Grace Therapists

Licensed Therapists

Mark Fieldson, MA, MFT - Los Alamitos Office
Mark Fieldson, MA, MFT


I believe my greatest strength is helping people find the missing keys needed to make positive change. I believe I connect well with my clients by not judging them and by empathizing with their struggles. I am passionate about helping people find the happiness they're looking for. I grew up without a father and subsequently pursued healing as a young adult. I am 47, have been married for 26 years, and have 2 young adult children. I have been licensed for 17 years. I believe this combination of personal and professional experience allows me to serve my clients well.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Philips Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1986
  • License No. MFC 25467


Vicki Coccaro, MA, MFT
- Los Alamitos Office


I believe that emotional healing can be brought about within the framework of relationships, so in my therapy sessions I work to create a safe environment where clients can work through issues in their lives that may be hindering them from reaching their true potential. I believe it's possible in therapy to gain insight into our deepest desires to learn and grow, and to develop successful communication skills. These skills in turn help us develop and maintain successful interpersonal relationships with others.

Qualifications

  • Years In Practice: 13+
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No.MFC 51377


Deborah Bernal, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
- Los Alamitos Office

I work with those who are having difficulty or trouble in relationships or in relating to a difficult person. You will find me easy to talk with as together we find the healing solutions. I will encourage you as I walk beside you to systematically discover the answers that you already have within. I will not force or push but gently challenge you to become your best. This journey of counseling will have a beginning and an end. We will be a team every step of the way. You will find the help you are looking for and actively seeking. Let's get started!

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps us explore our thinking, feelings and the actions we take based on those thoughts and feelings. Emotional Focused Therapy looks at how we interact with people based on a pattern we learned in our family of origin. Knowing ourself better helps us find our answers and allows us to experience true joy.

I also help couples address patterns in their relationship that may not be giving them the connection and contentment they desire. I gently guide each member of the couple to understand how and why they have come to issues that seem impassable. Together we move through the difficulties towards healing and renewal.

I enjoy adventures and travel with my family. This includes visits to National Parks and short get-aways up or down the California coast. I also enjoy the wind in my face when riding my road bike. Keeping active helps me refocus to tackle a new day.

I offer both in-person and teletherapy sessions.

Qualifications:
Years in Practice: 23+ Years
School: Pepperdine University
Year Graduated: 1996
License No. MFC 42284

Donna Savage, MSE, MBA, MS, MFT Torrance Office


I offer an accepting environment in which you can feel known, understood, and honored for the unique person you were created to be. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help resolve relationship challenges, parenting issues, career and life transitions, anxiety, depression, and spiritual concerns. Special areas of focus include panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders, grief/loss, chronic illness, infidelity, and issues related to past trauma/abuse. I draw from a breadth and depth of personal and professional experiences, including over 20 years working in large corporations, where I focused on developing team environments for facilitating interpersonal collaboration and growth. In addition to counseling, I continue to provide executive coaching to businesses and life coaching to individuals.

Qualifications:

  • License No. MFC 84735
  • Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology, Bioscience, and Business
  • Specialized in EMDR for treating stress, trauma, PTSD, and attachment issues
  • Specialized in PREPARE-ENRICH for working with couples

Kristie Love, M.A., MFT Torrance Office

I believe you’re here for a reason, and that God has a purpose for you. Depression, anxiety, marital issues, eating disorders, and many other problems, keep us from living full lives. I became a therapist because I have a passion for helping people who are hurting, and want more out of life. I’ve been married for 17 years, and I know that marriage can take a lot of hard work. It can also be a joy. During couples’ therapy, I focus on building connection while resolving problems. Nobashing allowed. Through my own struggle with depression, I understand what it’s like to feel exhausted and hopeless. Please don’t walk through depression alone, allow me to help carry your burden. Together we will find hope and healing.

Qualifications:

  • Married 17 years
  • Degree: Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
  • Certification using PREPARE-ENRICH curriculum with pre-marital and married couples
  • License No. MFT 99012

Megan Davis, M.S., LMFT - Los Alamitos Office

Megan is a Marriage and Family Therapist, with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. Megan has worked with diverse clients in academic, church, and residential treatment settings.
Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, attachment, pre-marital, couples and family counseling. Megan is a certified facilitator in Prepare and Enrich Marriage Inventory, an assessment tool used to help couples identify the strength and growth areas in their relationship. Megan is also certified in Restoration Therapy which seeks to empower individuals to experience love and safety in their relationships with others. Megan holds a Master's of Science degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. Megan seeks to empower her clients with hope, compassion, and resiliency.

Qualifications & Professional Associations:

  • Years In Practice: 7
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • LMFT 99815

Ryan Wade, M.S. - Los Alamitos Office


Life might feel overwhelming for you now and your decision to come into therapy isn't easy. I provide a calm, secure setting where you can freely share your concerns. Listening compassionately and without judgment, it's an honor to walk along side and assist you in finding effective solutions to your current challenges. We will discover the strengths and positive qualities already within you.

My approach is client-centered, incorporating a humanistic focus and cognitive behavioral therapy. I work with individuals, families, and couples and have had great success in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship issues. Play and art therapy are other modalities I use. I work equally well with all populations and ages. Staying up to date on the latest clinical research allows me to offer you the most effective assessment and treatment possible. I truly enjoy my work as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and look forward to meeting you!

