Helping people not just cope but truly heal.

480-307-6446    
401 West Baseline Road, Suite 201 Tempe, AZ 85283 (map)

Our Team

Clinical Team

Administrative Team

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Seema Bacon

ATR-BC, LPC
Clinical Director and Therapist
(she/her/hers)
"Do not think you ever have to tell me your story in order to truly heal, what you need is to be able to
allow yourself to FEEL your story to move through the experience and cross over to the other side of
what life holds for you."
-Seema Bacon

Education: BFA in Drawing and Painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MA in Art
Therapy and Counseling from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Modalities Used: Trauma Focused Art Therapy, Certified Rape Crisis Counselor, Sand Tray Play
Therapy (I-V) Narrative Therapy, Somatic Body Work and Energy Healing, Exposure and Response
Prevention (ERP), Attachment Theory, Internal Mindfulness Awareness
Populations Served: Individuals 14+
Presenting Needs: complex trauma, sexual violations and abuse, nonverbal processing needs,
disconnections in spiritual and awakened life, grief and loss, attachment disruptions and disturbances, and
those searching for deep internal healing

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Stephanie Miller

MA, LPC, CCTP
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." -Maya Angelou

Education: BS in Psychology from Liberty University, BS in Criminal Justice from Liberty University,
MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, Doctoral Student at Walden University for PhD
in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Forensics
Modalities Used: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Mindfulness,
Motivational Interviewing, Psychoanalytic
Populations Served: Individuals 8+, Families, Couples
Presenting Needs: complex trauma, veterans, law enforcement and first responders, obsessive-
compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, psychosis, serious mental illness (SMI), sexual trauma, sex
therapy, sex offenders and maladaptive sexual behaviors, suicidality, borderline personality disorder
(BPD), and dissociative identity disorder (DID)

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Cassi Alva

MS, LAC
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” -Brené Brown

Education: BS in Elementary Education from University of Phoenix, MS in Clinical Mental Health
Counseling from University of Phoenix
Modalities Used: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Exposure and Response
Prevention (ERP), Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing
Populations Served: Individuals 13+
Presenting Needs: complex trauma, generational trauma, suicidal ideation, self-harm, history of abuse,
interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, self-esteem/identity, LGBTQ+ related issues, and obsessive-
compulsive disorder (OCD)

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Nicole Schuster

MA, LAC
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
“Never lose your flames.” -Issues Band

Education: BA in Psychology from Argosy University, MA in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, MA in Counseling from Ottawa University
Modalities Used: Person-Centered, Expressive Art Therapy
Populations Served: Individuals 11+
Presenting Needs: depression and anxiety, perfectionism, and negative self-image

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Albertina Abouchar

MC, LAC
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
“Happiness is an art.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

Education: BA in Psychology from Arizona State University, MC in Counseling from Arizona State
University
Modalities Used: Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing (EMDR), Play Therapy, Talk Therapy
Populations Served: Individuals 10+
Presenting Needs: anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal conflict, and
parent coaching

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Cari S. Cruckson

MA, LMFT
Intake Coordinater and Therapist
(she/her/hers)
“A failure is not a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” -BF Skinner

Education: BA in Psychology from Sonoma State University, MA in Psychology from Pepperdine
University, MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine
University
Modalities Used: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT),
Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing, Aggression
Replacement Training (ART for adolescents)
Populations Served: Individuals 12+
Presenting Needs: attention and focus issues, depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, self-
esteem/identity, trauma, school/education related issues, behaviorally challenging teens, attention-
deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and autism spectrum
disorder (ASD)

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Noah Charles

MA, LAC
Therapist
(he/him/his)
“A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material" -Carl Rogers

Education: BS in Psychology with Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona
University, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University
Modalities Used: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Exposure and
Response Prevention (ERP), Person-Centered, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Talk Therapy
Populations Served: Individuals 18+, Men 40+
Presenting Needs: anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, divorce, interpersonal conflict, complex
trauma, sexually maladaptive behaviors, and history of abuse

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Michelle Figurski

MA, ATR, LPC
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
“If you find yourself stuck in darkness, the first thing to do is find and start capturing the light.” -Bryce Evans, The One Project

Education: BFA in Photography from Wayne State University, MA in Counseling and Art Therapy from
Wayne State University
Modalities Used: Art Therapy, PhotoTherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Person-Centered,
Intuitive Eating (IE) Principles, Health at Every Size (HAES) Principles, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Populations Served: Individuals 10+
Presenting Needs: anxiety, depression, body image, disordered eating, life transitions, chronic illness,
grief and loss, and complex trauma

