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Clinical Director

Diana Canfield, MS Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor 

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, and other evidence based treatments. 


EMDR PROVIDER; AZ BOARD APPROVED CLINICAL SUPERVISOR; CONSULTATION 

Contact: diana@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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​Licensed Associate Counselor 

Elizabeth Brooks, MS Counseling, MA Forensic Psychology, LAC

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.

I am receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, MS, LPC.

Contact: liz@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Licensed Associate Counselor

Kate Abravaya, MA, LAC

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!) I am also receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, MS LPC.

Contact: kate@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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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, MS LPC.

Contact: amy@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Licensed Associate Counselor

Aubrey Laird, MA, LAC

I am a licensed associate counselor (LAC-18074) in the state of Arizona and also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC #819346).  I received my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2016.  I have 3 years of experience in the mental health counseling field working with at-risk youth, teenagers, couples, families, and incarcerated adults who presented with various mental health concerns and disorders. I strive to empower my clients to reach their therapeutic goals and set up for long-term success. 

I am committed to client wellness by providing individualized, comprehensive, and client-centered care based on evidenced-based practices. My primary vision is to create an environment that promotes safety and comfort, so healing can begin. Therapy is not one size fits all, therefore so I utilize a combination of therapeutic interventions and customize my client's treatment plans to fit their needs.

In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my family, attending sporting events, and spending time outside. As a licensed foster parent for 4 years, I have fostered and adopted children ranging from infancy to teenagers. I have experience with the struggles that encompass parenting children who are not biological, children who have been through trauma, and getting through the challenging teenage years. Helping families is one of my passions in addition to working with teenagers and adults who struggle with mental health concerns or just need some extra guidance. I am also receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, MS LPC.


Contact: aubrey@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Licensed Associate Counselor

Pablo A. Kusak, MA, LAC

Welcome! My name is Pablo A. Kusak (PK). I love being a witness to my client's experiencing the peace they have sought after.
I am here to help you become the person you desire to be and make active changes in your life. I provide personalized, high-quality care in a safe environment for those seeking care and support.
Sometimes we all need a safe place to start. I partner with you, and together, we begin the journey on a path straight ahead to your personal growth.

 I am receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, MS LPC.

Contact: pk@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Licensed Associate Counselor

Jessica Reid, MS, LAC

 I completed my Master's Degree from Capella University. My passion is in helping to facilitate and cultivate healthy behavioral approaches in the marital, family, and individual dynamic by creating effective changes, hope, and healing. I have experience working with individuals, children, families, couples, and those struggling with addictions,  from all walks of life and cultural diversities. I offer a non-judgemental environment where clients can feel safe to explore  personal growth and healing with an emphasis on solution-focused and reality therapy while integrating one's own spirituality. I strongly believe we all have our own answers within us and I want to support my clients while they are discovering them! I am also receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, MS LPC.

Contact: jessica@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Licensed Associate Counselor

Virginia James, MA, LAC

My goal is to provide clients with a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and accepting space to process thoughts, feeling, and experiences of the past, present, and future as well as explore and uncover their inner strength. I believe genuine positive regard will help clients unpack the core of their issues and their pain which serve as roadblocks to healing. I further believe that challenging core beliefs and thinking patterns will help assist the client in their own ability to heal and to strengthen their self worth. I am excited to be part of your healing journey! I graduated from a CACREP-accredited Master of Arts program in counseling at Northwestern University.  I am currently under direct clinical supervision from Diana Canfield, MS, LPC, AZBBHE approved.


Contact: ginny@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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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, MS LPC.


Contact: roni@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Licensed Associate Counselor

Jamar Pruitt, MA, LAC, LASAC

Welcome!! I received my Masters in Counseling from Phoenix Seminary. I utilize an eclectic approach centered around a Cognitive Behavioral, person-centered, and solution focused strategy. I have experience with clients ranging from adolescence to the elderly, families and couples. My specialization is working with serious mental illness and substance abuse. I rely on compassion, empathy, and non judgment to respectfully approach complex situations. I understand that life has ebbs and flows. It can be difficult to traverse, especially when one feels alone, overwhelmed, hopeless, helpless, misunderstood, powerless, ashamed, unheard, victimized, confused, invisible, etc. In my career, I have aided many individuals dealing with varying sources of discomfort. In those journeys, I have discovered this, "We are better together."  I truly believe a burden shared is a burden halved. My passion and privilege is to walk alongside others when they are in the valley. I greatly desire to help all I serve find joy, happiness, freedom, relief, acceptance, faith, self love, intimacy, comfort, and safety. All my experience, education, determination, resiliency, and skillfulness will be at your disposal. In addition, I will be receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, MS LPC (should we need a little extra support on our journey!!!).


