Our multidisciplinary therapeutic and experiential services are provided by highly qualified clinicians who specialize in the treatment of trauma, addiction, and other mental health issues. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, customized, intensive four-week day program offering individual, groups, and family therapy including the utilization of evidenced-based healing solutions such as EMDR and Trauma Stage Processing. The Center also includes customized movement/bodywork, art and yoga therapies, personal and career coaching, and ear point acupuncture.
Beverly C. Taylor, MA LMFT is an experiential/depth psychotherapist and licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. With focus on the treatment of trauma, addiction, codependency, depression and disordered overeating, Beverly’s innate compassion and creativity lend to the development of a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual client.
After 20 years of treating trauma and addiction and while maintaining a private practice in the Santa Ynez and Solvang, California, Beverly recognized a lack of holistic mental health services available to her clients and founded the Family Counseling & Trauma Healing Center in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Uplifting her community by offering integrative holistic healing services is Beverly’s most impassioned mission and is the culmination of many years of treating a wide variety of clients.
Special Interest & Services:
Beverly taught the Master’s Psychology program at Brandman University where she received the Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award.
Beverly presents and facilitates intensive weekend workshops for
healing past trauma.
Beverly offers yearly intensive retreats and workshops on professional burnout to a variety of healing professions.
Beverly is a disaster mental health volunteer for the American Red Cross. She began volunteering her services during Hurricane Katrina and has remained committed to serving her West Coast community in other capacities, primarily providing Red Cross disaster mental health services during wildfires and mudslides.
MA in Psychology with concentration in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, California (2002)
BA – Liberal Arts with Social Work Concentration from Salisbury State University, Maryland (year)
AA - Chemical Dependency Counseling from Worcester-Wicomico Community College (year)
Board of Behavioral Sciences – LMFT #41786 from The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
EMDR Certified through EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Julie Samuels-Metheany is a psychotherapist who has worked and lived in the Santa Ynez Valley for 20+ years. Julie has worked with a broad spectrum of clients, families and couples and has specialized in Eating Disorders, Compulsive and Addictive Eating and clients who are on the Weight Gain/Diet Cycle. She started her career as a Dietician and quickly realized that most people with food issues had some sort of Pyschological Dis-ordered eating pattern. Julie was inspired to get additional training in counseling and received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Through Somatic therapy, education and interactive experiential practices that help clients decrease the amount of trauma that is keeping their nervous systems hijacked people begin to feel less reactive and thus more in control of themselves, their thoughts and eventually of their lives. Helping clients to move into feeling more powerful, to reconnect to their inner strength and to make changes to feel fully alive is Julie's priority when working her clients.
I feel passionate about helping people reach a turning point and move towards freedom and greater joy. Having experienced the power of coaching myself, both professional and personal, I know it works! With 28 combined years in the Air Force and as a defense contractor, I have extensively studied organizational dynamics. I practice leadership, communication, and process improvement skills on a daily basis. I have successfully navigated through workplace challenges along the way, and, as a result, I feel more empowered today than ever before. I am also intimately familiar with 12-step and other recovery programs actively working my own issues as well as partnering with individuals. As such, I can provide support and encouragement for people dealing with grief, chronic illness, addictions, co-addictions, career progression, aging, mental health challenges, divorce, single parenting, coupleship, and family of origin issues. As a coach, I am the fearless energy force freely flowing through each moment reflecting my client's true frequency. Please visit www.turningpointcoaching.com for more information.
Stacey Thompson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist, and Mother. She has worked with individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings over the last 10 years, utilizing art as a therapeutic modality to help clients feel better about themselves and the lives they are living. Stacey thrives on sharing art experiences with people and sees art as a language that is unique to each person. Stacey is a longtime resident of the Santa Ynez Valley and is thrilled to join the team at FCTHC where she offers Art Therapy in support of holistic healing from trauma and addiction. Her person-centered approach focuses on creating authentic relationships with clients, and creating a safe space in the group by honoring where individuals are in their healing process. As the process of art-making can be intimidating, and she strives to create a culture within the group that embraces a “no wrong art” stance, a non-judgemental and compassionate approach to art-making.
