Meet
Our Team

  • Lillie Cortes

    MC, LPC, 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 Allen

    LISAC, CSAT

    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.

  • Alexandra Cohen

    MC, LAC

    Alexandra started her career doing trauma processing work with victims of crime (particularly survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and childhood abuse). Since then, she has gone on to work with people from all walks of life and all kinds of concerns; from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with everyday life to mood disorders and addiction.

    Alexandra believes therapy can empower people and give them the tools to live a life they love.

    Alexandra is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with her Master’s of Counseling from Arizona State University. Her style is integrative and flexible to meet her clients’ needs, with an emphasis on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Those who work with her find that choice is at the center of all the work that she does. Deep within each of us we all hold the answers to our own healing—sometimes we just need a helping hand to find them. She feels honored to share the journey with those that she has the pleasure of working with.

  • Jenny Rasmussen

    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.

  • Tony Ludlum

    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).

  • Janet Kassel

    Office Manager

    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.