Qualifications and Professional Associations
  • School: CSU Fullerton, Masters of Science in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. LMFT 118812
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Level 1 trained
  • UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute training in Behavior Therapy for children.
  • CAMFT and Orange County CAMFT member
  • Brain Spotting Certified


Keith Attardo, MS, MFT - Los Alamitos Office

Keith Attardo, MS, MFT
Are you in emotional pain, worried, anxious or depressed? Do you need someone who will listen to you, empathize with you and help you find a new direction for your life? A path lighted by God’s truth. I would like to help you discover your true self, free of past hurts, neglect and trauma. I take a holistic approach to therapy, helping you find a balance between your spiritual, psychological, social and physical self. I have been married for 35 years and have two adult children. I have a business and medical background. I believe that God shapes us through others:

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”
– St. Augustine.


Qualifications
  • Years in Practice: 25+ Years
  • School: California State University, Los Angeles
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. MFC 44200

Registered Associates
(Supervised by Keith Attardo MFC44200)

Jack Denton, M.A. - Los Alamitos Office


After having worked through my own issues and a career in the corporate world, I went back to school to complete a commitment I had made to Christ, and that was to help others heal and experience His love and acceptance, and help them experience His guidance in dealing with issues like trauma and abuse, anxiety and depression, addictions and relationship issues, personality and self-worth, along with impairments in daily functioning. This type of growth isn’t easy, but I know it is better than continuing to suffer. We all know what it is like to experience pain and suffering, sometimes we get stuck, let me help you find your life of Joy.

Qualifications:

  • Years in practice: 9
  • School: Hope International University
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • MFT Intern Registration #: IMF63894
Training:

  • Del Amo Hospital’s, Trauma Model Therapy
  • Addiction Treatment, Hoag Presbyterian Hospital
  • Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - Trauma
  • Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking

Zainab Oystol, M.A. - Los Alamitos & Torrance Office

Trials and traumatic occurrences have a way of turning our lives upside down, leaving us crippled and unable to cope with our pain. I can relate as I have overcome my own challenges from traumatic childhood experiences. Seeking therapy can be an overwhelming experience. I am here to make the process a positive one. I strive to meet each person where they are at on their journey and offer hope. My goal is to help you resolve issues at their roots - in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. I’ll provide tools and coping skills to help you navigate through those challenging times to overcome and live a victorious life. God wants us to take heart; we will conquer our trials just as He did.

I enjoy working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. My expertise includes helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief, behavioral problems, domestic violence, parenting, and women's issues.

Qualifications & Professional Associations:

  • LPCC Associate # 5808
  • PPSC certification – School Counselor
  • Loyola Marymount University 2018
  • Member, California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)
  • Member, American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Training:

  • (TF-CBT) Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • (FFT) Functional Family Therapy

Ashli Korver, M.S

I believe true healing comes from a holistic approach that works on a person's mind, body, and soul. I strive to create a warm, inviting, non-judgemental therapeutic environment where everyone feels safe to share and process. I am passionate about bringing healing through the work of therapy and bring light to what may feel like dark times. I also have a passion for spiritual formation and working through hard questions. My goal is to bring understanding and hope to all my clients along with coping skills and a new outlook on life through authenticity and genuine care.

I have experience in working with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, anger management, and relationship issues. I have experience with adults and adolescents of many different backgrounds. I enjoy my work as a therapist and will work hard to bring true healing to all who come into my office. Together, you can experience a new and joyful life!

Qualifications & Professional Associations:

  • APCCe # 7758
  • School: Grand Canyon University, 2018
  • Member, California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors(CALPCC)


Michele M. Marcinkevicz, M.A. - Los Alamitos & Torrance Office

Many people seek therapy when their coping skills no longer work or when relational issues cause continual heartache. Coming from past negative childhood experiences, I became a therapist to help individuals in their journey of discovering inner courage, strength and awareness of who they were created to be. My approach is Humanistic/Experiential while integrating Internal Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral therapies. I offer a client centered, empathetic, safe, non-judgmental environment working towards a greater sense of wholeness and inner freedom, offering hope and coping skills.

My areas of interest and personal experience include: healing/ improving communication in relationships and families, healing from abusive/toxic relationships, attachment, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Foster/Adoption, Parenting, and Marital issues. I have been married for twenty-nine years, have one adult child and one teenager, so I can empathize with struggles in marriage and parenting teens. I enjoy my work as a therapist and feel blessed the Lord has called me in partnering with you in self-discovery and healing.

Qualifications & Professional Associations:

  • MFT Associate # 99361
  • School: Hope International University, 2016
  • Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

Training:

  • Certification using PREPARE-ENRICH curriculum with pre-marital and married couples
  • Gottman Method Couples Training Certificate Level 1 & 2

Natalie Escobar, M.A. - Los Alamitos Office

Congratulations on taking the first step toward emotional healing. The fact that you are looking at Grace Counseling Group demonstrates you have some hope and self-compassion. As your journey starts, I would be pleased to help you understand your negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors and assist you in moving toward positive coping. If you are feeling lost take the next step. Together we can explore your history of undesired behavior. You have what it takes to make positive changes in your life.

I desire to work with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, anger, grief, social skills, ASD and family reunification.

I look forward to working along side you!

Qualifications & Professional Associations:

  • MFT Associate # 100603
  • School: Hope International University, 2016
  • Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

Training:

  • Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Orange County Behavioral Health Services Substance Use Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Certified in PREPARE-ENRICH with pre-marital and married couples
  • Certified in Motivational Interviewing

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