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Clinical Director

Diana Canfield, MS Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor 

(she/her)

I have a passion for assisting people in discovering the power and insight they have within themselves to navigate through difficult times. My accepting and nonjudgmental attitude allows clients to feel comfortable opening up to deal with core issues that are barriers to a peaceful and joyful life. It would be my honor to guide you in your journey to living an authentic, integrated life.

My specialization is in treating trauma with EMDR, Animal Assisted Therapy, IFS and other evidence based treatments. 


EMDR PROVIDER; 

AZ BOARD APPROVED CLINICAL SUPERVISOR; 

CONSULTATION 

Licensed in AZ and ID (telehealth)

Contact: diana@canfieldcounseling.org

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Licensed Professional Counselor

Elizabeth Brooks Gollobin, MS Counseling, MA Forensic Psychology, LPC

(she/her)

In my experience, clients are the experts of themselves.  You have more answers than you believe.  My role is to be the epic nerd that reads all the books, completes all the degrees, and brings the overflowing therapeutic tool box of options to use on your journey.  Together, as a team, we find and follow what works best for you to meet your therapeutic goals.

My toolbox is a collection of strategies and interventions gathered through a Master’s in Forensic Psychology, another Master’s in Professional Clinical Counseling, and my current pursuit of a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision.  I have also completed additional specified training and certifications in areas including Trauma-Informed Care, Individual Trauma, Family Trauma, Advanced Trauma Training, and EMDR, because, let’s face it, we all have trauma. 

On top of working with trauma using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Forward Facing Trauma Therapy, I also have extensive training and experience working with clients who self harm, suffer from depression and anxiety, struggle with low self esteem or self hatred, are working through couple and family conflicts, feel swallowed by shame and/or guilt, and are stumbling on their path of identity and self acceptance.

We all find ourselves wading through mud along our journey through life.  Some muddy water is easier to get out of than others.  If you find yourself sinking, or exhausted trying to push through, reach out; I will join you, dragging my toolbox behind me, and together we will come out on the other side.

Contact: liz@canfieldcounseling.org

Telehealth Only

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Licensed Professional Counselor

Kate Abravaya, MS, LPC (she/her)

I have worked with various populations in my experience providing counseling services. Prior to receiving my Masters, I worked with seriously mentally ill (SMI) adults for two years before shifting my focus to serving clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and poor self-worth. My goal is to empower you and help you improve your quality of life in whatever way you identify you need. I pride myself on providing clients with unconditional empathy and positive regard, acceptance, and an environment free from judgment.

I provide therapeutic services to adolescents, adults, couples and families. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to adjust thinking patterns, self-talk, and perception as well as solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) for those who strive solely to resolve their presenting issue and learn the tools they need to manage their wellbeing.

I want all of my clients to be successful and become self-sufficient with the strategies they learn and the insight they gain about themselves while working with me. Everyone deserves to live a life they can enjoy, so I encourage you to reach out if you feel you and/or a loved one could benefit from therapy (I've done it too!)

Contact: kate@canfieldcounseling.org

​Mesa Office 

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Licensed Associate Counselor

Amy Christy, MFT,  LAC

My goal as a counselor is to help clients identify what the true nature of their issues, pain or discomfort is so that we can uncover it and explore how to make it more manageable. I have worked in the mental health field for 10 years providing rehabilitation services, support and counseling to those suffering a great deal with anxiety, depression and personality disorders that have led to maladaptive ways of coping, substance abuse, loss of self-worth and even thoughts of self-harm. My goal is to help people feel empowered, learn coping & communication skills, self worth and that there is hope in this sometimes unbalanced world.

I enjoy working with all types of people, genders, ethnic backgrounds or sexual preferences. I am also receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, M.S. LPC.

Contact: amy@canfieldcounseling.org

Mesa Office 

Telehealth

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Licensed Associate Counselor

Virginia James, MA, LAC

(she/her)

I am a Licensed Associate Counselor who specializes in trauma, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and couples counseling. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals to live an empowered, insightful, and healthful life.

