Kimberly Nelson – March 9th 2012

 Join us March 9th when Kimberly Nelson, MS, LMFT presents, THERAPIST SELF-CARE, Taking care of yourself in the midst of helping others.  Are you ever excited when a client cancels an appointment? Do you find yourself daydreaming about white sandy beaches or the perfect getaway during a session? Is your passion and joy for therapy hard to find? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is time for an intervention-to take care of yourself.

Kimberly Nelson has a private practice in downtown Carlsbad and is passionate about helping people take care of themselves and experience the transforming love of God. Kimberly did her undergraduate work at USC in Communications and has a Masters from Fuller Seminary. She has been practicing in Washington State and California for over 11 years. Kimberly takes care of herself, and helps care for husband Michael, 2 kids Caleb and Bella and new puppy Honey:)

Please RSVP by March 5th –


Kimberly & Kassandra Sandstrom – January 13, 2012

   Join us January 13 when Kimberly and Kassandra Sandstrom present, “Social Media & Therapy – how to navigate the realm both personally & professionally.”  How can you as a therapist use Social Media professionally and what are the ethical restrictions of this new media?  Kimberly and Kassandra will be discussing a recent survey to address the myths and facts of Social Media and the future of therapist marketing as well as how you can develop a Social Media “personality” to use these rising trends to your advantage. You will also learn practical tips on how to privatize personal pages to keep ethical boundaries with clients and develop a Social Media Policy.  Kimberly Sandstrom is a MFT intern in private practice specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, grief counseling, and special clinical training with treating couples after affairs.  She has engaged in research surrounding therapists and social media marketing.  Kassandra Sandstrom is a San Diego Social Media Consultant. She is currently studying Business Communications at Point Loma Nazarene University, focusing on the transparency social media creates in the workplace.

Please RSVP by January 9th 2012 to

Dr. David Shores – November 4, 2011

This month, Dr. David Shores, Doctor of Chiropractic, will present “Stored Emotions and Chronic Pain”  looking at the link between chronic pain and stored emotions. He will present a possible model to correlate pain to emotions as well as the methods he uses to determine if emotions are contributing to a patients pain and how to release stored emotional tension.  Dr. Shores has been a practicing chiropractor in North County San Diego since 1995. His specialty is helping those that suffer with chronic pain. His mission is to discover tools and techniques that deliver results for the chronic pain sufferer.  He brings his Christian perspective to this fascinating topic.

Tim Geare – September 16th, 2011

Join us when Tim Geare, LMFT, presents, “What you Didn’t Know About Cain – Integrating Spiritual Truths in Clinical Practice.”   What do you recall about the story of Cain in Genesis 4?  Well, you have more to discover as Tim shares revelation about the incredible love of God demonstrated toward Cain through his choices!  We will discuss the application to ourselves and to our clients from this powerful story, and push into the process of how we integrate spiritual truth in our clinical practice.  What you learn about God’s love will make a difference to your own experience of counseling those who believe, and those who want to!  Tim Geare is one of those somewhat rare individuals who has enjoyed providing face to face counseling for the duration of his practice since 1982.  He is privileged to encourage individuals, couples and families in his practice in Del Mar.  Tim, with his wife of 32 years, Lisa, raised two beautiful daughters, and enjoy the addition of one wonderful son-in-law. What you didn’t know about Tim: He teaches sailing on Mission Bay and the Eastern Sierra is his favorite place on the planet!

Rigo Brueck – May 13th 2011

Please join us when Rigo Brueck, Ph.D., LMFT presents, “Neuropsychotherapy – Integrating Neuroscience & Psychotherapy.”   Neuroscience has added much to our knowledge of the brain and the part it plays in mental health. It has also challenged many long and dearly held theories about psychotherapy, especially what works and how. The strong emphasis on biology and science has on one hand produced more questions, tensions, and insecurities for patients and providers. On the other hand it creates the possibility for a “new” perspective in the conceptualization of mental health, psychopathology, and psychotherapy that generates new degrees of freedom and flexibility in the therapeutic work for both clinicians and clients.  What challenges do these developments pose for Christian mental health professionals?  How can we bear witness to the risen Jesus and the truth revealed in the bible with our lives and our service in a professional field where research is shaking the foundations of our understanding of personality itself?   

Rigo earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He has trained and worked with leading experts in the field of addiction, trauma, depression, and borderline personality disorder inGermany,Spain, and theUS and is certified in numerous evidence based treatment protocols.  Currently he works as an LMFT at North Coast Church Counseling Center in Vista.

Please RSVP by 4/9/11 to

Lori Riddle-Walker – March 11th 2011

Lori Riddle-Walker will present When OCD and Religion Collide, a talk about OCD spectrum disorders and their treatment. This will include when religion and OCD meet in the form of scrupulosity. Scrupulosity, or an excessively sensitive moral conscience, can rob a person from experiencing authentic spirituality and cause religion to become a source of anxiety, frustration, and fear.   The goal of the presentation will be to help clinicians identify OCD when it takes this form and realistically evaluate readiness for therapy. The principles of exposure response prevention therapy, the standard in OCD treatment, will be explained and applied to case examples.  Lori is a licensed MFT, and a regular member of the Escondido 7th Day Adventist congregation. She has a BA in theology from Ambassador University and a MA in counseling psychology from Trinity College of Graduate Studies. She is currently enrolled as a doctoral student at Argosy University in San Diego.  


Margaret Nagib – January 14th 2011

 Join us when Margaret Nagib, Psy.D,  presents Strengthening the Spirit and Restoring the Soul: Identifying, Understanding and Healing the Blocks with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Many treatment providers claim to address the individual’s treatment needs “body, soul and spirit” but what does this really mean and how do we as treatment providers do this?  In Strengthening the Spirit, Restoring the Soul, Dr. Nagib will discuss the importance of the tripartite nature of man and how our tripartite nature relates with the triune God.  She will present the importance of the much neglected spirit in the healing work and present a practical inner healing tool to identify the blocks that keep individuals from fully interacting with the Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).  This presentation will assist the clinician’s work in restoring the individual’s intimacy with God utilizing the core Christian value of forgiveness.   Dr. Nagib is currently a clinical psychologist with Timberline Knolls in Lemont, IL. and the Meier Clinic in Wheaton, IL., specializing in Christian counseling for those dealing with eating disorders.

Meeting starts at 11:30 and goes till 1pm – cost is $10 at the door.  Please RSVP to by 1/7/11 –