Mary Cipriani-Price, LMFT MFC32742, Owner/Director
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, and Assistant Professor at Azusa Pacific University, Mary’s personal mission is her passion to change the divorce statistics and help couples create a deeper and more meaningful connection that will last their lifetime. She is also passionate about helping individuals and families live to their greatest potential. Mary earned her B.A. from Eastern University, M.S. in Counseling and Human Relations at Villanova University and completed an advanced training certificate, doctoral level, in Marriage, Family and Sex Therapy with the Marriage Council at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Mary has been in the counseling field for 29 years with a focus on couples counseling, individuals, and families. She continues her training in Couples Therapy from Susan Johnson, and has trained with the Couples Institute, John Gottman, EMDR, Domestic Violence, and Sex Therapy. She is currently a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Mary has extensive training and experience working with the following:
Sexual Difficulties and Intimacy
Adults Molested as Children
Grief and Loss
Healing from Affairs
"There are lots of therapists out there, but if you want your challenges fixed not just your symptoms treated and in the process loved and cared for you have come to the right place." Pastor Darren Carrington, Rock Church
"I left feeling "heard". I am so thankful and can't tell you how refreshing that was for me. " T.
"Other therapists suggested individual therapy or divorce...we had little hope. You were able to help us understand what went wrong in our marriage and helped us to break our destructive cycle. We are now happy and our children won't suffer the horrible consequences of divorce." L.
"My husband had an affair. We were devastated and ready to divorce. You did not judge us but helped us understand where we had disconnected and helped us to heal from our past injuries. We are now strong and helping other couples in our church." S.
Rebecca Lee, LMFT MFC50308, Bilingual
A Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Rebecca's personal mission is to help her clients move beyond their past to become the person that they want to be. Rebecca helps her clients shape new beliefs and habits that cause lifelong changes that lead to establishing stronger ties in their relationships and to the community around them. Rebecca earned her B.A. in Psychology at San Diego State University and her Masters at Bethel University in Marital and Family Therapy. She has specialized training in EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is a California certified Domestic Violence Counselor and is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Rebecca is also conversational in Cantonese and Vietnamese.
Rebecca has extensive training and experience working with the following:
Grief and Loss
Anxiety and Depression
Pre-marital and Marital Therapy
Domestic violence and Abuse Issues
Rebuilding after divorce
Phobias and PTSD
Children and Adolescents
EMDR (Eye Movement De-sensitization and Re-processing)
"Our experience with marriage counseling was truly beneficial, both to our marriage and as individuals. We had been married only a short time and rather than being in the honeymoon phase, we quickly found that there was a great deal for us to work on if we were truly to be committed to one another. So, we opted for counseling, a road we never pictured ourselves going on so soon, or ever for that matter. But we are so thankful we did! Our counseling experience really helped us to truly learn about one another, and as we took the time to look back on the family patterns that shaped our views on life, we developed a deeper understanding for why we act in certain ways. After time in counseling we also learned how not to let things escalate to the next level, and we have been able to handle our issues in a much calmer way. The issues in a marriage will never go away, but how you handle an issue means everything! Overall, we are very thankful that we opted for counseling, rather than opting out of marriage. Since our time at counseling we have grown tremendously, and we are in a better place than ever before with our marriage." -J & B
"I want to say thank you for being you and allowing me to feel comfortable to open up in our sessions. You made a difference for us!!" -M&J
"When I first went into see Rebecca, I had just received a "Dear John" letter and I was very angry and devastated at the same time. And I was feeling like a failure. Rebecca helped me get back on my feet again, helped me work through the anger and grief and look at life positively again. She helped me see my strengths and helped me focus on them. In fact our counseling sessions were becoming more about sharing my joys and passions, rather than focusing on the failed relationship. Rebecca has a great gift in encouragement, drawing out the positives, and great compassion in helping you get through times of grief." D.B.
"I've worked with Rebecca for the past few years coordinating Middle School support groups for our school. First off, she is a pleasure to work with, in that she is warm and friendly, responsible and hard-working, follows through with her word, proactive and solution-oriented, is an amazing listener and has a big heart. In her work with her clients (our students), she develops a strong rapport, creates a trusting environment, follows through with providing support, tailors the counseling sessions to fit the clients' needs, and because of all of these qualities, the students love her groups! In fact, each year they eagerly ask me if we'll hold the groups again. I highly recommend Rebecca as a therapist for children, adults and families alike!"
