About Flourish Christian Counseling

Chrissy Kortenhoeven

Chrissy Kortenhoeven, LMFT, CCTP

Chrissy Kortenhoeven, owner of Flourish Family Counseling Inc., is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

Executive Clinical Director

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 
CA, LMFT119289    
TX,  LMFT204889

Chrissy received her Bachelor of Arts from Westmont College in Santa Barbara in 1992 and then received her teaching credential from Westmont College in 1993. She also has a supplementary Art Credential. Chrissy has a vast range of experience with children and youth as an educator for 19 years. She then achieved her Master of Science in Counseling in 2001 from California State University, Fullerton. Chrissy utilizes her training in Art to use therapeutically for her clients with Art Therapy.

My passion is working in partnership with my clients, to encourage and support them as they face life bravely, while empowering them to flourish in hope, freedom and growth. In the Behavioral Health field I have worked with individuals, couples, adolescents & children. I enjoy working across the Lifespan, with all ages in different seasons of life!

Are you trying to address a long standing problem or has life presented a new challenge? My name is Chrissy and I would love to meet you! My therapy style is intuitive, compassionate, supportive, and nonjudgmental. Treatment is individually tailored for each client in an environment in which you feel accepted & comfortable. Research reveals that clients who trust & feel comfortable with their therapist, report better results.

No situation is beyond hope; my clients leave our sessions with real insight and tools with which to move beyond their troubling issues. I recognize how hard it can be to seek change and ask for help; I love supporting clients in this work!

I want to encourage you to STEP INTO YOUR WORTH and explore yourself! It’s the biggest gift you can give to your future and everyone in relationship with you. If you are looking for support I would love to connect with you and get started soon!

Dr. Linda Frazier, PsyD 

Dr. Linda Frazier is a Licensed Psychologist and Supervisor at Flourish Christian Counseling. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages in a variety of contexts including testing and counseling. Her passion is to help individuals reach their full potential as part of their journey to academic, emotional, social, and behavioral success.  “I believe that God has created everyone precious and that everyone has been given wonderful gifts and strengths that are simply waiting to be identified.  My goal is to determine the best treatment course for my clients and help them reach their true potential.  I am dedicated to providing the highest quality care to you or your child based upon each individual’s needs.”  

Supervisor/Therapist,

Psychological Evaluations

Licensed Psychologist, PSY33134

dr.linda.frazier@flourishchristiancounseling.org

When it comes to testing, my goal is to help you or your child better understand each unique situation, and determine the best course of action based on each individual’s needs. I am experienced in testing in a variety of areas with individuals of all ages, including neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities, and mental health disorders. Whether you are looking to identify CHALLENGES such as Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar or other disorders, or you are looking to identify STRENGTHS, such as High-IQ or learning potentials, I am always happy to help.

In addition to testing, I also provide counseling services to help individuals cope with crisis situations or everyday struggles including depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, and more. For counseling, I love working with adolescents, college students, and adults. I am experienced in helping clients work through a variety of struggles including suicidal thoughts, disassociation, self-harm behaviors, trauma, family problems, work/school stressors, and more. Additionally, I have a background working with at risk youth, working with children within the school setting, and working with families of military, law enforcement, and first responders. I believe that God has given every individual the potential to be successful if given the correct tools to fit their individual needs. I would be happy to help you or your child not only find these tools, but also learn how to incorporate them into everyday life to be successful.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Chapman University College. Following my Bachelor’s degree, I continued attending Chapman University College, where I received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Upon completing my Master’s degree, I felt that it was God’s calling for me to continue my education and gain more knowledge to better serve my clients, so I decided to pursue my Doctorate Degree. I received my Psy.D. in Applied Clinical Psychology through The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and am now a Licensed Psychologist.

As an intern during my Master’s program, I worked with New Beginnings and Group Home Support Services, providing therapy services and case management to adolescents living in group homes through the foster care system. Through this experience, I gained knowledge working with crisis intervention, high-risk behaviors, substance abuse, trauma, attachment issues, and other mental health concerns. While completing my Doctorate program, I worked at The Gary Center, providing services to underserved populations. This is where I began my testing experienced, and learned my passion for guiding clients and their therapists to an individualized treatment path. Next, I began my journey as a psychological assistant at The Vine Counseling and Psychological Services. While working in the private practice setting, I have greatly expanded my range of knowledge and experience, and have and have learned my love for working with clients on a more individualized level. As part of my journey, I have also had the privilege to work with Linfield Christian School and Bethel Seminary, helping students identify and overcome challenges within the educational setting. As a licensed psychologist, I strive to continue growing my knowledge and experience to best serve my clients.

