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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.