is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. She graduated from Argosy University Phoenix. She works with individuals ages 18 and up on a wide range of issues. She offers therapy for depression, anxiety, PTSD, addictions, behavior issues, interpersonal & relationship issues, self-esteem issues, grief and loss and anything trauma-related. She uses a personalized approach tailored to an individual’s needs to help people achieve the goals that are important to them. She strives to create a warm, non-judgmental environment to foster openness, healing and growth. Sharon believes that therapy is a “team sport” and she likes to interweave what works best for each individual.
Sharon has extensive training in trauma therapies. She specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and is a Certified EMDR Therapist. She has had several advanced trainings in trauma treatment including using EMDR Therapy to treat addictions and attachment-focused EMDR. She has also had extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has years of experience treating Borderline Personality Disorder. She incorporates mindfulness-based therapy to cultivate increased awareness, focus and stress reduction.
Marianne Hutchison, PsyD
Marianne Hutchison, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1997 and has been in private practice for over 15 years in Arizona. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive-Behavioral therapies. Her areas of specialization are: symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, anger (overt and covert) as well as difficulties in relationship and work areas of life. Marianne’s therapeutic approach is to assist clients to find peace and optimism by working through emotional issues.
Michelle Gallagher, LPC
Michelle has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling with a specialty in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation. She is a Certified Traumatologist, is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), is an Advanced level student of Somatic Experiencing (SE), and is a Certified Grief and Loss Specialist with the Grief Recovery Method. She has been working in the behavioral health field since 1992 holding various roles, to include Staff Trainer, Lead Therapist, Program Manager, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Director, and has experience in building outpatient substance abuse program services. After holding positions of family therapist and primary therapist at the world-renowned Meadows inpatient program, Michelle took on the role of Lead Therapist for The Meadows IOP where she put together their clinical program with guidance and input from Claudia Black, PhD, a pioneer in the field. Michelle is also in successful, long-term recovery herself, since 1985. She has a passion for this work that stems from her own recovery from trauma and substance use disorder, having gone through her own extensive healing process. She believes that clients already have the answers they seek inside of them, and her job is to create a safe environment so that those innate answers can emerge.
Karen Mavrikos, LAC
Karen Mavrikos, LAC received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1994 and her Master’s of Counseling at Arizona State University in 2003. Her career in Behavioral Health spans two decades starting with her work with behaviorally challenged children at The New Foundation. Karen then moved into a five-year career as a Case Manager for adults with serious mental illnesses with Com Care, the Regional Behavioral Health Agency at that time. While raising her two children, Karen worked toward her Master’s Degree in Counseling and began her lifelong pursuit of becoming a therapist. Karen worked with Scottsdale Prevention Institute in the Scottsdale Unified School District before finding her passion if the field of addiction. For five years Karen worked as a therapist, and eventually became the Clinical Director at Scottsdale Treatment Institute. Karen also served as the Clinical Director at Center for Behavioral Health. Karen is currently working as the Behavioral Health Coordinator for Health Net Access, serving the Medicaid population and ensuring her members are receiving excellent behavioral health care and treatment. Karen also has a private practice that allows her to continue to pursue her passion in the field of substance abuse.