Community Connections

Establishing connections in the community remains important to Paperflower Psychiatry. Upon request, for patients and non-patients, we can connect you to a therapist, psychiatric provider, or service that I feel will best fit your needs. You can also simply match with a therapist who specializes in your needs and takes your insurance by using Sondermind. Otherwise, please check out a little more about some of the agencies, companies, and individuals that I've been collaborating closely with:

Therapists

Primary Care Provider

Naturopaths

ABA Providers 

Spiritual Life Coaches 

Occupational Therapists

Residential

Psych NP's

Greater Community + Pro Bono Work

Favorites

Abundance Counseling Services: Shunda is one of my favorite therapists. She is incredible at what she does, and I have heard nothing but amazing things from patients. "I specialize in depression, anxiety and trauma for ages 15 yo and older. I accept Aetna and UHC. Cash pay rate is $125 and sliding fee scale is offered as needed. I have mornings, evenings and ever other Saturday availability." 

Laura Elena: Laura is an incredible trauma therapist..she's actually just an incredible therapist. I would strongly recommend her to ANYONE. She is currently only private pay.

Pathways to Connection: This is an incredible group of people and I would be happy to see any of these therapists see our patients. I've worked with quite a few of them personally, and they are incredible. Some insurances accepted.

Mind Quest Therapy: Courtney Nolen and I worked together at one point, and she's an incredible human. She sees ages 12+ and specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression & ADHD. She is LGBTQ+ friendly, accepts BCBS, UHC with a few others pending. Sliding scale available upon request. 

The Next Step Counseling: Absolutely LOVE these therapists. They are amazing and offer appointments in the office, at home, or online for ages 5+. They specialize in trauma, grief, loss, abuse, depression, anxiety...basically everything. I know Tricia takes BCBS and Cigna. 

Northern Lights Counseling:  Northern Lights is one of the only available therapy agencies in the city of Maricopa, and they are absolutely amazing. They work with couples, adults, children, teens and specialize in working with veterans, first responders, and those with PTSD. EMDR, sand tray therapy, group, and family therapy include some of their modalities.

 

The Couch & Beyond: I recently spoke with Jade Bruno LMFT (she/her) on the phone and she's absolutely fantastic and super relatable. She is certified through Postpartum Support International and specializes in the perinatal population. She is currently fee for service, $150/session. 

Kara Gasperone (she/her): I've worked with Kara in the past as well, and can verify that she is great along with Eric. She has strong experience with EMDR/trauma, as well as adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents.

 

General Mental Health/Mixed Specialties

Always Living my Best Life: Alicia Richardson specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, women’s issues ages 18 yo and up. Her practice is all virtual, and rate is $120/hr, available Tuesday through Friday.

A Beautiful Soul Holistic Counseling is a specialty clinic with therapists all specializing in different areas. Specialty areas include couples (using a Gottman approach), play therapy for kids, eating disorders, OCD,  mindfulness & LGBTQ+ services with a holistic and integrative approach to healing. Costs range for private pay: $90-$180/initial individual session, $90-$155/follow up individual sessions, and $190-$380/initial couple sessions and $160-$330/follow up couple sessions. **As of July/2022, Miranda Battle has immediate availability with sliding scale down to 70/session and DBT group available $50/person.**

Seeking Peace Counseling: Rachelle Query specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, and uses CBT, mindfulness and EMDR. $200 intake + $150/session. She accepts BCBS + Aetna. She has expertise in navigating IEPs, 504B plans and the public education system.

Candelen: Therapists available who see ages 6+, are certified in EMDR, and Spanish speaking therapists available! All telehealth, they accept Cigna + Aetna. Private pay: $45-150/hr and sliding scale with scholarship if necessary.

Dr. Shawn Foltz-Emmons: I admire Dr. Emmons (she/her) as a psychologist. She is essentially experienced in EVERYTHING for everyone -- she does DBT, CBT, family therapy, offers parenting support, and can help with grief, addiction, anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders.. you name it. Plus she was a pro tennis player once, badass much? She accepts quite a few insurances (BCBS, etc)

MW Counseling: Michelle Wayman (she/her) is a therapist who specializes in women, adolescents, and children who feel overwhelmed. She offers Synergistic Play Therapy along with Christian counseling. She is a Harry Potter fan too, so bonus points there. 

