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Candice Dogans, MA, LMFT, MAC

Owner and Licensed Therapist

Candice Dogans is an independently licensed therapist who works with adults, ranging from college students to more seasoned adults. Candice helps her clients develop self awareness and insight into the nature of their problems, in order to increase life satisfaction, connection to others, and accomplish their goals.

 

She holds a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary and completed a dual bachelors degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Candice is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in both the state of Arizona and Indiana, where she has practiced since 2012.

Therapy areas of specialty include, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • History of trauma

  • Stress management

  • Mild to Moderate Substance Abuse

  • Relationship issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Moving to a new geographic location

  • Recovering from a divorce or separation

  • Career change or job transition

  • Acculturation and culture shock

  • Conflicting cultures in relationships and families

  • Bicultural and multicultural identity

Treatment Modalities include, but not limited to:

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Family Systems

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Animal- Assisted Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Therapy

  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy

  • Imago Relationship Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

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Payton Bartkus, MBA, BHP

Senior Operations Coordinator

 

Payton Bartkus is the Senior Operations Coordinator at Heart of Abundance providing the clients and team a unique skillset gained through a combination of business and clinical education and professional experience.

 

Payton received a Bachelor of Science in Child, Adult, and Family Services from Iowa State University in 2015. Much of Payton’s professional experiences has come from helping families in mental and behavioral health careers while working for various non-profit organizations across the midwest and Arizona.

 

In 2021, Payton obtained a Masters Degree in Human Resources Development from Capella University to continue to make an impact in families lives by nurturing healthy organizational cultures which allows clinicians to do their best work. In her free time, Payton enjoys baking, binge watching cringey reality television, or reading true crime books.

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Danielle Young, MS, LMSW

Licensed Contract Therapist

Danielle Young has been working in the social work field for the past 12 years with a focus on at-risk youth, people with special needs, substance abuse, family reunification, and mental health counseling. Danielle likes to implement evidence based practices with a strength based approach when working with clients. Danielle holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology, a Master in Social Work and is licensed with the Arizona State board as a Licensed Master Social Worker. 

In her spare time Danielle co-runs an animal rescue in which she cares for abandoned and abused dogs, cats and domestic rats. She is proudly from Oregon, but enjoys the Arizona sunshine, and has a new found passion for Zumba! 

Therapy areas of specialty include, but not limited to: 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • ADHD

  • Substance Abuse

  • Trauma

  • Grief

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Career Change and Job Transition

Treatment Modalities include, but not limited to: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

 

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Vanessa McCoullough, MA, LMFTA

Licensed Contract Therapist

Vanessa McCullough is a marriage and family therapist. Vanessa holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Indiana State University in Psychology and a Master of Art from Christian Theological Seminary in Marriage and Family Therapy. Vanessa has worked with individuals, adolescents and families for the past 10 years. She utilizes a collaborative lens with clients to help them reach their goals as well as find their internal happiness. Vanessa strives for her and the client to build an alliance in order to bridge the gap from past issues and current behaviors to help them understand how those issues are still causing them problems.

 

Therapy areas of specialty include, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • History of trauma

  • Stress management

  • Mild to Moderate Substance Abuse

  • Relationship issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Recovering from a divorce or separation

  • Career change or job transition

Treatment Modalities include, but not limited to:

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Family Systems

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

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Chelsea Gossett, MC, LPC, BHP

Licensed Contract Therapist

Chelsea Myers is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of Arizona. Chelsea holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family and Human Development and a Masters of Counseling degree from Arizona State University. Chelsea began her career In mental health counseling in 2017 following graduation. Chelsea has counseling experience with children, families and adults. Through this experience, Chelsea is able to offer a unique perspective that may support the need to explore previous behaviors, social constructs, and/or emotional intelligence steaming from childhood experiences/traumas, to encourage clients to become the best versions of themselves.  

 

Chelsea utilizes a client-centered approach to therapy that offers eclectic treatment modalities in response to what modality would best benefit the client at that moment. Most often, Chelsea utilizes CBT interventions to challenge (and hopefully) change cognitive distortions and behaviors, while always working towards improving emotional regulation and developing personal coping strategies that aim towards solving the presenting concern/behavior.

 

Therapy areas of specialty include, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • History of trauma

  • Stress management

  • Mild to Moderate Substance Abuse

  • Relationship issues

  • General Mental Health

 

Treatment Modalities include, but not limited to:

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Adlerian Therapy

  • Gestalt

  • Mindfulness

  • Client-Centered Approach

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Julienne Roa, MS, LPC, BHP

Licensed Contract Therapist

Julienne is a licensed therapist who works with individuals, couples and families.  She has a firm belief that what we need in order to heal is already inside us, and considers it a tremendous privilege to bear witness to the journey of healing.  As such, she takes an eclectic approach primarily utilizing person-centered and cognitive therapies.  Julienne helps to explore how past experiences can shape and impact current challenges, using a trauma-informed, whole-person perspective.

 

Julienne holds a Masters of Science in Professional Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  She is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the State of Arizona, where she has practiced since 2015.

 

Therapy areas of specialty include, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Developmental Trauma/Complex PTSD

  • PTSD

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • ADHD

  • Parenting Strategies

  • Substance Use and Addiction

 

Treatment modalities include, but not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Client-Centered Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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Hèctor Díaz, MA, LAC

Licensed Contract Therapist

Hector started his career in mental health in 2010 working as a High Needs Case Manager, guiding families through the complicated and intimidating behavioral health system, while connecting them with valuable resources in their community. In 2014, he obtained his counseling degree and state license, as he felt he could have a greater impact on his community as a therapist. Since then, Hector has accrued a vast range of experiences working with children and adults in a variety of settings such as outpatient counseling, residential treatment, business coaching, and refugee resettlement (se habla espanol).  

 

As a therapist, Hector leans toward a Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy approach. These approaches to therapy emphasize that people are not disturbed by things or events, but rather what they think about those things or events. “Just as everyone else, I am very much a work in progress; however this realization has had a profound impact on my maturation.”

Therapy areas of specialty include, but not limited to: 

·        Anxiety

·        Depression

·        General Mental Health

·        Substance Abuse

·        Mental and Physical Health Correlations

·        Adjustment Disorders

·        Career Change and Job Transition

Treatment Modalities include, but not limited to: 

·        Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

·        Dialectical Behavior Therapy

·        Solution-Focused Therapy

·        Client-Centered Therapy

·        Humanistic Existential Therapy