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 fifteen years experience as a practicing therapist for the general population as well as those deemed SMI. She has held an adjunct faculty position at Argosy University-Phoenix in the counseling program, a senior faculty/clinical supervisor position for post-graduate therapists at a community mental health agency and has conducted various workshops in DBT throughout Arizona.
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.
Nicole Balles, MSC, LPC
Nicole Balles, MSC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona. She specializes in adult individual therapy as well as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. She holds a specialty in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), is level two certified for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and has training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Imaginal Exposure for trauma related work, Mindfulness, and Gottman informed couples counseling. Additionally, Nicole has completed the externship and advanced training for EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy) which is a well researched and effective treatment modality to increase safety and connection in relationships.
Nicole provides a safe and supportive therapeutic environment to assist others in creating meaningful change. Through encouragement and a nonjudgmental approach she works with clients to identify strengths as well as underlying issues. She works collaboratively to develop a plan that fits the client’s needs, whether that is through short-term, goal directed therapy or long-term therapeutic support.
Samantha Morris, LMFT
Samantha Morris, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Arizona and works with adults, children and adolescents. She also specializes in children and adolescents with at-risk behaviors and trauma. She has provided individual, family and group therapy since 2007. Samantha is trained in using EMDR through EMDRIA in providing treatment to individuals dealing with trauma and other symptoms. Samantha has been certified as a trauma practitioner for children and adolescents through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and has also received training as a Certified Family Trauma Professional through the Arizona Trauma Institute. She is trained as a group facilitator of Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) for adolescents with substance abuse issues. She also provides group therapy for adolescent females ages 14-17 for DBT skills training, anxiety, depression, relationships, social skills/boundaries, etc.
Samantha has extensive experience in treating youth at-risk in the juvenile judicial system and foster care system in areas including but not limited to substance abuse, criminogenic behaviors, trauma, sexual abuse, child abuse, juveniles with sexually maladaptive behaviors, young children with sexually reactive behaviors, boundaries, family clarification, anxiety, depression and family reunification. Samantha is also seasoned in assessing adults and children/adolescents in crisis with depression, suicidal thoughts and attempts, homicidal thoughts, severe mental illness (SMI), anxiety, substance abuse/detox and psychosis. Samantha was a special education teacher for young children prior to her training as a counselor and is experienced in working with children with special needs.
Samantha works with clients to build a safe environment for their treatment process and is committed to building increased self-awareness and resiliency with clients. She is client-centered and stays joined with her clients in reaching their goals.
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 is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. She received her Master of Science in Counseling from the Argosy University in 2010.
Cynthia's prior experiences in social services agencies have have included helping people with long-persisting problems such as PTSD and trauma, dissociative identity disorder, depression, grief, anxiety, suicidal ideation, social anxiety, self-esteem issues, and self-harming behaviors.
Cynthia specializes in treating adults who struggle with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem concerns, sexual abuse, stress, LGBTQ concerns, and substance abuse. She is also experienced in treating impulse control disorders, negative thinking, and suicidal ideation and self harm.
Elissa Silverman, LCSW
Elissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Arizona. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2011. Elissa is experienced in working with adolescents and adults dealing with a variety of mental health issues including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, substance abuse, sexual abuse, and trauma.
Through her experience, Elissa has come to understand how underlying trauma is often at the root of a client’s presenting concern. She strongly supports therapeutic measures to address trauma, as it is often necessary for lasting change. She utilizes a variety of integrative approaches (including EMDR) to allow for healing of the whole person (mind, body, and spirit).
Elissa is passionate about building strong relationships with clients based on mutual trust, collaboration, and respect for each person's perspective of his or her own life. She is looking forward to helping you achieve your goals, overcome stress, and lead a happier life.
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, LAC
Victoria is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master of Science in Mental Health
Counseling from The University of Phoenix. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Victoria treats a range of presenting problems, including complex trauma, interpersonal challenges, life adjustments, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and behavioral concerns.
Victoria utilizes therapeutic methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-
Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational
Interviewing, and mindfulness.
Victoria seeks to create a compassionate and authentic therapeutic environment, where individuals feel safe to explore their own story through a trauma informed approach. She believes that, through identifying thought and behavioral patterns, individuals can write their own narrative and create real change.