Our practitioners include clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, coaches, body and energy workers, acupuncturists and massage therapists. We are also home to teachers and healers whose specialties include yoga, meditation, Reiki, HeartMath, Equine Assisted Therapy, and Biofeedback.
Psychotherapy and CounselING SERVICES
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!”
Liana Condello, LISAC, CCTP
Liana Condello is a substance abuse counselor helping those who struggle with drugs and alcohol by identifying issues and behaviors which could be linked to their addiction to motivate change. Liana is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and holds a certificate as an Auricular Detoxification Specialist with the Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 26 years in a variety of settings. The diversity of her work has included inpatient, outpatient, detox, skilled nursing, private practice, rehab, emergency rooms and acute medical. Her passion remains partnering with clients to navigate through their recovery while igniting an improved way of living.
Liana also offers DUI/MVD Revocation Packet Assessments for those working towards getting their Arizona Driver’s License reinstated. Her primary style is to meet clients where they are at in order to guide them in identifying & unveiling needed change within themselves. “Recovery without judgment” is her motto.
Jeffrey B Harvey, LPC, LISAC
Jeff is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor and Somatic Experience Practitioner. In 2000 he transitioned from corporate information management into the clinical health setting earning a Masters Degree in Counseling. He has worked in the field as a case manager, substance abuse counselor, hospital emergency room evaluator, utilization reviewer, an inpatient therapist and then more recently as trauma therapist at the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault.
He specializes in working with folks who have experienced sexual trauma. He uses his Somatic Experiencing training and diverse background to assist clients gain new perspectives on their life circumstances. He has strong spiritual practices, yet believes each person has their own unique path. He encourages them to find what works.
Adam Lovallo, LPC
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my job is to help you to weather adversity in your life by providing you with a safe place to discover and embrace your true authentic self which in turn helps to improve your relationship with others as well as with yourself. I can help you achieve this by providing you with honest direct feedback coupled with an unconditional positive regard and encouragement. In therapy I will also help you to understand how your thoughts affect your feelings which in turn affect your behavior.
I have extensive experience as an individual therapist. I specialize in individual counseling, with experience working with: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, bereavement, LGBT, substance abuse and process addictions.
Sigal Nadler, LPC
Sigal is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Sigal offers a safe and comforting environment to assist you in developing strength and resilience through building internal resources of safety, power, and control. Sigal has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, relationship difficulties, and adjustment to major life events.
Sigal believes in an individual’s desire and capacity to change and improve. She believes the path to healing is unique to each person and her aim is to provide a safe and nurturing place for you while you embrace your journey.
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.
Jack Prohaska, LCSW
Jack has thirty years experience working with children and families. His primary approaches are Strategic Family therapy, Solution Focused therapy and Systemic Family Therapy. In these approaches to change, the context in which problems occur is frequently as important as the problem itself. “People generally don’t have problems in a vacuum. They involve other people and situations that must be included in any lasting solution.” He enjoys working with parents who have difficult situations with their kids and he frequently uses the techniques of Love and Logic to facilitate change. Over the years Jack has worked in mental health agencies, adolescent day treatment, acute psychiatric facilities and private practice. Jack is a board certified clinical supervisor.
Caroline Pyevich, PhD
Caroline is a licensed psychologist and received her PhD from The University of Tulsa. She has over 20 years of experience in counseling, assessment and teaching psychology in a variety of educational institutions and community settings. Her expertise is in positive psychology and working with adults who experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, career challenges, women’s issues and general life transitions. She uses client-directed therapy and cognitive behavioral techniques in a holistic approach to wellness.
She is also a professional artist for many years and incorporates creative expression into her practice. An ancient Japanese poem says “Sitting quietly, spring comes and the grass grows by itself,” which illustrates Caroline’s approach that positive change occurs when we take time to process concerns in a nurturing environment.