Laurie Burnaby has studied yoga for over 40 years delving into various styles and modes of teaching. Her background as a dancer, teacher and massage therapist inform an understanding of how yoga can be a tool for transformation and healing. Yoga therapy has become her focus for the past 10 years. Laurie’s vision is to create an atmosphere that allows people to befriend their bodies and reject the misplaced cultural denial of cultivating their innate inner wisdom. The process is unique to each person and their particular circumstances. Yoga therapy works in conjunction with other healing modalities to bring about balance and well-being while empowering individuals to feel and be their best.
Alisa Taylor is the founder of Taylor’d Touch: Customized Creative Wellness, a body-work practice designed to help anyone looking to explore a deeper connection with their body. Taylor’d Touch is an LA-based business, with a heightened focus on a creative exploration through body-work and movement therapy. Alisa grew up in a household of healers and later sought a professional education in the performing arts. Through rigorous performance training, Alisa began to feel and identify the many ways in which our bodies keep track of trauma and old wounding. Taylor’d Touch was built to focus on tending to those somatic memories, allowing personal experience to enhance performance, rather than hinder it. Alisa regularly partners with licensed therapists to facilitate healing through workshops, intensives, and retreats. In addition, she has worked for nearly a decade as a Talent Manager and Acting Coach in Los Angeles. She uses body-work techniques to help guide professional performers toward achieving the highest level of relaxation and authenticity on stage or on camera. These techniques have led actors to career-launching opportunities in television, film, and on Broadway. Taylor’d Touch has co-facilitated multiple retreat weekends, as well as providing the hands-on portion of intensive trauma therapy workshops. For more information or to schedule an initial session, please reach out to Alisa directly via TAYLOR’D TOUCH on Facebook, or simply call/text (805) 757-7784. To hire Taylor’d Touch for a retreat or group event, please contact The Family Counseling and Trauma Healing Center at (805) 757-7783.
Rachael Morehouse is a passionate force for the well being of the human heart, body, and soul. She is imaginative, creative and thrives on a challenge but is most fulfilled when helping others. Rachael is motivated by her strong will to help create a world with better health, joy, resilience and personal connections. Empowering others to live their best life is the motivator behind Rachael’s loving heart and often humorous personality. She possesses a strong sense of right and wrong with little patience for any gray area in-between. She is a ‘take action’ personality and is unlikely to take “can’t” for an answer. She loves to experience life through travel, movies, books, volunteer work and most of all her cherished husband and daughter. Rachael works behind the scenes coordinating, communicating & planning the day to day running of our program.
I am an Associate Marriage Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. I completed a two year clinical training program at Airport Marina Counseling Service, where I worked with adults, children and families, and facilitated therapy groups including “Navigating Your 20’s” and “10 Steps to Self Esteem.” I believe in providing a warm and compassionate environment for my clients, working collaboratively to appropriately address each individual’s specific needs. It is a privilege for me to be present with my clients, without judgment or distractions, allowing them to work at making their life better. I have extensive training in psychodynamic therapy, family systems therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy and I am very passionate about mental health and wellbeing!
Kristi Hundt MA, LAc is a Nationally Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and a Licensed Acupuncturist with a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the State of California and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.Kristi established her clinic for Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Santa Ynez Valley in 2004 and began treating people in recovery during her clinical internship at the Portland Addiction Clinic in 2000. She specializes in detoxification acupuncture and offers group sessions at the Family Counseling and Trauma Healing Center Inc. Kristi is also available for individual treatments by appointment at her clinic in Solvang.
Kim “Coach Kimmie” Smith comes to the Santa Ynez Valley with almost 25 years of personal training, Pilates, massage therapy, and injury + rehab experience.
She has been the fitness director for two busy movement studios in the Los Angeles area from 2006 to 2020.
She specializes in bodyweight and resistance-based strength training for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and safety.
In addition to feeling strong, confident, and capable, Kim feels clients should have fun and experience the most possible freedom in movement every day. Supplementing sessions with humor, candor, (and the occasional curse word!), she believes movement is a human right and should be accessible to everyone regardless of size, race, gender expression, or financial status.
As a person recovering from an eating disorder and living with depression, Kim also understands the struggles that come along with these conditions. She deeply enjoys working with all clients but has a very special place in her heart for the specific populations of LGBTQIA+, veteran, trauma survivors, and larger-bodied persons.