Kathleen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-17930) who received her Masters in Counseling from The University of Phoenix. She has worked in the mental health field for over 4 years within community mental health settings and crisis settings. Her work has involved clients from different backgrounds, beliefs, mental health diagnoses, childhoods, professions, and life events. Kathleen has found that while we all may have had very different life experiences, we all desire to live a life full of purpose and meaning. She is passionate for helping her clients gain acceptance and understanding in themselves.
Kathleen's approach is person centered to the individual needs of each client while also incorporating interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Solution Focused Therapy (SF), all with a trauma-informed lens. She has specialty training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) via EMDRIA. Kathleen can provide counseling from a Christian worldview if desired.
Current Availability: Monday, Wednesday afternoons
Dora is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW-17936) who received her Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University and currently is being supervised by Morgan Uribe, LCSW. She has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years within community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and community programs. Her work has involved being apart of every aspect of a person's recovery journey as they unearth a life worth living. Dora has a passion for meeting her client's where they are at in order to walk with them through learning how to overcome their past to have a balanced future. She is ready to work alongside you as you uncover your authentic self, without the burdens of your past.
Dora's approach is person centered to the individual needs of each client while also incorporating interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Solution Focused Therapy (SF), all with a trauma-informed lens. She has specialty training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) via EMDRIA. Dora can provide counseling from a Christian worldview if desired as well as in Spanish.
Current Availability: Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm (varied times)
Trauma is personal and life changing, whether it is a single distressing event or multiple events over your lifetime. Trauma forces your mind into survival mode and takes away your ability to have control with common triggers being sounds, smells, phrases or visual. When distressing events happen in childhood, whether intentional or not, it can leave you feeling detached from yourself and others as an adult. Many individuals can experience daily symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances that hinder their ability to live in their present life. Anxiety, fear, depression, grief, loss, intrusive thoughts, maladaptive behaviors and hopelessness are a few changes that can linger post traumatic events. We can help your mind and body overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of healing in order to recover motivation, present perspective and joy to live a life with purpose.
Substance (drugs and alcohol) and Non-substance (gambling) addiction affects every part of a person's life as well as the lives of those around them. The compulsions of addiction leaves you in a pattern of experiencing artificial highs followed by heart-wrenching lows. Healing your mental state is central to being able to chose healthy coping skills verses the desire of your addiction. Through counseling we are able to help you uncover the origins of your addiction in order to recover motivation, perspective and joy to live a life with purpose. We can also help individuals affected by the addiction of a loved one gain understanding of how to support themselves and their loved one through addiction treatment.
The experience of loss, whether it is tangible (people, pets, home, employment, and other physical/personal things) or intangible (hopes, dreams, values, ideas, and other psychological thoughts), starts the grief process. Grief can be painful as it can include feelings of sadness, anger, and fear as you learn to navigate an unknown life altered by your loss. Grieving can be lonely, misunderstood, and ever changing as each person experiences grief and loss in different ways; there is no “right or wrong” way to grieve. We can support you through the internal process of grief following loss in your life by honoring your individual process and guiding you to healing.
Counseling within a Christian worldview combines faith-based principles with evidenced-based psychological interventions in order to help address and resolve issues within your life. Emotions are God given with the purpose of helping to guide us through our daily life yet many times they become broken within our life experiences causing them to turn into sources of pain, discomfort, mental health concerns or helplessness. Through your personal relationship with God as well as our own, we can help guide you to biblical truths and peace along with psychological coping skills and understanding within a safe space.
“This is my comfort in my misery, That Your word has revived me” -Psalm 119:50