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

Clinical Director
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, LMFT 50186
cioimo@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: (310) 933-4475 #1

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

After completing his graduate work, Chris spent over 5 years working with high-acuity patients in a psychiatric hospital gaining experience with issues ranging from addiction, to severe depression and psychosis. Chris has been with Journeys Counseling since 2008, and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and adolescents who are seeking to have a deeper understanding of who they are, and why, as they learn how to draw closer to self and others.  Chris is also an adjunct professor in the psychology department at a Christian university and has been involved in multiple levels of ministry, currently serving as an elder and teacher at his church in Palos Verdes.

 

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Melanie Bomar, MA

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMF 104287
Supervised by Chris Ioimo, LMFT 50186
Supervised by Chris Ioimo, LMFT 50186 <br> mbomar@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: (310) 933-4475 #5

Melanie is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and has over 4 years of experience at Journeys working with clients of all ages and various issues. She has experience with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, family conflict, phobias, marital issues, health issues, etc. She also has over 16 years of experience working with teens in a youth ministry setting as well as working with the elderly in ministry. Previously, Melanie gained experience in the Television and Music industries. In her free time, she enjoys wilderness backpacking

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Mallorie Collier, MA

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT 109366
Supervised by Chris Ioimo, LMFT 50186
Supervised by Chris Ioimo, LMFT 50186 <br> MCollier@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: (310) 933-4475 #6

Mallorie is an Associate Therapist in Marriage & Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling.  She earned both her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Bacherlor of Arts from Pepperdine University.

Mallorie combines her education and clinical training with her personal experiencs to address a wide variety of persenting symptoms.  Her warm and humanistic approach to therapy emphasizes the person's ability to draw from their own personal instincts to find wisdom, growth, healing and fulfillment within themselves.  She enjoys collaborating with adolescents, adults and couples by meeting them in their process and helping them see the world through a new and improved lens.

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Jeremy Gordon

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 114784
Supervised by Chris Ioimo, LMFT 50186
Supervised by Chris Ioimo, LMFT 50186 <br> jgordon@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: (310) 933-4475 #7

Jeremy Gordon has been with Journeys Counseling South Bay for over 5 years. Having a background working with adolescents before becoming a therapist, Jeremy enjoys collaborating with families and young men as they overcome the hurdles in the launching stage of life. He has also worked with couples and individuals through challenges such as depression, anxiety, communication breakdown, faith crisis, etc. and has worked with a special education program at a high school in Torrance. 

Jeremy received his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University Dominguez Hills and his Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies from San Diego Christian College. He speaks at local churches about faith and mental health. Jeremy has been married to his wife for 10 years and has three young children.

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Leyla Magpiong, MS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 104651
lmagpiong@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: (310) 933-4475 #4

Leyla is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She earned her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles and her Bachelor of Science at California State University, Long Beach.

Leyla's treatment experience includes, but is not limited to, issues ranging from trauma, depression and anxiety to life transitions.  She works with women, men, the elderly and families and has facilitated groups in depression and anxiety.  Leyla works with parents to help them implement parenting skills that compliment their adolescent's developmental stages.  She is Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator and works with couples in all stages of relationship.  She provdes a highly personalized approach in a warm and comfortable atmosphere so that each client may acquire the change and personal growth s/he is striving for.

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Greg Pilken

Marriage Family Therapist Trainee
Gpilken@journeyscounseling.com
Extension: (310) 933-4475 Ext 9

Greg is a trainee therapist in Marriage & Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. He is currently finishing a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University after previously earning an M.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies from Biola University and a B.A. in English & Comparative Literature from U.C. Irvine. While still training as a counselor, Greg has served for over 15 years as a pastor and believes in creating an empathetic and judgement-free approach to therapy where a person can safely learn more about themselves and how to relate to others. He also has over 20 years of experience as a songwriter working with country, pop, and CCM recording artists and is passionate about helping creative people learn to thrive and grow.

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