Prepare to Change Child and Family Counseling is a non-profit organization.
De Vida Gill has over 25 years of personal, professional, and program development training, working with nonprofits, for profits, and government entities. She has worked at Harborview Community Services Center, Full Service Partnership (FSP) Program as a Manger and Supervisor; Children’s Bureau of Southern California as an Outpatient Therapist and Wraparound Program Supervisor; Steppin’ 2 The Future as Founder and CEO; Families in Action as a Training Facilitator; and with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health as an Outpatient Therapist and Transitional Program Coordinator. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California; a Mental Health Therapist Consultant at the Santa Ana Unified School District; and Founder and CEO of Mahogany Vida Unlimited, LLC. As a former dancer, actress, and choreographer, she has incorporated her creative talent into her daily work whether developing programs, facilitating trainings, or working with clients.
Ms. Gill’s research interests have included: STEAM vs STEM Education; a certification program, H.O.P.E. (Hospitality, Opportunity, Possibility, & Entrepreneurship) for Belize; cultural organizational changes to support youth and young adults of the 21st Century; and has applied the Cognitive Behavioral Model to musical artists. Currently her research explores the integration of music and mental health and the effects on enhanced learning.
Currently she is an Author, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Life Coach (specializing in transformation), and the CEO and Founder of Mahogany Vida Unlimited, LLC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Criminology from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California specializing in Community Organization, Planning, and Administration.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Transformational Life Coach
Mahogany Vida Unlimited, LLC
Ph: (949) 682-2092/ Fax: (949) 502-0555
Brent Scarborough is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who offers both face-to-face and online* appointments for adults, couples, and families. He joins with clients to work through anxiety, depression, relational issues, and trauma. Brent also helps clients develop healthy relational and social skills.
April Twenhafel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years experience in the mental health field. Prior to her licensure, April worked in the field of Social Work including foster care, crisis management and outreach concerns. April graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2007 and began her clinical practice at the Center for Individual and Family Therapy and has evolved her practice in this organization to date. She has been an adjunct professor in the Applied Behavioral Science program at Azusa Pacific University focusing on Marriage and Family Therapy for the past four years. April’s clients vary in demographics, however, she specializes in children, adolescents, and treatment of trauma related issues. April’s primary theoretical orientation is Attachment based integrated with Object Relations Theory.
As a clinician, April assists people from a variety of backgrounds in a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, crisis, abuse, identity development, grief, family issues, marital conflict and more. One of her specialties is working with children through play therapy, an evidence-based practice. Play therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses play to help a child communicate their feelings and is used to promote growth, emotional regulation, and resolution. April is also certified as a Prepare/Enrich Counselor for premarital therapy. April understands therapy can be a scary process for individuals to invite a stranger into. She is passionate about creating a safe place for her clients to explore the difficult experiences in their own lives. She considers it an honor to be invited into a person’s life and a true joy to be a part of their healing process.
Dr. Jennifer Fee is a licensed Psychologist with over 25 year’s of experience. She specializes in the areas of trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression. As an Approved Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Consultant, she helps other therapists become Certified in this innovative therapy. Dr. Fee is passionate about fighting the stigma that surrounds mental health issues via writing and speaking. She’s a TEDX speaker and avid internet live streamer. Dr. Fee made two appearances on Monique Coleman’s “Gimme MO” TV series discussing sexual assault and mental health issues.