The Well Counseling Center offers affordable and professional counseling from a Christian worldview in the Fresno/Clovis area. Benefits from counseling may include a marked improvement in your overall quality of life, practical solutions to everyday concerns, resolved conflict between you and others, understanding past experiences and how they impact you today, and gaining a new perspective on life events. Counseling will take some work on your part, but most people get as much out of it as they put in.
Nicole Eckhardt is a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern who earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She has a specialization in Military Culture and Military Families, and it is her desire to give back to those who serve or have served our country and their families. Nicole also has experience working with young adults completing their high school education in their early 20s due to substance abuse, young parenthood, gang affiliation, incarceration, foster care, domestic violence, poverty, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or difficulty with anger, grief and crisis. She has a special place in her heart for women and couples struggling with infertility, and couples considering adoption.
Nicole believes her own life experiences and knowledge can be beneficial to fostering a healthy therapeutic relationship built on understanding and trust. She values providing a safe environment where each person feels respected, accepted and understood. She also values helping others learn to take care of themselves emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially. Her passion is to help individuals, couples and families find peace, healing and self-acceptance. Nicole believes integrating faith and counseling can strengthen the healing process; however, she understands and respects that this is a personal choice made by each person she works with. She and her husband have been married since December 2005.
Shahna Duerksen is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee currently working on her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Shahna has been married since 1998 and is mother to two adopted children. Raised a pastor’s daughter, she has been in Christian ministry for many years, and lived and traveled in many other countries. She enjoys working with singles, young adults and couples. Her particular areas of interest include young adult life transitions, pre-engagement/premarital counseling, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, infertility, adoption, special needs parenting, people in ministry, burnout/stress, spiritual growth and renewal, and women's issues.
Shahna feels everyone is on a journey having their own story to tell, and it is a privilege to journey with people as they face the various challenges of life. She wants to help equip people with skills that will empower them to live healthy lives mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. She looks forward to hearing your story, journeying with you and helping you in whatever way she can.
Our Counseling Center is a professional, clinical counseling center, and our staff is comprised of credentialed mental health professionals.
We have Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Marriage and Family Therapy Interns. All counselors have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Counseling. We also have a Master’s level Mediation/Conflict Coach who can provide pastoral pre-marital counseling and spiritual guidance.
Christian counseling combines professional counseling techniques and Scriptural principles in a unique approach to mental health issues.
All counselors acknowledge personal faith in Jesus Christ; they do not all attend The Well.
Our services are available to everyone. We are a Christian-based counseling center. Our approach to therapy is to meet people wherever they are in all areas of their lives.
You may request a particular counselor. Your preference will be honored if your presenting issue is within their treatment area, and if your counselor of choice has available appointment times.
Generally, your appointment will be within a week of your initial call. The time varies for each counselor.
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Our Counseling Center fees for professional services are lower than those of other mental health practices in the area. Specific fee information can be found on our Counseling Center page and will be provided when you call for an appointment.
Since policies and benefits vary greatly, we do not bill insurance. Clients are responsible for charges which are payable at the time services are rendered. Payment can be made by cash, check (checks are made payable to The Well) or by debit/credit card.
The length of treatment depends on many factors. It is primarily determined by the nature of the issue(s) and the motivation of the client.
Services are provided for individuals, couples, families, infants, children and adolescents.
Counselors are trained in many areas including marriage conflict, marriage enrichment, depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, childhood trauma, pastoral counseling, infant mental health, play therapy, grief, domestic violence, spiritual abuse, sexual addictions, women’s issues and life transitions. If you have questions about these issues or others call 559.325.8600.
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