What I’ve Missed While Looking Down

As I sat down to write this, I found myself looking down. Looking down at pugs dressed like pumpkins, at a Clarendon-filtered selfie of a girl I haven’t talked to since 8th grade, at one of my best friends swimming in hot springs in Iceland, and at a random girl’s...

Sunflowers & Stained Glass Windows

In my kitchen at home, I have a 16- month 2016 Florals calendar with various floral displays for each month. This month, for the month of September, I turned open the page to a striking image of sunflowers. It was a vibrant, close up image and I was immediately drawn...

Drew Lindstrom

Andrew Lindstrom is currently a graduate student of clinical psychology at Azusa Pacific University. He first pursued his artistic love by earning his Bachelor’s in Music at North Park University in Chicago, but ultimately felt God’s call in his life to facilitate...

The Courage To Feel

Have you ever seen a child throw a tantrum? They just don’t hold back.  They express their anger, sadness, and pain with abandon.  They aren’t thinking about what they look like or what others may be thinking.  They are purely in the moment, feeling and expressing...

What’s Wrong With Me?

Haven’t found your soul mate?  Looking for the love of your life, your forever love?  Want to gain a better understanding on the law of attraction?  Need tips on finding your true spiritual partner or praying in “the one”?  Then this blog is for you. I had a client a...

Confessions of a first time client

Now that the New Year has come, many devote their new year’s resolution to living a healthier lifestyle.  In order to accomplish this, some transform their eating habits to include healthier, gluten free options. Others schedule in fitness workouts throughout the...

Gayle M. Samples, LMFT, LPCC

Gayle M. Samples – LMFT, LPCC, License #MFC40871 Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Gayle and her family attended the Chicago Foursquare Church. Gayle was called to full-time ministry as a teenager and later moved to Los Angeles, California to...

Doris Lopez – Licensed MFT

Doris Lopez, LMFT #95714 earned a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She served 9 years as a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern at Capital Christian Counseling Center in Sacramento CA and as a counselor for Mercy Ministries, a...

Testimonials

This experience was incredibly positive. My life has changed dramatically because of my counselor’s presence and impact in my life and our work on myself. I can now see myself with less shame and I can show other more of who I am. My counselor saved my life! I...

Dave Dillman

Dave Dillman, LMFT graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Masters in psychology and has been counseling for over 30 years. He is an Adjunct Professor at Brandman University and William Jessup University, where he teaches counseling, communication and marriage...