Meet our Staff
Jeannie Beaumont, LMFT, ATR (MFT 47817) Jeannie is the Clinical Director/Clinical Supervisor of the Manhattan Beach Community Counseling Center. A graduate of Loyola Marymount's Marriage and Family Therapy/Clinical Art Therapy program, Jeannie has been serving the South Bay community in her private practice, Art & Soul Art Therapy Studio, for a decade. A native of the beach cities and a former intern at MB Community Counseling Center, Jeannie has cultivated deep roots here and is dedicated to serving those seeking help with creating more harmony in their life.
Pat Petersen, AMFT 81011 Pat received an M. A., Marriage and Family Therapy, from Philips Graduate Institute in 2014. Her previous two master’s degrees are in Early Childhood Education and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She draws on her extensive background in education to help parents find positive paths through difficult parenting issues and bring the joy back into parenting. She finds great satisfaction in helping couples enhance their communication and connection. She also enjoys working with individuals suffering from anxiety and depression to find their strength, resiliency and fulfillment.
AlannaTurner, AMFT 88476 Alanna earned her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015 at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She completed her training hours at South Bay Center for Counseling in El Segundo and at 186th Street School in Gardena. In 2016, she started her internship at a private practice in Redondo Beach and at MBCC. Utilizing a positive, motivational approach to therapy, Alanna listens empathically and provides a safe, comforting therapeutic environment for her clients. She enjoys working with children and individuals with challenges including: marital and parenting difficulties, divorce, grief and loss, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
Cristina Benitez Allen, AMFT 88449 Cristina is a mind-body psychotherapist specializing in Depth Psychology. She works with clients in a holistic and experiential approach, honoring the wisdom of the body and imagination, to treat relationship issues, emotional wounds, and trauma. She holds a private practice as well as serving Manhattan Beach Community Counseling. Utilizing a Jungian psychodynamic lens and Humanistic principles with Hakomi mindfulness body-centered techniques, she supports deep exploration and resolution beyond traditional talk therapy. She is a native Angeleno of Mexican descent, a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Spanish and English Literature and Creative Writing, attuned to the significance of story, identity, and culture. In 2015, she obtained her Masters in Counseling Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. There she focused on the healing process of soul-making through storytelling, mythology, dreamwork, ritual, and creativity. She actively takes on leadership and supportive roles in therapeutic communities holding circles, workshops, and trainings. She practices meditation and continues to study mysticism with reverence for religious traditions. As a creative, she draws on her roots for inspiration and nourishment. Her special mission is the honor of helping others to uncover meaning in suffering, reconnect with sacred truths, and cultivate an embodied life of authentic presence.
Courtney Sheets, AMFT 104769 Courtney earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2017, but she has known that she belonged in mental healthcare long before then. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient, and in-home settings with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, cult recovery, and more. As an associate marriage and family therapist, she previously provided therapy and psychoeducational services to students of Los Angeles City College, and she also currently works as an in-home therapist for victims of crime. She believes that wellness comes in many shapes and sizes, and she is ready to help you find which works best for you.
Patrice Kane, AMFT #100170 Patrice obtained her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Southern California in 2017. She has provided therapy to the students of the West Los Angeles College and Santa Monica College over the past 2.5 years. Patrice's approach to therapy is to always be a human first and a therapist second. She prides herself on being authentic and being able to provide a safe environment for her clients free of judgement. Patrice has worked primarily with complex trauma, anxiety and depression. In her perspective, the client-therapist relationship is paramount for effective change. She believes full-heartedly that with the encouragement and support of the right clinician, any individual can live a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Andrew Davis, AMFT 111030 Andrew received his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. Prior to working as a therapist, Andrew taught two years of elementary school after receiving his multiple subject teaching credential from Antioch University Los Angeles. Andrew began his collegiate years at California State University, Northridge where he majored in Child and Adolescent Development and minored in Psychology. Andrew firmly believes that everyone has their own path to personal recovery. As Andrew develops a trusting and supportive relationship with his clients, he balances being respectful of each individual’s process with challenging them in ways that help them reach their goals. In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching basketball and listening to/playing music.