President & Clinical Director
Terri received her undergraduate degree in Social Science from Chapman University in 2010, graduating with honors. She immediately began her graduate studies at Chapman University in marriage and family therapy and received her Master of Arts, Psychology, MFT degree in 2012. Terri has experience working with adolescents, couples, individuals, and families. She is trained in the Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy model which emphasizes treatment of the whole person, including familial, educational, occupational, social, spiritual, mental and emotional domains. Terri specializes in working with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with issues unique to divorce, co-parenting, step-parenting, single parenting, grandparents raising grandchildren, adoption, and LGBTQ families.
Veronica completed her BA in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. She received her Master’s Degree in Psychology, with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University in 2010. Veronica completed her internship with Riverside County Department of Mental Health Services, and currently serves in their Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) program.
Veronica Barnes works with adults, adolescents, children, parental units, and family systems. She is passionate about helping your family heal and reconnect. Her calm, direct approach helps you to discover your deepest truths and find your way back to living your authentic life.
Alex received his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Addiction Studies from College of the Desert in 2009, with honors. In 2011, he received his BA in Psychology from Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus, receiving the “Roger’s Scholar” award. Alex then completed his Master’s Degree in Social Work at Cal State San Bernardino in 2014, and was awarded “Outstanding Graduate Student” of the Social and Behavioral Science Colleges. He completed his internship with Riverside County Department of Mental Health Services, is trained in the Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) model, and has extensive experience providing crisis services to adolescents and families with the Youth Hospital Intervention Program (YHIP).
Alex works with adults and adolescents, individually, in groups, and with couples and families. He is skilled in working with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, family conflict and substance use. Alex has a balanced approach combining empathy, patience, humor, and directness, which helps you get to the heart of the matter, increasing your ability to find lasting solutions to the challenges you are facing.
Kara received her BA in Creative Studies with a concentration in Literature from UC Santa Barbara in 2002. She completed her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Phillips Graduate Institute in 2006. Her internships have included work with Providence Place, and Daybreak Transitional Living Program. Kara has extensive training in art, strengths-based and trauma-informed therapeutic approaches, and is the founder of NICU healing – an online clinical resource for parents and families suffering from the trauma of premature birthing experiences.
Kara works with adults, adolescents, couples and families who are suffering from issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma due to loss, grief, codependency, separation/divorce, family conflict, parenting struggles, and stepfamily integration. Her approach combines compassion, with a strong belief that no one knows you better than you do. Rediscovering your true, authentic self and empowerment are important steps to help overcome the issues you are facing, and live the life you want and deserve.