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.

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. She has has also provided training for doctoral students from several other academic institutions. She has instructed at the university level for bachelor’s students.

Currently, Dr. DeMarte conducts therapy and psychological evaluations for a broad range of clients. Dr. DeMarte enjoys providing direct care to clients, along with supervising therapists at the practice. Dr. Janeen DeMarte can be reached at [email protected]

 

Linsey Lancellotti, PsyD

Psychologist/Clinical Director

Linsey Lancellotti, PsyD : Psychologist/Clinical Director

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.

Dennis Apker, PhD

Psychologist

Dennis Apker, PhD : Psychologist

Dr. Apker is a licensed clinical psychologist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminology/criminal justice from Arizona State University, his master’s degree in forensic psychology at Argosy Phoenix, and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy.Dr. Apker trained in a community psychology clinic, federal prison, private practice, and two different universities. After completing his training, he has worked with diverse groups of university students and medical professionals. In addition to treatment, Dr. Apker has experience in assessment and supervising training clinicians.With his experience, Dr. Apker has developed a passion for helping people develop curiosity about themselves, gain new understandings, and have new experiences in the service of living a life more consistent with their values and goals. He is happy to be a part of Sentience Psychological Services, PLLC as an independent contractor and clinical supervisor.

Erin Kube, PhD

Psychologist

Erin Kube, PhD : Psychologist

Dr. Erin Kube (she/her) is a licensed clinical psychologist, holding board certification in geropsychology. Dr. Kube completed her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Arizona State University, an APA approved predoctoral internship at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, and postdoctoral training in Geropsychology at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System.

Dr. Kube has extensive training providing direct clinical care to older adults across a variety of settings, including primary care, acute and sub-acute medical rehabilitation, hospice and palliative care, residential specialty care, and outpatient clinics. She specializes in chronic pain management, insomnia, mood disorders, caregiver support, and adapting evidence based treatments to accommodate for cognitive impairment, sensory changes, and other diversity related needs.

Dr. Kube identifies largely as a cognitive-behavioral (behavioral) psychologist. She operates from an evidence-based, integrative framework and considers biopsychosocial factors when formulating case conceptualizations, conducting assessments, development treatment plans, and selecting interventions. She is deeply committed to continual growth in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

She also dedicates her time to professional service and beginning in January 2023 will serve on both the American Board of Geropsychology (ABGERO) and the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs (CoPGTP). She holds active memberships in APA’s Division 12 and Division 12-2, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and the Gerontological Society of America. She works at Sentience, PLLC as an independent contractor clinical supervisor.

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.

Claire O’Dea, MA

Licensed Associate Counselor

Claire O’Dea, MA : Licensed Associate Counselor

Claire O’Dea is a Licensed Associate Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, in 2005. Claire completed her counseling practicum at St. Rose Youth & Family Center, an inpatient mental health facility for adolescent girls experiencing psychological crises. Claire practiced as a Licensed Practical Counselor in the state of Illinois before moving to Arizona and obtaining Arizona licensure.

Claire has provided counseling for children and adults coping with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, postpartum depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She operates from an integrative approach to counseling, incorporating tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, & others. Claire is supervised by Dr. Dennis Apker while working toward obtaining full licensure in the state of Arizona.

Elizabeth Colton, BA

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee

Elizabeth Colton, BA : Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee

Liz is a practicum doctoral student supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti. Liz earned her bachelor’s in psychology at Arizona State University. She is currently working toward earning a doctorate in clinical psychology from Northern Arizona University.

As Liz refines her theoretical perspective, her focus remains on supporting individuals on their path to recovery, fostering self-compassion, and promoting a sense of acceptance through a tailored and collaborative therapeutic method. Her clinical interests include depression, personality disorders, coping with grief and loss, as well as trauma, particularly prevalent within military communities.

Pamela Christianson, MS

Licensed Associate Counselor

Pamela Christianson, MS : Licensed Associate Counselor

Pamela Christianson graduated from GCU earning her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling (MSCMHC). Pamela approaches therapy with evidence-based solutions such as cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies and seeks to help clients discover their strengths and unique pathways to mental health well-being. Pamela is supervised by Dr. Kube.

