Our Team

Danielle Cutrer, MS, LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Danielle Cutrer, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is a native to Phoenix, Arizona.  She graduated from the University of Phoenix with her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She enjoys working with teens, young adults, career-aged individuals and couples.  She is an EMDR therapist trained in trauma resolution.  She completed her internship with Christian Family Care Agency in Phoenix, AZ where she studied Attachment Theory and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.

She uses EFT interventions with couples that focus on creating safety and security through healthy partner attachment.  By incorporating a faith based approach to counseling, she seeks to help each client find hope. She has a deep love for healthy living, nutrition, her husband Joseph, daughter, and a Christ-centered life.

Danielle was working under the supervision of Jennifer Cecil. M. Ed, LPC  for two years as an LAC and currently works at our Arrowhead location on Mondays and Tuesdays. Danielle is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. She supervises Practicum students, Interns, and Licensed Associate Counselors. You can contact her at 520 329 3936 or at danielle@christiancounselingservicesaz.com. Danielle's website is www.daniellecutrer.com

 



Ashley Renee Gunn, M.S.  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Ashley Gunn, M.S., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor living in Waddell, AZ with her husband of 9 years. Ashley has been a Bible-believing Christ-follower since childhood and has a vibrant and intentional faith. Ashley holds a Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Health/Family Studies with a minor in Biblical Studies from Southwestern College in Phoenix, AZ and a Masters of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from University of Phoenix located in Ontario, CA. Ashley completed her educational practicum requirements by providing counseling services to the Inland Empire in California in cooperation with the University of Phoenix Counseling Skills Center.

She is a trauma-informed therapist and is trained in EMDR as well as Level I  Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training. Ashley was working under the supervision of Jennifer Cecil M. Ed, LPC for two years as an LAC and currently works exclusively in the West Valley. Ashley is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. She supervises Practicum students, Interns, and Licensed Associate Counselors

Ashley works at two of our west valley locations as follows:

Goodyear: Mondays and Tuesdays

Arrowhead: Thursdays and Fridays

Please visit Ashley's website at www.ashleygunn.com or contact her at 623-204-9662 or Ashley@ChristianCounselingServicesAZ.com 

Please fill out the contact form to inquire about session rates. ​

To verify licensure, please visit the Lic. #LAC-5719T

 



 

Donald Durham, PhD

Dr. Don is a licensed psychologist who has been in the helping professions for 30+ years.  After working for the renowned Minirth-Meier Clinic in the 1980s, Dr. Don moved to Arizona to develop the program and serve as founding Clinical Director of Remuda Ranch Center for Eating Disorders.  He has partnered with Steve Arterburn’s New Life Clinics in Arizona and Alfred Ells’ Leaders That Last Network. Dr. Don served as Clinical and Training Director for Gatehouse Therapeutic Health Services, providing recovery-oriented psychotherapy for young adult addicts as well as serving as a practicum and pre-doctoral internship site supervisor. Throughout all these shared endeavors Dr. Don has had a private practice and developed specialties in psychological assessment, eating disorders, addictions, men’s issues, trauma disorders, and the integration of psychology into a Christian worldview. His most recent professional development areas have been in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and EMDR.

Dr. Don has supervised counselor trainees at the practicum, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels of development since 1995. Teaching, training, and supervision are an integral part of the background that he brings into the therapy encounter. Colleagues have commented on Dr. Don’s compassion and insight as well as his ever-present sense of humor! He and his wife Karen have three adult children and nine grandchildren that keep them young! 

Dr. Don works out of our University Dr. office in Mesa, at 3660 E. University Dr., Ste. 6a. He also offers distance therapy by video teleconference as well as Telehealth therapy. Furthermore, he is available for house calls on a select basis. Dr. Don is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. He can supervise Practicum students, Interns, and Licensed Associate Counselors.

Dr. Durham can be reached at dr.don@christiancounselingservicesaz.com, or by phone or text at 602-692-9238. He sees clients by appointment only.

 

 



 

Deborah Tyrrell, M.C.,LPC, NCC
Board Certified Life Coach

In Deborah's own words, "I know what it is like to want to hide. Growing up in my family, the message I heard was, “Children are to be seen and not heard.”  As a result, the lie that I internalized was this: what I have to say is not important because I am not valuable. The good news is that God always redeems our pain when we bring it to Him. The gift that came from this emotional wound was my determination to not only find my voice, but to help others find theirs!
 
