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.
Kathrine Parnell, MSW, LCSW
Owner and Clinical Director
Rebecca Ruda, ACMHC
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
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.
Amy Coombs, MSW, CSW
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.
Trent Petersen, 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.
Kaylen Perez, CSW
Kaylen’s experience includes working with children and adults of various ages struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, and everyday life. She has worked with survivors of domestic violence to regain a sense of safety, independence, and hope for the future. Kaylen also has extensive experience working with families involved with Child and Family Services, as well as youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System, and is skilled at helping address the stress and confusion those situations can bring. Life sometimes seems unmanageable, but Kaylen is eager to provide the support and guidance that has helped so many people achieve balance and control again. Her approach to treatment is personalized to fit the client’s specific needs, and Kaylen provides a comfortable and safe space for clients to express themselves and work through their struggles.
Tawni Jacobson, ACMHC
Working from a client-centered approach, Tawni believes in the transformative power of empathy and in the healing that comes when we create space in our lives for restorative experiences. She enjoys working with clients from diverse walks of life and at various stages of their healing journey.
Tawni works with children, teenagers, and adults dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, grief, and interpersonal/relational stress. She utilizes expressive arts therapy, social-emotional awareness training, healthy coping strategies, mindfulness techniques, and trauma-informed play therapy to help empower her clients to find peace and courage as they move toward emotional wholeness.
It's no small feat to ask for help. However, when you begin to take steps toward personal wellness, a special kind of bravery begins to grow inside you. With compassion and consistency, it is this kind of strength that Tawni loves to highlight. She is looking so forward to meeting you and is honored to hear your story.
Brian Parnell, LCSW
Brian specializes in working with families experiencing parent/child contact problems such as alienation or estrangement. 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).
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:
Lyndsey Belnap, Administrative Assistant
As Administrative Assistant Lyndsey provides support to clients coming into our agency and those who have been with us a while. She performs a wealth of office tasks that keep the business end of A New View running smoothly, and is available to answer your questions. Isabel is available by phone or by email at the contacts below.