Evolutions Behavioral Health Services: Dr. Mazzei is a health psychologist who specializes in medical-related conditions including chronic pain, health anxiety, eating issues, maternal concerns along with trauma, addiction, anxiety, and depression. She uses modalities of CBT, ACT, EMDR and hypnosis. She currently accepts BCBS, Optum + UHC. Self-pay: $150/up. 

True Direction Counseling: True Direction is a practice in Gilbert which offers multiple therapists each with their own specialties (some include grief, anxiety, sexual identity, trauma, parent-child conflict, relationship issues, postpartum, and video game addictions). Insurances vary by provider, but all do accept BCBS, Aetna, and United/UMR. Private Pay: $190/intake, $150/couples, $130 individual. Sliding scale available upon request.

Better Days Behavioral HealthIndividual: This practice has multiple practitioners who do individual counseling, couples counseling, and family therapy. They offer services including trauma therapy, sand tray therapy, play therapy, grief counseling, EMDR CBT, and DBT. They take most major insurances including Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, and some AHCCCS plans.

Minon Maier: Group practice located in Scottsdale and Mesa offering individual, family, and couples therapy for kids to adults. They specialize in LGBTQ+, trauma healing, and interpersonal relationships. Private pay but ask for a significant discount for veterans and first responders. 

Just be Counseling: Located in the East Valley, this practice sees kids, teens, adults, and couples and work on concerns such as depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, life coaching, trauma, relational issues, social issues, and much more. Currently, private pay only, and rates can be found here.

Heart Centered Therapist: Heather Fernandez LMFT is located in Gilbert and offers in-person and telehealth appointments. She works with teens, adults, and couples and can help with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and relational distress. She uses EMDR, CBT, narrative, solution-focused, and mindfulness, and has a self-declared "hippie/holistic" vibe, which we totally are stoked about! Private pay: $120/session.

Key Rose LLC: Dr. Monique sees AZ patients virtually across the lifespan starting at age 4. She sees both individuals and couples and specializes in family conflict, child conduct disorders, metabolic syndrome, personality disorders, ODD, depression, anxiety, geriatric transitions, adult industry transitions, integrative behavioral health (e.g. chronic pain, disease management, etc.), and perinatal, prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum transitions. She is private pay only - $125+/hour with a sliding scale option. 

Enhance Counseling and Wellness: Located in the northwest valley, this group of five therapists sees all ages including families and couples. They accept Aetna, BCBS, UHC & Cigna. Learn more about each specific therapist here

Kona Counseling: Located in Tucson + offering virtual appointments, Vanessa Vann has a passion for working with individuals, couples, and families and she specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and social concerns as well as issues related to COVID-19 quarantine and ongoing social/health issues. LGBTQ allied. Takes Aetna, BCBS + Cigna. Private pay: $130/initial, $110/50 minute session. 

Strategies for Success AZ: This group offers neurofeedback, psychiatric services, counseling, and functional medicine. If you do not have insurance, learn more about their affordable service plan here. They accept multiple insurance companies - inquire upon booking. 

Healing Streams Therapy Solutions: Daniela is a LAMFT, bilingual in English and Spanish. She works with individuals, couples, and families. Private pay:  $140/Initial, $115/session, $125/couples.

Women's + Maternal Mental Health​

Rose Matrix Counseling: Christina is a icensed clinical social worker passionate about helping young adult female professionals learn to recover from perfectionism and find a sense of balance in daily life. The majority of her practice focuses on helping clients heal from anxiety, trauma, feelings of imposter syndrome, depression, and life transitions. Her approach is integrative and individualized to help meet the needs of each client within their unique systems. She utilitizes a humanistic and strengths based foundation while using techniques from Brainspotting, mindfulness, CBT, ACT, MI and solution focused modalities. Telehealth with self-pay only. $90-$150/session and sees ages 18+.