If you are tired of feeling dis-empowered, resentful, worn out, and defeated in your business or relationships, please reach out. I would be honored to come alongside as you ‘find your voice’ and learn how to use it to speak your truth lovingly and powerfully. And with courage and God’s grace, you will be changed in the process. No longer depleted, you will find the energy you need to discover the blueprint that will achieve God’s destiny for you and your relationships. Together, we will develop strategies and solutions that move you through obstacles towards meaningful goals that reflect your God-given strengths and values."
 
Deborah initially earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska, College of Dentistry.  Twenty years later, she had a mid-life career change.  She earned her Master's degree in Counseling from Arizona State University in 1991, and certification as a Life Coach at the Life Purpose Institute in La Jolla, CA.  She is a Professional Counselor, licensed by the State of Arizona (#1194) with over 28 years of experience. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Board Certified Life Coach.  She was trained in and has been effectively using EMDR since 1999."
 
She is ready to serve you from her office located in North Scottsdale, just south of Bell and east of Thompson Peak Parkway. 
 
In addition, she offers summer hours in Prescott Arizona, for those of you who want to cool off up north.  🙂   
She can be reached at 602 402 5034 or by email at deb@christiancounselingservicesaz.com.  
Deborah's website is DeborahTyrrell.weebly.com

 



Perry Emerick , M.A. Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

Perry Emerick has spent his whole professional life serving and caring for people. After completing his undergraduate degree in youth ministry and being ordained in 1996, he has been ministering in various roles for over 25 years across all age groups. As a result of his counseling people in a pastoral role, Perry felt called to increase his skill and ability in this area by completing his Master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Perry is a biblically based, trauma-informed therapist and is EMDR trained.

Of special interest for Perry is working with men and couples who have been stuck in their life through a variety of challenges including traumatic experiences and addictions to pornography. He has witnessed first-hand the destructive nature of these issues on the individual, couples, families and society and has a passion to help men experience freedom, healing and hope.

Perry is married with three children and loves spending time around anything with water, specifically scuba and boating, as well as hiking and the outdoors. He works under the direct supervision of Jennifer Cecil M.Ed, LPC who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Perry practices out of the Scottsdale office at can be reached at 480-861-9002 or at perry@christiancounselingservicesaz.com. Perry's website is www.perryemerick.com.

 



Theresa Hay, M.S., Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

Theresa is passionate about mental health, valuing an integrated approach that incorporates mental & physical health, spiritual well-being, and healthy relationships.  She has worked as a therapist at a residential addiction facility, has experience with trauma, anxiety, depression, body image issues, anger management, and domestic violence.  She takes a light-hearted approach when connecting with teens and children.

Hope is powerful. Theresa feels it is an honor to work with clients and help them move beyond their current struggles. She grew up in difficult circumstances with parents who suffered with mental illness, co-morbid medical issues, and chemical dependency. As a young college student she found hope in her Christian faith which helped her build her life on a solid foundation.

She wholeheartedly believes your past is not your future.

Theresa and her husband Craig met in college and they have been married for over 30 years.  They are grateful for their grown family: one daughter, 2 sons, and 2 grandchildren (so far!).  She is passionate about fitness and enjoys running, cycling, hiking, paddle boarding, and traveling. Theresa has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2008 and loves to encourage others to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

Theresa earned her Professional Counseling degree from Grand Canyon University and is currently taking online courses in Applied Neuroscience from King’s College London.   

She is an EMDR trained therapist, has completed Gottman Method Couple Level 1 Training,  and teaches DBT skills.   

Availability:

Glendale office: Mondays & Tuesdays

21448 N 75th Ave, Suite #6

Glendale, AZ 85308

 

Metro Center office Wednesday & Thursdays

11040 N 28th Drive Suite 226

Phoenix, AZ 85029          

 

She works under the direct supervision of Jennifer Cecil, M.Ed, LPC who is is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Theresa can be reached via email at  Theresa@christiancounselingservicesaz.com or by Cell 602 290-8491

 



Chris Goble, MA, Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

Chris Goble is a LAC (licensed associate counselor). He graduated from Ottawa University with his Masters in Professional Counseling.

His background includes working in home building as a builder and managing for Houston’s restaurants. Currently, he is a clinician at Devereux’s residential treatment center in Scottsdale for children and adolescents and volunteers at Scottsdale Bible Church as a licensed counselor working with couples and individuals. He also has worked in a support group for individuals and their loved ones who struggle with chronic or terminal illness.

