PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Provides input and reviews all content
Matt Bellace, Ph.D
Dr. Bellace has a PhD in clinical psychology with a subspecialty in clinical neuropsychology, the study of the brain and behavior. He was twice awarded the Student Intramural Research and Training Award (IRTA) in neuroscience by the National Institutes of Mental Health to study memory in primates.
With over twenty years of experience traveling the country as a motivational speaker and stand-up comedian. He uses humor, inspirational stories, audience participation and current research in the neuroscience to deliver a powerful message: “It’s not enough to just tell people what not to do, we need to empower them to create an environment that fosters positive mental and physical health.”
Crystal Bettenhausen - Bubulka, LCSW
Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Hawaii and California. She currently has a private practice providing online telehealth.Crystal serves as an advocate for Military Spouse employment and military mental health for both active duty, spouse and military children and teens, she is a proud Navy Spouse.
Stephanie R. Bien, LMFT
Stephanie is a Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Instructor working with teens and families since 1992. She co-authored the book “Bully Prevention Tips for Teens: 18 Powerful Ways to Protect Yourself through High School.” Stephanie is the Founder of Insight to Teen Culture.
Shweta is a mental health advocate and has managed, consulted, and written on a variety of themes. She is an independent consultant, who specializes in grant writing, monitoring, and project evaluation for non-profits.
Kenneth England, LMFT
Kenneth England is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with a special emphasis in addiction. He has worked in residential treatment centers for 14 years and currently sees clients in private practice via in-person or tele-health sessions. Kenneth also specializes in treating anxiety and trauma with EMDR.
Kathryn Howard, LMFT. PPS/CWA
Kathryn Howard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has a Pupil Personnel Service Credential specializing in Child Welfare. For the past 25 years she has been a champion for School-Based Family Therapy creating school therapy programs in K-12 charter, public and private schools. She was also the School Counseling Department Chair for Philips Graduate University inspiring the next generation of school counselors.
Amy Kathleen Lee
Speaking, Training, Advocacy
Amy is an award-winning eating disorder recovery advocate, and motivational speaker. She is a member of the Suicide Prevention Council of San Luis Obispo, and Q.P.R. for suicide prevention trainer. Amy founded the nonprofit, Dancing with ED, Inc.
Jennifer Lewis, Ph.D.
Jennifer Lewis is a professor at the Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from New York University and an MSW is Social Work from Boston University. Her research and clinical practice interests include suicide, LGBT health including HIV, trauma and resilience.
Luis Orozco, DSW, LCSW
Dr. Luis Orozco is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and an organizational consultant with over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Whittier Counseling Center. His areas of expertise include mental health, conflict resolution, organizational behavior, and crisis management.
Claudia D. Schwarz, MFT
Claudia Schwarz is a Board-Certified, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has decades of experience in various mental health settings. In addition to having a successful private practice since 2003, she has been working the past several years as a Therapeutic and Educational Consultant, and is a Clinical Member of IECA. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and her Graduate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Sacramento.
Maureen Williams, LCSW
Maureen Williams, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist with over 25 years of experience working with teens and their families. She currently has a telehealth based private practice in Los Angeles and works as a clinical supervisor for a community mental health agency. Maureen also serves on the Board of Trustees for Marymount High School in Los Angeles.