South Bay Location Staff

Serving the South Bay and surrounding communities our South Bay location is 3 miles south of Crenshaw and Hwy 1. Contact us for more information or schedule an appointment with one of our staff at this location. You may also see more locations.

Chris Ioimo, MS

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, MFT 50186
cioimo@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: 1

Chris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the supervisor of the Journeys South Bay office.  Chris earned his Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University.

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Melanie Bomar

Marriage Family Therapist Trainee
Supervised by Randy Powell, MFT 27433
Supervised by Randy Powell, MFT 27433 <br> mbomar@journeyscounseling.com
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Melanie is a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Video production with a minor in Religion from Belmont University. She is currently earning her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Melanie has over 16 years of experience working with teens in a youth ministry setting and has experience working with the elderly as well. She also has 15 years of experience in the Television industry.

Melanie and her husband have been married for 15 years.  Her outside interests include playing drums and wilderness backpacking.

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Jeremy Gordon

Marriage Family Therapist Registered Intern
Supervised by Chris Ioimo, MFT 50186
Supervised by Chris Ioimo, MFT 50186 <br> jgordon@journeyscounseling.com
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Jeremy is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from San Diego, Christian College and is currently earning his Master of Science in Counseling from California State University of Dominguez Hills.

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Meghan Lawson, MA

Licensed Licensed Clinical Counselor, LPCC 53
mlawson@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: 2

Meghan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor practicing in the South Bay Journeys office.  She earned her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida. She has experience serving adolescents and adults in a variety of behavioral health settings including schools, crisis and trauma centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient counseling centers. Meghan has an interest in adolescence and the family dynamic, particularly in regards to communication, identity, and emotional issues. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. Her desire is for all of her clients to find hope, healing, and strength through therapy.

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Leyla Magpiong, MS

Marriage Family Therapist Registered Intern, IMF 66368
Supervised by Chris Ioimo, MFT 50186
Supervised by Chris Ioimo, MFT 50186 <br> lmagpiong@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: 4

Leyla is an MFT intern and graduated with her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology at CSULA. Leyla's experience includes working with adolescents and understanding families through a structural family paradigm. Areas of specific interest and experience working with individuals include but are not limited to, crisis management, anxiety, depression, lack of direction and achievement and difficulties making decisions. Leyla's community affiliations include having worked as a pre-marital counselor at her church, camp counselor to the developmentally disabled youth and Chair and docent for her daughter's private school art program. Leyla and her husband of 23 years have a daughter who is in high-school.

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