Testimony Life is a community of people who believe everyone has a unique story to share. Why do we all have a fingerprint which is singular only to us? It is solely ours, never before seen and never to be repeated. Your past experiences can’t be accidents. They have brought you to the place where you are today.
Your future is in your hands and yet to be determine. The fingerprint you leave on the world can have a lasting imprint. Your story is like your fingerprint, belonging only to you. Will you let your story define and confine you or will you use it to transform the world and help others do the same? We want to stop the cycle of destruction and harm that life can be by lifting people up in acceptance and awareness of their story. Our struggles show our humanity, but they also challenge us grow and come together.
Meet the Team
We meet people where they are in their life journey. We offer professional resources as opportunities for growth.
Randall was a licensed marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) for over 10 years. He now is a Relationship Coach giving him more freedom to help people find their identity and nurture wholeness. He strongly believes in helping individuals and/or families learn to deal with life in a more positive and meaningful way. He has worked with couples, families, children, and adolescents. He has experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, anger, family issues, dual diagnosis, and addiction issues, parenting and relationship counseling and coaching. Randall has a B.A. degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Psychology and a M.A. degree in Psychology. His approach is positive and encouraging, and offers hope and guidance as he works with individuals and families. Randall will assist you to better understand yourself and how to communicate your feelings and emotions. He utilizes a variety of approaches including reality-based, solution-focused therapy to help solve issues and resolve problems to help move his clients forward into a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Tessa learned from a young age that her calling is to serve others in need by bringing about comfort, guidance, insight, healing and counsel. She has her M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy. Tessa has worked with substance abuse, couples and family relational struggles, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Overall, Tessa works with those wishing to explore themselves and reach deeper levels of understanding and transformation. She comes from a cognitive behavioral therapeutic background combined with a humanistic therapy approach.
As a Registered Nurse and holistic health consultant, Jodie helps individuals and families restore health to the fundamental systems of the body. Jodie believes that our bodies are intelligently designed and will thrive when we give them the necessary nutrition that was originally created for its nourishment. By utilizing God’s provisions in the most natural forms such as real, nutrient dense nutrition and plant based medicine, Jodie helps people become aware of their body and its response to food. In her spare time, Jodie blogs at www.whollywellness.net and teaches classes on nutrition, holistic wellness and essential oils. She is also attending the Nutritional Therapy Association’s Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program to augment her health practice.
Tom graduated with his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. He has worked with teens, young adults, adults, and couples. Tom’s goal is to help individuals reach a higher level of health and wholeness in their life. He is passionate about helping clients wrestle with the tough topics of life that can help lead them to self-discovery. Tom’s deepest desire is to help each individual experience true freedom in their daily life while maximizing their relationships with others. He has a relational approach to therapy with his clients. Tom is known for his relaxed style and compassionate, intuitive personality. He brings a balanced approach to therapy with integrating psychology and spirituality. Tom is committed to walking side by side with each client through life’s journey. He highlights the impact that thoughts, feelings, and emotions have on an individual and their actions. Tom recognizes that each individual has an identity and he is available to help each client discover their true self. He is aware of the pain that many have encountered through relationships and he desires to meet each client where they are in their process of healing. Tom believes that he can help instill hope and create greater meaning in each client’s life.
MFT # 99119
Early in life, Cherisse discovered her own artistic gifts. She believes that everyone has a capacity for creativity. This, combined with her love for people, drives her desire to help them find the treasure of their own creative way. Cherisse encourages, designs projects and guides any age to discover the right side of their brain; where creativity, feelings, prayer and peace are often found. The process is exciting. It can be freeing and help emotional and spiritual healing. Cherisse studied art in Jr. College and at CSULB. She has designed and painted many murals as well as canvas pieces for homes, schools and churches. Her joy is loving God, family and nurturing those around her. Unlocking creativity within hearts and minds is her passion.
Candi is an instrument for the release of Gods Glory! She offers spiritual renewal sessions using her prophetic insight. Candi uses simple yet profound tools for healing the wounds, lies and fears that have kept one from growing and sustaining a healthy relationship with God and others. A spiritual renewal session with Candi, enables you to experience God in a deeper more intimate way and awaken to God’s purpose, presence and power within you. It is the joy of her life to participate in the healing of hurting people.
Valerie has a passion for restoring the health and wellbeing of a person; body, soul and spirit. She loves teaching the Word of God and helping people uncover their authority and identity as a child of God. Having been a medical professional for the past 22 years in obstetrics and pediatrics, Valerie uses her gifts to educate and counsel others in the knowledge that God wants you well. She believes it is always God’s will to heal you but more importantly live healthy and whole everyday. Through specialized sozo counseling, Valerie leads you to discover the power of God’s word which can set you free from sickness and pain, and deliver you to live a life of complete health.
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
3 John 1:2
Shannon Rurup developed an interest in photography after the birth of her first son eighteen-years ago. Since then, that interest has fully bloomed into a contagious passion that she seeks to share with others. Her vision as a photographer is one of a storyteller. If a picture tells a thousand words, then a series of them writes a story and that is what she seeks to do, tell your story, through God’s divine inspiration and her camera. She has worked with children, adults, couples, and families in a variety of different settings. Her passion is connecting with people and she believes the reason she has been through so many difficult situations in her own life is so she can relate to others with similar circumstances.