I believe in tailoring therapeutic interventions to meet my client’s individualized needs. I draw from several therapeutic modalities, including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Gottman Level 2 Training.

I truly believe in the power of counseling and a holistic approach to address challenges and create a healthier, more fulfilled life. I am here to hold nonjudgmental space for you, to encourage you, and to gently challenge you. I strive to create a therapeutic relationship built on trust, transparency, and empathy. My goal is that my clients grow and strengthen their sense of confidence and wellbeing so they achieve their potential.

In my personal life, I enjoy trail running, skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with my family in nature. I am a strong proponent of living a balanced, mindful, and holistic lifestyle.

I offer telehealth sessions to clients located in Arizona. I graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am under the direct supervision of Diana Canfield, MS, LPC-S.

Contact: ginny@canfieldcounseling.org

Telehealth Only

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Licensed Associate Counselor

Roni Gilbert, MS, LAC

I received my Master of Science in Counseling at Grand Canyon University. I have volunteered to serve adolescents, young adults, adults and couples in the past and believe that people should have the support they need to face the difficulties of life.

I would enjoy the opportunity to sit down and hear your story! This gives me the chance to offer feedback and practical skills learned from my program and experience. The psychological approach and counseling interventions I use are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  

I treat a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, relational issues, such as depression and anxiety disorders, including spiritual problems as well. I have the desire to integrate theories/strategies of psychology with Christian faith, recognizing that many individuals prefer not to involve faith in their work towards personal growth. It is important to allow the client to determine what concentration of faith, if any, they prefer in the session. Counseling gives me the opportunity to meet clients where they are at in life and encourage them to move forward towards growth and change. Client confidentiality is highly valued, maintaining professionalism, and providing ethical and competent care. I am receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, M.S. LPC.


Contact: roni@canfieldcounseling.org

​Mesa Office 

Telehealth

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Licensed Associate Counselor

Taylor Oberhelman-McLeod, MA, LAC

(she/her)

My goal is to help individuals feel empowered by providing an atmosphere where they can authentically be themselves, without judgement. I believe therapy is a collaborative experience where clients walk alongside their counselor in their therapeutic journey. I will provide an empathic space for clients to process painful experiences and emotions so they can begin to heal. I believe in using evidence-based practices to help individuals work through their struggles so that they can be their authentic self and have an increased sense of well-being. I hope that I can help you on your journey of self-reflection and healing. I graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I am currently under direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, M.S., LPC.


Contact: taylor@canfieldcounseling.org

Telehealth Only

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Licensed Associate Counselor

Jason Harger, MA, LAC

I have come into the field to bridge the gap between therapy modality for all neurodivergent and neurotypical individuals.  I focus on using treatment methods that have been researched, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy,  Mindfulness strategies, Play Therapy, and Neurobiology explanations, to work collaboratively on goals defined by my clients. I purposefully incorporate multicultural concepts into each case because I feel culture dramatically influences how we interact with those around us and help determine our strengths.

I look forward to helping my clients define strengths to be used as a roadmap to overcome barriers.  I truly believe that therapy is for everyone, but not every therapist is for every client. Therefore, I encourage open communication regarding the treatment process so clients can best overcome their obstacles. I use techniques developed to help a wide variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, addiction, life transitions, and other mood concerns. I believe that clients have the answers and that with my help, they will find a deeper awareness of who they are, who they want to become, and how to propel onto a path of healing, growth, and actualization. 


I graduated from the University of the Cumberlands with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited program).  I am also receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, M.S., LPC.


Contact: jason@canfieldcounseling.org

Telehealth Only

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Licensed Associate Counselor

Amy Jackson, MA, LAC

(she/her)

I am drawn to the mental health field by my desire to understand how an individual’s unique life experiences can shape their perspective on themselves and the world around them. I strive to help individuals explore those perspectives, through individualized counseling programs based on their unique needs. I believe that each individual possesses the inner strength and skills to lead authentic and empowered lives. By offering an open and trusting environment for my clients to discuss their journeys, I am able to collaborate with them on their path to personal fulfillment. Utilizing a variety of therapeutic skills I have acquired, through academic research and training, I ensure my clients are provided with the necessary support to help overcome challenges they may face.

