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Our Staff

Meet the Team

Jill Shepherd Piercy Clark MA
CEO - LMFT #106007
Phone: (530) 338-1157

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
Phone: (530) 255-4181

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, MA
Clinical Project Manager, APCC # 3864
Phone: (530) 710-8642

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.

 

Jennifer Beaver, MA
AMFT # 101974
Phone: (530) 710-8986

“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
within themselves.

Doug Phillips
Specialty Programs Director, LCSW # 11700
Phone: (530) 454-7678

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.

Robert Clark
CIO, COO, Neurofeedback
Bio coming soon.
Rene' Bairos
LMFT # 85959
Phone: (530) 238-5542

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.

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Deidre Ramos
AMFT # 92147, QAS Professional
Phone: (530) 638-2911

Deidre Moseley Ramos holds an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University and an M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Northridge. Deidre is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and a QAS Professional in applied behavior analysis. Deidre has ten years of experience in working with clients on the autism spectrum. Her specialty is applying applied behavioral analysis services within the home and school environment and developing interventions to address deficits in communication skills, social skills, self-help skills, and play skills. She has also worked in the jr. high setting working with young teens dealing with depression, OCD, self-harm, anxiety, etc. She loves watching 90’s sitcoms (Friends, Buffy), making cookies, watching sports, and going camping with her husband and family.

Andrea Murray
APCC # 6595, R-DMT
Phone: (530) 500-2242

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
Clinical Trainee
Phone: (530) 238-5588

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.

Dylan Lenkner
Clinical Trainee
Phone: (530) 338-1187

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.

Nick Sosebee
ASW # 85136
Phone: (530) 487-1070

Nick Sosebee holds a master’s in Social Work from Chico State University and minored in Health and Wellness during his Bachelor Degree. Nick’s interests in the outdoors throughout his life has motivated him to study nature-based therapy and equine-assisted psychotherapy. This has helped Nick use nature and adventure based approaches in his treatment with at-risk teens in the past while he current trains in using horses as a therapeutic tool with clients. Nick is an ASW clinician beginning August 2020 at Excel Academy.

Becky Fisher
ASW #69014
Becky Fisher is a graduate of Chico State University and holds a Masters in Social Work. Becky is an Associate Clinical Social Worker and has a passion for working with young children and teens. Becky has specialized training in EMDR, Sand tray therapy, 40 Developmental assets, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and is Triple P certified. Becky has volunteered with AmeriCorps National and Community service programs and is committed to helping Shasta County grow to be a healthy and safe environment for the children.
Kathi Rauch
LMFT #49369
Phone: (530) 338-0762

Kathi Rauch holds a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, in addition to School Counseling from California State University, Sacramento.  She strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for the clients she serves, and to promote a safe space for healing.  Kathi has dedicated most of her twenty-year career to working with youth and their families through school-based therapy programs.  She utilizes a collaborative, strengths-based, and person-centered approach in assisting, supporting, and encouraging her clients to be the creator of their own lives.  She works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, educational issues, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and trauma.  Kathi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Credentialed School Counselor (PPSC). Kathi joined Dunamis Wellness as a Clinical Supervisor for the Shasta SELPA Program in July of 2020.

Dani Morley
LMFT #85715
Phone: (530) 638-0332

Dani Morley is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and holds a PPS (Pupil Personnel Services) credential from Sacramento State University. She has always had a passion for working with the youth in her communities and loves being a part of the educational system. Dani has lived and worked throughout California but has found that servicing families from the community she grew up in has been so rewarding. Dani will be servicing youth in the SELPA Program for the 2020-21 Academic year.  She is also based out of the Market St. location.

Teri Manley
AMFT #95505
Phone: (530) 338-1765

Teri Manley is a graduate of Simpson University with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Teri is passionate about building positive relationships with resistant youth to promote change. Teri is married to her best friend and has two children. Teri enjoys crossfit and nature. Teri will be working with the SELPA program and can be contacted at the Market St. location.

Leah Moua
AMFT # 84992
Leah Moua obtained her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Simpson
University. Leah has a range of experience in treating a diverse population,
including children, youth, individuals and family. Leah has worked at Shasta
County Mental Health providing treatment to patients with severe mental
health and dual diagnosis. She also teaches in a Master’s level counseling
program. When Leah is not working, she is spending time with her family at
the lake, fishing, camping and exploring. Leah works at the Market Street
location.
Jantina Thompson
LCSW #175858
Phone: (530) 638-2067

Jantina Thompson earned a BA in psychology with a minor in Therapeutic
Recreation from CSU Fresno and a Masters in Social Work with specializations
in Child Welfare and Schools from CSU San Jose. She is licensed to provide
Clinical Social Work services in the state of California. She worked for
Social Services for 25 years and has extensive experience working with
individuals, couples and families that are facing addiction issues, domestic
violence, and dual diagnosis. She has also worked closely with clients
facing chronic medical conditions, end of life issues and pain management
challenges. She is eclectic in her approach to therapy and fully
appreciates looking at the person in all aspects of their environment. She
has extensive experience/training in Strength Based approaches including
Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. Jantina has raised her
3 children here in Shasta County and has 6 grandchildren that she enjoys
spending time with.

