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.


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

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.

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.


  • 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.

  • 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

Natalie Escobar, M.A. - Los Alamitos Office

Congratulations on taking the first step toward emotional healing. 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 and healing. If you’re 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 individuals and families. I endeavor to provide a safe and non-judge mental atmosphere where you can feel confident and comfortable. I want to meet you where you are at and work alongside you, as you begin to recognize the behaviors you wish to change.

I have experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, anger, grief, social skills, ASD and family reunification.

I specialize in EMDR, a model of therapy that is generally regarded as one of the top and most effective treatments for PTSD, phobias, anxiety, pain as well as other psychological conditions. EMDR is an integrative approach that has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma. I incorporate CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and attachment theory.

Qualifications & Professional Associations:

  • License No. LMFT 143385
  • School: Hope International University, 2016
  • Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)


  • 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

Keith Attardo, MS, MFT - Los Alamitos Office
Keith Attardo, MS, MFT

You are making the right decision to seek counseling.  Whether this is for yourself, your relationship, or your family, you are on a path towards truth and freedom.  My hope is that you will find therapy life changing and renew your hope, trust and purpose.  I take a holistic approach to therapy, drawing from multiple psychological theories,  helping you find a balance between your spiritual, psychological, social and physical self.  I have over 30 years of experience working with depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, work issues, stress, addiction and spirituality.  I have been married for over 35 years and have two adult children.  I have experience in business ownership and was in pharmaceutical sales for 20 years.  My faith is very important to me and if you are of faith, you will be able to express it openly in therapy.  I look forward to working with you!


  • Years in Practice 30+
  • School: California State University, Los Angeles
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. LMFT 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.

  • Years in practice: 9
  • School: Hope International University
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • MFT Intern Registration #: IMF63894
  • Del Amo Hospital’s, Trauma Model Therapy
  • Addiction Treatment, Hoag Presbyterian Hospital
  • Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - Trauma
  • Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking

Michele Marcinkevicz, M.A - Los Alamitos 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)


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

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)


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

Tracy E. Bennett, M.S. – Torrance Office

Welcome! I am honored to travel along side of you in this journey of “life,” to provide a safe space where you will be seen and heard. You will not experience a one size fits all approach but an approach tailored for your needs with care and consideration. We will be able to set goals, explore, process, and build a bridge from where you are and walk across it together, step-by-step. I am excited to meet you!

I work with families, couples, children, and adult clients. I have experience in providing social emotional support to families who have difficulties with communication and/or trauma; children who have challenges with communication and accountability, individuals who have illnesses, trauma, ADHD, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression. I have also assisted couples in rebuilding trust, promoting forgiveness, and to improve their communication skills.

I am dedicated to provide therapy that is inclusive of the body, mind, and soul.

Qualifications & Professional Associations:

  • Married: 42 years
  • Associate MFT# 125399
  • Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)


  • Loyola Marymount University 2018
  • California State University Dominquez Hills, 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies (Elementary Teacher)
  • Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction

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)

Joy Dye, M.A. – Los Alamitos Office

‘You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending’. -C.S. Lewis.

Wherever you are in your life journey, know that you are not alone. I provide a safe place for self-exploration where you are seen and known. I follow a person-centered approach exploring emotions, attachments, strengths and values. I meet you where you are and walk alongside as you learn skills, gain insight, and find the answers and changes you seek.

I work with adults, teenagers, children, couples, and families. I have experience in working with individuals with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, past trauma, domestic violence, grief, and bi-polar. I have also worked with couples and families who want to improve their communication and relationship. I have additional training in working with individuals with learning disabilities and autism. Additionally, I welcome your request to incorporate your faith in this journey.

‘He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…’ Phil. 1:6.

Qualifications & Professional Associations:

  • Associate MFT # 116453
  • Azusa Pacific University, 2019
  • Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Special Education

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