Dunamis Center

We're Here To Help

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.

Medication Management

Research has found that pairing comprehensive medication management with weekly therapy, greatly improves the outcomes of treatment.


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.


As a wellness center, we also offer:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Spa Services – Facials, Waxing, Body Wraps
  • Personal Training
  • Nutrition Counseling

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Combining Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient programs, we’re here to help you on your path to recovery.


Our services focus on the whole person with emphasis on improved mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social well-being. It is our mission is to ensure the availability and accessibility of high quality compassionate, ethical, and supportive services and programs for clients in Shasta and it's surrounding counties. Dunamis is comprised of a staff of licensed clinicians, master’s level therapists, massage therapists, personal trainers and estheticians, all share a commitment to practice in a way that recognizes and builds upon the clients strengths and is highly responsive to their concerns.


Jill Shepherd Piercy Clark MA
CEO - MFTI #83913 - Supervised by Doug Porter, LMFT #32601
Jill holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Simpson University and is a  Marriage and Family Therapist Reigstered Intern. She works with Doug Porter a respected member of the therapeutic community in Redding, California. Jill incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her work with clients and focuses on building a strong working relationship between herself and clients.
Doug Porter MA
LMFT #32601
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 and…
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 Hodgson MA
Life Coach/Mentor - LPC (Missouri), NCC
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 that have interfered with…
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
Massage Therapist
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
Bio Coming Soon…
Julia Warner
Massage Therapist
Hello, my name is Julia Warner and I have had the honor and privilege of ministering to women through Therapeutic Massage and prayer for the last 10 years. I specialize in Myofascial Release (John Barnes), Deep Tissue, Soft Tissue Release and Swedish massage. I use a combination of all of these modalities incorporating essentials oils and prayer.
Jennifer Beaver
MFTI Supervised by Susan Rhyne LMFT #98042
“In any given moment we have two choices: to step forward into growth or step
back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

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 Crocker
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.
Bruce Gregory, MFTI
Bio Coming Soon…

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.