Counseling and Therapeutic Services
About Our Counseling Services
VMS Family Counseling Services opened it’s therapeutic program in 2013, focusing then on providing support to foster and adopted children, as well as their families. Over the years, the experience that the team has to offer has increased leaps and bounds, allowing the team to provide service to individuals, couples, and families. It also allows the team to utilize a variety of strategies to support those who are not currently being successful or who are in need, those who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses, or those who believe that they are currently struggling with mental health issues. The VMS Family Counseling Services therapeutic team wants to provide you with support today. Please contact us at: 559-573-4194 or email us at
VMS Family Counseling Services can help with the following issues:
Anger management issues
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Adoption and Attachment Issues
Feelings of Isolation
Unresolved childhood issues
School based behavioral problems
Occupational and Social problems
And a variety of other issues; please feel free to contact us today to see if we can help you and your family with your particular issue or concern.
Meet Our Team
Victoria Sanders, LMFT 52610
Victoria Sanders, LMFT 52610 is a therapist with more than 13 years experience working with children who have come from trauma, their families, as well as law enforcement and their families. Victoria is particularly passionate about working with fostered and adopted children and their families. Victoria is passionate about helping others, and supporting families in being successful, happy, and positive in their life. Victoria is also the CEO and Founder of VMS Family Counseling Services, but continues to provide services to children and families because it is her heart, that is her passion and her love for providing treatment and support to others is too great for her to walk away from.
Alejandra (Alex) Torres, AMFT 131175
Alex Torres is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #131175 and is directly supervised by Tyler Diaz, LMFT #86361. As a 16 year veteran in mental health and counseling, Alex has worked with the incarcerated and parole population through substance abuse treatment facilities, at risk youth in school settings, and Foster Parents. Alex has profound experience facilitating groups, one to one counseling and trauma education. Alex has worked with youth and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, and addiction. Alex is fluent in Spanish which has allowed her to reach the Spanish speaking community and share her tools and techniques to rural communities. Her own life journey of overcoming adversity has fueled her innate passion for helping others discover hope and restoration.
Rebecca Allein, AMFT 124677
Becky Allein is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and is directly supervised by Victoria Sanders, LMFT 52610. Becky has worked with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, families, and groups (co-parenting, grief support, anxiety, depression). She has experience working within various mental health settings including community outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs. Becky is passionate about creating a comfortable environment to work alongside couples and families as they work toward repairing, healing, and strengthening their relationships.
Brettina Ashworth, AMFT 127603
Brettina Ashworth is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and is supervised by Victoria Sanders, LMFT #52610. Brettina has worked in the school systems and especially loves working with teens. She finds every age group has something interesting about it and has experience working with a variety of age groups ranging from children to adults. Brettina is passionate about making each client feel welcome, safe and most importantly, listened to.
Jesse Orosco Santiago, ACSW 90177
Jesse Orosco Santiago is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker #90177 and is directly supervised by Tyler Diaz, LMFT #86361. Jesse has a passion for working with families and individuals from all forms of life. He has a background in working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages and with families and children who have experienced trauma. Jesse is fluent in Spanish and is well versed in facilitating groups, one on one individual sessions, and trauma education. Jesse works to provide and promote environments that consist of stability, self-awareness, healing, and consistency.
Tyler Diaz, LMFT 86361
Tyler Diaz, LMFT 86361 is a therapist with more than 11 years experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. Tyler works with individual’s and families who are experiencing a variety of struggles, including depression, anxiety, inter-familial conflict, and life stress related issues. Tyler is passionate about supporting law enforcement officers, and their families, and ensuring that all of those who she supports and works with are able to be successful in all that they do.
Ashley Harris, Office Manager
Ashley Harris is the VMS Office Manager and has been with the organization for more than four years, and is the literal glue that holds the team together. She handles all billing and scheduling issues, she is the go to person for any questions that both client’s and staff have. Her quiet, thoughtful, and attention to detail ensures that all people feel as though they are able to ask for help and support when needed.
Jaskirn Johal-Dhillon, AMFT 127178
Jaskirn is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist # 127178, directly supervised by Victoria Sanders, LMFT. Jaskirn is passionate about helping others from diverse backgrounds. Each individual has a story to share and creating an environment where it's safe with empathy and compassion is what she strives to provide. Jaskirn has experience working with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, families, homeless population, psychoeducation groups (Anger management and Co-parenting). Jaskirn is also fluent in Punjabi and hopes to advocate on the significance of mental health and provide services within her community who are underrepresented.
