Office Hours 
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
additional appointments available upon request

Service Area
Peoria, Surprise, Glendale, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, and the surrounding Valley

Private Payments & Most Insurance Plans Accepted

Sonoran Life Solutions, Inc.
Now with offices in Peoria & Goodyear, Arizona!
  (623) 974-3333
Now with offices in Peoria, Scottsdale, & Goodyear, Arizona!
  (623) 974-3333

Peoria Office

Meet Our Counselors!
Peoria Office | Goodyear Office

Valerie Girod, CEO, LPC:

Valerie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has over 20 years of experience in the social service field. Valerie has been a Clinical Director for several programs in the valley but enjoys providing therapy to individuals and families the most. Valerie believes strongly that the relationship built between the client and Therapist is very important in order for trust to be developed and people to feel comfortable sharing their feelings and experiences with her. Valerie works with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors and provides individual, couples, and family therapy. She believes her life experience, as well as her education, has assisted her in providing excellent services to the people she works with. Valerie understands that taking the first step towards getting help can be the most difficult and looks forward to gaining your trust and helping you regain peace and happiness in your life.

Valerie Girod

Sharon Hollenbeck, MA, LPC:

Sharon Hollenbeck, MA, LPC, is a graduate of Ottawa University of Phoenix, Arizona. Sharon has experience working with various populations, including children, families, couples, substance abuse/addictions, and adults. Sharon is trained in Expressive Art Therapy, EMDR, and Circle of Security.

Celeste Morin, LCSW:

Celeste Morin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of Social Work Experience. Her Masters's degree is in Gerontology. She has provided therapy for adults of all ages in both the public and private arenas.

Her treatments are informed by the work of Eric Erickson, Bessel Van der Kolk, Francine Shapiro, Marsha Linehan, Jon Kabat Zinn, to name a few. She is also influenced by Michael Moscowitz's work on pain and neuroplasticity.

Her approach is Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, Task-Oriented. She teaches Mindfulness to augment treatment and cultivate lasting success.

Celeste Morin 

Margot Aspen, MS, LPC, CCFC:

Life would be easy if it weren’t for other people.

Whether it’s family members, significant others, co-workers, bosses, or we’re thinking about change--whether it’s changing jobs or contemplating divorce, we have the choice of being rational and calm or making a difficult situation far worse and being more miserable. In reality, it’s not them. It’s us. How do you manage difficult people and situations? Do you often ask yourself, ‘Why did I do/say that?’ ‘What was I thinking?’ ‘What do I do now?’ Are you stuck? In over sixteen years of practice, I have helped countless individuals discover why they keep making the same mistakes and bad decisions with disastrous outcomes. I have helped them discover the root cause of their self-defeating behaviors. I look forward to working with you.

Margot Aspen

Adena Ray, MSW, LCSW:

is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University and has over 20 years of experience working in the social services field in a variety of settings. Her experience includes individual, family, and group therapy with children, adolescents, adults, pregnant teenagers, and the elderly. In addition to program development, Adena has utilized her experience and expertise for over 12 years providing clinical supervision to therapists and staff in various programs. These include four Advocacy centers partnered with police departments assisting victims of crime, including domestic violence, sexual abuse, and assault victims, juvenile prevention and diversion programs, and family preservation and parent aide programs.

Adena Ray 

Adena has a passion for helping others, is positive, empathetic, and a good listener. She believes a strong, trusting relationship between client and therapist is the foundation for creating a safe, accepting environment to share one’s experiences and foster change and growth. Adena utilizes a strengths-based approach focusing on partnering together to identify positive attributes a person already possesses, exploring thoughts, experiences, and emotions, which may be limiting a person’s ability to achieve their potential and learning skills to address areas of challenge. She believes people are the best “experts” in their own lives and, with encouragement and support, possess the ability to create a more fulfilling life.

Adena currently works with adolescents, adults and seniors in the areas of building healthy relationships, setting boundaries, adjusting to life transitions, grief and loss, women’s issues, codependency, self-esteem, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, victims of crime, depression, anxiety, parenting skills, identifying self-limiting thoughts and beliefs, life skills, developing insight into challenging areas of one’s life, problem-solving, skill development, recognizing opportunities for growth/initiating change, managing stress and regulating emotions.

Adena welcomes the opportunity to support you in your journey to a happier, more fulfilling life.

Taylor Noble, LMFT:

Hi. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been a practitioner now for 35 years. I have multiple degrees in the field and have worked in a variety of settings, including residential care, hospital psychiatric units, and private practice. This has provided me with a breadth and depth of knowledge to draw from when helping my clients. I love the art of therapy and consider this my calling

I work with adults, couples, families, groups, and female teens aged 15 and older. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, being triggered by past trauma/PTSD, life stressors, relationship conflict, spiritual /existential struggles, post-divorce adjustment, life stage adjustment issues, and/or family-of-origin issues, please feel free to schedule an appointment with me.

