Fresno Family Counseling Center
Christopher Lucey, PhD, LMFT
DIRECTOR AND CLINICAL FACULTY
Dr. Lucey specializes in crisis intervention and suicide presenting nationally and internationally on topics related to crisis intervention and adolescent suicide assessment. He teaches psychopathology, child adolescent therapy, and practicum courses in the MFCC graduate program, in addition to training and supervising graduate students.
Maira M. Hernandez, MS, LMFT
CLINICAL DIRECTOR AND CLINICAL ADJUNCT FACULTY
Maira Hernandez (hablo español) specializes in the Nurturing Parenting program helping parents reduce parent-child conflict and working through familial distress, works with trauma and adjustment issues with immigration/deportation of mixed status families; in addition, she is active in the community presenting at conferences and providing workshops focusing on reducing mental health stigma and increasing awareness of healthy parent-child relationships. She is part of the adjunct faculty teaching practicum courses and trains graduate students and associates in crisis assessment and intervention, self-care, and issues with law and ethics.
Kyle Weir, PhD, LMFT
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND CLINICAL FACULTY
Dr. Weir specializes in play therapy with adoptive and foster families, couples therapy, treatment for scrupulosity (religious-oriented OCD), and sex addiction. He is currently developing a new model of couples therapy called Collaborative Attachment Systems Therapy which integrates the best empirically supported treatment models of couples therapy in the field.
Ruth Shaeffer, EdD, LMFT
Dr. Shaeffer’s passion lies in supervising MFCC graduate students at FFCC and she encourages, “carefronts" and helps them fine-tune their counseling skills in order that they become the best counselors they can be. Her interests are in Attachment and Emotionally Focused Therapy applied to individual, couples and family counseling.
Mandy Greaves, PhD, LMFT
Dr. Greaves specializes in treating non-suicidal self-injury (NNSI) using Compassion Focused Therapy and using linguistic analysis to understand the language of NNSI. She is currently working on using linguistic analysis technology to analyze and understand NNSI on public social media websites.
Victoria M. Sanders, MS, LMFT
CLINICAL ADJUNCT FACULTY
Victoria Sanders focuses on the treatment of children and families using a variety of treatment methods, particularly the behavioral and cognitive behaviors therapy strategies, as well as trauma focused/trauma informed strategies. Victoria’s supervision style allows students/trainees/associates to identify their own areas of strengths and builds upon those areas of strength.
Jessica Bloom-Welford, MS, LMFT
CLINICAL ADJUNCT FACULTY
Jessica specializes in treating families impacted by domestic violence/traumatic stress, specifically as a certified domestic violence counselor and batterer intervention facilitator. She has training in trauma-informed care treatment/interventions and EMDR that she has also utilized in areas including sexual assault, crisis counseling, child welfare, family and couple life transitions, child and adolescents counseling, infant mental health, and multicultural and social justice counseling, particularity for LGBTQ+ persons. With her K-12 education background and PPS, she highly enjoys working with a variety of counseling students as an adjunct faculty and supervisor.