About Chonnie Thiessen

Chonnie Thiessen, AMFT #102436

Clinician

Chonnie Thiessen is a MFTA (License #102436) at Desert Marriage and Family Counseling. Chonnie holds her BA in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. Once she competed her BA Chonnie went and received her MA in Marriage Family Therapy from Brandman University. One thing Chonnie likes to do in her free time is ceramics.

“I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in the same place. But, it isn’t my fault. It still takes me a long time to get out. I walk own the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in. It’s a habit. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it. I walk down another street.”

– Portia Nelson, There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery