Mindful Wellness of Arizona was founded in 2017 out of a desire to create a solution focused and person-centered natural and holistic approach to therapy.
We are dedicated to developing meaningful partnerships with individuals and families in order to provide a personalized journey towards emotional wellness.
Here at Mindful Wellness of Arizona, we are passionate about working in conjunction with the community and other professionals to assist in promoting growth and maximizing personal potential.
Meet Our Therapists
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in good standing with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with over 10 years of experience in the field. An Arizona native, having attended the University of Arizona for my undergraduate degree in Family Studies and continuing my education by obtaining my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.
As a therapist, my career started in working with the developmentally disabled and SMI populations. I currently specialize in working with adult women across the life span struggling with trauma (including complex trauma), perfectionism, high stress, phase of life issues, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, dissociation and more. My passion is to empower women to “build a life worth living” often utilizing an integrative approach to assist in symptom management as well as empowerment and assertiveness coaching and training to help women obtain lifelong goals. I am highly trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness practices and Structural Dissociation.
My style can be described as straightforward, direct and challenging with some fun thrown in the mix. I understand the immense amount of strength and courage it takes to begin your counseling journey. Extremely empathetic, motivated and passionate, I want clients to gain the most out of their counseling experience with me.
Making the decision to go to counseling can be a nerve wracking and scary step. Which is why, I meet my clients where they are on the personal level. My clients know me to be very personable and easygoing — I want them to feel more relaxed from the absolute start of the counseling relationship.
As your therapist, I work with you using a non-judgmental and warm approach to assist in accomplishing your goals. In addition, once we have a comfortable rapport established, I look to give you challenges — that we overcome together — for helping in strengthening your personal growth.
We all understand life can be overwhelming at times. This impacts our relationships and ability to manage day-to-day stress and tasks. This is why I take a solution-focused strategy and utilize a variety of approaches in counseling to assist clients in meeting their personal goals. When working with children for example, I have a reputation for a “think-outside-the-box” path when coming up with effective interventions. Over the last 10-plus years, I have counseled children, adolescents, and adults in depression, anxiety, mood instability, substance abuse, as well as relationship issues.
I utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In addition, I am certified in Emotionally-focused couples therapy. I look forward to working with you as you take the step in beginning the next chapter of your journey!
Anxiety and Depression can make you feel stuck, but there is hope. As a therapist, I find it extremely important to incorporate various resources, skills and techniques with my clients. I do not follow the “one size fits all” mindset in treatment. I am aware that each person is unique and so is their story. I believe one of the most difficult things to do is to begin to understand your own story. I understand that past trauma does not define you, your story is not over. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, you are familiar with the debilitating feelings of hopelessness.
During my time as a therapist, I have worked with families, adolescences, and couples. I have experience working with PTSD, ADHD, self-harm, anxiety and depression. Through my experience I have learned the importance of being able to connect with someone and feel safe sharing personal information with them.
In sessions, I strive to be a safe place for you, helping you create your own natural supports outside of therapy. My clients have always appreciated my ability to connect and empathize with their journey. I make it a priority to ensure each client leaves feeling confident in their treatment and recovery, as well as my ability to help guide you there.
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. I graduated from Radford University in Virginia with my Masters in Counseling and Human Development – Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I work with adolescents and adults, and provide individual, couples, and family therapy. I have worked with individuals having behavioral and mental health issues including: anxiety and mood disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, adjustment disorders, attachment/relationship issues, family difficulties, and trauma-related struggles, and struggles with phases of life.
I am highly passionate about empowering and supporting client’s personalized goals. I view therapy as a team effort and provide a safe, caring environment for healing and growth. My approaches include a combination of: Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness.
My personal style is straightforward and open with clients as we tackle difficulties together, free of judgement and bringing humor in along the way. My goal is helping you achieve the version of yourself that can often seem so far away. We will work together to tackle obstacles and reach your goals.
Taking that first step towards getting help is a courageous one. I invite you and welcome you into a space that is non-judgmental, a space where there are no biases or assumptions. My goal is to provide a safe place to share your concerns and begin a journey of self-care and healing and of discovery.
I use a variety of approaches in counseling including strengths-based ideas, which can teach us that we do have control even when we feel most vulnerable. I often use therapeutic expressive art to explore creativity, which initiates change. Drawing, painting, pastels, journal work, movement, and music can be incorporated into sessions. I am motivated and passionate about teamwork and reaching goals together.