Our practitioners include clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, coaches, body and energy workers and acupuncturists. We are also home to teachers and healers whose specialties include yoga, meditation, Reiki, HeartMath, Equine Assisted Therapy, and Biofeedback.
Psychotherapy and Counseling Services
Jeffrey Dixon, LCSW
Jeff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has been working in mental health for 15 years. He has been a psychotherapist for 9 years. He has diverse experience working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma/PTSD in hospital, clinic, and private practice settings.
For Jeff, therapy is a partnership, in that the rapport between the therapist and client is of the utmost importance. It is a relationship of equals and in which both grow together.
Jeff uses six different interventions: Client Centered Therapy (you talk, Jeff listens), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (thinking about how you think), Mindfulness Training (a way of focusing and relaxing), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (widely known as EMDR and used for the resolution of trauma), Guided Imagery (a way of using your imaginative capabilities as a coping tool), and Sand Play Therapy (bringing what’s unconscious into awareness.)
Jeff is also a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and will offer pastoral counseling and/or spiritual direction if a client makes that request. Jeff’s spirituality is one that seeks healing for others, not indoctrination, and certainly no judgment ever. Jeff also works with those overcoming religious trauma.
Michelle Ellis, PhD
Michelle is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist. She has over 35 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children across a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, group homes and the prison system. Her specialties include couples and family therapy, anxiety, parenting effectiveness and child and adolescent behavior problems.
As a long time meditator, she often uses mindfulness and other holistic techniques when working with clients with anxiety and depression. She says, “Life is like a roller coaster. Our challenge is to enjoy each turn, find the excitement in each downhill and find the lesson in the uphills. “I enjoy the challenge of assisting clients to navigate the roller coaster of their lives!”
Hayley is a Tucson native with a background in education and youth empowerment nonprofit work. Hayley approaches counseling from a person-centered and strengths-based approach, meeting each client where they are from a warm and nonjudgmental place. She believes that everyone deserves to feel safe, heard and empowered to live in joy as their authentic selves. Hayley has experience treating clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and relationship challenges. Her approach incorporates practices from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices and trauma informed interventions. As a counselor she believes in multicultural and feminist counseling theories that recognize the impact of systemic barriers that impact individual’s lives and health. Hayley considers empathy, validation and humor as the key to building a strong therapeutic alliance. She has experience working with children, adults and couples. She especially enjoys working with older adolescents and transition-aged youth (16-25 years old).
Hayley believes in the mind-body connection and in mindfulness and movement as both a coping and healing practice. Hayley is an engaged member of the Tucson community and an activist for the LGBTQIA+ community, Social Justice, the BIPOC community and Women’s Rights.
“To my mind, empathy is in itself a healing agent. It is one of the most potent aspects of therapy, because it releases, it confirms, it brings even the most frightened client into the human race. If a person is understood, he or she belongs.” – Carl Rogers
Lorraine Myro, LMSW
Social Worker/Assistant Director
Lorraine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, seniors and family units in the outpatient and community setting. Specialties include treating depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, chronic illness and brain injury.
Lorraine’s approach is comprehensive, individualized, and always optimistic. Treatment is trauma-informed with a strengths-based perspective. Lorraine looks at how early childhood experiences and family systems shape who the client is today and effectively facilitates both understanding and skill development in a manner that allows each client to develop confidence and esteem. Lorraine employs best practices for treatment through education and evidence-based interventions, and moves at pace that works best for the client.
Treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, EMDR, Narrative Therapy and Psychotherapy.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung
This is a supervised private practice. It is owned and/or managed by a master’s level, non-independent licensee under Board-approved clinical supervision pursuant to A.A.C. R4-6-211. The Board-approved clinical supervisor of this practice is:
Name: Jennifer Truman
Phone Number: 520-694-0477
Tucker Peck, PhD
Tucker received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Brown University, and he earned his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Over the last 12 years, he has worked with a diverse group of child, teenage, and adult clients across a wide range of settings, both inpatient and outpatient. Tucker uses a client-directed approach, where he and the client collaborate to determine what the therapy process will look like. Among Tucker’s areas of expertise are client-directed therapy, sleep disorders, and mindfulness and meditation.