Contact: jamar@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Taylor Oberhelman-McLeod, MA, LAC

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, MS, LPC.


Contact: taylor@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Licensed Associate Counselor

Monica Woolsey, MA, LAC

Guiding individuals through the therapeutic process is an honor of mine. I have worked in the mental health field for almost 12 years and hardly call it "work". My experience has included working with people across the lifespan in a variety of settings. My goal is to help individuals reach their full authentic potential through processing their past and not feeling held back by the burden of trauma. I completed my Master of Arts Clinical Mental Health Program from Argosy University in 2016. I am currently under direct supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, MS, LPC.


Contact: monica@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Lori Gille, M.S. Counseling, LAC-T

I have a passion for helping people become their best self. My goal is to help you
discover and actualize your goals. We will work together through obstacles by gaining coping
skills, receiving acceptance, and challenging thought processes that are working against your self
ideals. I believe you know yourself best and want to empower you on your journey.

I received my Master’s in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.
Additionally, I have 20 years of experience in the medical field. Through my years of experience,
I have learned how we all have different perspectives, cultures and life experiences. I have a
nonjudgmental client centered approach integrating individualization, empathy, and humor in
an easy-going atmosphere. I received training and certifications in Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Rational Emotive
Behavior Therapy and Clinical Trauma Specialist- Individual.
Life gets messy and we can feel stuck where we are at. Worry and anxiety can leave us
feeling exhausted, tired and alone. I will sit with you, joining you where you are at, just as you
are. I feel we do not give ourselves enough credit. We want to look for and believe the negative
(that’s actually a survival coping skill). Together we will realize your strengths, self-worth, and
add to your existing coping skills to build resiliency.
I am currently under direct clinical supervision from Diana Canfield, M.S., LPC, AZBBHE
approved.


Contact: lori@canfieldcounseling.org

PHOENIX Office Only

 
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Licensed Associate Counselor-T

Jason Harger, MA, LAC-T

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, MS, LPC.


Contact: jason@canfieldcounseling.org

PHOENIX Office Only 

 
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Master's Level Intern

Amy Jackson, Counseling Intern

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 am currently pursuing 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, MS, LPC.

Contact: amyjackson@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Master's Level Intern

Phillip Gallinaro, Counseling Intern

Building an alliance with my clients is something within the therapeutic process I find to be essential. My goals as a therapist are to foster change and to help clients build internal strength to help manage symptoms related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or substance use. I have been working within the mental health field for over eight years and am still just as passionate about helping others. I enjoy working with other veterans, and individuals across a wide age range. I am currently studying at Adler University, a CACREP-accredited program, for my Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As an intern, I am receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, MS LPC.

Contact: phillip@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Master's Level Intern

Rachel Van Beek, Counseling Intern

 I believe that the therapy experience thrives on a collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, judgement-free zone for us to work through all of the ugly life has to throw our way. Whether you’re dealing with a more situational issue or something more long-lasting, I find that we often see connections between our current selves and our past experiences. In therapy, we can work towards gaining insight from our experiences, challenging our current thoughts and beliefs, and incorporating new skills to help us better cope in the future. The healing journey can look different for everyone, so I look forward to discovering what healing looks like for you. 

I am currently pursuing my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Ottawa University. As an intern, I am receiving direct clinical supervision from AZBBHE approved Diana Canfield, MS, LPC.

Contact: rachel@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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MASTER'S LEVEL INTERN

Makayla Barnes, Counseling Intern

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 am currently attending Grand Canyon University to finish my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I am receiving supervision from AZBBHE approved clinical director, Diana Canfield. 

Contact: makayla@canfieldcounseling.org

 
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Administrative Director

Kayla Canfield, BS

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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Therapy Dog

"Puppy"

My name is Puppy and I am a Good Dog. Everyone says so. I am a therapy dog and you can pet me during your session if it helps you feel better. I love hanging out at the office and getting lots of attention.