Jodi Chee | MSc. Couns. | Director
Jodi is passionate that individuals, couples, and families be healthy people living in healthy relationships and communities. She desires to support others in their journeys to become the best versions of themselves and to live full authentic lives which is why she is so excited about being a part of the team that has helped found 'living well'.
Jodi has led seminars and workshops on building community, intentional parenting, mentoring, 'cross culture kids', emotional intelligence and dealing with trauma.
Jodi completed a Bachelor in education and has worked at international schools in China and Cambodia for several years. She also has a Masters in Counseling from Providence Graduate School in Manitoba, Canada and has experience at various counseling centers in both Canada and Cambodia.
Jodi and her husband Steve have enjoyed living in Cambodia since 2010, and have recently added a son to their family. They have a deep connection to Southeast Asia and the unique cultural aspects of the various countries they have visited.
Together they enjoy traveling, cooking, crosswords and especially spending time with friends.
Jodi is currently on leave.
Jonathan Trotter | Pastoral Counselor and Trainer
Jonathan and his family arrived in Cambodia in 2012. In addition to working at living well Jonathan works part-time as one of the pastors at International Christian Assembly in Phnom Penh. Prior to Cambodia, Jonathan worked as a youth and worship pastor for over 10 years, as well as a trauma nurse for three years. Jonathan has training and experience in pastoral counseling and prayer counseling. Both Jonathan and his wife are passionate to see people thriving in the context in which they are living and working, and as such enjoy writing for the cross-cultural living blog “A Life Overseas” as well as on their own personal family blog.
Jeannie Hartsfield | M. Ed, Couns. Psychol. | Coach, Counselor and Trainer
Jeannie has a passion for marriages and families to be resilient and thriving, understanding the unique challenges that are involved in that resilience when living overseas as an expat. She has a burden for member care and a heart for those living and serving within the global community. She also has experience with leading and mentoring in women’s’ ministries both in the United States and in Cambodia.
Jeannie specialized in marriage and family therapy, with a concentration on pre-teens and adolescents. She practiced for ten years in the USA before moving to Cambodia with her family ten years ago. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Messiah College, before receiving her Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Since that time, she has become certified as a CernySmith coach (2015), and a CORE Coach through ICF (2011), and enjoys coaching within the missions’ community. Over the ten years in Cambodia Jeannie has been able to support many expats in both their transition to Cambodia as well as thriving in their time here.
Jeannie is married with 3 children and enjoys serving with her husband in a cross-cultural ministry organization. She looks forward to many years in Cambodia and growing a deeper appreciation for the expat community here. In her spare time she enjoys running, singing, traveling, leading worship, and savoring coffee with friends.
Summer Benton | MSW | Counselor
Summer has a passion for helping children and adults overcome past hurt, abuse,and brokenness and reclaim the life God has for them. She also has a heart for helping people understand and overcome issues of anxiety and depression and begin to live more fully.
Summer has lived in Cambodia for 6 years and understands the unique ways that cross-cultural living can affect mental and spiritual health and bring up unresolved issues of the past. She is passionate about providing cross-cultural workers with access to mental health services to help increase long-term sustainability on the field.
Summer completed a Bachelor degree in Social Work at Baylor University in the USA and a Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration from the University of New England. She has worked as a counselor in various capacities both in the USA and in Cambodia.
Summer lives and serves in Cambodia with her husband and two children.
Summer is out of the country until October.
Kenneth R. Taylor | LCSW, CSAT | Ms.c. Couns. Psychol. | Counselor
Kenneth R.Taylor, LCSW, CSAT, is a mental health professional from the United States, having
been in a counseling practice in Wheaton, Illinois for 25 years. He has experience in treating
adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He served as director of an
adolescent unit at a mental hospital in the Chicago area. He is licensed in the state of Illinois as a
Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is a member of the International Institute for Trauma and
Addiction Professionals, having received direct training from the renowned addictionologist,
Patrick Carnes. Since 2010, he and his wife of 48 years have lived in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia, serving mental health needs for expatriates in Southeast Asia. He specializes in the
treatment of sex addiction, traumatic experience, depression, and marital problems. He has four
grown children and nine grandchildren.
Ken is currently on leave in the USA until October.
Zach Slagel | MDiv in Ministry Care and MA in Muslim Studies- in progress | Pastoral Counselor
Zach and his family have been living in Cambodia since early 2011. They have two young boys and a daughter. Zach spent eight years in business and information technology before earning a Masters in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College in 2007. Currently, Zach is nearing completion of a Masters of Divinity with a focus on Pastoral counseling and Member Care, as well as a Masters in Muslim studies. Part of Zach's focus in Cambodia is working among minority ethnic groups.
