Investing in your mental health for a better future

Though the field of psychology has grown in the last 50 years, psychotherapy or counseling is still seen as more a place for the mentally ill and those in crisis. Due to this assumption, investing in mental health has gone underutilized. We continue to invest in our bodies for good health, but the mind goes untapped. Investing in your mental health has the potential to create change in your every day life and those you love, by transforming the way you think and how you approach your life. Just like you would contact the local gym to start your training; contact us today and invest in a deeper change.



NVCC ‘s purpose is to provide professional and affordable mental health services to those seeking change in themselves and in their relationships. While counseling is used in many crisis areas of our lives; it can also help develop the basic building blocks necessary to navigate through life's journey.

Our  facility is utilized as a training ground for counseling Graduate students from Christian programs within the Southern California area. These students are able to meet with clients under the direct supervision of Dr. Bonnie Hedlund, making counseling more affordable and even more comprehensive as your case would be taken on by a team of therapists, instead of only one.

New Vision Counseling Center (NVCC) operates as a non-profit agency.  We work with donations and grants to off-set the cost of seeing a mental health professional so you can utilize this care without the financial strain.


who we are

We are a team of pre-licensed and licensed individuals. Our current counseling students come from various programs throughout Southern California including Azusa Pacific University, Bethel Seminary, National University, Pacifica and Southern California Seminary. These students work in direct supervision with Dr. Bonnie Hedlund.


Dr. Bonnie Hedlund, Ph.D

Director & Supervisor
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
619.768.0279 //

With over 20 years in the psychotherapy field, my passion is to help people expand their lives so that they become all they were created to be. I understand the importance to discover the patterns of behavior they have developed and how those patterns from the past affect the current relationships in their lives. My principle goal is to help you understand how you would like to develop and change and then support and direct you in ways that will help you achieve those changes.

I have extensive experience and training in Neuro & psychological and assessment; evaluating adults and children, as well as advocating for parents and the needs of their children in school.

Experience and focus in children, ADHD, Aspergers, , social skills, & assessment. Approaches used: psychodynamic, cognitive, and attachment theory.

I am a Christian and believe that God challenges us to become all He created us to be. I also respect an individual's right to believe differently than I do.



Janet M. Matthews, MA // LMFT

858.531.0056 //

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners, to comfort all who mourn, to give them beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, and praise instead of despair”.  (Isaiah 61:1-3).

Graduated from APU with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.  B. A. in Sociology with an emphasis in inequalities from SDSU. Experience working with grief and bereavement, trauma, addictions, and social skills training. Certified training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Critical Incident and Crisis Interventions. Special interests in working with teens with social phobias and low self-esteem, and individuals with bereavement, and grief recovery issues. Currently working towards dual license in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Professional Clinical Counseling. For nearly 4 years Janet has helped clients overcome life’s challenges utilizing a faith-based approach. She believes in creating a comfortable and safe environment for her clients to share and explore their personal experiences.



Julie Joiner, NCC, MAC

Professional Counseling Intern 109 // 619.799.2612

Graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a Master in Arts of Counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family. Experience in working with abused women and children. Currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Special interests in working with individuals and families struggling with attachment wounds.

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