MEET THE STAFF
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.


Barbara L. Ayers, Ph.D. 
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
Barbara Ayers grew up as a part of a Navy family and has lived and worked throughout the United States.  She has lived in Hanford for the last 16 years.  She has a BA and Master’s Degree from San Diego State University and a Doctorate from the University of Oregon in Eugene.  Barbara is a licensed Psychologist with specialties serving Clinical, Forensic and Disabled populations.  She also has an extensive background in conflict resolution/mediation as a “master trainer,” working and consulting for to local, county, state and federal agencies.
At the Kings Counseling Center, Barbara focuses on adult therapy for individual and couples, including EAP referrals.  She treats clients with mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, psychosis, and schizophrenia, as well as adjustment, anger and trauma issues.  She also assists her clients in improving skill levels in the areas of coping, communication, self-image, relaxation and goal setting.  At the heart of her practice is an abiding belief in the importance of spirituality.


David Ball, M.Div., MS, LMFT
David completed a MA in Practical Theology in 1981 and spent a decade serving urban families in the Sacramento and Stockton area.  In order to hone his counseling skills, David pursed and completed a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy.  He has practiced in diverse venues from drug rehabilitation to county-based mental health facilities. Through his own journey to overcome in overcoming a learning disability, David had developed a passion to help children and adults with learning disorders.  Areas of special emphasis include: Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Depressive and Bipolar Disorders (teen & children), Parentling and Sexual Abuse for Males.


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.


Robin Mathews, LMFT 
Marriage, Family and Addictions Recovery therapist
Robin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Fresno State and earned her Master’s Degree in 1999 from Ottawa University in Arizona. She is a native of the valley and has lived in Hanford since 2000. She has a background of working with children, couples, individuals and families. Most recently she facilitated a Dual Diagnosis Program for those with mental health and addiction issues. She has had the opportunity to work with and presently treats clients with issues pertaining to addictions, depression, anxiety, bi-polar, and issues related to adjustments . She has personal life experience of having a child with High Functioning Autism and Bi-Polar.
Robin is passionate about helping people gain a sense of understanding and in finding a balance within their lives by helping them to process their thoughts and feelings, develop effective communication skills, set and achieve goals developed during treatment.


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.
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