Karen Clark Mejia, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Karen believes in being a Philanthropist of People; to invest in the lives of others as an investment for our future because “we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10). She believes everyone has unique gifts and talents, however, there are times when life has a way of taking us off course from discovering and using those things.
Karen has a variety of experience that includes working with pregnant teen moms, those dealing with poverty, mental health and recovery issues, stress and anxiety management and the importance of self care.
Currently an MFT Intern from Bethel Seminary, she earned her BA from Point Loma Nazarene University, is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and has a certification in Crisis Intervention from UCSD.
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Theresa is a compassionate Christian therapist who has come to understand through life experiences that we all have strengths which can be developed and challenges from which we can heal and grow. As your therapist, she will use a variety of techniques to help you achieve your personal, professional, and spiritual goals to become who God has created you to be.
Theresa has years of experience developing children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds through a variety of individual, family, and group treatment modalities. Treatments are tailored to each individual in accordance with his/her strengths, interests, and goals by utilizing developmental assessment and behavioral plans.
She is currently an MFT Intern of University of Phoenix. She earned her Bachelor of Science: Child Development from A&T State University and is certified as an Early Childhood Socio-Emotional and Behavior Regulation Intervention Specialist. She is also an active member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, has a (EC-SEBRIS) and a Women’s Ministry Leader.
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Char believes therapy should offer a safe place of acceptance, compassion, understanding, and exploration. She believes that we all have had difficult and/or painful experiences in our lives that may cause us to become stuck in our personal and relational growth and beliefs and that we all have the capability to find healing and to grow from these experiences; sometimes we just need a little help! Char’s desire as a therapist is to meet and accept her clients just as they are and walk with them from a place of hurt, frustration, or confusion to a place of understanding, healing, and wholeness. Char uses a variety of treatment approaches designed to meet the needs of each client including the following: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive/Behavioral, Brief Therapy, and EMDR.
Char has worked with couples, families, and female and male individuals with a variety of issues and in different settings including a private practice, a non-profit counseling center, the San Diego Rescue Mission and a counseling office for missionaries and ex-pats in Kenya, East Africa. Prior to becoming a MFT, Char provided mentorship, support and spiritual guidance to Southeast Asian young adults in the inner city of San Diego, as well as to high school age Western and African students at a boarding school for missionary children in Kenya, East Africa.
Char has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MFT) and aBachelor of Arts, Emphasis in Environmental Design. She is a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, a Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and a Member of American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Bridget is a registered MFT Intern and also is a licensed addictions counselor. Bridget has worked through Retrouvaille International for many years helping couples to gain insights and learn new tools to heal their relationships. She has special training in working with trauma and is certified in EMDR therapy. Bridget is a graduate of San Diego State University and is a Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).