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.
The Well Counseling Center was founded with an intent to provide people with the means to make the life-giving power of Christ’s Gospel available in a therapeutic setting. To live out this vision, licensed and registered staff members of The Well Counseling Center provide low-fee service options to support underprivileged families in the Central Valley.
We appreciate the partnership of our city and its members as we seek to provide high quality services at the lowest cost possible. Your financial donations will help support the work of our center and care for the growing needs of our community. Thank you for your generosity and financial partnership.
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.
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. 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.
Previously, Tamar had acquired over 20 years of experience in Christian leadership within churches around Dallas, TX, and the Greater Los Angeles area in various lay minister roles. Dr. Sevajian is bilingual in Western-Armenian and brings valuable experience in working with families struggling with cultural issues. She works with individual adults, couples and groups.
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.
Tammy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who graduated from San Jose State University with a Master of Social Work. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, women, men, couples and families. She works with relationship conflict, trauma, depression, anxiety, adoption, attachment and the impact it has on all of the above. Tammy has been in full time Christian ministry for 30 plus years working with children, teens and families impacted by drugs and alcohol, trauma, social services/probation, foster care and adoption. She is a single adoptive parent of one young woman who is married and thriving. Her belief is that God is a Redeemer for the broken and through the process of therapy supported by prayer, healing is within reach.
Jeff is a Licensed 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.
Sonia believes that every person has the internal motivation to improve the quality of their lives. In her work, primarily with adults and couples, she helps those who are seeking this motivation.
She has established expertise through her practice in Marriage and Family Therapy for twenty years through various agencies and counseling centers. She is specialized in CBT, DBT, Client-Centered, Mindfulness and other therapy modalities. Her areas of expertise include: depression, anxiety, panic and anxiety attacks, relational difficulties and postpartum depression.
Sonia is a Board Certified Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy with Pupil Personnel from Fresno State University.
Sonia has passion for helping clients in seeking emotional, cognitive, and spiritual growth, acceptance, adjustment, and wellness.
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 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 an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree from 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.
Jordan is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. She has experience leading grief groups and is passionate about walking alongside clients towards their journey towards wholeness. Jordan serves in youth ministry at the local church and enjoys working with teens, adults, and couples through emotionally focused therapy. Jordan believes that through the Lord and the assistance of the therapeutic relationship, all clients can find hope, healing, and restoration. Her passion is to help clients navigate interpersonal relationships through increased introspection, connection, and emotional awareness.
Jordan believes that through a non-judgmental empathetic observation of one's life, clients will increase their ability to form emotionally-safe, meaningful relationships as adults.
Mitch is an associate marriage and family therapist with a dual masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Divinity from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. His background in Pastoral Care and Counseling has equipped him with a unique capacity to bring together faith and psychology in a therapeutic setting to promote healing, growth, and peace. Mitch works from an eclectic theoretical pallet including a melding of psychodynamic and Jungian approaches, and has specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (Externship and training in attachment trauma). He enjoys working with individuals across the age spectrum as well as with couples and families.
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.
Hailey is a grad student working on her final year of her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fresno Pacific University. Hailey has previous experience of working in vocational ministry for four and a half years working as a Children's Ministry Director and Director of Preteens where she grew a love for working with children, teens, and families. Her time in ministry inspired her to continue her education in grad school to help move children, teens, young adults, and couples towards healing. Hailey is passionate about integrating faith throughout the healing process and believes that through God and supportive therapeutic interventions, hope, trust, peace, and healing can be restored.
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 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.