"Connection: The energy that exist between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship" Brene Brown.
Connection is important in the therapy process. I build therapeutic relationships and alliances to assist individuals in their healing journey. Every moment, tear, pain, and success is important to acknowledge and express. I am an agent of HOPE and will assist you in your hope, healing and restoration process.
I provide therapy interventions for families, children, adolescents, and adults. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Problem Solving Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Play Therapy, and Child Parent Psychotherapy Principles. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, infant mental health, and trauma across the lifespan.
"Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you're feeling. To have the hard conversations." -Brene Brown. Allow yourself the freedom to be vulnerable.
Joe Garcia has worked in governmental and community non-profits in Vocational Rehabilitation, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health at times in both inpatient and outpatient venues for the past 20 years as a bilingual-(English/Spanish) bi-cultural Case Manager, Counselor, CPS Sr. Social Worker(AZ-CA) and Clinical Psychotherapist (State of AZ). He has also worked in administration positions, addressing executive management leadership, QA Director and Grants & Contracts Director.
He graduated from ASU-BA, Northern Arizona University, MA in Counseling and initially attended Grand Cannon University before transferring over to Western International University where he graduated with a MBA in Personnel and Financial Management, with a minor in Business Law.
I am a licensed professional counselor supervisor (LPCS), coach, speaker, author, advocate, and consultant. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from UNC Pembroke where I majored in Criminal Justice, with hopes and aspirations of one day becoming a lawyer and then judge. God, however, had different plans. I continued my education at Liberty University and graduated with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy in May 2010. Prior to serving as a full time Counselor, I served 24 years with State Government in Department of Correction and Department of Health and Human Services. After 24 years God said it was time to move into full time counseling.
I am a wife of 32 years to Roger and a mother to two sons, Blane and Jonathon, who are public servants, mother-in-law to two beautiful daughters, Deanna and Taylor, and the grandmother of 3 beautiful treasures, Ella Grace, Adalyn Ruth and Lainey Olivia. I am passionate about my family and the family unit as a whole, working tirelessly to ensure its healing and wholeness. As a military spouse to an Army Veteran and the mom to a Marine Veteran, the military family holds a special place in my heart.
Along with counseling and coaching, I support the family by leading marriage conferences, speaking on relationship issues and offer biblically based parenting classes.
My heart is to always provide those I am serving a safe place to land, so when they are ready, the touch down, is soft, smooth, and easy. My mantra is “people don’t care what you know until they know that you care.” The people who God entrusts to me will always know that I care for them, their healing, and their forward movement.
Hello, my name is Krystle Stempien,
I am a licensed social worker in Arizona, with a focus in counseling. I am originally from Rhode Island, and moved to Arizona in the early 2000s with my family. I love animals, dance, yoga, art, and the beach! I would describe myself as a caring, kind, hardworking, and compassionate individual.
I have been committed to providing therapy to children, teens, adults, couples and families for the past 5 years in the Valley at a non-profit agency. Before then, I was working as a case manager for the Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) population, and have also worked on the crisis hotline and as a mobile crisis specialist in the community. I have experience in working with all age ranges, and individuals with a variety of abilities and preferences. I specialize working with teens and adults, but am happy to meet with any patient. I respect each patient's strengths, and thus come from a strength's-based perspective and person-centered approach in therapy. I use modalities of CBT, DBT, and use evidence-based approaches to trauma, such as through narrative therapy. I utilize motivational interviewing, problem solving skills, changing perspectives, engaging activities and sometimes even art to add to the therapeutic process.
I believe that the patient is the specialist on the presenting issue, and therefore welcome other ideas that may assist the therapy progress. Thank you for your time in reading a bit about myself...and perhaps I will have the pleasure of getting to know you as well in the future!
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), owner of a teletherapy private practice and Clinic Manager of a Behavioral Health Clinic that serves soldiers, veterans, and their families. I was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, lived in Brooklyn, New York for many years and now call Washington State my home. I have been married for 16 years to my husband Elisha who is originally from Jamaica and is an Army veteran; we have one child- Jeremiah who is our pride and joy. I love spending time with my family, relaxing in my backyard, reading, “retail therapy,” writing, trail walking and dancing. As an immigrant and wife to an Army veteran, immigrants and military families are dear to my heart. I am experienced in pre-marital, marriage counseling and counseling adults who are impacted by burnout, chronic stress, adverse life events and are seeking support in managing transitions, stress, loss/grief, anxiety, and religious/spiritual issues. I also specialize in counseling military families, healthcare and mental health professionals, immigrants, leaders, and those seeking faith-based counseling.
