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.MORE
Dunamis Center was born out of the desire to merge the practice of mental health under a wellness 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.
She is also trained for trauma work, and specializes in Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback (NFB) heals the brain; Psychotherapy heals the mind. Together, Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy can create lasting change and recovery. Neurofeedback improves brain function so you can better engage in the psychotherapy process and make more conscious, healthy decisions for yourself. Neurofeedback also stabilizes the brain to reduce anxiety and depression allowing for a better, and more lasting recovery from trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, and/or other addictions. It will not solve all of your problems, but it can help stabilize your brain enough for you to do the recovery work necessary for lasting change.
Susan Rhyne received her Physician Assistant Clinical Certification from Stanford University in 1990, and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Simpson University in 2014. She has worked at Shasta Community Health Center previously as a PA. Susan has a certificate in Trauma Focused Therapy for Children, and also has completed Brainspotting for Kids, as well as Phases 1 and 2 of Brainspotting. Her main accomplishment in life is raising two amazing human beings, while in her work life, her main accomplishment is making progress with traumatized children and individuals, to the point where they find their own healing. Outside of work, Susan enjoys reading, gardening and napping. She has been with Dunamis Wellness since the doors opened in January 2017, and works as the Clinical Director, and Clinical Supervisor at the Victor location.
Jason Hodgson received his Masters of Arts in Counseling at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. Jason has worked as a therapist, and the interim clinical director of a therapeutic boarding school for adolescents in Kansas City, Missouri. He is currently an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in California. Jason has worked with resistant individuals, young people with attachment issues, and has received specialized training in these areas. However, he believes his biggest endeavor and accomplishment is learning to be a better husband and father. He also enjoys being outside, hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with his wife and three children. Jason started at Dunamis Wellness in February 2017 where he has served as an Associate Counselor and the Clinical Project Manager, and works out of the Victor office.
“In any given moment we have two choices: to step forward into growth or step
back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow
Jennifer is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 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
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.
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.MORE
Rene’ has successfully helped clients work through challenges related to aging, substance abuse, relationship issues, and communication to name a few. Through individualized support, René is passionately committed to helping each client discover their internal strengths and the resources available to enable them to face each personal challenge. She provides skillful and compassionate support at each session and believes that the therapeutic setting is a safe way to facilitate healthy relationships and obtain personal growth. Rene’ offers convenient week-end and Saturday appointments are available to avoid disrupting the work week.
Phone: (530) 377-3508
In 2017, Bert graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University, earning a master’s degree in Social Work. In 2012, he graduated from University of Phoenix, earning a bachelor’s degree in Human Services. He graduated from Butte Community College in 2005, receiving a certificate of completion in Addiction Studies. Bert’s most important accomplishment is assisting individuals and families cope with their interpersonal and social problems; it is the people to whom he assists in reaching their goals. Bert has one daughter from a previous marriage and three step children, and he is a grandfather of six grandchildren. He also works at the Victor Location.
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.
Andrea Murray graduated from Lesley University with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and specialized in Dance/Movement Therapy. Andrea enjoys dance as a performing artist, healing through movement and learning about the Enneagram. She became a therapist because of her belief in the significance of body-mind connection and wants to support individuals in accessing the body’s wisdom to return to wholeness and freedom. Having experience with youth and their families as an in-home clinician/continuum case worker and dance movement therapist, that has also worked in a day rehabilitation program for individuals and groups with multiple disabilities, Andrea is excited about bringing her expertise to our clients. She works at the Victor location as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor.
Karissa Catlin graduated Cum Laude from Montreat College in North Carolina, with a degree in Music Therapy. She is finishing her M.A. in Clinical Counseling, MFT, from Concordia University Irvine, through Dr. Townsend’s Institute for Leadership and Counseling. Karissa has been the Spa Manager and Director of Wellness for a five-star Boutique Medical Spa in Los Angeles, for 3 years. She also spent time working in a CRC Health Group Rehabilitation Center for women who are battling Eating Disorders and other co-occurring addictions. Karissa has researched and developed a strong interest in the neurosciences and how to better utilize technology, brain imaging and music/sound healing modalities to completely restore and re-balance the brain and body. In her free time, she loves to adventure, paddle-board and dance. Karissa currently serves as the Spa Esthetician for the Market St. location, as well as an Intern Counselor, MFT, for the clients at the Victor location.
Tina Milan, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), holds a Masters of Social Work with a Focus on Families, Children and Youth/Mental Health from California State University, Chico and a Psychology Degree from Simpson University. Tina has a genuine care and compassion for people. She is known for providing individuals and families with education and health and takes a holistic and strength-based approach to foster change. She utilizes therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused, motivational, and trauma focused techniques, along with Triple P Positive Parenting strategies. She is trained in Brainspotting, a new treatment approach to assist individuals to heal from negative or traumatic experiences within and promote healing for individuals suffering from physical pain. She can be contacted at the Victor location.
Dylan Lenkner graduated from Simpson University with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. He is currently studying at National University for his masters of arts in counseling psychology. Dylan has dedicated himself to helping others navigate those difficult paths we often find ourselves traveling on, while in pursuit of living our best possible lives. He firmly believes that each day is an opportunity for healing and wellness; so why not start today? Dylan is currently practicing as a trainee marriage and family therapist at our Victor location.
Korey Barboza is a trainee with Simpson University who will graduate in the fall of 2020 with her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Originally from Eureka, CA, Korey has been in the Shasta County area for the last 9 years. She enjoys seeing any and all populations and has a heart for working with children via play therapy, as well as empowering clients who have experienced trauma. Korey is eager to develop her professional skills as a clinician and to be a part of the client’s journey. She also loves to view people from a holistic point of view and implements this in her practice.
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.