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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. 

Our services are offered to all members of our community, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, ability or other aspect of self that makes each person unique and valuable.

While we are pleased to offer services that include the whole person, which includes affirmation of personal faith systems, we do not require adherence to any particular faith system to obtain services - please let your provider know if you would like your faith or religious beliefs included in your services 


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Clinical Director 

and Supervisor


Katherine Meyer, LCSW

Pronouns: She/Her

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 to attain independent clinical-level licensure in the state of Arizona. Katherine has facilitated groups for children and adults experiencing the loss of divorce. She has provided counseling services to adults, children and families struggling with a variety of concerns related to anxiety, depression and transition. 

Clinical Supervisors

Amber Abila, LCSW

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Amber is trained in providing CBT, DBT-Informed and EMDR services. She skill in the delivery of individual, family and group services. She has specialized experience in working with challenging youth and clients in search of a direct and compassionate approach.

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 arriving in Flagstaff, 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. 

Amber is currently enrolled in a doctoral program through the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

Amber is one of our clinical supervisors and is NOT currently accepting clients. 

Kelly O'Donnell, LCSW

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Kelly was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Flagstaff in 2003 where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Arizona. She then received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of New England in 2014, and her independent clinical licensure, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), in Arizona in 2019.

Kelly has a varied experience in the field of Social Work, including  hospice, vocational rehabilitation, victim advocacy, elder rights, and working with people with Developmental Disabilities.

Kelly has experience providing counseling with children, families and couples. She has extensive training in the Birth to 5 population, Trauma, anxiety, depression, and family work. Kelly utilizes elements of Play Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral therapy), motivational interviewing, and experiential therapy in her approach. Kelly is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), obtaining her credential through the Association for Play Therapy (APT) in 2021 to further support the families and children she serves to grow and heal. 

Licensed Clinicians


Austin Smith, LMSW

Clinical Manager

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Austin is originally from Prescott, AZ, and moved to Flagstaff in 2011 to attend Northern Arizona University. Graduating with his Bachelor's degree in Social Work in 2014, Austin began working in the community in a variety of Social Work positions. He gained experience in the mental health field serving the needs of the unsheltered, veterans, and child and family populations. Austin went on to obtain his Master's in Social Work in 2019, with an emphasis in clinical work after a rigorous internship with Balance - Mental Health and Wellness. 

Austin is passionate about counseling services to help individuals find healing and balance in their lives, leading to a more enjoyable, fulfilling, and meaningful life. He enjoys working with adults and children of all ages and has specialized experience in childhood behavioral interventions. 

Austin is available for faith-affirming and Christ-centered sessions, upon request. He is trained in DBT-Informed services and utilizes a strengths-based perspective as well as a solution-focused approach to promoting health and well-being for his clients. 


Luci DeLong, LMSW

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Luci was born and raised in the small town of Vale, Oregon. After graduating high school she continued her education and earned her bachelor's degree in English from Oregon State University. Luci returned  to school in 2018 and earned a Master's in Social Work from Boise State University and graduated in 2020.

Luci is currently a therapist at Balance Mental Health and Wellness. She enjoys working with all different ages, and populations. She has previous professional experience working with survivors of domestic violence, clients with serious mental illness, and adolescences in outdoor settings. 

Luci is currently, working on completing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) training and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) training. She enjoys working with highly sensitive persons as well as folks struggling with managing addicting and compulsive behaviors.

She has experience working with couples, families, children, adolescents and clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. She is passionate about a strengths-based approach and values incorporating all systems in attending the the wholistic needs of her clients. 

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Helaman brings a passion for working with clients as well as a history of experience at our agency and in the community working with children, adolescents and families. He has worked in outdoor adventure programs for 7 years prior to completing his degree and looks forward to assisting us with our own outdoor adventure programs. 

Helaman brings a strong sense of growth and client change to his practice. His interventions are based on allowing for growth in an understanding of self that will lead to building of skills for better living. 

