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Susan is full and will not be accepting new clients in the future.
Susan is the founder of Whole Self Healing of Arizona (WSHAZ). Originally from Mississippi, she moved to Arizona in 2016 to complete her internship working with individuals in recovery from eating disorders, trauma, and mood disorders. She has worked in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and outpatient levels of care supporting those in the recovery process.
Susan's belief in addressing the root cause of symptoms led her to advanced training and education in the treatment of trauma. She has completed trainings in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Structural Dissociation Theory, Deep Brain Reorienting, and is a certified provider of Stephen Porges' Safe and Sound Protocol and Integrated Listening Systems The Focus System. She receives ongoing consultation and training in the treatment of
complex trauma & dissociation. Susan is currently in the process of becoming certified in EMDR, with plans to become an EMDR consultant. Susan will be completing the Equilateral EMDR training in 2023 to provide Equine Assisted EMDR group work to clients of WSHAZ.
Passionate about education and training, Susan provides clinical supervision to LACs and LMSWs working towards their independent license. She offers case consulting services to therapists and dietitians treating clients presenting with complex trauma and disordered eating, an area dear to her heart. Susan's goal is to grow the network of therapists in Tucson who specialize in treating eating disorders, complex trauma and dissociation.
Macy is a 7 year old, loving Boxer-Shepard mix who takes her assistant position very seriously. She enjoys providing comfort (and kisses), humor, and present orientation to the clients she serves. She also doubles as our office greeter, saying hello and sitting on your feet while you wait for your appointment.
Animal assisted interventions in the treatment of trauma and dissociation can be helpful for some people. Animals can provide a source for creating a calm state that might typically be difficult for someone who has experienced trauma. They also provide a neutral source to orient a person to the present moment.
Aliana graduated in May of 2019 with a B.S. in Care, Health and Society and a minor in Psychology. She has worked as a Behavioral Health Technician with teen and adult clients recovering from eating disorders, substance use, trauma, and sexual abuse. In 2021 Aliana worked onsite as a Camp Inclusion Interventionist at a UC Berkeley Youth Program and in 2022, Aliana worked as the Inclusion and Intervention Coordinator at a UC Berkeley Youth Program. As an Interventionist Aliana supported youth through behavioral challenges that were presented during camp, and as a Coordinator Aliana directly facilitated communications between parents, the Intervention Team, leadership and camp counselors. She developed, assessed, and modified action plans to support campers, and ensured the Intervention Team collaborated on and skillfully executed the action plans.
Aliana is attending Northern Arizona University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and plans to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her focus is to work with children and parents to heal trauma, address how mental health impacts child-parent relationships, and encourage gentle parenting.
Aliana plays a vital role in the day to day operations of the practice. Her current role as the Clinical Administrative Assistant is to directly and effectively support the clinicians so their time can be utilized efficiently towards providing therapeutic and compassionate health services for clients. Aliana is here to support you, our client, with getting set up as a new client and any ongoing scheduling and billing needs.
Jean is NOT accepting new clients.
Gabriel is certified through O.K. Corral as an Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) professional. He attends ongoing training in providing quality EAL services and enjoys working with members of the military and first responders. He will be attending Equilateral EMDR training in 2023 to further his understanding of supporting individuals who have experienced trauma.