Dawn R. Beatty-Taylor

Ribbons of Life Counseling


Ribbons of Life Counseling is owned and operated by Dawn R. Beatty-Taylor, MC, LPC. Dawn is a professional counselor and hypnotherapist in an independent private counseling practice. Her credentials include a Masters degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy and she is licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Dawn is also a certified hypnotherapist and utilizes this skill on a case by case basis in order to assist her clients in reaching their desired goals for counseling. Dawn is a member in good standing with the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dawn's areas of clinical practice include, but are not limited to, Individual counseling, Marriage counseling, teen issues, faith based counseling, anxiety/depression, and behavior modification counseling. She also works with eating disorders and attachment issues on a case by case basis.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Dawn at

480-775-3528 or

(Dawn is a provider for Aetna, Magellan, GHEA, and Mines & Associates insurances. She will courtesy bill out of network providers and accepts payment through health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, cash, checks, and credit cards. Dawn is not on any EAP panels.)


Julie Benton

Vibrance Relationship Therapy


Do you find yourself getting stuck having the same fights with your partner over and over? Do you struggle with thoughts of self doubt, thinking there’s something wrong with you or that you’re not good enough? These feelings can be discouraging and isolating, but you are not alone. I can help you face these challenges in a way that not only makes them more bearable to live with, but reaches the heart of the matter and resolves them at the root. You are capable of achieving what we all want and need- to love and be loved, to experience joy and connection, and to live a life filled with purpose and meaning.

As a trauma informed, systemic clinician, I use highly effective, evidence based methods including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Healing is a holistic process that requires consideration for the whole person and their environment, so I take an integrated approach to custom tailor treatment to your unique needs. My specializations include:

  • Relationship Issues (Marriage/Couples Counseling, Communication Problems, Sexual Issues, Infidelity and Betrayal Recovery, Parenting, Family Conflict) 

  • Trauma/PTSD Recovery

  • Identity Exploration (Faith Crisis & Transitions, Life Purpose & Spirituality, Self-esteem, Relationship Orientations-monogamy, polyamory, sexuality, etc.) 

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

You have the power to create meaningful change in your life, but having support from someone you feel comfortable with can make all the difference. I respect the courage it takes to invite someone else on such a personal journey, and I'm committed to creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for you to explore yourself and grow in your relationships. As an advocate for inclusivity, I am sex positive, kink positive, LGBTQ and poly affirming.  


For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 480-637-4040 or email

(Julie is not contracted with any insurance providers but will provide a monthly super bill to be submitted for reimbursement.  She accepts payment through health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Dscover, American Express and credit cards. Dawn is not on any EAP panels.)


Shawn Breeden

Forward Walking


Shawn is founder and executive director at Forward Walking.  Shawn is a Board Certified Human Service Practitioner and Certified Pastoral Counselor, holding a MA from Liberty University.  Over the past decade Shawn has worked with more than 500 families throughout the United States in various roles including as a therapeutic coach, counselor, program director and pastor.  As a Therapeutic Coach Shawn brings innovative solutions and insight to families going through seasons of transition.  Shawn helps parents, families and organizations cultivate responsible cultures through individual aftercare coaching, group facilitation and large group training's.  Shawn is a trained facilitator for The Arbinger Institute, 6-Seconds Emotional Intelligence and DISC Personality Profiles.


Shawn and his wife Autumn were married in 1999 and they have four children: Troy, Dasha, Tilly and Samantha. Shawn and Autumn endured their own difficult season of transition in the fall of 2006 when their second child, Cadee, passed away at the age of 3 months to SIDS.  The journey toward hope they experienced together shapes their philosophy of coaching found throughout Forward Walking. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Shawn at

435-899-0751 , , or visit he on her


Mary M. Buhman

Mary M Buhman Therapy Services, PLLC


Mary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Arizona. She has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Westmar College and her Masters in Social Work from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2003. During her licensing period, Mary worked at an outpatient substance abuse facility for adolescents and adults and at a community mental health center.  Mary currently has a private practice in Scottsdale and Gilbert, AZ where she serves individuals from age 18-100 in individual, couples and family therapy.


Mary is trained in Trauma Focused CBT, CBT, EMDR and Lifespan Integration therapy, Solution Focused, Interpersonal Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She works well with women, men, children, families and adolescents to assist them in resolving conflicts, improving coping skills, etc. Mary has extensive knowledge of substance abuse, addiction and recovery and the impact it has on the family and individuals. She believes that the whole family needs to heal from addiction.


