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CLINICAL COUNSELING

The Counseling Center provides affordable Christian Counseling for individuals, couples, families and EMDR who need to experience the healing touch of Jesus through individualized and specialized professional help from our team of accredited therapists.

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PASTORAL COUNSELING

The pastoral staff at GHCC is committed to serving the body of Christ and engaging the community with the love and hope of Jesus by offering counseling services, mentoring relationships, training classes and group-sharing settings help us to grow in God’s Word together.

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PREMARITAL COUNSELING

"ENGAGED" is our brand new premarital program focused on two primary goals of biblical training and relationship development by utilizing well-renowned resources and partnering you with mentoring couples and GHCC pastors that will walk alongside you throughout your engagement season.

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Clinical Counseling Staff

Amanda Goletto

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist, Supervisor

Amanda Goletto

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist, Supervisor

EDUCATION: M.A.
SPECIALTIES: Trauma and EMDR

Bert Norcross

Director Emeritus of GHCC Counseling Center, Clinical Psychologist

Bert Norcross

Director Emeritus of GHCC Counseling Center, Clinical Psychologist

EDUCATION: Ph.D. Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology
SPECIALTIES: Clergy and Missionaries

Denise Olson

Director of GHCC Clinical Counseling Center, LMFT, Licensed Professional Christian Counselor

Denise Olson

Director of GHCC Clinical Counseling Center, LMFT, Licensed Professional Christian Counselor

EDUCATION: BA- Intercultural Studies - Biola University, MS - Psychology Counseling- Cal State East Bay.
SPECIALTIES Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Grief, Loss, Spiritual struggles, Co-dependence, Boundaries, Relational issues. Working with those in Ministry Leadership. Clinically trained in EMDR and ImTT as well as Biblically based in-depth therapeutic methods that address trauma, anxiety and lie-based beliefs.

Eric Winton

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

Eric Winton

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

EDUCATION: MA MFT with an emphasis in Biblical Studies at Western Seminary. BS Counseling Psychology at W.J.U.
SPECIALTIES: With over 15 years of Pastoral and Para Church ministry experience, along with Undergraduate and Graduate education, Eric’s areas of focus include trauma, abuse, grief, depression, anxiety, couples counseling, forgiveness and walking alongside others on their journey to healing, freedom, and peace.

Jennifer Murray

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

Jennifer Murray

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

EDUCATION: MA Counseling Psychology, Marriage Family Therapy & Professional Clinical Counseling- Saint Mary’s
SPECIALTIES: Teens, couples, adults, and Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT)"

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Katie Johnson

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist

Katie Johnson

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist

EDUCATION: BA Psychology from San Francisco State University and MA Clinical Psychology Azusa Pacific University
SPECIALTIES: Trained in EMDR and IMTT. Enjoys using Art Therapy Techniques to meet the needs of those working to find relief from Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Common Life Stresses. Experienced in working with teens thru early twenties, women, ministry leaders, couples and those in crisis.

Kristin Miller

Counseling Center Intake Coordinator

Kristin Miller

Counseling Center Intake Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I oversee the intake of clients within the Counseling Center
MY FAMILY: My husband, Tim, our 3 kids, 1daughter-in-love and 2 grandkids.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys" - Rev. Billy Graham

Laura Madsen

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

Laura Madsen

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

EDUCATION: Saint Mary’s College
SPECIALTIES: I enjoy working with teens, couples, and individuals who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, and Low Self-Esteem. Giving clients a safe, warm environment to process and explore their struggles.

Makela Mims

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

Makela Mims

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

EDUCATION: B.A. Pastoral Studies, M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
SPECIALTIES: Depression, anxiety, body image issues, couples, personality disorders

Megan Boyd

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

Megan Boyd

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

EDUCATION: BA in Psychology at University of Oklahoma MS in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary
SPECIALTIES: Anxiety in Children, Adolescents, and Adults Depression in Children, Adolescents, and Adults Spiritual Issues and tackling the problems that keep clients from connecting with God, Image Transformation Therapy, Codependency and relationship issues that hinder connection with others

Michelle Maniatis

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist

Michelle Maniatis

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist

EDUCATION: BA Human Development at Cal State East Bay and MA Psychology at John F. Kennedy University
SPECIALTIES: EMDR, Image Transformation Therapy, Attachment-based Couples, Families, Law Enforcement/ First Responder and Military

Poneva Hamilton

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist

Poneva Hamilton

Associate Marriage + Family Therapist



Sally Jenkins

Counseling Center Secretary

Sally Jenkins

Counseling Center Secretary

WHAT I DO: I facilitate the operation, counselor payroll & financial records of Counseling Center and support Celebrate Recovery.
MY FAMILY: My main squeeze and I have been married for over 40 years and have 4 fabulous grandkids.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Chocolate doesn't ask questions; it understands." Dee Lishus

Sarah Byron

Marriage + Family Therapist Trainee

Sarah Byron

Marriage + Family Therapist Trainee



Sarah Vaz

Marriage + Family Therapist Trainee

Sarah Vaz

Marriage + Family Therapist Trainee

EDUCATION: B.A Psychology from Vanguard University and B.S Counseling from California State University, East Bay
SPECIALTIES: I'm passionate about making people feel heard and accepted. I have experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families by walking with them through their anxiety, depression, transitions, and relationship issues towards hope.

Sharon Andrews

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist

Sharon Andrews

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist

EDUCATION: BA in Psychology from Simpson University; MS in Marriage & Family Therapy from Cal State East Bay"
SPECIALTIES: EMDR, ImTT, Listening Prayer, Heart Sync, Theophostic Prayer, Sozo Prayer, Supervision of Associates

Shelly Saviano

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist

Shelly Saviano

Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist

EDUCATION: Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy John F. Kennedy University
SPECIALTIES: I mainly work with children, teens, and adult Individuals. The issues I specialize in are; Special Needs, Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma.

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