Eric received a Bachelor’s degree in Adolescent and Family Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Azusa Pacific University in 2009. He received his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena in 2012. He is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (MFTI) with the BBS as well as a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). He works to integrate relational and counseling skills in his therapeutic practices.
Eric also is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-Candidate (CSAT-C), which means that he continues to expand his professional education and training under the leading experts in the field of sex addiction. Eric has experience in providing mental health and psychotherapeutic services for addiction and problematic behaviors in a variety of settings, including drug and alcohol treatment facilities, college campuses, homeless shelters, and group homes. No matter the circumstances in life, he believes that it is essential to feel heard and respected as part of the therapeutic process.
Eric considers it an honor and a privilege to be part of the healing and restoration process. He strives to provide a safe healing environment free of shame and condemnation.
Amanda believes the key to successful change and growth in therapy is to provide a loving and safe environment where clients can explore life’s challenges freely and without judgement. Using mindfulness-based and cognitive-behavioral interventions, she works with individuals, couples and families to build the motivation for change, and identify and reach their therapeutic goals. Her authentic and honest approach helps clients gently confront difficult truths, heal old wounds, and make meaningful change where it counts the most–in the here and now.
Amanda has more than five years of counseling experience working with diverse clients in varied treatment settings. These include a community counseling agency, a residential eating disorder treatment center for teens, and an intensive outpatient hospital treatment program for individuals living with chronic mental illness.
She completed her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from UCLA and her Master of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Long Beach. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and is registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-Candidate (CSAT-C), Amanda is continuing her professional development under leading experts in the sex addiction field so that she may better meet her clients’ needs.
Barbara Christian earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Antioch in California. She is currently a Marriage Family Therapist intern (MFTi), a Psy.D candidate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with an anticipated matriculation date of 2014, and she is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) candidate.
She has over 25 years of experience in the areas of human sexuality, addiction and mental health. Barbara has provided trainings to a variety of populations for a deeper understanding of human sexuality, addiction, mental health and healthy attachments. Her range of training and experience help her understand and connect with her clients to engage in the treatment process.
For the past 10 years Barbara has worked with individuals with physical and emotional trauma. Barbara’s passion is researching and educating the public to increase awareness about how trauma effects personal attachments.
Karen R. Corey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.). She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) from University of Southern California (USC) specializing in Mental Health Services. She is a member of California Society of Clinical Social Workers (CSCSW) and EMDRIA (EMDR International Association).
Karen has more than 12 years of experience working with individuals helping them overcome barriers to achieving the life they want to live. In 2002, Karen became interested in working with addicts and their partners. After realizing that childhood trauma is at the root of most addictions, Karen focused on receiving trainings and certifications in trauma-based treatment. She became a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing) therapist and was specially trained in Somatic therapy. She completed Pia Melody’s trainings (author “Facing Love Addiction”, “Facing Codependence”, “The Intimacy Factor” and many more). Karen uses Pia’s model of “developmental immaturity” and her premise “that childhood trauma is the origin of developmental immaturity”. Karen is recognized as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist under the auspices of Patrick Carnes, PhD.
After years of working with individuals and their partners struggling with Sex Addiction and Sex and Love Addiction, Karen has come to learn that there is a lot of shame and condemnation associated with this addiction. Understanding this has fueled her passion and desire to help these individuals move through their recovery.
Are you stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns? Are you coping with the stress of life in destructive ways- by bottling up your feelings or acting out through addiction or in toxic relationships? You do not have to struggle alone. During the different stages of our lives, our relationships, and our family life cycle, we can get stuck in certain places. As your therapist, Don would work with you to help you find what you need so that you can move through these stuck places, experience healthier relationships, find hope and be free from destructive behaviors. Ultimately, Don’s goal and hope is that you discover love, freedom and joy.
Don is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He received his BA in Psychology from University of California, Riverside and his Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Cal State Long Beach. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and is registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-Candidate (CSAT-C), Don continues to expand his professional development under leading experts in the sex addiction field.
Don is also a second generation Asian-American who was raised in Southern California. He understands the issues that can come up from the merging of different cultures and understand the complexities of interracial marriages.