Erica Holmes, Psy.D
Dr. Holmes has provided psychotherapy and counseling, training and consultation, education and research services to individuals and organizations for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a minor in Behavioral Science, as well as, a Master’s degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Further, Dr. Holmes holds post graduate certifications in the Psychology of Trauma from Antioch University and Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. Dr. Holmes is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. She is an American Psychological Association Minority Fellow and past board member for the Los Angeles chapter of the Association of Black Psychologist.
Dr. Holmes serves as the Executive Director of Champion Counseling Center and the founder of HOMMs Consulting. Dr. Holmes is a frequent invited speaker at local, national and international conferences and media events. Her areas of inquiry and more than 150 presentations focus on psychological trauma, relationships and coupling, equity, belonging and empowerment, psychotherapy with African American clients and the integration of Christianity and Psychology.
Ronecia Lark, Psy.D.
Dr. Lark has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. She has over 10 years of experience teaching and training in academia as an Adjunct Professor in undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of psychology, marriage and family therapy, and criminal justice. Dr. Lark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, and a Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Lark is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California, and has worked in various clinical settings including schools, community mental health, and children and family services.
Dr. Larks professional experience also includes a prior career in law enforcement with over 25 years of serving the community with the Los Angeles Police Department, attaining the rank of Sergeant. She has an extensive background in working with diverse communities dealing with various life issues including crisis, trauma, domestic violence, victimology, and inclusion. Currently, Dr. Lark is the Recruitment and Training Coordinator at the Champion Counseling Center where she enjoys providing training and clinical supervision to Master and Doctoral level students. She believes in providing a safe atmosphere appropriate and conducive for learning, exploring, maintaining professionalism and competency, and developing well rounded, solid clinicians. She is committed to not only the professional growth, but also the personal growth and development of trainees. While Dr. Lark enjoys working with individuals, children, and families, her specific area of interest is working with couples.
Tsega Worku, LMFT
Tsega Worku is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California and the Director of MFT Intern training program for the Champion Counseling Center at Faithful Central Bile Church. He completed his Masters degree in Marital and Family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1997. Tsega has over 15 years of experience working with couples, children and families in community based mental health programs, educational institutions and private practice setting. Tsega enjoys training and supervising young professionals in the field of psychology and helping couples strengthen their marriages. He is also the Director of Counseling Ministries at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena and has a private practice.
Nyiema Carter-Eme, Psy.D.
Dr. Nyiema D. Carter-Eme has over 10 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy and counseling, training, consultation and education. She holds a double-major Bachelor Degree in Criminology and Sociology, Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, as well as, Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Carter-Eme is licensed by the State of California and has worked in forensic psychology, community mental health and academia.
Dr. Carter-Eme’s professional experience also includes service in the US Navy, Law Enforcement and Corrections, serving as a Peace Officer at the County and Federal Level, and participation in an Internship with the CA State Parole system. Additionally, she has served as an Adoptions Social Worker and Foster/Adoption Family Trainer with a Foster Family Agency, a Staff Psychologist for a Skilled Nursing Facility, and Adjunct Professor with multiple universities.
Dr. Carter-Eme is currently in full-time private practice, and a Clinical Supervisor with Champion Counseling Center. Her clinical focus includes, but not limited to, Life Transitions, Issues of Womanhood, Trauma, Geriatrics, History of Incarceration, and Mood Disorders. She also works with active duty service members, veterans, peace officers and various first responders.
Dr. Carter-Eme has a special interest in the wellbeing of women, in the United States and internationally. In addition to various activities supporting women in Southern California, she is the founder of City2Village International Initiative, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which promotes feminine health and hygiene, and gender equity in the Village of Abiriba, located in Abia State, Nigeria, West Africa.