Our Staff

Our counseling center is staffed by Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) trainees who are supervised by Licensed Therapists.

We Care

Please call or email me directly for a complimentary 15-minute consultation at:
(626) 844-4789

Jo-Ann Capili

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#135702)
Welcome! Regardless of how you landed on this page, I am honored to be introduced to you virtually. This could be the start of a journey that we take together, you in the driver’s seat and me as your navigator. It starts with you in your present situation. My practice of therapy focuses on meeting and welcoming you where you are. My goal is to create a safe and hospitable space for you, to welcome you in a shared humanity that is beautiful and resilient because of, and despite, our imperfections. Buckle up for a journey of discovery and learning where detours and pauses are welcome. After all, the journey is as important as the destination.

I welcome couples and individuals:

  • Pre-teens and Adolescents
  • Emerging Adults
  • Couples (Premarital Preparation, healing and restoration in relationships)
  • Life Transitions with ages ranging from pre-teens to retirement.

The human spirit is amazingly resilient. It would be my privilege to walk alongside you to find the resilience, goodness, and beauty within you. Do you believe that it is already within you?

In addition to nurturing a strong marital relationship and raising two precious human beings, my background includes a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, level 2 training in restoration therapy with emphasis on medical family therapy, certification in Prepare Enrich for couples, more than 25 years of active leadership in marriage ministry, growing up with non-binary and addictive relatives and siblings, and 30-plus years in corporate human resources.


Anne Greenelsh

Parvati (Anne) Greenelsh is an MFT trainee and graduate student pursuing a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary.  Over the last decade, she developed a passion for providing holistic, accessible and culturally sensitive care for individuals and families while working in a church setting and creative youth development program in East Los Angeles.  She is passionate about empowering and restoring hope for individuals, couples and families who are seeking support and healing in relationships with God, others, and themselves. Anne is a proud Guyanese-Jamaican immigrant, wife, and mother of four who is dedicated to providing safe, welcoming and compassionate care that fosters personal growth and resilience.


Mia Lamar

Hello, I’m Mia, and I’m so glad you’re here.

I am an MFT Trainee in my third and final year at the Graduate School of Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary. I am a Certified Family Wellness Instructor and currently receiving specialized training in the Restoration Therapy model.

I see my role as a peacemaker, helping you experience peace within yourself and peace with others. I provide a warm, hospitable, and nurturing environment that gently aids in the process of mental and emotional healing, growth, and strengthening. My personalized approach to psychotherapy enables me to tailor the style of treatment (collaborative, directive, etc.) to address your specific needs and help you meet your goals.

I’m passionate about caring for the heart, soul, and spirit of a person, of a relationship, and of a community. My work is a part of who I am in and outside of the therapy room. But when I’m not working, you’ll likely find me enjoying the company of my family, friends, and church community, marveling at the genius of various kinds of artists, or learning something new and interesting.


Anne Warner

Hi, I’m Anne and I’d love to connect. As an MFT trainee, I seek to enter into the relational trenches with clients as they grapple with challenging dilemmas, chronic trauma, personal identity, anxiety, and relational distress. It is a gift to be a part of the stories, joys, pains, questions, fears, and hopes individuals experience in their inner world. As a psychodynamically-oriented listener, it is my goal to journey with clients through pain / fear and into freedom and closeness. I believe therapy provides a safe and unhurried space to process these things. I also received training as a spiritual director in 2014 and seek to integrate Christian spirituality into my work at Lake for clients desiring a Christian perspective as they wonder how God sees them in their suffering.


Kathy Kim

I am ever hopeful about the process of change yet humbly aware of the complexities that often shroud the path toward healing and thriving. It would be an honor to hear your story and walk with you on this journey toward healing, self-discovery, or relationship repair. I will listen patiently and carefully, creating a safe space that allows you to be honest and vulnerable about your fears and hopes. I use an attachment-based lens to understand your distress and so I offer these words to you: You are not struggling because something is wrong with you; you are struggling because something happened to you. Together, we will explore and process the formative emotional experiences that have shaped you, so you can begin to make sense of the stuck places in your life and relationships, and see a way forward. Most importantly, I want to help you find hope that things can be different.

