Phillip J. Atkinson, Ph.D., ABPP
Licensed Psychologist (PSY21927)
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology
About Dr. Phillip Atkinson
Dr. Atkinson is a Licensed Psychologist and is Board-Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. His areas of clinical specialty include evidence-based treatments for anxiety, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), depression, men’s sexual addiction, grief, and stress management.
Dr. Atkinson practices Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and he is a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. As a result of his prior service as a military psychologist, Dr. Atkinson also has expertise in the treatment of military Service Members, Veterans, and their families. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in 2006, and began practicing in Vacaville in 2012.
Dr. Atkinson relies on thorough assessments to develop individually-tailored treatment plans, and his treatments combine cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment-based therapy and psychodynamic therapy to facilitate growth and healing.
Meghan Murray, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
About Mrs. Meghan Murray
Mrs. Meghan Murray is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has spent the past 10 years aiding others in their pursuit of emotional and spiritual health. After 6 years of serving as a paraprofessional counselor, Meghan went on to complete a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has worked at Kairos Counseling Center since 2013.
Her education and experience equip her to work with adolescents, adults and couples on a variety of mental, emotional, relational and spiritual challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem, relational challenges, life transitions, family of origin work, codependency issues and couples dynamics. Meghan prioritizes working with couples and families, and is Certified as an Emotionally Focused Therapist. Her unique experience in integrating both spiritual and psychological health has helped Meghan to develop a passion for treating the whole person: mind, emotions, spirit and body.
In addition to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Meghan uses a combination of evidenced based practices and experiential therapies to aid her clients in their journey towards well-being and greater life satisfaction.
Julianne Hicks, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
About Mrs. Julie Hicks
Mrs. Julie Hicks is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who worked for many years doing lay counseling in a church setting before returning to school to complete a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Julie has experience working with adults with a variety of mental, emotional, relational and spiritual issues including anxiety, depression, family and relational issues, grief, and other life challenges. She also has experience working with adolescents through school-based counseling, which has equipped her to help her teenaged clients with a wide range of challenges unique to their stage of development. When working with couples and families, Julie is Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is a highly effective evidence-based therapy to repair relational distress.
She has a passion to provide a safe environment where her clients can share honestly and feel heard and accepted, regardless of the issues. As a Christian, Julie understands that faith plays an important part in many people’s lives, and she is very comfortable integrating faith into therapy for those clients who want that to be a focus. Julie uses a combination of evidenced based practices to aid her clients in their journey towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Jeremiah Neal, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
About Mr. Jeremiah Neal
Mr. Jeremiah Neal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Currently as a Social Worker and previously serving 10 years in the United States Air Force, Mr. Neal developed and maintains the desire to support his clients in obtaining understanding, healing, and connection.
Mr. Neal practices Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples and has received advanced training and supervision in this powerful therapy. Mr. Neal greatly desires to assist couples by reconnecting and bonding in new and profound ways. He also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness approaches to support individuals with various mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, and issues unique to men.
Jeremiah practices patience, empathy, and genuine curiosity to explore and mine for the roots of one’s manifested struggle. Each of us experience struggle at some point, and Mr. Neal values the opportunity to journey, side by side, as his clients walk through their unique challenges.