Flourish Counseling:  Karen Gordon (she/her) is located in Scottsdale and specializes in traumatic grief, maternal mental health, and trauma. She offers EMDR + brainspotting (learn more about that here). She takes BCBS + Aetna, private pay: $150/session.

Women's Health Innovations of Arizona: Working exclusively with pregnant + postpartum patients + families. All services are currently telemedicine. EMDR trained therapists + multiple insurances accepted including AHCCCS UHC, Mercy Care, Tricare, UHC, BCBS, Aetna, and Cigna. $65/all intakes, $110-125/therapy for in-office or telehealth. $50/hr for perinatal coach

Cactus Flower Healing: Located in Mesa, this team specializes in women ages 18+, utilizing a holistic view to working with anxiety, trauma, relationships and motherhood issues. They offer EMDR, ACT, DBT, and mindfulness practices. They accept Cigna, BCBS, and Aetna. Private pay ranges from $90-125/session and $110/couples and families.

Arizona Women's Recovery Center: Located in central Phoenix, this practice is a long-term, trauma-informed, gender-specific, intensive outpatient with supportive housing for adult women with substance use disorders. They welcome co-occurring disorders as well as SMI. In addition to primary substance abuse treatment, they offer DBT, trauma therapy, family counseling, etc, along with holistic treatments including yoga, hiking, and taekwondo. All AHCCCS plans are covered.

Eating Disorders

Winter Groeschl (she/her): Winter was previously a therapist at Rosewood Center for Eating Disorders, and now sees individuals outpatient. She specializes in eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma. She is passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ population!! Private pay: $165/initial visits, $140/50-minute therapy.

Southern Arizona Counseling: Colleen is located in Gilbert specializes in eating disorders, borderline personality disorder & OCD. She ages ages 16+ and offers in-person and telehealth appointments. She works extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community and ENM/poly/kink communities. Private pay ($150) with sliding scale slots available.

OCD/Tics

The Virtual Center for Anxiety and OCD:  Dr. Allison Solomon (she/her) specializes in OCD, anxiety disorders, specific phobias (ex: emetophobia), tics/Tourettes, and working with families who have children with these conditions. She is currently available virtually and sees ages 3 to 65.  She does not have a sliding scale but may consider individual circumstances. Private pay fees can be found here.  

Couples, Sex +/ Family Therapy

Florescence Therapy: Candi helps couples achieve relationship health by providing the tools and resources they need to thrive and grow individually and together. Her approach is to offer hope and understanding for same-sex and heterosexual couples in monogamous and non-monogamous relationships who are struggling or feeling stuck. She offers telehealth sessions and virtual workshops for couples. Her practice is private pay -- rate is $150 with options for bundle savings packages.

Winds of Change: Currently only telehealth. They see adult patients and private pay is at $150/session. Specialties: "couples Counseling with a specialty in sexual intimacy challenges such as sexual trauma, infidelity, infertility, and medical concerns, as well as EMDR for individuals."

Dyanna Eisel Therapy LLC: If you are looking for a couples therapist, Dyanna specializes in this! She also sees kiddos as young as age 11+ as well as adults.  She takes BCBS and is extremely passionate about working with infertility.  She also likes Disney :)

Polite Canoe Therapy:  Alicia de la Vega LCSW has this small private practice in Scottsdale, specializing in couples therapy. She also works on trauma. Private pay: 140/hour and she accepts United. 

Arizona Sexual Empowerment and Counseling Services:  Jennifer Monninger, LCSW is an AASECT certified sex therapist and works with adults with any sexuality-related concerns -- both individuals and couples. She notes specialties such as addictive behaviors, affairs, BDSM, fetishes, high conflict, painful intercourse, polyamory, sexual dysfunction, and infertility.

Trauma

Ignite Hope Counseling: Vanessa is a therapist who specializes in trauma with a certification in EMDR. She works with ages 16+, and also enjoys working with parents navigating parenthood (we all need that..).  Private pay rate is $175 for the intake and $150 after. 

