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Our Administrative Staff

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 is currently the volunteer President of 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.

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.

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


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.

Clinical Supervisor, Psy.D. Azusa Pacific University

Fuller Seminary


Joseph Lantz
Psy.D. Lic. Psychologist

Philip Leidy
Psy.D. Lic. Psychologist

Pre-Licensed Therapists

MFT Intern, MS, CSU Fullerton

M.F.T. Intern

Antionette Perez
M.F.T.l Trainee

Debbie Barrientos
M.F.T Trainee

"Sean" Ashkan Amlashi

Andy Ying

Andy Ying is currently a third year doctoral student at Azusa Pacific University, major in clinical psychology.  He received his B.A in Social work in Hong Kong, China. He also received his first M.A. in Hong Kong major in Family Counseling and Family Education. Later in the U.S., he received his second M.A. in Clinical Psychology in Azusa Pacific University. He is working on his doctoral dissertation about Asian American families who has members with Schizophrenia.

Andy has been in the clinical field for over ten years. While he worked as a school social worker in Hong Kong, he worked with children, adolescents, and their parents. Before coming to the U.S., Andy spent most of the time working with families with teenage children. He also had been  working with mental health population as he spent one year in a psychiatric hospital in China as a psychology intern. He also worked as a clinical social work supervisor for social workers in China.

Andy worked with children in his first practicum year at Azusa Pacific University. At the same time, he worked with community clients in the community counseling center in Azusa. He can speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English fluently. Andy's intervention model is eclectic, but his fundamental theoretical orientations are family systems and psychodynamic theory.

Elizabeth St. Clair

Elizabeth St.Clair is currently in her third year of study at Rosemead School of Psychology.  She received her M.A. in clinical psychology in 2013 from Rosemead and an M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot School of Theology in 2009.  Elizabeth completed her undergraduate work in Liberal Studies at Iowa State University with a specific focus on Russian Studies and Political Science.  Elizabeth is currently interested in providing intellectual and projective assessments to individuals in the community through her work at ICC.  She also has an avid interest in understanding the connection and relationship between psychological growth and spiritual development.  She currently resides in Whittier with her husband, Dan.

Kristen Hammel

Kristen Hammel, M.A. is pursuing her Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. Her role at ICC primarily involves providing psychological assessment services, intake evaluations, crisis support, and community outreach.  Prior to her position at ICC, Kristen has provided individual therapy at Biola Counseling Center, Didi Hirsch Mental Services, and Pioneer High School.  Her approach to therapy is largely integrative, incorporating a variety of interventions and techniques, depending on clients’ needs and existing research. Kristen’s clinical interests include psychological assessment, group psychotherapy, recovery from severe mental illness, and working with college populations.

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