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Dr. Ross Porter, Ph.D., M.Div.

Ross Porter

Dr. Ross Porter, is the founder and Executive Director of Stillpoint Resources. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) and M.Div. (Master of Divinity) degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he first became interested in the integration of psychology and spirituality.

"I am familiar with the work that Dr. Porter and his staff do and would recommend their services to members of the Jewish Community. I know of many success stories and I am confident that he and the team of clinical therapists that work at Stillpoint Family Resources will be able to assist those in need of services."

Lauren Gottlieb, Teacher, Congregation Or Ami

His background includes work at LAC/USC Psychiatric Hospital and the VA Medical Center, Sepulveda. He has taught at the high school, college, and graduate school levels, and has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

In addition, Dr. Porter writes and presents workshops and seminars on issues dealing with psychology and spirituality. He has authored five books, and created the The Virtue Project, a unique and practical vision of healing and hope. Please contact Dr. Porter to find out more about his writing projects and speaking schedule.

In June 2009, The Daily News featured Ross Porter as an "Amazing Angeleno." Read the article here.


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Jennifer Porter, B.A.

Jennifer is the Director of Development for Stillpoint Family Resources, as well as a member of our Speakers Bureau. She earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Teaching Credential from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was an English teacher for ten years, and a Retreat Leader for eight years before joining Stillpoint full-time. She enjoys speaking on issues related to effective parenting, and is the mother of four.

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Our Counselors:

Alma Cornejo, M.A.

Alma Cornejo

(Serving San Marino, Pacoima, West Hills)
Alma is bilingual, and brings with her years of experience as a mentor and teacher for children from 1st - 12th grade. She is a graduate of Hope International University (B. S. Human Development). Alma's clinical interests include working with children, teens, adults and families. She will receive a master's degree in psychology in 2010. Alma and her husband have been married for 25 years and they have five children.

818-429-6491
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Adam Cross

Adam Cross

(Serving West Hills)
Adam Cross earned his undergraduate degree from California State University Channel Islands, and his Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Adam specializes in working with both teens and adults in both individual therapy and group therapy. He is also a sought after speaker, offering workshops in men's issues, spirituality, anger management, and the family.

805-428-3755
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Alicia Hengehold, M.A.

(Serving South Pasadena)
Alicia Hengehold earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio and her graduate degree from Phillips Graduate Institute. She is a bilingual public speaker and has worked in media, including having professional recordings. She has years of experience as a therapist working with individuals, couples and families with a variety of issues such as depression, grief and loss, families of children with special needs, and relationship conflicts. She is married with three children.

626-419-0667
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Daniel Johnson

(Serving Pasadena)
Daniel brings to his therapy years of experience as a high school teacher and counselor as well as seven years of formation at St Michael's Abbey in Silverado, Ca. He is a graduate of Benedictine College with a dual degree in Philosophy and History and earned his MA in Psychology at Phillips Graduate University. His clinical interests include working with adolescents, adults, and families.

626-240-8220
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Shannon Latson, M.A.

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(Serving West Hills)
Shannon earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, her certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute, and her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She works with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, or those who find themselves challenged by a current transition. She also works with couples who are encountering marital or family problems, or have experienced infidelity within the relationship. Shannon and her husband have been married for 33 years and have three adult children.

818-489-1156
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Mayra Ornelas, M.F.T. Intern

Mayra Ornelas

(Serving West Hills)
Mayra Ornelas earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and her Master of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge. She is a registered MFT Intern with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Her previous experience consists of working with families, children, and adolescents.

818-743-9456
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Dr. Ross Porter, Ph.D., M.Div.

(Serving West Hills)
Dr. Ross Porter, is the founder and Executive Director of Stillpoint Resources. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) and M.Div. (Master of Divinity) degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he first became interested in the integration of psychology and spirituality. His background includes work at LAC/USC Psychiatric Hospital and the VA Medical Center, Sepulveda. He has taught at the high school, college, and graduate school levels, and has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has authored five books, and his VirtueYOU program is being presented nationwide.

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David Shaffer, M.F.T., M.Div.

(Serving Thousand Oaks, West Hills)
David earned his undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge, his M.F.C.C. from Mount Saint Mary's, and his M.Div. from St. John's Seminary. He has an extensive background teaching and counseling at the high school level, as well as public speaking on issues related to family, sexuality, and the integration of psychology and theology. His psychotherapy practice includes working with teens, adults, and couples.

(805) 341-3144

Joe Sikorra, M.F.T.

(Serving Thousand Oaks, West Hills)
In addition to being part of the Stillpoint staff, Joe is on the faculty of the California Health and Longevity Institute, where he provides programs on stress management, team building, and communication skills to Fortune 500 companies. He provides lectures and workshops for community organizations and business groups. His background in law enforcement, music, theatre, and acting, reflect a diverse set of talents that allow him to work effectively with clients. Joe is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has extensive experience in helping individuals, couples, and families to enhance their success.  His undergraduate degree is from U.C.L.A. and his graduate degree is from Antioch.

Watch Joe's Amazing Video "Step Up"

 

Our Board of Trustees

  • Esther Bleuel, MA, MFT, MDR
  • Ross Porter, Ph.D.
  • Ryan Liljegren, Chair
  • Gina Hagens, CFO
  • Russ Doyle, Member at Large
  • Jennifer Porter, secretary

Our Board of Advisers

  • Mayor Walter Allen
  • T. Murphy Goodwin, M.D.
  • Mother Regina Marie Gorman, O.C.D.
  • Tim McNicoll, M.D.
  • Christine Peterson
  • Linda Porter
  • Ross Porter
  • Dennis Prager

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