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Brittaney Benavidez  (she/her)
Clinical Coordinator & Intern Therapist

Brittaney is a graduate student completing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grand Canyon University. Brittaney has specific interest in working with teens and adults who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trauma, Life Transitions, Relationship Concerns, and other mental health concerns.

 

Brittaney is trained in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) and utilizes treatment techniques from a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. 

 

Brittaney understands finding a therapist can be challenging. She is passionate to help those of all identities, clients who are new to therapy, or needing extra support. She offers a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space for her clients to heal, grow, and feel empowered to face what life throws our way.

 

In addition to her work as a clinical intern, Brittaney also works part-time as the clinical coordinator at FYS to assist new clients calling for the first time, answer any questions, connect them with a clinician, and completing intake forms.

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Jaime Castillo, LCSW (she/her)

Founder & Clinical Director

Jaime is the founder of Find Your Shine and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of trauma and anxiety disorders. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and an EMDRIA- Approved Consultant and a Certified Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP)  Therapist.  She enjoys working with adults experiencing PTSD, OCD, Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety. 

 

Jaime obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University, where her work was published in the Advances in Social Work Journal. Jaime graduated at the top of her class with high distinction.

 

Jaime has been featured for her mental health expertise in The AZ Republic, Inverse Journal, The Verge online publication, Popsugar, and Channel Kindness, a project of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. She was named a Top Inspiring Phoenix Professional in Phoenix Voyage Magazine in 2018, and was a speaker at the 2020 Global Resiliency Summit alongside world-renowned mental health professionals. She is the author of "What Happened to Make you Anxious? (available here!) a self-help book published by New Harbinger in 2022.

 

In addition to her clinical work, Jaime enjoys her work as a clinical supervisor, providing oversight and training to associate level therapists and interns. She believes the most impactful way to provide far-reaching, high quality care is to train therapists to be compassionate and competent trauma-informed providers. 

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Emma Lauer, LCSW (she/her)
Therapist & Clinical Supervisor

Emma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose professional experience includes helping children and adults overcome anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, childhood trauma, and difficult life transitions. Emma particularly enjoys helping people overcome eating and body image issues. 

 

Emma’s approach is compassionate, professional, person-centered, and strengths-based. Emma believes that therapy is for everyone and that every person deserves the opportunity to reach their goals and feel their best. 

Emma is a Certified EMDR Therapist and an EMDRIA-approved Consultant-in-Training. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Intuitive Eating, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). In addition to her work as a therapist, Emma greatly values mentoring and teaching students, interns, and associate-level therapists. Emma has taught both graduate and undergraduate classes in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. She is the author of "DBT Skills For Highly Sensitive People," which will be published in July 2023 and is available here.

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Elizabeth (Lisa) Boomer, LCSW (she/her)
Therapist & Clinical Supervisor

Elizabeth, who goes by “Lisa”, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, pleased to offer online therapy throughout the state of Arizona for those who are either unable to commute to our offices in Tempe or who prefer the flexibility and convenience that online therapy has to offer. The majority of her professional experience includes working with adults coping with life transitions, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma and abuse, sexual exploitation and trafficking, sexual assault, posttraumatic stress.

Lisa’s approach is founded in values of compassion, professionalism, non-judgment, strengths, and genuine regard. She is trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness-based interventions. 

Lisa enjoys helping others learn more about and understand their internal relationships. For example, when there feels like an “internal battle” happening or when “a part of me wants to change, but another part of me is scared to change.” Lisa believes if we can understand more about our internal experiences we can engage in our relationships with others in a more compassionate way. All to have the lives and relationships we desire.

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Nikki Libby, LPC  (she/her)
Therapist & Clinical Supervisor

Nikki is a Licensed Professional Counselor whose professional experience includes working with individuals who have experienced Trauma/PTSD, OCD, and Anxiety Disorders. Nikki believes providing a relatable, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to be you, cultivates a safe place for change and growth to occur.

 

Nikki’s approach to therapy is unique in that it is tailored to fit you, your needs, and your goals, while providing a warm and non-judgmental space for you to explore the complexities of your life. Nikki is trained in EMDR, Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-based interventions.

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Vanessa Lishner, LCSW (she/her)
Therapist & Intern Supervisor

Vanessa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is able to provide therapy in English and/or Spanish. She specializes in treating children, adolescents and young adults, and works with those struggling with trauma, OCD, anxiety, and relational issues. 

 

She is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities such as EMDR, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for body focused repetitive behaviors such as Trichotillomania or Dermatillomania (hair or skin picking/pulling). 


Vanessa understands that therapy can be intimidating or overwhelming and strives to eliminate those worries by providing a safe and laid-back environment. She prioritizes a strengths-based approach and values the therapeutic relationship that is built with clients.

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Sachiko (Sachi) Tate, LMSW (she/her)
Therapist

We all are given a life to live and wish for it to be without challenges and obstacles, and yet sometimes unpleasant events can happen unexpectedly that could change our world upside down. I want you to know that no life events are trivial and that your story deserves respect and a safe space to be seen, heard, and understood.


I am an EMDR and a level 2 Gottman-trained therapist who utilizes eclectic modalities including mindfulness, parts work, CBT, and DBT. I specialize in working with individuals and couples that are searching for a path to finding a way back to a sense of self, feeling in control, and cultivating a deep, loving relationship where trust, safety, and love exist.


