trauma team

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Norma Magdaleno, DBH, LCSW
Director /Psychotherapist
Clinical Supervisor
Amanda (Mandee) Chance, MBA, MSC, NCC, LPC
Clinical Supervisor
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

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
Carrie Wilson, MA, NCC, LAC
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 
Derek is licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW), 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: 520-261-9123
Derek Reece, LMSW
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

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
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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

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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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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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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Mary Pat Carothers, MA, AMFT

Mary Pat is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) with a background as a substance abuse counselor. She offers trauma-informed care for individuals, families, couples and groups. Our connections with family, friends, loved ones, and associates influence our lives every single day.  Small shifts we make in our web of connections can create wonderful changes and enhance our wellbeing, creativity, and happiness. Let’s discover together how these influences are acting in your daily life and create ways to make the shifts you desire so that you can reach your personal goals for your life, your relationships, and your future.

Contact:(520) 276-8231                                                                                             

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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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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


Roberto Carlos Contreras, LMSW


 Sometimes people need a good listener to help them identify or listen to their problems in the most non-judgemental way. Allow me to be that person and lets work as a team to find the best version of yourself and strengthen what is inside you. I aim to work together with my clients and help them achieve inner peace and self efficacy.


As a bilingual therapist, I grew up in between two cultures and two languages; English and Spanish. Through this experience, I have been exposed to many different cultures and have learned to appreciate and learn from them all.

Contact: 623-323-3439
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Laura Nunez, MA, LAC, 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