MEET OUR TEAM!

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CASSIDI BECKSTEIN

Pronouns: She/Her 

Owner, Clinical Director, Counselor

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--Currently only accepting client's for EMDR Intensives (click HERE for more info)--

Cassidi Beckstein, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed to provide services in Arizona and Florida (telehealth only) and Wisconsin (telehealth only). Cassidi is the founder of Beckstein and Associates Behavioral Health,  a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a board approved supervisor with over 12 years of experience in the field.  An Arizona native, having attended the University of Arizona for an undergraduate degree in Family Studies and Human Development and obtaining a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.

Cassidi specializes in working with adults struggling with trauma/PTSD, complex trauma/C-PTSD, religious trauma, childhood and attachment wounds, perfectionism and dissociative disorders. Cassidi's passion is to empower client's to live their true, authentic lives often utilizing an integrative approach, through a trauma lens, to assist in healing and symptom management. In addition, Cassidi works with empowerment and assertiveness coaching to help client's reach lifelong goals. Highly trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Structural Dissociation Theory, Cassidi assists clients in navigating healing past traumas and childhood wounds. Cassidi believes in equity for all and strives to support authenticity through diversity and inclusion,

practicing from an affirming, trauma informed and social justice lens.

Cassidi's style can be described as supportive, direct and challenging with some fun thrown in the mix. It takes an immense amount of strength and courage to begin your counseling and healing journey. Extremely empathetic, motivated and passionate, Cassidi will be your BIGGEST advocate for growth and success!

 

JACKI RICHARDSON

Pronouns: She/Her

Licensed Associate Counselor

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My name is Jacki Richardson, and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of Arizona, under the supervision of Cassidi Beckstein (LPC). I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I received both my Bachelors in Psychology and my Masters in Counselor Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Montana. Following my graduation, I relocated to Arizona to begin my career as a counselor!


I look forward to working with adults to promote self-compassion, self-awareness, and personal growth. Leading a trauma-informed practice, I work alongside my clients as they face challenges due to anxiety, depression, life adjustments, attachment, and more.  The counseling process is individualized and tailored to most effectively serve each person that I see. 

I pride myself on showing up authentically for my clients. Empathy, compassion, (and occasionally some humor) are at the core of my practice. My style is described as supportive, direct, and collaborative. Seeking counseling takes strength and courage, and I honor this process by showing up to each session prepared, present, and dedicated to aiding your growth.

 

CANDACE WILSON

Licensed Master Social Worker

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--Not currently accepting new clients--


Life is complicated, and when you hit a roadblock in your personal growth, or when past traumas hold you back, I can help you address those barriers so you can heal and be the best you. I am experienced with children as young as 4, adolescents tweens/teens, and adults as mature as 76. I can assist in replacing maladaptive behaviors with positive behaviors, and help you repair strained parent/child relationships. I have worked extensively in behavioral health, and with Native American community members, sexual assault victims, substance use, and LBGTQ.

My approach depends on what is in your best interest & comfort level. I follow solution-focused and evidence-based practices using CBT, DBT, RAT, and completing EMDR training to assist with trauma. I embrace the uniqueness of each person I encounter. I hold myself to a high level of ethics and respect for those I serve in their environment and culture.

Candace is a Licensed Master’s Level social worker (LMSW). She earned her Bachelors and Masters degree from Arizona State University. She approaches her challenges with humor as she approaches people with a smile and warmth. Candace is working under the direct clinical supervision of Cassidi Beckstein, MS, LPC, NCC.


 

GIULIANA SANTAFERRA

Pronouns: She/Her

Licensed Master Social Worker

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Giuliana strives to provide a safe space to explore the self, seeking insight and self-awareness, learning and developing the skills, tools, and supports to allow for engagement in a rich, meaningful, satisfying, and balanced life. She specializes in working with adults to overcome the challenges of life (past, present, & future), in order to achieve their personal goals. 


With over 13 years of experience in the field, Giuliana has worked in a variety of settings including residential (adult & adolescent), prisons, inpatient health/mental health agencies, and outpatient clinics. She has experience working with relationship issues, grief, phase of life transitions, gerontology, intellectual disabilities, ASD, substance dependency, anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-worth, dissociative disorders, trauma & PTSD. Giuliana takes a wholistic approach to treatment, addressing the whole person and their environment, utilizing an integrative approach. 

Giuliana is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), currently under clinical supervision by Cassidi Beckstein, LPC and an active member of The National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Syracuse University followed by Master of Social Work and Integrative Health Certificate from Arizona State University. Giuliana is passionate about growth and life long learning. She is currently working towards her independent license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and certification as an Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist (EMDRIA approved).

 

ANDI YOUNG

Pronouns: She/Her 

Licensed Master Social Worker

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Seeking counseling can be a scary first step to healing, and I am here to support you through that journey.  I believe everyone has the innate ability to reach their full potential when provided with an empathetic, non-judgmental space where they feel heard, understood, and believed.  Together we can explore the challenges in your life while maintaining a safe space for change and growth.  I am an LGBTQ-affirming therapist who enjoys helping teens and adults have the confidence to live their full, true, authentic lives.


Using empathy, humility, and humor, I find ways to connect with each of my clients, all while respecting each person’s belief system, cultural identity, sexuality, and gender.  I take a person-centered approach to therapy, individualizing treatment to each client’s unique wants and needs. 


I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Arizona under the supervision of Cassidi Beckstein, LPC.  I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and my Master’s of Social Work from Arizona State University.  

 

KARI LANTZ

Licensed Associate Counselor

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Acknowledging that you need help and seeking treatment takes bravery. It deserves praise and encouragement and Kari will be your biggest cheerleader. She is dedicated to helping you grow and heal from your trauma so you can live your best life. 

Kari is a Midwesterner who moved to Arizona to pursue her dream job as a therapist. Her style is authentic, empathetic and direct. She utilizes a person-centered, strength-based approach with her clients to aid in the therapeutic process. Kari is experienced working with teens and adults who face challenges due to anxiety, depression, substance use, sexual trauma, and PTSD.

Kari is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) under the supervision of Cassidi Beckstein, LPC. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Illinois State University followed by a Master’s degree in Counseling from Ottawa University. She is currently working towards her independent license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Kari is trained as an Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.

 
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CLINICAL COORDINATOR

For general billing and scheduling needs including verifying benefits and setting up an intake, feel free to reach out to Jamie our clinical coordinator!