All administration and Clinical Therapists engage in on-going training with Dr. Rhoton of the Arizona Trauma Institute to enhance the agency's team competencies in integrating effective trauma informed care.
Jon Grossman began his private practice in 1984 providing therapy services to those clients with the most serious and difficult needs. He incorporated Grossman & Grossman, Ltd. in 1990 and the agency has grown to 23 therapists in four Arizona counties. Jon has two Master’s degrees, a M.Ed. in Special Education from Oregon State and an M.S.W. from Arizona State. His past experience includes working with inner city gang kids in Chicago in the 1970s, working with severely emotionally disturbed children at the University of Oregon Medical School, working as a clinical social worker in a mental health hospital setting and inpatient and outpatient pain and stress units, and providing counselingfor Native American children and families living on the reservation. In 1984 he began to specialize in working with sexual offenders and has worked with adult clients, juveniles transferred to the adult system and juvenile sex offenders. His practice now is focused on children and juveniles with sexual misbehavior problems, working with sexually reactive children and working with children who are victims of trauma and sexual abuse. He has received training from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children in using structured sensory interventions. Jon holds clinical membership in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and in the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Jon is a member of the NADCP (National Association of Drug Court Professionals). He is a trained facilitator for MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy), has received advanced training to provide MRT Fidelity and Quality Assurance and MET/CBT5 (Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Jon has received training as both facilitator and trainer in the GAINQ3, a comprehensive assessment. Jon continues to keep abreast of new challenges and closely network with all agencies to meet the changing climate and demands of the behavioral health field.
Phyllis Grossman holds two Master’s degrees, a M.Ed. in Special Education from Arizona State and a M.C. from the University of Phoenix. Her past experience includes a position as a psychoeducational supervisor for a child evaluation center to assess multi-handicapped children, and working with sexual offenders (adults, transferred youth and juveniles). Phyllis holds clinical membership in the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Phyllis is bilingual and has translated the juvenile sex offender program and the Parenting Sexually Reactive Children booklet into Spanish. Phyllis is a trained facilitator for MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy) and MET/CBT5 (Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). She serves as the Administrative Director Grossman & Grossman, Ltd.
LAC, CSOTP Administration, Clinical Therapist
Davin holds a Masters of Counseling degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Davin has completed training as a certified clinical trauma professional. He is a trained facilitator for MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy) and has received advanced training to provide MRT Fidelity and Quality Assurance. Davin is trained to administer the GAINQ3. Davin is additionally trained in motivational interviewing, Trauma and Loss in Children, and sexual misbehavior therapy. Davin is also the administrator of the online file sharing and cloud content management service of the Grossman agency. Davin has his IATP trauma certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and CSOTS (Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist) certification.
MLS(ASCP), Human Resources, IT and Quality Management
Phil grew up in the White Mountains of Arizona before earning his B.S. from the University of Arizona. He previously worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital and brings a wealth of experience in electronic medical records and healthcare management. He is in charge of IT support for staff, file management and running the Quality Management program.
LPC Clinical Director
Holly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Holly works as a therapist in Gila County in both Payson and Globe. Holly specializes in working with complex trauma and with young children who have experienced significant trauma. Holly is a trained facilitator for MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy). Holly has a background in expressive arts therapy and brings extensive experience working with at-risk youth, special needs children and juveniles in the justice system. Holly has received training in the Trauma and Loss in Children SITCAP treatment program and is also trained in EMDR. As Clinical Director, Holly provides support to the agency clinical supervisors, oversees performance plans, monitors documentation, develops training and materials for staff and supervisors and provides community outreach and networking regarding agency programs.
LPC, Clinical Supervisor
Andrea moved to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area following the completion of her Psychology Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. She then earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. With over ten years of experience working with youth and families, Andrea’s career has included the facilitation of school-based drug prevention programming and social skills training for youth in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. She also worked with first generation college bound high school students in order to prepare them for post secondary education and the work force with skills such as interviewing techniques, resume writing and completing federal aid and scholarship applications. Clinically, Andrea has worked with youth diagnosed with conduct disorders and other mental health diagnoses.
LMFT, CSOTP (Tucson and Sierra Vista areas) Clinical Supervisor
Drew is the primary lead for the Tucson team and is a Clinical Supervisor. Drew is a bi-lingual therapist with intensive experience working with youth and families experiencing behavioral issues, the development of safety and monitoring plans, the development of sustainable family structures to reduce problematic behaviors, anger management and cognitive restructuring and has provided therapy for youth with sexual misbehavior problems. He has worked both in corrections and crisis responding.
