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    Dr. Aranda

    Brenda Aranda, Ph.D is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at DBT Arizona. Dr. Aranda is also currently an Assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, and an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University (ASU) & an adjunct professor at Midwestern University. Dr. Aranda received her postdoctoral training at Harbor University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center and Pre-doctoral training at the University of Southern California (USC) Medical School/ Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She has also co-authored and published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters.

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    Dr. Smart

    Latoya Smart, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist at DBT Arizona. Dr. Smart is an assistant professor at Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M International University, and Grand Canyon University. Dr. Smart provides services for children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 18-25). She also provides individual as well as group therapy. Additionally, Dr. Smart is trained in psychological assessment.

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    Dr. Varkey

    Betsy Varkey, PhD is a post-doctoral trainee at DBT Arizona. She completed her doctoral training in Clinical and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Dr. Varkey completed her predoctoral internship at Harmonium, Inc in San Diego conducting individual, family and group therapy with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of presenting issues.

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    Dr. Alihodzic

    Dino Alihodzic, Psy. D., is a licensed clinical psychologist at DBT Arizona. Dr. Alihodzic also currently holds a position at the Phoenix VA Health Care system where he completed his postdoctoral internship. Dr. Alihodzic completed his doctoral education at Midwestern University, Glendale. He completed a predoctoral internship at Southwest Behavioral & Health services providing treatment and assessment at a community mental health clinic.

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    Dr. Monique Oglesby

    Monique Oglesby, Psy D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at DBT Arizona. Dr. Oglesby works with a variety of conditions common to children, adolescents, and adults including trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidality, and nonsuicidal self injury (NSSI) and related concerns. Dr. Oglesby is trained in Dialectical Behavior Thrapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ExRP), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT).

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    Dr. Hollingsworth

    Dr. Kathryn Hollingsworth received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. She also holds two Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Child & Family Psychology.

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    F. Gomez

    Francesca is a PhD Student at Arizona State University. She is originally from Texas where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Trinity University. Francesca provides individual and group services for adolescents and adults. Her clinical training includes the use of evidence-based treatments specific to coping, emotion regulation, disordered eating behaviors, and body image.

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    A. Blake

    Austin is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University. She is originally from Boston, Massachusetts and attended UCLA prior to beginning her graduate studies at ASU.

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    R. Uhlman

    Rana is a doctoral student currently pursuing a degree in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University. She grew up in Seattle, Washington and Taipei, Taiwan before moving to Ohio to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Rana provides individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 18-25).

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    M. Olah

    Meryl is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University. Prior to ASU, she attended Mills College and the University of California, Irvine, where she studied Psychology and Fine Art. Meryl provides individual and group services for adolescents and adults. Her expertise is in mindfulness, self-compassion, coping, and emotion regulation. She has published peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented at national and international scientific conferences.

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    T. Wright

    Tayjia is a Doctoral Student in clinical psychology at Northern Arizona University. She is originally from Indianapolis, IN, and completed her undergraduate in Psychology at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Tayjia received a Master’s in Special Education and had taught special education for over 4 years..

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    Robert Billings

    Robert is a doctoral student pursuing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Northern Arizona University. He is originally from Brooklyn, New York, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology and art. He moved to Arizona and completed his MPA at Arizona State University with a concentration in nonprofit administration and formation.

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