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

My approach to therapy varies based on each unique situation. For many clients, I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques to help them learn healthy coping skills and challenge negative thinking patterns. For other clients, I help them process and work through trauma or daily stressors that may be weighing them down. I also guide my clients in improving interpersonal conflicts and implementing healthy boundaries in order to improve relationships, improve self-worth, and increase self-esteem. Although these are common therapeutic techniques in my practice, I also recognize that God has made everyone unique, therefore one approach does not fit all. To fit each person’s unique needs, I listen to my clients and help guide them in the direction that best fits their personality and points them in the right direction to reach their goals.

I enjoy helping others and love watching people work towards reaching their full potential. If you believe that you or your child would benefit from testing or counseling services, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to speaking to you soon!

Kristen Clouthier, M.S., LMFT

Kristen is a therapist with a difference. She understands that one size doesn’t fit all, and will work collaboratively with clients to identify the most effective treatment methods. Kristen has experience in utilizing a variety of therapy models, such as CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based therapies.

Therapist

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, LMFT125451

kristen.clouthier@flourishchristiancounseling.org

It is nearly impossible to go through life unscathed by periods of hardship and difficulty. These moments can leave you with emotional scars that sap away your joy and happiness. Whether you are experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, or a variety of other concerns, I am here to walk alongside you, supporting you on your journey toward healing.

In addition to adults, I work with children and teens, both individually and in collaboration with their caregivers. Every child can respond to stressors differently and it can often feel overwhelming trying to find a way to support them. Whether you are looking for help navigating oppositional behaviors, have a teen dealing with anxiety, or anything in-between, I am able to help.

I know one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to therapy, so I will work collaboratively with you in identifying the treatment methods most effective in helping you reach your unique goals. I have experience utilizing various therapy models, such as CBT, DBT, Narrative, & Solution-Focused. I am also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy—an evidence-based treatment that is geared toward helping children and teens overcome trauma.

Additionally, I am able to incorporate a Christian, faith-based perspective into treatment for those who are interested. I understand how important one’s faith can be when it comes to the healing process, so it is my goal to create a nonjudgmental space where you can approach your struggles through a biblical lens, as well as examine, question, and reflect on your beliefs as your comfort level dictates.

Kristen received both her BA in Psychology (2016) and MS in Clinical/Counseling Psychology (2018) from California State University, San Bernardino. She has worked in community mental health for the past three years, gaining experience with both children and adults dealing with a wide range of mental health concerns.

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Terri Kammerzell

Terri is our Office Administrator. Her years of experience in retail, working with homeschool families in the community, and as a personal executive assistant have given her the skills to communicate and help keep us organized.  If you have any questions about your invoices or if you aren’t sure if your insurance will be accepted, you can reach out to Terri.

Office Administrator

(951) 249-3436

terri.kammerzell@flourishchristiancounseling.org

What a blessing it is to me to bless other people.  I’ve made that statement many times over the past ten years of serving in ministry with homeschool families, and every time I’ve said it, I’ve meant it.  I bring that same mindset to this job as well, and I look forward to helping you navigate through the sometimes frustrating obstacles of insurance and billing protocols.

In addition to my work as a homeschool tutor, I also have experience as a personal executive assistant to several businessmen, in varying industries.  I’ve also worked in both small and large retail environments, but my primary skills (and certification) lie in computer applications.  I love using those skills to serve others, including volunteering with my church’s online community.

My greatest passion, though, is Creation Apologetics, and I love that I get to volunteer for a number of Creation ministries, sharing and teaching the good news of the Bible,  from cover to cover. This broken world we live in makes for a lot of challenges, and life can get pretty overwhelming sometimes. It is a comfort to know that our God is faithful.  I’m blessed to be part of a Christian Counseling service where I can serve people who are struggling and need compassionate guidance from counselors who love the Lord.

Justin Sherman Temecula

Justin Sherman, MSW, LCSW

Justin is a therapist who firmly believes in the client-centered approach. He understands that everyone is different and has unique needs, so he takes the time to get to know his clients and figure out what will work best for them. He has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Therapist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW103042

justin.sherman@flourishchristiancounseling.org

Nearly everybody is affected by some form of seemingly, unmanageable challenge at some point in their life. Whatever you want to call it, our emotional struggles can make life feel unmanageable. The good thing is that you can get through it, but more importantly, you can even be better because of it! Therapy is a powerful journey and I truly enjoy helping my clients to work through their struggles. I have witnessed the positive impact that hope and compassion can have on my clients’ lives.

I seek to understand all issues impacting your current challenges by building trust and creating a safe and non-judgmental environment. I have used a variety of client-centered therapeutic modalities and cater my interventions to your needs and goals, leaving you with practical skills and new insight that you can take with you between sessions and beyond. I am also happy to integrate faith, prayer and biblical teachings into my work with clients, should that be something you are interested in exploring.

