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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. 

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Clinical Director 


and Supervisor

 

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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 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. 

Licensed Clinicians

 

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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. 


Ashleigh has experience working with clients seeking substance abuse services, individuals exiting the criminal justice system, and is trained in providing EMDR services.

Ashleigh is skillful in creating a comfortable and safe environment for clients to explore concerns around trauma and mood disorder. She has worked extensively with families experiencing complex divorce and supported the goals of creating parallel parenting plans to keep the needs of the children at the forefront of the experience. 

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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 

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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.

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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-affirming counseling services as well as Christ-Centered 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.

 

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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.


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

 

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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 homeless, 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. 

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Amanda is originally from Colorado Springs, CO and moved to Flagstaff, AZ. in 2012. She has a bachelor's degree in Science Psychology from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University. During graduate school Amanda completed an internship at Balance Mental Health and Wellness as well as Northern Arizona Healthcare Oncology. 

Amanda has worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in a variety of service provisions. This work experience built a foundation of integrating trauma informed care and mind body practices. As such, she has sought out training in the areas of Somatic Experience to address the connection between the mind and the body to promote healing and mental restoration.  
 

 Amanda has experience working with youth, adults, and families. She appreciates honoring the client as a whole-person and working with the systems that impact life experiences and shape who we are and how we move into the future.

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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.

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


She is one of our engaging and dynamic web-based providers and excited to start working with you!


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.

Elizabeth Gendron, MA, BCBA

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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. 

New Graduate Clinicians

Helaman completed his internship at Balance and we are pleased to have hired him at the completion of his Masters program in Social Work.

 Helaman is currently part of our New Graduate program and brings a passion for working with clients as well as a history of experience at our agency and in the community working with children 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 is trained in DBT intervention strategies and employs a combination of Solution-Focused and CBT treatment modalities in his work with clients. He has supported our LGBTQIA+ youth in facilitating our Gender Expansive group as well as offering life-affirming and supportive counseling for non-binary and transgender identifying clients. 

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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Joseph was born in Tuscon Arizona, but raised for most of his life in Chinle, Arizona. The first in a family of four, Joseph is multiethnic and celebrates his diversity (half Chinese, quarter Cuban, and a quarter Irish). He came to Flagstaff in 2011, and graduated from Northern Arizona University with his Bachelor's in Psychology and then his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He currently still attends NAU, and has just finished his 3rd year in the PhD Psychology program, which provides both school and counseling experiences. During his studies, Joseph has gained experience interning with the Exodus program, a substance use program located in the Coconino County's jail and the Hualapai tribe in Peach Springs. In addition, Joseph has facilitated groups with mandated clients as part of Mountain Counseling and Northern Arizona Substance Abuse Services. He has provided a variety of counseling and assessment services to those struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, and domestic violence services to adults. Joseph has also provided assessment and consultation services to children at several school sites for Flagstaff Unified School District, assessing student's social-emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and academic concerns.

Rachel Lovett, MSW Candidate

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