MC, LPC, SEP, CSAT
Humans learn amazing adaptations to survive the systems they were born into. Lillie gives her clients the tools—and the emotional space—to create life-changing revelations. Through integrative therapy including Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Post-Induction Therapy (PIT), or Interpersonal Neurobiology, the goal of treatment is to help you learn to regulate your nervous system, use tools to be more functional, and live a value-congruent life.
Lillie offers a safe space for you to work through the trauma held in your body.
Lillie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Arizona State University in 2006. Early in her career, she developed a program for adolescents charged with misdemeanors and minor felonies, and also focused on substance abuse assessments and probation counseling. In 2016, she began working with some of the nation’s top addiction and recovery experts at The Meadows, a renowned private inpatient treatment facility. There, she earned her certification in treating sex and porn addiction from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Since then, she has specialized in working with sex and porn addicts and their families.
Over the course of her career, she has had the amazing fortune of working with Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, Pia Mellody, Tian Dayton and Pat & Stephanie Carnes.
Jackie is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) who has been working within the addiction field for 12 years. In 2010, she started at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, Minnesota, as a lead therapist on the Healthcare Professional Unit and in 2015 made the move to Arizona to further her career with the Claudia Black Young Adult Center Residential Program. She served as lead therapist there for one year and was promoted to Clinical Director.
In 2019, she transitioned to the world-renowned sex addiction treatment center, Gentle Path, where she completed her Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) training and trained under Dr. Stephanie Carnes and Dr. Patrick Carnes. She did considerable work with adult sex addicts and their spouses. She received her CSAT certification through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Jackie believes that you can live the life you want. Every person has inherent worth and is deserving of sobriety and recovery.
Jackie is trauma-informed and trained in Post-Induction Therapy (Meadows Model), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and is now working towards her certification in Somatic Experiencing (SE), Certified Partner Trauma Therapy (CPTT) and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). She specializes in psychodramas and experientials and focuses on the fields of substance abuse, codependency, and sexual addiction treatment including the treatment of sex addicts and their partners.
MS, LPC, CSAT-Candidate
Tony is passionate about working with young adults, survivors of trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and those struggling with the pressures of adulthood. He has inpatient expertise with those suffering from addiction issues, personality disorders, identity issues, mood disorders, and self-harm/suicidal ideation.
Tony strives to support clients in addressing their trauma so they can lead authentic, enjoyable lives.
Tony is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master’s of Counseling and completed his internship at the Claudia Black Center for Young Adults at The Meadows in Wickenburg Arizona, a renowned treatment center for trauma and addiction. He spent the formative years of his career at the Meadows working with leaders in the community and had the opportunity to receive training from Pia Mellody, Claudia Black, and Tian Dayton. Tony completed his certification in the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), and is currently engaged in the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) and Sex Addiction Therapist Certification (CSAT-Candidate).
Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with experience in high acuity/challenging cases. She began her career working with adults within the criminal justice system where she became adept at treating substance abuse, general mental health, and intimacy disorders including sex, pornography, and love addiction. She then shifted her career to specialize in substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders at an inpatient and outpatient treatment center. Within that context, Jennifer became the Assistant Clinical Director gaining invaluable experience with developing programs and mentoring others in the addiction field.
Jennifer believes there is hope in everyone. Each person has the power within to heal and make changes to live a happy and fulfilling life.
She uses her experience in addiction and mental health to treat those suffering from trauma—something that can impact relationships, marriages, work, self-esteem, and identity by being a barrier to sustaining change. She specializes in various types of addiction including substance use, sex, love and pornography. As part of her expertise in treating addictions, she is currently working on specializing in money and work addictions. She also has a passion for working with grief, relationship issues, anger, perfectionism, shame, co-dependency, boundaries, narcissism, chronic pain, Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, and anxiety. She is registered to begin her certification for Somatic Experiencing, a modality for helping to regulate the nervous system after experiencing trauma.
