Wib Newton LPC-S, LMFT: Wib brings to the counseling session over 25 years of experience and practical wisdom. His clients report he is gentle and also has no trouble being firm when needed. Throughout his career he has been trained in a variety of skills and counseling theory. He will listen to the heart, assist in developing goals, and move the individual or couple toward a positive direction.
Wib received his B.A. in speech/communication through West Virginia University in 1974. He went on to attend a private seminary in West Monroe, LA and then completed his Masters of Arts & Religion in Counseling from Harding University in Memphis, TN (1982). Since 1977, Wib has been on the staff of churches where he provided leadership in small groups, youth, family, education, and counseling. In September of 2007, he began New Hope Counseling & Resources. Wib is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Texas Licensed Supervisor, a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, and a Charter Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has been married to Janice since 1976 and raised two sons, Jared & Colton. Click for Wib's website
Bruce Metzer: Bruce worked as an elementary music instructor and school principal before entering the Navy as a Chaplain in 1991. He has since had the privilege of training Family Wellness throughout the European theater working with some of the most talented students ever while Director of CREDO Europe. His most talented partner in training is of course his wife, Dr. Michelle Mentzer. He is now in Maryland finishing his 20 year commitment in the military and continuing to teach short workshops with military families. He anticipates finishing his doctorate in higher education and returning to education supporting schools internationally.
Christina Yee: Christina has been a certified Family Wellness instructor since 2008. She is very enthusiastic about using Family Wellness to equip families with skills, not just information. â€śIt is very exciting to see the youth learn to act differently so they can overcome the disorganization that theyâ€™ve learned from their parentsâ€ť, she says. Her love for Family Wellness principles and techniques lead to her decision to become a certified Family Wellness Trainer in 2010.
Christina has 10 years experience in working in the field with gang-involved and gang-impacted youth and families in Fresno and Santa Clara Counties. She oversees an award-winning parenting program which utilizes the Family Wellness curriculum to assist teen parents and young families, many of whom are under the jurisdiction of Juvenile Parole and Probation, in Santa Clara County in breaking the cycle of violence associated with the gang lifestyle. The practicality and interactivity of Family Wellness has helped this high-risk population to identify their strengths and give hope for healthy futures.