We are well - qualified individuals

Break Thru has a well-qualified staff to help you through your concerns about life circumstances. We are diversified and able to handle a variety of problems, cares and concerns. Our commitment is to bring to each of our clients the best care possible while maintaining spiritual and psychological integrity. Each of the therapists below can be reach at our Break Thru office number by dialing 562-431-1799 and leaving a message for the therapist you want to call you back.

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Board of Directors:

Dyan Howk, President

Nick Howk, Secretary

Paula Tannahill, Treasure

Paul Bradshaw, Board Member

Dyan Howk

Bonnie Crumpley - licensed marriage & family therapist

Bonnie's Christian faith is the foundation upon which she integrates various therapeutic approaches for helping clients to journey toward healing and wholeness. She has had many years of experience working with families, individuals, and couples, using a blend of spiritual and psychological principles to address such issues as relationship problems, parenting and communication difficulities, depression, anxiety, and family of origin issues. She also works with grief and lost, sexual abuse, as well as issues associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In addition, Bonnie can screen for ADHD, using assessment tools that include various questioners and computerized performance techniques.

Bonnie's experiences include facilitating bible study groups, training, and supervising Stephen Ministers, as well as MFT interns. She has also taught parenting classes, conducted communication workshops, and educating about types and symptoms of depression, in addition to workshops on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. She has also lead children groups, and support groups for women in transition, women abused as children, and groups for those going through bereavement.

Bonnie's many years of experience include working in a church, hospital, and community setting. Before coming to Break Thru Ministries, Bonnie worked 12 years as a family systems specialist and assistant manager of Out Patient Services, for a nonprofit organization. She also worked 5 years as a Behavioral Specialist in a psychiatric hospital dealing with all types of patient populations. Much of her spiritual training has been from participating in organizational bible studies for over twenty-five years. Bonnie received her B.A. in Psychology and her Master of Science degree in Counseling, at California State University, Fullerton. In addition, Bonnie has received training in the use of Interpersonal Couples Communication I & II by Drs. Sherod and Phyllis Miller, as well as training in Emotional Focused Couples Therapy by Dr. Susan Johnston.

Nick Howk - Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Nick Howk is a clinical pastoral counselor and has been at Break-Thru since 2001. He earned his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University Dominguez Hills as well as a BA in Psychology from Vanguard University. As a pastoral counselor Nick is passionate about counseling from a distinctly Christian worldview, integrating faith with proven therapeutic principles. Before coming to Break Thru Nick was involved in leading recovery support groups and served as a hospice volunteer. Currently Nick sees individuals, couples and adolescents, working with a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, and family issues. He also works with sexual addiction and related recovery issues. Nick has a heart for married couples and has advanced training and supervision in Emotionally-Focused-Couples-Therapy (EFT). Nick especially enjoys working with men to enhance and support their roles as husbands and fathers. He also enjoys teaching and does a workshop with his wife, Dyan, entitled "Enhancing Your Marriage.