Meagan Foxx is the Clinical Director of Transitions Counseling and Consulting, LLC and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified School Guidance Counselor, a Licensed Substance Abuse counselor and holds certification in EMDR. Meagan has extensive training in the treatment of trauma, codependency, and addictions and has trained with experts in the field such as Pia Mellody, RN and Dr. Claudia Black, Ph.D. She has over 16 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults and also specializes in working with first responders and their families.
Jessica Brubaker is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She has 11 years of experience in education, both as a classroom teacher in Child and Human Development and Career Exploration, and a School Counselor in a large public school. Jessica has also worked as an adolescent therapist in an intensive outpatient therapy program for the past 2 years. Jessica is extremely passionate about her work with adolescents and their families.
Dana Strickland, LAC graduated with a Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University in 2016. Dana is an expert in the area of treating trauma, PTSD, and general mental health, holding credentials as a Clinical Trauma Professional certified by IATP, a Level II EMDR Therapist, and certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Dana is driven by a deeply held belief that one of our purposes as human beings is to help each other heal. She is highly involved in initiatives to bring services to first responders and their families.
Jennifer Cooper is a Licensed Associate Counselor with Master’s degrees in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling, as well as advanced training in PTSD and trauma resolution interventions. Jennifer has a plethora of experience and is highly passionate about working with first responders and their families within the areas of law enforcement and the fire department. Jennifer has also enjoyed working with adolescents and is able to see individual clients for general mental health (depression, anxiety, etc.) and trauma clients ages 13 and up.
Traci Manry is a Licensed Associate Counselor and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has 13 years of experience in education, as a College Counselor in a large University where she assists students in achieving their educational goals. Traci has also worked as an adolescent therapist in an intensive outpatient therapy program for 2 years, and has spent many years and a volunteer facilitator for an adolescent recovery program which is what led her to achieve her Master’s degree in Professional counseling. Traci is extremely passionate about her work with adolescents and their families.
Troy Tangeman is a National Board Certified Counselor and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Troy is an EMDR Therapy and DBT trained counselor who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health and substance use challenges. Troy is compassionate about working with individuals with PTSD, trauma related-diagnoses, anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.
Troy has several years of experience leading adolescent and adult mental health intensive outpatient programs. Troy currently leads or co-leads the Parent Workshops for the Adolescent IOP, Adolescent Family Night IOP sessions, and the DVUSD Alternative to Long Term Suspension Program at Transitions Counseling and Consulting. Troy also works with individuals, couples, and families to help them overcome their challenges.
Cory Wright is a Licensed Associate Counselor with Transitions Counseling. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management as well as her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling. Cory is one of our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Lead Counselors. Cory is passionate about helping those she works with get connected to the services they are seeking. Her motto is “there is always a solution!”
Carlie is an advocate for helping people move toward hope and healing in their lives. Carlie earned her Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University. Carlie is trained in EMDR and encourages individuals to walk through their traumas to find freedom from shame and pain. She has experience working with teens, adults, and couples who are feeling stuck, anxious, frustrated, disappointed, and longing to restore their self-worth and relationships. Carlie’s goal is to provide a safe place to explore burdens, seek self-awareness, and learn the tools to live rich, fulfilling, and joy-filled lives.
Kristie is a Registered Dietitian who is working toward her Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian certification. Kristie works in both eating disorders and clinical nutrition. Kristie received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics from Arizona State University. Kristie also has a culinary degree from Scottsdale Community College. Kristie is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Kristie has always had a passion for food and loves to help clients grow and experience an enriching and healthy relationship with food. When not working, Kristie enjoys cooking, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.
Maryjoy Kearns, LAC is a National Board Certified Counselor with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Maryjoy is an EMDRIA approved EMDR trained therapist with professional experience implementing a trauma-informed approach to help adolescents and adults heal from past adverse experiences to exemplify a life with purpose and hope. Maryjoy is passionate about working with trauma and victims of crime and is grateful for the opportunity to empower others to find and reflect their light and personal strengths, build resilience, and improve skills for communication and interpersonal effectiveness. She has facilitated groups for IOP, DBT, and PTTC (parenting the traumatized child) and is trained in evidence-based practices that include family systems therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Emilie is a LAC (Licensed Associate Counselor) working toward acquiring her LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). Emilie holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Counseling from Hope International University and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Emilie has worked with children and adolescents for the last 17 years and through the experience of raising her own children with and without special needs, she discovered her passion for working with Adolescents and young people. As a parent, Emilie also has a passion for supporting parents while they are trying to support their own children.
Kari is graduate student at Grand Canyon University, studying to obtain her master’s degree in professional counseling. As an intern, Kari has had experience in working with individuals of all ages to provide support through the challenges they may be facing including anxiety, depression, self-worth and confidence, communication, trauma, and eating disorders. Kari believes that each individual deserves to have a chance to heal from the pain they have and may still be experiencing in their lives. Kari’s hope is to provide an empathic, safe, and supportive environment for people to experience the healing process and develop skills in becoming an advocate for their goals and recovery.
Taylor Roig is a License Associate Counselor and graduated in 2017 with a Master’s in Professional Counseling from GCU. She enjoys utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Post Induction Therapy and Family Systems Therapy in order to fit her client’s therapeutic wants and needs.
Taylor has years of experience working with adolescents as both a clinical counselor and school counselor. She also has worked with clients dealing with substance abuse,and families who want to improve their relationships. Taylor also enjoys working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and major life transitions.
Taylor strongly believes in the value of unconditional positive regard for her clients, and works to help her clients feel validated, respected, and cared for. She also believes that therapy can be an incredible catalyst for change, and that counseling can be an exciting adventure! Hope is an integral part of counseling, and Taylor encourages the theme of hope throughout the therapeutic process.
Pam Davidson is our Administrative Assistant, working out of our North Phoenix location. She is happy to assist our clients in meeting their needs starting with educating them about our programs and services and getting them scheduled with our Intake Counselor. Pam is available to answer any questions clients might throughout the treatment process.