Thrive Practitioners

Rebecca Andersen

Rebecca Andersen

MAPC, LAC

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Daniel J. Bernhardt

Daniel J. Bernhardt

MS, LPC

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Colter Bloxom

Colter Bloxom

MA, LAC

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Teri Ehlers

Teri Ehlers

MS, LAMFT

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Kallie Flueckiger

Kallie Flueckiger

MS, LAC

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Bonnie Goosic

Bonnie Goosic

MAPC, LPC

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Samantha Graham

Samantha Graham

MS, LAC

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Tansy Kadoe

Tansy Kadoe

MS, MBA, LAMFT

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Brent Peak

Brent Peak

LAC, CCTS-I

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Stefanni Peters

Stefanni Peters

MS, LAC

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Nancy L. Romanick

Nancy L. Romanick

RDN, MBA, LAC

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Susan Schneider

Susan Schneider

MA, LAMFT

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Katarina Scott

Katarina Scott

MC, LAC, NCC

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Buffy Slaff

Buffy Slaff

MSW, LCSW

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Bonnie S. Voges

Bonnie S. Voges

MS, LAC

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Terry Wolf

Terry Wolf

MS, LAMFT

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Rebecca Andersen, MAPC, LAC
(623) 680-8054
randersencounseling@gmail.com

Rebecca Andersen earned her Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, a Christian-based program applying Biblical principles to mental and spiritual health.  She has a passion for helping hurting people and restoring broken relationships. Her goal is to come alongside hurting clients, and provide a safe and understanding place for them to share their burdens and address the issues that are causing them distress. She provides a Christian-based perspective for those seeking to integrate their Christian faith into the counseling process; however, she welcomes the opportunity to work with any clients regardless of their spiritual beliefs. She has experience working with older teens, adults, and couples. Treatment areas include but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem & self-worth;
  • Spiritual growth
  • Grief & loss
  • Anger Issues
  • Addiction recovery
  • Couples communication & conflict resolution & recovery from affairs
  • Blending families
  • Parenting Issues
  • Premarital counseling, and is certified to administer the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment, which is a research-based premarital assessment & marital strengthening and enrichment program.

Her primary treatment approaches include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing.

Daniel J. Bernhardt, MS, LPC
(602) 206-5437
danielb.thrive@gmail.com

Daniel earned both his undergraduate degree in Psychology and his graduate degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an approved Clinical Supervisor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Daniel has over sixteen years of experience in the mental health field, working in a variety of treatment settings. Daniel has worked in direct patient care as well as administration. Daniel has experience treating individuals, couples, families and groups. Daniel will work with ages 10 and above.

As a licensed professional counselor, Daniel’s goal is to help clients uncover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While difficult situations of the past can’t be changed, client & therapist can work together to better understand and resolve life challenges. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions can be revealed which are often holding clients back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. As a bio-psycho-social-spiritual counselor, Daniel believes in treating the whole person. Treatment areas include but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Issues: including divorce situations
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Adjustments

Daniel incorporates scripture based counseling when desired. Daniel’s therapeutic approach to counseling includes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Family Systems Therapy. Daniel will also individualize his approach to meet your own specific and unique needs.

Daniel accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MHN

Colter Bloxom, MA, LAC
(480)-442-7975
colter.thrive@gmail.com

Colter Bloxom is an Arizona native who earned his Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and is a board approved Licensed Associate Counselor. He is passionate about helping people step out of shame and pain and into their true, whole, and integrated selves. Prior to working at Thrive Therapy, he worked in substance abuse in both outpatient and intensive outpatient settings. Additionally, he spent time in state-based mental health agencies working with individuals struggling with severe and persistent mental health concerns. Colter creates an environment where his clients feel safe to explore the deep inner workings of their past while looking towards a life in which they can thrive. Treatment areas include but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity issues
  • Addictions
  • Relationship/Couples Issues
  • Spiritual growth

Although typically using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mr. Bloxom’s belief is that counseling should be tailored to the specific needs of the individual or couple.

