Check out our interns. Spots are limited!
Check out our interns. Spots are limited!
Our counseling staff is diverse in many ways, so you can feel confident you will find someone you click with. They are educated, they are well-trained, and they are great at what they do. Read below to get a sense of their counseling style, strengths, and specialties.
The relationship between counselor and client is the backbone of therapy. A client needs a person they can open up to and trust. A counselor needs a client who will be open and honest. I work hard to make every client know that they are the focus of each and every session. By whatever path a client arrives in my office, I seek to know and understand that journey. My approach to therapy comes from both my life experiences as well as my educational journey. These experiences allow me to create a non-judgmental space where I can meet each client where they currently are.
I do this using a trauma informed feminist theory approach. I enjoy working with the LGBTQIA+ community and non-traditional relationships. I also work with addiction and recovery, Borderline Personality Disorder, anxiety, depression, work/life balance, and trauma.
I enjoy using skills that fit the client and the moment. I enjoy using Cognitive behavior Therapy, DBT skills, Gestalt techniques, as well as working from an Internal Family Systems (IFS) perspective. Together we can create a path to strong mental health. I look forward to working with you.
I am able to accept Cigna PPO, and/or private pay clients.
Hello! My name is Courtney Pavone. I have my license in social work, and practice under the direct supervision of Julia Spain, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). I graduated with both my Bachelors and Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University. I have been involved in the mental health field for over 4 years.
Since I was young, I have always had an interest in understanding the why behind human behavior. In uncovering the why, it allows for true change in people’s lives, as I believe awareness is the first step in personal growth. I am a very compassionate person who has knowledge of the complexities behind human behaviors.
I have experience in working with substance use disorders coupled with co-occurring mental health challenges. Some of those include anxiety and depression. I use a trauma-informed approach, as the impact of trauma on one’s life can greatly influence one’s behaviors and choices. I also use CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) and strengths-based methods in my work with clients.
No matter the challenges one may have encountered, I believe we all have strengths and assets that have helped us through our lives.’ I enjoy helping clients understand themselves and acknowledge the strengths that reside within. I believe in the dignity and worth of human beings and seek to portray that in my work. I believe in meeting the client where they are and allowing the client to be the navigator in their own healing journey. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your therapy goals.
I am able to accept Cigna PPO, Aetna PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and private pay clients.
My name is Evan Murley, and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor working under the supervision of Julia Spain, LPC.
I believe we all hold the potential to improve our lives. Through counseling we can learn and practice ways to make our ideal state of being a reality. My goal will always be to walk alongside individuals on this journey, creating an environment that is safe and supportive. I view every person I interact with, not only as an individual worthy of love and happiness, but as an individual with a story to tell and something to teach the world. You have strengths and abilities that you may not even be aware of.
Therapy is not about making life’s challenges disappear. It is about growing and becoming better equipped to handle these challenges. Improving our abilities to be introspective and self-aware is a key part of this growth. Depression, anxiety, relationship problems, addiction, and so on, are all difficult and common human experiences. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and many of the principles of client-centered therapy, we can address the problems that are the most important to you. I work with clients of all ages, couples, and families.
I work with clients of all backgrounds and cultures. I feel greatly privileged to be able to join individuals in creating a life full of meaning and inner peace. I offer both in-person and telehealth appointments.
I am able to accept Aetna PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna PPO insurances, and/or private pay clients.
Much of my experience has been with people with autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and mental health concerns to achieve career goals. My current role allows me to help children, youth, adults of all ages to deal with any of the many issues that can make life confusing, complicated, or difficult. It is a profound process to sort through and make sense of complex issues, uncover answers and insights, and find personal strength – a process I feel honored to walk through together with my clients.
As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor as well as a Licensed Associate Counselor, I have a unique perspective of mental health and neurodiversity that focuses on personal strengths and solutions, as well as an underlying assumption that success is reachable!
I would love to be able to help you reach the goals that are important to you. I am able to accept Aetna PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna PPO insurances, and/or private pay clients.
I look forward to working with you!
Hi! My name is Alex Dell’Oso, and I am an Intern under the direct supervision of Julia Spain, LPC.
I believe that every client is a capable human being full of potential. I also believe that change can occur in therapy by using various techniques, tailored to the individual client’s needs. I offer support and respect to my clients as we learn what works for you.
By cultivating a therapeutic space that is warm and nonjudgmental, clients can explore challenges at a pace that feels safe for them. In alignment with person-centered therapy, you, as the client, will always be the focus. My goal is that you feel comfortable showing up to each session, authentically. Whether you are experiencing a difficult transition, processing trauma, or weighed down by grief, I am ready to meet you where you are. I offer both in-person and telehealth appointments.
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My name is Kevin Potter, and I am a graduate student at Grand Canyon University studying Addiction Counseling. As an Intern, I practice under the direct supervision of Julia Spain, a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Prior to pursuing counseling, I lived and worked in New York City's finance field for most of my adult life. However, through my personal struggles and perseverance, I discovered my passion for helping others cope with stressful life situations. As a recovering addict, I have extensive experience sponsoring men and women in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Celebrate Recovery (CR).
My main therapeutic strategy is Solution-focused therapy (SFT), which puts the focus on the positives in everyday life. I believe that staying present is the best way to process past trauma.
I am committed to providing compassionate, non-judgmental support to clients as they embark on their therapy journey. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals.
My name is Jessica and I am an Intern working under the clinical supervision of Terri Roman, LPC. I am pursuing my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University. I have over two decades of experience in pastoral and community care working to support the emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of women, youth, and children. I am wife, a mother of two adult children, and a new grandmother who enjoys gardening, traveling, and reading classic novels.
Sometimes transitions in life can be overwhelming, hard to navigate, and increase uncertainty about the future. Finding a safe place to navigate these life transitions and adjustments can be your start to finding support, identifying your strengths and resources, and empowering yourself with the tools you need to move ahead.
I am committed to providing a therapeutic space that is client-centered and safe. Partnering alongside clients as they navigate life transitions, stressors, and adjustments. Utilizing approaches from a solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral perspective to collaborate with clients in identifying their strengths and resources and help them develop tools to promote their goals and well-being.
Hello and welcome! I’m grateful you are here. My name is Jodee and I am an Intern working under the supervision of Maria Grimshaw-Clark, LCSW. I am pursuing my Master’s degree in Social Work from Northern Arizona University.
I will make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming space to work collaboratively with you. I believe a person is not defined by a diagnosis, behavior, interpersonal conflict, or psychological trauma. However, I understand the influence they can have on our lives. I strive to assist individuals in understanding their emotions and needs through a non-judgmental and curious lens. I see my role as being supportive, present, and compassionate as we work through whatever concerns you may have. I take pride in treating clients with respect and unconditional positive regard while focusing on a holistic perspective. This provides you the ability to direct your path and utilize self-determination to change your life.
I work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective. The way we think directly impacts the way we feel and act. Exploring and identifying irrational or negative thought patterns allows us to challenge them and to develop rational thoughts that encourage healthy, positive feelings. Through this process, core issues can be identified, and coping strategies and tools can be developed to help us heal and grow. I believe that my job is to guide clients in the process of self-discovery and growth as they work to overcome barriers and obstacles to reach their full potential and enrich their lives.
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