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You can contact Colleen by phone at
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Dr. Debbie Ritterbush, PhD is the owner and Clinical Director of Start Moving-on Counseling and Trauma Center, in Prescott, AZ. Debbie holds a PhD in Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling, with an Advanced Graduate Degree in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, and a National Certified Counselor, NCC. She is Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, (EMDR). Debbie uses an EMDR, Behavioral/Cognitive Behavioral, and an Attachment Theory approach in treatment.
Debbie is a member of the Granite Mountain Psychological Society, the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, (ICEEFT), Arizona Community Emotionally Focused Therapy (AZEFT), EMDR International (EMDRIA), and the Arizona EMDR Trauma Recovery Network.
Debbie specializes in the treatment of adults. Debbie is known for treating Arizona First Responders and their families, veterans, and women/men who have experienced trauma or distress. She has 20-plus years experience coaching and counseling clients in several settings such as; community mental health, out-patient, in-patient hospital setting, group counseling, university/college campus, and private practice. Debbie is approved by Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE), to provide Clinical Supervision.
Katherine Miller, MSW, holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Behavior and a Master's Degree in Social Working from the Northern Arizona University. Katherine has worked in the field of mental and behavioral health for over six years.
Katherine has experience, education, and training in family systems and client systems utilizing a multidimensional approach. Katherine has a passion for those who suffer from simple or complex trauma, and she is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Katherine has worked with individuals, families, and groups focusing on recovery from addiction, mental illness, PTSD, and codependent systems within relationships. Katherine believes in healing the whole person, and has developed a diverse skill set while utilizing her own experiences to assist both first responders and their families, and others seeking assistance.
Teresa Mahan, MA, LISAC is a Certified EMDR Therapist, and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. Teresa holds a Master’s Degree from Ottawa University in Substance Abuse Counseling/Human Resources, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Prescott College in Counseling. She has over 30-years of experience in the behavioral health field.
Teresa works from a strength based approach to mental health and substance abuse challenges. With primary tools of Person-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Care.
Teresa seeks to apply her skills to support the rewarding process of recovery for individuals, families and communities. Specializing in the treatment of trauma and co-occurring disorders, Teresa is approved by Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE), to provide Clinical Supervision.
Charissa Pritchard, LASAC is a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor and a Certified Life Coach. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from George Fox University and her Master’s degree in Addictions Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). She has worked with juveniles, adults, and families since 2003. She has experience working with clients dealing with trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and anger.
Charissa seeks to meet the client where they are at and provide a safe environment in which the client can build trust and find hope. She uses Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief-Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Life Coaching.
Charissa believes that each person holds their own unique story and they can uncover strength and find courage to heal and lead a life of freedom. She understands the complexities and stressors first responders and their families face on a daily basis.
Colleen McHorney, BS is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, as well as a 500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance. She is a certified LifeForce Yoga Practitioner and Trauma Specialist. She received her Bachelors Degree in Public Relations from the Northern Arizona University.
Colleen has immersed herself in over a decade of holistic healing practices for mind-body integration. She has been teaching therapeutic yoga in the Prescott community for over 8-years, with a focus on healing mood disorders, addiction, and trauma. Colleen has worked with individuals and in group settings.
Colleen's focus is to support clients to cultivate compassionate self-awareness, as they explore the possibilities of living a life of balance.