Dunamis Counseling and Wellness Center, mission and philosophy is holistic and designed to empower each individual, family, and couples in the community it serves.
With a highly skilled group of therapists, we take pride in our ability to meet the needs of many different client concerns.
Research has found that pairing comprehensive medication management with weekly therapy, greatly improves the outcomes of treatment.
COUPLES & FAMILIES
We work with couples who feel “out-of-sync” with each other and who are tired of getting into the same painful situations without a way out.
We now offer Telehealth Therapy or Psychiatry services that allow you to meet through audio and video over the internet. These services are 100% HIPAA Compliant and secure.
As a wellness center, we also offer:
Spa Services – Facials, Waxing, Body Wraps
Drug & Alcohol Treatment
Combining Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient programs, we’re here to help you on your path to recovery.
Dunamis Center was born out of the desire to merge mental health and wellness under one umbrella. Dunamis is unique, and presents a wide variety of services for clients all under one roof. Our goal is to provide the highest possible level of care for our clients. The relationship between providers here at Dunamis is special, and provides continuity of care that you will only find here with us. Dunamis Center facilitates the growth and development of individuals, families and couples, with respect for the spiritual, cultural and individual differences of those we serve. Dunamis combines Counseling Services with medical staff, massage therapists, and aestheticians to enhance the quality of clients' lives. Our purpose is to help create a healthy and supportive environment for clients' success, through services that address the developmental, clinical, and preventative needs.
MEET THE TEAM
Jill Shepherd Piercy Clark MA
CEO - LMFT #106007
Jill holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Simpson University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Jill incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her work with clients and focuses on building a strong working relationship between herself and clients. She is also trained for trauma work, and specializes in Neurofeedback.
Doug Porter MA
Doug has been working with families and individuals in the Redding area since 1995. A graduate of Chico state and post graduate of the University of San Francisco. Happily Married for 36 years with two adult children. Born and raised in Northern California, Doug is an avid outdoorsman.
Susan Rhyne MA
Education Manager - LMFT #98042
Susan is a Marriage and Family Therapy Registered Intern specializing in children and adolescent, individual, and family therapy. Among her areas of expertise are working with children and families dealing with chronic illness and hospice issues, as well as depression.
Jason received his Masters degree in Counseling in 2012, from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas and since graduating has worked in a residential facility in Kansas City. He specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and parents to help young people navigate obstacles in their lives.
Patsy Shealy PhD
Supervising Director - PhD., LMFT 22662
Dr. Shealy earned her doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA in 2003 and has practiced as a Marriage Family Therapist in California for 30 years. Her Master’s degree is in Educational Psychology, Psychology, Guidance and Counseling from California State University Northridge, CA.
Mark Newman recently relocated to Redding from Kansas City. He has experience as a Massage Therapist for over 8 years. His specialties are Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massages.
David Ball, MDIV, MS, LMFT
LMFT # 34591
David has been married for 44 years and has 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren. He went to California State University, and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Julia Warner has had the honor and privilege of ministering to women through Therapeutic Massage and prayer for the last 12 years. She specializes in Myofascial Release (John Barnes), Deep Tissue, Soft Tissue Release and Swedish massage.
Bruce Gregory graduated from Simpson University with a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. He believes in helping families learn ways to optimize relationships for positive outcomes.
Christina understands counseling can be an anxious time for many people, but that it can also be the start to a positive and productive experience. She believes that joining with her clients to create a therapy experience, which is tailored to their individual needs, is important. The therapy sessions will be a safe place to gain new skills to help increase your relationship effectiveness.
Jennifer is a Marriage and Family Intern and holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from National University. She enjoys the privilege of working with clients to pursue growth and helping them to realize that the power to do so is within themselves.
Joshua is a graduate of Western Seminary and UC Santa Cruz. He is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who has worked in diverse and multi-cultural settings in mental health and spiritual leadership roles.
LMFT # 45398
Karin went to school at University of Phoenix where she received her MA in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and specializes in working with children, individuals, family counseling/ anxiety, depression, stress and ADHD.
LMFT # 99483
Nann integrates Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, and Internal Family Systems therapies. Her goal is to help you work through whatever you are facing, facilitate healing and change, and help you find your peace and joy. The two of you can work together to better understand, resolve and/or accept the challenges you face.
LMFT # 106669
Katie personally wants to see our society healed. And part of that process is helping parents to have better parenting skills, so the negative cycles can stop and their kids feel loved and supported. She specializes in working with families, individuals, children/teens, trauma and women’s issues.
LMFT # 93624
Marina received her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University. She has specialized training in addiction, eating disorders and behavior change associated with medical illnesses.
Psychiatric and Med Management Staff
Deborah Kass RN
Deborah Kass has had a career in nursing spanning nearly two decades. Over 13 years as a Nurse Practitioner, Deborah has gained experience in a wide array of medical specialties including acute care, cardiovascular, oncology, and psychiatry. Nurse Practitioner positions have included the Branson Heart Center in Branson MO, the Gonda Vascular Center at UCLA, Cardio Vascular Consultants in Glendale CA, and the LIFE Program (for cancer patients of all ages) of the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, among others. Over the last four years, she has worked as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a large geriatric behavioral provider in the US. During that time, Deborah has exclusively provided psychiatric services to residents of skilled nursing facilities.
Sultana Ikramullah, MD
Dr. Ikramullah has been working with geriatric patients for over 20 years and has been providing both in-patient and out-patient psychiatric services for over 27 years. Among her experiences, she has served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Citrus Valley Medical Center. Along with her private practice, she also serves as Service Director for the Needs Assessment Department of Charter Behavioral Health Systems. She is now very excited to expand services with the opportunity to provide telehealth care to clients who are unable to travel and may not otherwise have access to care, noting that the most important advantage of telehealth is increased access to quality care.