Bobbe McGinley, MA, MBA, LISAC, NCGC II, CADAC
Bobbe has been working in the field of Chemical Dependency since 1988, and she has worked with Problem and Compulsive gamblers since being Certified by the Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc. in 1996 and Nationally Certified in 1999. Beginning her career at the Hazelden Foundation, Bobbe moved to Phoenix as Senior Counselor at Progress Valley, IV, and then went on to became the Addictions Program Director at Charter Hospital, and Program Manager for Trimeridian, Inc. Bobbe works in private practice, where she is now Clinical Director, Counselor and Consultant at her agency: ACT - Counseling & Education.
Carol Farmer, MA, LAC, LASAC
Carol earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Carol is currently working toward earning a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health from Grand Canyon University. Carol is licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health as a Licensed Associate Counselor and a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor. Carol’s area of research focuses on Vicarious Post-Traumatic Growth in Trauma Therapists. Carol’s therapeutic experience is in supporting substance abuse and eating disorder populations with co-occurring mental health diagnoses. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings and specializes in building hope in recovery through the use of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Trauma processing in individual and group settings. Carol is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy by the EMDR institute and as a Clinical Trauma Specialist-Individual by the Arizona Trauma Institute. She is passionate about empowering trauma survivors to create a sense of personal safety while desensitizing the impact of their past traumatic experiences.
Scott Wilson, MS
Scott received his Bachelor degree in Psychology and his Master of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. He has been informed that he will receive his license as a Licensed Associate Counselor from the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. Scott is dedicated to helping clients reach their therapeutic goals by creating a strong therapeutic alliance and working with clients to help them focus on their strengths which will help facilitate a successful recovery process.
Maria Harmon, MA, LPC, LISAC
Maria earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Argosy University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University. Maria is licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. She is trained in E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which is an evidence based therapeutic modality which helps individuals to process adult and childhood traumas. Maria offers directive, insight-oriented therapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups recovering from painful life history and current difficulties, such as trauma and abuse; depression and anxiety; intimacy and connection; addictive behaviors and effects caused by others’ addictive behaviors; shame and guilt; grief and loss; and individuals who feel ‘stuck’ in old ways of thinking and behaving. She especially enjoys providing specialized therapy toward healing and restructuring to post-substance-abuse-treatment couples and families. In offering a safe, nurturing, therapeutic environment, Maria receives satisfaction in her work through witnessing her patients’ growth and personal empowerment. Maria was raised in Japan for most of her childhood and speaks fluent Japanese.
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