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Samantha Pane, LMFT#98295, Owner

Samantha is a devoted Christian and licensed marriage and family therapist. With a vision to provide skilled professional and Biblical counseling to the community, Through the Sea Marriage and Family Counseling Inc. was founded. Samantha specializes in counseling couples through issues related to communication difficulties, ministry life, infidelity recovery, and abuse. She also cares for individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship distress.   



Our Therapists

All of the therapists at

Through the Sea 

are faithful 

Christians who can

provide compassionate

Biblical counseling,

upon request.

Ian Kelly, LMFT#105802, Supervisor

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Ian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  As a trained Biblical counselor, he enjoys bringing God's word and the hope of the Gospel into his treatment with clients who request it.  Ian specializes in treating depression and anxiety with adults and those in late adolescence.  He has facilitated and developed curriculum for depression and anxiety recovery programs using empirically validated approaches in the intensive outpatient (IOP) setting.  Ian also has experience in working with couples, mood disorders and eating disorders.

Valerie Monroe, LMFT#96061, Supervisor


Valerie is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her gentle and kind presence helps people feel comfortable discussing issues related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, and adjustment related disorders. Valerie has worked with couples, individuals, and families. She is trained in EMDR and has helped clients process various types of trauma.

Shannon Lacabanne, LMFT#116185

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Shannon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in working with individual adult women and teens. She is particularly skilled with counseling related to anxiety and self-confidence. Shannon is also trained in EMDR therapy, which can help with issues ranging from post-traumatic experiences to relational problems. Shannon also enjoys supporting families in developing healthy and effective parenting skills, for couples and those who co-parent/have custody agreements.

Gina Espinoza, LMFT#120896

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Gina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is trained in EMDR and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She enjoys providing therapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has experience in working with adolescents in residential treatment settings and has managed multiple programs which served adult victims of domestic violence and older adult populations. Additionally, Gina has experience in working with eating disorders in the partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) settings. She has a passion for working with victims of trauma and issues of attachment.

Mayte Salazar, LMFT#116012
Services in Spanish and English

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Mayte is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She provides treatment in English and Spanish. Her primary specialization is with children and families, and individual adults. She is a Certified EMDR therapist, and also works well with clients who want brief, solution-focused counseling. Mayte enjoys helping clients understand themselves and make personal changes, and develop the skills they need to manage, heal and grow their relationships.

Bryan Chan, LMFT#122240

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Bryan is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and trained Biblical counselor with his M.A. in Counseling Ministry. He is passionate about helping people achieve greater levels of peace, hope, and joy; and provides a safe and nurturing environment for clients to be seen, known, and accepted. Bryan has a heart for those working through trauma, relationship problems, and spirituality. He is experienced in working with young adults, couples, and families. Bryan is certified in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)

Darissa Brooks, LMFT#45240

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Darissa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a passion for working with individuals, couples, and families to meet their goals of living in congruence to their values, especially with the values that are given to us by God in His Word.  Darissa uses a compassionate and direct approach to identify what is blocking each individual from achieving their goals and experiencing freedom from the pain of mental illness, trauma, sin, and relational wounds.  Her practice has focused on attachment, PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and the relationships impacted by these disorders.

Alexah Bowden, LMFT#130995

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Alexah is a faithful Christian, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. Alexah believes that therapy is a journey and is passionate about walking alongside those that are suffering and working together to find hope and healing. Alexah has experience working with children, teens, adults, individuals and families. Alexah enjoys working with issues of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, trauma, relational distress, and life changes. Alexah is trained in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and can also provide Biblical counseling, upon request.

Jordan Yee, LMFT#131926

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Jordan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is passionate about working with couples; helping them develop better communication dynamics and conflict resolution skills. He is also confident to help couples recover and heal through infidelity issues. He enjoys working with men and women in individual counseling, especially with anxiety symptoms and relational distress. He has experience working with adolescents in a school setting, and parents often find he is a great fit to help their teens through such an emotionally difficult season of their lives.

