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.
We specialize in EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy) and EMDR for individuals and couples.
Wendi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who graduated from Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary with a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. She enjoys working with individuals both men and women, couples, families and adolescents. She works with depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, grief/loss, life transitions and trauma. She has been in full-time Christian ministry for the past 20 years in the pastoral care setting, has been married for 36 years, and is a mother of two. Her clinical approach integrates Biblical truth with the field of psychology, with an understanding that each individual is shaped by one’s experiences, both past and present and our significant life relationships affect our sense of self and ability to relate to others.
Megan, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, graduated from Westmont College with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and from Fresno State with a Master of Science Degree in Counseling for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Megan's counseling background is diverse and extensive. Prior to beginning her work at the Well Counseling Center, she worked for a local foster agency and Sanger Unified School District. In both settings, she provided support and counseling to children, teens, and families walking through intensive mental health concerns.
In the past few years, she has grown a passion for serving women navigating perinatal mental health concerns. This includes women walking through infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. After becoming a mom herself, Megan's passion for normalizing the struggles that come with infertility, pregnancy, and motherhood has grown. Megan has completed that Postpartum Support International's Maternal Mental Health Professional Certificate Training.
Megan feels that by integrating faith into therapy, the client can focus on themselves as a whole person. She views the relationship between the client and therapist as a mutual, respectful relationship that is built on respect and trust.
Aurora is a bilingual Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Azusa Pacific University. As an attachment based therapist, Aurora believes that healing can be obtained when clients are provided with a safe space in which they can freely process their emotions related to previous attachment injuries. In addition, Aurora welcomes clients to incorporate their Spirituality in session as she believes in the power of restoration. Aurora believes that when clients walk through their healing journey, they are able to discover who they are in Christ. As a result, clients are able to live authentic and meaningful lives. Lastly, Aurora has had the opportunity to work with various populations such as adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. Aurora’s clinical background experience also includes working with clients who have experienced a wide variety of clinical concerns such as Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, problems in parent-child relationships, familial problems, relational problems and mood disorders.
Brittany is a Registered Associate Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist who graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a Master of Science degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from University of Phoenix. She has been involved in a variety of ministries in the Central Valley, including serving incarcerated women at the Madera County Jail through Celebrate Recovery as well as serving teens in youth ministry at Clovis Christian Church. Prior to working at The Well Counseling Center, Brittany was a part of Rape Counseling Center of Fresno, where she received experience in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and provided support to survivors of sexual assault of all ages. She has also worked with Fresno Pacific University’s On-site Counseling Program, where she provided individual and group therapy to students who participated in Special Education services and were identified as having emotional disturbances.
Brittany has a passion for working with those experiencing trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as working with children, and she has a heart for meeting people where they are at and supporting them in getting where they are trying to go. She works to see each person’s unique circumstance with empathy and respect, and is passionate about allowing individuals to have a safe environment in which they can develop positive self-value and tell their story. Brittany strives to gracefully challenge clients to promote insights that are essential for growth as they continue or start their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Taelor is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from California State University, Fresno. Taelor’s previous clinical experience includes working with incarcerated adolescents, children with moderate to severe mental illness, victims of crime, college students, and adults with substance use disorders. Currently, Taelor sees individuals, couples, and families in her practice and is pursuing certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) to treat a wide variety of emotional and relational concerns stemming from psychological trauma.
As a person of faith, Taelor enjoys walking alongside individuals on their own faith journey as they navigate life’s challenges. She believes in the therapeutic relationship as a team effort in which the therapist empowers clients to create meaning and positive change in their lives. Using humor and empathic understanding, Taelor works to help clients overcome the shame and distorted thinking surrounding their difficulties wherever they are in their recovery.
Alicia Neuburg is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker who received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a certificate in mental health, as well as a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Adulthood and Aging. Alicia has a passion for working with children, adolescents, young adults, and older adults. Prior to working at The Well Counseling Center, Alicia had the opportunity to work for Mental Health America of Los Angeles as a Clinician providing mental health assessments, as well as individual therapy to those struggling with homelessness and mental illness. During her undergraduate degree, she provided individual and group therapy to at-risk high schoolers as an intern in which she gained great experience facilitating anger management and healthy relationship groups. During sessions, Alicia applies therapy models such as emotional focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment-based therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing.
Utilizing Scripture and prayer, Alicia seeks to point clients to Jesus Christ for ultimate healing and freedom. She believes in the importance of placing a strong emphasis on practicing active listening, acceptance, empathy, transparency, and helping individuals identify their own strengths. She does so through meeting individuals where they are at and building an authentic, trusting relationship with them. Her ultimate goal is that individuals, whether a believer or unbeliever, would know Christ and his transforming work as they trust in his saving grace.
Franchesca is a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at Fresno State University. Her education and training have provided her specifically with the ability to serve those who need substance abuse care. She has spent the last two years delivering safe and compassionate assistance to the men and women at the Visalia Rescue Mission where she has focused on addiction education and treatment from a trauma-informed multi-cultural perspective. This was done by helping clients cultivate safety in their life, nurture healthy boundaries, explore helpful and unhelpful coping skills, manage anxious and depressive symptoms, and develop a whole-hearted lifestyle that supported wellness. She believes those who have experienced brokenness, as well as those who desire growth, can benefit from this exploration. She has found success using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) in assisting clients with their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Her approach to therapy is based on the belief that the desire for relationship was instilled at birth and true healing and growth spring from one’s healthy connection to God, the self, and others. She considers the therapeutic relationship a collaborative one built on safety, trust, curiosity, and respect for the whole person. She operates from a strengths-based perspective, walking beside clients and inviting them to consider the resources they currently have as supports to the change and development they desire. Biblically and clinically, she believes she is called to instill hope in those she serves. Franchesca and her husband have a busy blended family with five children.
Jeff is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who received his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership from Fresno Pacific University, and his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Jeff has a love of God and a passion for people. He believes that healing is a holistic journey of transformation that begins in a trusting relationship of authenticity, respect, and empathy. Jeff welcomes the integration of faith as he walks alongside the client in exploring their emotional, relational, and spiritual needs to realize a life of hope, purpose, and resiliency. He has specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Externship). Jeff is honored to be a participant in the journey of self-awareness that fosters growth and discovery to live authentically in community and develop healthy emotional bonds within their families and intimate relationships.
Meghan is the Administrator for The Well Counseling Center. In this role, Meghan helps every client manage the initial process of being heard and helping them connect to the appropriate therapist. She brings over 12 years of experience working as an Administrative Assistant, mostly at churches and other small local businesses. Meghan graduated from Fresno State and since then has used her gifts in administration to serve in ministry where she administratively supports pastors, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Meghan has been married to her husband Matt for 14 years and they are the proud parents to two sweet girls.
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 Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapists. 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.
Call 9-1-1 or your local police department.
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.