ਜਸਕੀਰਨ ਇੱਕ ਆਰਐਗਸਾਈਟਡ ਏਐਸੋਸੀਏਟ ਐਮਅਰਰੀਜ ਅਤੇ ਐਫਐਮਲੀ ਟੀਹੈਰੇਪਿਸਟ # 127178ਹੈ, ਜਿਸ ਦੀ ਸਿੱਧੇ ਤੌਰ 'ਤੇ ਵਿਕਟੋਰੀਆ ਸੈਂਡਰਸ, ਐਲਐਮਐਫਟੀ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਨਿਗਰਾਨੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ। ਜਸਕੀਰਨ ਵਿਭਿੰਨ ਪਿਛੋਕੜਾਂ ਵਾਲੇ ਦੂਜਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਭਾਵੁਕ ਹੈ। ਈਏਚ ਵਿਅਕਤੀ ਕੋਲ ਇੱਕ ਅਜਿਹਾ ਮਾਹੌਲ ਸਾਂਝਾ ਕਰਨ ਅਤੇ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਇੱਕ ਕਹਾਣੀ ਹੈ ਜਿੱਥੇ ਇਹ ਹਮਦਰਦੀ ਅਤੇ ਦਇਆ ਨਾਲ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਅਤ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਉਹ ਪ੍ਰਦਾਨ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ ਕਰਦੀਹੈ। ਜਸਕੀਰਨ ਨੂੰ ਵਿਅਕਤੀਆਂ, ਬੱਚਿਆਂ, ਕਿਸ਼ੋਰਾਂ, ਜੋੜਿਆਂ, ਪਰਿਵਾਰਾਂ, ਬੇਘਰ ਆਬਾਦੀ, ਮਨੋਸਿੱਖਿਆ ਗਰੁੱਪਾਂ (ਇੱਕਐਨਗਰ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧਨ ਅਤੇ ਸਹਿ-ਪਾਲਣ-ਪੋਸ਼ਣ)ਨਾਲ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਨ ਦਾ ਤਜ਼ਰਬਾਹੈ। ਜਸਕੀਰਨ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੀ ਮੁਹਾਰਤ ਕਰਦੀਹੈ। ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਮਾਨਸਿਕ ਸਿਹਤ ਦੀ ਮਹੱਤਤਾ ਦੀ ਵਕਾਲਤ ਕਰਨ ਅਤੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਭਾਈਚਾਰੇ ਦੇ ਅੰਦਰ ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ ਪ੍ਰਦਾਨ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਉਮੀਦ ਕਰਦੀਹੈ। ਹੈ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਘੱਟ ਪ੍ਰਤੀਨਿਧਤਾ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ।
Melissa Avina, AMFT 131030
Melissa Avina is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #131010 and is directly supervised by Victoria Sanders, LMFT #52610. Melissa earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Criminology and M.S. in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Service Credential at California State University, Fresno.
As a graduate student Melissa worked at Fresno Family Counseling Center. During her time at FFCC Melissa gained experience providing treatment to individual adults and children, couples, families, groups for anger management and co-parenting, and through a partnership with Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission provided treatment to the youth homeless population.
Melissa is passionate about the therapeutic journey as she understands what it is to be on the other end of therapy herself. She strives to provide an environment and journey that promotes self-awareness, empathy, and healing. Melissa has a passion working with individual adults and adolescents dealing with trauma, anxiety, stress, and unhealthy attachment styles as well as with couples dealing with infidelity or communication issues.
VMS Family Counseling Service currently accepts the following insurance:
Blue Shield of CA
Some Blue Shield/Blue Cross plans
Fresno County Sheriff's Dept EAP
For those who are paying cash, rates are as follows:
With a registered associate:
Individual Session - $60 - $85
(rate based on income)
Family or Couple's Session - $85 - $105
(rate based on income)
If you have additional information about what types of insurance we accept, or
pricing, please feel free to contact Ashley Harris, Office Manager at 559-537-4444.
With a licensed therapist:
Individual Session - $120 per session
Family or Couple's Session - $145 per session