About Our Team

About the Dunamis Team

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 Registered 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.
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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…
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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, anxiety, and life adjustments.
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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…
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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.
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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. HIs massage techniques benefit people of all different ages.  His clients include; teenagers that need a massage after sports activities stressed adults looking for physical relief and mature individuals to help them relax and stretch out their bodies. He has seen the power of healing touch and has helped many people experience relief from pain.
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JUSTIN DOBRENZ MA
LMFT 92614
It is courage and strength who together, ask us to seek help, to overcome pain, to take the first step onto the path of change.

With a client-centered approach to your circumstances, Justin can assist in identifying your personal or family needs, and provide guidance and support in making life improvements.

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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.
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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.
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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. With extra training in CBT, Gottman’s Couples and Process Therapy, Joshua is passionate about helping others live the best version of themselves by encouraging deep-inner work and practical tools in a safe atmosphere of acceptance and trust.
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Psychiatric & Med Management Staff

Deborah Kass
APRN523825
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.
“When I was growing up, I was particularly close to my Grandfather who, unfortunately, later on, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. He was misdiagnosed for many years, making it often difficult for his loved ones to show consistent compassion. Later, understanding the process helped me to provide him with the deserved care he needed which ultimately lead me to a specialty in Geriatric Psychiatry. I am so thrilled to have the ability to work with elderly patients in rural areas that don’t necessarily have direct access to psychiatric care. “
Sultana Ikramullah, MD
Psychiatrist
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. Dr. Ikramullah is a good listener with a kind, soft, and supportive nature. She also cares deeply

Dr. Ikramullah is a good listener with a kind, soft, and supportive nature. She also cares deeply about the quality of care. Along with her interest in mental health care, she has had a lifetime interest in women’s health issues leading to her completing a residency in OBGYN.