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Services


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Services


Our dedicated team of professional psychotherapists, licensed and registered by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, provides counseling services such as, but is not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Abuse Recovery
  • Family Counseling
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Marital Counseling
  • Infidelity Recovery
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Art and Play Therapy
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting Consultations
  • Compassion Fatigue Assessment and Support for Ministry Leaders
  • Personality, Temperament and Spiritual Gifts Assessments
  • Pre-Marital and Marital Assessments with Feedback and Report


At Safe Harbor Counseling Center we provide counseling services only. We do NOT have expertise, nor do we provide custody evaluations, testifying in lawsuits, workers comp or disability evaluations. If you are in need of these services please request a referral to a local forensic specialist.
 

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MEET OUR Therapists


MEET OUR Therapists


 

Professionals Who Care

At Safe Harbor Counseling Center our Christian therapists personally understand the Christ-centered, biblical values. However our therapists are willing and able to work with clients from any faith or background. Our therapists are not only caring but are dedicated to providing you with quality service.

 
 

 
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Elaine M. romero, LMFT
EXECUTIVE clinical DIRECTOR
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST #LMFT38237

951.252.8411 #3001
elaine.romero@shcounseling.org

Eliane is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Executive Clinical Director of Safe Harbor Counseling Center at Rancho Community Church. Elaine has worked as a clinical psychotherapist and professional speaker for over 24 years. Elaine feels blessed to receive referrals and endorsements from pastors, pediatricians, and school administrators all throughout the Inland Valley Empire. As a clinical supervisor, Elaine enjoys guiding interns who are striving to become licensed psychotherapists.

Elaine completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Family Studies, from the University of Arizona in 1993. She achieved her Masters of Arts degree from the accredited Marriage, and Family Therapy program at the University of San Diego in 1996. She acquired her PPS school counseling credential in 1998. In 1997, Elaine was the founding president of the San Diego chapter of the California Association for Play Therapy. She has been a member of CAMFT, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for 21 years. Elaine is a graduate of She Speaks training through Proverbs 31 Ministries followed by individual coaching as a speaker with Next Step Speakers Services.

Elaine enjoys working with all types of clients. She works with individuals, couples, adolescents and children. Elaine’s style is both caring and compassionate. As a believer, Elaine understands the Christ- like model and morals Christians are trying to live by. She integrates God’s truths and promises with leading research on healthy functioning in marriage, parenting and family relationships. However, Elaine is experienced and willing to work with clients from any faith and background. She would never attempt to impose Christian beliefs onto those who were not open to it. Elaine has training and experience in both play therapy and art therapy. Her office is equipped with a wide range of toys, books, sand tray materials, and numerous art supplies. Children love Elaine’s office! In fact, two little mice figurines happen to live in her office and children love to hunt for these little guys as they move to new hiding spots each week.

As a professional speaker Elaine has delivered the keynote seminar in a variety of settings such as marriage retreats, women’s Christmas Teas, MOPS groups and school functions. Her speaking style is energetic and funny, but it also displays her professional expertise in marriage, parenting, and family relationships. Please ask Elaine for a list of her current seminar titles. Overall, Elaine feels blessed to help all types of families in our community. She believes it is truly an honor and her calling to equip families to build healthy homes and leave lasting legacies. 

 


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Nancy goodwin, LMFT
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST #LMFT52718

951.252.8411 #3005
nancy.goodwin@shcounseling.org

Nancy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in practice for 14 years. She was also a school counselor for 10 years and a teacher for 11 years. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Resources from the University of Delaware. She earned her Masters of Arts in Education from Chapman University. Nancy finished her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy from the accredited California Baptist University. She also holds a State Teaching Credential, School Counseling Credential and Cultural Language Credentials in California. She was an Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University in the Clinical Counselor Program teaching courses on Addictions & Assessment. 

Nancy enjoys working with children, adolescents, women and couples. Nancy has extensive experience working with families and helping children and adolescents overcome social, emotional and school-related issues. These include: behavior, divorce/separation, bullying, grief, anger management, ADHD, addictions, school refusal, military family/deployment, autism spectrum, girl issues, and others. She is trained in play therapy and art therapy and her office is filled with games, art supplies, and toys. Is your child having problems at school? With over 20 years experience in the public schools, Nancy helps families resolve issues unique to the school system. She is skilled at working with children from kinder through college age and is caring and compassionate with them. Her goal is to help families resolve relational issues and restore peace.  

Nancy is experienced and works with clients from any faith background. She also provides faith based counseling for those who want it. Nancy is a Christian therapist who integrates the best of psychology and research with the Christian faith. She would never attempt to impose Christian beliefs onto those who were not open to it. Nancy has specialized training in parenting, military families, student assistance and evidence based treatment approaches. Her passion is to help families find solutions to parenting and family problems and find balance and peace in relationships. 
 


Debbie TIMM, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT112125

951.252.8411 #3004

Connections and choices are notable ingredients in relationships. We make choices about whom and with what we connect with. Most connections fall between satisfying (promoting growth, joy, and stability in our lives) and troublesome (yielding frustration, grief, and exhaustion). When we connect in unhealthy ways, we may begin to feel squeezed, stuck, anxious, or unhappy with our relationships to others and even ourselves. Relationships and activities that once gave invigorating pleasure can become life-controlling issues, clouding our freedom and choice.

