A brief introduction regarding who we are...
Dr. Doug Malm, Psy D, LPC
Doug Malm, Psy D, LPC holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. Doug is the co-owner/founder of Psychotherapy Innovations. He specializes in providing therapy for individuals, couples, and conducts group therapy. His primary focus involves the use of EFT, CBT, EMDR, ACT, DBT, and effective sex therapy protocols.
Dr. Malm has over seventeen years experience as an individual, couples, and group therapist. Among his areas of expertise are treating depression, anxiety, social anxiety, codependency, trauma, OCD, emotional disregulation, sexual issues, couples and marital issues, and difficulties coping with stress. Dr. Malm is also interested in helping clients be more effective interpersonally though group therapy. Dr. Malm has received extensive training in sex therapy and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples) and this training is ongoing.
Dr. Malm offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they wish to achieve in the manner that best suits them.
Julie Espinoza, MA, LPC
Julie Espinoza, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona. Julie is the co-owner/founder of Psychotherapy Innovations. She specializes in adult and adolescent individual therapy and provides additional treatment for couples, family and group therapy. She holds a specialty in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), is level two certified for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), has completed core curriculum for sex therapy and receives ongoing training from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and has also received training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples).
Julie has over eighteen years of experience as a practicing therapist for the general population as well as those deemed SMI. She has served as adjunct faculty teaching counseling skills to graduate students, conducted workshops in Arizona teaching specialized therapies, and has served as supervisor/faculty in post graduate counseling training programs.
Julie believes that progress in therapy hinges on the therapeutic relationship, the client's commitment to change and the degree to which the client feels heard and accepted. Given these, growth is certain. She helps clients learn how to tell the truth about themselves, let go of unhelpful programming, and obtain the life they desire.
Nicky Langbaum, MA, LPC
Nicky Langbaum, MA, LPC, LMHC is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona as well as a mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts. Nicky completed her undergraduate work at Duke University and received her Masters Degree from Lesley University in Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Therapies. In addition to integrating Expressive Arts Therapy into her therapeutic work, Nicky is Level 1 trained in Internal Family Systems and has completed coursework in Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, ACT and Mindfulness practices. Nicky currently serves on the board for the American Art Therapy Association, Arizona Chapter.
Nicky has fifteen years of experience in the counseling field, including ten years working at a therapeutic middle school and high school serving adolescents with social and emotional disabilities and their families. Prior, Nicky’s work experience encompassed working in and with minority communities at a local non-profit as well as two years serving in Americorps. Most recently, Nicky is joining Psychotherapy Innovations from the agency world working in an outpatient setting with children, adolescents and adults.
Nicky believes that at the crux of therapy is supporting clients in fostering their connection with their own source of inner wisdom and trust in oneself, something that is often lost through difficult life experiences. Nicky is passionate about integrating the expressive arts, parts work and mindfulness based practices to help clients foster this connection through gained insights and outlets for self-expression resulting in increased feelings of calm, compassion and clarity. Starting therapy can feel like an overwhelming process from meeting someone new, navigating trust and opening oneself up. Nicky brings a compassionate and understanding approach, meeting each client where they are at with dignity and respect. Nicky believes it is important for therapists to have been through the therapy process themselves for personal and professional growth. Nicky has done this and is committed to creating a compassionate and supportive environment to support you on your unique healing journey.
Lisa Corbett, MSC, LPC
Lisa Corbett, MSC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona. Lisa believes that therapy is a collaborative experience and will work with you to find the most comfortable, safe approach to addressing your concerns and therapeutic issues. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) along with Mindfulness and Trauma-Informed approaches.
Lisa has extensive background in working with people who are struggling with drug and alcohol issues and will work with you towards recovery and an overall more serene life.
Depression, anxiety and trauma are among her specialties.
Lisa also specializes in working with members of the LGBTQ community and is skilled in Transgender matters. She deeply believes in the strength and hope that comes from an individual achieving a mind-body connection.
Lisa knows that starting therapy can be frightening and will do all possible to put you at ease and allow you the opportunity to celebrate your courage as you begin to make positive changes in your life.
Cynthia Kiddoo, MA, LPC
Cynthia Kiddoo, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona and is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She has been a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) since 2015. Cindy works with adult clients to help them address trauma, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, impulsive behaviors, suicidal or self-harming behaviors, dissociative disorders, and grief. She also facilitates a weekly DBT skills-training group.
Before coming to Psychotherapy Innovations, Cindy worked for ten years in community mental health as a case manager and a psychotherapist. She’s had experience seeing clients with a diverse array of backgrounds and treatment goals ranging from personal growth to recovering from chronic, severe mental health problems. Cindy believes that therapy is most effective when it aims to go beyond alleviating suffering and helps clients connect with their inner wisdom and strengths in order to build rich, rewarding lives. Her approach encourages active efforts by clients to practice new skills, develop new resources, tend to important relationships, and work on personally meaningful goals outside of therapy sessions. She is committed to providing a warm, supportive, non-judgmental environment where clients can safely explore issues, express feelings and needs, and confront painful situations in their lives so they can heal.
Kelsey Hansen, MAS-MFT, LMFT
Kelsey Hansen, MAS-MFT, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Arizona. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Kelsey is also a facilitator for PREPARE/ENRICH which is a therapeutic approach geared toward premarital and enrichment counseling for couples.
Kelsey obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Therapeutic and Community Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2010. She obtained her Master of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University in 2011. She has 7 years of experience working as a therapist at a social service agency. She has provided therapy to families, couples, and individuals (including adults, adolescents, and children) involved in the foster care and juvenile systems. Kelsey has treated matters pertaining to (but not limited to) family reunification, life stage transitions, blended family issues, co-parenting, single-parenting, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, trauma, self-esteem, boundaries, and recovery maintenance. She also has experience facilitating substance abuse groups at a recovery center treating
individuals working through addiction.
Kelsey understands that the decision to seek therapy takes courage and is committed to building a respectful, compassionate relationship with clients to work toward goals and improve overall quality of life.
Casandra Albert, MC, LPC
Casandra Albert, MC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona and she is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Her work focuses on healing wounds that are at the core of emotional pain. Casandra provides treatment for a variety of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, co-dependency, and relationship difficulties. In addition to EMDR, Casandra utilizes approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Casandra believes in a strengths based and collaborative process to therapy. She aims to provide a compassionate and safe environment for her clients as they journey towards self-understanding and change.
Victoria Love, MSC, LPC
Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor working with adolescents and adults ages 10 and up. She utilizes a wide range of approaches tailored to her clients’ unique needs. These therapeutic methods include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Inner Child Processing, and Mindfulness. Victoria treats a variety of presenting problems including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, complicated trauma, self-harm, codependency, and self-esteem.
Victoria is passionate about working with clients of diverse backgrounds, who seek an authentic therapeutic relationship, where they are free to be their true selves. It is her belief that this therapeutic relationship is essential in healing.
Victoria's goal is to create a compassionate environment, where individuals feel safe to explore their own story, through a non-judgmental, trauma-informed approach. When individuals are able to process wounds and identify thought and behavioral patterns, they can write their own narrative to find empowerment, self-worth and peace.