LMFT Onboarding Clinical Supervisor
Kirra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a specialization in Asian American Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She completed a post-graduate one year residency in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, with an emphasis in mindfulness and yoga. She has also been trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has experience working with at-risk youth and the SMI population providing trauma sensitive therapy with an empowerment and resilience structure. In addition, she has experience as an instructor and counselor in a community college setting. She utilizes a client centered, holistic approach to healing to help clients realize their full potential. She serves as a Clinical Therapist and Onboarding Supervisor responsible for insuring that new therapists receive the necessary training, support and supervision needed to be successful in the agency.
LMSW (Phoenix and Tucson areas)
Rachel is an experienced clinician who provides advocacy, assistance, support, counseling and crisis intervention to clients and families. Rachel works with the family to mutually develop treatment interventions to meet their needs, and collaborates with all team members to develop, manage and communicate for the best client outcomes. She brings experience in child safety assessments, strengths and risk assessments, and reunification plans, as well as helping families with community referrals, navigation of resources and the development of natural supports. Rachel’s background includes working with general mental health, victim trauma, substance abuse, reunification and permanency services. Rachel is fluent in Spanish.
LMSW Clinical Therapist (Tucson)
Elahe brings her experience of working with a range of clients that include developmental disabilities, SMI, elderly behavioral health, substance abuse and youth in recovery, and work as a clinician for a mobile crisis team. Elahe also has a background in movement arts and incorporates mindfulness medication and breathing exercises in therapy. She views her approach as strength-based and client-centered with an awareness of the dynamics that play in a client’s life including trauma. She offers counseling that includes strong assessment skills, risk assessments, client centered therapy, coordinatin of care and knowledge of community resources. Clinically, Elahe has experience in CBT, client centered therapy, solution focused therapy and problem solving therapy. Elahe enjoys working with clients of all ages and offers cultural sensitivity to everyone she encounters.
MFP (Tucson area)
Sabrina has worked with clients from various ethnic groups and a wide diversity of backgrounds and beliefs. Sabrina is fluent in Spanish. Sabrina brings extensive experience working in an intensive in-home therapy model to support and guide clients and their caregivers to bring out change. She has experience working with clients who have problem sexual behaviors and developing safety plans to be implemented in home, school and community. Sabrina works in collaboration with referring agencies, case managers and probation officers as part of a treatment teach approach. Her experience includes working with clients on anger management, substance abuse, single parenting, and domestic violence. Sabrina works closely with client to identify their personal goals for therapy and develop intervention plans that support active change.
LAC Clinical Therapist (Tucson)
Diana holds two Master’s degrees: an MA in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University and an MAR in Religion from Yale University in addition to a Doctoral Degree in Behavioral Health from ASU and her Master’s in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University. She brings extensive experience working with clients who have serious mental illnesses, trauma, and psychiatric and substance use disorders. Laura is dedicated to providing skills training and counseling services. She is passionate in motivating individuals to identify life goals, facilitate positive change and obtain personal growth, while recognizing and overcoming barriers to personal success. Diana brings twenty years of experience working with abuse/neglect, anxiety and depressive disorders, attachment disorders, compulsive and conduct disorders, grief and trauma, substance abuse, and ADHD. Diana is bilingual in Spanish and English and has worked as a Spanish/English interpreter at Yale Law School.
Abby uses a strengths based approach, focusing on a family’s strengths and pulling from these to empower families to work through difficult situations to meet the needs of the child and family. Abby has experience in providing trauma informed therapeutic services to children and their families. She has worked with foster families to ensure stability and safety of the children and address difficult behaviors in the home, and assess bonding and attachment behaviors. Abby works collaboratively with other professionals in the treatment team to achieve the treatment goals of the client.
Jessie brings significant experience working as a mental health therapist providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, families and groups. She has also held positions as a Rapid Response Assessor, victim advocate for domestic violence victims and a clinical manager. She has extensive history working with a variety of populations. She holds a BA in Psychology from Arizona State University and a MS in Community Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix. Her strengths include crisis stabilization and planning, trauma informed care, and she is a strong advocate for client and family needs. She takes a client-centered approach meeting the client where they are at. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is an important part in therapy and enjoys spending time making sure the relationship is developed. Jessie has an extensive history working with trauma victims and utilizes different techniques to help the client begin to move forward in their life including EMDR and TF-CBT. She has a passion to help client's utilize their strengths to overcome their pasts and begin to feel peace in their lives.