I received my Master of Arts degree through the CACREP-accredited online counseling program, offered by The Family Institute at Northwestern University. I am also receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, M.S., LPC.

Contact: amyjackson@canfieldcounseling.org

Phoenix Office

Telehealth

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Licensed Associate Counselor

Makayla Barnes, MS, LAC

(she/her)

Helping people work on their mental health has always been a passion of mine. As a counselor I strive to build therapeutic relationships with my clients and to provide a safe, accepting, judgment free environment for them to learn, heal, and grow. This not only includes discovering the tools you already possess, but also learning more strategies and identifying additional strengths to overcome the obstacles you face in your life.  Part of this work involves changing the challenging thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back, and replacing those thoughts and beliefs with encouraging and empowering self perceptions. 


I graduated from U of A with a BA in Psychology and completed my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grand Canyon University.  I am receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, M.S., LPC.


Contact: makayla@canfieldcounseling.org

Mesa Office 

Telehealth

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Pre-licensed Counselor

Elena Stamerra, Pre-licensed Counselor

(she/her)

I believe that people are the authors of their own stories and sometimes, they have writer's block. This block can be due to a variety of reasons but identifying those root causes and working through them is the purpose of therapy. My goal is to supply individuals with tools and skills that empower them to feel as though they have the ability to navigate life's hardships and cultivate a life they genuinely enjoy. 


My therapeutic approach incorporates Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, and Narrative Theories. My goal is to maintain a safe and inviting environment for all that allows people to openly share their concerns, wants, and needs. I tailor my particular approach to the needs of the individual clients(s). I believe that every individual possesses the strength and potential to work through life problems and that people have the ability to create their own reality. I look forward to possibly walking with you through this journey and if I don't, thank you for joining us here at Canfield Counseling. I know sometimes the first step is the hardest. We are so happy you're here. 


As a pre-licensed counselor, I receive direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE-approved Diana Canfield, M.S., LPC.

Contact: elena@canfieldcounseling.org

Mesa & Phoenix Offices 

Telehealth

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Pre-licensed Counselor

Christina Rhoades, Pre-licensed Counselor

I am a pre-licensed counselor completing my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health counseling with an emphasis on trauma. I believe life's traumas can present themselves in unique ways and I am here to help you show up for yourself, as your best self, through self-compassion, self-love, and self-identity and discovery. I believe that we all have the capacity for healing within ourselves.


My goal in the counseling relationships is to instill hope by providing a safe, accepting, judgment free environment to promote growth and healing. As a counselor, I will work collaboratively with you and help you identify skills you already have as well as help you develop new skills to succeed with your treatment goals, growth, and healing. I have a wide range of experience and have worked in the helping profession for over 15 years and across various settings including residential and community mental health.

As a pre-licensed counselor, I receive direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE-approved Diana Canfield, M.S., LPC.

Contact: christina@canfieldcounseling.org

Mesa & Phoenix Offices

Telehealth

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Pre-licensed Counselor

Shelby Ward, Pre-licensed Counselor

(she/her)

My goal is to be a dedicated and compassionate counseling intern, committed to helping individuals navigate their mental and emotional challenges. I'm pursuing my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grand Canyon University and actively continue my education any chance I can.

My journey into counseling began with my own personal experiences, so I know what it's like to be in the chair! These experiences ignited my curiosity about the human mind, relationships, and the power of therapeutic intervention. Through academic studies, I've developed a strong foundation in various counseling theories, techniques, and ethical practices. I've always been a sensitive gal, and I've worked to improve my active listening skills and create a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns.

I believe in fostering a collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationship where clients feel empowered to take an active role in their own healing journey. I understand the importance of cultural sensitivity and will work hard to create an inclusive environment that respects and values each person's background and identity. All are welcome in my office.

Because I believe in providing the best, most informed care to my clients, I am dedicated to ongoing professional development. I regularly engage in supervision and strive to be up to date with the latest research and advancements in the field of counseling through training opportunities. I am committed to providing evidence-based interventions and incorporating innovative techniques to enhance my clients' well-being.

