Soul Care

The Professional Counseling Ministry of Bridgeway

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Soul Care is the highest level of care within the Care & Compassion Department of Bridgeway Church.

All our counselors are highly trained and seeking clinical hours to acquire California state licensure as either a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). They meet with individuals, couples, pre-marital couples, children, and families in a comfortable, private setting, and are supervised by Heather DeBono, LCSW. Session fees are based on a sliding scale, determined by monthly gross income and ability to pay. Soul Care is led by Melissa Bergen, LMFT, Director of Soul Care.

If you have questions or want more information, use the buttons below to call or email us today.

(916) 626-3017 ext. 1 support @

Soul Care Forms

If you're interested in beginning sessions with Soul Care as soon as possible, please fill out both the appropriate New Client Intake Form and Informed Consent Form according to the age of the potential counseling participants. Please follow the instructions on the "New Client Intake Form" to submit the filled out version of the form/s. Once you have an appointment with your therapist, you will bring a filled out copy of the "Client Informed Consent Form" to your first appointment.

If you are interested in Pre-Marital counseling, please fill out a copy of the Adult, Couple, Family intake form for each member of the couple.

New Client Intake Forms

Adult, Couple, Family

Meet the Soul Care Team

Melissa Bergen
LMFT, Director
Marriage and Family Therapist, #MFC 106109

Melissa Bergen joined the Bridgeway staff in June of 2018 as our Director of Soul Care. In her role she leads a professional, thriving counseling agency that seeks to integrate biblical values and principles with psychotherapy. She loves the people she works with, and she enjoys being able to support them as they pursue God's call on their lives to work at Soul Care Counseling. She also loves the opportunity to reflect God's love, healing and hope into the lives of our church body and community.

Melissa and her husband have four children. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, exercising, reading adventure and fantasy novels, and cooking (anything with chocolate, especially cheesecake!).

Diane Pascua
Soul Care Support Specialist

Diane Pascua is Soul Care’s Office Manager, and she has been a part of the staff since 2006. In her current role she serves the Bridgeway team by providing administrative support to the staff and managing the volunteer team and works the office reception desk. She loves coming alongside our staff to help ensure excellent communication and preparation for Bridgeway events. She loves serving on a team that lives and serves authentically, and she also enjoys the great diversity of ages, backgrounds, and skill sets on the staff.

Diane is married to Vance and they have two dogs, Jack and Buster. She holds a degree in Liberal Studies from The Master’s College. When she’ s not at Bridgeway she loves hiking, biking, spending time outdoors, cooking nutritious meals, and spend time with friends. She is also a Pilates and yoga instructor. Her time on the Bridgeway staff has been a time of great personal and professional growth, and she loves that her job continually challenges her to grow in ways that benefit other important relationships in her life.

David Heitzler
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, IMF 98087

David Heitzler has been on staff at Bridgeway since 2011, and he currently serves as Care & Compassion Manager. He serves all of our Care & Compassion ministries (Soul Care, Pastoral Care, Community Care and Global Missions) by helping them coordinate and integrate their services, databases, and events. He also serves the congregation and community by leading care teams who process and triage all incoming requests and needs received by the church. David has a passion for nurturing and taking care of the church, so he counts it a privilege to walk alongside his brothers and sisters and play a role in supporting them through the season God has them in.

David has been married to Hannah since 2014. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from William Jessup University, and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary. Outside of work he loves reading, particularly fantasy, allegory, or philosophical works. He also loves building things, working on small projects around the house, and playing tabletop games with friends.

Janelle Norman
Marriage and Family Therapist, Trainee

Honored to be a part of others healing process, Janelle is passionate about the field of psychotherapy.  With authenticity, humility and humor, her goal is to work collaboratively with clients and to create a safe and nonjudgmental space so that clients can confront inner conflict.

With connection and empathy being central within the therapeutic relationship, Janelle believes there is hope for growth and healing through life adversities. Janelle is currently a marriage and family trainee and a master’s student at Western Seminary. She works with individuals, families, couples, children, and teens and implements differing therapeutic interventions and techniques based on the needs of her clients.

Outside of therapy, Janelle enjoys spending time in nature, listening to podcast, engaging with friends and family and traveling.

Sarah Anderson
Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor, Trainee

Sarah knew from a young age that all she ever wanted to do is help people and after her first psychology class she knew this is what God had called her to do. After a hard life transition and some life lessons she prides herself on helping others through her compassion and a little bit of cheerleading along the way. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in psychology from William Jessup University with a certificate in Addiction Studies and is currently attending Western Seminary where she is finishing her Master's in Counseling. Her primary training has been in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, studies in addiction, working with kids with autism, and the SYMBIS program for pre-marital counseling. She has a passion for helping people through life transitions, addiction, depression, anxiety, stress related disorders, hopelessness, and finding safety in their lives.

