trauma team

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Norma Magdaleno, DBH, LCSW
Director /Psychotherapist
Clinical Supervisor
Amanda (Mandee) Chance, MBA, MSC, NCC, LPC
Clinical Supervisor/ Therapist
Norma is a Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  Norma is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) specializing in sexual trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and relationship violence.  She has over 20 years of experience working with multi-cultural family systems including adults and adolescents in a variety of settings.  Norma’s psychotherapeutic approach focuses on developmental stages and the use of systems, psychodynamic, social learning, and transpersonal models.  Norma also provides guidance with co-occurring disorders and disease management. She is available for professional consultations and supervision.
Spanish speaking.
Contact: (520) 303-1697                                          

Mandee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works with families and individuals using a spectrum of modalities that fit the needs of the client.  She helps people find their strength to overcome symptoms of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief, aggression, sexual maladaptive behaviors, family issues, and psychoeducation.

Contact: 520-222-9458

Derek Reece, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor/Therapist
Derek is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), that assists individuals/families  with complex issues in an relaxed and safe space. Derek's flexible approach helps individuals with pain, cravings, self image and control,  repression, problem solving, shifting attitudes or influences through empowerment and change. Derek is able to meet either in the office or in the home. Call for more information and/or schedule. 
Contact: 520-490-1195
Carrie Wilson, MA, NCC, LPC
Carrie has a Master’s degree in Behavioral Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University. Utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered therapies, Carrie specializes in trauma and trauma-related issues and also assists clients experiencing deficits of self-esteem, depression and anxiety.  
Contact: (520) 337-2301 
Rodger Lee MSC, NCC, LPC
Rodger is a licensed therapist that specializes in assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families with behavioral issues including trauma, depression, delinquency, anxiety, ADHD, and aggression/anger management.  He is available for in-home therapy and psychoeducational trainings.
Contact: (520) 353-2051
Liliana is a Licensed Master Social Worker and has worked with long term and short term foster care. Her specialties include, but are not limited to, client centered approach, solution focus, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma narrative. She works with teenagers, families, adults, and couples who experience issues with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and any other challenges that interfere with daily life .   
Bilingual Therapist
Phone (775) 591-8782
Liliana Sanchez, LMSW
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Emily Farabaugh, MSC, NCC, LPC
Emily is a licensed therapist with a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling. Her specialties include individual and couples counseling; involving trauma processing, stress management, addiction, self-harm, anxiety, mood disorders, mindfulness, CBT, and relationship struggles. Just like physical injury, mental and emotional healing is a process that takes time and attentive care. Emily will assist as as a guide while you explore your thoughts, emotions and needs; to achieve a healthier mind, body, and spirit. There is no "one-size fits all" approach to therapy. Emily tailors every session to suit each individual (or couple). 
For more information or to schedule your session
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 Kelsey Garcia Faber, MA, LAC

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Jacqueline Sheppard, LAC, NCC, MSC
Jacqueline has a Master of Science in Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix. She works with all populations and all ages (foster care, post-jail release-probation, intellectual disabilities, LGBTQ, and elderly) and has experience providing trauma care, relationship/ family therapy, anger management, domestic violence/ substance abuse classes, skills training, anxiety/depression and career/vocational coaching. In addition, Jacqueline is fluent in English and Spanish. Her modalities generally include person-centered, solution-focused therapies using an existential approach.
Call/Text for free 20-min consultation!
Contact: (520) 477-8697
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Christina Hart MSW, LCSW
Kelsey is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Masters in Counseling & Mental Health from the University of Arizona. Kelsey uses a holistically centered, strengths-based approach to specialize with adolescents, teens, and families to explore the root of emotional trauma and dysregulation in the family & community systems of her clients. Kelsey also works with adults and uses mindfulness & cognitive behavioral therapy to meet her client's unique needs & experiences. Kelsey also has experience with crisis response, LGBTQ+ clients, separation/divorce, depression & anxiety, social skills & behavioral difficulties, self-esteem issues, perfectionism and underachievement.

Phone:  520-369-3294

Christina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 30 years experience. She specializes in working with persons who have been or are currently experiencing well as anxiety, depression,mood disorders, grief and loss.

She works utilizing a variety of interventions including EMDR; CBT; Mindfulness and faith-based scripture.

Presently she is using Telehealth and will see clients in the office as indicated. 

Phone: 520-499-4663

Andrea Ward, MS, LAC

Andrea has earned a Master’s Degree in counseling and is currently a Licensed Associate Counselor. Andrea works with individuals who are experiencing  symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and grief/loss. Using a strengths-based perspective Andrea will assist you in identifying what you want from counseling, determine your personal goals, explore what you are willing to do to reach your goals, and learn how to get there. Let’s explore your strengths and build the confidence to make the changes you desire.


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Robin Edgell, MSW, LMSW

Robin is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), who has experience working with families, adolescents, relationships and those in the military. Her specialties include, but are not limited to, client centered strength-based approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), PTSD and trauma work. Robin works with teens, families, those in relationships, and the LGBTQIA+ Community who are working through depression, anxiety, communication issues, trauma processing and other large life changes. Robin uses a compassionate approach, combined with strength-based techniques, to help clients work through the challenges that they are facing. Through psychoeducation, communication, skills learning, and healthy coping skills, Robin can assist you in your journey to better mental health.