He is passionate about marriages and equipping couples to have healthier relationships and has received Gottman Method Couple Therapy Training. He also enjoys working with individuals as well as adolescents. Chris has spent many years coaching youth sports and enjoys inspiring people to reach higher to be their best.

Chris also incorporates a faith-based approach to individuals who value faith as a significant part of their life. Chris desires to have a non-judgmental attitude and sees himself as a fellow traveler on the road of life.

Chris is married to Dr. LaDan Goble, and they have two sons. Chris enjoys an active lifestyle with his family. He also enjoys coaching his son’s athletic teams.

He works under the direct supervision of Jennifer Cecil M.Ed, LPC, who is is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, at our North and South Scottsdale locations. Chris can be reached at 602-790-7203 or at christianmgoble@gmail.com

 



Susan Panos, M.Ed., Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

Susan Panos, M.Ed., L.A.C. is a Licensed Associate Counselor. She earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana where she was trained in client-centered therapy.

Susan has worked as a counselor for more than twenty years, primarily with adults and teens.  Her focus has been on anxiety, depression, trauma, and family of origin issues. She counsels from a Biblical world view which she believes is the key to transforming lives. Susan is EMDR trained and uses that as her primary modality in counseling her clients through trauma. Susan is also trained in Attachment Core Pattern Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Susan is married and has lived in the Phoenix area for over twenty years. She and her husband have two adult children. She enjoys art, hiking, travel and spending time with her family.

Susan is contracted to provide counseling services at the South Scottsdale and Metrocenter locations. She works under the direct supervision of Jennifer Cecil M.Ed, LPC who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Susan can be reached at 480-242-6911 or susan@christiancounselingservicesaz.com.

 

 



Chloe Cooper, M.S. Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Chloe Cooper, LISAC, LPC is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and EMDR therapist trained in trauma resolution. She has worked in treatment centers with individuals and family members affected by addiction and associated dysfunctional behavior as well as childhood neglect, abandonment, abuse, attachment issues, and trauma. She is currently expanding her training for counseling adults who have early childhood developmental trauma that impact present thoughts and behaviors. Her spirituality has been a major component of her own recovery and she works with clients to uncover the spiritual aspect of their journey as well as gain hope through finding their sense of inherent value, purpose, presence, and authenticity.

She is originally from Pennsylvania, with an undergraduate degree from Penn State University. She worked in technology for years in Texas and Washington, before coming to Scottsdale, Arizona. In Arizona, Chloe participated for years in 12-Step Recovery groups including Al-Anon, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Codependents Anonymous as well as personal counseling. She is a life-long learner with additional training in Pre-med, Biblical Studies, Biblical Counseling, and Naturopathy. She and her husband enjoy outdoor activities, traveling and real estate investing. Her office is located at 8707 E. Vista Bonita #140  Scottsdale 85255.

You may contact Chloe at 480-500-8869  or at chloe@scottsdaletherapist.org. Her website is www.scottsdaletherapist.org.

 



Marc Dewease, MA, Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

Marc Dewease was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. In his previous career, he served as a telecommunications technician where he learned to hear customer problems and convert them into solutions. After he retired he chose to finish his undergraduate schooling at Arizona Christian University, majoring in Christian Ministry with minors in Behavioral Health and Biblical Studies. Marc has always had the ability to listen to people and offer helpful suggestions. He sensed a call to counseling after serving as a men’s recovery group facilitator and chose to further develop his skills and ability by earning his Master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Grand Canyon University.

Marc has served as a volunteer healthcare chaplain,  ministering to patients, their families, and hospital staff. He is a cancer survivor, and his experience with the difficulty of treatment and how it affected patients and families prompted him to become a healthcare chaplain. Combined with his diagnosis and treatment for depression and working in men’s recovery encouraged him to respond to his call to counseling. 

Marc is married and has five children and four grandchildren. He enjoys cruising on his Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic, exploring the backroads of Arizona, anything outdoors, sports, and is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

Marc received his Master’s degree from GCU in 2019 and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual). He works under the direct supervision of Jennifer Cecil M.Ed, LPC, who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. He works out of the South Scottsdale, Mesa, and Metro Center locations and can be reached at marc@christiancounselingservicesaz.com or 480 276 2570.

 



Rebecca Lucas, MS, Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Rebecca is a Licensed Associate Counselor and National Certified Counselor with Christian Counseling Services. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and from the University of Phoenix with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is passionate about working with individuals struggling with self-esteem, low self-worth, self-sabotaging behaviors, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Rebecca also offers couples therapy, relationship counseling, and child/adolescent counseling. She believes spirituality is a vital part of mental health and she is committed to helping clients integrate their faith into their counseling journey. Rebecca is trained in the use of both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) to help clients achieve lasting change by targeting the root issues of present problems. She works in one of our Surprise offices Tuesday-Friday and also offers video sessions.

