Meet the Staff
Dr. Ginny Maril is a California licensed psychologist (PSY25977) and serves as the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services. She completed her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Psychology at the University of Dallas. She attended Texas Woman's University where she earned her Doctor of Philosophy from the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Texas Woman's University Counseling Center and her post-doctoral residency at California Lutheran University's Student Counseling Services. Dr. Maril’s professional and research interests include living with chronic illness, caregiver stress, trauma recovery, existential theory, and social justice.
Dr. Beth Turner is a California licensed psychologist (PSY28721), and serves as the Outreach Coordinator for CAPS. Dr. Turner received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sexuality Studies from Western Kentucky University. She received 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 training and passed the certification test as Domestic Violence Counselor, with an emphasis on same-gender/non-binary relationships. Dr. Turner's previous clinical training 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, coping with discrimination and oppression, stress management, and anxiety. Her therapeutic approach is grounded in multicultural feminism, while incorporating evidence-based practices.
Dr. Miriam Barillas is a California licensed psychologist (PSY26931), serving as a part-time bilingual staff psychologist at CAPS. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from UCLA. She received her Doctorate in Clinical-Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural Community-Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University. Dr. Barillas completed a CAPIC-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Pasadena City College Counseling Center. Previous clinical training experiences include university research programs, community mental health agencies, private practice, and a dual diagnosis program. Dr. Barillas also serves as a staff psychologist for a behavioral health agency, providing psychological services to residents of long term care and rehabilitation facilities. Her professional and research interests include working with the Latino/a community, multiculturalism, anxiety, mood disorders, coping with a disability, cognitive rehabilitation, and increasing the collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the mental health system.
La Dr. Miriam Barillas es una psicóloga licenciada en California (PSY26931), sirviendo como psicóloga bilingüe de personal a tiempo parcial en Asesoramiento y servicios psicológicos también conocido como CAPS. Ella recibió su bachilleratoen Psicología con un menor en Antropología de la Universidad de California, Los Ángeles. Recibió su Doctorado en Psicología Clínica con énfasis en Psicología Clínica Comunitaria Multicultural del programa acreditado por la APA en la escuela de Psicología Profesional de California, Universidad Internacional de Alliant. Completó un pasantía pre-doctoral acreditada por CAPIC en el Colegio de la ciudad de Pasadena, Centro de Asesoramiento. Las experiencias previas de formación clínicas incluyen programas de investigación universitaria, agencias comunitarias de salud mental, práctica privada y un programa de diagnóstico dual. La Dr. Barillas también sirve como psicóloga de personal para una agencia de salud conductual, proporcionando servicios psicológicos a los residentes de cuidados a largo plazo y las instalaciones de rehabilitación. Sus intereses profesionales y de investigación incluyen trabajar con la comunidad latina, multiculturalismo, ansiedad, trastornos del estado de ánimo, hacer frente a una discapacidad, rehabilitación cognitiva y aumentar la colaboración entre las agencias policiales y el sistema de salud mental.
Dr. Lauren Jensen serves as the 2017-2018 Post-Doctoral Resident at CAPS. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at California State University, Channel Islands. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Lutheran University’s APA-Accredited Program and completed an APA-Accredited internship at NC State University’s Counseling Center. Her clinical experiences include working with survivors of intimate partner violence, at-risk middle school students in a violence intervention program, and college students in a diverse community college and large-university setting. Dr. Jensen’s areas of interests include interpersonal relationships, trauma and IPV, identity development, mindfulness practice, multicultural issues, and transitional life issues. She primarily practices from an integrative approach utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic techniques into her practice.
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 flavored water chef, the meditation music dj, and the relaxation video director, all of which help to define the center as a place where comfort and humor lay a foundation for healing and learning.