Tamara St Peter, MA, CRC, LAC
Sometimes we just need help breaking free from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, and other challenges which can wrap around us so tightly we feel like this is who we are. Tamara is a warm, genuine therapist who would love to help you break free from these problems, find your inner strength and light, and start living the very best version of you. Tamara believes each of us have the ability to make changes to see the beauty in ourselves, others, and find JOY in this life.
Tamara has valued working with teens, women, children, and families for over twenty years and graduated from a nationally recognized top six program specializing in mental health from the University of Arizona. Tamara is trained in several areas including Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, Progressive Relaxation, and Strength-Based Therapy and prioritizes creating a non-judgmental space for you to share, discover, learn, and heal. She currently enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. Tamara would be honored to join you on this journey of self-discovery and healing.
Diane Smith, LCSW
Social Worker and Yoga Teacher
Diane is a clinical social worker and EMDR Certified Therapist with over 30 years of experience in a broad range of mental health and medical settings. She enjoys the opportunity to support individuals in deepening self-awareness, building coping/calming skills and in practicing better self-care in their path of moving toward a more satisfying and fulfilling life. It is her belief that a crisis or life transition can often lead to a breakthrough. Diane’s therapy priority includes helping clients move from feeling reactive to becoming proactive in handling difficult life experiences. As a yoga practitioner and Certified Yoga Instructor, she also embraces a holistic mind-body approach in supporting individuals to strive for bringing balance into daily life.
Diane works primarily with adults on issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and chronic pain or illness. Her approaches include client centered psychotherapy (starting where you are), psychodynamic (linking past with present) and cognitive behavioral therapy (problem solving in the here and now). Additionally, her background as a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist deepens her understanding of trauma and the ways that past experiences may continue to have an emotional impact in the present. Diane also leads weekly Pain Management Support groups in the community which help individuals with pain conditions develop coping strategies to live a fuller life (view video).
David Usndek, PsyD
David has been a licensed psychologist and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois since 2007. He is now licensed as a psychologist in Arizona and has worked with numerous clients and issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, chronic illness, LGBT issues, and dual diagnosis disorders to name a few.
David enjoys working with chronic issues as well as adults going through a major stressor or major life change. ‘My goal is to have you feel understood and to understand yourself more fully and empathically. Therapy is all about healing. I find that I am drawn to working with people who are struggling with life on many levels. I especially work well with those suffering from depression, low self-esteem, traumatic issues, and compulsive behaviors. I specialize in diversity and have worked with numerous groups of people’.
As someone trained in community mental health, David has become comfortable with most issues and situations. “Even though I may have “heard it before”, you are different from everyone else and my goal is to be with you on your path to self-discovery.”
Julie Weiner-Dabda, MC, LPC
Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC) and a board certified Clinical Supervisor. She has over 10 years of extensive experience as an individual and family therapist working with adolescents, and adults in both public, and private settings. She specializes in individual and couples counseling, adolescent therapy and teenage challenges, family therapy, parent-child relationship struggles, and adolescent substance abuse. Julie has also worked for many years providing clinical supervision to both counseling students and associated level professionals.
Julie believes that…. “Nothing Is Impossible…. Especially Change! It’s all about your willingness and motivation to make the difference in your world, and she can assist in providing the tools to make that happen.
Kelly Wilt, LAC
Kelly believes that growth and healing happen when we reconnect with ourselves and the world. As a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), she specializes in strengths-based approaches that support individuals in finding balance, authentic connection, and healing. Kelly works with adults and older teens on a variety of topics, some including: healing after trauma; life transitions; sexuality and relationships; communication; self-confidence; stress; identity and meaning-making; and overcoming shame and building self-compassion. She is former director of a university sexual assault resource center and a national consultant and author in trauma work and social justice fields. She has experience working with individuals across many cultures and life experiences, as well as with couples, young adults, and those in helping professions.
