An expert team of professionals in psychotherapy
Desiree became licensed as a marriage and family therapist in 2018. She received her master’s in counseling from CSU Fullerton. Areas of specialty include treating depression, anxiety, and OCD. She uses a multi-modal approach to therapy.
April Palumbo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Doctorate in Social Work student, and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. Ms. Palumbo’s vast experience in Human Resources and employee counseling led her toward pursuing a B.A. in Psychology from California State University of San Bernardino (CSUSB).
During her studies at CSUSB, Ms. Palumbo began serving in the care ministry at her church and functioned as a facilitator for the Celebrate Recovery Twelve-Step program. Acknowledging the need for resources related to recovery from addictions, impairments, and dysfunctions, and recognizing patterns of abnormal psychology from families of origin and environmental effects, Ms. Palumbo determined the need to attend graduate school. She obtained an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University (CBU), emphasizing professional counseling, on a quest to influence and empower others positively.
As a veteran of The United States Air Force, who served in the Security Forces Squadron and retrained into the Military Personnel Flight, Ms. Palumbo’s passion is: conducting group therapy, working with military veterans, providing counseling on grief and loss, end of life stages, the terminally ill, individuals in law enforcement, and conducting couples counseling. Ms. Palumbo’s experience includes working with children, adults, families, couples, and individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and religions. Ms. Palumbo also has experience working with clients on crisis stabilization, depression, anxiety, psychosis, autism, PTSD/trauma, anger management, life transition, terminal illnesses, divorce, sexual assault, parenting, and gender issues. Ms. Palumbo is certified in mindfulness techniques through Positive Psychology and is an ACES certified provider involved with screening and providing interventions for the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences.
“You may be faced with the analogy of ‘your life vs. a bottle of soda.” Things may be shaken or flipped upside down in your life, and you may want to explode. “Knowing what happens to a bottle of soda and knowing people react differently, everyone’s version of ‘exploding’ may come in various forms. As a therapist, I strive to find ways to turn your impairments into functionalities. In reference to the soda analogy, let’s ‘relieve pressure, open diligently, & consume slowly” (Palumbo, 2020).
As a Doctorate of Social Work student at CBU, and resulting from observed disparities and life encounters, Ms. Palumbo strives to work with marginalized populations affected in the child welfare system, single-family households, the impoverished, and other vulnerable areas involving systemic change. Ms. Palumbo is a poet, an inspiration to others, and exhibits an exuberant level of perseverance to achieve goals. She is known by all she meets as a professional, optimistic individual who strives for unity, upholds integrity, and possesses natural leadership abilities.
Shannon graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with her MSW in 2014. Shannon Kelleher, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with individuals across the life span in the individual, group, and community setting.
She has experience working with individuals who have symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma psychosis, and acute crises. Shannon takes an integrative approach to therapy. She maintains a client-centered stance and draws interventions from Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, and Narrative Therapy. She believes at the core of any therapeutic relationship is a strong alliance and does this by meeting each client where they are and partnering with them to overcome symptoms that are causing distress and impairment in their lives and relationships.
Lynette Sullivan is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor. She received my master’s degree from California Baptist University in counseling psychology. She has been a therapist for 6 years and enjoys helping clients identify ways to overcome depression, anxiety, substance abuse and relational challenges.
Lynette utilizes a variety of techniques including stress management, anxiety reduction, solution focused, and Cognitive behavioral therapy. She is trained in multiple evidence-based models such as Triple P parenting, Stress and Your mood, Seeking Safety, and Mothers and Babies.
Lynette is also a SafeTALK trainer, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer, and Mental Health First Aid trainer.
My name is Alejandro Ornelas, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker. I have over 15 years of experience in providing mental health services to a variety of populations that include: school aged children, adolescents, families, young adults and couples.
In my years of providing mental health services, I have closely worked with at-risk children and adolescents who have struggled in making appropriate choices. Along with providing services to children and adolescents, I have enjoyed working with several families in navigating through difficulties with communication and family dynamics that impair cohesion. I also have had the pleasure to work within the Latino community in providing services in Spanish to our Spanish speaking clients and their families. I like to draw upon numerous treatment theories but utilize a client centered and humanistic approach to learning and understanding the struggles that prevent one from functioning at an optimal level. I firmly believe in working with clients in a collaborative manner to develop client specific goals in order to inspire change and create healthy interpersonal relationships.
Amy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Amy is passionate about helping others overcome traumatic life events and working to de-stigmatize mental health challenges through educating and empowering her clients.
Amy has been practicing since 2015 working primarily with children and teens with a variety of diagnoses and concerns, including school issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, adjustment disorders and grief and loss. Amy particularly enjoy working with college students, women, new mothers and suicide loss survivors. Amy’s treatment approach utilizes a combination of psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems therapy.
Jennifer Hughey, LMFT, specializes in the treatment of adults, teens, and couples, with trauma, and difficulties in relationships, and those who are feeling stuck. Jennifer enjoys working with LGBTQ+, behavioral issues, anxiety and depression. Jennifer also offers EMDR therapy upon request.
Noel graduated with her MSW in 2010 from Loma Linda University, and has been providing mental health services to individuals, groups, families, and couples for over 10 years.
Noel Guevara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with vast experience working with individuals across the life span who may need support with overcoming anxiety and depression, addiction, codependency, eating disorders, body image concerns, low self-esteem, gender/sexuality, and relationships/attachment concerns.
Noel utilizes a variety of techniques and interventions to assist individuals in breaking through the emotional obstacles he/she/they may be facing which includes, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and is trained in various models including Family Based Therapy (FBT) for adolescents with Eating Disorders, Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT).
