Dr. Michael Reda (Post-Doctoral Fellow at Fresno City College) has worked in several different clinical settings in the past, providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults as well as providing psychological assessment and testing to older adults for various neurological disorders. Prior to completing his clinical internship at FCC during the 2021-2022 academic year, he has years of experience working throughout the greater Los Angeles area in settings that include community mental health clinics, university counseling centers, and Veteran’s hospitals. He completed his PsyD at Fuller Theological Seminary and, in addition to his psychological degree, has obtained his Master's degree in Theology. He has particular clinical interest in working with those whose spiritual/religious faith intersects with their mental and emotional well-being. He is excited for the opportunity to work in the Central Valley and to support Fresno City College students as they endeavor to maintain their mental, emotional and spiritual health while pursuing their education.
Eleanor Baylon, MA is passionate about helping college students lead lives that are full of purpose and meaning. She has worked with a wide range of clients in settings including university counseling centers, community mental health, and Veterans hospitals. Her clinical interests include (but are not limited to) supporting students who are exploring careers, are first- or second-generation, or are working through spiritual/ religious/ ministry issues. Her research areas include Compassion Focused Therapy and decolonizing psychology.
Bianca Pittera, MA is passionate about providing therapy using evidence-based interventions and psychodynamic principles to support clients in achieving their therapeutic goals. Bianca emphasizes a strengths-based perspective and cognitive restructuring to promote lasting change. She assists her clients in exploring their early life experiences and interpersonal dynamics to overcome any challenges around identity. Bianca exemplifies unwavering empathy and open-mindedness, making her clients feel understood. Additionally, Bianca has a keen interest in using culturally sensitive psychological assessments to understand an individual’s strengths and areas for growth. With a focus on fostering self-awareness, Bianca empowers her clients to navigate life’s challenges with confidence and authenticity.
Chun Ho (Dennis) Chen (He/Him/His) is a Chinese American psychological intern at Fresno City College Psychological Services Center. Throughout his training, Dennis has gained valuable experience in diverse clinical settings, including community mental health centers, public school districts, and departments of public health. Dennis adopts a therapeutic approach that is primarily grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a humanistic focus and client-centered approach. This way allows him to tailor therapy to the unique needs of each individual, promoting personal growth and development. He is also passionate about working with clients of different backgrounds, cultural values, ages, and sexual orientations. His professional interests lie in supporting minorities, underserved populations, and clients from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Dennis believes in the importance of accessibility to mental health services and is dedicated to ensuring that everyone can work towards their desired goals and improve their quality of life through effective and compassionate treatment.
Estefany Encarnacion is a Latinx psychological practicum student at Fresno City College Psychological Services Center. She is an alumnus of Fresno City College and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Fresno and a master’s degree in psychology from Alliant International University, Fresno. She is a resident of the Central Valley and is familiar with the experiences of its residents. Estefany believes everyone can benefit from therapy. Her current interests are anxiety, depression, and trauma. She is welcoming and excited to make a positive impact in her community by creating a safe environment for individuals from all walks of life.
Courtney Goodwin was born and raised in Fresno and has a strong desire to give back to the Central Valley community. Courtney completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has a passion for reducing mental health stigma and would love to see all those who need support be empowered to seek help. Courtney’s approach to treatment is integrative, combining elements of humanism and cognitive behavioral therapy to assist clients with developing deeper insights and actualizing their full potential. She is an ally to LGBTQIA communities and enjoys working with clients of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Her hope is to create a nonjudgmental environment where clients of all backgrounds will feel safe and supported in working toward achieving their identified goals.