Roger A. Watson, LMFT / Director
Roger Watson, a native of Hanford, California, has been a licensed marriage and family therapist since 2000. Roger earned a BA in Psychology from Judson College in Elgin, IL and an MA in counseling from the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, CA. As an associate pastor, Roger has over 25 years of experience with children, youth and family issues and he currently oversees Personal Growth Support Groups which provides a venue to meet a wide variety of life crisis issues.
In January 2003, Roger founded the Kings Counseling Center in Hanford, CA in order to provide relational and emotional healing for the greater Kings County area.
Aszad Prettipaul, PsyD
Aszad completed his doctorate in 2007, through a Cultural Diversity Academic Track and Internship clinical training. He has since completed a Master of Science degree in Psychopharmacacology from an accredited university in California. Aszad has over a decade of clinical experiences and provides psychotherapy treatment to individuals and couples, and psychological testing services to a diverse patient population.
Dr. Prettipaul works together with his patients to find lasting solutions to current problems that bring relief and healing and improve their overall quality of life. He assists patients to recognize and utilize their own abilities and strengths to advance problem-solving skills to find realistic and working solutions and to experience relief from emotional distress. Aszad also utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy to effectively meet the treatment needs of patients who suffer from chronic presentations of illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, trauma disorders and substance abuse and addiction.
Aszad practices from patient centered and unconditional regard approaches that support patients regardless of the patient’s personal demographics and unique life struggles.
Diane Sellers, MA, RN, LMFT
Diane Sellers is a Board Certified Registered Nurse specializing in psychiatric mental health, children, grief, and trauma issues. A graduate of Los Angeles County Medical Center School of Nursing, she earned a BA Degree in Social Science and Bible from Biola University. Her MA Degree in Counseling Psychology is from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, where she studied Depth Psychology.
Diane’s nursing background includes long-term chronic illnesses, hospice and home health. Her unique background gives her the ability to deal sensitively with the deep wounds of the soul and to address them holistically, body, soul, and spirit.
Noushafarin Tabatabai, LMFT
Noushafarin “Nunu” completed her B.A. in Psychology from Fresno Pacific University and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. Her clinical experience includes work with chronically mentally ill adults at Kings View Counseling Center as well as working with children in the Fresno Unified School District and Turning Point of Central California.
Nunu practices from a patient centered approach that they are the therapist's teachers and set the precedent for what needs to be explored and worked through in therapy, allowing the patient to feel a sense of control, to express their creativity, build self-esteem and to work through their issues, promoting growth and healing.
Jean Marie Day Brown, LMFT
Jeanne came to counseling as a second career after being a teacher. She earned an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. She has worked for many years in community based mental health where it has been a privilege to work with adults, children, teenagers and their families with a wide range of needs. She has worked with people on issues such as adjustment to life changes, depression, anxiety, trauma, bi-polar disorder and serious mental illness. She works with people exploring for their needs of mind, spirit and body and builds on their strengths to bring healing and growth.
Irma Fain, LMFT
Irma has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from CSU Fresno as well as a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She feels very proud to be able to have earned both of her degrees from Fresno State, as well as staying in the valley. Her clinical experience has been working with youth for Fresno Unified School District.
Irma is bilingual and ready to serve teens, individuals families and couples. Her focus is to meet the client where they are at in their lives, to be empathetic, and to provide a non-judgmental environment. Irma provided a safe stable environment while challenging clients to help assist them along their journey of self-growth.