About Us

Helping People Heal and Grow Since 2002

Counseling Solutions helps children, adults, and families work through issues that can be barriers to healthy relationships.

Mission Statement

Counseling Solutions provides individuals and families with the ability to understand and to be understood. Whether you seek therapy to heal from a traumatic experience or to support you during a life transition, caring, qualified therapists help you draw from your own strengths and experience in order to grow as an individual and as a family.

Meet Our Team

Counseling Solutions works hard to train and maintain only the most excellent employees.

Counseling Solutions is supervised by two Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists who provide counseling, as well as direct supervision to associates who are working toward earning their license. When people hear the word “associate” or “intern” they often think of a young and inexperienced person. At Counseling Solutions our associates have all received their Bachelor of Arts or Science and have also completed their Masters in Psychology or a related field. Subsequently, our associates hold a license with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, which qualifies them to provide counseling under the direct supervision of a qualified licensed clinician.

Trishanne Lininger, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Trishanne Lininger, MA, LMFT, LPCCExecutive Director
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #43691
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #185
Courtney Calkins, MA, LMFT
Courtney Calkins, MA, LMFTProgram Manager
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #42004
Melanie Whelchel, ACSW
Melanie Whelchel, ACSWClinical Associate
Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker #93302
Lizz Henson, MSW
Lizz Henson, MSWClinical Trainee
Nancy Strong, MHR, AMFT
Nancy Strong, MHR, AMFTClinical Associate
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #92816
Sara McDaniel, BA
Sara McDaniel, BAMFT Trainee & Receptionist
Jessye Barstow, BS
Jessye Barstow, BSOffice Manager

Job Opportunities

Join Our Team!

Counseling Solutions posts all open jobs on Indeed.com.  See any open positions by clicking HERE.  We can’t wait to hear about why you would make a great fit!


Counseling Solutions is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of community members elected to represent our stakeholders. The Board of Directors is vital to the success of our agency by:

• Ensuring Counseling Solutions’ financial success
• Ensuring that policy decisions are made in accordance with our Mission and Vision Statements
• Guiding and monitoring the goals of the agency
• Providing a check and balance system for our Administration
…and much, much more.

We are incredibly grateful for each of our Board Members as they volunteer their time in order to ensure the safety and care of the clients we serve.

Board of Directors

Board President
Tom Ortner, MHA

Jeff Payne, MBA

Eileen Daly, BA
Todd Harris, PhD, LMFT