Rev. K. Samuel Lee, Ph.D.

Executive Director/ CA# PSY 22920
B.A., Westmar College
M.Div., Yale University
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Dr. Lee’s scholarly interests include integrating spirituality in counseling, multicultural pastoral practice, spiritual care and counseling, and multiculturalism in theological education.

Rev. Duane Bidwell, Ph.D.

Clinical Supervisor / Senior Staff
Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors

B.A., Texas Christian University
M. Div., Brite Divinity School
Licentiate in Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Theology, Anglican School ofTheology at the University of Dallas
Ph.D., Brite Divinity School

Dr. Bidwell’s scholary interests include the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy, the nature and nurture of hope, Buddhist-Christian studies, spiritual direction, and queer theology/theory.

Catherine Caporale
Clinical Supervisor / Senior Staff / Training Director

Dr. Sheryn T. Scott, Ph.D.
Clinical Supervisor/Senior Staff

Rev. David Lutz, D. Min.
Senior Staff Counselor
Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors

B.A., Whitworth College
M. Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
D. Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary

Dave is an orgained Presbyterian pastor who trained as a marriage and family therapist and as a pastoral counselor. He served as a clinician at the Presbyterian Counseling Service in Seattle for a number of years, and then for several more years in Pennsylvania, where he is licensed as a marriage and family therapist. At The Clinebell Institute, Dave has a varied caseload, but specializes in martial therapy.

Ray Hommes
Clinical Supervisor / Senior Staff

 

Jeanne M. Roy, M.S.
Senior Consulting Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), State of California
Board Member: Clinebell Institute

B.A., Education & Counseling, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A., Community Counseling & Consultation, University of Mississippi, Oxford
M.S & Ph.D. program, Counseling Psychology, University for Humanistic Studies, Del Mar, CA

Jeanne Roy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), has been in private practice for 25 years, focusing primarily on individuals, couples, families, adolescents, children and groups with life adjustment issues including bereavement, abuse, depression, divorce, and LGBT support.  Formerly and concurrently, she served as Executive Director and co- developer of the multi-disciplinary Children’s Advocacy Center for Child Abuse Assessment & Treatment (CAC) in Pomona, CA.

As well as a thriving private practice, Ms. Roy has been involved in many professional, collaborative, professional treatment & intervention projects in both Northern & Southern California, Texas, & Mississippi.  As well, she has served on several non-profit Boards of Directors.

Her undying belief in the strength of the human spirit is demonstrated in a deeply compassionate relationship with those who are suffering and/or searching for joy & a meaningful life.


Dr. Nicholas Grier, Ph.D.

Staff Counselor
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in Spiritual Care and Pastoral Counseling

B.M., Columbus State University
M.Div., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Cert. in Psychotherapy, Center for Religion and Psychotherapy at Chicago
Ph.D., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

A native of Atlanta, GA, Nicholas Grier’s writing, speaking, and counseling focus on the
experiences of Black and Brown people and engage a womanist critique of culture.

Privileging the experiences of persons on the margins of society, Grier enjoys fostering
cultures of self-awareness, resistance, healing, and liberation on the path to human
flourishing. He works to engage faith communities, clinical counseling practice, the
academy, and public on issues related to racism, sexism, Black male identity, liberating
faith, and depth understandings of the personality. As teacher, Grier works to inspire
present and future faith leaders to cultivate life-giving ministries of care and justice.
Grier is an ordained Baptist minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and
served as Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care at Second Baptist Church, Evanston, IL.
Most recently he served as Associate Staff Minister at Third Baptist Church of Chicago.
As pastoral theologian, he has taught for the course The Practice of Ministry at the
University of Chicago Divinity School.

He is a 2015-2016 Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Doctoral Dissertation
Fellow. His dissertation, Caring for the Mental Health of Black Men: Engaging
Invisibility, Hyper-Visibility, and Devaluation in Urban Black Males Toward Human
Flourishing, is a qualitative study drawing on the narratives of Black men in Chicago as
the starting point to develop a new grounded theory for pastoral care and counseling. The
narratives of Black men are put in dialogue with critical race theory, Black feminism,
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womanist pastoral theology, Black psychology, psychoanalytic theory, and Black pastoral
theology with an aim toward human flourishing.

Grier is the founder of Coloring Mental Health Collective, LLC, a community organizing
team advocating for the mental wellness of Black and Brown people and dismantling
oppressive ideologies, systems, and behaviors that cause emotional suffering. A primary
goal is to use innovation and creativity to foster safe and transformative spaces for
communities to imagine, dialogue, and actualize a future of material, spiritual, and
psychological well-being for persons on the margins of society.
In his downtime he enjoys sports, listening to jazz & neo-soul music, spending time in
nature, and connecting with life-giving friends & family.

Leeann M. Nabors
Office Manager

 

Katherine Hunter
MFT Intern,

 

John Freese
Staff Counselor

B.A. Film, Vassar College
M.Div., University of the West
Doctor of Philosophy, In Progress
Member of Thich Nhat Hanh Order of Interbeing

John trained as a Buddhist monk for 12 years.  He has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and has been teaching meditation for over 10 years.  He specializes in helping people use mindfulness practice to find inner stability, deal with strong emotions, and let go of negative thought patterns.  For the past three years he has taught meditation in California state prisons.  He is an adjunct professor at University of the West.  His research interest is on the integration of Buddhism and body-centered trauma therapy.

 

Minhwan Song
2nd Year Resident

M.Div., Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Th.M., Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Minhwan is a Ph.D. student in Spiritual Care and Counseling at Claremont School of Theology. Minhwan’s research interests have focused on the spiritual care of people with mental illness by helping them and their families cultivate resilience in dealing with stress and suffering in life. His goal is to increase clients’ level of happiness and degree of wellness as they learn to use the resources of psychology, religion, and spirituality.

 

Byungil Kim
1st Year Resident

 

Chihoon Kim
1st Year Resident

 

Wesley Taotua
1st Year Resident

 

Wesley Taotua
1st Year Resident

 

Young Sook Kim
1st Year Resident

 

Yiting Wang
1st Year Intern