LMFT, MS, M.Div.

Beginning his career as an ordained Christian pastor, Lance is now a full-time, licensed therapist who is passionate about helping others find healing and wholeness in their relationships and lives.  In the therapy room, his practical approach is interactive and engaging as he seeks to connect with his clients and help them understand their interpersonal cycles that keep them stuck and discover ways to break through and move forward.  Lance helps clients feel understood, equipping them with practical tools, and filled with hope for a better tomorrow.  Working together, Lance believes in finding restoration from the wounds of the past and helping clients find a healthy purpose-filled way of living.   

Lance enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Jennifer, surfing the ocean waves, and taking in the view from mountain peaks.  He would love to help guide you on your journey for restoration and healing.  


  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #86028

    • MS MFT from Fuller Graduate School

  • Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary

  • Level 2 Restoration Therapist


Amanda Reider, M.S.

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (IMF 101088)

Supervised by Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Lance Ahl, M.S, M. Div (LMFT 86028)

Amanda’s approach to working with clients is holistic, creative, and grounded in the specific story of each client. Through empathy, authenticity, and curiosity she helps create a new vision for hope as she journeys with her clients on their path toward healing. Amanda has experience working with children, adolescents, individual adults, and couples. She works with a variety of issues including relational challenges, anxiety, depression, spirituality, identity issues, premarital counseling and life transitions. In her work with children and adolescents, she seeks to collaborate with the child’s family and community to provide lasting support for their needs. With all her clients, Amanda seeks to bring them hope through identifying their strengths and finding resonating truth which empowers clients as they encounter life’s many challenges.


  • MS MFT, Emphasis in Medical Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary

  • Advanced Restoration Therapy Training

  • B.A. in Communication, Wheaton College, IL


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Charles Threat III, M.A.

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#2754)

Supervised by Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Lance Ahl, M.S, M. Div (LMFT 86028)

Charles has a background in Christian ministry, high school counseling, and Dad’s Corp, a government program teaching fathers to be better fathers. He also has a real understanding of the needs and challenges of adolescents, due to his childhood experience of overcoming obstacles and breaking stereotypes on his path to earning a Master's Degree and becoming a counselor. Charles draws strength and wisdom from the perspective that his difficult upbringing gave him and uses them as a platform from which to empower others and is able to simultaneously connect with them while including and supporting their families.  Charles also works with adults, both individuals and couples. Charles uses a holistic approach in his counseling - helping clients discover who they are by retracing their past and using it in order to better understand who they are today. By facing the pain from their past, the client is able to take control of their life and be empowered to become the best possible version of themselves.


  • MA Educational Counseling, Azusa Pacific University

  • Level 2 Restoration Therapist

  • B.A. in Christian Ministry, Point Loma Nazarene University, CA

  • Certified 24/7 Dad Instructor

  • Certified World Class Marriage Instructor

  • Extensive knowledge of the education system, including working with students with 504's.



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Steven Perez , M.A.

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#3013)

Supervised by Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Lance Ahl, M.S, M. Div (LMFT 86028)

Steven aims to help clients realize the growth and healing they desire through an engaging and collaborative therapeutic experience. By valuing the individual stories of his clients, Steven helps them to gain insights into their past that serve as a catalyst for change in the present. Whether feeling stuck, alone, anxious, ashamed, or frustrated, Steven believes that there is hope in all situations and works to empower his clients to experience breakthroughs.

Steven’s work as a pastor and a missionary and has given him experience in working with families, couples, individuals, men’s issues, and adolescents.

Steven is married with two kids and enjoys days at the beach with his family, cycling, golf, and soccer.


  • MA Educational and Clinical Counseling Azusa Pacific University

  • Level Two Restoration Therapist

  • Marriage Strong Certified Leader

  • BA University of California San Diego