Danyela Zamudio, LMFT# 115921 APCC#6851

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Danyela is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. She is a devout Christian and has a Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual integration approach in her counseling. She has experience working with people of all ages including children, adolescents and adults. She has provided individual, premarital, couples, family, and group counseling in a safe and supportive environment. Danyela has a passion to support clients in their healing process, uncover their potential, and lead an authentic life.  She enjoys working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including anxiety, self-esteem, depression, interpersonal relationships, amongst others.  

Certification of Completion: Gottman Couple Therapy Level 1; Prepare & Enrich Facilitator; and Therapy with Children

Sabrina Aguilar, AMFT#120538
Supervised by Valerie Monroe, LMFT#96061

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Sabrina is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, under the direct supervision of Valerie Monroe, LMFT. She has worked with children, teens, adults, couples, and has facilitated group therapy. She uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy but also collaborates with the client on modalities that would assist the individual in meeting their goals. She is trained in the Gottman Method Level 1 Couples Therapy. Sabrina strives to create a safe space to process through life's challenges, help clients improve relationships with others, provide positive coping skills, and build on self-worth.

Angela Orozco, AMFT#121890, APCC#8540, 
Supervised by Valerie Monroe, LMFT96061


Angela earned her first Master of Arts Degree from Azusa Pacific University with an emphasis in Research. While doing research on the grieving process, she fell in love with the idea of helping people. She decided to continue her education to obtain a second master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy.
Angela believes that therapy is a journey, where an individual can share his/her experiences in a safe environment.  Every person has a story to tell and Angela became a therapist to help people tell their story and find hope. She works within a Family Systems approach, as well as a Person-Centered approach. She has experience working with individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. She is Gottman Level 1 trained for couples therapy, has worked with people who have experienced trauma, addictions, grief, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues, and has also worked with special needs children and their families.

Melissa Medina, AMFT#118644
Supervised by Valerie Monroe, LMFT#96061

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Melissa is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She is passionate about working with teens and young adults as they navigate the challenges they face in life. Melissa has experience working with at-risk teens in residential treatment settings and has also worked with teens in Christian ministry. She has experience working with individuals to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, phase of life transitions and trauma. Melissa also enjoys working with couples and families to improve relational dynamics such as communication and conflict resolution skills.

Alice Loomis, ASW#84905

Supervised by Samantha Pane, LMFT# 98295

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Alice is a devout Christian and a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker. She is passionate about guiding those that are navigating through different struggles in life to find peace, hope, growth, and healing. She has worked with clients of all ages, from early childhood to older adults, addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, parenting, interpersonal relationships, substance use, and trauma. Alice is trained in Managing & Adapting Practice (MAP) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She incorporates strengths-based and systems theory concepts in the therapeutic process when working with individuals, couples, and families.

Hannah Morehead, ASW#104447
Supervised by Samantha Pane, LMFT#98295

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Hannah Morehead is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker.  She is a committed follower of Christ and believes that the spiritual health of the individual is crucial to finding healing. She is passionate about supporting those who are struggling to create spaces where they can truly thrive and grow. She has worked with adults of all ages, as well as children and adolescents—addressing issues surrounding anxiety, parenting, interpersonal relationships, trauma, and domestic violence. She’s trained in solution-focused therapy, trauma informed care, and motivational interviewing.

Christina Sanchez, AMFT# 126000
Supervised by Ian Kelly, LMFT#105802

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Christina is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a devoted Christ follower and enjoys providing Biblical Counseling. She is trained in Psychodynamic/Intersubjective Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused Therapy,  Prepare & Enrich, and Emotion- Focused Therapy for couples. She is dedicated to addressing challenges with anxiety, depression, trauma, church hurt/leadership, adult children of emotionally distant parents, dating/breakups, adult ADHD, family conflict, sexual issues, relationships: communication, infidelity, premarital, and intimacy. There will be storms in life but they aren’t intended to be weathered alone. Christina has a heartfelt passion to skillfully and gracefully partner with couples, individuals, and families to help them endure, persevere, and grow through them. Christina also enjoys serving in her local church women’s ministry, prayer ministry, and co-leads young adult women’s bible study groups.


Psalm 77

"Your way O God, was through the sea, though your footprints were unseen. You led your people like a flock..."


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