Dr. Christine Breuer, PhD
- Dr. Christine Breuer, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist and a Certified School Psychologist. She has a solid foundation in stages of development across the lifespan.
- Dr. Breuer has expertise in conducting developmental evaluations and autism diagnostic evaluations for toddlers and children beginning at 12 months old. In addition to developmental evaluations, she is also certified in DIRFloortime therapy to assist children with developmental delays and/or autism in providing opportunities at gaining skills and knowledge through play-based interventions.
- Dr. Breuer also has expertise in conducting evaluations for pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and all through adulthood. Her years of experience have provided her a wealth of information related to developmental disorders, pre-teen and adolescent challenges that may results in difficulties related to social skills, mood disorders, learning disorders, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder IASD) interventions and strategies.
- Her background with the juvenile justice systems, the education systems, the special education system and overall psychological development and diagnosis, results in a wealth of knowledge in addressing many concerns across all of life’s stages and ages.
Jessica Hershel, LPC
- My name is Jessica Hershel and I am a licensed professional counselor with dual licensure in Arizona and Oklahoma. I have been providing counseling services for 4 years and have been working in mental health since 2012. I work with clients to strengthen their communication and coping skills to be able to tackle their daily stressors in a positive way. I am passionate about helping people navigate and understand the complexities of past trauma and how they affect your daily life. My therapeutic approaches include but are not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, strength-based therapy and mindfulness-based therapy. I like to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment where clients can be vulnerable in expressing their feelings and emotions in healthy ways and achieving their personal goals to become a better version of themselves.
Lisa Namm, LPC
- Lisa Namm, MS, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor and USMC Veteran appreciates partnering with Adults, Older Adults and military service members to seek resolution for issues and find inner peace. She earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University with a Specialization in Trauma and Crisis in 2015 and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Social and Criminal Justice in 2010. Lisa has provided various mental health services since 2014 in a variety of settings to include individual counseling, inpatient/outpatient hospital treatment as well as a multitude of supportive services.
- She utilizes a combination of solution focused, acceptance commitment, existential and humanistic, person-centered, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies to help individuals experiencing depression or anxious mood, low self-esteem, traumatic experiences, and interpersonal issues. With a belief that individuals are doing the best they can with their circumstances, and sometimes need additional support. Lisa appreciates time spent creating supportive relationships and seeing individuals begin to live a life more in line with their values. She emphasizes providing empathetic, compassionate, and empirically supported interventions.
- She is able to provide services through scheduled telehealth or in-person office appointments and has found offering therapy through a secure virtual platform has many benefits for clients. It allows for a nearly identical experience to sitting in an office, but offers the flexibility and freedom of scheduling appointments to conduct therapy sessions in a familiar environment. Remembering that therapy is unique to each individual and approaches should always be tailored to each person.
Jaime Chester, LPC
- Jaime Chester is a licensed professional counselor who received her MA in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College and her Bachelors In Human Development from SUNY Old Westbury. She believes that success in life is not just about luck or privilege. It is more about managed thoughts, focused attention, and deliberate action… skills that many people are never taught. Jaime believes that it’s never too early or too late to learn skills to manage emotions and increase effectiveness in every area of one’s life. Her goal is to help others learn skills that will lead to greater success and happiness – however the individual defines it.
- Over the past decade, Jaime has worked with individuals from ages 3-90 in variety of settings and seen transformational results. She has extensive experience with crisis intervention in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Having worked as a first responder, Jaime has a special heart, understanding, and respect for this population who give so much to the community.
- Jaime has worked extensively with survivors of trauma on an individual and group basis. She especially enjoys working with the older adult population who face the unique challenges of aging and adjusting to a rapidly changing world. She is also enthusiastic about working with young people to help them learn skills to navigate through the many challenges head. Jaime has experience with a wide variety of populations to include the neurodiverse population, substance abuse population, survivors of physical/sexual trauma (both children and adults), and the homeless population.
- As a former project manager, Jaime takes an action-based approach to therapy which includes treatment planning, identifying and managing root cause and managing risk, and utilization of behavioral strategies (in addition to traditional talk therapy). She employs a combination of therapeutic interventions with a strong focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
- Jaime works from the principle that as you grow to know yourself better and identify strategies and coping skills to help you manage your emotions, you become more capable of achieving your goals and of becoming a happier, more effective individual. Life is hard, and you can learn to succeed anyway.
Audrey Breuer, Front Desk