Virtual Team Meeting

MEET OUR TEAM
 

Business Meeting
Hands

ADMINISTRATIVE 
STAFF

Therapy Session
IMG_3497 (1).jpg

Tennille Parish, AMFT
Executive Director 
LA Office Director

Tennille Parish is an experienced therapist with a background in working with at risk youth in group homes and with homelessness and mental health.

In 2022 the Board of Directors named Tennille Parish as FACES Executive Director. Tennille began her journey with FACES first as a volunteer counselor and later became the founder  and director of our Los Angeles office with Dayna Moore.

She provides FACES the professional guidance and manages the day to day operations.​

She can be reached by leaving your contact info to:

323-531-2172 (LA Office)

714-447-9024 (Fullerton office)

sina.png

Sina Maa-Kapesi

Administration & Accounting

Sina Maa-Kapesi has been providing comprehensive office management administrative support, bookkeeping, oversees data management, problem solving,  training office staff and paying our bills for several years. She oversees the office staff and Program Assistants.

 You can reach her by leaving your information at

(714) 447-9024. 

Rudy Gomez.jpg

Rudy Gomez, LMFT
Clinical Supervisor
El Modena & Anaheim FRC

Rudy started with FACES as an intern and has been supervising interns since 2013. He is a bilingual licensed therapist.

Shelly Gutensohn LMFT.jfif

Shelly Gutensohn LMFT
Clinical Supervisor

Once a volunteer for FACES, Shelly returned as our clinical supervisor, with an extensive experience in a variety of settings, including work with former incarceratied men and women and she has a private practice and a family! 

Laura Evans FACES.PIC.jpeg

Laura Evans MA, AMFT
Counseling Staff Associate

My name is Laura Evans. I'm currently getting a master's degree as a Marriage Family Therapist. I graduate September 16, 2022. My hobbies are reading, researching religion, yogi, and walking. I have experience as a substance abuse counsoler/therapist conducting group and individual therapy sessions.

IMG_1643.jpeg

Grace Nwaiwu, AMFT

Counseling Staff Associate

Grace Nwaiwu graduated from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. Grace is an experienced therapist who has worked with low income and faith-based communities. In addition to being a therapist, Grace is also a seasoned educator who enjoys working with children and their families to solve problems and build stronger connections. She is bilingual in English and Igbo.

GetImage.jpeg

Berenice Monnarez, MFTT
Counseling Staff 

Berenice Monnarez, an experienced bilingual counselor has been working with single parent families, and is working currently at the Anaheim Independencia FaCT Family Resource Center with families in transition. 

Khayla Carsola.jpg

Khayla Carsola, MFTT
Counseling Staff

Khayla studied Psychology at UC Irvine and is pursuing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Touro University Worldwide. She is passionate about being able to support people navigate how to improve their relationships, increase self-esteem, and helping them find balance and support through difficult times. On her free time, she loves spending time with her toddlers and pets and challenging herself physically and mentally through reading books and physical activity. 

Photo Intern.jpg


Counseling Staff

. She specializes in co-parenting therapy and families in transition.

08930d_3daf4a8cc577402fbaa8cc53b6dfc10d_mv2.webp

Kyla , MFTT
Counseling Staff

Khayla studied Psychology at UC Irvine and is pursuing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Touro University Worldwide. She is passionate about being able to support people navigate how to improve their relationships, increase self-esteem, and helping them find balance and support through difficult times. On her free time, she loves spending time with her toddlers and pets and challenging herself physically and mentally through reading books and physical activity. 

Shannon.jpg
1639089781010.jpg

Louay Jurdi , MFTT
Counseling Staff

lOUAY  is a driven Counselor with over 2 ½ years of experience in the mental health field. Well-versed in providing counseling to children, adults, couples, and families. Determined to create a meaningful, lasting impact on clients with FACES.

08930d_3daf4a8cc577402fbaa8cc53b6dfc10d_mv2.webp

Kylie Moore
Counseling Staff

My name is kylie Moore I currently do therapy with kids who have special needs and have done this for four years now. I'm currently getting my masters at the university of Phoenix and graduate in February. I love going to the beach in my free time and spending time with my family. I am very passionate about helping others..

IMG_1694.jpg

Jennifer Venzuela, MFTT
Counseling Staff El Modena FRC

Mother and Son

COMMON GROUND PROGRAM

Supervised Visitations

Father and Son
esther gallardo.jpg

Esther Gallardo

Senior Staff Manager

Esther Gallardo began her journey at FACES over 15 years ago and has a passion for helping single parents and children. She is very involved in the development of our agency.  

Alexandria .jpg

Alexandria Custer

Monitor

Alexandria graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She taught the parenting class from the El Modena Resource Center. Alexandria is a Certified Professional Monitor of Supervised Visitation out of the Fullerton office. She is also a field pioneer as the first Monitor to perform virtual visitation via Telehealth. Alexandria is currently attending California State University, Fullerton, to earn a Masters’s Degree in Counseling. 

Networking Event

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Writing on Tablet
08930d_3daf4a8cc577402fbaa8cc53b6dfc10d_mv2.webp

Name, Title

SEO team