- J.G., School Counselor
"As a board member of a charter school in these challenging times, it is difficult to apply our relatively limited resources to help guide the school in balancing the educational and emotional needs of all students. That's why, when you come across someone as skilled and dedicated as Rebecca Lee, you consider yourself incredibly lucky. Rebecca's worked with a number of our students, who just needed a safe place to work through some issues, was nothing short of phenomenal and was constantly praised by staff, parents, and most importantly, by the students themselves. It is rare to find children that look forward to a group therapy session, but that was exactly what happened when Rebecca was leading the group. I know, as a parent of two young children myself, I would not hesitate for an instant in asking for Rebecca's help with any issues they were facing. I think it's fortunate that many of the old stigmas around engaging a child in therapy are gone, having been greatly outweighed by the desire of parents to help their children. Many parents know their children just need a little extra attention or guidance that they themselves might not be able to give in some particular circumstance. Whenever I know a parent in that situation, Rebecca is the person that comes to mind, and I can recommend her without reservation."
Lincoln Fish, Board President of the San Diego Cooperative Charter School
Donna S. Scott, LMFT MFC30175
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Adjunct Professor at Bethel Seminary and Azusa Pacific University, Donna has over 23 years of experience providing individual, couples, family and play therapy in a variety of settings. Donna's focus is to help clients to heal their marriages, relationships and families by empowering, educating, enlightening and equipping them. Through counseling she can facilitate improved communication, increased connection and understanding.
Donna earned a BA in Psychology from Biola University and a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from United States International University. She has also trained with many leaders of the field including The Couples Institute and now Emotionally Focused Therapy. Donna is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Association for Christian Counselors, Black African American Christian Counselors and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
Donna has extensive training and experience working with the following:
Grief and Loss
Depression and anxiety
Adults molested as children
"You helped us repair and mend our marriage and helped us understand how to continue on our renewed path. We were very fortunate to have you as our therapist." M.&C.
"You have helped me over the years with raising my children, especially helped me when my teen was going through turbulent times and we thought we would not be able to make it through. You also reminded us of God.s help through our distress. I highly recommend you to all families." M.
Brian Reiswig, LMFT MFC109813
I consider the therapy room to be a sacred space where clients can ground themselves in who they are, what they want and where they are going. I feel my role as therapist is that of a collaborator, not a captain. You are the expert when it comes to your life. I am highly trained in the process of self-discovery and healing, but only you can tell your story. I am passionate about providing a therapy experience that honors your story and your values, that integrates the diverse aspects of who you are and that accepts you where you are. I believe we all possess the resources to live meaningful, fulfilling lives. Therapy is a powerful tool for uncovering those resources.
My belief in the therapeutic process is rooted in my own personal story. I love working with individuals and couples as they face the challenges and pain they may have been running from for years. My primary areas of specialization include couples in crisis, compulsive behavior (including disordered eating and sexual compulstion) and the treatment of trauma.
Jeff Allen, AMFT95000
We, as humans, are wired for relationship and connection. Often challenges in life bring about difficulties that are deeply troubling and painful and get in the way of our relationship with our self and others. My desire is to help you navigate these challenges to help restore hope and healing in your life and relationships with others.
I approach our time together as an honor and privilege, and want our time to be safe and transformational.
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, however I have training in Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, and Solution Focused Therapy and utilize the most effective approach for the challenges you share. I specialize in utilizing Emotional Focused Therapy with couples to restore broken relationships and working with children and adolescents and their families to open communication and resolve conflict.
I have two Masters degrees from Azusa Pacific University in Clinical Psychology and Organizational Leadership and continue to seek out professional trainings to bring my clients the best possible care.
Additional areas of focus include:
Pre-marital and Marital Therapy
Children and Adolescents
Restoring Broken Relationships
I am looking forward to meeting you.
Brianna Bachman, AMFT83350
The pause button. That is what so many of us long for. Time to think, space to understand, and the tools to change the trajectory of our lives and relationships. My office is a comfortable, supportive place for you to take a deep breath, lay everything out on the table, and navigate where you would like to go.
