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4001 E Baseline Rd Ste 204

Gilbert, AZ 85234

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MELISSA RAMIREZ, MD

Adult & Child and Adolescent Board-Certified Psychiatrist
TMS Certified

Dr. Ramirez is board-certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She obtained her medical degree (M.D.) at The University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. After completing an internship at Makati Medical Center in Manila, she completed a residency in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Phoenix, Arizona. She has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient care for children and adults. She is committed to providing the best care possible to her patients centered on a holistic and wellness philosophy. She is passionate about different population improve their quality of life through better mental health care.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends embracing her fundamental philosophy of wellness and work-life balance. Her personal passion is traveling and experiencing all the unique wonders and uniqueness that each place offers. As a world traveler, she embraces individuality and diversity, which resonates in her work passion to care for a diverse mixed population.

KELLY HUFFAKER, PMHNP

Licensed Psychiatrist Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

TMS Certified

(coming soon)

CAROL MELIM, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
EMDR Certified

Trained in Reprocessing Early Trauma & Neglect in Implicit Memory

Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP)
TMS Certified

Carol graduated from ASU in May 2008 with her Masters in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. She specializes in working with children, teens, adults, and families who have challenges with ADHD, adoption, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, mood disorder, oppositional defiance, trauma, and victims of abuse and neglect. She is EMDR Certified with EMDRIA to help children, teens, and adults process trauma. She has completed additional EMDR training to work with reprocessing early trauma and neglect in implicit memory and Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP).

 

Carol has a strong passion towards helping adopted or fostered children. She has personally provided therapeutic foster care and respite for many children who were adopted from overseas and here in the United States for 7 years in Arizona. She understands their need for control and helps them heal and find the joy in living with a family. Given her passion and experience, she has been very effective in helping and assisting many children, teens, and adults that were adopted later in life from foreign countries or have come through the foster care system.

ROCHELLE AGUILA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
TMS Certified

Rochelle is our Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. She received her Master of Science in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. Rochelle believes in using a holistic approach in therapy and utilizes strength based approaches and modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, solution-focused brief therapy, and brief strategic therapy. She is dedicated to helping individuals cope and heal from traumatic experiences, establish healthy relationships, and develop effective coping skills. She also specializes in assisting couples and families in improving the quality and satisfaction of their relationships. What makes Rochelle special is her passion and dedication towards helping others learn the importance of self care and belief in oneself.

KATIE TUFI, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Certified Family Trauma Professional
TMS Certified

Katie sees both adults and children.

SUZANNE NORTHEY, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Suzanne Northey provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families. Using a relational, holistic approach, Suzanne addresses the unique needs of each client through insight, guidance, understanding, and support. Suzanne believes that significant change is possible for everyone, but for many, it is easy to get stuck, using the same approach to managing a personal issue or challenge, which ultimately perpetuates the problem. Suzanne helps clients gain a new perspective, and offers strategies and techniques to affect positive change. Within each individual, Suzanne recognizes and fosters their strengths, and utilizes these attributes to enable her clients to confidently move forward in their lives.


Suzanne endorses work-life balance, so when she isn’t working, she enjoys connecting with friends and family, exercising, being outdoors, traveling, reading, and volunteering at a local no-kill animal shelter.

BEVERLY CARTER, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
EMDR Trained

Beverly has a Masters Degree and over 25 years of experience. Beverly understands that life can be difficult and uses both her education and personal life experiences to offer warm, caring, and compassionate support to those whom she serves.  While working with individuals, couples, or families, she focuses on personal strengths and resilience as she assists in their healing processes. Her supportive encouragement aids in both their discovery and reconnection of personal values. Improved relationships, healthy boundaries, having a voice, increased confidence, higher self-esteem, and/or a stronger sense of purpose, are just a few of the outcomes of therapy. Beverly has extensive experience in private practice and various agencies working with people of various ages, cultures, traditions, practices and beliefs. Her work has included children, adults, and couples. The therapeutic modalities she uses are primarily value based. They include Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), along with a trauma therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

PETER TUMOLO, MC, NCC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

EMDR Trained

TMS Certified

Peter received a BA in Psychology from ASU and a Masters Degree in Counseling from NAU. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He has worked in the behavioral health field for over 16 years in the outpatient and residential setting, working with individuals, families and groups. He utilizes a multifaceted therapeutic approach, including EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT skills and self-regulation skills. He recognizes the most "successful" approach to healing is a customized approach that best meets the needs of the client. He believes that empathy, a strong therapeutic relationship and unconditional positive regard are the most important factors in facilitating change.​

In addition, Peter provides supervision to Associate-level therapists who are working towards completing full professional licensure.