She works under the direct supervision of Jennifer Cecil M.Ed, LPC who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Further information is available at rebeccalucascounseling.com or by calling 480-447-1595. She can also be reached by email at rebecca@christiancounselingservicesaz.com 

 



Katie Firedancing, MS, Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

Katie Firedancing, MS, LAC, is a Licensed Associate Counselor, trained in EMDR trauma therapy as well as Emotion Focused Couples Therapy.  Katie holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Bachelors of Science in Family Studies and Human Development from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.  She has recently completed her Masters of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.  Katie completed her 10 month internship with Christian Counseling Services in June 2019 and will be continuing her work as a Licensed Associate Counselor under the supervision of Danielle Cutrer, MS, LPC who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.

Katie is passionate about couples both married and pre-marital, equipping them to have healthier relationships through facilitating healthy attachment and vulnerable connection.  Katie employs the therapeutic frameworks of Attachment Theory, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, as well as the Gottman Method when working with couples. She believes that marriage is one of the most beautiful and transformational unions, however as a married woman herself understands the challenges that accompany joining ones life with another.  Katie also enjoys working with individuals, helping each person to seek healing for their trauma through the framework of EMDR Therapy. When she is not counseling Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

Katie is being supervised by Danielle Cutrer, MS, LPC and currently works out of the Arrowhead location and telehealth. Please visit Katie's website at www.katiefiredancing.com or contact her at 623-688-8065 or at katie@christiancounselingservicesaz.com

 



Candace Cook, MS, Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), Licenced Associate Marital and Family Therapist (LAMFT)

Candace Cook, MA, LAC, LAMFT is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Licensed Associate Marital and Family Therapist who is native to Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at Azusa Pacific University and has a Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Candace has a passion to serve others and is bold in her belief that through faith there is healing. She has followed the Lord throughout her journey and has been involved in numerous mission trips around the world, learning through each experience, and seeking guidance on how to better serve others by reading His Word. Candace believes that there is no greater self-awareness than knowing who you are in Christ our Lord. Candace had the privilege of living in California where she was an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapist and counselor at an elementary school in Huntington Beach. Currently, she is a leader at Cornerstone Church serving and volunteering abroad. 

She is working towards her independent licensure at Christian Counseling Services, under the supervision of Ashley Gunn, MS, LPC, who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Candace can treat individuals, couples, children, and adolescents out of the Mesa and Goodyear offices. She is accepting new clients and is trained to offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) services. You can contact her at 602-299-9160 or Candace@ChristianCounselingServicesAz.com.  You can also visit her website at www.candacedelight.com.

 



Jessica Tracy, MS, Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)

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Jessica Tracy, LAC is a Licensed Associate Counselor living in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and their dog. She graduated from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix with her Master of Science in Professional Counseling.

Jessica is originally from Texas and being from a military family, spent her childhood moving to different states and countries. Before pursuing the mental health field, Jessica graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas with an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies. She also served as a missionary in Northern Asia and obtained her Minister’s License.

Jessica’s passion for mental health developed after serving with various ministries at her church and going to counseling herself. She experienced personally the effects that mental health and trauma play into spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational health. Her desire is to walk with you on your journey of healing and hope.

Jessica is roots-focused and believes in finding where your present-day concerns began so you can heal. Jessica is also EMDR level 2 trained and works with kids, adolescents, individuals, and couples.

In her spare time, Jessica likes to read, go on walks with her dog, hike, cook, sing, play music, and spend time with family.

Jessica is being supervised by Danielle Cutrer, LPC, who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. You can reach Jessica via email: jessica@christiancounselingservicesaz.com, call or text: 480.594.0195. You can also visit her website at www.jessicabtracy.com and follow her on Facebook: @JessicaTracyChristian Counselor. 



 

Kelley McMahon, MS, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Kelley McMahon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from Kansas.  She received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, with a minor in Psychology, from Washburn University in 1997, followed by her Master’s in Social work 1998. She then served for 11 years in the field of child welfare, including overseeing the permanency planning for over 3000 children.  Through her work there, Kelley worked extensively with children and families in crisis.  She provided individual, group and family therapy to a wide array of clients, with a focus on trauma treatment.  Kelley received specialized training in Parent Management Training (PMT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT).  She was also trained to lead MAPP and Deciding Together (pre-service training for foster parents) throughout the state of Kansas.  