Kate has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is near completion of her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She is a Certified Community Advocate and has worked in Yavapai County as a social worker and behavioral health specialist for the last six years. Her primary experience has been working with adolescents and their parents in a family support capacity. Additionally, she has extensive experience with trauma treatment, child welfare, foster care, domestic violence, and adolescent mental health. Kate is driven by a belief in the inherent worth of all people and operates with trauma-informed, strengths-based approach.
Sarita holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and three Master’s degrees in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and General Psychology. She holds a certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and has been trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Erickson Approach to Hypnotic Induction. Sarita has experience in individual, group and family therapy and utilizes a mostly solution-focused approach that integrates aspects of CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
Glen Festin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Mt. Angel Seminary in 1985 and his Masters degree in Community Counseling from the University of Phoenix. He is a Clinical Member ofthe Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He specializes in the treatment of juveniles who present with a history of sexually maladaptive behaviors. Glen brings 22-years of behavioral health experience to our agency which includes working with developmentally disabled juveniles, juveniles in residential treatment facilities, adults with serious mental illness and direct care and clinical supervision at a psychiatric urgent care. Glen is the primary therapist for the Sexual Misbehavior Program in the Peoria office.
Pamela is a self-motivated professional with experience as a therapist, SMI Case Manager, and Child Welfare case manager. Pamela is an effective communicator and problem solver who has strong interviewing, assessment of risk, reunification, treatment planning and discharge planning skills. She has a vast amount of experience working with diverse populations. Pamela holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Toledo and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University. Pamela is a true advocate for her clients and families to be successful at every level.
BHT (Tucson area)
Grace Gigliotti holds the position of BHT for the Family Assessment and Strategic Therapy (FAST) Program in Tucson. She is experienced in motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. She works with the primary therapist to implement change and reinforce and educate families and clients in building skills. Grace brings her experience as an intensive high needs case manager to help her conduct assessments, engage in crisis intervention, act as a liaison between the family and resources, engage in outreach, coordination of care activities as well as support the family in restructuring and improving family interactions, communication, problem solving and conflict resolution. Grace focuses on increased opportunities for healthy success in home, school and community with increased opportunities for connection to community services for on-going support. Grace has a B.S. in Psychology.
Beth has worked in behavioral health for almost 10 years in various capacities. She has been a licensed therapist for almost 5 years. She has worked as a case manager, crisis counselor, behavioral health technician, liaison between first responders in rural communities and the RBHA and finally, as a therapist. She has worked with clients with psychotic disorders including bi-polar, general mental health diagnosis as well as addiction. Beth has experience providing individual counseling, couples counseling, family therapy as well as group counseling with adolescents and adults. Beth has worked in detox facilities, outpatient clinics in addition to supervised housing for adults with serious mental illnesses. She utilizes CBT and the client centered approach to build rapport and help her clients to meet their established goals.
Robbie has a wide range of clinical experience spanning across the country working with children, adolescents and adults alike. Having worked in residential, intensive outpatient, office and community based settings, Robbie has a history of serving those in the community providing group, individual, marriage and family therapy. In addition, Robbie has received additional training in EMDR, substance abuse/addictions, structural dissociation theory and has experience incorporating DBT, CBT, REBT, sand tray/play and other play therapy techniques into his practice as well. Robbie currently works as a therapist in the east valley covering Gila, Pinal and Maricopa counties.
Krystal earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is currently completing her Masters of Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She brings experience on- and off-reservation working with youth in Boys and Girls Clubs as both a teen specialist and program manager. She has held a position as Behavior Interventionist assisting youth in developing self-regulation and self-advocacy skills, collecting data and monitoring behavior charting programs and assisting in de-escalation of problem behaviors with reintegration skill development. Krystal will be working out of the Casa Grande office as a Behavior Health Technician and monitoring intake referrals and pending clients. Krystal is CTP certified in trauma.
Trina Hart has Master’s degree in Counseling from Ottawa University with a specialization in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. Trina has an extensive background in Child Welfare specifically with Native Americans and working with teen fathers. Trina has taught diversity courses and Social Work courses at Arizona State University and Mesa Community College. Trina has presented for the Inter-tribal council of Arizona, Gila River Indian Community Youth Council, Education department, and Tribal Social Services. Trina primarily works with Pinal County with Juvenile offenders with such issues as substance abuse, anger management, sexually acting out, trauma therapy, behavioral modification, life skills lessons, and family issues. Trina is a trained facilitator for MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy).
