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Individual, Couples and Family Counseling
Strategies for Success offers a diverse team of certified counselors to support you. When it comes to finding the right fit so you feel completely comfortable with the counseling process, we take the time to understand what you are looking for in a counselor.
After your initial evaluation with the Intake Coordinator, an appropriate therapist will be recommended to work with you based on your preferences and their expertise, knowledge base, and availability of appointments to best accommodate your scheduling needs.
All of our Therapy clinicians have different backgrounds and a wide range of specialized training. From trauma, substance abuse, crisis intervention, adults, children and family issues, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, LGBT concerns and more, our team is here to support you. They also come from diverse backgrounds to allow for comfort of our clients if there is a specialized request. We’re here for you, and if we can’t help, we’ll find someone who can!
Counseling is offered for individuals, couples and families, and each client may experience a combination of these to address different needs and dynamics they face as they go through the counseling process.
Strategies for Success’ founder, Elizabeth Rahamim, LCSW, SAP is a Work-family-life expert in Chandler, Arizona. Originally from Southern California, she had been in private practice there from 2002-2010 as a solo-practitioner. Passionate about this work, she focused on re-establishing Strategies for Success in Arizona following her relocation to the area in 2010. Due to significant lack of Counseling resources available in the South Chandler Area, she determined South Chandler would be an accessible location for Chandler residents, as well as for Queen Creek/San Tan Valley, Casa Grande and Maricopa. in 2012, Strategies for Success opened its doors, and has since expanded to adding multiple counselors with varying specialties, ethnic backgrounds and language offerings. Due to having difficulty coordinating psychiatric care for clients in a timely collaborative manner, the decision was made to expand services to include psychiatry care right here in South Chandler. Currently, Strategies for Success is proud to provide counseling and psychiatry care to over 800 clients per month, coming from all over the Phoenix Valley. Elizabeth is humbled and proud of the reception she has received from her Arizona neighbors.
Jennifer Menichello is a seasoned therapist who works with children, teens and adults. She takes a holistic approach to care, implementing a cognitive-behavioral approach. Areas of focus include working with communication barriers and relationship difficulties. She holds a Certification in Sex Therapy as well. She holds a Masters in Counseling from Western Michigan University.
Debby Rabino has extensive experience working with Individuals, Couples and Families. She utilizes a holistic, Cognitive Behavioral Approach to care. Assisting with emotional regulation, relationship and communication difficulties, general mental health and Substance Abuse are some areas she work with. Debby holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from University of Phoenix.
Christopher Berger is our Intake Coordinator, and competes all intakes for Strategies for Success. He has a Military and trauma background, and is skilled in working with crisis, mental health and substance abuse. Christopher does plan to enter the military later in 2019, as a Military Social Worker. Christopher holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
Lorena Diaz has a Strong background in Child and Family Trauma and is a skilled Sand Tray Therapist. Her primary focus is in her work with children and their families, working from a humanistic, Rogerian approach. Lorena is also Bilingual, Spanish speaking, and enjoys working with clients from all backgrounds. Lorena Holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Kansas State University.
Amy Davidson enjoys working with individuals, couples and families. She utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing approaches to care, while assisting clients with Anger Management, Communication difficulties, Substance Abuse and general Mental Health concerns. She holds a Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University.
Paulette Owens is Dedicated to working individuals, couples and families. In her therapeutic alliance, she works with victims of abuse, co-dependency behaviors, issues of anger management, marital discord, as well as adjustment to civilian life for military families. Paulette utilizes Mindfulness, Emotionally focused therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Art therapy and holistic practices to challenge each client. She also has training in Sand Tray Therapy, which she utilizes regularly when working with younger clients. Paulette holds a Masters Degree from Walden University.
Stephanie Steward has an extensive background in Mental Health, having worked in Crisis, inpatient and outpatient settings as well as with the Chandler Police Department. She works with her clients to better understand their motivation, historical barriers to emotional progress and works with their needs to identify effective strategies to help clients be the best they can be. Stephanie holds a Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University.
Yoseph Ford enjoys working with clients of all ages. He comes to Strategies for Success with a broad spectrum of work experience, including having worked in the School Setting, Crisis Work, and general Mental Health. Yoseph utilizes a Cognitive-Behavioral, problem solving approach to care. A native of Maryland, he enjoys his life here in Arizona very much. Yoseph obtained his Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
Michelle McLaughlin comes to Strategies for Success with a background in mental health. She has worked in both inpatient mental health and outpatient mental health settings. She enjoys working with teens and adults, both for individual work as well as in couples and family work. She also enjoys working with the LGBTQ community. Originally from Canada, Michelle holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University.
LeRoyce Smith primarily works with emotional regulation and behavioral interventions for children and families she works with. She utilizes play therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral and Behavioral Modification approaches in her care with her clients. Concerns she helps to alleviate include anxiety, depression, peer issues, ADHD, adjustment issues, conflict resolution, coping strategies and more. A transplant from Louisiana, she is enjoying her time in Arizona. LeRoyce holds a Master’s of Social Work from Southern University at New Orleans, Louisiana.