Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

California License Number LMFT22959

Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners

Credentialed Mediator


  • Alliant International University, Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, San Diego, California, 1992.
  • University of San Diego, Masters of Arts, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, San Diego, California, 1985.
  • California State University, Los Angeles, Graduate Studies, Psychology, Los Angeles, California, 1973-1975.
  • Oklahoma Christian University, Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1971


  • Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, State of California, January 1987.
  • Credentialed Mediator, National Conflict Resolution Center (formerly the San Diego Mediation Center, San Diego, California, May 1996.


Internship, Psychologist License and Doctor of Philosophy, Paul Kelly, Ph.D.,
Counseling Ministries, La Mesa, California, 1988-1991.

Internship, Doctor of Philosophy, United States International University, Gerald R.
Toshalis, Rel.D., Director, Samaritan Center, San Diego, California, 1988-1992.

Psychology Internship, Eve Harris, LCSW, Counseling Ministries, La Mesa,
California, 1988-1991.

Internship, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor License, Robert H. King, Ph.D.
Alfred Nail, Ed.D., and Harlan Shippy, Ph.D., Counseling Ministries, La Mesa,
California, 1985-1988.


American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Member

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Member.

Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Clinical Membership.

San Diego Domestic Violence Council, Member.

The American College of Forensic Examiners, Fellow

The American Board of Forensic Examiners, Diplomate (Board Certified
Forensic Examiner)


Counseling Ministries/Christian Counseling Services, Executive Director and Founder, La Mesa, California.

LifeQuest, Inc., Founder and President, San Diego, California.


Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology, United States International
University, San Diego, California.

Dean’s List, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Numerous workshops and seminars on various topics; such as marriage and family, anger, stress, anxiety, from 1975 – present. The following are representative examples:

“His Needs, Her Needs,” Marriage Seminars, San Diego, California, 1996.

“My Home, Your Home – Different Addresses, Similar Experiences,” Parenting
Workshop, 1992-present.

“Conflict Resolution: Fact or Fiction?” Lecturer and Panelist, Annual Christian Men’s Workshop, San Diego, California, May 1991.

“Bondage or Bonded: A Workshop on Spousal Relationships,” Pepperdine
University Lectures, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, April 1988.

“Suicide: From Hurt to Healing,” School of Education, University of San Diego,
San Diego, California, 1986.

“Guilt, Grieving and Resolution: A Workshop on Issues that Bind Us,”
Pepperdine Chapel Services, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, July 1981.

“Change and Transition: A Workshop for Managers and Employees,” Mountain View Child Care, Loma Linda, California, May 2008.

“Building Teamwork: A Guide to Fulfilling Workplace Relationships,” Totally Kids Specialty Healthcare, Sun Valley, California, July 2007

“Conflict Resolution: A Practical Plan for Dealing with Differences,” Mountain View Child Care, Inc., Loma Linda, June 2006.

Richard Henegar La Mesa Church

Marriage Conference

“Discovering your love language.”

Presented by Dr. Richard Henegar, MFT, Ph.D., Psychology

Includes lunch, drinks, AND child care*

Gary Chapman in his acclaimed book, The 5 Love Languages, addresses how individual preferences in giving and receiving love affect relationships. On the Focus on the Family website, Chapman states, “My conclusion after many years of marriage counseling is that there are five emotional love languages – five ways that people speak and understand emotional love.” Chapman’s understanding of human relationships and their unique needs help individuals bridge the gap between the self and an intimate relationship.

The La Mesa Church of Christ offers an opportunity to explore Chapman’s belief on September 15, 2018, from 10:00 AM with adjournment at 2:00 PM with lunch at noon. The cost of the event is $10.00 and that includes lunch and childcare. The book, The 5 Love Languages, can also be purchased at cost during the event. You are invited to be the guests of Ellen Kramer Banks, M.D., Graham Clifford, Senior Minister, and Richard J. Henegar, Ph.D., as presenters.

*Event cost is $10 per household. Pay via check or cash on site at the event.


La Mesa Church of Christ - 5150 Jackson Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942