Jennifer recognizes people are unique, and individualizes her treatment approach to meet each client’s needs and goals allowing them to regulate their emotions, establish boundaries, live authentically, and formulate healthy connection with others.
D.Min, LMFT, CSAT
Jenny has been passionate about both spirituality and empowering people from the time she was a little girl. As a pastor’s kid and within contexts of helping ministries, she witnessed profound freedom and heart healing found through spiritual connection; She also witnessed disorienting pain and spiritual wounds. These experiences set her on a trajectory to study both therapy and theology. She spent two years after college working in Southeast Asia with women and transgender men coming out of sexual exploitation. She was privileged to work alongside local staff to provide pastoral counseling and prayer ministry.
After returning to the states, Jenny completed her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. She interned, then went on to work full time at Gentle Path and Willow House at the Meadows, beginning in 2016. She greatly enjoyed working alongside Lillie Cortes. She also values the trauma-informed addiction recovery training she received at the Meadows.
She is trained in Pia Mellody’s Post-Induction Therapy (PIT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and earned certification as a sex addiction therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
In 2019, she completed her Doctorate of Ministry in grief and trauma therapy from Primus University of Theology. She is also licensed as a minister.
She is excited to once again partner with Lillie, joining Trauma Healing Center as a Spiritual Advisor. This is an opportunity for clients to engage in an in depth exploration of your spiritual health and wholeness. Trauma wounds impact our view of self, view of others, and view of Higher Power. We are often left in a crisis of questions around values, meaning, forgiveness, surrender, trust and faith. She specializes in spirituality sessions for clients who would like to explore more extensively issues around their spirituality, spiritual wounds, and spirituality as it pertains to their recovery or healing process.
Clinical Intern, CSAT-Candidate
Asher is passionate about helping individuals recover from addiction, heal from trauma, and develop meaningful intimate relationships in their lives. His belief is that there is inherent good inside every person and that healing comes from within. Asher takes a psychobiological approach to resolving trauma that emphasizes human beings’ innate protective responses and natural capacity to heal. He believes in treating the mind, body, and spirit and integrates Somatic Experiencing (SE), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Post-Induction Therapy (PIT), and Spiritual and Mindfulness practices.
Asher is passionate about helping people heal from religious trauma and reconnect and integrate with their spiritual selves.
Growing up in a religious Midwest environment taught Asher the value of spirituality and community as well as the potential challenges of insularity and dogma. Asher strives to create a safe space for clients to connect to the present moment and discover and embrace their authentic selves.
Asher has inpatient experience at an acute long-term residential treatment center where he worked with individuals struggling with addiction, trauma, and intimacy disorders. He has extensive experience helping neurodiverse individuals enhance their interpersonal skills and executive functioning. Asher is currently completing his master’s in clinical counseling and training for certification as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) as well as being a candidate for Certified Sex Addiction Therapy (CSAT).
As the office manager, Janet handles intakes, scheduling, and administrative support for our entire team. She has more than 15 years of experience in the behavioral health field and abides by the same confidentiality and code of ethics as all of our therapists when it comes to medical information.
Odie is a miniature schnauzer (and a very good boy) who is currently undergoing the rigorous process of training to become a Certified Therapy Dog with the National Alliance of Therapy Dogs. He completes structured daily training as well as consistent maintenance of obedience skills. Odie’s trainer is a member, tester, observer, and handler that’s certified through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
Odie’s training is currently being focused on socializing and excitable behavior. Once that is complete, he will be eligible to take the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Test. He will then move on to take the National Alliance of Therapy Dogs’ three-part test to evaluate his performance on measures of temperament, behavior, and obedience in a variety of different settings and on different days.
Odie aspires to provide you with comfort, affection, and support as you work with our therapy team.
Odie will be in the office occasionally while he is in training. If you would like to see him during your visit, please let us know. While he is making great progress towards his certifications, he is still learning and will occasionally bark due to excitement, so please keep that in mind. If you believe his behavior could be an issue, please discuss with your therapist whether a potential meeting with Odie would be beneficial or whether it would be best to wait until he is fully certified.