Sustainable resources for long-term care after completing the 'Free to Love Again' workshop
Mayra Bedolla- Lopez, LMFT
Mayra is a Christian Marriage and Family Therapist. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy as a guide to helping her clients take their thoughts captives and renew their mind by identifying the lies, they have believed, challenging them, and helping them create new healthy neuro pathways that are focused on evidenced and truth. She has experience working with children, adolescents, college students, and couples who have endured trauma, are adjusting to life stressors, relational issues, family changes, life transitions, depression, anxiety, school and work stress. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and has helped parents learn new ways to improve their relationship with their children. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) which is an evidence-based treatment for individuals who have being impacted by trauma. Lastly, she has knowledge in the Gottman method for couples therapy (completed Level 1 and 2).
Client rate: $125 -45minute sessions; Special rate for college students
Vincent Nunez, LMFT
Vincent is a Christian Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from the Oblate School of Theology and a Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Vincent has experience in church ministry and in a mental health clinic. Vincent is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband, father, and military veteran. He has been married for over 24 years and has three children now transitioning into teen and young adult.
$150/Session; special rate of $80/Session for the first 4 sessions
Susie Ibrahim, LMFT
Susie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes working with couples and focus on strengthening various aspects in their relationship. As a Gottman level 3 trained therapist, she implements interventions to build a “sound relationship house” within three different systems: Friendship, Conflict Management, and Shared Meaning. In situations when a relationship is heading towards separation or divorce, support towards healing, recovery, and empowerment is typically necessary. Susie provides support to adult individuals, couples, and families that are feeling overwhelmed with various emotions that may negatively affect daily functioning. A client-centered approach is implemented to provide empathy, understanding, and authenticity to help individuals through their journey. She utilizes a Biblical approach to support those affected by distressing situations and/or circumstances.
$160 for a 50-minute individual session
$175 for a 50-minute couple or family session
$225 (discounted rate) for an 80-minute couple or family session
Special rate – 25% discount for intake session (1st session)
Marina Zaky, AMFT
Graduated from Loma Linda University with a Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy and currently in her last year of pursuing a Doctorate in Marital and Family Therapy, also at Loma Linda University. As a therapist, I view the client as the expert of their own experience. It is my job to help guide you to your goals. I believe in client empowerment and I will advocate for you and work to provide a safe space for you to process the things which have brought you to therapy. I have three years of experience working with individuals and families in several settings. I have worked with needs varying from depression and anxiety, substance abuse recovery, building daily life skills, eating disorder recovery, and self-esteem issues. With this background knowledge, I have worked with families, adolescents and young adults, as well as couples to aid in goal setting and achievement.
$100 for 50 minute session
Ross Fortier, LMFT
Ross is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Journeys Counseling Ministry and the Site Director and Clinical Supervisor at Journeys at Vanguard, Santa Ana. Ross’ passion is bringing a collaborative approach to working with individuals and couples suffering from anxiety, depression, and relational conflict, hoping to bring a deeper understanding of their story, as they draw closer to self and others. Ross also enjoys working with teens and adolescents, as well as their parents, to navigate the demands of school, peers, and family life.
Ross spent 4 years as a therapist at Olive Crest Academy, a non-public special education school in Garden Grove for students with behavioral challenges and other learning disabilities, before serving as the Clinical Supervisor of the Therapeutic Department for 2 years. He continues in a part-time role as a Clinical Consultant to the Therapeutic Department and the Administration.
$175/individuals, $200/families & couples (scholarships available)
Relationship180 is a Christian, non-profit counseling and teaching organization focused on helping people improve their relationships. We teach people what was often not learned in their homes or within their churches. We believe that all things are possible, no matter how deep the hurt.
Megan Stirrat, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Megan M. Stirrat is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch, and she holds the Certified Financial Planner certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Megan joined Merrill in 1999 with a degree in Political Economics from Michigan State University. Megan is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and has completed specialized training in the financial issues of divorce through the "Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts." Megan specializes in helping families and individuals address their changing and complex financial picture as they go through significant life transitions such as divorce, retirement, or widowhood. Through the wealth management process, Megan helps clients define their objectives and pursue their goals as they gain an understanding of their new financial future. Megan is a sought after speaker in the community on the topics of divorce, financial basics to building wealth, impactful investing, and charitable giving strategies. In her personal time, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and her three children. Megan is also the Orange County area representative for Second Saturday.
Second Saturday, Divorce Financial Workshops
Second Saturday is the critically acclaimed workshop and community founded in 1989 by nationally renowned advocates/wealth managers Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall. Second Saturday offers non-biased financial, emotional and legal advice from qualified local professionals, providing people with the knowledge, support, resources and trust that they need to survive the divorce process and move forward with confidence toward a new life. Birthed in San Diego, CA, Second Saturday Divorce Workshops are now in locations around the country, helping to empower even more individuals and families.