Using the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model to therapy, Debbie assists clients in the task of unpacking their baggage, evaluating and deciding where their needs, goals, and values lie, and then finally pursuing their new direction in freedom and strength.

Debbie obtained her BA in Graphic Arts at California State University San Marcos in 2002 and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from National University in January 2016. Debbie is excited to work with individuals in their quest toward a life lived more abundantly. 


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Ian C. Taylor, MA, ASSOCIATE Marriage and Family Therapist #AMFT93876

Supervised by Elaine M. Wilkins, LMFT #LMFT38237

951.252.8411 #3003

 “The fact that you are considering speaking with a therapist shouts volumes about the courage you possess. I’ve been on both sides of the therapist relationship, and know that whatever the life situation you’re facing, seeking help is an awesome, great step. We are all created in God’s image, with mind, body, and soul. That is the truth from which I approach all people and therapy. It’s a privilege for me meeting people from all walks of life. I would love to meet you and come alongside your journey. I am truly excited and hopeful for you." –Ian

Ian earned a Masters (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology from Southern California Seminary in 2016 and is a pre-licensed, registered, MFT intern. Ian graduated from San Diego State University in 1996, served four years as U.S. Army Officer, and worked for 15 years in the corporate world. Ian enjoys connecting with family and friends, beach days, reading, hiking, and trying new restaurants. Ian finds great joy in helping to bring hope and strength to individuals and families.


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Paola Cortes, MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #APCC11967

Supervised by Elaine M. Romero, LMFT, #LMFT38237

951.252.8411 #3002
paola.cortes@shcounseling.org

“Life bring us different paths, is our own choice to decide which one fit us and follow it. We have a free will. However, sometimes we feel our life is not coming up the way we expect, and we don’t feel ok with the results. The good news is we can change our path as individuals and build and construct our life the way we want it, following our beliefs, thoughts, and our faith. Our thoughts build our beliefs, and values, then they become actions, actions that build our behavior, and behavior becomes our life.

If you allow me, I will support you and help you follow your path, the way you want it, to reach happiness and improve your life, through faith, and professional Clinical counseling”

-Paola.

My name is Maria Paola Cortes Elser, I was born in Colombia and have been living in USA for 19 years know, and as immigrant , I confronted different situations that helped me to grow personally, and spiritually and understand how special it is to be from somewhere else and become part of this great nation. I understand the challenges that come from this transition from our land to America and all the life experience that those changes include, mentally culturally and spiritually. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Santo Tomas De Aquino University in Bogota Colombia, and a master’s degree in Professional clinical counseling from Grand Canyon University in the USA. I’m also about to obtain my license as Marriage and family Therapist. I been working in this field for 6 years, and I have experience with DV, PTSD, Sexual and physical abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and Personality Disorders, as well as with Substance abuse. I speak English and Spanish, and my motivation is to help and support individuals and families who struggle with relationships, and Mental illnesses through faith and professional clinical counseling.

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Seminars


Seminars


At Safe Harbor Counseling Center several of our therapists are trained and available for speaking events. If you are interested in a speaker for a marriage retreat, parenting conference, school event, MOPS, women’s ministry event or christmas tea. 


Parenting Seminars

I Used to Be Patient, Then I Became a Mother

Why are my Kids All so Different? Birth Order and Your Parenting

Do I Really Need to Talk to my Child about Sex?

Connecting with your Child through Play

Sibling Rivalry: how to Equip your Kids before You go Crazy

Bassinets to Empty Nests: Parenting through the Family Life Cycle


Women's Ministry Seminars

Your Greatest Gift this Holiday Season (Christmas seminar)

Unto Us a Child is Born (Christmas seminar)

The Balanced Woman


Marriage Seminars

Armed and Aware: Safeguarding Your Marriage from Infidelity

Commit to Connect

What to Know Before You Tie the Knot


Pricing of seminars based on number of attendees. Please call 951.252.8411 x 3001 to discuss fees or book a seminar. 

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Fees & Insurance


Fees & Insurance


Payment & Insurance

Safe Harbor Counseling Center is a “fee for service practice.” Payment is made at the time of service. If you would like to try and be reimbursed by your insurance your therapist can provide you with a receipt called a “super bill”. This receipt contains all the codes you will need for reimbursement. Reimbursement is processed on your own. To verify insurance coverage,  you will want to call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if they reimburse “out of network” providers. Many insurance plans will cover a portion of the fee.

Safe Harbor Counseling Center accepts cash, checks and most major credit cards.


Payment Plans

Safe Harbor Counseling Center offers several payment options. Reduction in counseling fee is available with our licensed therapist, as well as our registered therapy interns.


Intern Therapists

Interns are therapists who have completed their graduate level education and training. They meet with their clients alone, but each week the intern discusses the care of their clients with their supervisor. Supervisors are experienced and licensed therapists who guide interns. Therapy with an intern is an excellent option because you essentially have two therapists involved in making sure you receive quality care. 

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What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

See what data we have about you, if any.

Change/correct any data we have about you.

Have us delete any data we have about you.

Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 951.252.8411.

privacy policy


Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.shcounseling.or . This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

See what data we have about you, if any.

Change/correct any data we have about you.

Have us delete any data we have about you.

Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 951.252.8411.