~Therapist Referrals~  

Need some additional support as you work through past trauma. The following therapists may be able to help. Feel free to contact them individually for more information about their services.  

All therapists are located outside of the Bay Area unless otherwise noted.  


Steve Brand   Coaching

(678) 389-5228  

EXPERIENCE + A CLEAR PERSPECTIVE = My clients say, "Steve is quick to listen, process and quick to problem-solve". For over 31 years I have connected with my clients so they can heal, stretch and grow. Your goals are my goals. Choosing the right therapist is a decision that can lead to a deeper understanding, personal peace and serenity. Clients come to me because they have exhausted their mental energy finding a solution that works. I will give you an objective professional perspective and empower you to change. My promise is that I will give you my best to help you be your best.  

I specialize in creating a safe emotional space for you to learn coping skills and better communicate your needs. Empathic listening and giving non-judgmental advice are my strengths.  Learn more at stevendbrand.com.


Julia Chaffin   Associate Marriage Family Therapist, AMFT

(408) 963-6694 ext. 459 - Santa Clara  

My name is Julia Chaffin. I am a licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist in the state of California, supervised by Nadia Vulfovich, LMFT. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Counseling, and am working toward a Doctorate in Marriage Family Therapy.  

Having had a very successful career in the project management field for 32 years including 20 years of senior leadership and executive coaching, I am now expanding my influence to my true passion of supporting the emotional growth of clients as an AMFT. I enjoy learning about your personal and spiritual histories and always considering culture so together, we can discover ways your past experiences might be negatively influencing your current experiences. My area of interests are trauma and PTSD, anxiety, stress, spiritual concerns, relationship, attachment issues and executive coaching. I enjoy the work I do in guiding adults, children, couples, and families to be their best in their personal and professional lives.  

My view of therapy is tailored, focused on client needs. This isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ world so therapy needs customization too. Some key evidence-based theories I draw from and have used include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, psychoeducation, emotional focused therapy, and client-centered therapy.  

My goal is to support you on this journey we call “life” which has ups and downs. Working together, we will come up with goals tailored to your needs. I will strive to build a safe, secure, warm and supportive relationship with you. Feel free to contact me for a free 20-minute consultation to discuss how we might work together. 


Jennifer Lopez   Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC

(805) 519-7675  

Hi! My name is Jennifer Lopez and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. I have twelve (12) years of clinical counseling experience and several years of Christian counseling experience as well. Working with diverse clients over the years has given me opportunities to learn about people and their unique individuality. Respect and learning about your culture and how it effects your worldview and experience without judgment or assumption is important in deepening my understanding of where you are coming from.  

My approach to therapy is eclectic using various techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, solutions focused therapy, person-centered therapy and psychoeducation. I strive to provide a warm and supportive environment allowing clients to work toward their goals and process at their pace.  

Treatment approach is tailored to your needs while being sensitive to your cultural identity and life experience. In collaboration, we will work on establishing goals and steps to help you overcome your current problems. SPECIALTIES: Stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self-esteem, and coping with life changes.    


Cathy Marutzky   Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Med, LPCC, NCC

(402) 807-0310  

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor and I have enjoyed working with children, teens, and adults for thirty years. I feel passionate about helping individuals and couples find peace and healing for their lives and relationships. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger or relationship issues I can offer help. As a couple you may feel like you need to learn communication skills or how to reconnect emotionally. Perhaps you are having family problems and need help finding resolution. I have found that counseling provides the tools and resources to help us manage and overcome life's challenges.  

I can help by offering you a treatment plan with research-based strategies specific to your needs. You will learn skills that are essential for you to find fulfillment in your relationships. I offer a comprehensive variety of services such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, play therapy and emotion-focused marriage therapy.  

We all need help at times in our lives. My goal is to develop a positive, trusting, and supportive relationship with you. I can offer compassion and empathy as we work together to help you reach your goals. I believe you will find my office a safe, private, inviting space. Contact me for an initial consultation and take the first step toward wellness.  


Larry Wong   Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

(626) 340-4786   My clinical experience has focused primarily on helping individuals in the adolescent to young adult age, which is a critical phase of development, addressing issues around identity formation and family conflict. Diagnoses and presenting problems most prevalent for this age include major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiance, ADHD, schizophrenia, self-harming/high risk behaviors (cutting, eating disorders, and substance use) and suicidal thoughts & behaviors. My work with this particular age population often includes helping the family system in areas such as conflict resolution, family communication patterns and repair in attachment & connection.  

My approach involves addressing here-and-now problems with a relational perspective since even the most individual issues overflow into interactions with others. I have found that increasing personal insight and awareness produces changes in the problematic behavior. Healing becomes an important process for both individuals and their families.  

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I thoroughly enjoy the work that I do - providing an atmosphere of support so that emotional needs can be met. I have experience working with all ages (individual adults/adolescents, couples and families).   


~Trusted Listeners/Support Groups~

Just want someone to talk to? We have ICOC ministry and elder couples standing by to provide compassionate attention as you tell your story. This one-time appointment will allow you to share your heart with a spiritually mature person or couple. We can also let you know about several group options here in the Bay Area. Need more information? Contact us at admin@sfhousechurch.com and we'll connect you with someone.