The mission of Ken Olson Counseling is to provide comprehensive, innovative, non-judgmental, and compassionate professional counseling services. We seek to promote the emotional and spiritual well being of individuals, families and groups that are served.
We are committed to providing an environment that is safe, respectful, honest and fair. We work diligently to ensure that individuals, families, and groups we serve are treated with decency, empathy and civility.
We highly value the work that we do as professional therapists. We are honored to be entrusted with your counseling needs and we provide a professional, open, supportive, safe and caring environment in order to meet your needs.
We are deeply committed to helping people expand their potential, facilitate their spiritual and emotional development and live more satisfying and productive lives.
We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle that all individuals are treated with equality and dignity without discrimination regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic, and/or marital status. We are dedicated to policies that celebrate, support and integrate individuals from all walks of life.
Ken grew up in the Midwest in the State of Minnesota where he graduated from high school. In 1978 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Program Development from Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His specialty was to organize, develop and facilitate programs for youth and families in large churches. His first job out of college was in Stony Plain, Alberta followed by serving in several churches in Riverside and Claremont, California. Through his commitment of working with families and youth, he was encouraged to continue his education to better meet the emotional needs of the people he was serving. In 1988 he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Azusa Pacific University. In 1991 he became licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the State of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
In 1994 Ken founded Olive Branch Counseling Centers as a non-profit corporation where he maintained positions of both Director and therapist. Ken saw the need for a community-based counseling center that could specialize in the needs of youth and their families. At OBCC’s Peak Ken was over seeing a staff of over 20. This included a range of licensed and pre-Licensed clinicians.
Wanting to get back to a smaller more personally focused clinic, In March of 2019 Ken stepped down as Director to Olive Branch to start Ken Olson Counseling. With over 38 years of experience working with families, couples and individuals, Ken continues to strive to make Ken Olson Counseling an important part of our community. His practice includes children, youth, couples and families. With his 38 years as a licensed therapist he has also gained experience in crisis intervention for families and the workplace.
Ken truly values the concept of family. In his work with high risk teens, he saw a consistent pattern in seeing these teens coming from homes where their fathers were struggling in understanding how important the man’s role is to the foundation of the family. Through his belief, Ken wanted to have a greater influence on working with families in crisis. He saw the best way to influence the family was to have greater access to the men who were struggling with their anger.
For more than 35 years, Ken has been certified to provide Anger Management/Domestic Violence classes by the probation departments of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Ken was working with over 100 men each week providing this 52 week class.
Ken also provides marriage counseling, works with individuals dealing with a number of personal issues, children and related parenting issues. Ken is experienced in critical incident debriefing after a major crisis at the workplace. Ken strives to use his style of Heart Therapy with all those who come into his office, young or old, anyone who is searching to bring balance back in their life.
With Ken’s background in church he can provide Christian counseling as part of his counseling when requested. Ken’s referral sources include pastors, juvenile and adult probation departments, physicians, insurance counselors, school counselors, and word of mouth.
Sandi Duffield, M.A. - AMFT #99517 Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
I enjoy working with families, couples, individuals and children who are seeking to improve unwanted behaviors or unhealthy relationships. I provide education, techniques and support to these individuals as they work toward accomplishing their personal goals. Helping individuals use their own strengths to grow is what we will focus on during our time together. It is important to give each person a confidential place to feel comfortable to talk openly while finding ways to improve their personal situations.
I worked at Azusa Pacific University’s Community Counseling Center for my traineeship for almost two years. There, I was able to work with a wide variety of clients that gave me the experience to continue my work here at Ken Olson Counseling. I have been married for 27 years and have raised 3 biological children, and 2 non-biological children. I work with a wide variety of clients and concerns including, but not limited to:
Fees & Availability:
A sliding-scale fee is based on household income. Fees are set prior to first session. I am available to see clients in the Rancho Cucamonga office.
Credentials, Certifications, and Professional Training:
Modalities:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Solution-Focused, Client-Centered, Structural Family Therapy and other treatment modalities according to the individual’s needs.
