Psychotherapy & Counseling
Michelle is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist. She has over 30 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, 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!”
Michelle can be reached at 520.425.3456.
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. 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 a better-quality way of living.
Liana also offers DUI/MVD Revocation Packet Assessments (Part C) for those working towards getting their Arizona Driver’s License reinstated; click here for more information. Her primary style is to meet clients where they are in order to guide them to identify & unveil needed changes within themselves. “Recovery without judgment” is her motto.
Natalie George, LPC – Therapist
Couples, Families and First Responders, are you looking for “something to change?” “anything to help?” Reach out to Natalie, she may be able to help and empower change from within.
Natalie is a licensed professional counselor, and board certified clinical supervisor. Natalie’s therapeutic approach is “person/couple/family centered” trauma focused treatment. She has over 10 years of experience working with couples and families. As a former first responder, she has a unique understanding for you and maybe what you have been through. Natalie is also trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Natalie is easy going and can align with people while providing a safe, comfortable space for them from the beginning. She is direct, honest and believes that everyone had a story to tell, a path to walk, and the ability to be the best version of themselves.
When asking Natalie, the most important thing she would want people to know about her, “While I may not have walked YOUR specific path, I have walked my own and I promise you that, in many ways, our shoes were similar.”
The best way to reach Natalie is via email at email@example.com.
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.
Jeff can be reached at 520.318.5522.
Joshua New, LCSW – Therapist
Joshua is a licensed clinical social worker. He earned a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of New England specializing in the treatment of addiction. He has 19 years of experience working with addicts and alcoholics personally and over a decade working professionally with individuals with addiction as well as mental health issues. He is trained in EMDR as well to help with more complex issues of trauma and anxiety disorders. He loves to educate and teach and motivate individuals about optimizing their life in all areas and teaching people how to be empowered, shedding limiting labels and creating a life second to none.
Josh’s holistic approach to treating the whole individual physically, spiritually, and emotionally appears to have the most rewarding effect for those with whom he works. Joshua has extensive experience in group work and believes in the power of collective healing. Practicing from a positive psychology frame work, Joshua believes in helping the individual identify their strengths, engage in meaningful action and develop purpose in one’s life. We often believe in meeting people where they are, when we should be meeting them where they dream to be.
Joshua can be reached at 207-420-7341.
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.
Please give me a call at 520.615.9571.
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.
Sigal can be reached at 520-247-7794.
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. While Tucker occasionally works out of Palo Santo, he is only taking new clients for telehealth, using a video chat program similar to Skype.
Tucker can be reached at 520.485.9411.
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.
You can reach him at 520.250.4802.
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.
Caroline can be reached at 520.305.5608.
Tamara St Peter, MA, CRC – Therapist
Sometimes we just need help breaking free from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, and other problems which can wrap around us so tightly we feel like that is who we are. Tamara is a warm, genuine therapist that would love to help you break through your problems and find your inner strength and light and start living the very best version of you. She believes that each of us have the ability to make changes to see the beauty in ourselves, others, and find joy in this life.
She has worked with teens, women, children, and families for over twenty years and recently graduated from a top six program in the nation specializing in mental health and chronic disability from the University of Arizona. She is trained in several areas including Mindfulness, CBT, Progressive Relaxation, and Solution Focused Therapy. She currently works with individuals, couples, and families. Tamara would be honored to join you on this journey of self-discovery and healing.
She can be reached at 520-222-8810
Diane Smith, LCSW
Diane is a clinical social worker and EMDR Certified Therapist who offers psychodynamic and client centered psychotherapy to people with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and chronic pain. She enjoys
the opportunity to support individuals in deepening self-awareness, building coping/calming skills and practicing better self-care in their path of moving toward a more satisfying life. Additionally, her nine week Pain Management therapy groups have been well received by those who are suffering with chronic pain due to illness or injury. Diane brings a brain-based and mind-body approach into this program, drawing from exciting new research in the field of neuroplasticity. Included in these groups are education, cognitive-behavioral strategies and relaxation techniques, such as mindfulness,
meditation, visualization and gentle chair yoga.
Diane is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and has taught both children and adults in a variety of settings. Her chair yoga classes will be starting at Palo Santo Psychotherapy and Wellness in January. These classes are adapted for those who may have limitations in movement making yoga fun, safe and accessible to everyone!
Contact Diane at 520-248-7836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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”.
David can be reached at 773-450-8049.
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.
Julie can be reached at 520.661.6718.