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.
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.
Tamar is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA with a Master of Science in MFT, as well as obtained her Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Northcentral University. Her dissertation project included A Multi-Framework Theoretical Approach Supporting Collective Trauma Recovery and Complicated Grief: Self-guidance in Addressing the Grief of the Armenians for Restoration (SAGAR).
Tamar enjoys working with individual adults, couples, and groups. She has run several support groups with specializations in relationships, grief/loss, and anger/stress management. Other areas include trauma, effective communication, premarital counseling, marital and relationship conflict, forgiveness, self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Although she works with various theories (CBT, Solution, Strategic), her preferred model is Restoration Therapy in which she acquired specialized training during her graduate studies. Her choice for this clinical model is the fact that it aligns well with integration of faith and science. Additionally, she uses Christian-based EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy) with couples. Her love for Christ leads her passion to do this work always pointing clients to Christ and welcoming the Holy Spirit in the process for healing and wholeness.
Furthermore, Tamar is bilingual, fluent in Armenian, and experienced in working with related cultural issues within family relationships. Previously, she had acquired over 20 years of experience in Christian leadership within various churches in Dallas, Texas, Pasadena, and Glendale, CA in lay ministry roles such as lay counselor, small group leader, BSF leader, worship/choir, and Stephen ministry.
Raquel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a Bachelors of Arts in Intercultural Studies and Missional Service and with her Masters from California State University, Fresno in Social Work. She has worked in a variety of settings including a Foster Family Agency, Health and Human Services, County Mental Health, and Fresno Unified School District. Raquel has worked with a wide range of individuals on different paths, providing therapeutic services to adolescence, adults, couples, and families in both clinic settings and school based services.
Raquel uses a holistic counseling approach utilizing a variety of techniques, frameworks, and faith including but not limited to; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and other Mindfulness Based Treatments. In addition, Raquel has also served as Pastoral staff and a Licensed Minister and has no problem incorporating faith into each session. Therapeutic services can be offered in Spanish as well, Raquel is bilingual. Raquel ofrece servicios terapéuticos individual, familiar, y de parejas en Español.
Raquel’s heart and passion is to assist individuals, couples, and families in finding healing, hope, and resiliency. Raquel feels confident providing therapy to those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment issues, anger management, adoption, relational issues, and grief/loss.
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.
Tory is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from California State University, Fresno. Tory’s clinical experience as well as passion includes working with relationship conflict, family dynamics, depression, co-parenting, adjustment/transitions, various types of trauma such as physical/sexual/verbal abuse, suicidal ideations, anxiety, and substance dependency. Some of the training Tory has received is in suicidal awareness, cultural awareness, mindfulness, and play therapy.
Tory believes that each person has a divine purpose when it comes to the functioning of God’s kingdom. As a member of the body, she feels it is her duty to help empower and uplift others during their season. Tory is driven to help as many people as she can so that they may live a healthier life and assist others who are hurting. Tory’s motto is, for every second that passes, is a second a person cannot get back. Therefore, it is important to try and live more, forgive more, and love often.
Wendy Hemenway is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Counseling in Psychology from National University. Her approach to therapy is client-centered, respectful, encouraging and supportive. Her goal is to help clients identify their inner strengths, improve self-worth, gain coping skills, and learn tools to reach their maximum potential. She enjoys working with individuals, including children and adolescents, couples and families. Her experience includes working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, domestic violence, broken relationships or with drug and alcohol addictions. Wendy believes that with Christ as our guide and God as our Great Physician healing is possible in our lives, families, and relationships.
Shondra is working on completing her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. In the past, she has been involved in mentoring, youth, and worship ministry and feels called to help people find holistic healing and growth through the powerful integration of faith and psychology.
Shondra is interested in working with children, adults, and couples as they navigate their own stories with empathy, compassion, understanding, and genuine connection. As a person who is living out her own faith, Shondra is eager to journey with her clients as they explore their own, and discover how to manage life’s twists and turns.
Rachal received undergraduate degrees from Liberty University in Christian Counseling and Military Resilience Psychology. She is currently pursuing a master’s in clinical counseling also with Liberty. Rachal believes in coupling empirically based treatment modalities with person centered care. Rachal’s Christian faith and background allows for a biblically integrated experience tailored to the individual’s level of comfort and desire to explore issues of spirituality. Rachal has a passion for bringing healing to people that have experienced traumatic experiences or stressful life circumstances by helping them to recognize their own individual strengths, improve interpersonal skills, strengthen, and deepen personal relationships, build resilience, and recognize themselves as peaceful, whole, and capable. Rachal has been a military spouse and served in multiple roles within the military community helping service members and their families adapt to the challenges of a life of service. She currently sees adults, couples, adolescents, and children tailoring care to meet the specific needs of the individual.
Katie was born and raised in Fresno. She came to faith as a teenager and was highly impacted by the discipleship of a series of women the Lord placed in her life from high school and into adulthood. She is passionate about helping others understand who they are in Christ in light of scripture. She received a BA from California State University of Fresno in social work and is currently working on completing her Master of Arts in Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary. She believes we are all embodied souls and we all experience suffering and pain on this side of heaven. Her approach is grace, and she is passionate about helping sufferers heal through compassionate conversation, prayer and moving towards the Lord together. Her goal is honest and authentic conversation exploring how the Lord meets us right where we are, wooing us to Himself. She has been married to her husband Travis for the past 18 years and has 3 children. Katie works with women, adolescences, and couples.
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.
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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 debit or 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.