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.
Monique Landrum, LAC
Monique is a caring, compassionate Therapist who is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive environment where individuals can express themselves and develop the internal strength to cope with life’s challenges. Monique believes that “the tasks ahead of us are never greater than the strength within.” She has valued working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Monique utilizes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution- Focused, and Client – Centered approaches to empower her clients and provide them with tools necessary create meaningful change.
Monique holds a Masters of Science Degree in Counseling from Grand Canyon University and has over 15 years of experience working in the field of Behavioral Health. Monique has provided social and emotional support to members of the community in a variety of institutions and settings. Monique is licensed as an Associate Counselor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Her specialties include providing treatment for family relational problems, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem issues, stress management, and adjustment disorders.
“Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” – Maya Angelou
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.
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.
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.
NATUROPATHIC SERVICES, AYURVEDA, BOWEN THERAPY
Alexandra Porter, MD
Naturopathic Physician, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Bowen Therapist
Dr. Porter meets a patient at their current state of dis-ease and with the focus of being an investigator, walks with the patient on their personal path back towards health. She recognizes that each person’s journey is unique and gives gratitude for being allowed to be part of their healing process.
Dr. Porter graduated from Bastyr University in 2006. She joined Kerala, an Ayurvedic medical clinic and teaching academy in Seattle, and spent the next 6 years working alongside medical doctors from India learning the ancient art and science of healing. From there she co-opened Positive Touch Medicine clinic in Seattle and continued practicing Ayurvedic medicine as well as integrating it with primary care and naturopathic medicine. During these 12 years she expanded her skillset with the physical medicine practice of Bowen therapy. Her 12 year long journey led her back to her home state of Arizona where she currently practices at Palo Santo Psychotherapy & Wellness (Tucson) and Nature Medica (Oro Valley).
Dr. Porter spent much of her life struggling with chronic inflammatory issues and her personal journey led her down the Naturopathic and Ayurvedic road. She learned first-hand about the time-consuming healing process that involved all levels of her mind, body and spirit. Her journey to health and a vibrant sense of well-being was accomplished layer by layer and was not without struggle and strife. Throughout all of this, she accumulated compassion, empathy and the deep sense of knowing that to be healthy is a process and not a “steady-state”. In today’s world to do“nothing” for one’s health leads to disease but to take an active participation in one’s life is the only way to achieve optimal wellness. Dr. Porter is committed to helping her patients see the choices they have every day to move away from disease in order to move towards health.
- Acute or chronic health concerns: Gastrointestinal, adrenal, allergies, stress-related conditions, metabolic, fatigue, inflammatory conditions and pain.
- Primary Care Medicine (Routine and Maintenance exams and blood work)
- Organs of Elimination & Detoxification- evaluation and treatment options
- Toxicology of Skin Care Products- evaluation and treatment options
- Healthy Living & Graceful Aging Routines with Ayurveda & Naturopathic Medicine
- Bowen Therapy (gentle hands-on physical medicine, see below for description)
- Sugaring Skin Care (Traditional Eastern Hair Removal System
Forensic Evaluations and Services
Marla Domino, PhD, ABPP (Forensic)
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Marla Domino, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic) is a clinical and forensic psychologist, licensed in Arizona and South Carolina. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz; her Masters in Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University; her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama; and a post-doctorate clinical/forensic fellowship at the University of Massachusetts.
For 13 years, Dr. Domino worked as a Chief Psychologist for South Carolina’s Department of Mental Health, conducting forensic evaluations. She then opened a private practice (Domino Forensic Services, LLC) which she moved to her hometown of Tucson, AZ, in the fall of 2017. She is one of a handful of Arizona psychologists who is board-certified in forensic psychology. Dr. Domino has been the psych/law committee chair of Southern Arizona Psychological Association (SAPA) from 2018-2020 and will be SAPA’s President for 2021. Dr. Domino conducts a variety of criminal and civil forensic evaluations with adults – please see her website for more information about the services she provides.
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.”
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
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.z