Mary believes that every person has their own story. She feels very privileged that her clients have chosen her to share their story and included her in their journey. With encouragement, non-judgement and support, Mary helps her clients process through their story for them to take the next steps in their lives. She is grateful for the opportunity to share in her client’s journey as they gain insight into their lives, whether to make changes, increase awareness or improve themselves.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Mary at 480-570-5830 or visit he on her website.


Olivia Harris

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both states of Arizona and Utah.


I once had a client use the analogy of fixing a car to describe therapy: therapy isn't the mechanic you call to fix your car, but rather the toolbox you use to address the car's issues to run again!  If you find yourself ready to learn how to address your patterns of fear, anxiety, and depression, I am here to offer you guidance, skills, and a nonjudgmental environment where change and transformation is possible.  My focus is primarily on women and how experience has shaped them.


I strive to create a compassionate, safe space for you to explore and express how your experiences have shaped you.  You will learn more appropriate coping skills to better manage your life as it is now.  I choose to focus on your strengths and desire to collaborate on your care to use methods that best work for you, including: CBT, DBT, ACT, and EMDR. 


The path you are choosing to take is not an easy one, but is well worth the cost and effort.  Well done on taking the first steps to addressing your concerns head on.  I look forward to working with you as we join together on this journey of self-discovery, compassion, learning and most importantly, healing. 


I am currently a self-pay private practice, however I offer Super Bills for insurance reimbursement.  Please reach out to me at for further inquiries.


Dr. Jacqueline Jeffries

Seed Of Hope Counseling Services, PLLC

Doctor of Behavioral Health / Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor 


Seed of Hope Counseling Services offers affordable and flexible outpatient treatment and strives to provide encouragement, support and tools that help clients develop strategies for relapse prevention, acquire problem solving / coping skills, as well as explore high-risk situations that could result in relapse and / or recidivism.


Issues addressed by Seed of Hope Counseling Services include:


  • Substance Abuse

  • DUI Screening, Education and Treatment

  • DUI Revocation Evaluation

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Nutritional/Wellness Model

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Career Transition/Counseling



Drug education is critical for parents and those who care about a loved one who is destroying the most complex organ in the body - the human brain.

In my book, "The Autograph Within: A Message of Hope." I share from a parent's perspective, my determination to fight for my daughter's life and future as she struggled with the stronghold of drug and alcohol addiction. She is currently celebrating over 20 years of sobriety and living a healthy and productive life. It was well worth the journey.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Dr. Jeffries at

480-455-0915, visit her website or via email.


Alicia Kostov

A Better Way Counseling Services


I have over 14 years’ experience in providing mental health services for diverse clients of many different cultural backgrounds. My practice places a strong emphasis on building rapport with clients, doing crisis and trauma work, and utilizing strengths-based perspectives to facilitate successful therapeutic interventions. I’ve worked extensively with military families and others suffering from PTSD (both military-related and others recovering from a traumatic experience).


My counseling style is warm and inclusive. I work hard to build a strong, safe relationship with my clients and value the perspective that my client’s have from experiencing their lives and struggles firsthand. I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy, which emphasizes helping clients to rebuild (or build for the first time!) a strong, connected, loving relationship with those for whom they care the most, including (but not limited to) their partner, as well as increasing their self-love. I also employ DBT and CBT depending on the needs of my client.


I have experience working with depression, anxiety, parenting issues, relationship challenges,  divorce, infertility, grief, and trauma. I have worked with abuse survivors and folks who are struggling with OCD, sexual issues, and ADHD. Cultural sensitivity has been another cornerstone of my practice. I have worked with many individuals who are experiencing issues related to immigration, family of origin problems, sexuality, adoption, and more. My goal is to treat each client with the dignity and respect they deserve and to give them a safe space to explore their problems while maintaining the appropriate boundaries between therapist and client. I understand the uniqueness of each client that I serve and work to create a therapeutic plan that is tailored to each individual client I serve.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 602-529-1408  or email .

(Alicia is a provider for Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Compsych, Humana, Magellan, MHN, Medicare, Optum/United Behavioral Health and Tricare. Alicia accepts payment through health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, and credit cards.)