Tiffany Avila, MA

Licensed Associate Counselor

Tiffany Avila, MA : Licensed Associate Counselor

Ms. Tiffany Avila completed her Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education with College Counseling through Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Throughout her time at Slippery Rock University, Tiffany was a graduate assistant for the Office for Inclusive Excellence where she worked as an advisor for multicultural organizations allowing her to gain strong interpersonal skills with people of differing backgrounds. Tiffany completed her counseling practicum at the Slippery Rock University Counseling Center before returning to Arizona to complete her internship hours.

Tiffany has experience in working individually with clients with varying mental health needs, such as anxiety and depression, as well as co-facilitating a LGBT+ support group. Tiffany is supervised by Dr. Lynnette Suzrez at Sentience Psychological Services.

 

Evans Baker, MS, ATR

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee

Evans Baker, MS, ATR : Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee

Evans is a practicum doctoral student supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti. She is in the clinical psychology program at Northern Arizona University. She was a trained artist earning her bachelor’s and first master’s in fine arts before returning to school to study art therapy. She is a licensed registered art therapist who graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She received a master of science in art therapy and counseling with eight years of clinical experience. Evans’ clinical experience is with adults 18 and older in inpatient settings, such as state hospitals, juvenile detention, and substance use treatment. She also has experience in community mental health, case management, and private practice. She has worked with people with serious mental illness (SMI), the geriatric population, the forensic population (NGRIs), veterans, and first responders. Evans’ main interest is integrated health, working with a multi-disciplinary approach, and being patient-focused. Evans strives to be a culture-competent clinician working with clients with diverse backgrounds. She is also active in providing psycho-education and is passionate about social justice and patient advocacy.

Evans uses Adlerian and Existential-Humanistic approaches with her clients. She has been trained in trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, polyvagal theory, person-centered therapy, and emotion-focused therapy. She believes in helping clients discover their strengths, focus on their needs, and allow them autonomy and ownership of treatment. She uses a goal-oriented approach to foster motivation and encourage behavioral changes to achieve the ideal quality of life and build sustainable skills to manage life challenges.

Garo Green, BA

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee

Garo Green, BA : Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee

Garo Green is a practicum doctoral student supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti. He earned his undergraduate degree at California State University, San Bernardino, with a focus on Psychology. Garo is currently in the doctoral program at Midwestern University Clinical Psychology. His clinical interests are focused on addressing concerns related to trauma, mood, anxiety, end-of-life issues, interpersonal difficulties, and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

Before pursuing a career in Clinical Psychology, Garo had a successful career as a founding employee and senior executive at Lynda.com, an online training company that was acquired by LinkedIn in 2015 and is known today as LinkedIn Learning.

Garo approaches the therapeutic relationship with a person-centered style emphasizing trust, unconditional acceptance, and collaboration with the client. He sees therapy as a process of self-discovery where the client can explore their deepest concerns without fear or judgment. Garo believes he can help his clients achieve their desired outcomes by creating a safe, accepting, and supportive therapeutic environment.

Sophia Crisler Kearney, BS

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee

Sophia Crisler Kearney, BS : Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee

Sophia is a practicum doctoral student supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti. Sophia earned her bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in pre-medicine from Grand Canyon University. She is currently working toward earning a doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from Midwestern University.

While Sophia is still shaping her theoretical orientation, she emphasizes fostering a robust therapeutic relationship using person-centered and cognitive behavioral techniques. Her clinical interests include neurocognitive disorders and life adjustments for older adults.

Camilia Stoltz, MC

Licensed Associate Counselor

Camilia Stoltz, MC : Licensed Associate Counselor

Camilia Stoltz is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and earned her Master of Counseling (MC) degree from Arizona State University. She is supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti. She was previously an educator for thirteen years with a focus on multicultural/multilingual education.

Camilia has clinical experience working with individuals across the lifespan in addition to couples and family counseling. This experience includes supporting clients from diverse backgrounds and presentations which require flexibility regarding techniques and interventions implemented during treatment. Modalities she has experience with are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Camilia’s approach is relational- cultural and addresses the client’s unique needs by integrating appropriate evidence- based interventions.

Tori Nebeker, MSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Tori Nebeker, MSW : Licensed Master Social Worker

Ms. Tori Nebeker is an associate licensed psychotherapist, licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. She earned her Master’s of Social Work with a certificate in providing services to rural areas from Western New Mexico University in 2022. She is certified in Compassionate Bereavement Care. She is supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti.

Ms. Nebeker has experience working with adolescents and adults in residential care and outpatient settings, as well as facilitating group therapy. Her clinical interests include depression, trauma, anxiety, attachment, grief, interpersonal issues, and life adjustments.

Melissa Rupoli, BS

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee

Melissa Rupoli, BS : Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee

Melissa Rupoli is a practicum doctoral student supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, Canada and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dietetics from Arizona State University. She is currently earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Northern Arizona University.

Melissa has previously worked at several non-profit organizations throughout the valley. She has worked with high-risk families focusing on health and nutrition and is a certified Death Doula. Her clinical interests include depression, trauma, personality disorders, grief and loss, and end of life challenges.

Fred Oaxaca, BS

Master's Candidate Therapist

Fred Oaxaca, BS : Master's Candidate Therapist

Fred Oaxaca is a dedicated and compassionate counseling intern at Sentience Psychological Services. He is currently in his second year of the Master’s in Counseling program at Arizona State University. Fred is deeply committed to creating a collaborative and empathetic environment where clients can explore, process, and experiment with different ways of thinking and behaviors.

Fred emphasizes building a robust therapeutic relationship, understanding that this is foundational to effective counseling. His approach is integrative and client-centered, focusing on each individual’s unique strengths, needs, and goals. While still shaping his theoretical orientation, Fred draws on person-centered, multicultural, Adlerian, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches to support his clients.

Fred is particularly interested in viewing clients holistically, recognizing the multifaceted nature of individuals, including their culture, identity, and the impact of societal factors. He believes in addressing clients’ experiences comprehensively, considering both psychological and physiological factors in treatment. Additionally, Fred has a particular interest in the significant impact of nutrition on mental health and the therapeutic alliance.

With a rich background in non-profit, advocacy, and political work, Fred brings a unique perspective to his counseling practice. His prior experiences have taught him the importance of storytelling and relationship-building, which he integrates into his therapeutic work.

Fred looks forward to contributing to the Sentience team and supporting clients on their journeys towards mental well-being. He is supervised by Amanda Robinson, LPC as he continues to develop his skills and knowledge in mental health counseling.

Lauren Ghannam, BA

Master’s Candidate Therapist

Lauren Ghannam, BA : Master’s Candidate Therapist

Lauren is a counseling practicum student working on her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) at Grand Canyon University. She is training and under the supervision of Amanda Robinson, LPC. Lauren is seeking to help individuals find healing, self-compassion, and acceptance in life through a uniquely tailored and collaborative therapeutic process. Lauren’s approach is integrative with an emphasis on humanistic, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral modalities. Lauren’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, and relationship concerns.

Peyton Obermier, MS

Licensed Associate Counselor

Peyton Obermier, MS : Licensed Associate Counselor

Peyton Obermier is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). She earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Peyton is in the process of working towards independent licensure that will make her eligible for her LPC. Peyton is supervised by Dr. Suarez.

Peyton has experience working with adolescents and adults in outpatient settings, as well as facilitating group therapy. Her clinical interests include depression, trauma, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

Lori Kanouse, BA

Master’s Candidate Therapist

Lori Kanouse, BA : Master’s Candidate Therapist

Lori is a counseling student intern finishing a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She is training and under the supervision of Amanda Robinson, LPC. Lori desires to spark change in people’s lives to heal and not just cope with stressors of life or triggers of the past. She is passionate about helping others grow and creating a safe space for clients to explore their innermost desires and fears.  Lori takes an integrative approach to therapy utilizing cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and solution-focused therapy emphasizing an overall wellness strategy.

Lori has experience advocating for foster children as a current CASA in Maricopa County.  Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, athletes, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship concerns.