Family Wellness Associates is a minority owned – Latino and woman – partnership committed to providing skills and resources to individuals, couples, and families throughout the world. Founded in East San Jose and Santa Cruz California in 1980, our focus has been on low-income multi-cultural communities. Family Wellness has been effective across ethnic and socio-economic strata.

A number of refugee programs throughout the country have chosen Family Wellness as the model for their communities because of our cultural respect, adaptability for different cultures, and clear, common sense approach. Kurdish, Somali, Hmong, Latino, Serbian, Ugandan, and Russian Refugees are currently using our program and we can put you in touch with program directors and coordinators.

WHO WE ARE

George Doub, MDiv, LMFT: (Consejero con Licencia para Matrimonios, Niños y Parejas): En colaboración con Virginia Morgan Scott, concibió la idea, fue co-fundador y trajo Family Wellness Associates (La Asociación de Bienestar Familiar) a su situación actual. Además de tener su propia práctica privada, él es entrenador y asesor para el Government, Industry and Labor (Gobierno, Industrias y Trabajadores). Su especialidad como terapeuta son la consejería familiar, marital y juvenil, con énfasis en violencia doméstica. George mantiene de por vida su California State Community College Teaching and Counseling Credentials (Su Certificación para la Enseñanza a Colegios Comunitarios del Estado de California y de Consejería) y es entrenador y consultor para la Escuela de Trabajo Social de la Universidad de San Jose, donde participó en el desarrollo del curriculum RAZALOGIA , para consejería cultural. En conjunción con su antecedentes biculturales y su experiencia, George trae a Bienestar Familiar su perspectiva dinámica y positiva. George está casado y tiene una hija de 38 años y un hijo de 15 años de edad.


Ana Morante, LMFT: Ana became a partner after 12 years of association with Family Wellness as an Instructor and Trainer of instructors. Ana is a bilingual and bicultural exponent of Family Wellness.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has provided services to children, adolescents, and their families, dealing with issues such as child abuse or neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, etc. Ana has worked in numerous public and private settings including the Juvenile Dependency System and the Family Court System. Ana has also provided program and clinical supervision to trainees, interns and other mental health professionals. Ana is also a Mandated Reporter trainer certified by the State of California. Ana is married and a mother and step-mother to three children.


Erin O. Simile, LMFT: became a partner after 16 years of association with Family Wellness as an Instructor and Trainer of instructors. As a therapist Erin maintains a private practice focused on therapeutic services to children and families with emphasis on families in crisis.
Erin has supervised MFT Interns and graduate students providing clinical counseling services in school based settings. Erin has also been a practicum clinical supervisor at Santa Clara University. Erin also contracts with the Dept. of Family & Children’s Services, Santa Clara County to provide on-going training and coaching of social workers providing parent education services throughout Santa Clara County and has conducted mandated family education classes for over 14 years. Erin and Mike live in Raleigh, NC.


Michael S. Simile: Mike became a partner after 3 years of association with Family Wellness as an Instructor. Mike has conducted mandated family education classes throughout Santa Clara county since 2000 and until he and Erin relocated to North Carolina. Mike currently maintains the Family Wellness website and assists with the production and shipping of Family Wellness materials.

Together with George Doub, Mike founded Building Something Better, a series of comprehensive and effective workshops in communications strategy and project management. Mike also facilitates groups of company presidents that meet regularly to assist each other with management and business development issues.


Joseph L. Hernandez, PhD., (Psicólogo Clinico con Postgrado y Consejero de Matrimonios, Niños y Parejas), tiene amplia experiencia ayudando familias e individuos durante crisis, cambios en las etapas de desarrollo y transiciones. Joe realiza evaluaciones psicológicas para programas judiciales y se le llama como testigo experto en situaciones como custodia familiar y la evaluación de capacidades y aptitudes para determinar la responsabilidad civil de las personas. El Dr. Hernandez obtuvo su Maestría en Consejería Psicológica en la Universidad de Santa Clara, y su Maestría y Postgrado en Psicología Clínica en la Escuela de Pscología Profesional de California. Como exponente bilingue y bicultural de Bienestar Familiar, Joe ha utilizado los principios y experiencias de su propia vida, mientras que las demuestra y enseña en una amplia gama de situaciones.


Michelle Hernandez, M.A., is passionate about Family Wellness because of its strength-based approach. She enjoys helping people discover and develop their gifts and abilities. Michelle earned a Master of Arts degree from Santa Clara University in Counseling Psychology. She has been a certified Family Wellness instructor since 1996 and is now a Family Wellness Partner and Trainer. Michelle has a background as a Communications Director and has held leadership positions in Women’s, Children’s and Family Ministries. Michelle’s training as a psychotherapist and her interest in spiritual development make her a natural encourager. She uses this background in helping people build strong relationships. Michelle has been married to Joe since 1968. They cherish the time they have to enjoy their two active grandkids.