Market Street - Redding | Victor Avenue - Redding

Market St. Center

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 developed the idea of a wellness center by combining 25 years of business knowledge in the health and fitness industry with her counseling degree.

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Susan Rhyne, MA
Clinical Director, 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.
Julia Warner
Massage 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. Julia also uses a combination of all of these modalities incorporating essentials oils and prayer.
Karin Parilla - Anderson
LMFT # 45398
Working within a holistic, strength-based approach, Karin endeavors to create a non-judgmental, safe and nurturing atmosphere where growth and healing can begin.

Rene' bairos
LMFT # 85959
René is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Master of Science degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. Her warmth and compassion is evident from the first encounter. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families who need assistance with challenging stressors that can be overwhelming.

Christina Bennett
MFT Trainee
Christina received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology, from Park University and is currently a graduate student at National University in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program. She has lived her life in service of others and has worked with a broad array of populations and cultures, initially for the military, then for Shasta County Health and Human Services where she worked for more than 13 years; with over 7 years experience as a Vocational Counselor.

Colleen Newbury
MFT Trainee
Colleen is a MFT Trainee currently attending Simpson University. She has lived in the Redding area for 20 years and enjoys the beauty and recreational opportunities that surround the community. Colleen’s passion is working together with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma to mend the pain and begin living their most fulfilling, joyful life.  Her favorite quote is, “One day, someone is going to hug you so tight that all of the broken pieces fit back together.”
Bruce Gregory
AMFT # 99449
Bruce Gregory graduated from Simpson University with a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. Raised in the north state, he is drawn to nature and the beauty that surrounds him. Bruce loves working with families and couples, and has been trained in Triple P Level 4 and Level 5 Transition. He believes in helping families learn ways to optimize relationships for positive outcomes. Bruce also believes in using a person’s strengths for empowerment to effect the change they want to see.
Doug Phillips
Specialty Programs Director, LCSW # 11700
Doug is a husband, father and grandfather. His passion is to see his clients become free of painful emotions and hurtful habits that cripple or stunt their well being, and then achieve their goals and become their best self. His training as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker supports an inclusive view of the many factors that affect us and our own personal wellness. Doug uses a variety of treatment methods, depending on each client’s unique personality and circumstances. And his strengths are with adults and teens struggling with painful events and emotions, troubled relationships and problematic behaviors, such as alcohol and sexual addictions.
Christy Lane
Life Coach
Christy loves to help people express their passion, and see their dreams come to life. She has a tremendous desire to help people know their uniqueness and celebrate each step they take towards their God-given destiny. She has ministered to hundreds of hurting people who have experienced emotional, physical, and spiritual breakthrough. Christy has a desire helped people to know their true identity and fulfill their destiny.

Christy will help you tune into your heart’s desires and longings, as well as help you discover and eliminate obstacles to freedom and growth. Her coaching and pastoral counseling style is highly prophetic, along with offering practical goals and strategies to help you experience freedom through a closer connection with God.

She enjoys ocean beaches, long walks with her dog on a sunny day, and exploring new places.

Amanda Boles
Amanda has a passion for partnering with struggling people. Through her own life experiences and journey, she has found her drive to pursue this helping profession. She has followed that passion by completing a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. During her time in school, she has also volunteered with organizations that support at-risk youth through Equine Assisted Learning programs. Amanda completed an Equine Assisted Therapy training and received her certification October 2018. Amanda is looking forward, with great excitement, to what she can do within the community by combining her education in Counseling Psychology, her understanding of equine behavior and love for people, to affect significant life change and growth, facilitating discovery of meaning in peoples lives.
Charlotte Straub
AMFT # 68231
Charlotte is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. She graduated from National
University in Redding, Ca. Her expertise is with Infants/Toddlers/School Aged K-8th
grades and Family Members. Charlotte specializes with young children and their caregivers, with Strength-Based, Play Therapy, Attachment-Based, CBT, as well as being EMDR trained. She also has experience working with Foster and Adopted Families.
Mark Newman
Massage Therapist
Mark moved from Kansas City to Redding almost 2 years ago, and has been a Massage Therapist for over 9.5 years. His specialties are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Prenatal massages. He loves seeing the immediate benefit of clients receiving help for sore muscles, nerve issues, or achy joints, as well as helping them sleep better from the massage.  Mark enjoys working with people of all ages, including the geriatric age range. He plans on massaging for most of his life, and believes God has called him to do this.
Leah Rodriguez
Neurofeedback Technician
Jessica Christian
Neurofeedback Technician
Robert Clark
COO, Neurofeedback Technician
Jennifer Bettes
Neurofeedback Technician

Psychiatric & Med Management Staff

Deborah Kass
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
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.