Any struggle can be difficult to overcome. When necessary, there's nothing wrong with asking for help. We can guide you and help you reach your full potential. Believe you can and have victory over your challenges, gain new perspective, and find renewed hope!"
Kathy Looper, MA LMFT
Therapist, Founder, Advocate, Ordained Minister
Kathy began her career as a Marriage and Family Therapist after a long career in the sports nutrition and fitness industry. During this time, she owned and operated national sports nutrition retail stores, created and produced Fresno’s first NPC body building show and traveled as a fitness model for Gaspari Nutrition.
As a graduate intern, she worked with female felony parolees as they transitioned from prison into a residential treatment facility to complete their sentence. This experience and the time she spent volunteering at Tulare County’s Juvenile Justice Detention Facility, gave her a heart and desire to work with the offender based population, who are often misguided, misunderstood, abandoned, broken and abused segment of our society.
Through these experiences and others, she was inspired to create a new non-profit organization, that would begin to address the needs of the highly at-risk youth of Tulare County and the surrounding area. This non-profit is now Journey Youth Coalition, Inc. and she founded Tulare County’s first Licensed Runaway & Homeless Youth Shelter, Genesis House.
Kathy’s true talent and gifting is in helping people and organizations reach their full potential by addressing the areas of their life where hurt, pain, victimization, or identity has had center stage. She is a natural problem solver, creator and developer of ideas, identifying blind spots and finding the gap where a need exists. Kathy is a true advocate for all and especially those who haven’t found their voice.
She believes “at the root of all psychological and emotional distress, is the absence and/or lack of love, acceptance and belonging. When this need is not met, we consciously and subconsciously find other ways to fill the void, often through self-destructive behaviors.” The vast majority of people do not know how to love themselves or find value in who they are, especially when coming from backgrounds of abuse, addiction or abandonment. When a person understands their value, their self-worth, their reason for being, the psychological and emotional distress dissipates, and behaviors change. Her approach to therapy is to merge evidenced-based theory with Biblical principles to help clients find their own identity, their worth and their purpose. There can be a balance between faith and the walking-out process of life. In addition to being a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Kathy is a Facilitator-Candidate for The Daring Way ™ a Shame Resilience Theory based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D, LCSW and an ordained Christian Minister, well versed in the Bible. “I believe change is possible. I believe living an authentic life is true freedom and I believe that God is in the business of restoration, redemption and reconciliation. Anything is possible IF you can believe! Why not give yourself permission to live your best life!”
Her Values are: TRUTH, FAITH & FREEDOM
Mindy Siders, MA, LMFT
Mindy grew up as a missionary’s kid in Guatemala, Central America. Growing up with the heart of a Guatemalan, and at the same time being born into a North American family, gave her a heart for all races and cultures, with a passion for rekindling lost hope and finding the uniqueness and purpose of all people.
Mindy attended grade school and high school in Guatemala. She did her undergraduate work at Northwestern College in Iowa, and received her Masters’ degree in Psychology from Chapman University in CA.
As a graduate intern, she worked with both the English and Spanish-speaking underserved population of Tulare County; migrant workers, underprivileged families, and the homeless. Since licensure, Mindy’s work has expanded to reaching individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life as an online counselor, reaching into the lives of individuals all over CA who cannot for whatever reason come to a physical office to see a therapist; moms with small children, fathers who spend all day at work and need to get home to their families, or young people who feel more comfortable on an electronic device.
In addition to living out her passions as Marriage and Family Therapist, Mindy’s role is that of a pastor’s wife and mother of two grown sons. Her heart has always been for Christian ministry. She sees her role and her husband’s role as being two sides of the same coin. As therapist, she is in the business of leading people toward wholeness in healed emotions and relationships. He leads them into wholeness through Biblical guidance and instruction. Both strive to lead them into the presence of God.
Mindy bases her practice of Hope on a verse from Romans in the Bible which says….
“…but hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”
Mindy knows there are times in life when it seems hope is nowhere to be found. She knows that there are times we are blinded by our own circumstances, actions, experiences. Mindy believes that through therapy, hope can be rediscovered and blossom.