Becoming a therapist is a second career pursuit after spending the last 20+ years building a successful career in marketing and raising a family through various life stages and transitions. I believe my personal and professional experiences have been preparing me for this important new vocation, which I am passionate about. I have a special clinical interest in working with couples and families in distress, as well as individuals working through the impacts of complex trauma. I have begun advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and am certified as a Prepare / Enrich Relationship Assessment Facilitator. On the weekends you can find me spending time with my loved ones or hiking up a steep hill listening to the latest episodes of my favorite therapy podcasts. I am enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Fuller School of Psychology, set to graduate in Spring 2024.


Nikole Sparks

Hi, my name is Nikole, and I am an MFT trainee studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary. I am passionate about journeying with others through times of difficulty and confusion and accompanying them toward a place of healing and growth. 

In therapy I work to create a safe, genuine, and collaborative space for you to explore and connect your past, present, and futures. I do this by listening with you to your whole experience and assisting you in gaining insight, understanding, and ultimately the freedom to live a more meaningful and values driven life. My approach to psychotherapy is from a relational-psychodynamic perspective; seeing each person as complex with our difficulties intertwined within our relationships. I pay attention to the underlying emotional and relational patterns that come up in therapy and invite us into examination, compassion, and understanding. My hope is that the time spent together in psychotherapy is one where you might have the room to reflect on where you have been, where you are, and where you desire to go.

Additionally, I am a trained Spiritual Director with an MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Biola University and enjoy working with others who desire to integrate their Christian spirituality into their therapy journey. I look forward to meeting you.

Kate Martens

Hi! My name is Kate and I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee, earning my credentials through Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. I am a warm, insightful, and gentle presence, eager to engage with you exactly where you are. In the experience of anxiety, depression, relational conflict, church trauma, spiritual struggle, or life transitions, I desire to provide a space where change toward healing and wholeness is possible.

I am conscientious of how one’s faith culture impacts one’s view of self and others, including God. A growing awareness of how despair, fear, beauty, and hope are emotionally experienced on-the-ground led to my transition from studying theology to psychotherapy.

I look forward to knowing you and what’s going on for you! 

Daniel Joo

 Currently enrolled at the Fuller Theological Seminary (School of Psychology), Daniel Joo is on track to earn his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy by the Spring of 2024. He is equipped with the skills to evaluate, diagnose, and support individuals, couples, and families navigating relational difficulties. 

 Drawing from his extensive years as an ordained Presbyterian minister, spanning from Toronto to Los Angeles, his natural motivation has always been to assist and support those navigating the challenges of life. Being present and journeying alongside individuals during life's challenging moments remains central to his mission.

A product of a culturally diverse upbringing, having resided in five countries across three continents, Daniel brings to his practice a global perspective that is both unique and invaluable. While this multicultural heritage might occasionally lead to playful conflicts of allegiance during World Cup seasons, it unquestionably deepens his comprehension of varied human narratives.

Outside his professional realm, Daniel is a dedicated father and a proud member of the #girldad crew. His commitment to family led him to become an AYSO coach for his daughter’s soccer team. Despite his recent transition to a traineeship at Lake Avenue Counseling Center, his resolve to nurture and support remains as steadfast as ever.

Merging his deep-rooted professional knowledge with his personal experiences, Daniel is passionately committed to providing therapeutic support to those in their times of need.



(626) 817-4888



Tsega Worku, MFT

Tsega Worku has been the Director of Counseling Ministries since July 2010 and a member of LAC since 1998.

He was born and raised in Ethiopia and immigrated to the US in 1986. He graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters Degree in Marital and Family Therapy. As a christian therapist, his passion is to come along side others to promote the restoration of relationships with God and each other.

Tsega is married to Kidest Babi and is a proud father of two daughters, Grace and Meron.


(626) 817-4899



Yeju Kim

Counseling Coordinator




Intake Line

(626) 844-4794
393 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101