I graduated from Westmont College in 2010 with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish and obtained my Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Chico in 2018. I have supported adolescents, adults, couples, and families through many difficult mental health, addiction and relationship related challenges. I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you and walk alongside you in whatever struggles you may be looking to overcome.

When I’m not in the office, I can often be found helping my wife and three kids to find new ways to get their hands dirty. Whether it’s caring for the farm animals, building a table, fixing the fence, or sowing seeds in my garden (both literally and figuratively) I love to be outside and I love to work with my hands. I also enjoy camping, hiking, beach days, paddle boarding and exploring God’s creation. 

Chi Soo (Jen) Park, MS, APCC

Jen graduated with a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences from Cal Baptist University and went on to receive her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Trauma & Crisis Intervention from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Jen has worked alongside patients of many different cultural backgrounds, as well as a wide variety of trauma cases, including partner violence, childhood neglect and intergenerational trauma. Jen is also fluent in Korean.

Therapist
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC12663

jen.park@flourishchristiancounseling.org

As we journey through life, every one of us has undoubtedly come across a period or another, where we’ve felt difficulty or struggle.  Sometimes, it may be challenging to a point where we feel isolated or want to give up.  Even through those times, I am a firm believer that healing can happen to anyone at anytime.  From the beginning steps, to when you feel safe to begin navigating life on your own again, my hope is that I will be able to support you along the way, whatever your needs may be. 

As every person has their own unique background and story, I look to incorporate different approaches in therapy while also recognizing other aspects, such as cultural identity and generational impacts. I am largely experienced in CBT, DBT, narrative therapy and TF-CBT for those who may have encountered trauma.  More than anything, my goal is to maintain an ongoing conversation with you to ensure that we collaborate together in the process.

I am also a Christian clinician who can incorporate faith-based treatment into sessions at your request.  Although we accept clients of any background and spirituality, I would be more than happy to pray with you and explore what Biblical Counseling could look like as a part of treatment, if you are interested. 

Juliet Wiseman, M.A., APCC 

Juliet Wiseman is a Board Certified National Counselor with  experience working directly with children, adolescents, adults, and those struggling with substance abuse and addictions.  Juliet graduated with her M.A. in Human Services, concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling as well as her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  Juliet has received specialized training in EMDR to help create new neural pathways for those who have experienced trauma.

Therapist
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC9738

juliet.wiseman@flourishchristiancounseling.org

“You cannot go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending”

~ C.S. Lewis

Most of us find ourselves trying to get through life carrying trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, or heartbreak; believing that there will never be any relief, we must endure those heavy burdens as long as we live, and peace will never find us.

However, I am here to let you know that is not true. You can find freedom from your pain through therapy. Through therapy, one can learn how to manage complicated emotional scars and learn to acquire tools that are peace-fostering.  My passion in life, as a therapist, is to create a safe space for my clients ~ to empower them so that they may find their inner strength and find relief from their suffering.

My Theoretical orientation includes Person-Centered, Narrative, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and EMDR.  I am experienced and trained to help bring a new level of healing and hope to those who have experienced trauma or PTSD through Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I have vast experience working with clients throughout the lifespan in a variety of struggles, including but not limited to, childhood trauma, emotional and physical abuse, and substance abuse.

I am happy to incorporate faith-based, Christian Counseling into your therapy upon request. Christian counselors connect faith with psychological principles to enhance a person’s mental and emotional well-being. Christian counseling uses teachings from the Bible and Scripture to help promote healthy coping mechanisms. In your first session, we will discuss whether you are comfortable with incorporating prayer, Scripture, and Biblical principles into your psychotherapy sessions, and your preferences will be respected.

 

 

Serving our Community as professional psychotherapists and Clinical Psychologists, licensed and registered by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, and the Board of Psychology, Flourish Family Counseling Inc. provides counseling services such as, but is not limited to:

  • Psychological Services ~ Testing/Assessments/Evaluations/Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  •   Identify CHALLENGES such as Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities
  •   identify STRENGTHS, such as High-IQ or learning potentials
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar I & II
  • OCD
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Miscarriages
  • Infertility
  • Adoption
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Trauma Recovery/ EMDR therapy
  • Abuse Recovery/ EMDR therapy
  • Self – Esteem
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-Harming
  • Family Counseling
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Marital Counseling
  • Infidelity Recovery
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Art and Play Therapy
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Christian Counseling
  • Parenting Consultations
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues
  • Compassion Fatigue Support for Ministry Leaders
  • Pre-Marital and Marital Assessments with Feedback and Report
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills

 

At Flourish Counseling Center we provide counseling services only. We do NOT have expertise, nor do we provide custody evaluations, testifying in lawsuits, workers comp or disability evaluations. If you are in need of these services please request a referral to a local forensic specialist.
 

But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever. ~Psalm 52:8

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