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Sustainable resources for long-term care after completing the 'Free to Love Again' workshop

Peggy Massie

Peggie Massie, MA/MFT

Peggy Massie is a marriage and family therapist graduated from Chapman University. With over 24 years of experience, she enjoys helping with marriage counseling, healing past wounds of abuse, painful childhoods, angry children & teens, fears, anxiety, depression, grief, blended family stress and issues affecting your relationship with God. She has found much success helping clients with short-term therapy, equipping them with skills within 8 sessions. 


Karla Downing

Karla Downing, LMFT

Karla Downing is an award-winning best-selling author, speaker, teacher, and licensed marriage and family therapist. Karla’s passion is to see individuals, marriages, and families set free from the chains of dysfunction, scriptural misunderstanding, and emotional pain personally and relationally. Her messages provide practical solutions based on biblical truths that bring balance and clarity to life and relationship issues. She also desires to equip ministry leaders and lay counselors to reach out more effectively to those that are struggling with difficult relationships. 

Bill Faris

Bill Faris

Bill Faris is a Christian Counselor, speaker, writer, and House Church Pastor living in Orange County, California. As a counselor, Bill sees individuals and couples in San Juan Capistrano and Costa Mesa, California. He is also an experienced retreat leader, seminar speaker, and co-leader of extensive annual retreats for Pastors hosted by the Vineyard USA. Bill's publications include Gracelets, a weekly email newsletter, and his books The Christian Leader's Wish List Homegrown: Our First Steps in Bringing the Church Back Home; and How Healed Do You Want to Be? He and Robin have four children and a set of triplet grandchildren.



Ann Kirlin, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Newport Beach, California. Her private practice specializes in using light therapy (ETT) for sexual trauma, PTSD, and grief. Dr. Kirlin is a former Adjunct Professor at Argosy University teaching master level aspiring therapists- Trauma Theory, Couples Theory and Relational Counseling with Human Sexuality, as well as Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy at Azusa Pacific University. Her dissertation, A Treatment Plan for Elimination of Sexual Compulsions Utilizing Attachment Theory and ETT provided a clinical treatment plan for other therapists working in this field. She frequently speaks to Marriage groups, Mom groups, Divorce Recovery Workshops, and Panels regarding sexuality, as well as conferences in California and Texas. In 2016, Dr. Kirlin completed the year-long certification program at the University of Michigan in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education. She is also certified in the "Art for Healing” program, from Chapman University. She created and has conducted an eleven-week Grief Workshop since 2006- utilizing color and art mediums to process emotions surrounding grief.  She also has her Masters in Pastoral Counseling that allows her to integrate spiritual elements along with coaching elements to bring improvement during life’s difficult challenges. NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: Contact- 714-299-7773

Ann Kirlin

Ann Kirlin, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Parris D. Trimble

Pariss  D. Trimble, Certified Family Law Practice

Parris D. Trimble is a Certified Family Law Specialist* practicing at Divorce Mediation of California. Born and raised in Southern California, she graduated from the University of Southern California where she was a Jesse M. Unruh Institute Undergraduate Research Scholar and a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Parris earned her Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School where she was the recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, a member of Law Review and Moot Court.   As a law student she earned the prestigious CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing, Juvenile Law Advocacy, and International Children’s Rights.  Parris was fortunate to have the opportunity to clerk for the Honorable Franz E. Miller while he was the presiding judge in civil at the Orange County Superior Court.

After graduating from law school, Parris practiced briefly in civil litigation before turning her focus to family law, an area where she helps individuals move forward during a very trying time in their life. While acknowledging that litigation is sometimes necessary, Ms. Trimble prefers to act as a neutral third party to help her clients find a peaceful resolution outside the courtroom. During her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family and volunteering to help Veterans in need.  Parris can be reached at (949) 333-9412,

Kirstin Leigh, Founder The Change Your Story Workshop, Author, Speaker, Wellness & Life Coach

Kirstin Leigh, Wellness/Life Coach, The Change Your Story Workshop

Kirstin Leigh is a certified Wellness Coach, Life & Recovery Coach, Author, Speaker and the Founder of The Change Your Story Workshop. Kirstin’s also a children’s ministry director.


Kirstin provides dynamic coaching and counselling that will empower you to Break Free from what’s breaking you and live life at your highest potential. Kirstin knows that we have to Deal to Heal, and tailors her client's sessions according to their needs. She does not promote living life in recovery mode. Kirstin knows that by combining Faith with Science, you can rewire your brain and live life at your highest potential.

Prior to “changing her own story” Kirstin drank 20 beers a day for over a decade. She struggled with an eating disorder as a teenager, experienced childhood trauma, and had a very turbulent relationship with her father. Kirstin is living proof that with God--and a lot of work, YOU can Change Your Story.

If you prefer group settings, you might be interested in The Change Your Story Workshop. The 9 week holistic program is a strategic combination of faith and science, with wisdom gained from “years in the wilderness.” In addition to using CBT, DBT, ACT, and motivational coaching, Kirstin draws upon her acting and writing background, teaching participants how to set clear intentions, redefine conflict, discover hidden potential, and experience success. Participants are able to break free from addictions and faulty mindsets. They leave with renewed confidence and strategies, ready to embrace life. (Live/online workshop held in Zoom meetings with 4-14 participants.)


Whether in a group setting or individual sessions, Kirstin provides clients with the tools it takes, to live in the Freedom God provides.

For dates and times for The Change Your Story Workshop or to schedule a FREE consultation for Personal Coaching, please visit:


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