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.
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 Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ExRP), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT).
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.
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.
Dr. Katrina Castro is a licensed clinical psychologist working with DBT Arizona. Dr. Castro received her doctoral training at Biola University in Southern California. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Michigan and she completed her postdoctoral residency training at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.
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.
Gabi Fabrikant is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University and a Pre-doctoral clinician at DBT Arizona. She is originally from Denver, Colorado, and completed her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of Southern California. Gabi provides individual and group services for children, adolescents, and young adults. Her clinical training includes the use of evidence-based practices to increase coping skills and improve relationships.
Francesca is a PhD Student at Arizona State University and a Pre-doctoral clinician at DBT Arizona. 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.
M.A . Doctoral Student
Eva is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University. Eva is originally from Germany, and completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Manhattan College in New York City. Eva provides individual and group services for adolescents and adults. Her clinical training includes the use of evidence-based practices to enhance coping skills, emotion regulation, and self-compassion.
M.A . Doctoral Student
Maria is a doctoral graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D., program at Arizona State University. She grew up in Miami, FL and received her B.A in Psychology from Florida International University (FIU). Prior to attending ASU, she completed a four-year Post-Baccalaureate Research Coordinator position at the Center for Children and Families at FIU. Maria will be providing individual and group therapy to children and adolescents, and young adults (ages 18-25).
Robert is a doctoral student pursuing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Northern Arizona University and a Pre-Doctoral clinician at DBT Arizona. 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.
M.S. Doctoral Student
Nancy Collicott, M.S., is a doctoral student in Northern Arizona University's Clinical Psychology program. She holds a master's degree in Forensic Psychology and holds certifications in Communication and Victimology. Ms. Collicott has practice working with clients of various ages and backgrounds.
M.A. Doctoral Student
Katherine is a doctoral student pursuing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Northern Arizona University. Katherine completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at Arizona State University, where she also pursued a master's degree in organizational leadership.
Payton is a doctoral student pursuing a Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Northern Arizona University and a pre-doctoral clinician at DBT Arizona. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in family and human development from Arizona State University. Payton’s experience includes individual therapy for children and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, depression, and life transitions.
Diane graduated from Brandeis University with her Bachelors degree in Psychology and then went on to earn her Registered Nursing license in 1992. She spent time in various hospital departments such as the operating room and labor and delivery until she was introduced to clinical research in 2007.