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    1501 Hidden Valley Rd. Soquel, California 95073
WE believe in the integration of the two sciences as vehicles for healing: Theology and Psychology.

Who We Are

César and Carolann De León, after 34 years of marriage, have experienced the delights and challenges of serving the Lord as a ministry marriage. Dr. César De León is an ordained SDA minister and a California licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). Dr. De León earned his B.A. in theology from Walla Walla University, an M.Div. degree from the Theological Seminary at Andrews University in 1985 and a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in 1993. In 2002, Dr. De León received a clinical Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy from the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Carolann De León practiced as a critical care registered nurse for 14 years before pursuing a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. She was near completing her Ph.D. from the school of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, also in Marriage & Family Therapy, when she decided to accept a “higher call” to dedicate herself to being fully present for the raising and education of her two sons, a decision she has never regretted. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. The De León’s have two adult sons, Zachary and Jonathan.

Our Mission

Our mission is to resolve withstanding conflicts among couples and families and reignite their emotional connection with one another through seminars and counselings sessions that integrate Biblical principles and psychological constructs with the purpose of aligning them with the plan that God has for their lives.

Our Vision

Our vision is to restore families and marriages, to help them flourish, and help them make God and each other a priority.

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