Clinicians

Janeen DeMarte, PhD

Psychologist/Owner

Janeen DeMarte, PhD : Psychologist/Owner

Dr. Janeen DeMarte is a licensed clinical psychologist currently operating Sentience PLLC in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. DeMarte completed both her master’s and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Michigan State University and fulfilled an APA approved doctoral residency at Arizona State Hospital.

Dr. DeMarte conducts psychological therapy and assessment for a broad range of clients. Her diverse therapeutic aptitudes have been developed over years of experience providing care to clients from all walks of life, with ages spanning from early childhood to older adults. Her clinical training was conducted in a variety of settings including correctional facilities, outpatient clinics, and inpatient units.

Dr. DeMarte served as the Clinical Director of a large outpatient behavioral health clinic in Phoenix where she oversaw the practice of numerous multidisciplinary treatment providers. During her tenure, Dr. DeMarte developed a program for practicum students from Arizona State University, Argosy University, and several other academic institutions. She has also instructed at the university level for bachelor’s students and provided intensive training for master’s and doctoral students of clinical psychology. She is also the owner of Sentience Psychological Services, PLLC

Evelyn Burrell, PsyD

Psychologist

Evelyn Burrell, PsyD : Psychologist

Dr. Evelyn Burrell is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her doctoral degree and two master’s degrees in mental health counseling and clinical psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She fulfilled an APA approved doctoral residency at the Arizona State Hospital. Her clinical training was conducted in a variety of settings including correctional facilities and outpatient clinics. She works at Sentience, PLLC as an independent contractor.

Dr. Burrell has experience completing psychological and psychosexual evaluations, violence risk assessments, and therapeutic treatment for forensic populations. She specializes in working with adolescent and adult individuals with personality, mood, sexual, and paraphilic disorders.

Dr. Burrell has taught college courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, focusing on foundational psychology, cultural diversity, diagnostics, and counseling skills. She also provides trainings in cultural awareness to doctoral and master’s level students.

Linsey Lancellotti, PsyD

Psychologist

Linsey Lancellotti, PsyD : Psychologist

Dr. Linsey Lancellotti is a therapist who earned her doctoral degree from The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She fulfilled her APA approved doctoral residency at The Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Medical Center.

The majority of Dr. Lancellotti’s clinical training and experiences have focused on providing services to older adults in a variety of settings, including long term care facilities, outpatient clinics, palliative care, and hospice. She specializes in addressing concerns about adjustment, mood, anxiety, grief and loss, end-of-life issues, interpersonal difficulties, chronic illness, caregiver stress, and varying degrees of cognitive impairment.

She emphasizes a strength-based approach and incorporates interventions based on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and multicultural counseling techniques.

Dr. Lancellotti has an interest in working with and improving the quality of services provided to gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender older adults.

Amanda Robinson, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Amanda Robinson, MA : Licensed Professional Counselor

Ms. Amanda Robinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She graduated from Southwestern College with a Counseling degree in 2005, and completed the Masters in Counseling program through Northern Arizona University in 2010. She works at Sentience, PLLC as an independent contractor.

Her internship and clinical opportunities thus far have provided her with a well-rounded experience with adults, adolescents, and couples in an outpatient setting. Most of her individual counseling has been focused on clients with addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, social phobia, sexual trauma, emotional trauma, dissociation, victims of domestic violence, dual-diagnosis, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, long term care needs, and traumatic brain injured clients. Ms. Robinson has worked with many couples in therapy, as well as, led and co-led intensive outpatient groups for mood, addictions, and mindfulness. She serves as a clinical supervisor for Sentience, PLLC.

Pamela Brooks, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Pamela Brooks, MSW : Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Pamela Brooks is a licensed clinical social worker. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Pitzer University  and her Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State University. Pamela has experience engaging clients in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health, high school, and Mayo Clinic’s transplant center. Pamela created psychoeducational groups aimed towards enhancing children/adolescent social skills and positive coping skills. Pamela also created a supportive and psychoeducational group for individuals within the hospital setting. Pamela uses an integrated approach in therapy and takes pride in building relationships with clients to reach their highest potential. She works at Sentience, PLLC as an independent contractor.

Elana Payton, EdD

Licensed Associate Counselor

Elana Payton, EdD : Licensed Associate Counselor

Dr. Elana Payton is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). She holds a Master’s in Professional Counseling and earned her EdD in Counseling Psychology from The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She is in the process of obtaining her LPC licensure and is supervised by Dr. Janeen DeMarte. She works at Sentience, PLLC as an independent contractor.

Dr. Payton has 20 years of experience as a school guidance counselor and is well versed in the area of diversity, special education, behavior, crisis and trauma adolescent counseling services.  Dr. Payton’s education and work experience allow her to create professional development and programs that support under-represented, marginalized, and at-risk students. Dr. Payton has experience working with adolescents and their parent/guardian(s) at each stage of academic and personal development, analyzing complex situations, addressing student conduct and finding amicable resolutions. She is uniquely skilled in conflict resolution and restorative justice practices, beneficial in working with populations who have experienced varying degrees of trauma. 