Your courage and willingness to heal is your strength, and you are a gift. I hope to provide you with guidance to help you identify your inner strength and uncover your true potential to rewrite your story so you can find your shine in life!

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Madison (Maddy) Lynch, LPC  (she/her)
Therapist

Madison, who goes by “Maddy,” is a Licensed Professional Counselor whose professional experience includes working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues/attachment, domestic violence, and various life transitions.

 

Maddy believes everyone is unique and aims to create a therapeutic space personalized for each client. She places high importance on creating a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment for all. Maddy is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). She also utilizes treatment techniques from a variety of modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindfulness-based interventions. She hopes to empower her clients to increase self-awareness and foster self-resilience so they can live their best life.

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Tianna Matthews, LAC (she/her)
Therapist

Tianna is a Licensed Associate Counselor who has experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, self-esteem & relationship issues. She employs a holistic approach and values examining intersecting identities in order to help increase self-awareness within social systems, core-beliefs, and various factors affecting emotional well-being. 

 

Tianna is trained in Brainspotting and is currently receiving formal training in Somatic Experiencing through the Somatic Experiencing Institute (SEInternational). Along with these methods she employs an integrative approach utilizing modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), & Person-centeredness in order to help others increase connection to self, resolve symptoms of stress, increase self-compassion, release suffering, identify strengths, and foster strategies towards a more helpful & balanced lifestyle. She believes the client is the expert of their life and creates a supportive space for individuals to communicate their phenomenological experiences.

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Rosa Batista, LAC (she/her)
Therapist

Rosa is a Licensed Associate Counselor who can provide therapy in English and/or Spanish. Rosa has experience helping those who are working through anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, trauma, and life transitions and adjustments. She values that you and your circumstances are unique. As such, Rosa employs an integrative approach that adapts to your needs. 
 
Her general approach is person-centered and strengths-based. Rosa recognizes that you are the expert in your own life; she believes in highlighting and employing your strengths to empower your self-healing. Rosa is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and uses techniques from various modalities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). 

Most importantly, Rosa believes that a safe, nonjudgmental, and genuine therapeutic alliance is the essential foundation for client growth and healing in therapy.

Rosa es una Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) y puede dar terapia en ingles y/o español. Ella tiene experiencia ayudando a personas que están sintiendo ansiedad, depresión, dificultades de identidad y autoestima, cambios y ajustes en la vida, y problemas interpersonales. Rosa valora mucho que todas las personas y sus circunstancias son únicas. Con eso en mente, ella emplea un enfoque integral que se adapta a cada cliente y a su perspectiva y experiencia. 

Rosa reconoce que el cliente es el experto en su propia vida, y ella intenta resaltar y utilizar las fortalezas de cada persona para empoderar su auto-curación. Rosa tiene entrenamiento en Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) y también utiliza otros métodos como Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, y Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Lo más importante, es que una alianza terapéutica fuerte, segura y sin prejuicios sea la base esencial para el crecimiento y la curación del cliente en la terapia.

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Amanda Bull, LAC (she/her)
Therapist

Amanda is a Licensed Associate Counselor who specializes in working with adolescents and young adults struggling with OCD, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, life transitions, and self-esteem concerns.

 

Amanda’s approach to therapy includes promoting a safe therapeutic space by providing every client with a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental and supportive environment. Amanda is trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She also uses an integration of treatment modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Person-Centered therapeutic techniques to provide support and empowerment to individuals throughout their healing journeys. Amanda currently offers therapy both in person and online for individuals in the state of Arizona.

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Paige Verboncoeur, LMSW (she/her)
Therapist

Paige is a Licensed Master Social Worker who works with children, teens, and adults.  She specializes in working with children, and her professional experience involves supporting children with a variety of needs and experiences such as trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, life changes, and neurodivergence. She additionally works with teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and uses a variety of modalities catered to each individual’s needs, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).  She loves to incorporate aspects of play, art, and books in her work with children.  

 

Paige believes that therapy begins with listening and understanding.  She is honored to come alongside each individual as they navigate through life’s challenges and successes. She hopes to be a part of your journey to create a beautiful and meaningful life.

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Amita Padiyar  (she/her)
Intern Therapist

Amita is currently pursuing her Master’s in Counseling at Arizona State University and is thrilled to begin her internship at Find Your Shine, under the supervision of Vanessa Lishner, LCSW. She integrates the tangible tools of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with the empowering practices of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), employing an overall approach that is strengths-based and honors each client as the author of their own story. Committed to providing holistic care, Amita takes into account the intersecting identities of each client, their core beliefs, and societal factors that may impact well-being. Her goal is to create a therapeutic space that is warm, safe, and inclusive, striving to provide a haven that fosters healing and growth, ensuring every session is an opportunity for clients to progress towards their personal goals.

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Lydia Winstead (she/her)
Clinical Coordinator Intern

Lydia is a graduate student pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northern
Arizona University. She is interested in working with those who have experienced sexual assault,
domestic violence, as well as those who struggle with OCD, anxiety, and depression. When she
is not at Find Your Shine or in class you can find her seeking comfort and inspiration in a
bookstore, admiring flora, and spending time with her partner.

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