Every member of the Transitions Team is here to support your mental health needs.
Our diverse mental health team has expertise in helping people of all ages to achieve their treatment goals and improve the quality of their lives.
Alysson has extensive mental health and organizational experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. As the director of clinical services, she develops and manages clinical programs and supervises the next generation of mental health counselors. She works with clients aged 6 and above, specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy, and has a special clinical interest in clients with autism, family conflict, relationship issues, and emotional trauma. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and has multiple pets that have been rescued.
“I enjoy supporting clients on their journeys to a healthier, happier, more balanced way of life.”
Jessica is responsible for the development and implementation of clinical training throughout Transitions Counseling She supervises both licensed associate counselors and master’s-level interns and has given speaking engagements on multiple topics including self-care and adolescent mental health. She is EMDR-trained, works with clients aged 14 and above, and specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, attachment/relationship issues, and emotional trauma.
“Helping people to repair the relationship with themselves so that they can participate fully in their life.”
Troy has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. He is certified in dialectical behavior therapy, EMDR-trained, and works with clients ages 14+. He specializes in trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, unresolved grief, adjustment and stress related disorders, and borderline personality disorder. Troy is the clinical supervisor for our South Mountain office.
“Seeing a person finally feeling at peace with their past and having hope for a better future.”
Emilie uses an “eclectic style to help meet individuals where they are currently at in their lives.” She works with clients ages 13+ and specializes in anxiety, depression, anger management, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and somatic symptomology. Emilie is a clinical supervisor at Transitions and works with several advanced graduate students training to become licensed therapists.
“Trust, open communication, and I love seeing the growth of my clients.”
Kristen works with clients 15+ and uses crisis training, trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy, and group counseling. She has experience with clients that have depression, anxiety, and disorderd eating.
“The interpersonal, creative, and analytical aspects to counseling…all of them are important.”
Amanda specializes in treating depression and anxiety and works with clients that are aged 14+. She is EMDR-trained and believes that being genuine, trusting, and caring is important in the client and counselor relationship.
“Helping clients to bring out strengths they already hold and giving them skills they can use now and for the rest of their life.”
Stacey enjoys working with teenagers, young adults, and adults who struggle with depression anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, self-worth, and substance use. Her goal is to provide a safe, judgement-fr place to increase self-awareness around mental health struggles and learn tools to live a fulfilling life. She utilizes a variety of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, increasing self-worth, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and skills and motivational interviewing.
“I believe that it is important as a counselor to work in conjunction with clients to create a plan independently focused on their individual needs to create the greatest outcomes.”
Tawny works with clients aged 5 and above, is trained in EMDR and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and specializes in the management of anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and LGBTQ+ related concerns. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and has a goal to visit every national park in the US.
“I think mutual respect and rapport is necessary to foster a trusting environment that is conducive to facilitating change.”
Suzanna Cano-King is a Licensed Professional Counselor and earned her Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University. She utilizes DBT and CBT skills, is trained in EMDR, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTSI). Suzanna facilitates the adult Intensive Outpatient Program at the Glendale office. In the individual setting, she works with adolescents and adults.
“I’m passionate about helping others and my goal is to provide a safe place for one to explore, process, and learn the tools to live a fulfilling life.”
Lauren is a Licensed Associate Counselor and works with adolescents and adults for individual counseling and group therapy.
Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, specializing in Special Education and a Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She’s a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist Individual (CCTSI) and enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and couples.
She’s compassionate about helping individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health diagnoses. Along with CBT and DBT therapies, Lisa incorporates a holistic approach when counseling, believing in a mind/body connection. She enjoys helping clients identify skills to create a lifestyle that is wholehearted and joyful. She keeps her mind and body healthy by hiking, running, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
“The development of hope which occurs when there is an environment of trust, warmth, and emotional safety.”
Madison is a Licensed Associate Counselor and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development from The University of Arizona and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Madison is passionate about working with children and adolescents, specializes in treating depression and anxiety, and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy to process client’s thoughts, feelings, and actions.
“When I’m out of the office, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and cycling.”
Lourdes is fluent in Spanish and English, works with clients 10 to 50 years of age, and specializes in anxiety, depression, boundaries, self-worth, and gender/sexual identity. Respect and trust are most important to her in the client and counselor relationship.
“The most rewarding part of being a counselor is knowing that you had a part in affecting the life of another individual. Giving hope when people feel hopeless and inspiring others to be all that they are capable of being.”