Brave Embers: Specialization in adults with eating disorders, c-ptsd, sexua trauma + developmental trauma. Trained in EMDR, TCTSY + Sensimotor modalities.

Serendipity Psychotherapy: Located in the West Valley at 59th & Union Hills. Offering Individual, Group therapy as well as Experiential workshops as well as Private Intensive Workshops. Accepts: United Health Care & Aetna and Private Pay.

Expanding Horizons Counseling: Specialize in supporting individuals manage trauma and Disordered Personality traits. Trained in EMDR and DBT. Located in Old Town Scottsdale and Private Pay Only. Rates start at $125/50 minute sessions. Sliding scale based on needs and determined on as needed basis.

Beckstein Behavioral Health: This practice specializes in trauma, complex trauma, attachment wounds, dissociation, and perfectionism. They see kids 8 and up, adolescents and adults for general mental health as well. They accept BCBS, Cigna + Aetna. Private Pay: $150/intake, $125/session.

Infinite Healing and Wellness: This is an AMAZING facility to get EMDR -- all of their therapists are certified in it! Two locations: Phoenix + Gilbert. Private pay: $100/$170/session.

Rewired Trauma Healing:  Currently specializing in the rapid reduction of trauma symptoms -- typically people will work with a primary therapist and add on with Rewired. They take BCBS, UBH + Optum, and mainly see adults. They offer modalities such as brainspotting, psychodrama, emotion + body code, HEALY frequency as well as other techniques.

FMD Counseling & Consulting: Located in Sun City, Fran Delgado MC LPC NCC specializes in trauma. She sees children starting at age 5, as well as adolescents and adults. She works utilizing EMDR, CBT, and other methods to help reduce trauma symptoms.  She accepts BCBS, Aetna, Tricare, Cigna, and UnitedHealth Care

Let Go Therapy: Kelsi McMartin MA focuses on helping young adults recover from trauma utilizing a telehealth platform and EMDR techniques. She offers a safe place for the LGBTQ+ population. Sliding scale available, private pay only $150/session. 

Christin Emberlin MS LPC:  Christin works with adults 18+ throughout the state of AZ using telehealth services. She specializes in addiction and trauma, and is trained in SE, EMDR, sex addiction, and Pia Mellody's work. She has experience working with veterans and when not working in private practice, she works with college students. Private pay: $150/50-minute session. Accepts: United Healthcare insurance.

Freedom to Heal Counseling: Cordell Pearson LPC NCC works with adults, specializing in trauma, EMDR, individual and relationship counseling. He offers a free consultation. Private pay: $180/intake, $150/session. Offers in-person in Scottsdale and virtual appointments. 

Benavieri Counseling: Laura is a licensed associate counselor who is trained in EMDR and structural dissociation. She works with teens + young adults, and is accepting new clients. She started a teen group in August 2021. Private pay - inquire with her about fees. 

Guided Path Counseling PLLC: Marcus Recarte LCSW works with adults and helps individuals with anxiety, depression, and trauma. He is trained in EMDR, Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (ISRT), and Somatic experience. He accepts UHC and BCBS, and out-of-pocket clients. Inquire with him about fees.

Lindsey Jensen LCSW: Lindsey has immediate openings and specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness survivors in adolescents and adults. She enjoys empowering adolescents and women and helping build resiliency and self-esteem. She also offers Brainspotting. She accepts BCBS, Aetna, and sessions are $100-120 private pay.

Birth to Five & Children (along with other specialties)

Dezerrae Houk: Dezerrae specializes in children, but also works with adults -- she has extensive experience in working with the LGBTQ+ population, and also the birth to five population. She can do play therapy as well as trauma-focused CBT. She has in-person openings and is located in Queen Creek. She accepts Aetna, BCBS, and Cigna, private pay is $70/session. e

The Well Rooted Life, LLC:  Kirsten Powell, LCSW owns this practice is in North Scottsdale. She currently specializes in grief, loss, trauma and the birth to age 5 population. She offers brainspotting.  She accepts Tricare, Medicare, UMR, Humana, UHC, Aetna + BCBS, and also has rates for private pay.  