In what little free time she has, Sarah loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, backpacking, and slack lining with her fiancee! Food plays a major role in her life and she has enjoyed her in-law's authentic Mexican cuisine! She enjoys spending as much time with her mother as possible singing in the church choir and traveling with her!

Carmon Conover
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Carmon loves stories and loves people! Everyone has a story to tell. Carmon’s story is that she went back to school to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in psychology, then her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary after raising her family. She works with individuals, couples, and families who need someone to listen to their stories, helping them make sense out of the details in a safe space. Among the issues she works with are relationship difficulties, sexual problems, parenting problems, crisis pregnancies, child sexual abuse, domestic abuse, and spiritual abuse. She is currently being trained in EMDR.

An avid book collector, Carmon enjoys reading, writing, and learning. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, as well as finding new restaurants, exploring new places, and meeting new people.

One of Carmon’s favorite quotes is from C.S. Lewis:
“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.”

Amber Harris
Professional Clinical Counselor, Trainee

One of Amber’s favorite bits of wisdom are words by psychologist Dan Siegel, which state: “The best predictor of a child’s wellbeing is a parent’s own self-understanding”. She believes the same is true for the wellbeing of a marriage, friendships, and all of our relationships—our own compassionate self-understanding is a gift we give ourselves, and every relationship in our lives. Amber believes that through this path of understanding and self-acceptance, we can all live happier, more peaceful, and more meaningful lives. It is her privilege to come alongside clients in this endeavor.

Amber earned her BA is Social and Behavioral Science from California State University, Chico in 1999. Following, she worked as a Certified Crisis Counselor and Victim Advocate in social services organizations for several years, primarily with women and children. After taking time away to concentrate on raising her two children she felt called to return to counseling. Amber was happy to first serve students and families at two California charter schools, as a Certified College and Career Counselor, before deciding to pursue her original dream of becoming a psychotherapist. She is currently finishing her Masters in Clinical Counseling from Grand Canyon University.

Amber is excited to be at Soul Care, and honored for the opportunity to bring her heart, mind, spirit, and experience to every client as they take on the brave work of change and healing.

Amy Johnson
Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor, Trainee

Everyone has a story. Amy earned her B.A. in Pastoral Leadership and is currently a graduate student receiving her Master’s degree in Marriage & Family from Western Seminary.

Amy has spent over thirteen years leading a variety of 12-Step groups and is currently training and launching another local Celebrate Recovery. Amy enjoys educating others from a biopsychosocial model with Biblical integration and principals for lasting breakthrough. She works with individuals, couples, adolescents, the LGBTQ community. She has experience working with those who struggle with addictions, cutting, self-worth, and identity issues. She uses an attachment based approach, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and remains attuned and sensitive to her clients. Setting goals, rising above obstacles, and releasing clients into their God-given calling is her primary passion. Amy enjoys learning about different cultures, art, reading, and the outdoors.

My life verse is, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17

Jeff Machgan
Associate Marriage and FamilyTherapist - Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Jeff is passionate about helping people navigate life. He loves people, learning new things, and authenticity. He seeks to develop a therapeutic relationship with the client that is safe and full of grace so that the client is free to share, explore and grow. Jeff realizes that each one of us has our own story with its ups and downs and we grow as we grow at our own pace. Sometimes life feels like a rollercoaster.

Jeff’s desire is to come alongside clients and help them grow in their understanding of themselves and their relationships so they can navigate life to pursue their best story. Before beginning a career in counseling Jeff spent 15+ years working with adolescents in a non-profit organization. Jeff is currently working on his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at William Jessup University, and is trained in Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Counseling, and PCIT (Parent Child-Interaction Therapy). He has two sons that make him very proud. Giants baseball, coffee, running, being with his boys, and mentoring people at his church are his joys in life.

Kaylie Housewright
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

With her undergrad in Communications and Psychology and finishing her Masters in Clinical Counseling, Kaylie yearns to help others discover their voice, their worth, and learn how to use it, effectively. It is inevitable that we will face trials in this world but they do not have to faced alone. Kaylie believes that many trials stem from relationships and therefore believes deeply in the positive effects of a strong therapeutic relationship. Her hope is to be your person; to come along side you on this journey in order to teach you tools, coping skills, and healthy boundaries.

She is a certified addictions and recovery counselor, and has worked in trauma fields both in the U.S and overseas. She has a passion for young adults, students, mothers, and couples, as well as anyone who is yearning to reach out for help. From anxiety and depression, to abuse, trauma, life transitions, and communication troubles, Kaylie wants to meet you exactly where you’re at and empower you to move forward, healthily.

