Meet Our Providers

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Marlena Sauer, MA LMFT

  Let me introduce myself... I believe in helping clients work on discovering their strengths and empowering them to overcome struggles they may be facing.  As a therapist, I like to get to know clients and collaborate with them on their goals of therapy. My approach to therapy is to use an integrated mix of techniques, as I believe each client is unique and the therapy process should be tailored to fit that client. I believe that people are able to make changes in their life if they truly want to, regardless of their life situation.  As a therapist, I have worked with children, adolescents, families and adult individuals in a variety of settings. When I work with children, I integrate play therapy in a directive or non-directive way, but I also work with the parents or guardians to promote healthy change within the child's environment. My work with adolescents and adults emphasizes strengths and empowerment to adapt healthy coping skills while working towards optimal mental health.   


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Shanasi Mason, MA

   Let me introduce myself...  I believe individuals have what it takes within them to work through difficult times. It is a passion of mine to build others up and assist them in finding the strength and courage when they feel times are hard. As a growing therapist, I believe I can offer encouragement and a guiding voice to help you see that you are worthy.    I work with children, individuals, couples and families. Each one is unique in their own way; therefore, I use different approaches to assist you or your family in your journey. I love working with parents to assist their children in making changes as a family. Working with individual's one on one, either building a structured plan or working on a pace that suits your needs. Working with couples gaining knowledge of both parties' strengths to implement an approach to assist you both. 

  •  Master of Art's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy working towards licensure.   
  • Certified nutrition coach   
  • Certified PREPARE ENRICH facilitator
  •  Specialized training in diagnosing children ages 0-5


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Ilissa Jones, MA LADC

   Hello! Are you struggling with any of the following issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, grief and loss, relationship issues or do you just want to better understand yourself?  I enjoy working with men, women, young adults, teens, families and couples. I also have experience in working with, families with addiction issues, health care professionals and understand the struggles of needing support to address issues that come with being in a caretaker role. I believe everyone has a unique story with unique experiences that make us who we are today.  However, some of us have experiences that lead to unwanted emotions including shame, fear and low self-worth. I am a true believer that everyone is capable of finding their inner strength and using their courage to become a happier and healthier version of themselves. Once there, they can begin to find self-worth, acceptance and belonging in their story moving forward.  My goal as a therapist is to provide a respectful, encouraging and safe setting where you can begin to process some of your most significant life experiences and begin to find hope, understanding and bring light back into your life. I use a variety of evidence based treatments to help you move from problem focused to solution focused.  


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Michaela Fandel, MA

 I believe that the best therapy is empathetic, that all people have within them the capacity for healing, and that courage and strength are discovered when people are allowed the space to express and release emotional pain. I want to support you by listening to your story, discussing your current situation and help you find solutions that work for you. I have worked with adolescents, adults, children, couples and families who struggle with relationship issues. conflict, communication issues, mental health symptoms, parenting difficulties, health issues, addictions, grief, life transitions, career struggles, and overall stress.  In addition, I am a Certified Facilitator (Prepare & Enrich Assessment) for couples experiencing difficulty or premarital counseling. 

When you or your child come into therapy, I will provide kindness and empathy when discussing current problems or transitions. Everyone is unique and has different concern areas. Therefore, we will work together to achieve set goals and a healthy state of mind or lifestyle. You or your loved one deserve to live the best life possible.   

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Working toward LPCC licensure 
  • Prepare Enrich Facilitator


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Carla McKean MA, LMFT, LADC​

  Let me introduce myself... I am married and have 4 children. I have experienced living in a dysfunctional home as a child and have gone through many challenges in my own life such as addiction and divorce. I believe that we all have the capability to survive through difficult times and unwanted emotions, because I have. I also believe that we are all worthwhile and valuable individuals that have something valuable to offer others. However, sometimes the world and people around us can seem discouraging and shame-based. One of my goals as a therapist is to model self-worth and provide my clients with constant encouragement until they are able to see themselves as a worthwhile person that is capable of also encouraging others. I love to work with individuals who struggle with emotion regulation and may have been labeled with the following disorders: personality disorders, substance abuse, bi-polar, PTSD, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and major depression. I also specialize in addictions as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor, understanding addictions as yet another attempted solution an individual has found to help them cope with the unwanted emotions that life brings. I love working with teens and children of all ages, including their families and parents.