Clinical Staff

At Building Foundations Counseling Center you can find skilled, experienced therapists who have helped clients just like you build richer more rewarding lives.  All our therapists are either Licensed Marriage Family Therapists  or Licensed Clinical Social Workers, or are Registered Associates being supervised by a qualified Licensed Therapist.

Suzanne Mell, LMFT

Suzanne Mell, LMFT – Executive Director Suzanne has been working as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (Lic. # 35315) since 1999, and has over 20 years of experience primarily treating children, adolescents, young adults and their families. She specializes in depressive and anxiety disorders, ADHD and abuse/trauma. She also has received training to provide Eye … Continue reading Suzanne Mell, LMFT

Melissa E. Drivon, LMFT

Melissa is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (Lic. # 51421) since 2012, and has over 15 years of clinical experience. She specializes in providing therapy to teens, couples and individuals.  She is also certified to provide services to veterans and their families.  Melissa believes in utilizing a variety of theoretical approaches in therapy.  Some of … Continue reading Melissa E. Drivon, LMFT

T. Natalie Adefunmi, AMFT

Natalie is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #127669), who is supervised by Suzanne Mell, LMFT (Lic. #35315). She received her Bachelor’s in Arts in Psychology at California State University, Sacramento, and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University. As an associate Natalie is registered with the California Board of … Continue reading T. Natalie Adefunmi, AMFT

Lisa Whitten, APCC

Lisa Whitten is a registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #4098), who is supervised by Melissa Drivon, LMFT (Lic. #51421).  She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Phoenix, and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.  Lisa is currently gaining the clinical hours required to become a Licensed Professional Clinical … Continue reading Lisa Whitten, APCC