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About Us

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Dr. Debbie Ritterbush, PhD

Dr. Debbie Ritterbush, PhD

Dr. Debbie Ritterbush, PhD

You can contact Debbie by phone at

(928)910- 5145 or by email 

at information.startmovingon@gmail.com 

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Caitlin Flaum, LAC

Dr. Debbie Ritterbush, PhD

Dr. Debbie Ritterbush, PhD

You can contact Caitlin by phone at 

(928)458-3327 or by email at cflaum.startmovingon@gmail.com 

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Kate McGlynn-Moore, LCSW

Charissa Pritchard, LASAC, and Certified Life Coach

Charissa Pritchard, LASAC, and Certified Life Coach

You can contact Kate by phone at

(928)910-5145 or by email at kate.startmovingon@gmail.com 

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Charissa Pritchard, LASAC, and Certified Life Coach

Charissa Pritchard, LASAC, and Certified Life Coach

Charissa Pritchard, LASAC, and Certified Life Coach

 You can contact Charissa by phone at

(928)910-5145 or by email 

at information.startmovingon@gmail.com 

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Carmen Cartterfield, MA

Charissa Pritchard, LASAC, and Certified Life Coach

Carmen Cartterfield, MA

You can contact Carmen by phone at

(928)910-5145 or by email 

at information.startmovingon@gmail.com  

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Katherine Miller, Therapist Intern

Christine Loughney, RMA, and Office Manager

Christine Loughney, RMA, and Office Manager

 You can contact Katherine by phone at 

(928)910-5145 or by email 

at information.startmovingon@gmail.com 

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Christine Loughney, RMA, and Office Manager

Christine Loughney, RMA, and Office Manager

Christine Loughney, RMA, and Office Manager

 You can contact Christine by phone at

(928)910-5145 or by email 

at information.startmovingon@gmail.com  

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Dr. Debbie Ritterbush, PhD

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.

Caitlin Flaum, LAC

Caitlin Flaum, LAC is a Licensed Associate Counselor. She has been working in the mental health field in the  tri-city area for eight years. She holds membership with the Granite Mountain Psychological Society.


Caitlin has worked with children, teens, and adults. She has experience providing group, individual, and couple's therapy. Her therapeutic approach is eclectic; she uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques, (DBT), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma-informed mindfulness modalities, all of which she tailors to meet clients' specific needs.


Caitlin has several years of experience working in community mental health. She honed her skills providing individual and group therapy to clients suffering from a variety of different needs. She is experienced with such issues as PTSD/trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, codependent behaviors, relationship concerns, and adjustment to life events. Caitlin is also passionate about working with first responders and has experience with cases of worker’s compensation claims, FMLA, short-term disability, and medical retirement. As a result, she has had an opportunity to develop a good understanding of the unique mental health challenges first responders face as a result of their work.

Caitlin believes everyone has the capacity to heal. She has a passion for working with people to help them learn how to enact positive change, developing the ability to realize their goals. 

Kate McGlynn-Moore, LCSW

Kate McGlynn-Moore, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She  earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University, and her Master of Social Work, with an emphasis on health  and behavioral health with adults, from Arizona State University. 


Kate  is passionate about serving others through mindful, respectful, and  evidence-based therapies including: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). 


Kate is trained in EMDR Therapy and is a Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider. Kate  believes that we are all wired with the ability to grow, connect, and  create meaningful lives. She is passionate about empowering people to  achieve their goals.

Kate has experience working with single, multiple and chronic critical and traumatic incidents, anxiety, depression, substance use, anger, grief, relationship  issues, and life transitions.  

Charissa Pritchard, LASAC, and Certified Life Coach

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. 


Charissa has experience working with teenagers and adults both individually and in groups. She has worked with clients dealing with addiction, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and anger. She 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.   

Carmen Cartterfield, MA

Carmen Cartterfield, MA moved to Prescott, AZ after receiving her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Art Therapies from Lesley University in Boston, MA. She is currently working toward receiving independent licensure in the state of Arizona.


Carmen is passionate about finding the right approach for each individual and is trained in a variety of modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Expressive Art Therapy, and Non-violent Communication (NVC). In addition to clinical work, Carmen has facilitated workshops on conflict resolution and social justice themes for the past decade. Carmen is additionally trained in psychodrama, conflict resolution, and restorative justice practices, and brings a multicultural lens to the clinical field with a strong emphasis on interpersonal effectiveness and supporting clients to become advocates in their own lives. 


Carmen has worked as a group and individual therapist with adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings including in-patient and out-patient mental health facilities. She has experience treating substance use, personality disorders, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and process addictions, including sex and love addiction. Carmen understands the unique needs of a first responder and their family.

Katherine Miller, Therapist Intern

Katherine Miller, Therapist Intern, holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Behavior from the Northern Arizona University. Katherine is concluding her Master’s in Social work and has worked in the field of mental and behavioral health for 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 training 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. 

Christine Loughney, RMA, and Office Manager

Christine Loughney, RMA, is a Registered Medical Assistant, RMA, and Office Manager. She has been a medical assistant for over 23 years, and became a registered medical assistant in 2005.  Christine has a diverse background working in a variety of medical fields ranging from a gastroenterology lab, to pharmaceutical research.    


Christine believes that when considering mental health and physical health, the two should not be thought of as separate.