Vanessa Vargas, LMFT
Todd Olson, LMFT
Wanetta Roetcisoender, LCSW
Lic. No. 26353
Wanetta was raised in a large family in a Mennonite community in Pennsylvania. She was raised in a family that was transitioning out of the Mennonite/Amish church and culture to a simple, Bible-believing faith. She attended Christian school throughout her childhood, and she became a professing believer at a young age.Wanetta attended Bloomsburg University and graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in social work and a concentration in children with special needs. She then attended the University of Maryland at Baltimore and graduated with a master’s degree in social work (MSW) with a specialization in health social work in 1999. While in Baltimore, she worked as an intern providing therapy to HIV/AIDS patients and socio-economically disadvantaged people. After receiving her MSW, she went on to work for a foster family agency specializing in children with disabilities and severe behavior problems. Wanetta has also worked in hospice, providing counseling for patients and families facing terminal illness. Wanetta began working at ACTS in 2007 as an intern and generalist practitioner seeing individuals, couples and families under the supervision of Bonnie McLaughlin, MFT. She received her LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) license in 2010. She continues as a generalist practitioner with specialties in Christian therapy, grief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems theory. Wanetta lives in Palmdale with her husband and two children.
Sherrie Winner-Baker, LMFT
License No. MFC 53197
Sherrie received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, Calif. She has worked as a therapist for years in both a community agency working with DCFS, Family Preservation at-risk families, and more recently with private clients at Associated Christian Therapy Services. Sherrie provides therapy with a sensitive heart of compassion and an empathic style that reflect some of her own personal experience, as well as professional skill. She integrates biblical principals with therapeutic orientations including attachment theory, psychodynamic and family systems. She has extensive experience working with survivors of trauma, child abuse, victims of domestic violence and grief, codependency and addictive disorders, family dysfunction, blended families, attachment, and anxiety disorders. She welcomes working with individuals, families, couples, groups, children and adults of all ages.Prior to becoming a marriage and family therapist, Sherrie spent many years working in social services in a variety of environments, where she provided counseling, small group facilitation, case management, living skills, parenting and community integration. Sherrie’s clientele also included people with developmental disabilities and spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries, mental illness, and the elderly.She lives with her husband in a mountain cabin. They have three grown children and are blessed with delightful grandchildren.Sherrie draws upon the Lord as the Source, Center and Wonderful Counselor to guide her and her clients through the healing process.
Cornelia G. (Bunny) Bjorge, LMFT
License No. MFT 35634
A licensed marriage and family therapist and graduate of Trinity College of Graduate Studies, Bunny offers therapy with a caring heart. She integrates personal applications of biblical truths with appropriate psychological techniques, individualized to meet people where they are in an environment of genuine acceptance and concern. She likes to help people set clear-cut goals with workable strategies to meet their potential as individuals and in relationships. She has also received specialized training in thought field therapy, play/sand tray therapy and emotion focused therapy. Some areas of expertise and experience include women’s issues, codependency, anxiety, child therapy, depression, and the healing of emotional wounds from trauma, abuse and neglect. Wife, mom and grandmother, Bunny has lived in Lancaster more than 50 years and served 25 years at ACTS.
Rick Olson, LMFT
License No. MFC 27410
Rick Olson, MFT, began Associated Christian Therapy Services, Inc, in July of 1990. He has been committed to providing quality therapy from a biblical perspective to individuals, couples and families. His formal training includes receiving his MA from Talbot Theological Seminary in 1978, and a short time later he received his MA in marriage, family and child counseling from California Family Study Center in 1985.Prior to opening ACTS, Inc., Rick was a youth pastor, a social worker and program director in a couple of group homes working with probation and foster teens. He also, along with two other therapists, opened the Adolescent Mental Health Unit at Antelope Valley Hospital.Rick works with individuals, couples and families on a variety of issues. His primary training has been in family system therapy. Even with individuals, Rick works from the perspective of the family and how one relates in the context of the family.Rick is the oldest of four siblings. He is married to Linda and has two beautiful daughters who are both married with a total of three grandsons and two granddaughters.
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