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Tawny Runnels
MC, LPC, NCC

 

Tawny received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Counseling from Arizona State University. Tawny has ten years of behavioral and mental health experience including providing counseling and therapy services with youth, adults, couples, and families. Tawny is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). Prior to Tawny’s counseling career, she was a small business owner and served in the United States Air Force.

 

As a behavioral and mental health therapist, Tawny specializes in working with adults and adolescents ages 16 years and older. She provides integrative counseling and therapy services based on the needs of the individual, couple, or family. 

 

Tawny has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) amongst others. Tawny is also a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) which allows her to explore the intersection between nutrition and its effect on mental health in order to move her clients closer to overall wellness.

Kathleen Kronn
MSW, LCSW

My therapeutic approach is adapted based on the clients needs, social systems, and building rapport.  I have experience working with children, adolescents, and families, being mindful of change occurring within the individual and family dynamic. I collaborate with schools, families, doctors, and other sources to assist in advocating for my clients.  My level of expertise includes individual, group, and family therapy.  I implement mindfulness, assertiveness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and other methods to address substance dependence/abuse, anxiety, trauma, depression, and other emotional
and behavioral problem areas. I have specialized in bullying and self-esteem with adolescents. I am a graduate from Purdue University with a double major in psychology and law and society. I earned my Masters of Social Work from Aurora University. My efficacy in therapy is established from my patience, sincerity, optimism, and ability to be a perceptive listener. I was recently certified as a telemental health provider.

 

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Brianna Milem
MSW, LCSW

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I believe that humans are made to be resilient and heal. Sometimes, life adjustments and transitions lead us to seek assistance or get support.

I started my career in Tulsa, Oklahoma after graduating with my Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. After a few years working in schools with children and adolescents, I wanted to return to my home state of Arizona. I have since worked with a variety of populations and have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in individual, group, and family therapy.

I use an eclectic approach to help clients reach their goals. I practice Strengths-Based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and other techniques, and I am a trained EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing) therapist. My goal is to meet my clients with empathy, sincerity, and creativity in their sacred space of healing.

Alison Gamez
MA,LPC

 

Having worked in counseling since 2006, I have a strong background in a variety of different areas and have enjoyed the opportunity to work with a wide ranger of age groups including extensive work with teens.  I have years of experience working with depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties (either in couples therapy or with individuals). 

 

I have specialized experience working with clients who struggle with addiction/alcoholism. I’ve had extensive experience working with both the chemically dependent themselves, as well as children, partners, parents, and other family members.


As a high school teacher, I have worked with adolescents since the 1990s. I’ve had experience helping teens cope with divorce, depression, anxiety, grief, and sexual identity, among other issues.


More recently I have focused on helping people with Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissism, as well as family members of people struggling with those disorders, including spouses and children. We have focused on how to cope with a family member or parent with the disorder, including the importance of setting boundaries.


I have most of my training in CBT, although I also use DBT, ACT, and many techniques and theories of Carl Rogers. I believe counseling is a partnership between the clients and myself, and the purpose of counseling is to help guide you to making the healthiest decisions for your life, in all aspects.

Our counselors are highly trained professionals.

Lisa Santos
MA, LPC

Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Arts degree in mental health counseling from Argosy University. She has over nine years of experience working in outpatient community behavioral health, inpatient hospital services, crisis team, and she has advocated for and counseled the homeless population in a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development permanent housing program. Ms. Santos also worked as an outpatient therapist providing counseling services to children in a school-based program and in the role as a behavior interventionist. Ms. Santos is extremely passionate about her work with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. Therapeutic modalities Ms. Santos focuses on are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT, and EMDR.

Alyssa Aguirre
MSW, LCSW

I focus on developing a collaborative relationship and place your strengths and goals at the center of our work together. Through my supportive and non-judgmental nature, I strive to create a safe place that promotes positive change and healing.

 

I started my career in New Jersey after graduating with my Master of Social Work from Rutgers University and working in both individual and group therapy settings. My experience includes working with adolescents, adults and families coping with anxiety, depression, anger, communication issues, life transitions and co-occurring disorders. While implementing a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Strengths Based Perspective, we will develop a plan of action that will help you identify and reach your goals. I hope to join you on this journey of increasing self-awareness, exploring feelings and changing thoughts and behaviors to help you reach your fullest potential!

 

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Tina Argueta
MA, LPC

Hi, I am Tina Argueta MA, LPC, BHP. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults.  I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families.  I have worked as a pre-school teacher, mentor and MMWIA behavior coach then as a counselor. I began my career as a mental health counselor following graduation from Argosy University in 2017.

 

I have received specialized training in various interventions such as EMDR, trauma therapy, grief therapy, play therapy, DBT and CBT. I have facilitated several groups for both children, adolescents, parents and adults. The groups have been in areas such as CBT, anger management, Triple P, and domestic violence.

 

I enjoy learning and implementing what I have learned with my clients. I speak conversational Spanish and continue to increase my ability to speak Spanish fluently. I provide an empathic, non-judgmental and safe environment throughout each session with a vast demographic. 

Mario Gutierrez

MSW, LCSW

I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 14 years of experience specializing in working with children and families. My passion lies in providing support, guidance, and therapeutic interventions to help individuals and families navigate through life’s challenges.

With a diverse background in clinical settings, I have honed my skills in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning for a wide range of issues including behavioral disorders, trauma, family conflict, and emotional difficulties. My experience includes providing individual, family, and group therapy to clients, tailoring interventions to meet their unique needs.

I hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Arizona State University and am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Arizona. Additionally, I have pursued continuing education and training in evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

My approach to therapy is client-centered, strengths-based, and collaborative. I use a trauma informed approach and believe in creating a safe and supportive space where clients feel empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Through a combination of empathy, active listening, and evidence-based interventions, I strive to help clients build resilience, improve coping skills, and enhance their overall well-being.

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