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Professional and affordable clinical counseling

A LITTLE ABOUT US

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.

  • FEE SCHEDULE

  • Registered Intern
    $40 per 50-minute session
  • Mediation/Conflict Coach
    $45 per 50-minute session
  • Registered Intern (3k hours completed)
    $60 per 50-minute session
  • Licensed Counselor (MFT/LCSW)
    $80 per 50-minute session
  • Premarital Counseling
    $45 per 50-minute session (6-8 sessions)

OUR DIRECTOR


CHRISTINE FIELD, LMFT
Christine Field is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. She received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from Notre Dame de Namur University. She has many years of experience helping individuals find freedom from depression, anxiety, loss, grief, domestic violence, childhood trauma, anger, addictions, and marital issues. Christine’s approach to therapy is holistic and includes understanding how an individual’s past can influence current behaviors. She enjoys working with young adults, adults, and couples as they work through their current difficulties toward self-awareness, empowerment, and healing.

OUR COUNSELORS


PATRICIA BEHRENS, LMFT
Patricia (Patty) Behrens is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in grief, trauma and all types of losses. She has experience helping others manage depression, anxiety, bipolar, addictions, trauma, grief and loss, marital, relational and family struggles, life transitions and mental illnesses. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, families and children. Patty approaches therapy by helping people heal from past wounds that affect the present and find balance mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Her personal journey through widowhood, single parenting and remarriage has helped her relate to others’ life struggles and understand the impact they have on relationships and families.

LAURA SPERA, LMFT
Laura is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master of Science in Counseling for Marriage and Family Therapy at Fresno State University. As a seasoned therapist she has helped people find healing and wholeness through personal growth and illumination. She has worked with individuals, couples, families and children for over a decade. Her experience includes helping those who suffer from addictions, depression, anxiety, perinatal mood disorders, grief, trauma, domestic violence and relationships issues. Laura’s approach to therapy works from Rogerian psychotherapy helping people find authenticity, wholeness, restoration, self- acceptance and meaning in their lives. She’s passionate about helping individuals discover how their life story and experiences impact them and their world view.

DAVE OBWALD, MA
Dave Obwald graduated with his Master's Degree in Conflict and Peacemaking Studies from Fresno Pacific University. Dave has a passion for helping people live in unity with God and one another. A common assumption is that conflict always leads to negative outcomes of pain, alienation, tension, and confusion. What people fail to realize is that conflict can also lead to deeper understanding, growth in relationships, reconciliation, forgiveness and clearer communication. Often what keeps us from more positive outcomes can be a lack of vision, necessary tools or a constructive process to enter into. The mediation setting, or working with a conflict coach, creates a space where people can clarify the issues that are present and work toward a satisfactory resolution for all parties. Dave has seen transformation occur in individuals, couples, marriages, family members and students.

WENDI MOONEY, LMFT
Wendi Mooney 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.

JODI MITCHELL, MFT INTERN
Jodi Mitchell is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, who has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a background in Recreation Therapy. She believes that establishing healthy boundaries and having a balanced lifestyle help foster emotional health. She specializes in helping individuals, couples, families, and children identify their emotions and work through cognitive distortions, utilizing a cognitive behavioral therapy approach. Jodi has experience working with individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, stress management, and phase of life issues. Throughout treatment Jodi encourages physical, spiritual, and emotional health, as well as a strong focus on the empowerment of each individual to promote healing.

TRACEE PHANCO, MFT INTERN
Tracee is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern who loves to work with individuals and couples who desire to meet their greatest potential while discovering some of the patterns that hold them back. She has a specific passion for working with couples who want to better manage conflict and experience a passionate, healthy, and fulfilling relationship. She also enjoys working with individuals who long to find peace and freedom from anxiety, depression, grief, chronic stress, and relational difficulties. Tracee takes a systems approach to her clinical practice, believing that each of us are profoundly affected by our experiences and the community of individuals around us. She has been married for 19 years and has 4 children.

CHRISTOPHER KELM, MFT INTERN
Christopher is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern providing counseling services to couples, families, individual adults, children, and adolescents here at The Well Counseling Center. Receiving an M.S. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, from Fresno State, Christopher uses a structural and integrative framework and approach to psychotherapy and counseling. Christopher is here to help those who want to improve communication and patterns of interaction within various types of relationships, those who want to work through current stress, anger, depression, anxiety, grief and loss and gain tools to better manage these areas, those who want to gain insight and awareness within their lives and relationships, and those who are exhibiting behaviors in childhood and adolescence due to stress within their environment. Recognizing the courage it takes to reach out for help from another, Christopher brings care and compassion into his sessions to aid each client.

REBECCA ORCHARD, MFT INTERN
Rebecca is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who received her training at Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary. She has been married to her husband for 16 years and has two children ages 10 and 2. Becca has over 15 years of experience working with children and families during moments of stress, grief, palliative care, trauma, and medical crisis as a Certified Child Life Specialist in the hospital setting. In addition to working with children, Becca has a heart for helping anyone experiencing the transitions and losses life brings including: changes in career or relationships, family adjustments, and couples struggling with infertility and miscarriage. Her experience and training has developed a deep desire for children, families, and individuals to find the support and encouragement they need to live their preferred life story with confidence and grace.
  • LMFT = Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • MA = Master of Arts
  • MFT Intern = Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • DOES THE WELL COMMUNITY CHURCH OFFER PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES?

    Our Counseling Center is a professional, clinical counseling center, and our staff is comprised of credentialed mental health professionals.

  • WHAT ARE THE EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDS OF YOUR COUNSELORS?

    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.

  • WHAT IS CHRISTIAN COUNSELING?

    Christian counseling combines professional counseling techniques and Scriptural principles in a unique approach to mental health issues.

  • ARE ALL OF YOUR COUNSELORS CHRISTIAN?

    All counselors acknowledge personal faith in Jesus Christ; they do not all attend The Well.

  • DO I HAVE TO BE A CHRISTIAN TO USE YOUR SERVICES?

    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.

  • HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
  • MAY I CHOOSE MY OWN COUNSELOR?

    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.

  • HOW LONG DO I NEED TO WAIT TO SEE SOMEONE?

    Generally, your appointment will be within a week of your initial call. The time varies for each counselor.

  • WHAT IF I HAVE A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY?

    Call 9-1-1 or your local police department.

  • HOW MUCH DOES COUNSELING COST?

    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.

  • WILL MY VISITS BE COVERED BY INSURANCE?

    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.

  • HOW LONG DOES COUNSELING TAKE?

    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.

  • WHO DO YOUR COUNSELORS WORK WITH?

    Services are provided for individuals, couples, families, infants, children and adolescents.

  • WHAT KINDS OF ISSUES DO YOUR COUNSELORS WORK WITH?

    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.

  • IS IT SAFE TO MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT?

    Yes. In many ways, paying online is safer than writing a check because an electronic payment cannot be lost or stolen. Fellowship One continually manages the security of the system.

  • HOW WILL I KNOW THAT I SET UP MY PAYMENT CORRECTLY?

    Immediately after submitting your payment, you will receive an email verifying your payment.

  • I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT ONLINE PAYMENTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ADDRESSED. WHO CAN I TALK TO?

    For any questions, concerns or comments about online payments, contact wendi@thewellcommunity.org. You will receive a response as soon as possible.

CONTACT US


Call us to make an appointment
(559) 325-8600