Growing up the oldest son in a large family as I did taught me the value of being both a leader and a peer. With seven siblings, there was a lot of competition for attention as well as a need for order and organization! But it was through this challenging childhood that I developed both the interest and beginning skill-set to work with people, their challenges and varied personalities. I began my work with human services as a master’s degree graduate in education from the University of Georgia. Later I finished a second master’s in social work from Arizona State University, and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. I have spent the past 15 years working with a broad spectrum of human challenges including: Abuse, addictions, ADHD, adjustment issues, anxiety, blended family issues, depression, difficult children, divorce, learning disorders, LGBT issues, parenting, serious mental illness and trauma. I work with children, adolescents and adults and provide individual, couples and family therapy. I draw on a person-directed approach with an emphasis on relationship, wellness and cultural needs and preferences.
Angelica Castano, LPC:
Angelica received a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University. Angelica has over 7 years of experience in counseling children and families in various settings and mental health concerns. She has been in the mental health field for over ten years as a psychiatric technician, supportive staff, and case manager which has added to the strength of her experience. Angelica is also a bilingual counselor who works with the Spanish speaking community. Angelica’s approaches to counseling are in Rational Emotive Therapies, Mindfulness techniques, Solution focused therapies, Family System and Expressive Arts Modalities in both individual and group settings.
Diana Apolinar, LCSW
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Arizona, New Jersey, and New York. She entered the social services field in 1994 after she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and started providing counseling services to individuals, groups, and families in 1998 after she obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work. Diana utilizes various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to assist clients with resolving past traumas and grief, overcoming feelings of depression and anxiety, increasing their self-esteem, and enhancing their relationships with others.
Diana strives to help couples improve communication and learn healthy ways to meet each other’s needs while also maintaining an individual sense of self and achieving personal growth. She also works with adults who have been subjected to dysfunctional family patterns including neglect and abuse, and whom have a desire to change maladaptive behaviors, develop healthy ways of coping, and attain more fulfilling lives.
Diana is bilingual (Spanish-speaking) and has had the opportunity to work with populations of different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Additionally, she has awareness that people’s cultural and spiritual beliefs can play a significant role in their lives and is sensitive in addressing these needs. She provides services in a caring and respectful manner while working to establish trust, a factor which she considers essential in the therapeutic relationship and one which is necessary for promoting change.
Bryan Myers, LPC
is a Master’s Level Professional Counselor licensed with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. He has over 20 years experience providing individual and group counseling. His specialties include dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, mood disorders and substance abuse.
Bryan is also experienced as a couple’s therapist, teaching couples to improve their communication skills and increase their understanding and appreciation of each other.
Tom Unsworth, LPC
I graduated from the University of Miami in Corral Gables Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science and got my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale FL. I have been a practicing Psychotherapist for more than twenty years. I focus on the two of the most common mental health problems of depression and anxiety that frequently join forces.
Ashley M. Chesky, MA, LPC
is a therapist known for her down-to-earth, client centered, and creative approach to counseling. Ashley holds a dual Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy from Prescott College. She began her career at The Meadows, a world renowned private inpatient treatment facility, where she was mentored by some of the most influential leaders in the fields of trauma and addiction - including Dr. Claudia Black and Pia Mellody. Ashley has been a featured speaker at multiple national conferences in which she taught professionals in the field new family therapy techniques. In addition, Ashley has completed professional trainings in Post Induction Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Expressive Arts Therapy. Ashley’s therapeutic style incorporates education, creativity, and unconditional positive regard. Ashley’s areas of focus are anxiety, depression, family therapy, codependency, perfectionism, substance abuse, self-compassion, and family of origin issues. Most importantly she celebrates you in taking your first step towards wellness and living a more whole hearted, authentic life.
Francisca “Fran” Delgado, LPC
is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Clinical Supervisor. She received her B.A. from New Mexico State University and her M.C. from the University of Phoenix. She has been trained in A-CRA (Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
Fran has been working in the behavioral health field since 2000 in various settings such as residential group homes, outpatient, inpatient, and private practice. She has over 10 years of counseling experience working with diverse populations (children, adolescents, adults, and seniors) ranging from the homeless to the wealthy. Fran specializes in working with children (ages 5-17) and trauma.
Fran has a genuine passion for the field of healing. She focuses her work on creating a safe environment for individuals to be able to achieve their own goals for therapy. She truly believes in the power of hope and compassion.
Brian Jauregui, MA, LAC
is a Licensed Associate Counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. He completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology/Counseling Practice at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. Brian is bilingual and fluent in Spanish. His clinical training was completed at Center on Halsted as part of the LGBTQ Behavioral Health Consortium. Brian has experience working across the lifespan with diverse populations, and provides individual, couples, and group therapy. He has been trained in various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and has completed the Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist training. His goal is to a create a safe and supportive space where you feel respected and empowered to make progress towards your goals.
Raschell (Rush) Bailey, LAC
is a Licensed Associate Counselor practicing in Arizona. Rush graduated from Argosy University Phoenix with a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 2008. Beginning in behavioral health in 2006, Rush has experience working in group homes, inpatient hospitals, treatment centers, and outpatient clinics. During Raschell’s work in behavioral health there have been opportunities for work with a variety of populations including children, individuals with developmental disabilities, and people diagnosed with serious mental illness. Rush has provided individual, group, couples, and family counseling and specializes in culture and sexuality which makes working with the LGBTQIA community especially enjoyable. Rush loves to cook and workout almost daily and is often characterized as extroverted, open, positive, fluid, and accepting.
Raschell is experienced in working with clients diagnosed with a broad array of disorders. This experience includes those who struggle with anxiety, identity issues, difficulty with adjustment, depression, grief and loss, stress, career pressures, relationships concerns, and personality disorders. Rush is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and enjoys using Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Rush is known for thinking outside of the box and using creative alternatives like expressive therapy, movement therapy, as well as music, art, and video therapy. Rush’s approach encourages clients to reach understanding, get closer to a resolution, and challenge individuals to wake up and live life like no one is watching in the midst of a social media driven society of instant gratification. Rush seeks to motivate others to be important to themselves, to celebrate diversity, and to never settle for less than what is deserved.