About Flourish Counseling Center

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 #LMFT119289

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!

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. 

CJ Baca

CJ Baca, MSW, ACSW

CJ Baca specializes in anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, sexual trauma, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. She helps her clients apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to achieve their mental health goals. 

Therapist
Associate Clinical Social Worker #ACSW92262

cj.baca@flourishchristiancounseling.org

Hello there, my name is C.J. and I am ready to listen, motivate, and empower you to uncover your true potential and calling! While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.

Whatever struggles you are going through, I am here to create a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to cultivate insight and develop a renewed sense of control. How we accomplish this goal is by working together to better understand how your mental and emotional health, behaviors, and trauma history are contributing to your current sense of discomfort.

My therapy approach is humanistic and collaborative, as I strive to understand who you are and your unique concerns. Ultimately, I believe every individual can grow and heal. Working from this premise, I look at therapy as an opportunity to hear your story so that you can take steps toward a life of wholeness and flourish.

Some of the areas I specialize in include: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, sexual trauma, suicidal ideation, and self-harming behaviors. I work with clients to reduce self-defeating behaviors and maladaptive thinking. I utilize evidence-based intervention such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. You will also learn coping skills which encompass Mindfulness, Guided Imagery, Grounding, Deep Breathing, and Muscle Relaxation to manage unexpected stressors.

I am also open to integrating Christianity that includes a Biblical approach and prayer, which acknowledges the healing power of God.

Additionally, I specialize in providing individual and group therapy in Anger Management, Parenting, Seeking Safety, Healthy Relationships, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault. Reaching out for help can be a very difficult first step, and I commend you for making it here. We will work together to address the source of your discomfort, then develop strategies customized to meet your needs. I look forward to beginning this journey together!

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, licensed and registered by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Flourish Family Counseling Inc. provides counseling services such as, but is not limited to:

  • 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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