The Counsel Lodge offers human services that are reflective of the “Circle of Well-being” that encompasses the health of the mind, body and spirit.
We offer individual and group counseling. We provide referrals linking clients to appropriate programs and agencies for counseling and treatment.
Meet Our Behavioral Health Providers
MSW, LCSW and Behavioral Health Director
Since completing his Master’s of Social Work in 1992 at California State University, Fresno, Larry Vineall, MSW, LCSW has had over twenty years of experience in direct clinical practice, program development, providing clinical supervision and program administration. Larry has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatry and chemical dependency, outpatient private practice, correctional institution, and school and community based non-profit organizations. His clinical experience includes working with dually diagnosed clients, persistently mentally ill incarcerated clients, at risk youth and young adults, as well as clients with chronic medical concerns in need of behavioral intervention to enhance participation in medical care.
Jonnie R. Williams, Psy.D.
Post-Doctoral Registered Psychologist
Dr. Jonnie Williams (Bitterwater Clan, Diné Nation) received her B.A. in English Literature from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California and earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Psy.D. (Doctor of Clinical Psychology) from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Dr. Williams completed her pre-doctoral APA-accredited clinical internship at Casa Pacifica, working with children, adolescents and families with extensive histories of trauma and severe mental illness. She has clinical training in a variety of settings: community mental health, integrated primary care, outpatient clinical services, substance abuse treatment, and residential treatment. Additionally, Dr. Williams has extensive training in child and adolescent psychological assessment.
Dr. Williams’ research interests include the impact of trauma within diverse American Indian communities. Her doctoral dissertation research was on Adverse Childhood Events and Adult Substance Abuse among Urban and Reservation American Indians. Dr. Williams is currently completing her post-doc at AIHS.
Since completing her Master’s of Social Work in 2004 at the University of Southern California, Dana Cook MSW, LCSW has acquired over a decade of experience in direct clinical practice and program administration. Dana has worked with a wide variety of populations including persistently mentally ill adolescents, veterans, and the developmentally disabled. In the course of her career, she has had the distinct opportunity to conduct research in the field of trauma at such prestigious institutions as Columbia University, the University of Southern California, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Dana’s career transcended the realm of direct practice when in 2010 she had the pleasure of developing and implementing a multi-disciplinary recovery program for Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide. The program was an integral part of patient care and provider training at a primary care clinic using the Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Model. Most recently, Dana headed a specialized team contracted to develop and deliver a comprehensive, multifaceted mental health and professional education program for the 30 schools within Compton Unified School District.