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Our Services

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 acupuncture.

Family Counseling and Trauma Healing Center (FCTHC) is an a day treatment program in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley dedicated to providing superior and holistic trauma disorder treatment.

Our Team

Beverly C. Taylor

Beverly C. Taylor

Founder & Certified Trauma Specialist
Lisa Rakusin

Lisa Rakusin

Clinical Director
Alisa Taylor

Alisa Taylor

Body Work
Laurie Burnaby

Laurie Burnaby

Certified Yoga Therapist
Kristi Hundt

Kristi Hundt

Acupuncture
Kimberli Kuljian

Kimberli Kuljian

Life Coach

Beverly C. Taylor

Founder & Certified Trauma Specialist

Beverly C. Taylor, MA LMFT is a psychotherapist and licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, particularly families struggling with addiction issues. She maintains a private practice in beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, California. With over 20 years of experience as a counselor and therapist, and as a graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute specializing in addictions and other family struggles, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Beverly and many of her colleagues have recognized an increased need for holistic mental health services and she seeks to help fill that void with Family Counseling & Trauma Healing Center, Inc. Beverly’s areas of expertise are trauma, addictions, codependency, depression, trauma, disordered overeating, and intensive experiential small groups.Beverly is an interactive, experiential/depth psychotherapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.Special Interest & ServicesBeverly taught in 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 old wounds.Beverly offers yearly intensive workshops on professional burnout for all the healing professions.Beverly is a disaster mental health volunteer for the American Red Cross. She volunteered her services through Hurricane Katrina as well as serves through local disasters.EducationMA – Psychology w/concentration in Depth PsychologyPacifica Graduate Institute, CaliforniaBA – Psychology and Social Work ConcentrationSalisbury State University, MarylandAA- Chemical Dependency Counseling DegreeWorcester-Wicomico Comm. CollegeBoard of Behavioral Sciences – LMFT #41786California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Lisa Rakusin

Clinical Director

Lisa Rakusin, MA, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist who is highly skilled at treating trauma caused by stressful and traumatic events, as well as the anxiety, depression, substance use, and other mental illnesses that can result from traumatic experiences. Individually and in groups, Lisa is passionate about creating a safe space and a strong, nonjudgmental, holistic relationship with her clients as she guides them, utilizing their strengths, to accomplish post-traumatic growth and healing. She also believes in the importance of including family members and significant others as part of the treatment process.  Very excited about the opportunity to become a part of this important program, Lisa relocated from the Los Angeles area to the Central Coast to join the team at Family Counseling & Trauma Healing Center, Inc.

Alisa Taylor

Body Work

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.

Laurie Burnaby

Certified Yoga Therapist

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.

Kristi Hundt

Acupuncture

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.

Kimberli Kuljian

Life Coach

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.