After graduating from California State University, Bakersfield with her Masters Degree in Social Work, Kathrine has worked with children and families in the foster care and adoption setting. She has extensive professional and personal experience helping individuals on the autism spectrum. She has also spent several years working with individuals across the age spectrum in the medical setting, including working as a neuro-oncology therapist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.  She is a skilled marriage therapist certified in the Gottman approach, and has assisted hundreds of couples in strengthening their relationships. 

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Kathrine Parnell, MSW, LCSW

Owner and Clinical Director

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Rebecca Ruda, CMHC

Rebecca's work focuses on empowering clients to embrace the "brilliant sanity" we each have within, to have courage to face the good, the bad, and the ugly within themselves and the world, to take responsibility for their lives, and to become who they are truly meant to be. She uses EMDR to help clients process through the "big T" and "little t" trauma. She is a certified yoga instructor, and often incorporates yoga and mindfulness-based interventions into treatment.

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"  - Mary Oliver

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Carrie Harris, CSW

Whether  you  are  struggling  to  adjust  to  new  life  situations  or  feeling  in  crisis,  Carrie invites  you  to  share  your  story and work with her to conquer the  challenges you  face. She excels at being  genuine  and  present  for  those she works with, and has experience helping individuals  from  all walks  of  life. She  works  with  children,  teens  and  adults, using  proven  methods such  as  cognitive  behavioral  and  strengths  based  therapies.  She especially  enjoys  working  with teenagers  experiencing  stress,  pressure  and  relationship  difficulties, teaching them tools to help develop  healthy  coping  strategies,  inner  strength,  and  resiliency.  Carrie invites her clients to  walk  a  path  with  her  towards  peace, balance  and  wellness.

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Amy Coombs, LCSW

Amy's professional experience includes working with adults and teens who have had difficulty recovering from trauma and its damaging effects. She has successfully worked with people living with anxiety, mood disorders, relationship difficulties and substance use disorders to move beyond these challenges and achieve a better life balance. She brings a compassionate approach to working with women experiencing postpartum depression.

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Trent Peterson, CMHC

Trent has experience working with mood disorders, addictions, anxiety and depression, as well as helping couples improve communication, get through rough patches and better the quality of their relationships. He has helped countless couples regain that spark and learn to nurture the love that first brought them together. If you feel "stuck" somewhere in your life, Trent has advanced training in existential psychology and will be happy to help you find your way. Living under the weight of troubling emotions, or unsatisfying relationships, or just feeling lost can take a heavy toll on your well being. He is trained and experienced in helping in these situations, and eager to meet soon so you can start on your healthier path.

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Charlotte Marshall,  MS, CSW

Charlotte is skilled in helping young people work through trauma, and helping children learn emotional regulation and healthy problem solving skills. She is experienced at addressing depression and anxiety in people of all ages, and  is trained in the Gottman method for couples therapy.  She has completed Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy training which assists children and caregivers cope and process traumatic experiences.  Charlotte is available to assist people of all ages to address past hurts and live happier, more peaceful lives.

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Delci Harding, CSW

Delci has had good success helping individuals who struggle with anxiety and depression. She also has extensive experience working with children with autism. She works from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused approach to help you learn how to effectively manage your emotions and learn to practice self-compassion in your daily life. Delci believes that “Knowledge is Power” and works with clients to help them understand their specific situation and how we respond when experiencing life’s challenges. Through education, emotional regulation, and self- compassion, Delci has witnessed individuals build confidence in their ability to cope with difficult situations. She has been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is excited to offer relief to those who continue to suffer from the negative effects of traumatic experiences.

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Collette Charles, CSW

Congratulations! You are reaching out for help, something to change patterns in your life or make peace with your past. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to ask for help, especially during rough times. I'm experienced in helping people conquer anxiety and depression, relationship problems, and trauma from past hurts of many kinds. I use a variety of counseling techniques (no cookie cutter approach here) to help people find a better way, overcome anxiety or depression, solve personal problems, and just feel better about who they are. I'm here to offer a safe, nonjudgmental, and caring space to bring your story. There's no need for you to continue struggling alone with what's troubling you; let's get together soon and talk about how to make things better!

Christopher Austin, MS, ACMHC

Christopher strongly believes that you are the expert when it comes to your life and your needs. He uses a person-centered approach in helping people reach their goals and desires. He incorporates evidence-based approaches such as Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a culturally sensitive framework as he works with you to reach success as you define it. Christopher has a good deal of experience working with people experiencing anxiety and depression, often due to emotional trauma experienced earlier in life, and uses mindfulness and meditation.  He works with adults and adolescents, and is experienced in working with people from the LGBTQIA+ communities as well as people who are transgendered. He's thrilled to meet and get to know you and is ready to help you regain focus, establish priorities, and find the peace you're looking for.

Kehaulani Dennis, CSW-I
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Brian Parnell, LCSW

Brian specializes in working with families experiencing parent/child contact problems such as alienation or estrangement, and other issues related to high conflict divorce. He is available to conduct child custody evaluations for situations involving the courts, and has over 25 years of experience working with children and families in the child welfare system. He has advanced training in conducting child forensic interviews, including with children who have intellectual disabilities.  He also is available to write adoption home studies for domestic adoptions.  He has specialized training in the field of autism, services for people with intellectual disabilities, and domestic violence.  He is a certified QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Educator and is also trained in the Creating Safety Suicide Prevention curriculum.  Brian provides counseling for pornography addiction using a proven evidence-based curriculum. He also is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).

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Kimberly Taylor, Office Manager

Kimberly is A New View’s initial point of contact with the people we serve. When you call to make an initial appointment, she will  take some basic information about your reason for seeking counseling and then match you with a therapist that suits your needs. While questions about your ongoing appointments should be addressed with your therapist, Kimberly is also available to answer questions. She assists our billing specialist with processing payments and helps ensure your insurance company covers their required share for your counseling appointments. She at times is in contact with our clients to help problem solve when payment issues arise. And we have her to thank for the calm, clean peaceful environment we all experience while we’re in the offices.

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Siandra Martinez, Office Receptionist

One of the first people to greet you as you enter our offices is Siandra. Siandra is available to help you with your account, schedule medication management appointments with our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and field questions you may have. She also manages our social media presence and responds to inquiries from our community.


Victoria Hamilton, Billing Manager

Victoria translates behavioral health care services into medical claims, which are then submitted to insurance companies. She provides billing services to dozens of providers all over the U.S.A. She follows up on all claims to ensure that insurance companies contribute their obligated portions on the client's behalf. She also provides eligibility information to patients. Victoria is available to clients to trouble shoot and coordinate insurance coverage and payments.

Questions regarding insurance or payments please email:

Kehaulani’s favorite people to work with are adolescents, and her go-to modalities are Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and strengths- based perspective models such as Solution Focused Therapy. She is experienced working with adolescents and others who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance use and difficult family dynamics. She also has experience working with survivors of domestic violence, both adults and adolescents. She enjoys incorporating  mindfulness and grounding techniques to help people increase their management of anxiety and worry.