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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.
Caitlin Flaum, LPC is a Licensed Professional 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.
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 authorized by Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE), to provide Clinical Supervision. * Teresa is an EMDR practitioner awaiting final certification.
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.
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.