Through it All Counseling: Cristina Yturralde MC LPC specializes in working with children and uses techniques like play, storytelling, arts, crafts with kids, and also works closely with the parents. She has a lot of experience working with families impacted by illness. ​

Neurodiversity (ASD/ADHD)

Neurodiverse Counseling: Located in Scottsdale, this practice also offers virtual sessions encompassing strength-based, dignity-affirming, therapy for neurodiverse kids and adults. Services include parent training, special education consultation, EAP, Individual + family counseling, and career counseling. In-office: $170/session, virtual: $170/session, in-home: $200/session

Specialty Therapy

LGBTQ+ Focused, Gifted, Racial Identity, Racial Trauma, Kink+

Healing Life Counseling Services: Mara Hofmann specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ population. They currently accept BCBS, see in-person clients (east valley) along with providing telehealth services. Private pay: $120/session. She has extensive experience working with all ages and is a gender-affirming therapist.

Kimberly Mahr, MSC, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP: Kimberly offers telehealth all over the state of Arizona and specializes in adults, couples, LGBTQIA, kink + non-traditional love styles. She has extensive experience in trauma (focus on complex, pre-verbal, trauma-based dissociation, sexual assault and recent incident) and specializes in EMDR, supporting other mental health professionals, eating disorders, relationships, moods, and perfectionism. She is private pay sessions are $150+, but she does offer a free 15-minute phone consult! 

Illuminated Pathway, LLC: Katherine Jackson LPC offers telehealth services to adolescents and adults. She focuses on racial identity challenges, life transitions, depression, anxiety.  She currently has immediate openings. In network with: BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, UHC. Private: $120-200/session.

Gender Identity Center (GIC): The GIC works with youth, adults, and families. They note they work with those who are "transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, genderqueer, or just exploring," and can provide referral letters for transitions if necessary. They use modalities such as art, individual, group, family, EMDR, and parent support for the best outcomes for their clients. I strongly recommend checking out the GIC -- I recently met with the team and couldn't imagine a more supportive group of individuals.

Elevate Counseling:  Elevate is located in Northwest Phoenix and specializes in working with gifted individuals, growing professionals, children/teens, and adults. They offer groups, parenting counseling, organizational coaching, and individual counseling -- just to name a few things.

Desert Magnolia Therapeutic Services, Counseling + Consulting:  Evette Mei, LCSW specializes in LGBTQ+ issues, attachment, racial trauma, and families. She sees individuals 14+ and is trained in DBT, TFCBT, MBSR, and attachment-based family therapy.  Private pay only, $75-$150/session with sliding scale options available. At this time, telehealth only.

Healthy Synergy, LLC: Healthy Synergy integrates fitness, mindfulness, and therapy. They work with adults and youth. They openly support a safe place for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC. I've worked with Jessica Fletcher (she/her) in the past and sat in on a few mindfulness sessions with my patients -- they RAVED about her!

Marie Sloane Counseling: Specializes in trauma (EMDR/IFS/stabilization), parental mental health, trans folx, + religious trauma. $100/hr cash pay only. Virtual with evening availability. 

 
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Therapists

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ABA Providers

 

Ascend Behavior:  I think very highly of Ascend! They provide in-home ABA, are compliant with COVID, offer ASD evaluations by licensed psychologists, care coordination, and parent/family training. If you are looking to obtain a diagnosis, initiate services, and have support with coordinating all under one house, this could be an amazing option. 

Ally Pediatric Group: Not only is Ally Pediatric Group an excellent resource for ABA in the valley, but they also have speech-language therapy for difficulties such as limited speech, feeding, fluency, stuttering, articulation, and language processing.  They also offer social skills groups for kiddos with autism.

Gateway Learning Group: Gateway is newly established in Arizona, and surrounds the Phoenix area for ABA services. They are child-led, naturalistic, focus on parental training and making learning fun. They serve ages 18mo and up. They also offer free webinars on topics such as sleep strategies and behavior. You can contact them for a free 30 minute consultation. They offer direct services as well as telehealth. 