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
– Maya Angelou
I believe we are always going through some form of transformation and transition in our lives. We are continuously growing, changing, and working through our own pain and challenges. In my life, I have seen therapy provide the support, healing, and guidance that individuals and families need.
Life has its way of lifting us up, tearing us down, causing us grief and suffering, and molding us into the person we are today. I would like to be a part of this journey for you. Helping and healing others has always been a passion of mine. I would like the opportunity to walk with you and support you on your own personal journey of transformation.
I was born and spent most of my life in southern California. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, at California State Polytechnic University, in Pomona; and attended graduate School at California State University, San Bernardino where I obtained my Master of Social Work Degree. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have provided therapeutic and case management services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have provided treatment within the outpatient treatment, inpatient acute care, county mental health, and residential treatment center. I am passionate about the field of mental health and always eager to learn and grow as a clinician. I enjoy assisting in the healing of traumatic events, gaining insight and self-awareness, increasing healthy communication and coping skills to manage life’s stressor, and decreasing mental health symptoms. I hope that you will find comfort in sharing your story with me and allowing me to be a part of your journey of transformation and healing.
My name is Lucille Crowder, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, and, a Graduate of Cal State University San Bernardino. I earned my Master’s Degree in Psychology – Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy in 2016. I am also a Licensed Advanced Alcohol/Drug Counselor and specialize in the treatment of addiction and mental health. My focus is on helping individuals cope with life stressors by utilizing their strengths, motivating clients, and empowering individuals to accomplish their full potential and by accomplishing their goals.
In addition, I have worked with multiple populations including children, adolescents, and young adults as well as adults. I utilize multiple approaches to treatment such as strengths based, client-centered, CBT, DBT, MI, REBT, Solution Focused and psychodynamic to name a few. I have a vast range of experience in Crisis, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient and Residential treatment settings. I have a very caring, compassionate, and empathetic style that clients easily relate to, and, I believe that ongoing support and encouragement are necessary for healing and recovery. My purpose in life is to help other’s along their journey, no matter what the issue.
Mindy has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2016. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Irvine in Psychology and Social Behavior, and her graduate degree from Antioch University Los Angeles in Clinical Psychology.
She has experience working with youth, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues and challenges related to life transitions. Mindy primarily utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach in treatment and has received training in Seeking Safety, Celebrating Families, Multidimensional Family Therapy as well as positive parenting practices.
Mindy is passionate about her work in the mental health field and also provides oversight, training, and technical assistance to community programs contracted with Riverside County. Her work largely centers around stigma reduction related to mental health and suicide prevention. She is a trainer for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Youth Mental Health First Aid, and Honest, Open, Proud.
Janelle Martin, LMFT graduated with her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 2016 and has been providing mental health services to individuals and couples for over 7 years.
Janelle Martin has extensive training and experience working with professionals, students, specialists, and those working toward life goals. Janelle specializes in treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma/complex trauma, stress management, relationships, stage of life changes, relaxation, adjustment, grief, and emotional processing.
Janelle utilizes a variety of modalities and techniques to assist others with overcoming internal obstacles. These include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Existential, Family Systems, Gestalt, Humanistic, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
My name is Diana Orozco, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my master’s degree from California Baptist University in counseling psychology. I have been a therapist for six years and enjoy helping clients identify ways to overcome depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma.
Benzion is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with extensive experience working in the field of mental health. Benzion graduated with his MFT in 2007 from Fuller Theological Seminary and has been providing mental health services to individuals, groups, families, and couples for over 15 years.
Benzion enjoys working with individual addressing themes related to to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma and PTSD, borderline personality disorder, gender/sexuality, men’s issues, grief/loss, life adjustments, spirituality, and attachments.
Benzion utilizes a multimodal approach to treatment that includes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feedback Informed Care, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, The Gottman Method for Couples and Families, Attachment Therapy and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Benzion is humbled by the courage and vulnerability that individuals display every day both in therapy and in life. He is honored by the privilege of being with individuals in their most intimate places to develop trust and build hope for the future, and he is grateful when individuals make the decision to take that journey with him to build for their future.
Jessica holds a Master of Science in Nursing and is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is passionate about increasing access and providing high-quality mental health care to patients across the life span who are presenting with diverse mental health disorders. She believes in following evidence-based guidelines blended with providing patient-centered, holistic care.
Is currently an Associate Clinical Social Worker working toward earning her clinical license. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 2019 with her master’s in social work. She enjoys working with all walks of life.
Christina comes from a diverse background of services including medical social work, transplant support and adolescent group work. In her free time she loves trying out new recipes, savory or sweet, and spending time with her family.
Therapy has been a passion of mine since the age of 15 after my own experience dealing with grief and loss. I strive to help those who are struggling improve their self-worth, clarify values, and create meaning in their lives.
I have worked with foster care youth and young adults who deal with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders. My approach is to utilize CBT, DBT, and ACT in order to assist clients with reducing cognitive distortions, increasing emotional regulation skills, and developing a more optimistic outlook on life.
Hi, my name is KD Nguyen, and I am the LGBTQ+ program coordinator and community liaison. In the past years, I have done presentations for Alvord Unified School District, bringing transgender awareness into light and representing the trans community.
My goal here at Center for Healing is to help support others on their journey and provide a safe and welcoming environment. I am always here to listen and give my full support to everyone here involved in this community. I look forward to this new founding adventure as it has always been a passion of mine to help others in need and provide support for one another.
Lola is a certified therapy assist dog at C&C Center for Healing. Prior to working at C&C Center for Healing, Lola assisted children in Riverside County by offering emotional support as they worked through their trauma. Lola is 5 years old and enjoys coming in to greet clients and eating snacks.