Jill Marshall
ASW #86451, PPSC
Jill Marshall is a graduate of San Francisco State University.  Jill is an Associate Social Worker with her Masters focused on the study of social action and change.  Jill went on to obtain her Pupil Personnel Services Credential at Sacramento State University for school counseling.  She has demonstrated a passion for inciting change and being persistent in her goals through her work and in her personal endeavors.  She brings an eclectic background of cultural and professional experiences and expertise that allow students to see the context of their experiences on both a personal and global scale as citizens and custodians of the planet.

Beginning in 2020, Jill has joined with Dunamis Wellness to continue bringing educationally related mental health services to the schools and students in Shasta County.

Connie Sabo
Clinical Trainee
Phone: (530) 377-0153

Connie Sabo is a Trainee Marriage and Family Therapist with California Southern University who will be graduating fall of 2020 with an M.A. in Psychology focusing on MFT/LPCC.  She finds it rewarding seeing clients she has worked with learn to cope and manage their life, and has over 13 years’ experience working with clients with substance use disorders as a Certified Substance Use Disorder Clinical Supervisor.  She has also worked with individuals with sex offense convictions. Connie enjoys the littlest things and loves to laugh.

Lyn Rosenthal
AMFT # 118945
Phone: (530)-238-5130

Lyn Rosenthal received her Masters in Counseling from National University in Sacramento, Ca and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Sacramento State University.  Lyn has a heart for empowering clients through  cognitive therapy techiques and encouraging reflection. Her strengths include art and play therapy, and she has experience working with children, teens, adults and families overcoming trauma and negative life circumstances.  Lyn loves her family, art and horses.  Lyn joined the Victor office in July 2020.

Meghan Edwardson
Clinical Trainee

Meghan Edwardson is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at National University, and holds a BA in Psychology from Simpson University. Meghan has an interest in trauma informed care and how one’s brain functions after trauma, so you may also find her working as a Neurofeedback Technician for Dunamis. Meghan has been married to her husband for 18 years and has 2 amazing kids, one of whom she adopted. She enjoys coaching a Middle School volleyball team and vacationing by the beach. 

She is being supervised in her practicum by Susan Rhyne, LMFT.

Jamie Palmer
Bookkeeper
Jamie Palmer has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, with a focus in Accounting and a minor in Communication from Oregon State University.  She is married to her husband of almost 15 years and has three children ages 10, 8 & 5.  When she is not in the office, you can likely find her running around with her kids either at the lake or park or driving them to sports.  Her family just moved to Redding from Oahu one year ago.  Jamie is a bookkeeper at our Victor location.
Julia Warner
Massage Therapist
Julia Warner has had the honor and privilege of ministering to women through Therapeutic Massage and prayer for the last 16 years. She specializes in Myofascial Release (John Barnes), Soft Tissue Release and Swedish massage. She also uses a combination of all of these modalities incorporating essentials oils and prayer. Julia works at the Market St. location.
Mark Newman
Massage Therapist
Mark Newman went to Massage School in Warren, MI, and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 10 years. He has a unique skill in Deep Tissue, Sports and Swedish massages, while also helping his clients to be able to relax and let go of any stress or anxiety during the massage. In his free time, he has started to love running and doing triathlons, and loves working with athletes in particular. Mark has been working at Dunamis Wellness since November 2017 and works at the Market St. location.
Leah Rodriguez
Neurofeedback Technician
Bio coming soon.
Jessica Christian
Neurofeedback Technician
Bio coming soon.
Karie Fristoe
Neurofeedback Technician
Phone: (530)-638-3183

Karie Fristoe is a graduate of Pepperdine University, holds an M.A. of Education in Cross Cultural Teaching, and has her California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.  She began teaching Kindergarten in 2000, has been teaching for over 20 years,  and loves working with children. Karie has developed a passion for quantum physics/neuroscience and believes that by healing and renewing our minds/thoughts, we can create a new paradigm in which we experience our world/reality.  She desires to see people that are struggling with trauma, depression, addiction, and other mental health symptoms be healed and set free.  She was hired in July 2020 as a neurofeedback technician at the Market St. location and will be providing neurofeedback for the youth of Shasta County’s School District through the SELPA Program. 

 

Rachael Piercey
Neurofeedback Technician
Phone: (530)-638-3304

Rachael comes to us from the Midwest.  She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Sports medicine.  After graduation, she and her husband lived overseas for many years.  Rachael has been married 21 years and has 3 delightful children. She enjoys learning about different cultures and how people’s brains integrate and process information.

Jennifer Bettes
Neurofeedback Technician
Since joining the team as our Neurofeedback Supervisor in 2018, Jennifer has consistently demonstrated a high quality of service to our clients and an unwavering desire to learn all things brain related.   She has been married for 22 years and has 3 wonderful children.  She is passionate about removing the stigma surrounding mental illness and has a deep desire to see people grow and live healthy lives.
Jan Shepherd
Chief Project Officer
Bio coming soon.

Bailey Agness
Client Intake Specialist
Bio coming soon.

Kaitlyn Maddox
Client Intake Specialist
Kaitlyn Maddox received her BA in Psychology from Simpson University in Redding, CA.  She has worked in various customer service positions and office environments, that have prepared her to be able to provide superb client care at Dunamis Wellness. Some of Kaitlyn’s main accomplishments are demonstrating excellence and compassion, through her love for people and life.  Others see this displayed through her dedication to work, school, and life with family and friends.  In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, running, camping, reading and writing, learning, and enjoys anything related to health. Kaitlyn started working at Dunamis Wellness in January 2019 and works at the Victor office.
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.