KENDRA LINCK, MSC, LAC

Licensed Associate Counselor

EMDR Trained

TMS Certified

Kendra received a BA from University of Oregon and a Masters Degree in Counseling from University of Phoenix. She is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and is EMDR trained to help clients work through past trauma experiences.  She is committed to providing her clients with a supportive and compassionate therapeutic relationship to facilitate healing and growth. She empowers clients to develop insight, confidence, and trust in themselves, moving forward with solutions for positive change.  She specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns & divorce, codependency, substance abuse/addiction, life transitions, and women’s issues. 

 

Kendra works with individuals ages 16 to adult to process traumas, lessen anxiety, and overcome limiting beliefs and behaviors.  She has a special passion working with older adolescents and young adults who are experiencing difficulty with the transition into adult levels of independence and responsibility.  

 

In her free time, Kendra enjoys spending time with her husband, playing tennis, and practicing yoga.

RICHARD THOMAS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

TMS Certified

Richard graduated in 2014 from Westminster College in Salt Lake City with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with experience working with a wide variety of clients in outpatient and residential settings. He has training in both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches, and uses mindfulness as his foundational framework for an integrative approach to therapy. He has also been strongly influenced by humanistic and transpersonal approaches.

Richard works with clients to create a customized, integrative approach, addressing client issues holistically from angles of mind, body and spirit. Using mindfulness-based skills such as radical acceptance and self-compassion, Richard helps clients to recognize their problematic thought patterns, and mindfully empower themselves to make change. To do this he uses a variety of techniques such as sand-play, dream work, meditation and somatic techniques.

Richard applies holistic approaches in his personal life as well. He enjoys yoga, meditation, running, vegetarian cooking, spiritual development, travel, experiencing nature, and spending time with his wife, children and dogs.

ALYSSA PROBERT, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Trauma Focused-CBT Certified

TMS Certified

Alyssa is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker. She has been working in community mental health for the last four years. Alyssa graduated with her Master's in Social Work from Arizona State University. Alyssa has a strong passion for the LGBTQ+ population and has extensive training in working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. Alyssa also has experience working with individuals and families who have experienced mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, and interpersonal conflict. She has a trauma focused and cognitive behavioral approach in her work with clients and is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals to create a healthier mindset and lifestyle. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys travelling and spending time with family, friends, and her two Boston terriers.

MICHAEL KLINKNER, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

EMDR Certified

Neurofeedback Trained

Michael Klinkner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  He completed his Master of Social Work Degree at West Virginia University after completing his Bachelor’s degree at Washington and Jefferson College.  Michael has received specialty training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Neurolinguistic Programming.  Michael is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Michael has been dedicated to helping people find balance for over 20 years.  In addition to outpatient services, Michael teaches graduate level courses for the School of Social Work at Arizona State University.  Michael has provided individual, group and family therapy to clients with a variety of different issues.  Michael has presented at national and international conferences and workshops about a variety of topics.  

 

Michael believes that therapy is about finding the inner strengths inside of yourself that can allow you to become the person you want to be.  Whether you are healing from wounds from your past or looking to write a new future, change is possible.  No two people go through this process in the same way, everyone's journey is very unique.

JESSICA SHOFF, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker​

TMS Certified

Jessica specialties in individual, group, and family therapy with clients ages 12 and up. As a therapist, Jessica emphasizes belief in family systems and treating the whole person while fostering a supportive therapeutic relationship to help aid client's exploration of their own inner potential, drive, and abilities to overcome and adapt to life's challenges. 

 

Jessica received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. She is currently accredited with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health and is a member of the National Association of Social Work. 

 

With diverse experience working with adolescents and adults from wilderness, intensive outpatient, acute, and residential settings, Jessica utilizes multi-modal techniques to target maladaptive behaviors and thought processes to address depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, substance abuse and improving family relationships to reduce conflict and overcome communication barriers including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

NEAL HOLDEN, LCSW

Licensed Master Social Worker​

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Registered Yoga Teacher

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