Our Therapists:

Larry B Kerkhoff Psy.D., DMFT, LMFT

Larry B Kerkhoff Does therapy sound scary to you? Would you like to have better relationships? There is always hope and my help is available. My calm and friendly demeanor puts people at ease and promotes a safe and nurturing counseling environment. I chose this second career to help people navigate through the obstacles and pain in their life. My comforting and supportive style helps instill hope, peace, and spirituality. I have the life experiences plus a Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy to help you discover the needed tools for your personal relationship toolbox.

I enjoy working with individuals, and couples, on the following issues: Marital and relationship concerns, communication issues, trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, difficulty dealing with life transitions, career issues, job stress, divorce recovery, grief and loss, healthy relationship skills, and finding that deeper sense of meaning and purpose in your life. I successfully managed companies with 50 - 200 employees for over 20 years prior to entering this second career. I have had the pleasure to be a part of the lives of a son, three step-children, three foreign exchange children and seventeen teen-age foster children. Please contact us and begin the healing process right away.

Ann D Kihara MS, LMFT

Ann D Kihara Do you have fears or concerns about your relationship that keep you up at night? Do you ever feel that your loved one rarely hears or understands your real concerns? Do you avoid certain topics that always lead to conflict? Do you have issues in your relationship that have been unresolved for years? Do you sometimes feel hopeless? Please call me - help is available! I provide Marriage Counseling and I am dedicated to helping you bring peace and joy back into your sacred relationship.

I continually upgrade my Couples Counseling skills and I have received training from The Couples Institute in Menlo Park. I can offer you premarital counseling as well as marriage enrichment.
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Christina Shamah MA, LMFT

Are you searching for a sense of purpose, to better understand or be understood by others? Are you looking for support in making decisions more aligned with your values? I utilize an integrative counseling style tailored to your unique needs, providing the opportunity for you to tap into your strengths. Insights gained may provide you the opportunity to manage stressors and to make self driven choices in a balanced manner. Approaching life's most difficult challenges in a confidential way may allow you to work towards your goals, providing you the opportunity to safely delve into your relationship struggles.
I welcome the exploration of concerns with sociability, isolation, under/over achievement, relational dynamics, self-acceptance, transitions, loneliness, growth, worry, low-frustration tolerance, and peer concerns. With the creation of a confidential space, exploring trauma, complicated family events and grief is comfortable and safe.
I enjoy working with individuals, children, adolescence, couples and families and those who want to utilize religion as a source of healing, with a practice that is inclusive of lifespan, economic, educational, gender, and cultural diversity.

Samantha Young M.Ed., LPCC

I am passionate and driven regarding helping individuals become their most authentic self through caring and compassion. I believe that the process of therapy is an individual and unique one for each person and should be tailored as such. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 17 years of experience. I work with individuals struggling with Trauma, Eating Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Relationship issues, Substance Abuse issues and other co-occurring disorders. I believe every person deserves to have their mental health needs treated with dignity, respect, and from a non-judgmental stance. My training includes EMDR, Hypnosis, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Resolution therapies. I have extensive experience working with Eating Disorders as well as complex trauma and dissociative disorder.
I studied at Missouri Baptist University earning my Master's of Science Degree in Counseling. Throughout my career I have held various leadership positions including: Director of Eating Disorder Services, Program Director of a Residential Eating Disorder Facility, Director of Utilization Review, and PI and JCAHO Coordinator.
I am currently an "In-Network" Provider with Anthem Blue Cross, TriCare, and TriWest (Community Care Provider for Veterans). I am in process of becoming an "in network" provider with Aetna.

                                                                                           Danny Meadows PhD  LMFT

Danny As a natural-born empath, I have always worked in roles where I am able to help others understand themselves better in order to live fulfilled lives. I have worked in the mental health field for many years. I started my career in mental health by working with women and children of domestic violence and then gained most of my work experience working in juvenile halls and county jails. For my undergraduate studies, I received most of my credits from a private university in Oklahoma City and then transferred those credits to the University of Phoenix in San Diego where I completed my Bachelor of Science in human services in 2003. I then went on to complete my master’s in counseling at the University of Phoenix in 2006. In 2012, I completed my PhD in psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco. All my education and experiences have led me to understand that there are many paths and no one path is the same. Moreover, there is no right or wrong path. I am trained in existential and humanistic therapy and practice more conventional methods that include CBT, DBT, and EMDR. I am passionate about the work I do and offer a space where a person can be free to express their deepest self.  I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in eating disorders/body image, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, HIV/AIDS and sex/porn addiction. I am passionate about being of service in diverse communities and work with those who have suffered complex traumatic experiences.

I am currently in-network with a number of health insurance companies.<