Teri Ehlers, MS, LAMFT
(480)-234-3461
teriehlers@gmail.com

Teri is a board approved Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist having received her M.A. through Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary in California and additional MFT education through Fuller Theological Seminary in Arizona. Teri has a passion for empowering individuals, couples and families as they encounter life transitions.  Through an integrated approach, her goal is to equip each client with the tools necessary to bring hope and healing.  She considers it an honor to hear her client’s story and to walk through his/her journey of personal growth.  Teri brings with her experience providing individual and group therapy with all age ranges. She loves working with young adults as they navigate the important and somewhat mysterious developmental stage into adulthood.  Teri has worked extensively with children and their families and has a heart for strengthening attachment bonds. Teri is the mother of three grown children and has a passion for helping new moms overcome the symptoms of postpartum depression.  Her individual and group work includes trauma-informed care. She also brings with her experience in recovery work, teaching and facilitating women’s recovery groups.  Teri has been married to her husband for 30 years and considers it an honor to work with couples as they navigate their own unique relationships. 

Teri’s professional training and experience include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare/Enrich marriage assessment and strengthening
  • Spiritual growth
  • Emotion Focus Couples Therapy
  • DBT mindfulness practice
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression Support
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Play Therapy

I love to see people become more relationally connected with themselves, with God and with the people in their lives.  I offer a safe and non judgmental place so that optimal healing can take place.  Teri Ehlers

Kallie Flueckiger, MS, LAC
(Not accepting clients at this time)

Kallie earned her undergraduate degree at DePaul University and her graduate degree from Liberty University in Professional Counseling. Kallie is a board approved Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of Arizona. Prior to working with Thrive Therapy, Kallie worked with couples and individuals at My Balanced Life Integrative Counseling. Kallie also has experience with adolescents from her time at Phoenix Christian Preparatory High School; where she implemented psychoeducational groups. In addition to private practice, Kallie has also worked with state funded mental health agencies, where she provided comprehensive outpatient counseling services for behavioral or psychological impairments brought on by abuse, neglect, mental illness, and/or substance abuse. Treatment areas include but not limited to:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Parenting/ Family issues
  • Relationship/ Couple Issues
  • Couples Communication/Conflict Resolution
  • Grief/Loss
  • Pre-marital Counseling

Kallie offers a Christian based approach using biblical principles for individuals seeking Christ-centered counseling; however she works with all people regardless of their faith. Kallie believes in treating each person holistically and her treatment approach includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectal Behavior Therapy.

Bonnie Goosic, MAPC, LPC   
480-299-5639
bonnieg.thrive@gmail.com


 

Bonnie Goosic is a Licensed Professional Counselor, she has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University, and a graduate degree in Christian Counseling from Phoenix Seminary. Prior to entering private practice, Bonnie worked for state funded agencies developing experience providing counseling services addressing:

  • Substance abuse/Intensive Outpatient
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Improving communication skills
  • Developing healthy interpersonal relationships/boundaries
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Grief/loss
  • Codependency

Bonnie practices Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing techniques assisting individuals to identify and use their strength within to make the changes they seek to improve their lives. She believes in addressing body, mind and spirit, recognizing the importance of incorporating a person’s spiritual beliefs in therapy.

Samantha Graham, MS, LAC       
(520) 365-3801

 

Samantha Graham has a Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.  She is a Licensed Associate Counselor. She has a passion for helping individuals who are motivated to make positive changes. Samantha helps clients learn to accept thoughts, work on communication, lower anxiety, and work toward attainable goals. Samantha offers an opportunity to integrate faith into counseling sessions, if the client chooses. Samantha has experience working with adults, adolescents and children. Treatment areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem & self-worth
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Spiritual growth
  • Communication issues
  • Grief & loss
  • Emotional eating
  • Family Communication & Issues

Samantha enjoys using mindfulness and acceptance techniques (ACT) throughout the counseling process.

Tansy Kadoe, MS, MBA, LAMFT
(623) 252-4542
tansyk.thrive@gmail.com

 

Tansy earned her Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary Southwest in the State of Arizona. Born and raised in Myanmar (Burma), she came to America for higher education, graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and later from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Business Administration. Her impetus for entering the field of marriage and family therapy was driven by close association with refugees, who fled Myanmar to escape a repressive government, and found it difficult overcoming many challenges posed in their American homeland.  Tansy is passionate about helping people from all walks of life, and believes that everyone has inherent self-worth and is divinely created for a purpose.  She offers Christian-focused counseling, driven by biblical principles, to those who want to integrate Christian faith into treatment. However, she welcomes the opportunity to work with clients of any faith persuasion. Tansy relates well to everyone, especially singles, adolescent girls, and couples of the younger generation.  She has a special interest in those who encounter substance abuse. Her treatment approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT). Tansy and her husband have been married for 22 years and are privileged to share their lives with two beautiful children.

Treatment areas include, but are not limited to: 

  • Relationship/Couples issues
  • Parenting/Family issues
  • Multicultural counseling with immigrants and refugees
  • Spiritual growth
  • Communication building 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss

Brent Peak, LAC, CCTS-I
(623) 777-2283
bpeak.thrive@gmail.com

 

 

Brent is a board approved Licensed Associate Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist who has trained and worked with renowned experts in the treatment of adults with trauma, addiction, mood disorders, and serious mental illness.  As a therapist and former pastor, Brent has helped numerous families, adults, and young people find clarity and hope in situations that feel complex and overwhelming. He has also worked as a family counselor helping families overcome obstacles to healthy communication and intimacy. Brent helps clients with a variety of issues including:

  • Addiction & recovery
  • Adult and childhood trauma
  • Codependence & boundaries
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Complicated pain recovery
  • Parenting & family issues
  • Grief, loss, and other difficult life experiences

Based on his experience and training as a primary therapist for The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona, Brent believes that self-compassion, nervous system regulation, and healthy boundaries are essential elements of wholeness and recovery. While his treatment approach often incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, experiential techniques, and psychodrama, Brent’s work primarily relies on his experience working with Pia Mellody and her Model of Developmental Immaturity. Brent’s approach is also inspired by his training in Forward Facing Trauma Therapy with Dr. Eric Gentry and the Arizona Trauma Institute.

Brent is available to meet with clients in the evening.

Stefanni Peters, MS, LAC
(480) 788-0066
stefanni.thrive@gmail.com

Stefanni Peters is a Licensed Associate Counselor specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, OCD and anxiety. Working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and family psychotherapy, Stefanni utilizes an individualized approach to meet clients at any and all stages of their recovery process, and is passionate about providing a warm and supportive environment partnering with individuals to uncover true potential and lead a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. Stefanni provides a Christian-based approach for those that are seeking to integrate their faith into treatment, but welcomes the opportunity to work with clients regardless of their spiritual beliefs.

Stefanni employs a variety of skills-based approaches (ACT, DBT, CBT, ERP, FBT) to teach strategies for anxiety/OCD management, increased coping skills, stress reduction, improving communication/relationships, and developing a positive self-image.

Stefanni holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She has clinical experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety, and OCD. She has provided individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial-hospitalization levels of care.

Treatment areas include but not limited to:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues/Peer relationships
  • Parenting/ Family issues
  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Communication/Conflict Resolution
  • Grief/Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Self-esteem/Body Image

 

 

Nancy L Romanick, RDN, MBA, LAC
(480) 215-6216

Nancy Romanick is a Licensed Associate Counselor and a Registered Dietitian She has experience with inpatient and outpatient Eating Disorders and Addiction and Recovery. Nancy earned her Professional Counseling degree from Ottawa University and Phoenix Seminary. She provides a Christian based approach for those that are seeking to integrate their faith into treatment, but welcomes all clients regardless of their faith. Nancy has experience working with older teens, adults and couples and has a passion for working with hurting individuals and restoring their relationship with themselves, their families, their body and food. Nancy’s goal is to create a safe place to explore your pain and burdens, building self-awareness and self-compassion in your journey toward the life you desire to live. Nancy has experience in working with the following treatment areas:

  • Eating disorders
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Couples counseling based on the Gottman Method.
  • She is also trained as a specialist in Binge Eating Disorder & focuses on an emotional awareness based approached to nutrition.

Nancy integrates her knowledge of nutrition and therapy and uses a mindful based treatment approach incorporating the following modalities into her work: EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy, Psychodrama, Licensed Am I Hungry? Therapist ( Mindful based approach for Binge Eating Disorder) and utilizes the Gottman Model for Couples counseling. Nancy also runs a weekly eating disorder group and facilitates Thrive Nutrition Groups

Susan Schneider, MA, LAMFT
(480)-335-4815
sschneider.thrive@gmail.com

Susan earned her Master’s of Arts in Marriage Family Therapy Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist.  She believes in helping others understand the layered stories of their lives to promote restoration and healing within themselves. Throughout our life, we have encountered people, places, experiences, events and situations that have become our personal narrative.  The life choices we have made and the beliefs we carry about those choices have helped shape who we are today—and have become the chapters to our own personal stories. Susan offers faith-based counseling in a safe haven, an authentic space where you can breathe, relax, reflect and tell your story.  Her approach is to come alongside you, encouraging and supporting you to connect your story to greater hope and happiness. 

Susan has trained in Cognitive Behavioral and Emotionally Focused Therapy, as well as Pia Mellody’s Post-Induction Trauma Therapy model, which helps to identify early family/relational trauma.  She is passionate about helping you develop the tools and skills needed for compelling change and personal emotional growth, and looks forward to meeting you and sharing in your story.

Treatment Areas include but not limited to:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Codependency
  • Life Changes
  • Post Abortion
  • Spirituality Issues
  • Divorce
  • Grief/Loss
  • Self-Care

Katarina Scott, MC, LAC, NCC
(858)-634-9916
katarina.thrive@gmail.com

Katarina earned her Master of Counseling from Arizona State University. She is a board approved Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Katarina provides clients a safe place to express their anxieties and fears regarding their grief due to loss of health and change in life plan. She helps individuals develop openness, and acceptance of their past/present in order to promote psychology wellness. She focuses on cultivating gratitude, compassion, hope, and resiliency into clients’ daily lives. Her previous experience includes comprehensive individual and group counseling services for adults and children with a diagnosis of cancer and their supportive team, partial hospitalization program (PHP) therapist for adults and adolescents with a diagnosis of an eating disorder, and as an intensive outpatient youth (IOP) counselor. Treatment areas include but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Distress/adjustment related to health issues (i.e. cancer)
  • Eating disorders
  • End of life issues
  • Grief/loss
  • Relationship/family issues

Buffy Slaff, MSW, LCSW
(623) 282-4047
buffy.thrive@gmail.com

Buffy graduated from Indiana University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and holds licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) credentials in Arizona and Indiana. She has worked in the behavioral health field for over eighteen years in clinical treatment facilities, hospitals, and private practice. Buffy has specialized in the treatment of addictions, women’s issues, codependency, and trauma. She received much of her clinical training at The Meadows Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona and is a level II trained EMDR therapist. She also worked with military veterans with PTSD and their families.

Buffy applies a strength-based psychotherapy approach, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Gestalt, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy appropriate to each client and invites the client to be an active participant in the process. She demonstrates a non-judgmental approach to counseling and supports her clients throughout the process, providing a safe environment in which clients can grow and improve their quality of life. Buffy is passionate about the work she does with clients and offers a faith based perspective for clients desiring to integrate their faith into the counseling process and always honors the client’s personal beliefs. She believes everyone deserves and can have hope. Treatment areas include but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Addictions
  • Relationships
  • Codependency
  • Self Esteem/Self Worth
  • Grief and Loss

Bonnie S. Voges, MS, LAC

Bonnie graduated from Walden University with a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Evansville.  She has 25 years’ experience working helping others in the Healthcare field and three years in counseling. She genuinely enjoys working with others to achieve their goals. Being available to clients who are struggling and unsure of direction allows her to collaborate with them.  Bonnie believes that when change happens, thoughts and behaviors can affect emotions and create an experience that may appear dark and forbidding. She sees her role as guiding clients through these experiences toward stable, calm and inviting futures based on knowledge, choices and inner growth. Bonnie works with all ages and treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gestalt, and REBT. Bonnie works with but is not limited to:

  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Health Issues

Bonnie is available on Saturdays and evenings.

Terry Wolf, MS, LAMFT
(602) 909-0921
terryw.thrive@gmail.com

 

Terry is a retired Navy veteran who earned his Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, the school that pioneered the integration of psychology and Christian theology, and is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Terry’s desire is watch his clientele develop and maintain healthy and meaningful relationships and to see families and marriages flourish. He has received training in the Gottman method of couples therapy and is a certified facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH, a tool for both married and unmarried couples who want to understand and improve their relationship. Terry believes that, while past experiences may help to shape who we have become, people can change unhealthy characteristics. He utilizes a decidedly Christian approach to therapy and trusts that God’s purpose in his life is to help hurting people heal.

Prior to working at Thrive Therapy, Terry worked as a mentor for at-risk children and adolescents in central Phoenix and as a Marriage and Family therapist for those families involved with the Department of Child Safety.

Treatment areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Grief and Loss
  • Marital and Premarital Counseling
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Spirituality

Terry’s approaches to therapy include Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic, Family Systems / Marital, Solution Focused, and Integrative methods.