Meet Our Staff

Jeffrey Scott Biddle, PhD, LMFT, Counseling Center Director

Jeff Biddle

Jeff Biddle holds a Doctor of Social Work/Executive Leadership from the University of Southern California, an MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, an MDiv in Practical Theology from Talbot School of Theology, and a BA in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. Jeff is a licensed marriage and family therapist and assumed the position of Counseling Center director at California Baptist University in August 2013. For the previous 17 years, he served as a pastor, directing and overseeing a Christian counseling center, leading a marriage ministry, support groups, and a 12-step biblical recovery program; and served as chaplain to the church staff. Jeff has maintained a private practice since 2005, specializing in couples therapy, specifically for those in crisis, as well as working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and sexual addiction. Jeff is married to Michele, and they have three children, Brooke, Joshua and Scotty.

 

Lisa Peredia, LMFT, Counseling Center Assistant Director
 
Melissa Barratt, Counseling Center Office Manager

 

Laura Abbott, Counseling Center Secretary

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Laura Abbott graduated from Southern Illinois University, where she received a BS in Health Care Management. She acquired the position of secretary in the Counseling Center in 2014. 

Justin Bain, MFT Trainee

Justin Bain earned his BA in Psychology from Biola University and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. He has experience working with youth and is interested in working with individuals and couples.

Christina Cendejas, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Christian Cendejas

Christina Cendejas received her BA in Psychology and an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has experience working at a rehab nursing facility as well as with persons with autism spectrum disorders. Christina is interested in working with young adults, children, and families, particularly those dealing with depression and anxiety.

Terri Doby, MFT Trainee

Terri Doby earned her BA in Psychology from CSU Dominguez Hills and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is interested in working with individuals, couples, and families.

Chazstine Franco, MFT Trainee

Chazstine Franco obtained her BA in Psychology and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is interested in working with individuals, couples, and families.

JR Grimmius, MFT Trainee

JR Grimmius obtained her BA in Psychology from Biola University and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has worked as a mentor for children, youth, and families and is interested in working with individuals and couples.

Jennifer Heers, MFT Trainee

Jennifer Heers earned her BA in Liberal Studies and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has experience working in the education field and is interested in working with couples, individuals, and families.

Jamie Hunt, MFT Trainee

Jamie Hunt obtained her BA in Psychology and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is interested in working with individuals and couples.

Shandy Ibison-Macias, MFT Trainee

Shandy Ibison-Macias received her BA in Psychology and is currently working toward on MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has experience working with children as an ABA Therapist and Associate Clinical Supervisor. Shandy is interested in working with individuals, families, and children.

Aspen Kling, MFT Trainee

Aspen Kling obtained her BA in Psychology from Biola University and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has experience mentoring teens and young adults and is interested in working with young adults and teens with addictions.

Sarah Lahlou, MFT Trainee

Sarah Lahlou received her BA in Psychology and is currently working toward on MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has experience working with children as an ABA Therapist and is interested in working with individuals, families, and children.

Bria Lewis, MFT Trainee

Bria Lewis obtained her BA in Psychology and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has experience working with children and adults with disabilities. Bria is interested in working with sexual assault survivors and individuals with eating disorders.

Jennifer Lopez, MFT Trainee

Jennifer Lopez obtained her BA in Psychology and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is interested in working with individuals experiencing the effects of trauma, PTSD, codependency, and bullying survivors.

Margaux Miller, MFT Trainee

Margaux Miller obtained her BA in Psychology from Biola University and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is interested working with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families.

Robert Oring, MFT Trainee

Robert Oring obtained his BA in English from University of California, Irvine and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. He is interested in working with individuals, couples, and families.

Angela Parry, Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Angela Parry earned her BA in Theatre Arts and an MA in Counseling from Concordia University Irvine. She is interested in working with individuals, couples, and families, particularly those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and trauma.

Amber Perry, Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist

Amber Saucedo

Amber Perry earned her BA in Psychology and an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is interested in working with young adults, couples, and families.

Isaac Reed III, MFT Trainee

Isaac Reed III obtained his BA in Psychology from Eastern Washington University and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. He  is interested in working with individuals and families and is fluent in German.

Emma Royce, MFT Trainee

Emma Royce obtained her BA in Psychology and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She has experience working with children as an ABA Therapist and with adults in a rehabilitation and treatment facility.  Emma is interested in working with individuals, couples and families, particulary those affected by trauma and eating disorders.

Elizabeth Seter, MFT Trainee

Elizabeth Seter earned her BA in Communications with a minor in Psychology at Grand Canyon University and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is interested in working with individuals and families experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, phase of life issues. 

Pauline Yoon, MFT Trainee

Pauline Yoon obtained her BA in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton and is currently working toward an MS in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University. She is interested in working with individuals and families and is fluent in Korean.