The Counseling Center at Discovery exists to help people find freedom and healing through Christ Centered and Biblically based therapy.

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The Counseling Center at Discovery

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

This month, we will be sharing mental health facts and information in order to educate and inform people about the importance of mental health services and individual mental health care. Join us for the following events!

Counseling Center Open House

The Counseling Center at Discovery is having an Open House on May 31st from 3pm-5pm. Come out and get a tour of our center and get to know some of our therapists.

The Counseling Center is located at 7401 White Lane, Unit #4

Therapy Thursday

Join us LIVE on @counselingcenter.discovery Instagram May 9th & May 23rd at noon!

Our anxiety and depression group is a 12-week counseling group for women to find social support, spiritual truth, and healing from their struggles with anxiety and depression. The group will use a curriculum based on cognitive behavioral therapy to assist members in developing basic skills to cope with symptoms that accompany anxiety and depression.

The cost to participate in the group is $120, which includes the costs of materials. The cost is divided into two payments: $60 at the start of the group and $60 for the second half of the group, which equates to $10 per session.

For more information and details, please contact Monique Taylor at monique@discoverybakersfield.com

Our Staff

Dr. Kevin Earnest
Dr. Kevin Earnest


Center Director

Kevin is a licensed psychotherapist with a Doctorate of Theology in Christian Counseling. He is married to his amazing wife Marisol and they both have 6 children. As our Center Director, he oversees and leads the center’s objectives and Oversees Discovery Church’s Freedom system.

Dr. Veronica Hanash
Dr. Veronica Hanash

M.Th, D.Div

Center Lead Pastor

Veronica has a passion for seeing people walk in freedom and see the church provide an answer to our mental and emotional needs. Her empathy and overwhelming love for others provide a spiritual covering of leadership over the Counseling Center at Discovery.

Delyla Durazo
Delyla Durazo



Delyla is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She believes God called her to be the person she needed when she was younger, which drives her love for working with youth and families. Delyla strives to help others find their purpose, identity, and calling in Christ.

Ana Duarte
Ana Duarte


Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ana has 10 years of experience in multiple areas of the mental health field. She has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is passionate about helping people connect their spiritual health with their mental and emotional health. (Spanish & English Speaking)

Monique Taylor
Monique Taylor


Associate Therapist

Monique has a passion for helping families and individuals experience freedom. She especially has a heart to help those with depression and anxiety. Her love for God and His Word, combined with her experience, allows her to help others find healing.

Sylvia Mosqueda
Sylvia Mosqueda

Sylvia Mosqueda is a AMFT, who has compassion for helping individuals, couples, and women who have experienced domestic violence. Sylvia’s drive comes from her God given gifts to help those people experiencing trauma and those going through difficult seasons. She is excited to use biblical truths with her counseling background. (Spanish & English speaking)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the goal of the Counseling Center at Discovery?

The goal of the Counseling Center at Discovery is to help people find freedom and healing by integrating evidence-based therapeutic approaches with Christ centered, biblically based applications.

Are all of your therapists Christians?

Yes, all of our therapists acknowledge personal faith in Jesus Christ.

Do I have to be a Christian to see one of your therapists?

No. While we are a Christ-centered practice, our services are available to everyone.

What kind of counseling do you provide?

Our therapists are trained in a variety of evidence-based counseling techniques to address the different challenges that people face.

How long does therapy take?

Each session is scheduled for 50 minutes. The length of treatment depends on many factors, including the nature of the issues presented and the motivation of the client.

Are our therapists licensed?

Our therapists are either licensed, or pre-licensed, and currently working toward licensure. All pre-licensed therapists at The Counseling Center at Discovery are supervised by licensed therapists.

How are counselors assigned?

We will always try to honor any requests made for a specific counselor. If that counselor is not available or is not trained in your area of need, we will assign a counselor based on their specializations and availability.

Do you offer counseling to minors?

Yes, we currently offer counseling services to all ages.

Do you offer group counseling?

Yes, we offer group therapy. You can ask your therapist during consultation for more information on when groups are offered and the types of groups we offer.

Do you offer virtual counseling for remote clients?

Yes. As long as you have reliable internet access, we can offer counseling virtually.

How will my confidentiality be protected?

All counseling center team members must comply with federal HIPAA laws and all state-specific confidentiality requirements.

Where is the counseling center located?

The Counseling Center at Discovery is located at 7401 White Lane, Suite 4,
Bakersfield, CA 93309.

How do I schedule an appointment?

All scheduling is handled centrally through our client intake portal.

How do I contact my counselor if I am having an emergency?

Due to the nature of their schedule, your therapist may not be available for emergent needs. If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911 to get appropriate medical care.

How much does it cost to get counseling?

The Counseling Center has free and paid options to choose from. To schedule a free consultation phone call or appointment visit: https://discoverycc.clientsecure.me/

What if someone cannot afford to pay for counseling?

If you cannot afford the pay for counseling, please visit the link below: https://discovery.churchcenter.com/people/forms/198918

Can I donate to the scholarship fund?

Yes. You can donate any amount to the scholarship fund to help make counseling affordable for everyone. All donations to the counseling center are tax deductible. Give now ›

How are payments made to the counseling center?

Payments are made prior to, or at the onset of the session. Payments can be made via debit, credit, or HSA/FSA cards.

Does the counseling center accept insurance?

We do not currently accept insurance.

What is the cancellation policy for the counseling center?

Any cancellation within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment is non-refundable.

More questions?

Contact us if you have any additional questions.

Our Goal

Our goal is to walk alongside, in love and grace, with those in need of a deeper level of care. In doing so, we help them to heal and grow and become who and what God designed them to be. When people heal and grow, their transformed lives can then be used to help others, bringing glory to God.