Counseling Services Staff
Staff is comprised of Christian therapists whose understandings and actions are deeply informed by both psychology and the Christian faith.
Tim Dakin, MFT, Director
Private Practice, Fair Oaks License #MFC 21311
Linda Carlos, MFT, Supervisor
Private Practice, Elk Grove License #MFC 27723 Charlotte Fritz, MFTI. I have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern since 2006 and have received extensive training in grief counseling, working with both Kaiser Hospice and Sutter Hospital's Children's Bereavement Art Group. I counsel individuals, couples, and families, specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, parenting/coparenting, children and youth with attachment issues, couples counseling focused on gaining relationships skills, and Christian counseling/pre-marital counseling. I also lead groups focused in grief counseling, relationship enhancement, and skills for stepfamilies. MFTI#55455
Luis Gonzalez, MFTI
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and earned my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary in Sacramento. I have worked with couples and individual clients seeking breakthroughs with depression, posttraumatic stress, life transitions, grief and loss, and spirituality. My desire is to provide a nonjudgmental, safe, and compassionate therapeutic relationship with each of my clients. I served in the military for twenty-four years and can relate to some of the challenges faced by today's military members and their families. Se habla Espanol.
Ed Halbach, MFT Trainee
I earned my BA in Music Performance at San Jose State University in 1982. I am completing my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary, graduating in 2011. I have three years of clinical experience counseling teens, adults and families in Christian and non-Christian settings. I have treated people with depression, anxiety, chemical and sexual addictions, anger management issues, abuse, problem marriages and parent-teen relationship difficulties.I am especially interested in marriage, teens, men's issues, and human performance (e.g. music, theater, sports, etc.).
Dezaree Finch, MFTI
I have been in the mental health field for 10 years providing counseling for teenagers, families, couples, and individuals in various settings. My specialties include Christian counseling, couples counseling, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, trauma, adults molested or abused as children, adults (male and female) in past domestic violence situations, and parenting challenges. I am a graduate of the River City School of Ministry and hold a Masters degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Law and Society. I offer low cost counseling and accept Victim Witness Compensation insurance as well as Veterans (CHAMPVA) insurance.MFTI# 57508
Offices are located on the Christ Community campus. Please call to set up an appointment.