Nurturing Connections Counseling of Orange County

17671 Irvine Blvd., 218
Tustin, CA, California, US

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Practice Specialties

  • Anger Management
  • Career Counseling
  • Child/Play Therapy
  • Christian Divorce Counseling
  • Church Conflict Christian Counseling
  • Couples Christian Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Divorce Prevention
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Empty Nest Anxiety and Depression
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Stewardship and Finance
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling


I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with Nurturing Connections Counseling. Nurturing Connections Counseling was established with the purpose of supporting individuals, couples, and families who are faced with challenging situations that often contribute to psychological and emotional distress in their lives.

As professionals in the mental health field, we provide evidence-based approaches to elicit change from unhealthy patterns of behavior towards healthy coping strategies with effective communication skills. Every client is provided a safe environment to express their thoughts and emotions with acceptance and no judgment. As a Faith based counseling center, we offer Christian perspective and integration in sessions upon request.

Why I Became a Professional Christian Therapist

I was born into my Christian faith and while growing up, it was expected to turn towards our priest when we were facing tribulations, challenges, and difficulties in all areas of our lives. I found that the priests were supportive and provided spiritual direction and growth, however were not trained on how to deal with issues such as eating disorders, addictions, dysregulated emotions, anxiety, depression, etc. Therefore, it was important for me to become a resource for Christians that were seeking professional assistance while integrating Christian beliefs and values. Becoming a Christian therapist allows me to combine my passion for helping others with their Christian beliefs.

Client Payment Information

  • Client rates are on a sliding scale

Therapists on Staff

Susie Ibrahim
Katelyn Winslow
Susie Ibrahim

Susie Ibrahim

I provide compassion, understanding, and empathy while working with relationships in distress. My approach when working with couples is to remain neutral by incorporating your "relationship" as my client. Our journey is to build a "sound relationship house" together by implementing Gottman's interventions within three separate systems: Friendship, Conflict Management, and Shared Meaning. If your relationship is experiencing challenges due to trauma, infidelity, addictions, poor communication, emotional and/or psychological distress, my emphasis will be to support both partners as they learn healthy techniques to create healthy dialogue interactions within perpetual conflicts. The objective of couples counseling is to help both partners feel heard and understood leading towards a happier and healthier intimate relationship. As an Orthodox Christian counselor, upon clients' request, I integrate Christian perspectives within the counseling process.
Katelyn Winslow

Katelyn Winslow

I have experience in working with elementary-aged children with ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, low self-esteem, and more. I also have experience in working with families and individuals experiencing divorce, relational issues, adjustment problems and more.

I strive to utilize my professional and personal skills, education, and experience to help my clients heal from trauma, overcome obstacles, challenges, and set and achieve healthy goals and healthy goals and changes. I believe in creating a sage space where my clients can find healing, confidence, and healthy coping skills they can continue to use for a lifetime. it is my goal to create a safe environment where I can integrate my clients' faith and spirituality to provide the best care and space for healing.

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