LMFT #53328; Supervisor, Founder and Director of The Wisdom Training Center
Stacy tailors her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist to the client, recognizing the uniqueness within each person: the therapeutic tool box contains a variety of interventions, not a “one-size-fits-all” tool. She uses the four spheres of biological/psychological/social/spiritual in her assessment strategies, believing that good mental health is found when these areas are well-balanced. Her exploration starts with where a person is today--this is where Stacy finds fertile ground for growth.
Stacy has years of training and experience in dream interpretation, incorporating dream work into the counseling room, and teaching regular classes on how to understand ones own dreams. Stacy has a certification from the Allender School for PTSD and the healing of Trauma, and is a Certified Brain Coach from the Amen Clinics. As a degree-holding Master Herbalist, Stacy specializes in supporting the nutritional aspects of healing and growth.
Stacy was a collegiate and pro-volleyball player earlier in life. After her pro volleyball career ended, not ready to earn money sitting in a chair, Stacy set out on a 15 year carpentry career. A passion for healing through nutrition propelled her to earn a Masters in Herbology from The School of Natural Healing in 2000. In 2001 she got tired of digging ditches and crawling under houses and through attics, and began to ask God, “What next?” In 2005, He spoke to her in a dream, and she began the journey to MFT licensure.
LMFT #77527; DMin, MA, Marriage and Family Therapy; License: Pastoral Counselor, MFT; Supervisor
Dr. Thorson received her Masters of Arts in Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. She offers depth of experience in her work with children and survivors of domestic violence. Her expertise in the integration of psychology and spirituality brings a holistic approach in an inter-faith environment.
LMFT #45836; Supervisor
Deborah (Debbie) Marshall has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2008. She is client centered and solution focused. She works from a family systems perspective, looking at how we interact in relationships and how we can become healthier participants. She is also trained in EMDR.
Her passion is working with individuals and couples facing the challenge of starting a family. While specializing in infertility, Debbie also sees clients with a broad array of issues, including trauma, grief and loss, adult children of alcoholics and codependency.
Before becoming a therapist, Debbie was a chemist and worked on environmental issues in Pennsylvania. She moved to California, where she discovered that her life was taking a new direction. That new direction included a career change and starting a family in her forties. After navigating a maze of treatments and procedures, she became the mom of twins and has felt called to help those who struggle to become parents.
Debbie is a member of:
- RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association
- ASRM, American Society of Reproductive Medicine
- The Parnell Institute for EMDR
- CAMFT, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists