Meet the Team

Amanda Mowbray, LMFT 

Specialties & Highlights

  • Couples & Individuals
  • Teens & Families
  • Trauma
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Supervisor and Co-Owner

$150/Session

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Amanda is passionate about helping clients navigate difficult situations. With specialized training in couples and parent-child issues, she understands the difficulty which can be associated with beginning therapy.

During the early stages of the process, Amanda will focus on building trust and creating rapport. By doing so, she makes the healing process more comfortable and productive for families, couples, and individuals. Due to her experience, she is able to identify what keeps people “stuck” while highlighting what they do well. Clients enjoy returning to session because Amanda provides the opportunity to speak openly about their issues while bridging gaps in communication; she maintains a balanced perspective which allows individuals to view their problems differently and promote change more effectively. Her approach balances empathy with authenticity, humor, and accountability. She will introduce new communication strategies, tools to interrupt unhelpful patterns, and ways to increase emotional closeness while creating a collaborative treatment plan, unique to each situation.

Throughout her professional practice, Amanda has cherished watching families and individuals change to become empowered, supported, and validated.

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Melanie Scott, LMFT 

Specialties & Highlights

  • Couples & Individuals
  • Teens & Families
  • IFS Level 1 training in progress (Internal family systems)
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Supervisor and Co-Owner

$150/Session

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My focus is helping clients who are wanting to improve their relationships with others and themselves. I use an attachment lens, utilizing techniques that create security and safety, in order to foster change and growth. I am also trauma informed and trained in methods that promote healing including IFS, EFT, EMDR, CBT, Narrative, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness practices.

I find fulfillment in helping couples, families, adolescents, and individuals who are struggling with challenges such as life changes and transitions, mental health and medical diagnoses, trauma, disconnection, betrayal, and communication issues. My initial priority is to make sure my clients feel comfortable and heard in the therapy room so that we can work together to reach the goals we have set. I understand that my clients are often stuck in patterns or cycles, and often are looking for assistance to learn the tools or skills that will help them change. My work is to help them unlock their own potential and create new patterns that empower them to live the life they want.

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Tamara Passey, LAMFT 

Specialties & Highlights

  • Individuals & Couples
  • Teens & Families
  • Trauma Specialist
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • Gottman Level 1 & 2
  • Evening & Weekend Appointments

$125/session

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I am devoted to helping couples, families, and individuals create loving relationships. My approach is caring and genuine, and I conduct therapy with empathy, curiosity, and acceptance. I utilize a strengths-based focus and provide a safe, welcoming space to grow and heal. I help couples who want to strengthen their connection and improve communication by overcoming obstacles and restoring closeness.

My experience includes working with couples who are coping with betrayal, conflict, feeling distant, lack of intimacy, and handling differences. I also work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, caregiver pressures, strained family relationships, and family life changes. I balance therapy to ensure my clients have stability during growth and support during challenges.

I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and have completed the Gottman Couples Method Level One. I draw on various disciplines such as Narrative, Solution- Focused, and CBT to help clients access their innate creativity and wisdom to realize their potential. Whether clients are new to therapy or have had other therapy experiences, I look forward to meeting them where they are on their growth and healing journey.

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Amy Wesson, LAMFT 

Specialties & Highlights

  • Couples & Families
  • Children & Teens
  • Grief & Trauma
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) 
  • Evening Appointments

$125/Session

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For some, starting therapy can feel strange and unknown. My priority is creating a space in which you feel comfortable to share and be heard. I bring two decades of experience working with people experiencing some of life’s unperceivable hurts and traumas and those navigating the complexities of relationships and transitions. I work with couples navigating disconnection, communication, conflict, intimacy and extended family dynamics. In addition, I find joy supporting couples who wish to enhance their relationships in a preventative or preparatory way to create a healthy, long-term connection. My approach is empathetic, direct, safe, educational, and incorporates humor as well. 

I know life changes, relationships, traumas, anxiety, unknowns and this world can be overwhelming. I work from a systemic perspective, understanding that a person is shaped and affected by their familial, cultural, and spiritual circles. Growing up can be hard in this complex world. I enjoy the opportunity to support children and teens as they navigate their developmental stages, challenges, anxiety, social struggles and learn about themselves.

I utilize attachment-based, trauma-informed and mindfulness approaches to explore behavioral patterns, identify emotional needs, and process past/present hardships. You will learn more about yourself, your relationships, communication, and become aware and shift unhealthy practices that are keeping you stuck. I look forward to meeting you along your journey.

