Dr. Nicki Pike is a licensed psychotherapist and holds a doctorate degree in psychology. In private practice for more than 28 years, she was designated as a Master Therapist by the American Psychotherapy Association.
She specializes in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief work, and relationship counseling. While working in the family services department at Long Beach Naval Station, Dr. Pike received a Letter of Commendation from the base commander for her work with service members and their families.
As a professor for more than 15 years, Dr. Pike taught a number of courses at the master’s and doctoral level, including domestic violence (including elder abuse and child abuse), crisis intervention, cross cultural diversity and addiction. During her tenure as a professor, she received two “Teacher of the Year” awards for exceptional instruction.
Dr. Pike has provided numerous trainings for probation officers, parole officers, law enforcement agencies, and medical personnel. She also lectures to public audiences and has provided continuing education for mental health professionals.
Dr. Pike lives in Orange County with her husband who is a retired naval officer and combat veteran.
Dr. Todd Langus has dedicated the last 15 years to treating public safety personnel and their families. In addition to his private practice, he has worked in psychiatric hospitals, treating patients with trauma, addiction and the severely mentally ill.
He has responded to national emergencies, including 9/11, treating hundreds of emergency responders. He has also treated victims of Hurricane Katrina and military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dr. Langus has responded to countless officer involved shootings, line-of-duty deaths and critical incidences. He has been called on to handle large-scale traumas, including emergency room mass shootings and the recent Route 91 shooting in Las Vegas.
He is an adjunct criminal justice instructor at California State University, Fullerton as well as a guest speaker at national conferences.
Dr. Langus served as a law enforcement officer for 20 years. Not only has he seen trauma from the front lines as an officer, he is a trauma survivor.