The therapeutic process begins with diving into your unique story. It is a priority that you feel understood and we have a clear picture of your goals. We will address the obstacles that are making you feel stuck, and open doors to your next steps. Therapy will focus on achieving sustainable transformation through exploration, insight, and true change. Our work will help you establish healthy ways of relating to yourself and others, so that you can be confident in your ability to face life’s challenges once therapy has ended.
I received my Master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Bethel Seminary San Diego, and have extensive training in EFT, EMDR, and Positive Parenting. I am also a facilitator of Prepare and Enrich and the SYMBIS Assessment. Continued personal and professional growth are an important aspect of providing the best care to my clients.
My areas of focus include:
Anxiety & Depression
Therapy is a powerful resource that is available to you. If I can be of service, please give me a call. I would love to help.
William Mitchell, AMFT81478
As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, William is committed to helping you lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life through co-creating an environment you feel is safe, secure and productive. William has a Master’s degree in counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University. He has extensive clinical experience working with couples, individuals and families in a variety of settings. The physical and mental challenges experienced during his time as a Division-1, All-American Athlete has equipped him to understand the resiliency needed to overcome much of life's challenges. William has a passion for working with young men particularly those dealing with emerging adult issues such as identity exploration and the desire to be self-sufficient. Additionally, he has experience working with adoptive families identifying and healing attachment traumas. He offers both groups and individual sessions to assist those that struggle with balance and performance anxiety while also seeking direction in their life.
Remember, you cannot conquer that which you do not confront. If you are ready to move in a new direction and experience the fullness of life, he looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Darci Mercado, AMFT95370
I am passionate about the family unit and the important relationships that we share with one another inside this unit. I understand and respect the sacred territory I enter when I work with you, your child/teen, your marriage, or your family as a whole. In our time together, I am committed to creating a space where you and your loved ones will feel safe and supported.
I am a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. I have advanced training In Emotionally Focused Therapy. Additionally, I have training in Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. I also have extensive knowledge regarding adoption and attachment issues. I am a current member of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
My focus includes:
Adults Molested as Children
Megan Richardson, AMFT108425
Therapy has been a safe space for me throughout many seasons of life. I first walked into a therapy office at 5 years old, and again in my early 20s when I was scrambling for health and wholeness. I discovered the power of feeling safe and known, and the impact that my unique life story, the wounds and the victories, had on my current thought processes, relationships, emotions, and behaviors. In therapy I found hope, greater self-compassion and awareness, and moved away from self-defeating processes of shame and feelings of unworthiness. As a result, the health of my body, mind, soul, and relationships improved.
Now, I have the privilege of creating that safe space for my clients because I believe that is the beginning of where change and transformation happen.
I am profoundly grateful when clients allow me into the sacred truths of their inner worlds, into their difficult and not-so-curated stories of joy and pain. I am humbled by the courage and vulnerability that clients exhibit just by walking through the door. I believe that you are the expert on your own journey. Operating from my knowledge and training, I simply aim to come alongside you in that journey and empower you towards growth.
I received my Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in San Diego. I have additional training in the Internal Family Systems approach to therapy, I am EMDR trained, I have completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I’m currently a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I practice an experiential approach to therapy with couples, families, and individuals. With couples, I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy, a research-validated approach to healing and strengthening couples’ relationships and emotional connection.
Areas of focus include:
-EMDR (Eye Movement De-sensitization and Re-processing)
-Trauma and PTSD
I would consider it an honor to be invited into your unique story and to help you move toward greater health and healing in your life and relationships.
You may contact Megan by phone 619-663-5288 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher ‘Bucky’ Bateman, LMFT MFC106150
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Chris ‘Bucky’ Bateman, has over 13 years of experience providing individual, couples, and family therapy in a variety of settings. He desires to assist people in living free to become their best selves in their relationships and personal life. Bucky spent his early years working in mental health agencies and group homes working with children and families in adoption and reunification work. In private practice, he has worked with couples, families and individuals to help facilitate improved communication, increased connection and deeper insight. Bucky earned a BA in Applied Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Bucky has extensive training and experience working with the following:
Couples Individuals College Students
Adolescents Families Children
Grief and Loss Anxiety and depression