As a counseling intern, I am so excited to continue learning and refining my skills under the guidance of experienced professionals. I currently receive supervision from Diana Canfield, LPC. I am committed to making a positive impact on the lives of my clients and I look forward to contributing to the field of mental health through an empathetic and client-centered approach to counseling.

Contact: shelby@canfieldcounseling.org

Mesa Office

Telehealth

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Pre-licensed Counselor

Amanda Green, Pre-licensed Counselor

It is my belief that we all have the strength to not only face our struggles but to make changes; we just might need a little help to get there. As a counselor, it is my goal to walk beside you through your journey and help you realize that you had the strength all along and now is time
to apply it.


My approach to therapy is a pragmatic one. Thoughts are at the foundation of our emotions and behaviors. With the pragmatic approach we go from something that isn’t working and change it to something that will. We find out what is really going on and not what the mind thinks is going on. When we understand our automatic thoughts, we can work to change our thinking or at least reduce irrational thoughts. This approach allows us to make effective choices and changes and take responsibility for our lives. The type of therapies I often utilize are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Narrative Therapy.


In addition, I also offer Equine Therapy in the East Valley. This evidence-based approach helps individuals work through emotional and behavioral struggles. Connecting with horses requires us to be calm, centered, and focused. Being around horses has shown to reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) and increase the release of oxytocin (a natural chemical that promotes feelings of positivity and connection). Horses are very sensitive to their environment, live in the moment, can pick up on the emotional state of others, and do not judge. They help us become more aware by mirroring behavior and using non-verbal communication, which aids in
understanding ourselves, our emotions, and our relationships with others. Awareness is vital for processing and healing. Equine Therapy can help improve self-image, self-awareness, confidence, communication, anxiety, emotional regulation, empathy, processing trauma, and more.


I hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and I am completing my second Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.


As a pre-licensed counselor, I receive direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE-approved Diana Canfield, M.S., LPC.

Contact: amanda@canfieldcounseling.org

Mesa Office

Equine Therapy

Telehealth

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Pre-licensed Counselor

Leigh Williams, Pre-licensed Counselor

(she/her)

I am currently studying for my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Grand Canyon University. My main desire coming into the mental health field was to help individuals find who they truly are and peace in doing so. During my own journey with mental health, I learned how normal it is to seek understanding of one’s unconscious thoughts and behaviors, and how it’s possible to change those ways of thinking. I have a psychodynamic approach but with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy. I feel that most people already know who they innately are but sometimes need assistance in reframing their way of thinking to fully accept themselves. I feel that cognitive behavior therapy can help people identify their distressing thoughts and evaluate how realistic those thoughts are. If we can reframe the distorted thinking into a more realistic approach, we can then focus on one’s true self-discovery. My goal as a counselor is to help my clients become the absolute best version of themselves.

As a pre-licensed counselor, I receive direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE-approved Diana

Canfield, M.S., LPC.

Contact: leigh@canfieldcounseling.org

Mesa & Phoenix Offices

Telehealth

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Pre-licensed Counselor

Cynthia Trollope, Pre-licensed Counselor

(she/her)

The hardest part of a process is often the first step. You are boldly beginning your journey toward wellness by seeking counseling. I would be honored to support you as you gain control over the challenges in your life. In therapy, I strive to help you become the best version of yourself in an emotionally safe environment. Here, difficult issues can be explored without the risk of feeling alone or alienated. I believe that a therapeutic relationship based on trust is essential for successful outcomes. As we join forces toward your goals, I seek to provide a place to process your experiences and find support, education, and empowerment. I am committed to an inclusive counseling room that accepts all cultures, religions, and backgrounds. 

My therapeutic approach is predominantly Person-Centered, which means I focus on your personal strengths and allow you to take the lead toward discovering your own wellness, with appropriate guidance when necessary. I act as an empathetic facilitator, encouraging and supporting you during your process of self-discovery. I also incorporate aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, and Existential Therapy. These theories address changing negative behavior or thought patterns, living in the here-and-now, and searching for deeper forms of meaning. Upon client request, I also provide integration of faith and spirituality in counseling. This holistic, humanistic approach allows me to design a counseling program for your unique needs. 