Kelly recognizes that every individual is unique and uses a person-centered approach that prioritizes the areas where you would like to grow. Rooted in intersectional feminist and healing justice frameworks, she integrates insight and experience from over a decade of working in advocacy and counseling fields with the innate wisdom each person brings. You can expect a warm space for sharing, supportive listening, thoughtful questions, the sharing of insights, exploration of ideas, an opportunity to explore mindfulness, and practical suggestions (view website).
Shelley K. Knuffke, LMT, BS Natural Medicine
My first and most important job is mother and grandmother. My children and grandchildren are the light of my eyes and the inspiration behind all that I do. They have given me purpose and joy beyond words! . I love nature and am currently taking nature photography classes that I truly enjoy. Anytime I get the chance I take off to the great outdoors!
My philosophy on wellness is that the body can heal itself, given proper nutrition and guidance. I believe, as Hippocrates said, “food is your medicine and medicine is your food.” I worked in the allopathic medicine industry for many years and became very disenchanted with the lack of focus on the whole person and the push to do surgeries or prescribe drugs to deal with all problems.
I believe that a healer should get to the root of the issue and use integrated modalities to facilitate health and healing of the whole person. Mind, body and spirit.
I incorporate all aspects of the person into my treatments. I give ideas, stretching and exercises as “homework” to address current issue(s). In addition, I provide my clients with information on nutrition, lifestyle, posturing, work station evaluations (ergonomics), sleeping positions, breathing exercises, and spiritual awareness and more as necessary . I believe massage is a great place to start to get the body into a relaxed state to facilitate healing. I do neuro-muscular and myofascial massage; assisted stretching; strength, flexibility, and endurance training and work with a number of athletes.
My goal is to facilitate a stress-free, judgement-free, healing environment. I focus on what my client is saying, as well as using my medical training and my heart to create a plan for healing and ongoing good health!
Gloria Alday Protillo, LAC
Gloria Alday-Portillo is an acupuncturist. She has been in the healing community for more than 20 years. She received her Bachelors of Science Psychology from the University of Arizona in 1999 and her Masters of Acupuncture from Han University in Tucson Arizona in 2015.
Gloria believes that we are multi-composite beings made up of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energies that combine to create very complex beings. Because of our nature, she believes that we must be approached accordingly. Each level of our beings are separate and yet connected. This duality of separation and connection demands that a person be seen and treated as such. Chinese Medicine offers modalities that allows for this complex approach.
Gloria uses needles, massage, cupping, skin scraping, ion pumping cords, and nutrition to help an individual surpass their state of imbalance and reach a state of health. So, why did she choose Chinese medicine and other alternative therapies? Because she has a passion! She has a passion to help those around her who wish to be better! She remembers the sadness, anxiety, frustration, and sense of hopelessness of not feeling well. She remembers the sense of separation because her “dis-ease” would not allow for socializing or simple gatherings. She also remembers the sense of hope and shear excitement of the thought that someone was attempting to help. She wishes to be that beacon of light! She desires to bring that sense of hope! Can she cure all? No, by no means. But, she is known to work will very hard to do by her very best and offer you the tools you need to heal. Every day she look for new approaches to bring the best to her patients. Every day she reaches out to learn more modalities for the benefit of others.
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.
Energy Work, Meditation, Yoga
Organic Intelligence Practitioner and Meditation Instructor
Hannah Ebner has a passion for helping people connect more deeply to themselves and to each other. She offers Organic Intelligence sessions for trauma resolution and Heart Rhythm Meditation for embodiment, self-regulation, and spiritual growth. For eight years she taught at Montessori schools, volunteered with the Alternatives to Violence Project in prisons, and facilitated the Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education program for various age groups. She received her BA in English Literature from Carleton College in Minnesota, and her MAEd from St. Catherine University. In 2015 Hannah completed a two-year training in Heart Rhythm Meditation with the Institute for Applied Meditation on the Heart and has continued to meditate, attend retreats, and teach community meditation classes since then. She also holds a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher certificate.
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung
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.”