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Our Administrative Staff

MARILYN NEECE
Executive Director

Ms. Neece, a nonprofit professional and volunteer for more than 25 years, has served as Executive Director for the Intercommunity Counseling Center since May 2012. Previously, Ms. Neece was a Senior Associate with Third Sector Company in Long Beach, CA.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier.  Ms. Neece earned a Bachelors Degree from Whittier College and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

CAROL FLECK
Office Manager

Ms. Fleck has served the Intercommunity Counseling Center for more than 20 years, bringing efficiency, insight, and kindness to both therapists and clients.

SANDY HUGIE
Accounts Administrator

Ms. Hugie has served the Intercommunity Counseling Center for more than 20 years, bringing ruthless organization, clarity and a sense of humor to the Center's operations.

Our Clinical Staff

SHEILA KHALEGHIAN, Psy.D
Director of Clinical and Program Services

Sheila Khaleghian is the coordinator of training and supervision for the Intercommunity Counseling Center's pre-doctoral trainees.  Dr. Khaleghian earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Chapman University and her masters in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University. She recently completed her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in family and couples therapy from CSPP. Her clinical training experiences include: the Children, Youth, and Family Services Consortium, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center (LAGLC), and Exodus Recovery Inc., where her training ranged from counseling individuals of all ages, families, and couples, to group therapy.

SHARON RIZK, MFT, Psy.D.
Clinical Supervisor, Psy.D. Azusa Pacific University

Joseph Lantz
Psy.D. Lic. Psychologist

Philip Leidy
Psy.D. Lic. Psychologist

Laura R. Orozco, LCSW
Director of Social Work Programs

 

Our Therapists

BARBARA SCHOENE, MA, MFT
Fuller Seminary

GARRY MOHR
M.F.T

Ellen Howe, M.S., M.F.T

Leslie E. Stapp, Ph.D., R.P.

Pre-Licensed Therapists

Antionette Perez
M.F.T.l Trainee

Antoinette graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California in May of 2014, earning her Master’s in Clinical Psychology and is currently registered with the Board
of Behavior Sciences as a Marriage Family Therapist Intern. She has worked in the mental health and social services field for the past 16 years , serving
Children, Adolescents,  and Adults dealing with many issues such as low self-esteem, identify and spiritual issues, domestic violence, situational homelessness,
substance abuse, developmental disabilities, terminal illness, and death of a loved one. Antoinette understands the diverse needs of the clients
that we serve and presently provides therapy to both English and Spanish speaking clients.

SUSAN LAWLER, MS
MFT Intern, MS, CSU Fullerton

Vivian Rodriquez
MFT Intern, MS, CSU Fullerton

Currently a third year of study at Cal State University, Fullerton, major in counseling. She received her B. A. in Human services at Cal State University Fullerton.  Vivian works at Brea Olinda High School in the ESL department, she works with adolescents from different countries; Korea, China, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and Iraq. Vivian is currently interested in group work with the senior population, couples and anger problems in men.

Jeff Taynton
MFT Intern, MS, CSU Fullerton


Colleen Michaels
MFT Intern, MS, CSU Fullerton


Dalia Fullingim
MFT Intern, MS, CSU Fullerton


Christine Ta, M.A.
Pre-doctoral Trainee, Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology

Pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena. She is interested in working with individuals and families in ways that encourage familial bonding and overall thriving. Though her approach to therapy is largely integrative, her primary theoretical orientations are family systems and psychodynamic theory. Outside of ICC, Christine is additionally involved in research aimed at better understanding the unique needs of Asian American families and children in order to help develop services that will better serve this population.

Elvins Ozolins, M.A.
Pre-doctoral Trainee, Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology

Currently pursuing his Psy.D. at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology with an emphasis in Families. He received his Masters in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology at California State University, Northridge. Elvins has done previous clinical work at Fuller Psychological and Family Services working with individuals, couples, and familes and at A.B.C Valencia working with autistic children.  Elvins has a special interest in working with couples and has has received extensive training and experience using the Restoration therapy approach. 

Jung Yeon Yim, M.A.
Pre-doctoral Trainee, Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology


Pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. She completed her undergraduate work in psychology in South Korea. Jung Yeon received her first M.A. in psychology at Boston University and her second M.A. in clinical psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology. Her role at ICC primarily involves providing psychological assessment services, intake evaluations, crisis support, and community outreach. Jung Yeon is particularly interested in multicultural issues and psychodynamic therapy, and she can speak Korean and English fluently.  

Mary Holtom, M.A.
Pre-doctoral Trainee, Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology

Currently pursuing her Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, where in 2013 she received her M.A. in clinical psychology. Her role at ICC includes providing psychological assessment services, intake evaluations, crisis support, and community outreach. Prior to being at ICC, Mary has provided clinical services at Los Angeles Christian Health Center, Biola Counseling Center, and Little Lake City School District.   

Giannina Vargas
M.S.W. Intern, University of Southern California


Currently in her second year of study at University of Southern California, School of Social Work. She received her Bachelors in Sociology with a Minor in Human Services at California State University of Fullerton. Giannina is currently interested in providing case management to individuals who are in need of different services. 

Lizette Morales
M.S.W. Intern, CSU Long Beach


Currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work and is in her third year of study at California State University, Long Beach. She received her B.A. in Sociology in 2011 from Loyola Marymount University. Prior to her position at ICC, while working at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services as an Outcomes Specialist, Lizette also provided individual therapy and assessments to individuals in the community through the Department of Mental Health. Lizette’s clinical interests include psychosocial assessments and working with children.

 
 
 
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