In 2009, she and her husband Ken moved several times for his job, at which  time Kelley began work as a stay-home mom to their two children.  Shortly after moving to Phoenix, Arizona, in 2011, Kelley found the JuicePlus Company  (health and nutrition), where she quickly built a team to the top level in the company.  In 2019, Kelley completed a 12-month program in holistic health coaching through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

As a former 2-sport collegiate athlete, Kelley is an avid Crossfit enthusiast.  She has coached her children in recreational and school sports for the past 10 years.  

Kelley is completing her training in EMDR therapy after having her own successful experiences with the modality.  She has a strong Christian faith that readily conveys hope for change and a safe, caring space for healing.  

Kelley focuses on clients seeking relief from depression, anxiety, and childhood/ adult trauma. 

Read more about Kelley on her professional website www.kelleymcmahon.com

Office hours are flexible, please call.

She will be working out of our central Phoenix/South Scottsdale offices as well as our new midtown office as an affiliate of CCS. She can be reached at 602-391-5850 or via email at kelley@christiancounselingservicesaz.com



Kim Van Wuffen, MS, LAC, CCTS, CCTSS, BHCC

Kim is EMDR level 2 trained and specializes in treating trauma related issues. She works specifically with women from the ages of 18 +. Her career began as an interior designer. From there she learned that she was a problem solver, who loved helping people in a relational manner. Growing up, Kim always wanted to be a psychologist or some sort of counselor. So she naturally merged into the helping professions. 

Over the last 17 years she has worked in the mental health field to some capacity. Her experience includes serving diverse settings, such as, domestic violence, domestic sex trafficking, and community mental health. Kim's many professional experiences have allowed her extensive education and training. She holds several professional certifications from Arizona Trauma Institute and Brain MD. These certifications are necessary for the work that she is doing. They include, certified clinical trauma specialist-Family (CCTS), certified clinical trauma specialist-sex trafficking and exploitation, brain health coach (Dr. Amen Brain MD clinics). 

In addition, she has extensive  experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Along with being a therapist, Kim is also a certified brain health coach. In therapy she combines a strengths based approach along with facilitating an environment where clients feel supported. It is important that clients know that there are solutions on the horizon. Kim believes  people can heal and no circumstance is beyond help. Her therapy incorporates a faith-based approach to counseling but you do not have to be a person of faith in order to meet with her. Kim's personal hobbies are working out, martial arts, and hanging out with my husband, 2 God-daughters and dogs. She works under the direct supervision of Jennifer Cecil, M.Ed, LPC who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Kim is working out of our Metrocenter, Midtown and South Scottsdale offices.  Kim can be reached at (602) 900-7046 and kim@christiancounselingservicesaz.com. Kim's website is https://imagebytransformation.com.

 



Michelle Vaughn, MS, LAC- Licensed Associate Counselor

Michelle Vaughn is a Licensed Associate Counselor who has lived in Surprise, Arizona for more than 30 years. After raising her children, she returned to school to complete her education
when she felt God calling her to use her passion for serving others. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology, and a Master’s of Science degree in Professional Counseling with
an Emphasis in Trauma, both from Grand Canyon University.
In addition to her education, Michelle has served with her local church in a volunteer pastoral role, and with her city’s Crisis Response program, both of which have provided her with
opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus to people who are hurting.

Michelle enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan, and is privileged to provide a faith-based approach to her clients. She is passionate about the importance of the therapeutic relationship and its ability to help individuals heal and find hope in their future.

Michelle is accepting new clients immediately and is trained to offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) services. Outside of her therapeutic work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, her children, and their 3 dogs. She also enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time in worship of her Creator.

Michelle is working towards independent licensure, and is being supervised by Danielle Cutrer, MS,
LPC. Michelle currently works out of the Goodyear, Arrowhead, and Surprise locations. Please
visit her website at www.michelledvaughn.com for more information, or contact her by phone
at 520-333-5261 or via email at Michelle@christiancounselingservicesaz.com.



Elijah Steinbrecher, LAMFT (Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist)

Elijah Steinbrecher is licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and holds a Masters degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Health Science from Arizona Christian University.  Elijah is an active member in a local body of Christian believers and lives life from a Christian worldview.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Elijah has been living in Phoenix for 8 years with his wife and children.  In his 10+ year career in the Behavioral Health field, Elijah has had the privilege to walk alongside many people seeking to understand, process, and transform themselves and their relationships.  Elijah is passionate about supporting children, couples, and families as they work through the various challenges associated with life and trauma. Elijah is an EMDR-trained Therapist who works from a trauma-informed approach. 

