Our Staff

Our Counselors

Tom Thomazin, M.S., LMFT | President, CEO & Executive Director

Tom has provided mental health services as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 32218) since 1995 for individuals, couples, families of all ages, ethnic and diagnostic categories. He is both a Graduate of California Baptist University with Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology and is an Adjunct Professor for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences there. Tom has worked 16 years for Riverside County Department of Mental Health, 12 years as a Mental Health Services Supervisor. His specialties are in Marital Communication, Marital Conflict, Marital Restoration, Premarital Counseling, Child & Adolescent Issues, Parenting, Family Conflict, Anxiety & Depression, PTSD and a special focus in Pastoral Marital Restoration.

Susan Logan, M.S., LMFT | Director Ridgecrest

Susan (MFT 24526) graduated from California Baptist University with a degree in counseling psychology in 1984.  On Genesis staff for over twenty-five years, she is currently the Director of Genesis Counseling Service in Ridgecrest. Susan specializes in marriage counseling and working with adolescents. She is married to Bill, who is pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church of Ridgecrest. They have four adult children and seven grandchildren.

Luda Leinster, M.S., LMFT | Assistant Director San Bernardino

Luda is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 36179) who serves also as Assistant Clinical Director of Genesis and works out of the San Bernardino office.  She has over twenty-five years of experience working with couples, individuals and families.  Luda offers in-depth insights based on Biblical principles of spiritual and emotional health.  She has expertise in:  marriages or families in conflict, parenting, individuals or families in vocational Christian ministry, as well as issues such as anxiety, depression, forgiveness and grieving losses.

Susan Little, M.A., LMFT | Assistant Director Victorville

Susan is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 97648) who serves also as Assistant Clinical Director of Genesis and works out of the Victorville office.  After completing her Master of Arts degree from Azusa Pacific University in Clinical Psychology, Susan has gained a wide range of experience with clients of different ages and problems. She specializes in working with women to find their identity, grief, and anyone willing to change and gain healthy relationships with themselves and others. Susan seeks to support clients through empowering them to make positive choices in their lives and relationships.

Tiffany Lewis, M.A., | LMFT

Tiffany is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 107817) working in our Ridgecrest office. She has been certified in the use of EMDR and specializes in working with individuals suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She spends several months each year working with adults and children in the war-torn villages of El Salvador.

Whitney Haefele, M.A., APCC Registered Associate Clinical Counselor (Supervised by Susan Logan)

Whitney finished her Master’s Degree and she is a Registered Professional Counselor (APCC 10377) working under supervision at Genesis at the Ridgecrest office.  She enjoys marriage counseling and working with children.  

Lauren Snyder, Psy.D. Registered Psychological Assistant (Supervised by Dr. Veronica Regueiro, Psy.D. PSY 29937)

Lauren (PSB 94025379) has completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She practiced as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor overseas in the country of Tanzania for 11 years. Lauren completed her Doctor of Psychology degree with California Southern University in 2019 and joined the San Bernardino Genesis staff in 2020 as a Registered Psychological Assistant. Lauren is EMDR trained and is experienced in evaluating and treating PTSD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Emily Mitchell, M.S., AMFT Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (Supervised by Tom Thomazin)

Emily completed her graduate work at California Baptist University. She is now a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 124854) working under supervision at our San Bernardino office. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and couples. 

Christina Scholljegerdes, M.S., MFT Trainee (Supervised by Tom Thomazin)

Christina has recently graduated from California Baptist University and is currently pursuing her Associate Registration Number with the BBSE. She has been working under supervision as Genesis staff in our San Bernardino office.  She enjoys marriage counseling and working with women’s issues, children and adolescents. She comes with 16 years experience in the justice system addressing issues of substance use, anger, support groups and legal matters.

Administration

Eve Clayton, C.P.A. (inactive) | Director of Operations

The faithful backbone of the success of Genesis, Eve has been Director of Operations for Genesis since 1988. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1978 with a degree in accounting and joined Genesis after serving on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ in various accounting roles for ten years. She and her husband, Bill, have two adult sons and six grandchildren.

Darlene Navarro, Receptionist

Darlene graduated from East Los Angeles Junior College with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She joined Genesis after working over twenty years in the banking industry.  Her bilingual ability, and her ever present smile and great sense of humor are endearing to those who call Genesis for help.  Darlene spends much of her time away from Genesis hanging out with her son and three grandchildren.

To schedule a visit or get more information, call 909.890.2299 or email info@genesiscounseling.net.