Collaboration, strong clinical skills, and the use of non-judgmental Christ centered values are the cornerstones of my counseling style. Because relational, emotional, mental, and religious/spiritual challenges can be complex, I use a biopsychosocial approach to counseling. This means that in my assessment and treatment planning, we look at biological, psychological, social/environmental factors and spiritual factors that are contributing to the problem(s). Depending on your treatment needs, and with your consent, I sometimes may need to consult with other professionals. I use interventions from cognitive behavior therapies (CBT), psycho-dynamic, family systems and experiential therapies. For instance, tools from CBT can help clients explore helpful and unhelpful thoughts, feelings, behaviors and patterns and work with them to build their strengths and learn new approaches. A range of experiential exercises and values-guided behavioral interventions are also used. Ultimately, the goal of these interventions is to help clients create a rich and meaningful life, while accepting the growing pains that inevitably goes with it. My clients and colleagues often say that my calm personality, genuine concern, gentle “tough love” and empathic curiosity help them to feel safe, supported, respected, understood, and motivated.
I appreciate you taking the time to read my bio and welcome any questions you may have.
I am a lover of life…..I cannot wait to see what happens next!
My name is Amber Romero. I bring with me an MSP and 27 years of Behavioral Health and Education history. My adult career has consisted of serving all differing populations: those who struggle with substance abuse, criminal history, homelessness and both Serious and General Mental Health issues. I spend my time teaching for a private university as well; I teach both on-line/ground Psychology and Sociology courses.
I have a family of whom I am devout. My husband and I have been married for seven years and together for nine. We married each other later in life; however, we have known each other since young adulthood. I have an extraordinary stepdaughter who is 20, five year old twins and a few four-legged friends running through my home on a consistent basis.
It is an honor, for me, to work with Faith Solutions to Mental Health. Your words, thoughts and feelings are sacred and will be treated as such.
I am a native of Phoenix, Arizona. I attended the University of Phoenix where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services Management. I latter attended Ottawa University where I received a Master of Science degree in Addictions Counseling.
I have worked with several social services agencies in the vally, providing the following evidenced based practices: CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, Trauma Informed Care and Substance Use Disorder Treatment. As a Mental Health Clinician, I understand the importance of providing compassionate care to children, teens and adults. My work with helping people discover their strength and value continues to fuel my desire to pursue my purpose.
Some of the things I enjoy are spending tiem with family and friends, watching plays, hiking and spending time at the park. As an advocate of self-care, I consciously incorporate that element into the therapeutic process.
Charity Northan is a native of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Hampton University, a Master of Science degree in psychology from University of Phoenix, and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Charity is a licensed counselor within her state. Charity has authored several books including "I am Tamar: The Spiritual Warfare of Love and Relationships," "God's Glory is Coming Back," and several mental health training manuals. Charity is a minister of the gospel and the proud mother of two daughters.
Charity enjoys speaking with audiences on the subject of the integration of mental health and faith. On one hand, her education has afforded her the ability to learn and practice "book" knowledge and foundations of mental health from scientific perspectives such as solution-focused brief counseling, trauma-informed care, Adlerian, Gestalt, Humanistic, CBT, and more. Her faith, on the other hand, has allowed her to know the levels of spiritual darkness that are often behind mental illness such as strongholds, 'open doors,' generational curses, the spirit of suicide, and to exercise her power and authority over them. Charity provides a unique and very strong discussion and point of view for the need for mental health reform and the need for the integration of mental health and faith within mental health and medical facilities, government, schools, prisons, churches, and more. Charity eloquently brings to the surface the need for counseling ministry within churches and faith based organizations, and especially on the mission field.
Charity is very passionate about her area of ministry and finds great passion in speaking to audiences around the world. Her ultimate goal is to bring healing and hope through the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I am first a follower of Christ and am blessed to be a part of Faith Solutions to Mental Health. I am also a native of Arizona and have worked in Medical Billing for many years. Starting out in Admitting and working all the way up to Executive Assistant. My career interest has always been in the total revenue management cycle for clinical providers. I became an AAPC certified outpatient coder in 2010 and since then have completed several various medical billing and professional management courses including AAPC Behavioral Health Coding Course and their Practice Management course.
I have also completed Faith Solutions to Mental Health’s Mental Health Minister course as I want to help point people to Christ as God grants divine meetings. I am blessed with a wonderful husband, 2 sons and 6 grandchildren. Outside of work like I enjoy being with my grandchildren, walking through farmer’s markets, reading and doing jigsaw puzzles.