In the office, you can expect a safe non-judgmental Christian environment to foster growth
and healing through a trusting and compassionate relationship.  Elijah considers it a privilege
that others allow him to enter into their difficulties and be a part of their healing through the
power of Christ.  Elijah works out of the Metrocenter office. He works under the direct
supervision of Jennifer Cecil M.Ed, LPC who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. He may be reached at 602-540-8879 or
at Elijah@christiancounselingservicesaz.com.



Yvonne Perez-Agosto - LAC

Yvonne Perez-Agosto was born and raised in inner-city Chicago, Illinois by Puerto Rican parents and speaks Spanish fluently.  She accepted Christ as her savior at age 15 and has continued her walk of faith throughout her life. She spent 19 years working and studying to accomplish her dream of becoming a mental health professional. She completed a B.A. at the Roosevelt University of Chicago, as well as a Masters of Divinity from the prestigious School of Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. 

A born fighter, Yvonne tenaciously finished her degrees part-time while working. She increasingly became aware of her giftedness of wisdom and knowledge and enjoyed helping others who sought her advice. Realizing that many people, including Christians, suffer from emotional and mental health issues, she pursued a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health from the Adler School of Psychology in Chicago, IL. 

In Illinois, Yvonne worked as a Crisis Counselor making emergency diagnoses and mental health treatment decisions for people in crisis. She has also worked as an outpatient Juvenile Justice counselor helping gang-affiliated youth on probation by providing substance abuse, individual, and family counseling. Two years ago, Yvonne moved to Phoenix to work with children and teens coming into the United States on their own. She now joins CCS, fulfilling her dream to work in Christian counseling where she is best able to integrate her faith and mental health treatment skills.  

Yvonne is licensed in both Arizona and Illinois, is currently in training to be a Certified Trauma Professional (CCTP) as well as becoming Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trained. She is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. Yvonne uses Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as her primary treatment modalities and works primarily with adults and couples.

She works under the direct supervision of Chloe Cooper, LISAC, LPC, who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Yvonne sees clients in Phoenix, Goodyear, and South Scottsdale and can be reached at 480-818-5059 or yvonne@christiancounselingservicesaz.com.

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Natalie Bowman, MS, LAC

Natalie Bowman is a Master’s level therapist & Licensed Associate Counselor. She is a Phoenix native, but currently lives in Tucson with her husband of 6 years, and her two young sons. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors degree in Family Studies and Human Development and received her Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

She worked for 7 years as a biblical counselor to teenage girls in crisis through Springboard Teen Challenge, a 3-6 month inpatient rehabilitation facility. She also worked as a behavior coach at an elementary school for 2 years, helping children who were struggling with behavior issues in school. She has a passion for young girls and women, marriages & families, and new mothers struggling with postpartum depression  and loves helping others find healing and freedom through Christ. Natalie is a trauma-informed therapist and is EMDR trained.

Natalie is working part time under the supervision of Danielle Cutrer, MS, LPC, doing telehealth on Tuesdays and working out of our Tucson office on Fridays, located off of Oracle/between Magee and Ina Road. Natalie may be reached by phone at (520) 222-7375 or at natalie@christiancounselingservicesaz.com 



Jennifer Ilie, Intern

Jennifer Ilie is a Master’s level practicum intern, earning her Master’s in Science of Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University, where she is a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, and worked as an elementary school teacher. Jennifer enjoys working with individuals, couples, and children, as well as within group settings. She is empathetic, patient, and compassionate, and believes in the individual’s ability to grow from life’s challenges. 

Jennifer lives life from a Christian worldview. She volunteers at Phoenix Rescue Mission, a faith-based recovery program offering long-term, comprehensive services to women and children. She is originally from Tucson and lives with her husband, child, and a miniature schnauzer named Zen. 

Jennifer is being trained in EMDR. She works under the direct supervision of Danielle Cutrer, MS, LPC, who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and currently works out of the Arrowhead office on Mondays and Surprise office on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

She can be contacted at Jennifer@christiancounselingservicesaz.com or by phone at (480) 442-0252.  