Helaman is a graduate of the Northern Arizona University Social Work masters program. During that time, he completed a successful internship at Balance.

Helaman is trained in DBT intervention strategies and employs a combination of Solution-Focused and CBT treatment modalities in his work with clients. 

Clients often share that they are impressed by Helaman's compassion and approachable demeanor. 

Shelbi Labat, LAC

Pronouns: She/Her

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. She is able to offer faith-affirming counseling services as well as Christ-Centered services to those clients who express desire to include this in their work.

Shelbi 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.


Shelbi is pleased to be one of our solely web-based, online providers. She looks forward to seeing you from the comfort of your own home, as we utilize technology to create meaningful connections.

Pronouns: She/Her

Abby was raised in Yuma, AZ. She  studied at the University of Arizona, where she obtained a Bachelor's in Psychology in 2017 and went on to obtain her Masters in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University, graduating in 2019 after completing a successful internship at Balance - Mental Health and Wellness.. 

Abby is trained in DBT (certified through a 4 Day Intensive PESI DBT Training Program, including an additional 3 hour program specific to online DBT program delivery) and has  experience in providing counseling services to adolescents, adults, families, and groups. She is also skillful at providing person-centered therapy and CBT interventions. She has worked closely with families struggling through the trials of complex divorce, attending the goals of finding a pathway to thrive in a two-household family.

Abby is a solely online, web-based provider and pleased to be serving clients across the state of Arizona.


Pronouns: She/Her

Madison is from Colorado Springs, Colorado but moved to the Pacific Northwest to get her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound. After graduating in 2017, she moved to San Diego, CA where she spent a time working with LGBTQIA+ folks in a drop-in center catered for LGBTQIA+ at-risk and homeless youth ages 13-21. In 2018, Madison  moved to the Chicago area to get her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Madison trained at The Family Institute working with college students and adults as a therapist and at a mental health drop-in center for high school students inside the school itself. 

Madison works with adolescents and teens. She also has experience working with adults of all ages and families. She graduated in June 2020, and subsequently moved to Flagstaff to begin training as a School/Counseling Psychologist in the Combined Counseling/School Psychology Doctoral Program.

Madison believes therapy to be a place of healing, self-discovery, and self-acceptance where the therapist acts as mirror to understand the self a little better. As we uncover more about ourselves, we are able to show up for ourselves and others in a way that honors where we have been and how far we have come.

Pronouns: She/Her

Angie completed her internship with Balance Mental Health and Wellness and obtained her LMSW in April of 2021.

Angie is one of our solely web-based providers and pleased to see you online from the comfort of your own home!

Angie has extensive experience working in the field of substance abuse and addiction. She enjoys working with clients who are desirous of being challenged to co-create a plan for health and wellness through the difficult experiences of life. 

Angie has a passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community and aspires to support all people in achieving their best sense of self as well as living their life to the fullest.

Angie is one of our solely web-based providers and pleased to see you online from the comfort of your own home

Jill Navran, LMSW

Pronouns: She/Her

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.

Pang Vang, MSW

New Graduate

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Elizabeth Gendron, MA, BCBA

Pronouns: She/Her

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. 

Ashleigh Armand, LMSW

Pronouns: She/Her

Ashleigh has been a provider at Balance for almost 5 years. She is looking forward to transitioning her work-life balance and will be stepping out of a provider role. 

If you were working with Ashleigh and would like to continue at Balance, please reach out to Katherine Meyer, LCSW, our Clinical Director, to be matched with a new provider. 

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: 
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Rachel Lovett, MSW Candidate

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Angela Hernandez, 

MSW Candidate

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Jennifer Peterson, MA Candidate

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Tempest Black, MSW Candidate


Martin Rubio, MSW Candidate

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Michael Smock, MSW Candidate

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BSW Candidates/

Case Managers

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BSW Candidate

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