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.

June Clayton

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT 93158
Supervised by Tim Sandstrom, LMFT 47858
Supervised by Tim Sandstrom, LMFT 47858 <br> jclayton@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: 105

June is an Assoiciate Marriage and Family Therapist.  She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. 

At Baxter Healthcare International and the Walt Disney Company, she was responsible for developing corporate relationships and long-term professional partnerships.  June has been married for more than 20 years and after devoting several years exclusively to raising her children, June obtained her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California.  June is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.  She is passionate about helping others grow, grieve loss, experience a sense of personal integrity and explore ways to experience more satisfaction, reciprocity and fulfillment in relationships. 

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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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Signe Schiavo, MA

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, MFT 78356
sschiavo@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: 108

Signe is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University and received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Southern California. Before coming to Journeys, Signe received clinical experience working with young adults at Vanguard University as well as experience at Rock Harbor Church working with adult women. From 2009 to 2015, Signe worked at College Hospital Costa Mesa with more acute adults and children. She has experience working on the Crisis team with College Hospital, assessing individuals in emergency rooms throughout the county for whether or not they meet criteria to be put on a 5150. She has specific training through Center for Deployment Psychology and Star Behavioral Health Provider in working with military culture and clients who have experienced trauma. Signe also enjoys working with adolescents doing play therapy, young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, marital and pre-marital counseling, grief, loss, eating disorders, divorce, parenting and phase of life issues.  It is Signe's passion, to use her talents, life experience and training to help her clients find hope and healing from their unique struggles. She is a local to Orange County, attending Newport Harbor High School and now residing in south Orange county.  She has two young daughters, 2 and 4 years old.

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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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