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 of 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:
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Dr Kaneeza Lafir, Clinical Director & Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Kaneeza Lafir, PsyD, PsyD, PhD 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, including 5 years in non-profit capacity, and offers short- and long-term therapy for children, couples, families, the elderly, and adults.
Dustin Shultz, LMFT, Licensed Therapist
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, Psychologist
Dr. Hayley Pedersen is a licensed psychologist who is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, adjustment, and attachment.
Sunwoo Lee, Psychological Assistant, is currently a graduate student at the Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. He 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
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.
Prepare 2 Change Counseling Center board member Paula Campbell brings with her experience as a corporate board member for many years at Potter’s Foursquare Church where she is currently a church council member. Paula has served in ministry for over 20 years as a Children’s Ministry teacher, Women’s Ministry leader, Elder and currently as assisting Pastor and Church Administrator at Potter’s Foursquare Church. She works part-time as Financial Administrator for a flooring contractor.
Bill’s carrier of successful entrepreneurship and Fortune 500 experience has been driven primarily by the ever-changing landscape of technology. Launching and managing properties worldwide, his ability to identify market and technology trends has resulted in cutting edge products, such as the first music download forum for Compuserve and a branded Mobile network.
As a seasoned sales and marketing executive, he has driven revenue for AOL, Ziff Davis, multiple Time Warner properties and a variety of other brands. Additionally, he co-developed Lat34, the first social action sports site for AOL and repositioned the streaming video company JumpTV from a subscriber model to an advertising based international site. At PC Magazine he developed a strong technology foundation and while at Time Warner (AOL, Fortune, Time Digital), he honed his strategic capabilities, co-writing the first tech research paper for the consumer market. He has launched a variety of music/technology publications and has extensive digital background, including AdOperations and audience development.
An international entrepreneur, with cross-platform experience, he strategically positioned and established sales and marketing foundations for both Accuweather and IBTimes. Bill’s expertise covers market analysis, research and direct sales in both business-to-business and consumer products sectors. Additionally, he has pioneered training programs, implemented and managed sales and marketing re-organizations, co-authored research and recruited and managed sales and marketing teams globally. With a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University, Bill served as an editor and writer, working for five years in London, UK, launching publications in Germany, Italy and the US, including Apple Business, the first high quality publication produced via desktop publishing. He relocated to New York and became editor of the groundbreaking music magazines Output and MCS.
Currently, he serves as CEO/President of GraniteMediallc, a consulting firm that guides small to mid-sized companies on operations, contracts, infrastructure and sales and marketing.
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.
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Richard Redmond (Website Design and Programming)
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March 13, 2018
WILLIAM G. STEPHEN JOINS “PREPARE TO CHANGE” BOARD
Stephen will focus on domestic and international business development
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February 9, 2018
“PREPARE TO CHANGE” LAUNCHES NON-PROFIT COUNSELING CENTER
P2C will offer affordable services for individuals, families, and Veterans.
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