Now with offices in Peoria, Scottsdale, & Goodyear, Arizona!
  (623) 974-3333
Sonoran Life Solutions, Inc.

Meet Our Counselors!
Peoria Office |  Goodyear Office | Scottsdale Office

Scott Church, LCSW: 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 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.

Carole Love is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC).  She has worked for a Native American community for almost ten years, first as a Primary Counselor in a Regional Treatment Center and then as an outpatient counselor. She has facilitated groups on Grief, Anger Management, and Seeking Safety (trauma and substance abuse) in addition to substance abuse.  She has worked as a case manager for the Regional Behavioral Health Authority, as a Lead Instructor for Adult Basic Education in an adult male prison, as a GED teacher, as a classroom English and speech teacher, and as a bartender.  At the age of 70, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a psychologist and is currently a doctoral student.

Her areas of specialty are addiction, grief, and trauma.  Carole believes that substance use is a way of coping with difficult issues; it works well for a while but then starts taking things from those who abuse it.  She subscribes to the medical model of addiction and also believes that addiction has a spirit which must be respected.  She feels that science and spirit are coming together again, and she can use both or either in her counseling work.

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.

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.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
additional appointments available
upon request

Service Area
Peoria, Surprise,
Glendale, Phoenix,
Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, and the surrounding Valley

Private Payments, Most Insurance Plans, & AHCCCS Accepted