Dr. Elliott has a Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, with Emphasis in Marriage And Family Therapy from United States International University. He has been in private practice as a psychologist treating individuals, couples, and families for over 24 years and has supervised trainees and interns in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Clinical Psychology. He serves as core faculty in the Masters in Counseling Psychology program and is former President of the Academic Senate, and a member of the Senate Leadership Committee. He is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the American Association of University Professors. Dr. Elliott is the Founding Director of the nationally recognized Auxiliary Studies Program in Orange County California treating secondary school students with learning and behavior disorders. He has conducted workshops and presented papers at various conferences including the American Psychological Association
Laurie Delaney is a highly accomplished Business and Marketing leader with 20+ years of experience in sales, customer management, marketing, and product development. Expert in identifying highly profitable partnerships and driving long-term, sustainable growth. Expert in customer retention and development. Recognized for coaching, developing, and mentoring team’s at large top Fortune 500 companies.
Laurie graduated from the University of Arizona, BSBA in Management and Marketing, and competed on their Collegiate Woman's Basketball Team.
Laurie specializes in strategic intelligence and planning, business transformation, and collaborative culture. Her executive track record has produced exceptional bottom-line results in multi-million dollar businesses. Laurie's coaching expertise lies in leadership, making changes in everyday challenges, and personal performance coaching.
Evan has been a professional facilitator for over 15 years, formerly as a leader, author and organizational founder in nature and art-based education, and now as a licensed therapist and counselor, with experience in schools, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice. He is also Adjunct Professor of Psychology at DeAnza College, as well as a performing musician. Evan pulls from many traditions of psychology in his work, as well as from world wisdom philosophies, nature, art and dreams. Evan cares deeply about the world and strives to utilize all his training in helping individuals, couples and families enact needed change.
Blake Oldfield entered the field of psychology in 2003 when he began training, under Dr. Michael Elliott, in all aspects of the psycho-educational assessment process. Blake has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and attained his Master’s in School Psychology from Alliant International University. After completing his Master’s program in 2015, he began working as a school psychologist in both public and private schools. Blake returned to Alliant in 2016 and completed his Doctorate in Educational Psychology. Blake specializes in psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessments, executive function training and intervention, the administration of the Fast ForWord and Cogmed intervention programs, and general educational concerns. Along with his work at Michael Elliott and Associates, Blake is employed as a school psychologist in a local private high school.
Ryan P. Crowley is an independent scholar and Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, holding graduate degrees in both philosophy and counseling psychology. The marriage of these two fields informs his work as a clinician and lecturer. As someone who “grew up” in psychotherapy as an adolescent and young adult, Ryan has held a definitive interest in the fields of treatment and mental health throughout most of his life. This has entailed trying to learn from his own heartache and pain, wondering what responsibility he may or may not hold for those experiences, and living a particular life of self-examination. As a clinician, Ryan has been working in the field since 2010.
In addition to his psychotherapy practice, Ryan serves as Office Manager of the Mission Viejo and Henderson offices, overseeing operations.
Publications include On the Beginning of Philosophy: Heidegger’s Conversation with Plato and Aristotle (2015) and Making Life Beautiful: The Power of Phantasia in and for Psychotherapy (2018). Ryan is co-author of a forthcoming trilogy of books; the first, Philosophic Psychology: Counseling for the Cultural Crisis, is due for publication in late 2020.
Jacqueline “Jax” Robinson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with trauma, addiction, and individuation. Since graduating with her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University, she’s worked with adolescents, adults and families in recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues. She’s completed EMDR training to better serve those suffering with PTSD. She’s passionate about helping people overcome the adversities of their past and present to move toward being who they are meant to be in the world.
Currently, Jax is working on her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, specializing in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices. She enjoys integrating her studies into her practice to provide well rounded care to her clients. When she’s not at work or school, she’s likely to be found around town with her friends, getting out into nature, cooking good food, or spending time with her dog.
Taylor Shirk is a UC Berkeley graduate with over 10 years of experience in the Recruiting, Business Coaching, and Professional Development world. He studied Psychology, Sociology, and Business in order to understand workplace dynamics, interpersonal relationship building, and communication. He brings a casual, yet professional approach to his coaching while getting to the root of what individuals and professionals are looking for. He has worked with C-level executives to entry level recent college graduates. He is a SAFe Agilist and Black Belt in Recruiting. He is a proven top-performing in Fortune 500 companies as well as small privately owned organizations. He focuses on improved efficiency to drive increased revenue. While developing lasting relationships with all his clients; he works on building self-confidence, communication, and self-reliance in his clients to make them successful professionally and personally.