I am a pre-licensed counselor pursuing my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. I completed my Bachelor of Science and Arts in Neuroscience with Honors at the University of Texas at Austin. As I continue my education, I receive direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE-approved supervisor Diana Canfield, M.S., LPC. I also actively seek training opportunities and continuing education to best meet my clients’ needs. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Contact: cindy@canfieldcounseling.org

Phoenix Office

Telehealth

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Pre-licensed Counselor

Rocky Larson, Pre-licensed Counselor

(he/him or they/theirs)

In my time as a human being, I have learned that emotional well-being is just as important as breathing. You cannot get by without either in life. The necessary yet often overlooked care of our emotions and our minds is what inspired me to become a counselor. I feel joy from hearing the stories of others, and fulfillment in helping people to connect with themselves and their potential. I believe counseling is best facilitated when the therapist is warm, caring, non-judgmental, supportive, and genuine.  


I take a humanistic approach that focuses on the human condition, free-will, self-actualization, and self-discovery. However, therapy is not a one-size-fits-all process, so I utilize a toolbox of other approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, constructivism, psychodynamic theory, mindfulness-based interventions, narrative therapy, and solutions-focused therapy. In working with clients, my goal is to make everyone feel seen, heard, validated, and cared for, so much that they honor themselves in the same way. Therapy entails becoming aware of how we view, think, and feel about ourselves. This process is critical to understanding and changing our behaviors, leading to desired growth and healing. I invite everyone and anyone to join me in therapy, no matter the walk of life.  


I hold a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Arizona State University (ASU). Previously, I served as an intern for the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience at ASU, where I facilitated mindfulness-based interventions for university students. Currently, I am in the last year of formal studies to receive my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. As a pre-licensed counselor, I receive direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE-approved Diana Canfield, M.S., LPC. 

Contact: rocky@canfieldcounseling.org

Mesa Office

Telehealth

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Reiki Practitioner

Christine Rizzo

I don't consider myself a typical Reiki practitioner. I am not one to ponder the mysteries of the
universe or wax poetic about the depths of my spirituality. I never owned crystals. I found Reiki
through my passion for yoga, through my need for stillness and to quiet my mind - always racing
with the responsibilities of life.  After spending decades in the legal field helping people, but from
behind a computer, I began searching for a more hands-on profession that would render purpose and
fulfillment.  

I signed up for the Reiki course on a whim, the skeptic in me wondering if Reiki energy was real, if it
could work on me and through me. I admit to web searching "Do you have to believe in Reiki for it
to work?" If you have done this search yourself, you will be happy to know the answer is "no."

On the first day of the course, I pulled a card from the deck the teacher brought with her and it read
"Fulfillment." It basically said everything I knew to be true, that I was unhappy with my life in its
current state, and I was looking for purpose. 
 
So, I showed up. I learned. I practiced. I meditated (5 minutes at a time is an accomplishment for
me). And it does work. Energy does move and I find it incredibly motivating and extraordinary to be
able to help people by offering mobile and distance Reiki services to individuals and their animal
companions with Reiki Therapy.  

"You're happy when you help others become happy." - Dalai Lama

Contact: christine@canfieldcounseling.org

Phoenix Office

Distance Reiki

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Administrative Director

Kayla Canfield, BS

(she/her)

Kayla is the behind the scenes person that keeps our business running smoothly. She directs all administrative functions including records, billing, accounts payable/receivable, payroll and a million other details.


Contact: kayla@canfieldcounseling.org

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Administrative Assistant

Nicole Reitz

(she/her)

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Administrative Assistant

Syanne Yates
(she/her)

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Therapy horse

Bobbi

Bobbi is a 15 year old Solid Paint Mare who helps with our Animal Assisted Therapy program in North Phoenix. Bobbi loves treats and having her mane braided.

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Therapy horse

Bubba

Bubba is an Overo Paint Gelding who helps with the Animal Assisted Therapy program in the East Valley. His favorite things are attention and being groomed.

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