Phone: (520) 403-6775


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Elahe Bellinger, LMSW
Elahe is a trauma specialist with a licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) that specializes in working with families, children and adults in areas of PTSD, self-harming behaviors, crisis intervention, substance use disorders, depression, serious mental Illnesses and relational issues. Elahe utilizes a compassionate, strength focused approach with Somatic Practices, MIndfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem Solving, Parts Therapy, Systems Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Problem Solving to help clients work through their dilemmas. Elahe is able to meet with clients in the office or by telehealth. Call for scheduling or for more information at: 
(623) 349-4289
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Gregory J.D. Smith, LMSW
Greg specializes in treating individuals, families, couples, and children who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, death/dying/grief, and the life robing coping behaviors that often accompany these conditions. Greg is passionate about assisting people process through their traumatic feelings and beliefs that arise out of childhood neglect as well as situational trauma, especially Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD/CPTSD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and any accompanying substance use or process addiction that people
often use to cope with such overwhelming, chronic distress. Advanced EMDR clinician.
Contact: 520-352-9332
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Debra Marshall MA, LAMFT

Debra is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family therapist. Debra specializes in working couples and individuals 18 years and older. Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss, PTSD, are some reasons that bring a person or couple to therapy.  As a marriage and family therapist, Debra looks through a systemic lens and begins with a Narrative/collaborative approach. Everyone has a unique story that is influenced by various social discourses. Other modalities include Gottman, EFT, CBT, and mindfulness. Debra will work collaboratively with you to help you identify your needs and develop a plan to reach personal goals. Call for scheduling or for more information at:

Contact: 520-490-0098


 Dana Denney, LPC


Dana is a Licensed Profession Counselor. She specializes in several areas including but not limited to; working with people who  who are in relationships with family members  or friends who struggle with drugs or alcohol, those caught in a domestically violent relationship  and are looking to find their voice and those looking to improve the relationships they are in. Dana uses a variety of methods to help others learn more about themselves and develop assertiveness . These methods include CBT, mindfulness and developing an understanding about relationship dynamics. Dana also provides faith-based counseling for those who prefer a format based on Judeo-Christian values. Dana has worked with court-mandated clients as well as a clinician in a residential treatment center here in Tucson .
Dana is a former competitive athlete who understands the effort it takes to change and the vision one develops to propel  and sustain the energy to attain one’s goals.

You can reach Dana at 520-395-7020
Or by email at
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Charlotte Peper, LPC, EMDR, TAP

Charlotte is a 6th generation Tucson native, a musician, and artist who believes that life, like art, is a masterpiece in progress. It may take a few accidents to discover the hidden essence of the picture – and beauty can emerge from error.  Charlotte began her work in human services over 35 years ago. She is a certified Transactional Analysis Practitioner (TAP), EMDR Trained, CAPACITAR Practitioner and Trainer, and a Trainer in Sex Trafficking Research through ASU.  


Charlotte’s passion is in helping people overcome the stress and traumas encountered during their life journeys. She uses a variety of interventions such as such as Redecision. Therapy, Somatic Approaches, Mindfulness, Gestalt Therapy, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and Rogerian person-centered approaches, and tailors each therapeutic life plan to the individual needs of each unique person. Charlotte works with people ages 16-adulthood and older adulthood. 

For more information, please contact her at:  

Phone: (928) 212-2960


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Brad Thayer, LAC, NCC, CCTP

Brad has earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently a Licensed Associate Counselor.  Brad operates from neurophysiological perspective utilizing an integrated approach.  Specializing in trauma and stress, Brad helps those experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, substance use, and struggles with self-identity.  Brad works with the client(s) to identify the approach that works for them while utilizing best practice techniques rooted in science and validated interventions but always honoring the fact that the client(s) is the true expert of their experience and is only asking for help with toward their journey toward change, growth, and recovery.  Call for scheduling or for more information at:

Contact:(520) 477-1863

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Dr. Andrew Watley, PhD, LPCC, NCC
Dr. Drew is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a doctorate degree in Counselor Education & Supervision from the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, Louisiana. He takes a cognitive behavioral approach with his work toward helping individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and body image issues amongst other things. Dr. Drew has over 5 years of experience working with children, adolescents, couples, men’s issues, and members of the LGBTQ+ Community. He is able to meet either in the office or via teletherapy.

Phone: (504) 715-6397
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Laura Nunez, MA, LPC, NCC

Laura is a licensed trauma therapist dedicated to helping people heal, grow, and overcome their struggles.  She specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults with PTSD, depression, addiction, and anxiety using a variety of methods. Laura has extensive experience working with domestic violence and child abuse survivors and helps them re-discover their power and voice. Laura is bilingual in English/Spanish and is also EMDR trained.  For more information, please contact her at:  

Phone: (520) 955-9429

helping clients heal