Meet our therapists

We are educated and experienced therapists with a passion for what we do.

Our team at Drishti Bend brings a wealth of specialties and extensive training to each session. We are constantly learning and staying up to date in our training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Stress Management, and substance use treatment to support you in moving towards your best life.

Lisa Rosen
LISA ROSEN, MSW, LCSW, MAC, CADC III

Lisa works with adults and couples to collaboratively problem solve life stressors and transitions to support them to heal and feel better. In addition, she maintains a niche practice of working with adults with co-occurring disorders. Lisa cares about her clients and is a strong advocate. She primarily utilizes the Gottman Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to support them.  She has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is  Gottman Level 1 trained.

 

 

Specialties: Co-occurring Disorders, System Involved Individuals

Moira Curley
MOIRA CURLEY, MSW, LCSW, CADC

Moira is the Clinical Director at Drishti and also carries a specialized caseload in working with adults struggling with anxiety and trauma to find their strength within to manage life stressors and improve their quality of life. Through mindfulness, genuine empathy, and true concern for the well-being of others, Moira focuses on her client's strengths to empower and support them. She has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Moira meaningfully connects with her clients and has extensive experiences in working with individuals with co-occurring disorders. Moira is also the Clinical Director at Drishti.

 

 

 

Specialties: Trauma, Life Transitions

Hannah Cuniff
HANNAH CUNIFF, MSW, LCSW, CADC

Hannah  particularly enjoys working with moms and the field of maternal mental health. She is experienced in working with adults to support them in managing daily stressors, life changes, and trauma history. Hannah has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and extensive experience working with individuals struggling with addiction.

Specialties: Maternal Mental Health, Trauma

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DANIEL GAXIOLA, MA, LPC-A, CADC

Danny specializes in working with children and adolescents to improve communication and build skills to make life easier. He has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He also utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work with families and adults to make positive changes in their daily lives.

Specialties: Children/Adolescents, EMDR

 

Kate Strauss MS, CADC
KATE CRUZEN, MA, MS, LPC-A, CADC

Kate works with adult and young adult clients to build structure and gain insight into their thinking and behavior. She has experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help clients identify goals and make changes to their overall well-being. Kate is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Specialties: Adults, System-Involved Individuals

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KARI HALVORSON, MS, LPC, CADC

Kari works with adults and young adults who struggle with anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma to support them to build upon their strengths to feel better. She also works with couples to learn healthful dynamics. She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. Kari is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

 

Specialties: Anxiety, Relationships, Trauma

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ALISON PLEIMAN, MSW, CSWA

Ali works with adolescents and adults to support her clients in building skills to manage daily stressors so they can feel and function better in their daily lives. Ali also works with families to support communication and problem solving. She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

 

 

 

Specialties: LGBTQ+, Teens and Young

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JESS MARCEV, MSW, CSWA, CADC

Jess works with children, teens, adults, families, and couples and has experience working with a variety of topics including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family conflict, relationship struggles, addiction, and identity work. 

Jess utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, expressive therapies, somatic (body-based) techniques, collaborative problem-solving techniques, and trauma-sensitive yoga.

 

Specialties: Children, Teens and Young Adults, Couples

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ANGELICA NELSON, MA, QMHP, CADC

Angelica works with adults and couples to support her clients to improve their quality of life. She builds strong therapeutic relationships with her clients through genuine care and unconditional positive regard.

 

Angelica is Gottman Level 1 Certified to support couples to improve the quality of their relationships through connection and communication. She also has additional training and years of experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing, and Motivational Interviewing (MI), which she incorporates to further support client wellness. Angelica is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

 

 

Specialties: Adults, Couples

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BECCA KLASSY, MSW, CSWA, CADC

Becca specializes in working children, teens, and young adults to manage symptoms and improve outlook, experience and quality of life. She builds collaborative relationships with her clients and their families and is an advocate and support of their journey.

Becca utilizes an eclectic approach to meet her clients' needs and has additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and also has prior experience as an equine therapist. 

 

 

Specialties: Teens and Young Adults

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MELISSA THOMPSON, MA, LPC, CADC

Melissa specializes in working with First Responders to support them to navigate the complexities of their career in the healthiest ways possible. She is a Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist III and a Certified Anger Management Specialist I and currently also teaches for the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). She has advanced training in working with trauma including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

 

Specialties: First Responders 

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ILANA SILVER, MSW, CSWA

Ilana specializes in working with adults and young adults as they navigate their way through grief and loss, as well as other challenging life experiences. With a calm, empathetic presence and emphasis on collaboration, Ilana seeks to aid clients in their meaning-making process.

Ilana is certified in working with clients experiencing grief and loss, draws from a psychodynamic perspective and is working on her certification to utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Specialties: Adults and Young Adults, Grief and Loss

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KAYLA MAKINSON, LPC-A, CADC
ASHLEY JOHNSON, MS, LPC-A

Kayla enjoys working with young adults and adults to manage life experiences and transitions. She believes that building a therapeutic relationship, meeting clients where they are, and building trust are essential to the therapeutic relationship. Kayla specializes in using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also has extensive experiencing in treating co-occurring disorders. 

Ash specializes in working with children, teens, adults, families, and couples. She has training in trauma and how it manifests in various aspects of interpersonal and external relationships. Ash values therapeutic rapport through honesty, collaboration, grounding, openness, and humor. Sometimes you need to cry, and sometimes you need to laugh – all of it and everything in-between are perfectly okay- Ash will meet you where you are.

We’re ready when you are.

Contact us today and let’s get to work.