Meet the Team
464 S. Palm St, Suite C
Hemet, CA 92543
26835 Columbia Street
Hemet, CA 92544
Phone: (951) 247-6542, Ext 201
Debi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. Debi attended Brandman University and received her MA in Psychology. She has experience in art and play therapy, childhood trauma, substance /addiction abuse, and anxiety. She also has experience in parenting and anger management classes. Debi is currently attending Northcentral University working towards her Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy (specializing in Child and Adolescent Therapy).
951-247-6542 ext 258
I empower couples and individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships. Using clinically tested and evidence-based interventions, I have worked with many couples and individuals in my private practice. Research shows that unhealthy relationships can cause both emotional and physical stress, whereas healthy relationships can enhance and improve overall well-being. I offer relationship counseling, and individual counseling for anxiety, depression, PTSD and relationship issues. I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.
Amanda Hayden is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, MFT Specialization from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of California- Orange County. Amanda has experience working with children, individuals, and couples therapy. Amanda has experience treating a variety of needs including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, behavioral concerns, ADHD, and past trauma.
951-247-6542 EXT 257
M.S., AMFT, APCC
Ryan is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. He received my master’s degree from Hope International University. His curriculum specialized in family systems theory and biopsychosocial thought. Therapeutically, he specializes in substance abuse counseling/addiction, as he is certified as a substance use counselor and has worked in substance abuse treatment as a case manager for the past few years. Further, he specializes in depression, anxiety, kids & adolescents who struggle with emotional defiance, conduct disorders, dual diagnosis treatment, and grief interventions. His passion is being a therapist is to see and embracing progress, meeting people where they are at, be present during “aha” moments, and serve altruistically. Outside of being a therapist, He enjoys volunteering, being active in recreational sports, and participating in online ministry work. Some of his past work experience has included: working in special education as a substitute teacher, in the public-school sector as a tutor/instructional assistant, and as an in-home behavior interventionist working with kids with autism spectrum disorder.
Andrea is a Licensed Marriage and family therapist. She obtained her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. She is experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families. She has a background and knowledge in working with blended families. She is experienced with dealing with Childhood Trauma, Parenting and Reunification, Addiction, Dual-diagnosis, Co-dependency, Work related issues, and Depression. She has experience leading groups for addiction, anger management, and parenting. Andrea currently serves outside of California.
(951)247-6542, Ext 207
Barbara J. Bussey, MA, MFT Barbara Bussey is a licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist with over 15 years of counseling experience. She received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 1992. She is trained in EMDR. Her specialties include: Individuals and families suffering from trauma, dissociation, victims of sexual abuse, and depression.
JUDITH "JUDY" VILLANUEVA
Judith Villanueva is a bilingual Spanish and English Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee who is currently getting her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. She incorporates her Hispanic culture into her practice. Judith provides therapeutic services to children, youth, individuals, and adults for various concerns such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, adjustment disorders, and trauma. It is Judith’s mission to help individuals overcome obstacles. Judith enjoys art and play therapy exercises and she is passionate about witnessing changes in people’s lives. Judith holds the bright spirit to work with children and it brings her joy to see them thrive.
Christina is an MFT Trainee completing her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Christina has experience supporting couples and individuals of all ages as they navigate life challenges and pursue growth in their social and emotional wellness. She has worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and the effects of trauma. Christina is also passionate about working with couples to address infidelity, conflict resolution, life transitions, parenting, and miscarriage/infertility. Christina is committed to helping couples and individuals thrive through adversity and discover their capacity for joy and resilience.
CINDY DE LEON
Born and raised in Southern California, Cindy is a UCLA graduate with a Bachelors degree in Art History as well as a California Baptist University graduate with a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. She interned at Val Verde Unified School District where she worked with students, from elementary through high school age. Having a strong artistic background, Cindy enjoys incorporating the creative art process with therapy and has facilitated art groups with people of all ages and walks of life including those living with disabilities and the elderly. She has experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, self-harm, bereavement, intimate partner violence, and relationship issues that stem from codependence, along with borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. Cindy’s person-centered and cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy will allow for personal exploration, discovery, and growth. Should it be requested, Cindy offers faith-based counseling, as well, for Christian clients struggling with spirituality issues or concerns. She is passionate about encouraging and supporting clients on their personal journeys to a better quality of life, healthier relationships, and the fulfillment of life goals.