Karma Brownlee Limon
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT #48142
20+ years of therapeutic experience
University of California Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior
California State University Fullerton with a Master of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy
Training for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which works with people through various traumas and PTSD
2-year certificate from Cottonwood School of Ministry and offers Christian Counseling upon request
Karma worked at Masada Homes for many years as a Therapist for Severely Emotional Disturbed Probation youth. She also provided case management services to help clients get their community and personal needs met, such as housing and successfully graduating from high school. Additionally, Karma gained extensive experience with many types of struggles that people were working through. For example, anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, child abuse, ADHD, Oppositional defiant disorder, and much more.
Karma later moved on to becoming a Supervisor at Olive Crest and helped run one of the programs there. Karma then worked as a supervisor at Pathways Community Services with Severely Emotionally Disturbed children and their families. Karma was able to guide therapists who worked with children who suffered from various traumas in their lives such as abuse and abandonment issues.
As a Director over several programs at Bayfront Youth and Family Services, Karma provided supervision and guidance for the therapists in order for them to gain knowledge and insight on working with their clients. She was also in charge of running multiple therapeutic programs.
Lastly, Karma had her own private practice for 8 years and was very successful with that and then turned it into the corporation that it is today.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Laura Shube is the Executive Administrative Assistant to Karma Limon, she has over 5 years of experience in the field and she is the Biller for Waves of Peace Counseling services.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University California Los Angeles
Graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology
She does an excellent job making sure clients do not have to deal with the insurance companies as much as possible. If clients are not in network with their insurance and they are paying us up front she will do the billing for the client and submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. Laura handles this so the client does not have to.
Laura also does the billing for the therapists' clients so the therapists do not have to. This allows the therapists to be able to focus on what they love best, which is working with the clients and it allows the clients, at least as much as is in our power, not to have to deal with insurance companies unless necessary regarding their billed services.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT #11911
20+ years of therapeutic experience
Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the California State University, Fullerton
Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco
Mary has had experience with a variety of ages from children to adults conducting individual, couples and family therapy. She has worked with a wide range of diagnoses such as Depression, Anxiety, Autism, Addiction, Grief issues, Oppositional Behaviors and more. Her experience came from working with The Center for Social Cognition, Family Services, and Pathways to Wellness Medication Clinic.
Mary has experience collaborating with other professionals on behalf of her clients. Some of these professionals consisted of Teachers and Doctors. Mary also provided case management services for these clients. Working with these professionals helped when she was gathering services the clients needed in regards to the case management needs.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW #70014
Bachelor and Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach
Over 12+ years of therapeutic experience
She has a heart and the ability in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with adjustment disorder, ADHD, Trauma, Depression, anxiety and much more.
She is certified in two evidenced based programs: Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for youth and Triple P Parenting Program.
Joelle worked for Harbor View Community Services Center in Long Beach for 11 years working with youth 5 to 21 years of age and their families. She also has experience providing case management services, in which she provide referrals and links for clients to community resources.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT #33051
30+ years of experience.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Biola University
Masters of Science Degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University Fullerton
Lillian has had many years of experience working with children, teenagers, and their families at Casa Youth Shelter. She also worked in a locked residential treatment facility with many behavioral concerns and has had a range of experience using various therapeutic techniques to help people through these concerns. In addition, Lillian has taught parenting classes.
She also has worked with individuals and couples helping them through every day challenges to come to a resolution that affects their lives in a positive way.
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in situations, relationships, or life patterns that are just not working. For example, things such as conflicts with others, lack of positive communication, depression anxiety, etc. She believes that together you can examine those issues, understand why they are there, and discover ways to create a much more fulfilling life experience.