Meet
Our Team

  • Lillie Cortes

    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 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.

  • Tony Ludlum

    MS, LPC, CSAT

    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), Sex Addiction Therapist Certification (CSAT) and is currently engaged in the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM).

  • Havi Kang

    LPC, CSAT-S, CPTT-S Clinical Supervisor

    Havi is a trauma-informed Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate about helping people heal through their trauma and understand who they are as humans. Havi has spent the last seven years working at the inpatient level of care at Claudia Black Young Adult Center as a primary therapist and trauma therapist, and then served as Clinical Director at Willow House at The Meadows. Working in inpatient has exposed her to a multitude of adaptations of being a human.

    Navigating the chaos of our external world is hard enough, let alone the internal world we each have. Havi strives to support and guide clients into understanding their inner workings.

    Havi specializes in childhood and adulthood trauma, love addiction, sexual issues, female sex addiction, codependency, intimacy and relationship issues, attachment issues, substance abuse, partner betrayal trauma, personality disorders, identity/gender identity issues, gender presentation, sexual orientation, mood related issues, and racial trauma/multicultural issues. Havi also specializes and offers clinical supervision for therapists in training or gaining certification for CSAT or CPTT.

    Havi is trained and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Post Induction Therapy (PIT), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT-Supervisor), and Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT-Supervisor). Havi is also currently training in Somatic Experiencing (SE), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and becoming a Trauma and Resiliency Life Coach. Havi is knowledgeable in multiple treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Patrick Carne’s 30 Task Model, and Psychodrama/Experiential work.

    Havi has had the privilege of working directly with leaders in the mental health community such as Claudia Black, Stefanie Carnes, Patrick Carnes, Pia Mellody, Peter Levine, Resmaa Menakem, Tian Dayton, and Dick Schwartz.

  • Jack Register

    MSW, LCSW, LISAC, CPTT, PhD Student

    Who we have had to be in the past had no bearing on who we become in the future. We all deserve the space to grow and become. Jack is a guide through the transformation process of change. Through holistic therapies including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gestalt, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Post-Induction Therapy (PIT), the goal of treatment is to bring our nervous system into a place of balance, and give the client the space to grow, and create a life that is intentional and forward-looking.

    Jack creates space for you to change the story of who you have had to be in order to survive so, you can focus on rewriting the script of who you are becoming in order to thrive.

    Jack is a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). He earned his master’s degree in 2000 as part of a joint program between NC Agricultural & Technical State University and HBCU & UNC-Greensboro. He began working in social work in the late 1990s and is licensed in multiple states including Arizona, North Carolina, and New York. He has worked with clients across different life stages and has served clients who are experiencing co-occurring disorders. He specializes in treating covert and overt trauma including faith abuse by religious communities pushing conversion strategies to change someone's identity. Jack received training in Post Induction Therapy and has been certified as a trauma professional. Currently, he is working towards his doctoral degree in social welfare and social work at Yeshiva University.

    Jack is an openly LGBTQIA+ and is a non-binary person and has extensive experience working with those who are trans, non-binary, gender fluid, and queer.

  • Jenny Bayless

    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.

  • Asher Hennes

    LAC, SEP, ASAT

    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 by integrating 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 holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) as well as a Certified Associate Sex Addiction Therapist (ASAT).

  • Adri Ulrich

    LAC

    Adri is passionate about helping others heal from religious, relational, and generational trauma. She strives to support others to live healthier and more fulfilling lives by implementing a holistic approach to therapy. She believes assessing mind, body, and spirit is essential to achieving one’s therapeutic goals and gaining a deeper understanding of oneself. Adri draws from various methods including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), mindfulness and self-compassion practices to best fit each person’s unique experiences and needs. Her goal is to provide a safe space for individuals to feel confident, supported, and empowered throughout their healing journey.

    Adri believes that doing the valiant work of inner healing can help individuals fully embrace their authentic self and cultivate meaningful relationships.

    Adri is an Arizona native and feels blessed to have grown up in the desert where she discovered the therapeutic benefits of nature. She encourages others to utilize the outdoors to reconnect, recharge, and find relief from the stressors of daily life.

    Adri Holds a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University. Previously, she received her BA in Psychology and minor in Sociology from Arizona State University. During her undergraduate career, Adri worked in the Healthy Experiences Across Relationships and Transitions Lab (@HEART Lab) where she assisted conducting research about the link between relationship experiences to emotional and behavioral development. During her time in the lab, research focused on cultural, social, and economic factors that contribute to one’s overall wellbeing and relationship experiences throughout adolescence and young adulthood.

  • 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.

  • Odie

    Therapy Dog-in-Training

    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.