To promote and recognize outstanding achievement in counseling psychology education and industry.
Who We Are
We are psychologists from all walks of life. We studied counseling psychology to secure our futures in the many fields it represents from psychologist to marriage and family therapist. The importance of understanding and continuing the growth of this industry is key and we are here to guide the future professionals.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions.
Contributors to the Site
Sage DeRosier, MA, LMFT
Sage DeRosier is a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with a private practice in Los Gatos, California. She earned her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, Holistic Studies from John F. Kennedy University. Her training and experience includes working at Pathways Hospice with individuals and families as well as groups to help them better navigate intense experiences of grief, traumatic loss, and bereavement. In addition, she has several years experience successfully working with at-risk youth and their families on issues such as abuse and neglect, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, attachment problems, conflict management, crisis situations, depression, developmental issues, gender issues, phobias, self-harm and suicidality, sexuality issues, and various levels of trauma. Sage trained at the Process Therapy Institute in the dynamic process-oriented model which focuses on helping people have powerful reparative experiences beyond the standard “talk-therapy” model. She has effectively worked with the court system, Department of Probation, Department of Children and Family Services, Child Protective Services, and the Victim/Witness Program. Sage is trained as a commercial mediator as well as a sex educator. Her current clinical interests also include empowering gender non-conforming youth and their families, working with those in non-traditional relationships, and helping individuals work through complex grief and loss situations. Happily married with two adult sons, Sage’s mission is to model the benefits of personal growth, provide clients with experiences of healing and positive change, and empower people in maintaining satisfying, joyous relationships.
Latest posts by Sage DeRosier, MA, LMFT (see all)
Kendra Docker M.A., LPC, NCC
Kendra Docker, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in Denver Colorado. She obtained her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Regis University, also in Denver. She is the owner and lead therapist of her private practice, Soul Garden Counseling, LLC where she manages a diverse caseload. Kendra also works as an admissions counselor at Regis University where she provides personal insight on obtaining a degree in the field of counseling and/or family therapy. She helps individuals realize their dream of becoming a therapist while also navigating the world of higher education. Kendra has a grown son whom she claims made mothering so easy and joyful.
Latest posts by Kendra Docker M.A., LPC, NCC (see all)
- Counseling Advice: Overcoming Fear - July 28, 2014
Sabrina Korsinek has a Master’s degree (with honors) in Applied Psychology with the focus in Mental Health from the University of Liverpool (UK). She acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the California Southern University (USA). Having received both degrees via online study programs, Sabrina is an expert on the structure of distance learning, its benefits, and its procedures. She also holds a German Alternative Practitioner for Psychotherapy license and is a member of the German Association for Psychologists (BDP). Sabrina founded her own company ‘Witty Coaching’, which amongst other services provides online therapy and online workshops to clients worldwide. Areas of her include expand to stress-, time-, & self-management, conflict management, team building & communication, the treatment of mood & anxiety disorders, and culture-sensitive therapy. Her psychological approach is action-oriented and significantly influenced by mindfulness and the principles of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
Latest posts by Sabrina Korsinek (see all)
- Mindfulness & Your Clients - March 9, 2015
- How to Grow Confidence as a Novice Counseling Psychologist - February 24, 2015
- The Role of Religion in Counseling - February 11, 2015
Amy McNamara, LMFT
Amy McNamara is a licensed marriage family therapist living and working in southern California and has been practicing therapy for 5 years. Amy has a private practice in Redondo Beach, California and also works part time for a government funded mental health agency. She's a relationship expert and has extensive experience working with children and teens with a wide variety of mental health disorders. Amy's a graduate of Humboldt State University and received her Master's Degree in counseling at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. For more information about her practice, please visit her online.
Latest posts by Amy McNamara, LMFT (see all)
- Counseling Advice: Therapy for Therapists - October 15, 2014
- Counseling Advice: Empathy and Compassion Fatigue - June 17, 2014
- Counseling Advice: Healthy Communication & Relationships - May 19, 2014
Currently a Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee doing individual and group psychotherapy in San Francisco Bay Area. Plans to graduate in June of 2014 with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Also a freelance writer and professional tennis instructor. Passionate about mindfulness and meditation in which is incorporated and taught into specific group workshops, psychotherapy, and tennis instructing. The goal is to become a licensed MFT in California and continue researching, writing, and teaching within the realms of psychology, creativity, and well being.
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Catherine Riskie is a freelance writer and graduate student. She received her BA in Spanish from Catholic University and is currently completing a Master’s degree in clinical psychology at Montclair State University. In addition, she is an extern at Yale Child Study Center. She has worked as Research Assistant and Lab Manager at several universities, including University of Michigan. She has a special interest in evidence-based assessments for childhood anxiety disorders and cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments.
Latest posts by Catherine Riskie (see all)
- Counseling Psychology Graduate Program Interviews - January 12, 2015
- How to Get Involved in Counseling Psychology Research - January 12, 2015
Mary Beth Scott
Mary Beth Scott is a freelance writer and educational consultant.She holds a BS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Thomas University. Mary Beth also earned two Master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology from The University of West Alabama and Interrelated Special Education from Armstrong Atlantic University. She currently specializes in content writing in the areas of psychology and education. Her work has been featured on a number of professional websites, such as ParaProfessionals and My Learning Block.
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Shannon Smoot was recently admitted into the University of San Francisco Masters in Counseling Psychology Program with a concentration in School Counseling. She will begin her graduate studies and internship fieldwork Fall 2014.She holds a BA Degree in Community Studies with concentrations in Youth Development, Youth Empowerment, & Youth organizing from the University of California, Santa Cruz.While an undergrad, Shannon interned with the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall and conducted her field study with a multi-racial youth led organization in the East Bay called Youth Together. After her studies at UC Santa Cruz, Shannon landed a job as the Youth Development Coordinator for Menlo-Atherton High School and coordinated a Peer Education Team, Youth Advisory Board, Freshman Compass Leadership class, among others. When her work as the Youth Development Coordinator for M-A High School came to a halt due to a loss in state funding, she was thankfully able to find employment with Youth Community Service as a 180 Degree Life skills Communication Class Facilitator and Youth-Leaders About Change Director, both at M-A. Shannon is extremely passionate about youth voice, youth-adult partnerships, and justice issues as they relate to youth. She is also especially interested in identity safety work and working to create safe schools for the LGBTQ community.
Latest posts by Shannon Smoot (see all)
- Why I Chose a Master’s in Counseling Psychology - April 30, 2014
John Chambers has a passion for psychology. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in journalism and psychology from Eastern Illinois University, he covered human-interest topics, business, education and other stories as a newspaper reporter in the Midwest. John moved to Colorado in 2005 and transitioned into marketing before dedicating his career to the nonprofit sector. He is the director of marketing and communications at a homeless shelter in the Denver area, where he is involved in counseling and direct services. He is also a freelance writer and has a Master’s degree in marketing from the University of Colorado Denver.
Latest posts by John Chambers (see all)
- April: Celebrate Counseling Awareness Month - April 2, 2015
- Watching the Clock: Getting the Most from Self-Care on a Schedule - March 15, 2015
- 5 Top Tips to Find a Professional Mentor - February 20, 2015