Neal began his work in the mental health field working as a unit leader on an adolescent sex offender unit facilitating cognitive-behavioral group therapy. Neal also worked on an intensive mental health crisis line for three years before entering an eight-year career as a case manager, working with individuals who required intensive case management. He enjoys using motivational interviewing techniques and person-centered therapy planning to help clients develop and achieve goals. From his years as a case manager, Neal recognizes the importance of collaborating with referring agencies, coordinating support systems and resources and being an integral part of the treatment team. Neal is trained as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
PsyD, CCTP, CSOTP
Carol Jernigan has worked in the behavioral health field providing child, youth and family counseling for at-risk youth. Carol primarily works in the northwest Phoenix area and is a therapist in the Peoria office. She has experience in treatment for sexual offense as well as victims of sexual abuse, trauma therapy and substance abuse treatment. She has also worked extensively with treatment planning for children with an emphasis on ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She brings a strong comprehensive testing component to the agency (multiple cognitive domains including memory, language, visual-spatial functions, executive functioning, as well as providing standardized measures of adaptive functioning, abilities, and personality testing).
Michael is a Tucson native who has dedicated the past ten years in developing skills, knowledge, and experience to coincide with Michaels passion for assisting others in reaching their full functional potential through the therapeutic process. Michael has had a positive impact while working with developmentally challenged youth, youth with autism, youth involved with the criminal justice system, and youth grieving the loss of a loved one to murder. Michael has also served many different adult populations in the Tucson area. Michael specializes in domestic violence related therapy, grief and trauma informed approaches, and is experienced in assisting our community members with a wide spectrum of behavioral interventions. Some approaches Michael prefers to use with members he works with include using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness approaches in addition to other proven models while assisting members in achieving their full potential through the therapeutic process.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in art therapy from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She works from an art therapy, person centered, and trauma informed approach, working with individuals and groups from childhood to older adulthood. Julie brings extensive knowledge in psychotherapy from direct clinical work as well as advising and supporting teams in delivering services to refugee and host communities in complex humanitarian settings in refugee camps in East Africa. She has also worked in behavioral health hospital settings (inpatient and intensive outpatient) as well as developing an art therapy program at a residential substance treatment facility.
Meg brings compassion and critical thinking to her role as a counselor. She has experience as a bilingual therapist providing counseling to victims of trauma, violent crime, sexual, mental and domestic abuse in a high-crime drug involved community setting. She has respectfully coached and modeled de-escalation techniques as part of crisis management trainings. She brings experience working with 0-5 High Needs clients, drawing on child development education and therapeutic techniques to provide tailored client treatment. Meg works closely with all treatment team members to effectively communicate and implement client care and progress. She is a strong advocate for family support and identification of community network and resources. Meg has worked in an autism support setting to develop treatment plans for children diagnosed with Autism and/or Autism spectrum disorder. Meg is fluent in Spanish.
Tammie obtained her first Master’s degree from the University of Santa Monica in Spiritual Psychology and a second Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Tammie’s specialties are in working with trauma and addiction, both of which, she believes, are experienced by everyone. Her philosophy is that behaviors and emotions are here to give us a doorway into the psyche that help one navigate through the defenses to the wound or need that lies beneath. She is a depth psychologist with a systems perspective and relational way of being. Symptoms are just information that can be viewed in many ways and when understood with awareness, compassion, and integration one may experience more fullness, contentment, and connection with self and others. Tammie’s approach seeks to reduce disturbance and promote healing by endeavoring to understand the meaning and needs underneath the symptoms and how, through a collaborative effort, symptoms and difficulties can be used to lead one to experience more integration, wholeness, and contentment. This approach can help one deal with issues of the here and now, while also encouraging one to live a life that more fully expresses who they are.
George has worked in both agencies and private practice, assessing, diagnosing and providing appropriate evidence based, mental and behavioral health counseling for individuals, couples and families. He has provided clinical therapy on an intensive level to adolescents in crisis and their families to aid in the development of appropriate communication patterns, constructive problem solving and involvement in positive pro-social activities. He brings experience with adjustment disorder, conduct disorder, substance abuse, trauma, sexually reactive behaviors, anger management, mood disorders and grief and senior/aging issues.