 

Kathy Carpenter – Intern

Kathy Carpenter is completing her Masters of Science degree in Christian Counseling at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. She received her bachelor’s degree at Cal State University East Bay, in California.
Kathy is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and has been in Phoenix, AZ for 13 years. She is actively involved with her local church. Kathy loves to hike, read, paint, garden, Christian music, Barre3 and her little Yorkies.
Kathy is currently getting her EMDR training and is looking forward to seeing how God uses her to help others. She works under the direct supervision of Jennifer Cecil M.Ed, LPC who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Kathy will be working out of our Metrocenter office. Kathy may be reached at (480_ 734-5828 or kathy@christiancounselingservicesaz.com 

 



Karen Loscavio - Intern

Karen Loscavio is a Master’s level practicum intern, earning her Master’s in Science of Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She holds a Bacherlor’s of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University and has experience working with families of children with developmental delays. Coaching her own children to build resiliency, develop renewed trust, and pursue hope despite suffering inspires Karen to reach farther into the community. She approaches life from a Christian worldview. Having overcome emotional neglect, loss, abuse, and other painful hardships, Karen continually seeks to press on toward what lies ahead in her life and desires to help individuals, children, and couples find the truth and freedom they need to press on in their lives as well. Leaning into the hard can be a very scary place. Karen offers safety, empathy, and compassion helping her clients develop the courage they need to let go of fear and pursue hope. 

Karen is being trained in EMDR. She works under the direct supervision of Ashely Gunn, MS, LPC, who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. She works out of the South Scottsdale office on Fridays and Saturdays. She can be reached at (702) 882-2680 and karen@christiancounselingservicesaz.com



Kristiann Corley - Intern

Kristiann Corley is a master’s level intern, working to obtain her Master of Science in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University (GCU). She graduated from GCU in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and has extensive experience working with individuals in higher education. She volunteers in the children’s ministry at her local church in Phoenix and
enjoys the close-knit community that is seen within the body of believers.

Kristiann has a fervent passion for Christ and love for helping others through trauma, crisis, and many other adversities faced in the world. Her greatest passion in counseling is meeting clients where they are at and providing a place of comfort and guidance to help them find healing where all hope seems lost. Growing up in the church, she has witnessed and experienced the myth that Christians don’t have struggles with mental health. She hopes to shed light on that false narrative through the integration of biblical truth and clinical practices.

Kristiann will be training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has
a great interest in working with individuals, couples, and children. She will be working under the
direct supervision of Dr. Donald Durham, Ph.D., who is an approved supervisor through the
Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. Kristiann can be reached via email at 602-726-6171 or
kristiann@christiancounselingservicesaz.com.



Jason Ford - Intern

Jason is a Master’s level practicum intern, earning his Master’s in Science of Professional Counseling from Phoenix Seminary, where Jason has earned Dean’s List status on three separate occasions.  Jason also has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois.  He also holds a certification in Wellness Coaching, while working in the wellness industry for over a decade.  Jason lives by example the importance of a fit lifestyle, as he has completed to date 13 Ironman Triathlons.  He enjoys working with individuals on a variety of issues, including addictive disorders.  Jason also has a long history of working with adolescents through his time spent as a high school wrestling coach and a leader in sports ministry.  Jason is genuine, kind, thoughtful, and understanding and he believes that God has created people with amazingly resilient spirits, which allows them the opportunity to achieve restorative healing.  

Jason’s life was transformed by God over 20-years ago stemming from his own struggles with addictive behavior.  He has used his powerful story of redemption to help lead and encourage others to do the same.  Jason is a resident of Gilbert, where he and his wife Grace are the proud parents of their two children, Jacob (9) and Hannah (7).

Jason is being trained in EMDR.  He works under the supervision of Dr. Donald Durham, Ph.D. who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and currently works out of the Mesa office on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Jason works in the Mesa office on Wednesdays from 5-8 pm and on Fridays from 9 am-2 pm. He can be contacted at jason@christiancounselingservicesAZ.com or by phone at (480) 390-7443.



Aubrey Clark - Intern

Aubrey Clark, MA, is a master’s level intern, earning her Master of Science in Counseling from Hope International University. She holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Talbot School of Theology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Theatre, from The Ohio State University. Aubrey has previously worked in full-time Christian ministry as a pastoral counselor in the local church and is passionate about ministry leader health and well-being. Having experienced the unique stress of being in full-time ministry, Aubrey seeks to walk alongside ministry leaders and their families towards a more integrated, healthy, and balanced life lived with God and others. She is also passionate about relationship health and maintenance – family, friendship, dating, engagement, and marriage – to help people trust, grow, and thrive in their bonds with one another. Aubrey integrates spiritual formation concepts, along with attachment and trauma-based modalities, to help clients have a more honest view of themselves, others and God, and to use that knowledge to create a more realistic and healthier lifestyle – emotionally, physically, relationally, spiritually, and intellectually. Aubrey is certified in Prepare & Enrich couples’ assessment and Gottman (level I) couples’ training.

