method for treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma-based symptoms, including long-term relational issues, anxiety, and depression.
She enjoys working with children, teens, and adults.
Biography: Rob Fisher is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, 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: Robbyn is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who completed her Master’s degree at Chapman University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Robbyn cares about helping individuals and couples restore healthy relationships with others while finding a sense of identity in themselves. She is experienced in and passionate about talking through feelings of hopelessness, grief and loss, and cultural diversity issues. Robbyn has years of experience working with Asian Americans, college students, individuals in ministry, and those who want to discuss questions about spirituality and purpose of life. She strives to meet each person exactly where they are on their journey, and offer them acceptance and hope for their future.
Biography: Robyn has over 25 years experience working with adult individuals and couples. She received her masters and doctorate degrees from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. Robyn has spent several years studying and working with severe relational issues, trauma and attachment problems. and internal integration. She is the author of the book The Relational Brain. Her approach incorporates assessing how people relate to themselves first which affects how they relate to others. Spiritual development is also a significant area of interest for Robyn.
Biography: Dr. Shirley Liao is a licensed psychologist who received her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology in Biola University. Shirley also obtained a master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis on marriage, family and children counseling from California State University, Fullerton. In addition, she has a certification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, where she was a Psy.D. candidate from 2013-2016. Shirley has also been trained in EMDR. Since 2008, Shirley has maintained a private practice in Tustin, working with individuals, families, and couples. Shirley has years of experiences working with adults who experienced trauma during childhood and who currently suffer from the effects of the past trauma (as manifested in symptoms of anxiety, depression, and complex trauma or in struggles with attachment, relationships, identity and/or spiritual issues). Shirley is also interested in clinical consultation, supervision and training, cultural/diversity issues, and enjoys discussing and speaking on topics such as grief/loss, effective parenting and mindfulness. Shirley is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Shirley is not currently taking new clients, but would conduct a brief phone consultation to properly refer clients to an appropriate therapist.
Biography: Stephanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Biola University and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She is passionate about journeying alongside adults and adolescents as they experience the difficulties of life transitions and discover who they truly are. People often find themselves in painful relational patterns and spaces of internal suffering that hinder them from living the fulfilled life they desire. Stephanie believes that deeply exploring oneself from a holistic and creative posture is what allows people to authentically live in the freedom of who God called each of them to be. She believes that while many of us experience pain as a result of relational wounds, it is only within the context of relationship that true healing can be felt. Stephanie utilizes a Psychodynamic and relational approach, but incorporates other treatment modalities to cater to the uniqueness of each client. She enjoys working with people who suffer with the following issues: depression, anxiety, stage of life concerns, attachment issues, early childhood trauma, sexuality, spirituality, and relationship distress.
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.
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.
Biography: Terry Taylor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree from Vanguard University. She has a deep desire to promote intimacy, forgiveness and growth within marriage and family relationships. Terry works with individuals and couples on a variety of issues. She has taken advanced training in sexual dysfunction and sexual addiction through The American Board of Christian Sex Therapists. Terry also has an extensive medical background stemming from her 25+ years as a Registered Nurse. She has been married for over 35 years and has 2 grown children. She is active in her home church. “I believe that God has a plan and purpose for everyone’s life and that He desires us to walk together through difficult times on our journey.” Terry is also certified for pre-marital therapy through the Prepare/Enrich program.