MARÍA DE JESÚS NÚÑEZ-FLORES, M.S. - AMFT # 108906 ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND AREAS OF SPECIAL CLINICAL INTEREST / EXPERIENCIA PROFESIONAL:
María de Jesús Núñez-Flores is a bilingual counselor helping individuals, couples, and families for over fourteen years. The advantage of receiving bilingual counseling with María de Jesús is not only her ability to speak Spanish but also her knowledge of both the Hispanic and American cultures. In addition, María de Jesús has worked with issues such as a child abuse, domestic violence, adolescent behavior management and parenting training, with an emphasis in rational issues between parents and children. She also offers group therapy for people who were ordered by the court, such as Domestic Violence / Anger Management and Parenting. Maria de Jesus is also a Hypnotherapist. Using her psychotherapeutic skills combined with her hypnotherapy training she is ideal when working with people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, stress, anger, and anxiety. María de Jesús has been married for 42 years and has two adult sons and two grandchildren.
María de Jesús Núñez-Flores es psicoterapeuta bilingüe, ofrece sus servicios a familias, parejas, e individuales. La ventaja de recibir terapia bilingüe con María de Jesús es que no solamente tiene habilidad de hablar el idioma español, sino también conoce la cultura Hispana y Americana. Además, María de Jesús ha trabajado con casos como abuso de niño (físico, emocional, y sexual), violencia doméstica, control de la ira para adolescentes y adultos, y entrenada para educar padres. Se concentra en los conflictos entre padres y adolescentes/niños. Así como también, ofrece clases de grupo para persona que han sido referidas por una orden judicial, tales como: violencia doméstica/control de la ira, clases para educar padres, y clases para padres divorciados/separados. Maria de Jesus tambien es hypnoterapeuta. Usando sus habilidades de psycoterapeuta y combinada con su entranamiento de hipnoterapia, ella es ideal trajando con personas que sufren de trastorno postraumatico, estres, ira, y ansiedad. María de Jesús Núñez-Flores tiene 42 años de casada, dos hijos adultos y dos nietos.
HER EXPERIENCE IN THERAPY INCLUDES / EXPERIENCIA EN TERAPIA INCLUYE:
CREDENTIALS, CERTIFICATIONS, AND TRAINING I CREDENCIALES, CERTIFICACIONES, Y ENTRENAMIENTO:
M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne Maestría en Matrimonio y Familia, egresada de la Universidad de La Verne Law degree, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Licenciatura en Leyes, egresada de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Domestic Violence Certification Certificación en Violencia Doméstica Parenting Training Entrenada para educar padres a mejorar la comunicación con sus hijos Entrenada para enseñar a padres divorciados/separados a cooperar en la crianza de sus hijos (por orden judicial) Certified Hypnotherapist with honors Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 Hipnoterapeuta certificada con honores
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / MIEMBRO DE ASOCIACIONES PROFESIONALES:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Inland Empire-California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (IE-CAMFT) Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy
English and Spanish / Ingles y Español
CLIENT FEE RATES / COSTO PARA LOS CLIENTES:
Individuals / Individuales - $100, Couples / Parejas - $120 and Families / Familias - $140
Available to see clients in the Rancho Cucamonga office.
GABBY LEON, AMFT #108911 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, ASSOCIATE
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND AREAS OF SPECIAL CLINICAL INTEREST:
Gabby has a background of working with children, couples, and individuals. She aspires to help individuals of diverse backgrounds confront current life stressors, past trauma, and relationship struggles, by providing a safe and open environment, while providing psychoeducation, coping skills, and tailored to individual treatment. She believes that all individuals have the strength within to live a fulfilling life with strong relationships. She implements Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to help guide clients in their journey of treatment. Also, while working with children, she incorporates play therapy with talk therapy, to help children open up in the therapeutic process.
CREDENTIALS, CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:
REGISTRATION / LICENSING:
California Board of Behavioral Science Registration: AMFT #108911, APCC #5577
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
FEES & AVAILABILITY:
Available weeknights and Saturdays.
A sliding-scale fee is based on household income. Fees are set prior to first session.
Norma has been working in the front office and has been a part of supporting this staff for over 15 years. Norma will help you with scheduling appointments, insurance question, and whatever else can be done to help you get the support you are looking for.