Aubrey recently moved from southern California to the Phoenix area with her husband, but primarily grew up in the Midwest. She loves getting outdoors, playing all sorts of instruments, having a good laugh (usually at her expense), any book written by C.S. Lewis, cats, and a piping hot cup of tea.

Aubrey is currently being trained in EMDR under the direct supervision of Donald Durham, Ph.D., who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.

She works out of the Surprise and Glendale offices on Mondays and Fridays. Reach her by phone at (765) 490-5788 or email aubrey@christiancounselingservicesAZ.com. 



Trish Haver - Intern

Trish is a Master's level practicum intern, earning her Master's in Arts of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society. She holds two Bachelors of Science degrees in Psychology from Liberty University in Virginia, one with a specialization in Christian Counseling and the second in Life Coaching. She graduated Magna Cum Laud.  Trish has been a Life Coach for 6 years and has an Advanced Certification through the American Association of Christian Counselors. Trish is also a licensed Care and Connections Pastor at Desert Hills Community Church of the Nazarene.

Trish is military informed and has served the military community in a volunteer capacity since 1990. Her most recent service was during her daughter's command in Afghanistan from 2019 – 2020. She has a true heart for military veterans.

Trish's passion is allowing God to use her to love people in whatever capacity He sees fit, and journeying with them through the hard things in life. She is an Arizona native and grew up in a small ranching community near the southern border. Her love for people and call to the minister was first cultivated by helping her family care for immigrants. She has since participated in humanitarian aid missions in Kosovo, France, Ethiopia, and Israel. Trish loves to travel and lived in South Korea for two years where she served as a volunteer for the military chapel and submerged herself in Korean culture. She has three adult children, two of which currently serve in the United States Armed Forces. 

Trish is being trained in EMDR. She works under the direct supervision of Dr. Donald Durham Ph.D. who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavior Health Examiners. Trish works at our Mesa office and can be reached at (254) 290-0032 or by email at trish@christiancounselingservicesaz.com.

Her website is https://www.lifecoachingoutofthevalley.com/



Debbie Hackbarth - Intern

Debbie Hackbarth is a master’s level intern, working to obtain her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. After raising two daughters, gaining lots of life experience, and making thirteen moves across the United States, she returned to school (and to the Valley of the Sun) to pursue her graduate degree. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Family Studies and Human Development from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. “I have faced my own grief, loss, and personal struggles. I know what it is like to reach out for help and begin the healing process. I have a strong desire to “pay it forward” and provide a safe, therapeutic haven where others can feel heard and begin their own healing journey to recover from previous trauma and difficulties in life.”

Debbie enjoys working with individuals, adolescents, and children using a faith-based approach to utilize experiential counseling methods that include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Art Therapy. She is being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients succeed in making lasting positive changes by targeting root issues of present problems.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness are also utilized to achieve results in the counseling process. She works under the direct supervision of Jennifer Cecil, M.Ed, LPC, who is an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and currently works out of the Scottsdale office on Mondays and Thursdays and the Midtown office on Saturdays.

She can be reached at debbie@christiancounselingservicesaz.com.



 

Chris Akard, Fitness Professional/Nutritional Expert

Chris Akard has been the owner and operator of the Akard Personal Fitness Group in South Scottsdale since 1995. He has been a fitness professional for 26 years and  has regularly appeared as a fitness expert on Channel 3 (KTVK) for 16 years. Chris has a passion for helping people become whole in all areas of life. To that end, he is pursuing a Psychology degree from Grand Canyon University. He is a certified life coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors. Chris coaches from a Christian worldview and recognizes the importance of spirituality in health/ wholeness.

Through a focus on nutrition and exercise, Chris has been successful in treating those with anxiety, depression, and a host of other mental health issues. In addition, he is an expert in the area of middle age nutrition and weight loss/ management. Chris and Jen collaborate on clients when necessary and his studio is conveniently located only minutes away from Jen's SCOTTSDALE location. Chris is the co-founder of the Plumbline Christian Wellness Program. (www.plumblineweightloss.com)

For more information about Chris, please visit his website at www.akard.com. He can be contacted at 480 941 0211 and at azfit@akard.com.