Susie Guffey, LCSW
Clinical Director

Susie Guffey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working in the mental health field for the past 16 years. She received both her B.A. in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University. Susie has experience treating individuals, couples, and families of all ages and circumstances. She has experience working in the medical field, offering consultation to medical professionals. Susie enjoys teaching and is currently an adjunct professor in the graduate school of Social Work at CSU San Marcos. When she is not serving in various roles, Susie enjoys spending time with her husband, son and friends. 

Susie believes in using an empathic and non-judgmental approach, utilizing many different methods of treatment. She treats individuals 5 years and older including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, childhood ADHD, grief, substance abuse, life adjustments. Susie is also passionate about working with couples and families. Susie can provide therapy from a faith based spiritual approach, if desired.

Contracted Insurance Companies: Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, HMC, IEHP, MEDICARE, MHSA,  MHN, Molina, Optum,  UHC, UBH, Tricare, TriWest, Cash pay



Angela Parry, LMFT

Angela Parry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant University, California School of Professional Psychology. She strives to improve our community by providing quality mental health services to all ages, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic, or marital status.

Angela practices providing culturally competent individual, couple, and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and aging with a variety of presenting challenges and DSM-V diagnoses such as, but not limited to anxiety, depression, adjustment, mood disorders, at-risk youth, life transitions, interpersonal relationship difficulties, co-occurring disorders, emotional disturbance, ADD/ADHD, self-esteem, behavioral, and parenting issues. Her other clinical work experience includes public schools and non- profit agencies. Angela has experience working with clients by assisting them with their life transitions, behavioral, interpersonal and intrapersonal challenges.

Angela joins the therapeutic relationship with a humanistic, client-centered approach focusing on collaborating with clients to assist them in identifying and achieving their goals and objectives. Angela utilizes various theoretical orientations (e.g., CBT, SF, Experiential, Structural, EFT) depending on the client/s and their presenting challenges. Angela is welcoming new and returning clients seeking to improve their life.


Shawn Marie Briggs, LCSW

Shawn Marie Briggs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her education includes a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Science in Human Services, which she uses to provide clients with expertise in cultural diversity and guidance through life's most difficult challenges. Shawn has years of experience in treating multiple behavioral and mental health diagnoses and addressing the needs of individuals, families, and couples in a healthcare setting. She has collaborated with physicians as a part of a multidisciplinary team, in a leadership role, to ensure clients and families received quality and compassionate care.

Shawn specializes in treating both individuals and families including, but not limited to, children, adolescents, women, and couples. Her expertise includes crisis intervention, cognitive development therapy, substance abuse, family system therapies, depression disorders (including postpartum depression), post traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety disorders. Shawn believes in helping her clients discover their strengths and empower them to reach their goals. Faith based counseling is available. Her strong faith and belief in client driven therapy enables her to be compassionate as well as providing guidance and support to her clients. Shawn believes that we “can be transformed by the renewing of our minds.”


Trisha Patel, LMFT

Trisha Patel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her education includes a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego and a Bachelors of Art in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. In the past 9 years, Trisha has experience in treating children, families, couples and individuals. Trisha has worked with many clients to achieve their personal goals and gain greater insight into their lives. Trisha’s expertise includes Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, Crisis Intervention and a wide range of disorders. Trisha has worked closely with psychiatrists, and primary care doctors as part of a collaborative approach to ensure client’s quality and compassionate treatment. Trisha has experience in treating a diverse group of clients, including those with multiple disabilities and various cultural backgrounds. Trisha is culturally versed in Deaf Culture and communicates using fluent American Sign Language.

“Just Breathe. You are strong enough to handle your challenges, wise enough to find solutions to your problems, and capable enough to do whatever needs to be done” (Buddhism). 


Marsha Fernandez, LMFT

Marsha Fernandez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, having received her Master’s degree from National University and her Bachelor's in Social and Behavioral sciences from Cal State University Monterey Bay. She has been working in the mental health field for the past 19 years.

Marsha has extensive experience working with diverse clientele including adolescents, at risk youth, young adults, and adults. Marsha has worked with schools to provide therapy to youth with IEP plans and spent time developing the behavioral health services for SELPA programs in Fresno/Madera Counties, advocating for youth and families to obtain the services needed to strive within the educational systems. Marsha has provided therapy to youth in juvenile halls; collaborating with staff, probation, and educating the system partners on mental health. Marsha has spent years working with community based programs, non-profit organizations, and community health clinics. She spent time working with adults in the MAT Program providing therapy to adults with opioid addictions and chronic pain, allowing collaboration with doctors, nurses, and support staff to develop unique plans for each individual client.

Fundamental to her therapeutic methods, she employs evidence-based practices including; FFT, CBT/TFCBT, in conjunction with strength based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, and individual coping skill development. Marsha believes these methods allow for individual growth and incorporates clients’ personal beliefs, views, and diversity within their treatment.


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Rancho Counseling Center
does not provide court evaluations, court appearances, or testimonies. 

Please note that any documentation that is required must be submitted to the office 72 business hours prior to a scheduled appointment.