John is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is also an approved supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. John has responded to crisis events to assist teams and organizations to deal with the effects of trauma. He works with teens, couples and singles experiencing burn out, stress, depression, anxiety, loss, grief and marital problems. He also consults with member care workers, human resource coordinators and administrators regarding personnel issues. John has over 30 years of counseling experience and the last 20 years in full time volunteer work first in Papua New Guinea and now as founding director of Olive Tree Counseling Center. John is married with two adult married children who grew up partially in PNG and two grandchildren.
John enjoys running, hiking, photography, and experiencing new places.
Becky is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, approved supervisor, and the
Associate Director of OTCC. She loves doing individual and marital counseling, assisting parents in parenting issues, and specializes in the areas of ADHD, trauma, depression, adoption issues, child abuse prevention & response, ministry fit, team issues, leadership challenges, and cross-cultural adjustment issues. She and her husband John have lived in Papua New Guinea and W. Asia and done crisis response and teaching/training throughout the world. They have two married adult children who spent some of their adolescence on the field and two grandchildren.
Becky enjoys hiking in the mountains, snorkeling and scuba diving, flowers and trees anywhere, reading many kinds of literature, and spending time with friends.
Linda Parker, LMFT
Linda has a B.A. in psychology from Wheaton College and a Masters Degree in counseling from Georgia State University. Before joining the staff of Olive Tree Counseling Center she has been in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist in San Bernardino, California for 30 years. She also developed the counseling degree program at the International School of Theology in Arrowhead Springs, California. She has co-authored the book, Mind the Gaps about helping provide care for cross-cultural workers and made short-term trips over a period of 18 years to provide care to workers in Eurasia and Africa.
Linda specializes in relationship problems such as communication and conflict resolution difficulties, intimacy issues, unfaithfulness, parenting issues, as well as individual issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma resolution both recent and in childhood, and cross cultural adjustment issues. She is a certified EMDR therapist with 18 years’ experience in trauma resolution. Linda also does seminars to help teams work more effectively together through enhanced communication and conflict resolution skills as well as helping them develop their philosophy of ministry.
Linda loves serving cross-cultural workers. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, snorkeling, snow skiing, and spending time with friends.
Lisa Green, LPC
Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and experience providing counseling with children, adolescents, and adults. She has also worked in an adolescent partial hospitalization setting, and an adult crisis center. Areas of professional interest and experience include using play therapy with young children, working with children and adolescents in areas of behavior problems, anxiety, depression, self harm, abuse, and family issues, and adults with problems with mood, self-esteem, coping with stress, and a history of trauma and abuse. She also utilizes EMDR with both children and adults as a means of reprocessing trauma.
Lisa lived her first 16 years of life in the cross-cultural experience of being a Navy child, and has had a great deal of involvement in short-term ministry trips, which in recent years has included leading groups of teens and young adults on overseas trips. Before completing her Master’s Degree, she worked in a youth ministry for 6 years as a mentor for college aged women, focusing on their spiritual and emotional development. She has a great love for cross cultural work, new places and experiences, and for people who also work outside of their own culture.
Corinne Gnepf, LPC-A
Corinne holds a MA degree in counseling from Columbia International University. She is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in North Carolina. She has experience in counseling children, adolescents, and adults. Corinne enjoys working with children and entering the world of play with them to facilitate growth and healing. Corinne desires to see both children and adults work through trauma and other issues that hold them captive and grow in their newfound freedom. Corinne’s counseling focuses are in trauma, crisis, anxiety, depression, transition, parenting issues, and play therapy.
Corinne is from Switzerland, has lived in West Africa, and the United States. She loves to travel, outdoor activities, a good book, tasting ethnic foods, creating things with her hands, and learning new languages.
Peter Everts, LCP
Peter is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He earned his Master of Theology and Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He worked with adolescent inpatients for several years before beginning private practice with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Over his 39 years of clinical practice Peter has enjoyed helping children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, life transitions, grief and loss, parenting concerns, abuse, and sexual concerns. Peter has been trained in EMDR for work with trauma-based problems and also loves working with couples utilizing emotionally-focused couples therapy. He administers some personality and interpersonal tests.
Having moved eleven times in the first few decades of his life Peter has some personal awareness of the impact of dislocation and making adjustments to new living situations. Peter still enjoys backpacking and mountain climbing with several of his six adult children and 15 grandchildren. When he isn’t adventuring outdoors, he enjoys most sports, board games, puzzles, reading, and traveling.
Marty Everts, LCSW
Marty is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s in Social Work from Western Michigan University and fifteen years experience in in-patient and private practice settings. For the past six years she has served families living cross-culturally. Marty enjoys helping adolescents and adults who have problems with depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, abuse and low self-esteem. She has been trained as an EMDR specialist and works with teens and adults who have had childhood or adult trauma. She particularly enjoys working with women who are undergoing transitions and losses or who have experienced abuse. She also specializes in marital counseling using emotionally-focused couples therapy.
Marty enjoys being a mother to six adult children and grandmother to 15 grandchildren! She loves to cook, decorate, travel, read, and solve crossword puzzles.