Meet the Staff
Dr. Beth Turner is a California Licensed Psychologist (PSY28721), registered Health Service Psychologist (55421), and serves as Director of CAPS. Dr. Turner received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sexuality Studies from Western Kentucky University. She then moved across the country to complete her Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology from the APA-accredited program at University of La Verne. Dr. Turner completed an APPIC-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Ohio University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, and post-doctoral residency at California Lutheran University's CAPS. She also received certification training as a Domestic Violence Counselor with an emphasis on same-gender/non-binary relationships, and in providing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Turner's previous clinical experiences have included college counseling centers, a community mental health center, and a psychiatric inpatient hospital. Her clinical and research interests include working with the LGBTQIA+ community, resiliency in the face of discrimination and oppression, trauma recovery and healing, stress management, and anxiety. Her therapeutic approach is grounded in multicultural feminism, while incorporating evidence-based practices such as CBT.
Dr. Jackson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Shaw University, a historically Black college in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from California State University, Long Beach and her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy from Alliant International University’s School of Professional Psychology. She completed a CAPIC-accredited pre-doctoral internship at The Youth Reporting Center in Anaheim.
Previous clinical training includes university counseling services, working in juvenile detention centers, community mental health agencies, and private practice. Using a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach, Dr. Jackson’s clinical interests include working with underserved populations, people of color, multicultural concerns, trauma, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal and relational concerns.
Dr. Aida Kohanteb received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in northern California. She received her Psy.D. at the University of La Verne, with an emphasis on training with children, families, and young adults. She completed an APA- accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Southern Arizona Psychology Internship Consortium in Tucson, AZ. During internship, she worked with young adults at the University of Arizona, as well as with families and children at the La Frontera Center for Behavioral Health. Dr. Kohanteb’s clinical interests include working with underserved populations, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and attachment trauma.
Joshua Liebel is a current practicum trainee at Counseling and Psychological Services. He is currently enrolled in the Psy.D. Program at California Lutheran University, and has previously obtained his Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Southern New Hampshire. His clinical interest includes working with transitional youth and young adults, underserved populations, anxiety and depression.
Sam Han received his B.A. in Acting from Temple University. He received his M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University and is currently a doctoral student in their PsyD program. His previous clinical training includes working for the assessment team at UCLA's Aftercare program, research and development for the Integrative Treatment Network of UCLA's Depression Grand Challenge, volunteer counseling at Creative Care Inc, and practicum therapy at Irvine Community Counseling Center. Sam's clinical and research interests include working with high-functioning adults, anxiety, depression, trauma, positive psychology, preventative psychology, neuropsychology, psychedelic-assisted therapies, and art and creative therapy. He prefers to practice from integrative and consilient approach.
Kaitlyn Vilkin received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and is currently a doctoral student in their PsyD Program. Her clinical interests include working with transitional age youth and young adults, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships and stage of life issues.
Gregory Daven runs the administrative activities at CAPS. A graduate of the Cal Lutheran Marriage and Family Therapy Masters program, Greg coordinates the administrative aspects of service provision in our office. A skilled therapist in his own right, we feel so fortunate to have his knowledge and wisdom regarding a wide variety of issues related to counseling service provision. Greg's warmth and generous spirit greets visitors even before he does. He is our daily water chef, meditation music dj, and relaxation video director, all of which help to define our center as a place where comfort and humor lay a foundation for healing and growth.