I believe in the importance of a positive effective therapeutic relationship. I’m interactive in methodology and experience and draw from EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral, EFT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Psychoeducational, Family Systems, and Existential Therapies. I look forward to getting to know you.

Taylor Noble

Kathleen Haro, LMFT:

Hello, I am an Arizona and California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with more than 30 years of experience working in the behavioral health field, both in county mental health agencies and in private practice.

I use a holistic approach in working with clients of all ages, employing the appropriate treatment modalities for the presenting circumstances. Some of these include Couples Counseling, Pre-marital Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systems Therapy, Play Therapy, Psycho-spiritual Counseling, and Grief Counseling.

I provide a secure, caring, and confidential environment in which a client may feel safe and comfortable in addressing their needs and working collaboratively to attain their treatment goals. Together we can improve any difficulties you are experiencing in your life!

Kathleen Haro, LMFT

Mallory Montefel, LAC:

I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and earned a Masters Degree as well as a Doctorate in Education with focus on Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. I have worked with a variety of individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, grief and loss, substance use, parenting techniques, and domestic violence. I approach therapy in a variety of methods to include short-term solution-focused approaches, client-focused therapy to include genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and understanding; as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with focus on the antecedent thoughts leading to behaviors and resulting outcomes and changing thinking patterns and beliefs resulting in alternate outcomes. I believe in being aware of yourself and learning ways to cope and challenge unwanted feelings, emotions, and behaviors.

I look forward to meeting you and working together to develop a working relationship to help increase your daily happiness. 

Mallory Montefel, LAC

Lauren Border, LMSW

Lauren is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) who earned both her bachelors and master’s degree in Social Work at Arizona State University. Lauren employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy in her practice. Lauren has worked directly with the perinatal population in Phoenix and specializes in perinatal mood disorders including postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and perinatal loss. She has experience working with individuals with bipolar disorder, depression, panic disorders, grief, and substance use. Lauren works with adolescents and adults, and provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Lauren has a passion for helping and caring for others and strives to create a safe and supportive environment that cultivates growth and healing.

Lauren Border

Christianna Klatt, LAC:

Christianna has a Masters of Science in professional counseling and is a Licensed Associate Counselor here at Sonoran Life Solutions. She has experience working and collaborating with individuals of all ages and backgrounds in education and as a psychotherapist. Christianna believes in entering the therapeutic relationship with compassion, non-judgment, and humor. She has a person-centered approach while utilizing evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies. She is excited and honored to start this journey with you!

Christanna Klatt

Zira Franks LAC:

Zira Franks is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in Arizona. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health. Zira worked for over 10 years’ in public mental health system with both the children’s behavioral health and adult mental health systems. She has an extensive background in helping victims of domestic violence and abuse. She loves working with groups and one on one to provide services. Her passion is helping others on their journey in life overcome the obstacles that prevent them from being their best selves.

Zira takes an integrated approach to counseling others tailoring their treatment around them using different modalities like expressive art, mindfulness, CBT, and many others. She has worked with children, adults, individuals with diverse developmental delays such as autism, cognitive or intellectual delays, couples and families.

Zira Franks 

Gigi Wilemon, LAC:

When life's difficulties, hurts, or trauma overwhelms you, it may be time to find a person that will listen and validate how you feel. A gentle and accepting approach in a warm and inviting environment can help you grow, heal, and hope again. You may need new ways of thinking, new perspectives, and skills to grow, heal, and hope again. Whether you need to be heard or need direction to overcome depression, anxiety, or need to simply find yourself in the midst of chaos, there is good news, and there is hope.

I am a Licensed Associate Counselor with 20 plus years of counseling experience, which includes children, teens, and adults. I have a strong background in working with couples to rebuild communication and rekindle joy and contentment in relationships. I support family unification and work with the whole family to make positive changes and growth to walk with them through their journey of healing.

My many years of experience has heightened my belief that individuals can heal, grow stronger, and become more resilient and can find their joy in a healthier life.

Gigi Wilemon

Delilah Hull, LMSW:

My name is Delilah Hull, LMSW; born and raised in Arizona, I graduated with my BSW from ASU West in 2009, received my MSW from OLLU in 2016, and passed my licensing exam with the board in 2017. I am a mom to 3 boys who have ADHD and anxiety. I have experience working with kids in a school setting for 3 years, as a behavior coach for 1 year, as an adolescent therapist at the hospital for 3 years, adults with SMI case management for 1 year, and direct therapy for 2 years. My vast experience allows me to engage well with most clientele. My modality of therapy tends to be very solution-focused, strength-based, and motivational interviewing. This means I want you to find your voice and strengths in order for you to pave the way for whatever goals and successes you want to achieve. My passion is helping you to determine your own greatness and ability to navigate and press forward in a happy, positive thinking, motivating way.

Delilah Hull