It is our belief that no child or family should ever go without the help they may need because of finances. The goal of Prepare to Change Child and Family Counseling, the non-profit arm the Prepare to Change Counseling Center, is to provide the most qualified, rigorously trained, compassionate, and competent therapists available, at a rate that you and your family can afford.
P2C’s Child and Family Counseling services include:
Let us know you’re interested in seeing us at Prepare to Change Child and Family Counseling!
Dr Kaneeza Lafir, Clinical Director & Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Kaneeza Lafir, PsyD., PsyD., the owner and clinical director of Prepare to Change Counseling, and the founder Prepare to Change Child and Family Counseling, is a licensed psychologist who offers psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, testing and assessment services, and clinical training, in addition to managing the organizational affairs. She brings over 20 years of experience to the table, 5 in non-profit capacity, and offers short- and long-term therapy for children, couples, families, the elderly, and adults.
Dustin Shultz, LMFT, Licensed Therapist & Affiliate
Dustin Shultz, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience who offers short and long-term therapy for teens, adults, couples, and seniors, working through patterns that prevent them from growing and living a full life.
Director of Clinical Training
Dr. Kelly Granger, Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Kelly Granger, PsyD. is a licensed psychologist whose experience includes counseling, assessment, training and supervision. She holds extensive experience working with adults, couples and adolescents for many difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, and overwhelming emotions.
Along with our Executive Team, we are proud to introduce our psychologists and staff!
Dr. Hayley Pedersen, Psychological Assistant
Dr. Hayley Pedersen is a Post-doctoral Intern with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, adjustment, and attachment. She begins thereapy with a warm, calm and nonjudgmental approach.
Sunwoo Lee is a Psychological Assistant that is passionate about providing therapy and assessment for children, adolescents, families, and adults that are experiencing distress from a variety of issues including emotional, developmental, systemic, and learning disabilities.
Shamina, Office Administrator
Shamina is our office administrator. She has worked in office setting for 13 years, and she’s here to help set appointments and address your billing questions.
Expanded descriptions can be found on the Psychologists and Staff (Meet the Team) page
Alicia received her degree in English with a Writing emphasis in 2005, and has spent the last 12 years working for a small media agency in Orange County, writing and producing radio programs for broadcast, as well as writing freelance in her spare time.
Chris Poulos (Computers, Internet, Network)
Richard Redmond (Website Design and Programming)
Graphic design and website making since the twentieth century.
Dr. Larry Kuhn, PsyD
Dr. Larry Kuhn founded the Prepare to Change counseling center and its state-of-the-art assessment platform. He is currently responsible for executing assessment interventions for the California and Indiana offices, and he provides in-person and online counseling and coaching as well. Dr. Kuhn can be reached at DrLarryKuhn@PrepareToChange.com or (949) 275-8804.
Larry Kuhn, PsyD, works well with many different types of people and challenges. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Indiana and California, organizational coach and consultant, and a presenter involved in leadership development, forensic psychology, education, and family therapy. Always a steady hand at the wheel, Larry is highly valued for his calm and pragmatic approach, honed over 25 years in consulting, industry, and non-profit.
So while “been there, done that!” could be his mantra, Larry’s humble style combines his rich background and experiences with a collaborative nature and creative approach. Larry’s repertoire includes aligning business solutions, providing management consulting and coaching, launching assessment solutions, and a variety of other initiatives to promote sustainable organizational culture change. He employs a dialectical developmental approach to facilitate, influence and support desirable growth, design, and performance outcomes within organizations.
Clients love his unique and creative approaches to visually communicate complex information. In fact, he created a state-of-the-art assessment platform offering 400+ assessments and skills tests which is currently being used by clients across the nation for employee selection, leader development, and personal growth or education testing. Larry also conducts leadership seminars on Coaching Competencies for Executives, Goal Setting, Assertiveness Training, and Interpersonal Skills for Managers, Collaborative Problem-Solving Techniques, Communication Skills, among others. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Family and Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in California and Indiana.
Dr. David Wang, ThM, PhD
David Wang, ThM, PhD is the editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology and is part of the faculty at the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. There, he teaches courses on trauma therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, integration, multicultural issues in clinical psychology, structural equation modeling and objective personality assessment. His areas of research interest include trauma and traumatic stress, spiritual formation and character/virtue development, mindfulness/self-compassion, spiritual theology (with special interest in the English Puritans) and various topics related to multicultural psychology and social justice. He is also a licensed psychologist who maintains a small clinical practice in Fullerton, CA and La Mirada, CA. He is also a pastor of spiritual formation at One Life City Church (Fullerton) and serves on the board of directors for Joya Scholars (joyascholars.org), a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire and prepare students from families of at-risk communities in Fullerton to succeed through higher education.
April Twenhafel, LMFT
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.