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Anissa Fox

MS, LAC
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
“Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” -Virginia Satire

Education: BS in Elementary Education from University of Phoenix, MS in Clinical Mental Health
Counseling from the University of Phoenix
Modalities Used: Somatic Experiencing (SE), Body-Based Self-Regulation, Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Play Therapy
Populations Served: Individuals 0+, Families, Couples
Presenting Needs: complex trauma, generational trauma, anxiety, PTSD, depression, life-transitions,
grief/loss, parenting challenges, divorce, blended family dynamics/challenges, and relationship distress

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Heba Elsaad

MS, LMSW
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
"Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It's having the courage to show up when you can't control the
outcome."
-Brene Brown

Education: BS in Family and Human Development with a Minor in Educational Studies from Arizona
State University. MS in Social Work and Public Administration from Arizona State University
Modalities Used: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Polyvagal Theory,
Play Therapy, Sand Tray Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Body-Based Self-Regulation
Populations Served: Individuals 0+ and their caregivers
Presenting Needs: anxiety, depression, healthy communication, trauma, building coping skills,
psychoeducation, and parenting techniques

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Cheryl Zinkan

MA, LMFT
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be.” -Douglas Adams

Education: BA in Psychology from Arizona State University, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from
Arizona State University
Modalities Used: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye
Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Exposure and Response Prevention
(ERP), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT),
Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Populations Served: Individuals 12+, Families, Couples
Presenting Needs: depression, anxiety, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
generational trauma, relationship distress, phase of life struggles, grief and loss, and interpersonal conflict

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Danyah Subei

MA, LAC
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy." -Khalil Gibran

Education: BDes in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois Chicago, MA in Art Therapy &
Counseling from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Modalities Used: Relational, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive
Therapy, Talk Therapy, Art Therapy
Populations Served: Individuals 10+, Members of marginalized communities, BIPOC, Immigrant
women in the US
Presenting Needs: anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and various forms of trauma

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Charlotte Brunson

MS, LAC, NCC
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
“Balance is not something you find, it's something you create." -Jana Kingsford

Education: BS in Business from University of Phoenix, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from
University of Phoenix
Modalities Used: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure
and Response Prevention (ERP), Strength-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Populations Served: Individuals 16+, Older Adults, Couples, Families, Individuals with Disabilities
Presenting Needs: relationship challenges, life changes, parenting, anxiety, depression, grief and loss,
trauma, physical and cognitive challenges

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Heidi Kaplan

MA, LAC, CCLS
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
“When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something." -Pema Chodron

Education: BA in Psychology from Arizona State University, MA in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University
Modalities Used: Somatic Experiencing (SE), Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Populations Served: Individuals 12+, Families, Couples
Presenting Needs: complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and phobias, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phase of life struggles, grief and loss, and attachment/relationship distress

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Christina Dudo

MS, LMFT, RPT-S, IMH-E, PMH-C
Clinical Manager and Therapist
(she/her/hers)
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” -Carl Jung

Education: BA in Family and Human Development with Minor in Sociology from Arizona State University, MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Drexel University
Modalities Used: Foundational Theraplay® Practitioner, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), Endorsed Infant Mental Health Clinician (IMH-E), Certified Perinatal Mental Health Provider (PMH-C), Adlerian Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Synergetic Play Therapy, Sand Tray Play Therapy
Populations Served: Children 0-12 and their caregivers
Presenting Needs: attachment enhancement, attachment struggles/issues, complex trauma, foster/adoption needs, anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and parenting psychoeducation

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Alison O'Leary

MA, MS, LAC, NCC
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.” -Victor Frankl

Education: BA in Psychology from California State Channel Islands, MA in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University
Modalities Used: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Play Therapy, Family Systems Therapy
Populations Served: Individuals 0+, Families, Couples
Presenting Needs: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, parent coaching, relationship distress, and concerns with lifespan development

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Jennifer Steuck

MA, LAC
Therapist
(she/her/hers)
"The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door.” -Clarissa Pinkola Estés, 'Women Who Run With The Wolves'

Education: BA in Psychology and Feminist Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, MA in
Clinical Mental Health Counseling from McKendree University
Modalities Used: Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive
Psychology, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Certified Sound Healer, Certified Shamanic
Reiki Practitioner
Populations Served: Individuals 18+, Couples
Presenting Needs: depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflicts, and life transitions

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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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401 West Baseline Road, Suite 201
Tempe, AZ 85283

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