LAC (Payson area)
Kori works in the Payson area providing therapy to clients and families to instill positive change. She brings experience with individual, family and group therapy in the areas of substance abuse prevention, wellness lifestyles, interpersonal relationship and communication skill development. Kori has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and with presenting needs for anger management, anxiety and depression, crisis intervention, conduct disorders and general mental health issues.
LAC Clinical Therapist (Tucson)
Laura earned her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling at Texas State University. Laura has extensive experience working with people with disabilities as a Special Education teacher and service coordinator. Laura also brings experience working with domestic violence survivors and family members and was an advocate at the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Laura has a multi-cultural perspective and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Laura utilizes a client-centered approach and implements modalities such as expressive arts, sand tray, mindfulness techniques and motivational interviewing. Laura is CCTP certified in trauma. Laura encourages her clients to recognize their own inherent ability to heal.
Tania brings extensive experience working with clients in a variety of behavioral health settings. She views her strengths as building effective relationships, strengthening communication and inspiring hope for a positive future. Tania works closely with health care providers and representatives of the educational, judicial and legal systems, using a collaborative, creative and team-oriented approach to solving problems and coordination to ensure a client’s needs are being met. Tania has experience in providing screening, assessment, treatment planning and crisis intervention. Her background includes intensive trauma-informed treatment for clients with general mental health diagnoses, conduct disorders and substance abuse behaviors. Tania is fluent in Spanish.
LAC Clinical Therapist (Sierra Vista)
Sabrina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling. Sabrina brings experience working with the co-occurring disorders of the SMI population and has provided group counseling in coping skills, anger management and mindfulness. She utilizes a client-centered approach integrating both CBT, DBT and motivational interviewing into her work with clients providing individual and family therapy. Sabrina has provided counseling for adolescents who are facing life challenges and personal crises. Sabrina is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Chrissy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling. She has experience providing individual, group, and family counseling to individuals with histories of trauma, serious mental illness, personality and mood disorders, and substance abuse. Chrissy has worked in residential, intensive outpatient, office and community settings. She integrates Somatic Experiencing® techniques into her practice and is currently enrolled in Peter Levine’s 3 year Professional Training program. The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. Chrissy is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
LISAC Clinical Therapist
Edwin graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, School of Medicine in Mexico. He brings 25 years of experience working in the behavioral health field providing assessment and counseling for general mental health, SMI, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse addictions, parenting and life style adjustments, abuse and trauma. He has provided psychological assessments and consultations and crisis intervention in the emergency room and ICU at a local hospital. Edwin has worked with adult and children populations and has provided individual, couple and family counseling. Edwin is CCTP certified in trauma. Edwin is bilingual in Spanish and English.
MSC Clinical Therapist (Tucson)
Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services in 2010 and her MS in Mental Health Counseling in 2018. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Jessica has worked with individuals with gentral mental health needs including; substance use, DUI education, domestic violence, parenting struggles, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Jessica uses multi-modal interventions, catering to individual and family needs.
Richard has his Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Westminster College. He also completed master’s level coursework in Jungian studies. Richard brings clinical experience in working with general mental health issues, trauma and substance abuse with a focus on mindfulness interventions such as mindful movement, meditation and mindfulness skills derived from DBT,ACT and MBSR modalities. He has his Western Sandtray Association certification with practical and theoretical application for sand tray therapy to be utilized for a variety of symptoms and disorders. He has provided therapy to juveniles in a residential treatment setting, as well as intensive and private outpatient settings. Richard brings his experience in individual and group counseling, family counseling, intakes and assessments, and crisis intervention therapy.
Annette received her Masters in Social Work from USC. Her focus was on Adult Mental Health and Wellness with a concentration in Military Social Work and Veteran's Services. Annette utilizes a Strengths based, trauma-informed approach in working with clients diagnosed with general mental health conditions, and childhood trauma. Her treatment modalities are mindfulness interventions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy. Annette served in the US Navy and is passionate about helping veterans. She is an active volunteer at the Prescott Department of Veteran Affairs "No Vet Dies Alone" hospice program and also serves with the American Red Cross.
Amanda obtained her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in working with children, youth, and families. She has worked in a variety of settings in the behavioral health field. Amanda has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to treat trauma, mental health disorders, and substance abuse. Amanda utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach using various modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. Amanda is trained as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She enjoys building rapport with children, family members and others involved in the client’s life and developing collaborative trauma informed interventions.