Our goal at Restoration is that through the counseling process, you would receive back more than what was lost. That you would not just be returned to a prior state of functioning, but that you would surpass it. That you would discover and love the whole you. 

Sherie Mahlberg

Founder, CEO, and Clinical Director 


Meet Our Staff


Clinical Director, Licensed 

Marriage and Family Therapist


Sherie Mahlberg's area of expertise is with First Responders.  Sherie serves as a clinician with WCPR and with local CISM teams. She has been privileged to work for our local police department and honored to be the wife of a firefighter, mother of a police officer. Sherie comes from a family full of public safety which includes military, police, dispatch and fire. It is because of this, she understands first-hand the unique lifestyle a public safety family lives. Sherie has additional education in CISM, CISD, Peer Support, EMDR, Brainspotting, and EFT.  

Sherie and her husband have been married for over twenty five years. They have three children. Sherie is a very active member within our community, always looking for a way to contribute when and where she can.  Her Christian faith is foundational to who she is as a person and as a therapist.  



Marriage and Family Therapist


Kristie Hopper is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She is skilled in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, and faith-based counseling approaches.  Kristie is passionate about working with clients through the process of recovery from trauma or crisis.  Her other passions include working with couples and families in their journey of developing new communication and relationship skills in order to help create an overall healthier dynamic for each individual.  Also, as the spouse of a first responder, Kristie is intimately aware of the unique challenges faced by those working in the field of public safety, as well as by their families, and finds great reward in working with them.  Kristie has been married for over 30 years, and has an adult son. 



Marriage and Family Therapist


Brenna Repard is a licensed marriage and family therapist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families.  She has been practicing in the field for many years, working with local law enforcement agencies.  Brenna is trained in the nurturing parenting approach and has a passion for strengthening family bonds through communication and loving solutions to behavioral problems.  She has also worked as a personal trainer and has been certified in sports nutrition which ignited her interest in nutrition for psychology.  She continues to study nutrition and its effects upon mood and mental health and incorporate in her practice in order to promote health from the inside out.  During her free time, Brenna loves to exercise and spend time with her husband who is a first responder and their two young children.  



Marriage and Family Therapist


Tonya Salas is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She is supervised by Shannon Gravier, (LMFT 51188). She earned her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. Tonya is trained in Brainspotting, EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy and the Gottman Method for Couples. Prior to working as a therapist she worked with military families in various capacities during her husband’s 25 years of active duty service. As the daughter of a cop and a military wife, Tonya understands the culture and challenges surrounding these populations.  Tonya and her husband have been married for over 28 years and have two adult sons and a teenage daughter. In her free time, Tonya volunteers at the West Coast Post-trauma Retreat (WCPR) for First Responders, enjoys family time, cooking, traveling, and walking the family’s Alaskan Malamute.



Marriage and Family Therapist

AMFT 118425

Joshua Capper is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT118425). Joshua is supervised by Sherie Mahlberg (LMFT92236).  Josh graduated from CSU Stanislaus with a B.A. and M.S. in Psychology. He also has an A.S. in Fire Science and Business administration.  Josh also currently works as a full-time firefighter/paramedic with over 20-years of experience in the fire service, with 12 years on a 911 ambulance. Because of his rich history as a First Responder, he has a passion for working with clients who have a trauma history such as PTSD(I), Complex PTSD(I). Josh has advanced training in EMDR and Brainspotting. In his free time, Josh continues his work with homeless veterans in the central valley, providing therapy to those who served our country.



Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT 103639 


Julie Hicks is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who worked for many years as a lay counselor in a church setting before returning to school to complete a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Julie serves as one of Restoration's clinical supervisors, coaching and teaching our Associates.  Julie has experience working with adults with a variety of mental, emotional, relational and spiritual issues including anxiety, depression, grief, and other life challenges. Julie is a certified EFT, Emotionally Focused Therapist. 


Office Manager 

Sara Lewis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from William Jessup University, with minors in Psychology and Bible.  She is passionate about seeing people live life to its fullest potential and facilitating personal freedom and growth.  She grew up in a family with many first responders, enjoys playing her piano, writing and traveling as much as possible.



Marriage and Family Therapist


Kelly Haven is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Kelly is supervised by Shannon Gravier, (LMFT5118).  Kelly’s path to becoming a Therapist began as an eighteen-year-old Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), working as a first responder. This, combined with a longstanding family history of Military and Civil Service sparked a deep desire to serve those individuals who have dedicated their careers to Public Safety, and the Military.  

Kelly remains involved in the community by serving the community in multiple capacities. First, as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in the Foster Care System. Kelly completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology followed by a Masters in Psychology with a dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Counselling, both from Brandman University. 



Marriage and Family Therapist


Teresa Hood is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She is supervised by Julianne Hicks (LMFT103638). Teresa loves working with a variety of clients, she however holds a special place ion heart for work with children and their families. Teresa has over 25 years of experience in church ministry and has been on staff as a Children’s Pastor since 2006, working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have a variety of mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual issues including anxiety, depression, grief, and relational concerns.  Teresa has been married for over 35 years, with adult children and grandchildren. She has history working in Private/Corporate Christian Education, Human Resources, and Business.  She enjoys learning, reading, hiking, exercise, and spending time with her family. 



Marriage and Family Therapist


Leslie Wisuri is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Leslie is supervised by Sherie Mahlberg, (LMFT 92236). She graduated from Santa Clara University with a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Leslie is trained in trauma-informed care, and is passionate about supporting clients while they process and heal from trauma. Leslie has a heart to serve teens, college students, and young adults as they transition into their careers. From testing anxiety to preparing for marriage, the stresses of this period of time in life is like no other. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband who is enlisted in the military, and her puppy as well as spending time outdoors, going on hikes and cooking.  



Marriage and Family Therapist


Sonnie Hamner is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master's degree in Psychology. She is supervised by Shannon Gravier (LMFT 51188). Sonnie has over 45 years of marriage and 30 years of experience as a pastor. She has an unquenchable thirst for life-long learning, which has earned her advanced training in the following areas: EMDR, Brainspotting, EFT, and Linguistic Analysis. She is also a certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Mental Health Integrated Medicine Provider. Sonnie is the mother of a Firefighter, grandmother to a Police Officer, and Auntie to many First Responders. Because of this, she is a culturally competent first responder clinician as well. She serves adults, teens, tweens, families, and individuals in all stages of life. 



Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT 51188

Shannon Gravier earned her Master's degree from Sonoma State University and her bachelor from UC Davis.  She is skilled in using cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness techniques and play therapy with individuals, children and families. She has experience working with children and families experiencing behavioral issues, children with special needs and parenting struggles. She is certified in thee Triple P positive parenting program and has vast experience in foster care system and non profit arena. 

313 Kendal Street Suite B Tel: 707-330-7904.    RestorationVacaville@gmail.com

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