Our Therapists


Michael McClary, MA, LMFT

Mike is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more that 25 years experience. He received his Masterís degree from Azusa Pacific University and is presently a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Along with Deborah Bowser, Mike formed Bonita Counseling Center in 1983. He specializes in couples work and recovery from marital affairs, as well as anxiety, depression and grief and loss issues.

Therapy provides you with a chance to heal the pain in your life and the pain in your relationships. Even if the pain seems insurmountable, like from an affair, there still remains a real chance of making things better. We can't be sure of the length of that journey but it is a trip we will take one step at a time. I try to make this a safe place for accomplishing the healing process and it is a process we will accomplish together.

Deborah Bowser, MS LMFT

Deborah received her degree from the University of La Verne and has received specialized training in the areas of conflict resolution/mediation while working with the County of San Bernardino. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experiance, and co-founder of Bonita Counseling Center along with her partner, Mike McClary. She is also a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Deborah works with clients dealing with a wide range of topics including relationship and marital problems, depression, adolescent concerns and women's divorce and transition issues.

Muriel E. Parker, MS, MA, LMFT

Muriel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Masters degree from the University of La Verne. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families as well as young children and adolescents. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Muriel also received a Masters degree in Education specializing in school counseling from Point Loma University.

Most of us have the strength and inner resources to deal with the problems we're faced with in everyday life. However, there are times when troubling circumstances come along that knock us off balance. It could be a broken relationship, a death, a job loss, any number of painful situations. Therapy can help you work through the difficulty whether it is situational and short term or the result of issues from the past which may take longer to explore and resolve. Having practiced for over 20 years, I am well qualified in both individual and relationship therapies and can provide a safe, supportive environment where you will feel heard and understood with the ultimate goal of helping you restore your equilibrium and providing you with the tools to live the life that you choose

Robert Pobocik, MA LMFT

Do you ever catch yourself wondering when you signed up for the life you have? Is life heading in directions you couldn't have imagined? Are your relationships with your parents, spouse, children, boss, friends or neighbors creating conflict and stress in your life? Who do you talk to about your daily struggle without fear of being criticized, manipulated or embarrassed? Let me help you put balance back into your life, where you can experience life as the joyful event it was meant to be, and your relationships become enriching and rewarding as they should be.