South County Location Staff

Serving Mission Viejo and surrounding communities our South Bay location is 1 mile east of Crown Valley Blvd and the I5. Contact us for more information or schedule an appointment with one of our staff at this location. You may also see more locations.

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John Counts, MA

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, MFT 53164
jcounts@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: 115

John is currently a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Journeys. He graduated from Biola University in 1984 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. From 1987 to the present, John has owned and operated a flooring business. He received his Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Trinity College of Graduate Studies, graduating in June 2005. John is passionate about people and seeing the power of intimacy in their lives, especially within the church. John has enjoyed being a part of a growth group with his church for the last few years where intimacy is pursued.

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Liza Gant, M.A.

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, 84806
lgant@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: 130

Liza is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Master's Degrees in Psychology and Marriage & Family Therapy.  In addition she has more than 15 years of work and service experience in children's and youth ministries.  Her passion is to see children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals overcome depression, anxiety, life transistions parenting and grief/loss.

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Kristi Starkey, MA

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, MFT 52051
kstarkey@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: 129

Kristi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University. Her experience in the mental health field includes working at an inpatient psychiatric hospital with adults and adolescents in crises. She also has experience working with adults in career/life transition., adolescents, families, couples, and young adults with autism. Kristi began her career at Journeys in January of 2007 and is excited about using her background in business and education, combined with her clinical skills and Christian faith, to help clients find hope and healing.

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