Tucker also has extensive training as a scientist, and he has studied the ways that meditation affects the brain, both while awake and asleep. He is currently not available to see new patients.
Steve is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and meditator with 20 years experience as a public educator and 8 years’ experience as a counseling therapist in community mental healthcare settings. This has given Steve a wealth of experience working with a wide variety of clients.
He began his journey into mental health counseling first as a meditator studying with B. Alan Wallace in 2006. Training and coaching others in meditation several years later, he realized that he would need to know more about mental health and trauma to do this responsibly. After having completed a master’s degree in mental health counseling and psychotherapy in 2015 and clinical coaching with the Arizona Trauma Institute throughout 2016, Steve is now a trainer in trauma-informed methods to behavioral health and medical facilities.
Steve is a highly relational therapist, always sensitive to attunement and connection with others. He uses trauma-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy and is trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Trauma and Tension Release Exercises (TRE) to offer an integrated body/mind approach to healing. Steve sees adolescents, adults and couples.
Reiki, Biofeedback, HeartMath, Equine Assisted Therapy
Ann Baldwin, PhD
Physiologist and Wellness Coach
Ann received her undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Bristol, UK and she earned her Masters degree in radiation physics and PhD in physiology from the university of London, UK. Her focus is on helping people reduce the damaging effects of mental and emotional stress (ie. chronic pain, headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression) by using Mindfulness Meditation, Biofeedback, Reiki, Reconnective Healing, Trauma Release Exercises and Equine Therapy.
As a certified HeartMath provider, Ann finds that the HeartMath programs and Biofeedback devices really help her clients manage their stress and improve their relationshiips. She is also a Karuna and Usui Reiki Master and has practiced Reiki on people and animals for the last 15 years. She has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been a member of several review panels for National INstitues of Health. With her teaching experience and extensive scientific background, Ann can clearly explain how the complementary therapies she uses are beneficial, non-invasive and supported by scientific data. She teaches her clients how to use the therapies so they can take care of themselves.
Exercise and Nutrition Coaching
Originally from a small town in Pennsylvania, Nicole Larson has been working in the health and wellness field for over 20 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise and Nutritional Science, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology and numerous accredited certifications in the field of Nutrition, movement, and exercise.
As a military wife, Nicole has lived throughout the US teaching, training and coaching. Far more than just the workout Nicole believes in the holistic approach and partners with a network of professionals and like minded people called the Healthy Living Revolution. This group of individuals share her passion and mission to serve and inspire others to live a healthy balanced life. Nicole believes in community wellness, community support and education as well as simple solutions to help individuals and their families reach their wellness potential. Starting with small simple changes, lead to habits, and those habits become a healthier lifestyle. “It’s not about being the best, It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”
Yoga, Meditation and Energy Work
Yoga Teacher/Trainer, Nia Brown Belt, Thai Yoga Bodywork Trainer
Kristy Harvey has over 16 years of experience as a movement educator in the modalities of yoga, therapeutic dance, Thai Yoga Bodywork, and meditation. Her book, Mindfulness On the Move, gives suggestions on how to find stillness through movement. She is a Brown Belt Nia Teacher, an E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher and Trainer, a Thai Yoga Bodywork Trainer, and owner of Wise Owl School of Yoga. She offers Yoga Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education courses in-person and virtually.
Kristy is the former Administrative Director of the Mindfulness Center at the University of Virginia. In 2010, she developed and implemented a clinical trial at the University of Virginia Cancer Center to study the effect of the Nia Technique among women treated for breast cancer. In 2011, she started a Restorative Yoga program for breast cancer survivors and caregivers at the UVA School of Nursing. Both of these programs are still ongoing.
Specialties: Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Beginners, Adaptable Yoga, Inclusive Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Breathwork, Thai Massage, Vision Boards, Private and Small Group Sessions available.
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