Zach understands the demands and stressors that cross-cultural living entails and desires to see healthy singles, couples and families living an abundant, grace-filled life on the field. Zach's interests include walking alongside expats and missionaries in order to develop healthy rhythms, hearts of gratitude and the ability to process and grow from the various trials faced living abroad. Zach also has experience in facilitating prayer retreats, conflict resolution and mediation, and coaching and mentoring.
Zach enjoys exercising, coffee with friends, and listening and learning from people's stories. He wholeheartedly believes in the value of community and sharing one another's burdens.
MiYoung You | Ms.c. Couns. Psychol. | Counselor and Trainer
MiYoung is a licensed psychological counselor from South Korea. She has a masters degree in counseling psychology, a masters of music therapy, and a bachelors in church music. She has extensive experience in youth counseling and school counseling. She has also worked to support unemployed adults at a job centre as well as a music therapist in the field of psychiatry.
MiYoung can offer counseling, psychological testing and seminars. Her clients of focus are adolescents, families, adultsand she has experience in the areas of depression, obsessive-compulsive, anxiety, stress and emotional regulation.
Some of the testing she is able to offer are around personality, children's intelligence and self-management. For a detailed list of the testing assessments she is able to offer, please contact her directly.
MiYoung counsels only in Korean.
안녕하세요. 유미영입니다. 저는 한세대 일반대학원에서 음악치료 석사를 수료 후 6년간 음악치료사로 활동을 했으며, 이 후 선교사 Member care에 대한 비젼을 갖게 되면서 명지대 사회교육대학원에서 상담심리 석사과정을 다시 입학하여 공부했습니다. 현재 한국상담심리학회의 상담 심리사 자격증을 가지고 있으며 초등학교와 서울시 강동교육청 청소년 상담센터에서 전문 상담사로 3년간의 full-time경험을 가지고 있습니다. 또한 서울시 고용지원센터에서 실업자의 심리안정을 위해 1년, 신경정신과의 상담센터에서 2년, 명지대학교 통합치료센터에서 심리상담사로 1년간 part-time으로 일을 했습니다. Member care에 대한 마음을 갖게 되면서 MCC에서 섬기게 될 때 다양한 계층과 문제를 만난 경험이 하나님의 치유의 통로로 사용되어지길 기도합니다.
“주 여호와의 영이 내게 내리셨으니 이는 여호와께서 내게 기름을 부으사 가난한 자에게 아름다운 소식을 전하게 하려 하심이라 나를 보내사 마음이 상한 자를 고치며 포로 된 자에게 자유를, 갇힌 자에게 놓임을 선포하며” 이사야 61:1
Jace Allen / BA Psychology / Intern
Jace moved with his family to Phnom Penh in 2015. He is currently in training for pastoral counseling and will be pursuing grad school in the near future. His role at living well involves resource development, training expansion and reorganization, and general assistance to the director.
He is passionate about preventative care and counseling for expats in order to keep them in the jobs and ministries they love. He is also interested in the practical integration of emotional and spiritual health in churches, families, and singles in Cambodia.
Jace enjoys being connected to different international communities in Phnom Penh and the challenges of learning how to be a new dad. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, listening to music, and playing sports.
Occasionally, there are additional professionals that join our team to encourage, teach, coach and provide counseling.
Ingrid Watts | MSc, C.Psychol. | Coach and Trainer
Ingrid specialises in leadership development and coaching, assessment, training and facilitation, and frequently travels through Phom Penh and works with living well to provide services to the community while in country. Over the past ten years she has worked within the public sector (governments and non-profits) as well as the private sector, in industries such as FMCG, Hotels and Pharmaceuticals.
Originally South African, she started her career in the UK before moving to Asia in 2005.
Currently she is based in Singapore. She has a particular interest in cross cultural influences, having lived and worked abroad extensively and is passionate about partnering with individuals to help them through transitions.
Ingrid is a Chartered Organizational Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health Professions Council. She is also a trained Co-Active Coach, and qualified to use a variety of different psychometric tests. She gained her undergraduate degree from Durham University, and her Master’s degree from The University of Nottingham, where she specialised in expatriation and stress at work. She is married with two children.
Ingrid is not taking coaching clients as she is now based out of country, but she will be providing training from time to time.
Please note that all our staff and visiting professionals are self-supporting staff.