Our highly qualified, specialized therapists provide telemental health services for individuals and couples with a hectic schedule and little time to drive to or from an office. Each therapist specialized in trauma-informed care and multicultural approach. In addition, we are the first practice dedicated to offering EMDR and RO-DBT online in Arizona and overseas.
“Anything human is mentionable, and anything mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone." Fred Rogers
We want you to know that healing doesn’t have to be scary and that YOU are in the driver’s seat in guiding your healing journey. We simply offer guidance on the parts that you don’t know yet. If we do it right, you move on with life and never need a therapist again!
Learn more about our practitioners by clicking at their photo below.
MICHELLI SIMPSON - FOUNDER
LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CDVS-I, CFRC, CERTIFIED EMDR, ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE
"Life changed. Something happened and the way you saw the world was turned on its head. You’re anxious, depressed, irritable, you can’t sleep, you don’t trust anyone, and you feel yourself slipping away. Where you once felt safe, now you look over your shoulder. There is always a worst-case scenario in your head, and whatever happens, you never feel prepared. Stress is harder to deal with than ever now. It’s hard to get close to others. You don’t know whom to trust. You feel yourself putting up walls but don’t know how to stop.
Maybe you’ve even turned to addiction to numb the pain and quiet the feelings. The people around you want you back. YOU want you back. You can feel these behaviors ultimately getting in the way of the life you wish to but stumbling through trying to find a way to fix them is the hard way to go about change. Perhaps it is time to find some guidance.
Life after trauma doesn’t have to feel like a before and after. It takes a little bit of help, some patience with yourself, and some time, but there is life after. You can enjoy life again. Moving on after struggles takes a set of skills that most people haven’t learned- I can teach you what you need to know to move on.
Wherever you’re starting from, I can help. You and I can choose from some of the best tools out there: including EMDR, CBT, DBT, RO-DBT, and more. I’m a nationally certified online counselor, which means location won’t be a barrier. In addition, I speak English and Portuguese and am familiar with several cultures: don’t let language, culture, or transportation stop you.
Ms. Simpson has in-depth knowledge of diverse cultures and customers and believes that her approach has been her differential with her clients. She has extensive experience with addiction/compulsions, attachment problems, behavioral problems, cultural/racial oppression, relational difficulties, and traumas. Her experience also includes working with adults with and without developmental disability, co-occurring disorders, youth, children, and couples, family and group therapy.
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
MA in Counseling Psychology –Northwest University in Washington
BS in Psychology – the University of Utah in Utah
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EDMR)
Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC)- CCE
National Certified Counselor (NCC) – NBCC
Certified Domestic Violence Specialist – I – (CDVS-I) – NAMA
Diploma in Chemical Dependency Professional –StoneBridge College UK – in progress
Licensed Mental Health Counselor WA (LH. 60753087)
Licensed Professional Counselor AZ (LPC-18443)
National Certified Counselor (Certification Number: 806115)
Certified EMDR Therapist – EMDRIA
Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH Certification number: #340)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – MBACP # 00917905
LILA SIDERAS - LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CERTIFIED EMDR, ENGLISH AND SPANISH
“It snuck up on you. You thought you were handling things, but you looked up one day, and this is who you are: a person you don’t recognize. Unhappy Something happened, and slowly, gradually, your world closed in on you. You’re not who you once were; you don’t socialize, you’re depressed, always anxious, you can’t handle stress, and you feel alone. Maybe you’re even addicted- to relationships, food, drugs- it doesn’t matter—anything to chase away the feelings.
You’re trying to make changes- to not blow up every time something small happens, to be able to trust and not push people away, to care for yourself and maybe even get some sleep, some rest. You’re trying, but something’s not right. You can’t seem to find a way out no matter how hard you try. If you genuinely feel ready to change and helpless in knowing how it may be time to consider a fresh pair of eyes. It takes a little bit of guidance and patience with yourself, and the process can go a very long way. You can do more than survive. Dealing with significant changes takes a set of skills that most people haven’t learned- I can teach you what you need to know to move on.”
Ms.Sideras holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and is fluent in Spanish Language. She was a Fellow at the University of Arizona, where she earned her Masters's in Counseling Summa Cum Laude. Lila started her professional beginning a decade ago, working in a bilingual shelter for women and children.
Currently, Lila is a National Certified licensed counselor in Arizona. She finds EMDR to be profoundly helpful as it allows people to obtain good results quickly. Lila has experience working with diverse clients and challenges, including PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, burnout, grief, sexual abuse, and disability issues. Lila works with children, adults, and elders in English and Spanish.
MA Latin American Studies University of Arizona Cum Laude
MA Counseling University of Arizona Summa Cum Laude
Telemental Health Provider Center for Credentialing and Education
Licensed Associate Counselor AZ (LAC-17241)
National Board for Certified Counselors (Certification Number 998447)
Guidance Counselor preK-12 AZ Department of Education
Board Certified Telemental Health Provider – BC-TMH 1813
JOYCE MARRIET BAKER
LMHCA, ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE
"Your surroundings began to shrink as time went on as a result of what unfolded. You were jolted as a direct result of this event. As a child, you were a completely different person you're today; you're paralyzed by anxiety, unable to cope with stress, fearing you are losing control and feeling isolated. There was a time when you could deal with stress better than you can now. Or maybe you thought you were doing well even after what happened to you as a child, but now things started to feel overwhelmed, and you are tired of hiding your emotions as it takes too much energy most of the time.
You have been pounding with the idea that you need help but feel that you should be able to handle anything. Friends do not understand what is happening to you and you don't want to feel you are a burden on their lives. Shame is present and some things you don't have the strength to share with your family or loved ones.
You heard that therapy might help, but you wonder that looks like. Talking with a strange about your most intimate secrets and life experiences sounds daunting. I can help you through this healing path and celebrate all small changes in your life. Maybe it sounds too good to be true, but it is possible with professional guidance and free of judgments.
Ms. Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and is fluent in English and Portuguese. She earned her Master in Counseling Psychology degree at Northwest university. She has worked with people from 4 to 70 years old. She strongly believes that her mission in this world is to help people heal their lives and she does it with excellence.
Ms. Baker has extensive experience working with clients from different backgrounds with a history of trauma, mood disorder such as depression and bipolar, anxiety disorders, and problems with adjusting to work, school, parenting, and life in general. She also utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, compassion-focused therapy, mindfulness, and hypnotherapy. Besides her mental health practice, she has been doing emotional intelligence online and presential training all over the world and helping people have a better quality of life.
MA in Counseling Psychology –Northwest University in Washington
Mental Health Counselor Associate License WA (MC61137340)
*ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! (NINSURANCE)