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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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. Suarez as she works toward independent licensure.
Laura Jean Briones is a Licensed Associate Counselor. She earned her Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University in 2020. Laura Jean completed her internship with Resilient Health. She offered counseling for depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues and trauma. Laura Jean approaches therapy from a cognitive lens and is constantly look for the best practice for each client. She is supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti as she works towards independent licensure.
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 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.
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.
Pamela Christianson is a student at GCU earning her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling (MSCMHC). She is currently a supervised counseling intern at Sentience, PLLC working through her practicum and internships. 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 Amanda Robinson, LPC.
Samantha Sevilla is a therapist who is in the process of completing her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at Northern Arizona University. She is under the supervision of Amanda Robinson, LPC. Ms. Sevilla graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2012, and completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2017.
Ms. Sevilla’s prior experiences include providing group therapy to individuals who have been court ordered to complete diversion programs that specify in substance abuse treatment and domestic violence offenses. Ms. Sevilla also provided individual therapy for Federal inmates reentering society. Ms. Sevilla has also worked at a community mental health facility where she provided individual therapy and group therapy. She has also provided psychological care for individuals residing in long-term care facilities. Ms. Sevilla is most familiar with cognitive-behavioral interventions and mindfulness techniques to assist individuals with depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, grief, and substance abuse.
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. Linsey Lancellotti while working toward obtaining full licensure in the state of Arizona.
Ms. Tiffany Avila is currently completing 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 will be supervised by Amanda Robinson, LPC as she works through her internship at Sentience Psychological Services.