About Us

STEPHEN WONG PHD LMFT

Dr. Stephen Wong is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy and maintains a private practice in Irvine, CA and Brea, CA.  Dr. Wong also holds a California credential in school counseling.

Dr. Wong has over 15 years experience as a marriage and family therapist specializing in family, individual and couple therapy.  Among his areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, marital issues, academic issues, spirituality, relationship, and trauma.

Using eclectic approach, he provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education

PhD Oregon State University . Counselor Education
MS Cal State University . Marriage Family Therapy/School Counseling
MDiv International Theological Seminary . Theology
BA UCLA . Sociology

License & Certifications

Marriage Family Therapist Licenced (#49913)

California Pupil Personnel Service (PPS) / Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA)

Enlisted as L.A. Superior Court Counselor Referral Therapist

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Psychological Association
California Marriage Family Therapist
American Counseling Association


Jackie Limon

AMFT Registration # 109871*

Jackie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chicana/o Studies and History from the University of California Davis (2011), and a Master’s of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne (2018). She enjoys working with children, teens and adults, and she has a particular interest in helping those with anxiety, depression, couple/relationship distress, family-conflict, grief and loss, and those wanting to improve their self-confidence and self-esteem. She is also bilingual in Spanish and English and is available to conduct therapy in both languages.
Jackie adheres to a Person-Centered/ Humanistic theoretical orientation, and she believes that through our childhood experiences, societal expectations, and a multitude of environmental/external influences, we are often shaped to live a life that is meeting expectations of others and is not satisfying our true desires. As a therapist, her goal is to help her clients connect with their true self and live an authentic life.  She believes we all have the ability to change and grow. It is important to her to use a multicultural lens when working with all individuals.


Jill Azuma 

APCC 8807 *

Jill creates a safe place for a person to empower them to break out of old patterns by learning new skills and considering new perspectives to reach their unique goals and live a life of well-being. She walks alongside a person through the tough times to help them reach hope on the other side. She has seen positive outcomes with people in a variety of circumstances and from various backgrounds and cultures. She likes to support people to improve relationships, change behavior and reach goals in their life. She is compassionate and empathic. She has completed a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University, Irvine, and has completed additional clinical trainings in Anxiety, Couples Counseling, and Communication.


Abigail Chin

AMFT Registration # 122825

Abigail Chin is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist, who graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior. She also obtained a Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2020. Abigail has a demonstrated history in conducting family and individual therapy for the past 3 years and has worked closely with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. She has a particular interest in supporting those with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, behavioral issues, spiritual struggles, intergenerational family conflict, and life transitions.

Abigail is deeply passionate in bringing hope to the community by maintaining compassion and upholding a multicultural posture to elevate each person’s strength and narrative. She utilizes an eclectic approach of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Child-Centered Play Therapy. Abigail’s goal in treatment is to promote a safe space in helping each client find their voice as well as recognize their own autonomy and resilience. She hopes to walk alongside clients to bring meaningful changes in their daily lives, and cultivate healing in their relationships with others. 

Brian Harpst

AMFT Registration # 108298*

Brian Harpst is a Associate Marriage and Family therapist at Kairos Counseling.  He specializes in helping individuals, couples and families uncover and recover from issues and struggles that are holding them back from reaching their full potential.  Brian is experienced and skilled in strength-based and solution-focused therapies.  When working with clients, he takes a compassionate approach where he seeks to understand and collaborate. 

Brian earned a Master of Arts Degree in clinical counseling with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University (2018).  While studying there, he found a passion in developing therapeutic relationships using empathy, curiosity, non-judgement and compassion. 

As a narrative therapist, Brian seeks to help clients develop their own voice and speak their own truth.  Therapy sessions unfold around clients’ personal experiences and are guided and facilitated by Brian in a thoughtful and intentional manner.  Brian helps clients with issues around anxiety, depression, grief and loss, single parenting, problematic substance use, self-confidence, personal identity, interpersonal relationships and communication.

Ellie Tamez

AMFT# 129089, California*
APCC#11007, California*

Ellie is an associate marriage and family therapist and associate professional clinical counselor. She enjoys working with children, teens, adults, individuals, and couples. She works with a range of presenting problems, including anxiety, social anxiety, depression, anger, relational issues, low self-esteem, and perfectionism. Ellie recognizes that each person’s life journey is unique, so she focuses on creating a safe space for individuals to share what they are experiencing. She believes that therapy is a collaborative effort, and so she works together with each person to help them reach their goals and full potential. 


JULIA GUAN 

Registration No. AMFT124348*

Julia Guan is a Registered AMFT at Kairos Counseling Inc. She has worked with a diverse range of college students ranging from 17-50 years old. Julia has experience working with individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, sexual confusion, academic challenges, acculturation, PTSD, and trauma. Another focus for Julia is working with children and minors to be successful in their academic and emotional life. She uses integrative therapy approaches to help clients progress. Julia has a M.A. in Counseling from Palo Alto University, with Marriage, Family, and Child emphasis. 

*Supervised by Dr. Stephen Wong, LMFT

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Appointment Times

Monday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 AM-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed