Finding Balance

We are committed to providing a blend of psychotherapeutic services, case management services and training opportunities to support the families of 

Northern Arizona. 


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Katherine was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She moved to Flagstaff, AZ in 2005. She studied at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, CA, where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She went on to obtain her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work in Philadelphia, PA. 


Upon moving to Arizona, Katherine worked as a licensed mastered social worker for the necessary two years, post-graduate program, to attain clinical-level licensure in the state of Arizona. She is a trained Forensic Interviewer and was trained in Duluth, MN to provide Domestic Violence cessation services to perpetrators. Katherine has facilitated groups for children and adults experiencing the loss of divorce. She has provided counseling services to adults, children, families and groups. 


Ashleigh was born and raised in Tucson but moved to Flagstaff in 2003 to attend Northern Arizona University. Ashleigh graduated from NAU with her Bachelor"s in Social Work in 2007. Ashleigh went on to attend Arizona State University"s Master of Social Work advanced standing program and graduated in May of 2008. During her Master"s program she interned at Flagstaff Medical Center and was hired shortly after graduating in 2008. She has spent over a decade working in the inpatient medical setting with pre and post-natal mothers, special care nursery babies and children of all ages. She has experience working with clients seeking substance abuse services, individuals exiting the criminal justice system, and is trained in providing EMDR services.


Amber was born and raised in Delta, CO and obtained her bachelors in Classical Studies and Sociology from Colorado State University. Amber went on to obtain her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. Amber’s been in Flagstaff since 2017 where she obtained her LMSW and practiced child and family therapy as well as crisis interventions and assessments for 2 years. Prior to moving Amber worked in a Child Protective services and has also inpatient services/residential for children and adolescents and has over 11 years of experience working with children, families and adults. 


Jill Navran, LMSW, was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Northern Arizona University and her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Jill’s emphasis was in working with at-risk youth and she obtained a certificate in Animal-Assisted Therapy. While attending University of Denver, Jill worked in school social work at a couple of schools in the Aurora Public School District.
Jill spent 7 years with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff, as the Community Based Program Coordinator and then Program Director. Jill went on to receive her LMSW and is a Lecturer for the Department of Social Work at NAU. She continues to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff with her service as a Board Member. Jill has over 10 years of experience serving children, families, and college students.

Shelbi Labat, LAC was born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana and received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 2014 where she studied English Literature. Upon graduating, Shelbi taught middle and elementary school students in Louisiana for two years before moving to Flagstaff in 2016 to pursue a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University.  Shelbi graduated from NAU in October of 2019 and completed her internship here in Flagstaff working in child & family counseling. 


Shelbi has experience working with college students, children of all ages, parents, and families. Shelbi is excited to offer faith-based counseling services to those who are interested. She believes counseling to be a work of the human heart; healing work, life-giving work, work that heals the soul and repairs trauma, past pain, and brokenness. She is happy to accompany clients on their journeys to assist them in making changes in their lives that will enable them to reach their fullest potential and to find deeper fulfillment and joy.

Elizabeth Gendron, MA

Elizabeth Gendron, MA was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She obtained her Associates of Science Degree in Psychology from Ashworth Univserity in 2009 and her Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University in 2009. She completed her Master's Degree in Education from at the University of Southern California in 2012.


Elizabeth received her Board Certified Behavioral Analysis Certificate from the Chicago School of Psychology in 2014. She is experienced in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and has worked within the school districts as well as privately and directly with clients in the community to enhance the life and wellbeing of children with behavioral needs. She is skillful in both direct practice and training services. She is passionate about teaching clients and their families the skills necessary to create lasting behavioral changes by recognizing the function of behaviors and utilizing positive re-direction and reinforcement. 

Abby was raised in Yuma, AZ. She moved to Flagstaff, AZ in 2018. Abby studied at the University of Arizona, where she obtained a Bachelor's in Psychology in 2017. She went on to obtain her Masters in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University and graduated in 2019. During her Masters program, she interned at Balance - Mental Health and Wellness and gained experience in providing counseling services to adolescents, adults, families, and groups.

Austin Smith, MSW - New Graduate

Austin is originally from Prescott, AZ, Austin Moved for Flagstaff in 2011 to attend Northern Arizona University. Graduating with his Bachelor's in Social Work degree in 2014, Austin began working in the community in a variety of Social Work positions. Gaining experience in the mental health field working with the homeless, veteran, and child and family populations, Austin went on for his Master's in Social Work in 2019 with an emphasis in clinical work. Austin is passionate about counseling and therapy to help individuals find healing and balance in their lives, leading to a more enjoyable, fulfilling, and meaningful life. 

Amanda Patel, MSW - New Graduate

Bio Pending

High Quality, Reduced Cost Psychotherapy and Case Management Services:

Students from several accredited Universities are available to provide reduced fee services in the areas of individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and case management

Our Passionate Students

We are pleased to be working with the following students: 

Layla Kleinman

MA Candidate

Angie Sine, MSW Candidate

Manny Provencio

MSW Candidate

Luci DeLong, MSW Candidate

Kallina Blackmon, BSW Candidate

Nicolas Badalamenti, BSW Candidate

Abrianna Bejar, BSW Candidate

Cassidy Urbany, BA Candidate