John Stauffer-Gomez
Marriage and Family Therapist, Trainee

After obtaining his BA in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento, John enrolled at Western Seminary where he is currently working on his master’s degree in counseling. He has a drive to help individuals, families, groups, and children find healing as well as use Biblical principles to reflect the love of Christ to all who come into Soul Care. Using genuineness, humor, and empathy, John’s goal is to aid each person in telling his/her story, growing as individuals, and finding connection in relationship.

While he is open to using many approaches according to the needs of the client, John views our deepest inner conflicts as being the result of our experiences in relationships, whether past or present. John’s belief is that the primary benefit of therapy is the nature of the wonderful and growth-oriented relationship between client(s) and counselor.

In his free time, John likes to read (other than school books!), listen to podcasts, watch movies, play racquetball, play basketball and hang out with family and friends."

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Soul Care Facilities

Photos of the office space in the Soul Care counseling center.

Christian Counseling Referrals

We have compiled a list of Christian counselors that practice in the local, greater Sacramento Area. Anyone at Bridgeway or in the community is welcome to use this list to find a Christian counselor who might be a good fit for their needs.

Amy Nistor, LMFT

Abide Counseling
1665 Creekside Dr.,
Suite 106, Folsom, 95630

(916) 807-4136

Ann Cunningham, LMFT

9063 Foothills Blvd., Suite 4,
Roseville, CA 95747

(916) 213-1835

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Beatrix Hurley, LMFT

850 Iron Point Road, Suite 128
Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 201-8348


Debbie McJimsey, LMFT

1430 Blue Oaks Blvd., Suite 120
Roseville, CA 95747

(916) 792-7518


Ben Hoover, LMFT

1430 Blue Oaks Blvd, Suite 120
Roseville, CA 95747

(916) 251-9531

Calista Sordelet, LMFT

3300 Douglas Blvd, Suite 240
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 626-4446


Carla Stone, LMFT

Cornerstone Psychological Center
3300 Douglas Blvd, Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 787-0555, ext. 3


Clare Radford, LMFT

1430 Blue Oaks Blvd., Suite 120
Roseville, CA 95747

(916) 529-3766

David Heitzler, AMFT

3300 Douglas Blvd., Suite 240
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 400-9951


Delinda Samp, LMFT

4190 Douglas Blvd. Suite 300
Roseville, CA 95661

(855) 520-4048


Dezaree Finch, LMFT

Davis Affordable Professional Counseling
1403 5th Street, Suite B
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 848-1561


Diana Aten Conwell, LMFT

3300 Douglas Blvd., Suite 240
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 622-4372


Ellen Spencer, LMFT

1430 Blue Oaks Blvd, Suite 120
Roseville, CA 95747

(916) 571-0212

Heidi Summers, LMFT, LPCC

1899 E. Roseville Pkwy, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 910-3545


Jessica Farrula, LMFT

530 Plaza Drive, Suite 130
Folsom, CA 95630

4944 Windplay Drive, Suite 118
El Dorado, CA 95762

(916) 672-1693


John Branderhorst, LMFT

Cornerstone Psychological Center
3300 Douglas Blvd. Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 787-0555, ext. 8


Kenneth Larson, PhD

Valley Psychological Center
1891 E. Roseville Parkway, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 789-7082, ext 302


Kim Johnson, LCSW

2140 Professional Drive, Suite 205
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 780-2575


Krysta Dancy, LMFT

720 Sunrise Ave St. D214
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 270-7413


Laura Faudree, LMFT

5701 Lonetree Blvd, Suite 124
Rocklin, CA 95765

(916) 717-0676

Laurie Kroger, LMFT

1891 E Roseville Pkwy, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661

1665 Creekside Dr., Suite 106
Folsom, CA 95630


Linda Carlos, LMFT

Creekside Cousneling Associates
8841 Williamson Dr. Suit 40
Elk Grove, CA 95624

(916) 685-5258, ext. 11


Lupe Talamentes, LMFT

1895 E Roseville Pkwy, Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 660-6290


Marissa Williams, LMFT

775 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 110
Roseville, CA 95661

(916) 880-6340


Melissa A. Rooney, PhD

Grace Psychological Associates
11344 Coloma Road
Gold River, CA 95670

(916) 552-1402

Toni J. Horvath, LMFT

5330 Primrose Ln Suite 240
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 368-6449


(877) 589-4784


Additional Resources

We have compiled a list of resources to provide information on a wide variety of topics. Use this list to learn more information or as support for yourself or your loved one.
NOTE: Soul Care is not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites.

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