Professional Counselors

All the professionals listed on our website have been trained by Mending the Soul. We require professionals listed to attend basic MTS training courses, commit to ongoing education in trauma and abuse, work through the MTS materials for themselves, and agree with the MTS vision and creed of love.

When looking for a counselor, we suggest the following:

  • Look for a licensed therapist with titles like: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist
  • Ask a trusted organization or church for a list of licensed therapists they refer
  • Call counselors and ask if they are trained in trauma informed care
  • Call potential therapists and ask questions, paying attention to how you feel when you are interacting with them. Do you feel safe and heard as you are interacting with them? Consider also asking them:
    • What is your approach in working with trauma/abuse?
    • How do you collaborate with your clients?
    • What is your philosophy toward recovery?
    • Are there any specific modalities you use?
  • Look for a therapist who is respectful of your needs, and willing to collaborate with you in your treatment
  • Seek therapists who have attended additional trauma informed trainings such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Trauma Informed CBT, general trauma certifications, etc.
  • Ask others who have seen a counselor for names of licensed professional counselors/therapists or agencies that provide care they recommend
  • Look on the internet, and read website information about different counseling agencies along with the counselor bio’s. Seek out those specializing in treating trauma/abuse/domestic violence, are trained in trauma informed care, and, if important to you, the integration of faith/Christianity in the healing process

Mending the Soul does not schedule appointments for the professionals listed on our site. Please make direct contact with individual professionals to schedule an appointment, check professional rates, and/or verify insurance policies associated with their professional services.


  • Journeys Counseling Center, PLLC

    2020 S. McClintock Drive, Suite 109
    Tempe, AZ  85282

    Roxane Thorstad, PsyD
    Abuse and trauma recovery, couples counseling, depression/anxiety/PTSD

    Tanya Harris, MA, LAC
    MTS professional groups, consultations for facilitators, abuse and trauma recovery, couples

    Renee Malina, MA, LPC
    MTS professional groups, EMDR, abuse and trauma recovery, addiction recovery

    Kim Chaves Scott, MA, LPC
    Children and families, abuse and trauma recovery, foster and adoption concerns, couples

    Terry Thorstad, MSC, LPC
    Abuse and trauma recovery, men’s issues, addiction recovery

    Vanessa Van Dyke, MA, LPC
    Abuse and trauma recovery, sexuality, adolescents

  • Carolyn Newsome, MA, LPC, LMFT

    2060 W. Whispering Wind Drive, Suite 274
    Phoenix, AZ  85085
  • Samia Kamel-Ohm, MA, LPC, NCC

    Hope Restores Counseling
    South East Gilbert
    Gilbert, AZ  85297
  • Michael Rehm, MA, LPC

    Stillwaters Counseling
    4500 N. 32nd St., Suite 106
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
  • Melinda Reynolds, MA, LPC

    4800 SW Meadows Road, Suite 300
    Lake Oswego, OR  97035
  • Bekah Stines, MSPC, LPC Intern

    Western Psychological & Counseling Services, P.C.
    7455 SW Beveland St
    Tigard, OR 97223
    503.624.2600 x 3103

    MTS professional groups, consultations for facilitators, mentor support, individual therapy – specializing in abuse and trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, PTSD