Therapists & Interns
"All our therapists, interns, and coaches must live and practice the causal theory in order to teach or get referrals from PaRC. This achievement awards them a Certificate in Lifestyle." — Dr. Faye Snyder
“I am convinced that had we not found our way to PaRC, things would have turned out dramatically different for our entire family. I am beyond grateful for the information and support we have received.”
Dr. Leslie Wright, psychologist and Assistant Clinical Director
Dr. Leslie came to us as a skeptic. We had to prove our out-of-the-box theory and practice to her. She has her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego in 2011. As an intern, she trained in the Causal Theory at PaRC, and she and her husband have been raising their child in The Theory. Dr. Leslie specializes in attachment, and loves working with children, yet enjoys as all areas of treatment. She regularly teaches “Preventative Diagnosis” in the parenting class and "Formative and Critical Childhood Experiences" in the co-parenting class for parents disputing custody. Dr. Leslie also specializes in trauma therapy and court-assigned reunification therapy for contentious parents.
Mylene Carberry, Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Mylene undertook to become a therapist after discovering the Causal Theory in 1993. She became a Master Parent and coach in 1998 and a Master Teacher in 2000. Mylene graduated with a BA in psychology from Ryokan College in 2012, received her master’s degree at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2014 and her license in 2017. She facilitates Relationship Skills Workshops for adults and children and is also available for private therapy in the Southern West Los Angeles area. She specializes in all areas of the Causal Theory, especially imprinting, faith parenting and preventive diagnosis. Some of her interests include conscious divorce, attachment issues and neurobiology. Mylene is also certified as a yoga instructor and a licensed massage therapist in the state of California. She has raised her two amazing children in the theory since birth, and they are gifted college students now, graduating soon.
Cheyenne Miller, AMFT, Lead Intern
`Cheyenne is our lead intern here at The PaRC Foundation. She joined our team as a student from Pepperdine University to complete her hours for practicum. After receiving her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, she decided to stay with PaRC to continue working with her passion as a Causal Therapist. Cheyenne teaches both the Parenting and Co-Parenting series. She also works with children, adults, families, and couples using The Causal Theory to highlight the connection between ethics, relationship skills, and mental health.`
Olabisi Oyewo, Clinical Psychologist Intern
Olabisi, aka Ola, is a native of the Yoruba Tribe in Nigeria. She left her homeland for the United States 36 years ago. Ola has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is working toward her doctorate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, in downtown Los Angeles. She is an interning clinical psychologist at PaRC who is interested in forensic work with Dr. Faye and focuses on early childhood issues, especially working with children diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and attachment issues for their resulting emotional and behavioral difficulties. She also specializes in the parenting choices causing and remedying these early childhood problems. Olabisi, aka Ola, also treats adults who experience anxiety, depression, and emotional issues resulting from early childhood trauma and unhealthy family systems that impact illnesses, including transitions in schooling, divorce and grief.
Amy Griego, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Amy received her Bachelor’s in Communication Disorders from the University of Connecticut and her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. She came to the PaRC Foundation for her internship and desire to learn and practice Causal Therapy. She exhibits initiative as a driving quality and has subsequently contributed by working with individual clients, teaching co-parenting classes, and forming her own women’s workshop. Under Dr. Faye’s supervision Amy has learned the importance of attachment and self-regulation for children. Amy is also an AMFT at 5 Acres where she provides in-home therapy for the deaf and hard of hearing using ASL with the MAP system.
Gaye Pettibone, Clinical Psychologist Intern
Gaye is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in downtown Los Angeles. She obtained her master’s degree in special education from California State University, Los Angeles. Before making this modified career change, she taught for 25 years as a board-certified educational therapist, who finished a post-graduate educational psychology program at the University of California, Riverside after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in child development at UCLA. Gaye is revealing herself as committed to PaRC long-term.
Maria (Mary) Solorio, Clinical Psychologist Intern
Maria Elena Solorio is a board-certified behavior analyst who is completing her doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She received her Master’s in Teaching with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University, San Diego and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Northridge. Maria has extensive experience working with maladaptive behavior present in children and adults. At PaRC, Maria is a class instructor and intern therapist. Being fluent in both English and Spanish, Maria uses her passion to help individuals and families cultivate socially significant outcomes through psychological and behavioral changes using Causal Theory, ethics and relationship skills.
Melissa Brimigion, Director of Education
Melissa runs the show and tells us all what to do. She keeps track, records, and maintains order and sanity when the rest of us cannot. We turn to her when we don’t know the answer or what to do.
Master Teachers, Coaches and Monitors
PaRC has trained some Master Parents as parenting teachers, coaches and monitors. These lay parenting experts are skilled observers of parenting and highly qualified to coach parents and monitor visits for DCFS. All Master Parents listed below have taken numerous graduate level psychology classes at PaRC (the classes available for continuing education units for therapists) and have spent at least two or more years training in relationship skills. Most have been teaching parenting at PaRC for years as lay experts who are Certified in Lifestyle. They can function as unobtrusive and diplomatic observers or monitors, and they are skilled in assertiveness when necessary, giving quality feedback and de-escalating tense family situations or contentious situations in the classroom. These coaches are also available for home visits.
Monitors and coaches are available through PaRC at (818) 891-8477.
Scott Snyder, Master Teacher
Scott Snyder (aka Scott Clifton) was raised in the theory by the theoretician, and as such, may be the prototype, so it’s particularly interesting to hear him teach. Scott may have the deepest and most intuitive understanding of the theory. He began teaching when he was 20, having completed the requirements to become a Master Teacher. He specializes in Lecture One, “How to Make a Personality”, because it is an overview of The Theory. He also co-teaches Lecture Nine on Intelligence with Dr. Faye. He is a consummate debater and offers an annual class on debate skills or “how to question and to disagree intelligently”. Master Parents voted to elect Scott as the Ombudsman for PaRC.