Lynette works with clients aged 10 and above, is trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and is particularly interested in helping clients with anxiety. Lynette is married to an Air Force veteran and enjoys running in her free time.
“Helping others through the development of a healthy therapeutic relationship.”
Candice is EMDR-trained and works with adolescent and adult clients. She specializes in trauma/PTSD, self-esteem issues, depression, and bipolar disorder. In addition to EMDR, her modalities include motivational interviewing, harm reduction, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and solution focused therapy.
Rochelle works with clients 10-60 years of age and specializes in depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, stages of life, boundaries, and relationships.
“Being able to be of service to others and knowing that I am making a difference in people’s lives.”
Kennedy specializes in treating anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, self-esteem, relationships, and boundary issues. She treats clients aged 13+ and believes that a trusting therapeutic relationship is most important in the client and counselor relationship.
“Creating a safe place for clients to be their full selves; empowering clients to grow and create purpose in their life; and helping others learn about themselves.”
Shannon works with clients aged 10 and up is particularly interested in the treatment of autism-spectrum disorders and trauma. Shannon is a registered art therapist and provides expressive arts therapy to our IOP groups in addition to seeing clients for individual therapy. She is a mom of six teens in a blended family and enjoys “household projects…revamping something old and making it new.”
“Art making is about the experience, not the result. Everyone is an artist!”
Karly works with clients 16+ and her areas of interest include treating anxiety, depression, relational issues, boundaries, and attachment. She believes that building and maintaining trust and rapport are the most important factors throughout the counseling relationship.
“Equipping others with the tools they need to feel more empowered.”
Leah is fluent in Spanish and English, and uses cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy. Her areas of interest include quality of life, aging, active duty service members and veterans, LGBTQI, substance abuse/addiction, chronic disease management, HIV/AIDS, and end-of-life/hospice care.
“I like to volunteer as a therapist at the Franciscan Renewal Center aka “the casa”.”
Amanda works with clients 11+ and specializes in the treatment of depression, relationship and interpersonal issues, trauma, and PTSD. Her therapeutic modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, art therapy, gestalt therapy, and play therapy.
Lisa is fluent in Spanish and English, and trained in trauma impact counseling, multi-systemic therapy, substance abuse counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, and art therapy. She works with clients aged 12+ and specializes in anxiety, depression, attachment, and trauma.
“I am passionate about providing support to children, adolescents, adults, and their families during difficult times and assisting them find solutions to achieve their behavioral health goals.”
Samantha Sheeley is board certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors and works with adolescents and college age and early career adults. Her therapeutic specialities include cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, and mindfulness. Samantha is a well-known softball athlete and coach, and a member of the Emporia State Hall of Fame for her achievements.
Shawn works with clients from age 8 to early-career adults and specializes in assessing and treating safety concerns, panic attacks, PTSD, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and those struggling with unhealthy relationships, boundaries, and/or communication issues.
“Going to therapy can be scary, so I believe building the relationship is the most important aspect of the client/counselor relationship, along with trust, honesty, and knowledge.”
Ashley is an EMDR-trained counselor, works with clients ages 14+, and specializes in depression, anxiety, and trauma.
“TRUST and for the client to know there is no judgment in the therapy room.”
Quin works with clients ages 14+ and uses cognitive behavioral therapy, inner child theory, mindfulness, and yoga. She specializes in treating anxiety and self-esteem issues and likes to listen to and encourage her clients through the therapy process.
“Healthy rapport, trust, honesty, and compassion.”
Sarah works with clients aged 14 and up and has a clinical interest in helping people with anxiety, depression, and grief. She is currently working toward her certification in DBT and EMDR and enjoys spending time with her family, including her dog. Sarah sees clients for individual therapy and facilitates the adult intensive outpatient program at the South Mountain office.
“Safety and clarity. If you feel safe and have clarity throughout the therapy process, it will open up lots of room for growth.”
ennifer is a marriage and family therapist that works with clients across all age groups. She enjoys working with families and is especially interested in working with clients with relationship distress, adjustment to separation, and grief and loss. Jennifer likes to do ballet, read, and play foosball and air hockey in her free time.
“Encouragement and feeling seen and heard!”
Christina works as an intake specialist and is also a graduate-level intern with Transitions Counseling. She works with clients aged 13 and up and is focusing her development on CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing. She is interested in working with clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-esteem issues. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing piano, and listening to podcasts.
“Therapy doesn’t have to be scary. If we’re honest with ourselves, most of us would benefit from having someone to talk to and process things with. Asking for some extra support is really brave.”