Meet Our Staff
Marilyn R. Edgar, M.S.C, LMFT License #27783 I am the Executive Director of New Horizons Counseling Center, and have been for over 20 years now. I am married, and I am in a blended family myself. So I can relate to many of the issues that so many others are facing in this day and age. The center's administrative duties are also done by me, and that includes the supervision of our bright and talented interns. When I came to New Horizons in October of 1987, I was an intern myself. Prior to that, I received my BA in Psychology and my MS in Marriage and Family Counseling at California State University, Sacramento. My special interests include individuals, couples and families who are interested in overcoming the many issues of living in our world today, and who are willing to grow in their relationships and life in general. I have a lot of experience in working with people who have been involved with substance abuse, and those who have been injured by childhood abuse. The whole person; body, soul, and spirit are incorporated in the therapy process. I am a Christian, and offer Biblical counseling if requested. The therapy process is an amazing one for the client and the therapist both. It is a very special relationship for all concerned. Thank you for checking out our site and we hope you will call us to explore the center to see if it will be a good fit for you and yours.
Christine Brady, MA, MFT Intern (#65299) I received my Bachelors in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento in 2007 and my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary in 2010.
My desire is to provide a nonjudgmental, safe, encouraging, and compassionate therapeutic relationship with each of my clients in which they can explore, process, and change at their own pace.
My experience includes several years working with special needs children and their families as well as various clinical and outpatient settings.
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including depression, anxiety, grief counseling, couples counseling, trauma, adults molested or abused as children, and beyond.
Magda Van Brunt, MA, MFT Intern (#73090)
Welcome! Growth is a journey that begins within. I hope to offer you the support you need to understand yourself better and to build a life that is uniquely suited to the person you are. My goal is to create a space where you can take the risk to find your authentic self. My experience as a therapist includes working with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, or existential issues. The therapist client relationship is a key to outcomes in therapy. Thus it's important to find a therapist who fits your style and whom you feel comfortable.
Whether you're ready to make an appointment, or just need some more information for now, I'm happy to talk with you and see how I can help: 916 798 4266
Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. Virginia Satir
University of San Francisco – MA in Counseling Psychology (MFT Emphasis) – August 2012
California State University, Sacramento – BA in Psychology – May 2009
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training- December 2012