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

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

Private Payments & Most Insurance Plans Accepted

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

Goodyear Office

Meet Our Counselors!
Peoria Office | Goodyear Office

Alison Gamez, LPC:

Alison Gamez is a licensed professional counselor with over ten years of experience in the behavioral health field and is a graduate of Northern Arizona University. Alison has experience working with ages 3 and older, and specializes in the areas of addiction/alcoholism (including dual diagnosis) and couples counseling.

Some of the methods most used by Alison are cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-based therapy.

As most of her experience is with individuals in the legal system, Alison explains things well in “everyday English”, and can help with goals to improve lives, and steps to reach those goals. Besides therapy as a form of accountability to reaching those goals, it can also help to process emotions and to recognize and change patterns of thinking and behavior. One method to do that is to avoid comparing ourselves to others and work on being the best we can.

Alison habla española.

Alison Gamez

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.

Tom Unsworth

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 hasadded 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.


Sharon Hollenbeck, MA, LPC:

Sharon Hollenbeck is a graduate of Ottawa University of Phoenix, Arizona. Sharon has experience working with various populations including children, families, couples, substance abuse/addictions, and adults. Sharon is trained in Expressive Art Therapy, EMDR, and Circle of Security.

Sharon Hollenbeck, MA, LPC

Rani Trent, LPC:

My name is Rani (pronounced Ronnie) Trent and I am an LPC, independently licensed as a therapist in the state of Arizona. I have been practicing for approximately 10 years and I have worked with individual adolescents and adults, as well as couples, in general mental health and serious mental illnesses. I am certified in trauma therapy and I have experience with substance abuse relapse prevention and sobriety support. 

I facilitate both group sessions and individual/family sessions and would be happy to discuss with you which would benefit you most effectively. My highest priorities are authenticity, honesty, confidentiality, and growth. I believe that therapy works best when we can create a relationship based on open communication and one where you feel free to tell me what works and doesn’t work in our sessions, so I can best help you. 

I am also a professor at Grand Canyon University in the counseling department and I have been living and working in the West Valley for about 7 years. In my down time, I enjoy playing softball, traveling, being creative, and loving on every doggo I can find.  

Ronnie Trent

Margot Aspen, MS, LPC, CCFC:

Life would be easy if it weren’t for other people.

Whether it’s family members, significant others, co-workers, bosses, or we’re thinking about change--whether it’s changing jobs or contemplating divorce, we have the choice of being rational and calm or making a difficult situation far worse and being more miserable. In reality, it’s not them. It’s us. How do you manage difficult people and situations? Do you often ask yourself, ‘Why did I do/say that?’ ‘What was I thinking?’ ‘What do I do now?’ Are you stuck? In over sixteen years of practice, I have helped countless individuals discover why they keep making the same mistakes and bad decisions with disastrous outcomes. I have helped them discover the root cause of their self-defeating behaviors. I look forward to working with you.

Margot Aspen

Nancy Christine Flanagan, LCSW:

Hello, my name is Nancy Christine Flanagan. I’ve practiced as a therapist in Arizona since 2010. I have experience working with a variety of populations struggling with various mental health problems. I use a client centered approach and several therapy models, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and Solution Focused Therapy. I provide a safe and accepting environment to help people heal, grow, and find happiness within.

Angela Christian

Angela is a new intern with Sonoran Life Solutions. She is in the process of completing her Master of Science in Christian Counseling with Grand Canyon University (GCU) as well as credentialing to be a Licensed Pastor with the Assemblies of God. She also received her Master’s in Education in 2006. She is a retired 5th-grade teacher and is looking forward to her new journey in counseling children, adults, and families.

Her approach is a straight-forward, compassionate, and non-judgmental. She is experienced in evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has experience with autism, as she has a 27-year-old daughter on the Autism spectrum. She has also worked in marriage and couples counseling. Her number one desire is to work with each client to achieve peace, happiness, and hope.

Angela Christian