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Jeffrey Scott Biddle, LMFT, Counseling Center Director

Jeff Biddle holds a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento, as well as an M.Div. in Practical Theology from Talbot School of Theology and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. He is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. Jeff assumed the position of Counseling Center Director at California Baptist University in August 2013. For the previous 17 years, he served as a pastor, directing and overseeing a Christian counseling center, leading marriage ministry, support groups, a 12-step Biblical recovery program; and served as chaplain to the church staff. Jeff has maintained a private practice since 2005, specializing in couples therapy, specifically for those in crisis, as well as working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and sexual addiction. Jeff is married to Michele, and the couple has three children, Brooke, Joshua, and Scotty.

Julie Greenwalt, Counseling Center Office Manager

Julie Greenwalt graduated from California Baptist University with a B.A. in Behavioral Science. She assumed the position of secretary in the Counseling Center in June 2006 and became the office manager in 2013.

Laura Abbott, Counseling Center Secretary

Laura Abbott graduated from Southern Illinois University, where she received a B.S. in Health Care Management. She assumed the position of secretary in the Counseling Center in 2014.

Katie Armstrong, MFT Intern

Katie Armstrong earned her B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University with a concentration in Professional Clinical Counseling. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Katie is interested in working with children, individuals, and families, particularly those dealing with grief and loss. She is also interested in providing premarital counseling and working with personality disorders, adjustment disorders, and clients at risk for suicidal ideation.

Christian Bogh, MFT Trainee

Christian Bogh earned his B.A. in Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, and is currently working toward an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University with a concentration in Professional Clinical Counseling. He has experience working with addictions and has taught parenting classes. He is interesting in working with individuals, couples, and families, and is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling.

Shannon Duell, MFT Intern

Shannon Duell earned her B.A. in Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling, and is interested in working with couples and individuals, particularly those struggling with depression, anxiety, or grief and loss.

Michael Finlay, MFT Intern

Michael Finlay earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. He is interested in working with families, military personnel, athletes, and persons dealing with PTSD.

Grace Gonzales, MFT Trainee

Grace Gonzales is received her B.A. in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology and is currently working toward an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University with a concentration in Professional Clinical Counseling. She is fluent in Spanish and is interested in working with couples, families, and children.

Whitney Hicks, MFT Intern

Whitney Hicks obtained her B.A. in English and Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Professional Clinical Counseling at California Baptist University. She has experience as an ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapist. Whitney is interested in working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families.

Naomi Joyce, MFT Intern

Naomi Joyce earned her B.A. and M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She currently works with adults and adolescents who are involved with the legal system as well as has experience with premarital and marital counseling. Naomi is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. She is interested in working with families, couples, and children.

Jonathan Kane, MFT Intern

Jonathan Kane obtained his B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. He is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Jonathan has experience in premarital counseling and is interested in working with families, couples, and individuals. He enjoys helping with parenting issues and working with autistic children.

Stephanie Kohorst, MFT Trainee

Stephanie Kohorst received her B.A. in Christian Behavioral Science and is currently working toward an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has experience working with youth and is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. She is interested in working with teens, young adults, families, and couples.

Scott Lamberth, MFT Trainee

Scott Lamberth earned his B.A. in Psychology and is currently working toward an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. He has experience working as a grief counselor and has served as a lay counselor at his church. He is interested in working with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse, as well as teens and children.

Michael LoGiudice, MFT Intern

Michael LoGiudice obtained his B.A. in Psychology at Ashford University and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. He is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Michael has experience working as a behavioral specialist and is interested in helping individuals with PTSD, grief, and using narrative psychology.

Whitney Machado, MFT Trainee

Whitney Machado received her B.A. in Psychology and is currently working toward an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has experience working with women's ministries and is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Whitney is interested in working with individuals who struggle with eating disorders.

Brittany Moore, MFT Intern

Brittany Moore earned her B.S. in Social Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. She has experience as an EMT and has also worked with emotional disturbed children and adolescents. Brittany is interested in working with couples as well as individuals with personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and crisis management situations.

Hattie Pearl McNutt, MFT Intern

Hattie McNutt received her B.A. in Marketing and an M.A. in Management from Saint Mary's University. She obtained an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Hattie has experience as a behavior coach with children and adults, and as a counselor at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center for Men. She has also worked with underserved youth, at-risk teen girls, and low income persons. She is interested in working with children, young adults, adults, families, and couples.

Sarah Palacio, MFT Intern

Sarah Palacio earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology and Forensic Psychology at California Baptist University. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Sarah is interested in working with individuals, couples, families, and children.

Tarron Phillips, MFT Intern

Tarron Phillips obtained his B.A. in Sociology and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology and Counseling Ministry at California Baptist University. Tarron has served as a minister to youth and is interested in working with young people, families, and marriage issues.

Teresa Rimmer, MFT Intern

Teresa Rimmer completed her B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Teresa is interested in working with individuals, couples, families, and children, as well as parenting issues.

Andrew Rudd, MFT Intern

Andrew Rudd obtained his B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. He is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Andrew has experience working in youth ministry and is interested in working with adolescents, families, and couples.

Melani Samples, MFT Intern

Melani Samples earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies and Human Development and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. She speaks German and has experience working with children with autism, ADD/ADHD, and conduct disorder, and is interested in working with special needs children. She is also interested in working with individuals, families, and couples dealing with anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, and personality disorders.

Lanise Singh, MFT Trainee

Lanise Singh received her B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Child Life from Azusa Pacific University and is currently working toward an M.S. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Professional Clinical Counseling at California Baptist University. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Lanise has experience working with youth and young adults and is also interested in working with children, couples, and families.

Alison Turner, MFT Trainee

Alison Turner earned her B.S. in Accounting and is currently working toward an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is interested in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families.

Alison Twitty, MFT Trainee

Alison Twitty received her B.A. in Psychology at Fresno Pacific University and is currently working toward an M.S. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Professional Clinical Counseling at California Baptist University. She is interested in working with individuals, couples, and families.

Jennifer VanBeek, MFT Intern

Jennifer VanBeek completed her B.A. in Recreation at Calvin College and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has experience working with elementary school-age children and has worked extensively with youth. She is interested in working with children, youth, young adults, and families.

Tesia Leane Webster, MFT Intern

Tesia Webster obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Mt. San Jacinto Community College and California Baptist University, and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology with an LPCC concentration at California Baptist University. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Tesia has experience working with homeless families as well as with children and college-age individual abroad. Tesia is interested in working with students adjusting to new cultures, as well as individuals dealing with depression, trauma, and personality disorders.

Siobhan Welsh, MFT Intern

Siobhan Welsh received her B.A. in Human Development and Counseling Psychology at Prescott College and obtained an M.S. in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling Ministry with a concentration in LPCC at California Baptist University. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Siobhan has experience as a court-appointed special advocate for foster children and as a patient advocate at the Pregnancy Resource Center. She has also worked as a Setting Captives Free mentor for women & girls. She is interested in working with children, adolescents, young adults, couples, and families, particularly those in crisis.

Gail Ann White-Biggers, MFT Intern

Gail White-Biggers earned her B.A. in Psychology and a dual masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Forensic Psychology at California Baptist University. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for both premarital and marital counseling. Gail has volunteered as a life skills counselor in a re-entry program and has a passion for working with families, couples, youth, and individuals in crisis.