 Dr. Payton’s doctoral program and dissertation research enabled her to further explore pathways of success for youth via an examination of correlations between generational risk and health factors that impede positive academic development and life choices.  She examined historical trauma and generational PTSD of native populations focusing on how trauma manifests through generations resulting in risk behaviors that impede academic success. Dr. Payton’s research revealed significant implications for prevention and interventional counseling and teaching practice to address achievement gaps, high-risk behaviors, and policies that counter progressive academic success for underserved populations.  

 

Tiffanie Leyvas, MS

Licensed Associate Counselor

Tiffanie Leyvas, MS : Licensed Associate Counselor

Tiffanie Leyvas is a Licensed Associate Counselor. She earned her Master of Counseling degree from Grand Canyon University in 2014.

Ms. Leyvas completed her internship and clinical work with Hospice of Arizona, providing support for families and patients with end of life issues. She offered counseling for grief, trauma, isolation, depression and anxiety, as well as conducting grief support groups. Additionally, Ms. Leyvas is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. She will be supervised by Dr. Evelyn Burrell as she works towards independent licensure.

Oscar Gutierrez, MS, CMPC

Licensed Associate Counselor

Oscar Gutierrez, MS, CMPC : Licensed Associate Counselor

Oscar Gutierrez is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), who is supervised by Dr. Evelyn Burrell. Oscar holds a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Florida State University.  He is also an “All but Dissertation” PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Florida State University.  Oscar is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, given by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Before working for Sentience Psychological Services, PLLC, Oscar worked with the Cleveland Indians as a Mental Performance Coach in the Minor Leagues.  His clinical experience includes working with university students and adults in the Tallahassee community both in English and Spanish.  Oscar has worked at the group and individual level with clients with attention and deficit disorder, autism spectrum, substance use disorder, depression, aggression issues, and anxiety.

Oscar’s theoretical framework focuses on a strength- based approach and incorporates interventions from: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, multicultural counseling techniques, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Oscar is passionate about helping others reconnect with their purpose in order to achieve a better quality of life.

Hanna Reierson, MSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Hanna Reierson, MSW : Licensed Master Social Worker

Hanna Reierson earned her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ms. Reierson has extensive training in CBT and utilizes elements of DBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapy in her work.

Ms. Reierson has experience working with children and adolescents and their families in outpatient and inpatient settings and with adults in group therapy. Her clinical interests include the transition from youth to adulthood, depression, trauma, anxiety, attachment, and identity.

Ms. Reierson is supervised by Dr. Lanncellotti as she works toward independent licensure.

Lauren Gutierrez, MA

Doctoral Candidate Therapist

Lauren Gutierrez, MA : Doctoral Candidate Therapist

Lauren Gutierrez is a doctoral student with Northern Arizona University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Arizona and went on to complete her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology. She is a doctoral extern with Sentience, PLLC, where she is supervised by  Dr. Linsey Lancellotti.

Lauren has extensive experience as a psychometrist conducting neuropsychological evaluations with pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in an outpatient setting. Lauren has been trained in evidenced-based psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups. She has three years of clinical experience conducting individual and group counseling as an extern student in community mental health and outpatient settings.

She approaches therapy through a holistic lens and uses experiential techniques including mindfulness, deep breathing, and gentle movement along with gestalt, emotion-focused and cognitive behavioral based approaches. She enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan and is passionate about helping others live full and happy lives. She is conversationally fluent in Spanish.

Madison Little, BS

Doctoral Candidate Therapist

Madison Little, BS : Doctoral Candidate Therapist

Madison Little is a practicum doctoral candidate that is supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti. She holds a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from Arizona State University and is currently earning her doctorate in clinical psychology from Northern Arizona University.

Ms. Little has clinical experience working with adults in various settings, including substance abuse residential rehabilitation treatment, forensic rehabilitation treatment, and social service care for elders and individuals with disabilities.

Una Ankrah, MA

Doctoral Candidate Therapist

Una Ankrah, MA : Doctoral Candidate Therapist

Una Ankrah is a doctoral student at Northern Arizona University who earned a Master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Her clinical training thus far was conducted in a variety of settings including correctional facilities and community-based mental health agencies.

Ms. Ankrah experience includes crisis intervention and risk assessment with children, adolescents, and adults. She’s worked with children and families in child protective services, provided individual and group counseling to survivors of sexual violence. Ms. Ankrah is supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti.

Ryleigh Hait, BA

Doctoral Candidate Therapist

Ryleigh Hait, BA : Doctoral Candidate Therapist

Ryleigh Hait is a practicum doctoral student supervised by Dr. Janeen DeMarte. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and is currently earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Northern Arizona University.

Ryleigh has previously worked and conducted research in early childhood education settings. Her clinical interests include adjustment and transition, depression, anxiety, trauma, and working with the LGBTQ+ community.