Stephan Ackermann, M.A, LAC, MBA

Stephan uses a person-centered approach to create a safe, therapeutic space for all of his clients. Stephan integrates evidence-based treatments and a depth psychology approach to working with adults and adolescents on issues related to life transitions, family conflict, self-esteem, loss & grief, anger, anxiety, and depression. Stephan is originally from France and had a distinguished business career prior to becoming a therapist. Stephan joins Cathexis from the Tucson Medical Center Hospice (TMC) where he completed his internship as a Grief Counselor.

Amanda Bergstrom, LMSW

In Amanda's experience,  she feels moments of great suffering also provide unique opportunities for growth. Her aim is to provide a safe and nurturing place for you to heal. Amanda believes the path to healing is unique to each person, and offers a range of interventions that are designed to help you tap into your strengths and create resilience; such as mindfulness, meditation, cognitive therapies, expressive art therapy and strengths based interventions. Amanda specializes in working with youth and LGBTQ identified individuals,  and looks forward to walking alongside you on your path to healing.

Jessica De La Ossa, LAC, MSC, PhD


Jessica is a Licensed Associate Counselor. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling from Prescott College and a Doctorate in Human Geography from the University of Arizona. Jessica specializes in helping clients improve their relationships -- which ultimately enhances their overall quality of life. She uses an array of therapy methods to help clients discover something they never knew was there, in themselves and in their relationships.

She also works with clients from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing grief, loss, anxiety, depression and big life changes. Drawing from her mixed educational training, she utilizes a tailored approach to help her clients feel empowered and excited about life again.

In addition to her clinical work, Jessica has published works in the edited volume Psychoanalytic Geographies and the journal Emotion, Space and Society. She has presented research findings at national and international conferences and remains dedicated to bridging psychotherapy and psychoanalytic geographies. Her most recent published peer-reviewed article can be found here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1755458617300737_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_origin=gateway&_docanchor=&md5=b8429449ccfc9c30159a5f9aeaa92ffb


Priscila Matei, MA, LAC, CRC, CCTP


Priscila is a Licensed Associate Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Arizona. She has worked with patients in assisting with disability rights advocacy, adjustment to disability, vocational rehabilitation and therapeutic counseling support to address the psychological, behavioral, cognitive and social factors affecting the patient’s well-being.

Priscila integrates evidence-based treatments and a person-centered approach to working with adults and children on issues relating to psychosocial aspects of disability, adjustment, depression, anxiety and trauma.







Traci Grabb, LPC

As a licensed professional counselor, Traci provides therapy to adults, adolescents, and children. She sees her role as helping you feel better in the areas of your life that bring you anxiety and emotional pain. Whether that is from relationship difficulties, trauma, loss or stressful situations, Traci’s great passion is to work with each individual to uncover the deeper issues, to build on strengths and to provide new tools and the skills needed to improve their relationships and quality of life.

Her style is interactive, inspiring, supportive and solution-focused while providing compassion, understanding, empathy, and practical feedback in a relaxed environment. Having years of experience counseling clients from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of challenges, she uses a variety of modalities in a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.

Traci holds a Master of Mental Health Counseling and graduated from Argosy University. In 2016 she became a published editor of the book Identifying, Treating, and Preventing Childhood Trauma in Rural Communities (Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies). Traci is a member of the American Counseling Association and its local branch, Arizona Counselors Association.

Making the decision to contact a therapist can be difficult and her goal is to make the process as welcoming as possible in a comfortable and calm office setting.

Bernadette Roumbos, MAPC, LAC, RD, CDE, PYT-C

Bernadette is a Licensed Associate Counselor, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Professional Yoga Therapist–Candidate. She earned her Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University integrating Christ centered counseling with Biblical principles for mental and spiritual health. She has worked in the health care industry for over 20 years; both inpatient and outpatient in a variety of roles. Her passion is to provide hope and healing from life’s challenges in a safe place. She provides a Christian based perspective for those seeking to integrate their Christian faith into the counseling process and general therapies and welcomes clients from all backgrounds.

Bernadette integrates therapies and counseling to best meet the needs of the client. She has experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.

Treatment areas include: *Addictions: Substance and Process addictions * Anxiety * Depression  * Eating Disorders, body image, and weight management * Health Issues: cancer recovery, diabetes control * Premarital/ Marriage counseling and is Certified to administer Prepare & Enrich Assessment/Relationship issues * Obsessive Compulsive Disorders * Self harm * Spiritual growth * Stress management * Trauma & PTSD.

Bernadette’s treatment approaches include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Mindful based-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy (CCH), and Trauma- Sensitive Yoga. ​

      


                  

Bernadette is a Licensed Associate Counselor, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Professional Yoga Therapist–Candidate. She earned her Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University integrating Christ centered counseling with Biblical principles for mental and spiritual health. She has worked in the health care industry for over 20 years; both inpatient and outpatient in a variety of roles. Her passion is to provide hope and healing from life’s challenges in a safe place. She provides a Christian based perspective for those seeking to integrate their Christian faith into the counseling process and general therapies and welcomes clients from all backgrounds.

Bernadette integrates therapies and counseling to best meet the needs of the client. She has experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.

Treatment areas include: *Addictions: Substance and Process addictions *Anxiety*Depression *Eating Disorders, body image, and weight management*Health Issues: cancer recovery, diabetes control *Premarital/ Marriage counseling and is Certified to administer Prepare & Enrich Assessment/Relationship issues*Obsessive Compulsive Disorders * Self harm *Spiritual growth *Stress management * Trauma & PTSD

Bernadette’s treatment approaches include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Mindful based-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy (CCH), and Trauma- Sensitive Yoga.

Gina Siler, MA, MSC, LPC​

Gina works with clients from diverse backgrounds with many different concerns, creating a new therapy experience most relevant to the client. Much of her work has been with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma as well as grief and loss; with a focus on complex personalities. Her therapy environment is both safe and relaxed. Therapy is a tremendously individual experience and lends itself well to being organic and in the moment. Gina views her role as asking thought provoking questions and making observations based on listening in a way that, over time, paints a picture of the client's inner and outer life, known and unknown.

Gina has a Master’s Degree in Somatic Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. She possess over nine years of training in depth psychology, specifically relational, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychologies. She incorporates various theories and interventions into the therapeutic process. Her background is in Eastern philosophies, transpersonal psychology as well as neuroscience, and has presented at various professional seminars.

Tim Mills MC/MFT, LPC
Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director 520.303.8394

Susie Mills

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