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Spiritual Life Coaches

 

Aray Tarot: I will frequently rave about Yara (she/her) as a life coach and spiritual advisor, because she has been an inspiration to me. She integrates reiki, life coaching, meditation, and tarot readings into her practice. She is a strong force of energy that can be hard to describe in words -- but during a video meeting with her, I promise that you'll be incredibly inspired to empower yourself and find a way to heal. Sometimes I genuinely think we forgot to integrate spirituality into our own healing -- she will offer you a gentle reminder of this and ways to move forward in life. 

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Occupational Therapists

 

Vanessa Gorelkin (she/her): Vanessa is interesting -- when we met, I described her as a "unicorn" in the mental health field because I've yet to meet someone else who uses her modalities. That being said, for those who are tired of traditional therapy, here is an option!

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Primary Care

 

Your Health & Wellness: We provide comprehensive and compassionate care for all patients regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity; however, our primary patient population is lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+).   We understand that LGBTQI+ patients have historically been an underserved community with unique health needs and are able to meet those needs. We aim to eradicate long-standing health disparities while furthering the care, education and service goals of Your Health and Wellness by providing a safe, welcoming space to receive care. 

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Naturopaths

 

Infinite Healing + Wellness: Dr. Mykayla Werner, ND is a naturopath specializing in mental health. If you've been considering seeing one, this could be the time!

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Psych NP's

 

If we aren't quite the fit for you, we have a great community of psychiatric nurse practitioners within our state! Here are some of our recommendations.

Elizabeth Odhner: I may be biased but I think Liz Odhner is probably one of the coolest people who have ever existed. I do not exaggerate. If I needed a psych NP for my daughter, I would trust her without hesitation. That's saying a lot.

Capstone Mental Health: This is a great group of psych NPs who, again, are absolutely fantastic. If you need someone for geriatric psych (which we don't do), this would be a great option. LGBTQ+ friendly!!!

Spectrum Psychiatry: Meaza Ejigu is a psych NP, a women's health NP AND a family nurse practitioner. She sees ages 13-64 and has special interest in ADHD, anxiety and the LGBTQ+ population. She ALSO offers gender affirming therapy. 

MindHealth AZ: Dr. Jami Cline is a fantastic provider, and would be a really good choice for first responders, law enforcement, healthcare professionals and those with a more rural lifestyle + value system. 

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Greater Community

 

Paperflower Psychiatry, LLC was established in hopes of finding ways to better the global and local community. Resources go forth to ensure we can provide care to those who may not be able to receive adequate or prompt care elsewhere.

 

Oftentimes professionals exploit the most vulnerable for high amounts of money for "immigration" or "asylum" evaluations (up to $2,000). For people who may have few resources, this is significant. As Social Justice remains a significant value to us, we chose to offer our services in ways to better the global community.

We currently service the following pro-bono:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): The ACLU is a prominent national civil rights organization. Paperflower Psychiatry is an established expert resource for the ACLU if cases within Arizona require or would benefit from psychiatric evaluation.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC): The IRC provides needed services, support, community integration, housing, education, and financial empowerment to refugees. We aim to provide evaluations and care to those with referrals from the IRC, including survivors of torture, human trafficking survivors, refugees, undocumented people and asylum seekers.

The Florence Project: The Florence Project provides free social services and legal services to detained adults and children who face deportation. We provide evaluations if they may be beneficial to gaining asylum, progressing legal cases or supporting family reunification.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR): PHR is a group of medical providers who offer pro-bono services and extensive evaluations to promote asylum for survivors of torture, mass atrocities, sexual violence, war or persecution. Maria is a volunteer expert within the asylum network.

Keep Tucson Together: Keep Tucson Together is a legal group that operates pro-bono to stop family separation and deportations. Paperflower has offered to take evaluations as needed to support cases to support asylum.

Phoenix Allies for Community Health (PACH): PACH is a project that has supported social justice and free care in Phoenix.  Prior to COVID, Maria served as a director of behavioral health and offered free psychiatric care here. As needed, psychiatric referrals will be taken to Paperflower.

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