Heather Lober

East Valley Family Solutions PLLC


Heather Lober is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) specializing in working with individuals, couples and families on the following:


  • Marriage/Couples Counseling

  • Blended Families

  • Parenting

  • Eating Disorders

  • Stress Management


Heather has been in the behavioral health field for over 20 years.  She received her Masters of Science degree in 1996.  Heather has worked in many settings including outpatient (office and home based), residential, inpatient (hospital), family reunification, and emergency room. She has supervised other clinicians and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.  


Contact Heather at 480-677-0199 or via her website.

(Heather is not on any insurance panels. She will provide a superbill for insurance submission for in-network and out-of-network benefits. Heather accepts payment through health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, and credit cards. She is not on any EAP panels.)


Darya McClure

Winds of Change Counseling


Have you thought of trying counseling before, but felt unsure of the process or felt like you're not an "emotional" person? As a therapist trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Darya helps to unlock the mystery of what our emotions are trying to tell us, in a logical way. She thrives on working with couples who feel "stuck" in their relationship or are facing infertility, infidelity, betrayal or sexual trauma, life transitions, retirement, fostering, adopting, and the raising of children with disabilities. Darya  believes that success in therapy comes from the creation of a therapeutic alliance between client and therapist.

As a therapist trained in (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing, Darya has worked with individuals who have been affected by trauma, and can help you to change negative beliefs about yourself and others, into more healthy and positive beliefs that heal from the effects associated with traumatic experiences.

As a therapist of Ukrainian heritage raised in Germany, who has lived in various states throughout the continental United States as well as Hawaii, Darya is sensitive to the unique needs of immigrants, refugees, and cultural and ethnic minorities, striving to incorporate traditions, religions, and beliefs in therapy as strengths.

For more information about Darya or to schedule an appointment, she can be reached at 480-500-9072

(Darya is not on any insurance panels. She will provide a superbill for insurance submission for in-network and out-of-network benefits. Darya accepts payment through health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, credit cards, cash or check. She is not on any EAP panels.)


Cindy McElfresh

McElfresh-Kelsea Professional Counseling, LLC

Cindy McElfresh is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University and has been practicing therapy for 12 years. She also taught  parenting skills classes at Child Crisis Arizona, formerly the East Valley Family Resource Center in Mesa. Cindy has an exceptionally good rapport with clients, and has a strong interest in working with adults of all ages.  She is particularly versed in anxiety issues, relationship issues, issues stemming from childhood, infertility issues, depression (including post-partum depression), domestic violence, and grief. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 602-402-8155 or visit her website.


Dave McElfresh

McElfresh-Kelsea Professional Counseling, LLC

McElfresh-Kelsea Professional Counseling is a partnership between Dave McElfresh and Cindy Kelsea, who both use a variety of therapeutic approaches that will resolve even the most confusing and long term problems.  Dave McElfresh is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Religion and Philosophy from William Jewell College and received his Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He has been practicing therapy since 1978. Dave also taught psychology for twelve years at Ottawa University and for seventeen years at Rio Salado College.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 480-528-2811 or visit his website.


Jennifer Vandegriff

Cactus Flower Healing

Jennifer specializes in therapy for women who struggle with anxiety and perfectionism and helps them feel like they are enough. Her clients struggle like you do. Despite being motivated, compassionate, and giving, life has been painful. They have spent years trying to be a perfect mom, partner, and daughter, but always feel like they should be doing more and never measure up. Their strained relationships and fear of failing get in the way of the life they want. They aren’t the mother, partner, employee or daughter they want to be.  Jennifer is passionate about working with women because she has seen the difference that it made in her life when she worked on releasing pain and shame and learned an authentic and healthy way of being. 


Jennifer uses researched treatments (EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness) to work through the pain of the past and teach new skills for coping and thriving. Like her clients, you deserve to know you are enough, as is. Feeling less stress and pressure is not out of your reach.


If you are ready to start your journey to a more fulfilling life, take the first step and reach out today. Email: or call 480-923-9841  today to set up a free 15 minute phone consultation. You can also learn more at her website: I provide in office and telehealth sessions. 

(Jennifer is in-network with BCBS. She will provide a superbill for insurance submission for out-of-network benefits. Jennifer accepts payment through health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, credit cards, and cash.)

4111 E. Valley Auto Drive, Suite 201 & 209 ... Mesa, AZ 85206

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