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Sanya Fenn, LAMFT 

Specialties & Highlights

  • Teens & Families
  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Betrayal & Trauma
  • ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy)
  • EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

$150/Session

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It’s easy to feel stuck, disconnected, and unbalanced in today’s world. I love helping clients find hope and tap into their strengths to challenge unhealthy patterns, repair and improve relationships, and be intentional rather than reactive. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental space for my clients to slow down, process their experiences, gain tools and perspective, and re-center their lives on what matters most to them.
Much of my experience has focused on trauma and emotional issues, difficult relationships and betrayal, communication issues, anxiety, mindfulness and coping, grief and loss, and life transitions. I especially enjoy helping couples repair and strengthen relationships, working with teenagers and their parents, and assisting individuals (pre-teen and up) in their healing journey. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy). My approach is straightforward, interactive, solution focused and grounded in attachment theory.
Sometimes just reaching out for help takes all you’ve got. When you’re ready, I’m here to walk you through.
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Brandy Dunaway, LAC

Specialties & Highlights

  • Couples & Individuals
  • Teens
  • Betrayal & Trauma
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Evening Appointments

$135/Session

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I have a passion for supporting individuals, couples, and teens in living their life intentionally, and purposefully, which includes looking into oneself and exploring, healing, and loving all parts. As a therapist, I aim to create a safe and non-judgmental place for all individuals and am ready to meet clients where they are in their healing process. I work with clients to not only process difficulties in their past, but to also apply one’s strength and resilience to current stressors. I am dedicated to supporting clients in navigating their experiences by creating a foundation of self-compassion and empowerment.

My therapeutic approach includes a perspective of curiosity and open-mindedness while grounded in attachment theory. I lean into my extensive training on trauma-informed care practice using Eye Movement Desensitation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), as well as my lived experience to give each client the support they need. I love what I do and hope we can work together in creating an environment of safety and growth.

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Maryn Layton, MAS-MFT 

specialities & highlights

  • Couples & Families
  • Children & Teens
  • Pre-Marital
  • Relationship Issues
  • CBT, Narrative, and EFT Approach
  • Evening & Weekend Appointments

$60/Session

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As a marriage and family therapy pre-licensed professional, I love working with couples, families, and individuals in any stage of life as they strive to become “unstuck” and embrace authenticity within themselves and their relationships. Through interactive sessions, you can engage in new experiences that help you find growth in your relationships and hope for the future.

Choosing to schedule for therapy can be daunting. I recognize the effort that takes, and know that it’s possible to experience change for the better as you work towards your goals in therapy!

Interested in joining our team?

We would love to see if we would be a good fit for you and your career goals. If you are a mental health professional (intern, associate, or fully licensed clinician) and are looking to grow with us, please send us an email at collabcounselors@gmail.com for more information.

In Collaboration with

Patricia Dobratz,  JD, LMFT

 Specialties & Highlights

  • Owner of Clinical Best Practice Institute
  • Creator/Facilitator of Clinical Trainings – Virtual and In Person
  • Supervisor
  • Consultant for Clinicians
  • Former ChairPerson of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, 2014-2023
  • Faculty Adjunct/Associate at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University
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Patricia is passionate about supporting the growth and development of behavioral health professionals and upholding the integrity of the field.  Her background in law, academia, and marriage and family therapy uniquely situates her to provide quality clinical supervision, consultation, and training.   

She is a member of the AAMFT Arizona Interest Network and has served on the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners in several capacities, including as Chairperson.  In addition, she has provided therapy services in various settings including community mental health, school-based programs, and in private practice. 

Patricia owns the Clinical Best Practice Institute dedicated to supporting therapists, supervisors, and businesses.  Clinical Best Practice Institute is excited to partner with Collaborative Counseling Institute to elevate the supervision, consultation, and training services offered.  Through this partnership, a quality supervisor training program and network of supervisors available for external supervision and supervised private practices shall be established to further support the community!

Morgan Mack, LAMFT 

Specialties & Highlights

  • Couples & Individuals
  • Premarital
  • Trauma
  • Prepare Enrich
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

$130/Session

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I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who is trained in helping couples and individuals who are struggling with emotional and behavioral concerns. Some areas I specialize in are relationship issues, marital, pre-marital, trauma, and life transitions. I have specialty in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also trained in Prepare Enrich to help couples be proactive in creating solutions, improving communication and conflict resolution.

I have a collaborative and systemic approach that is genuine and warm. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment which nurtures growth and healing. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is key in feeling comfortable and vulnerable in the therapy room. I want to provide you with the tools to promote positive change and sustained peace and happiness.

Supervised by Emily Wilson, LMFT-15329

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