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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Kia A. Watkins is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Watkins received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL in 2020. Dr. Watkins has extensive training providing individual and group therapy services across the lifespan. Dr. Watkins is a general practitioner with experience treating depressive and anxiety disorders, complex developmental trauma such as childhood sexual abuse and neglect, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief/bereavement, religious and spirituality concerns, gender and sexuality, and marital and relationship distress. Dr. Watkins’ areas of expertise include working with individuals with race-based trauma, minority stress, intersectional identities, adverse childhood experiences, and identity conflict.
In addition to providing therapy services, Dr. Watkins has taught a wide array of psychology courses for undergraduate students and is currently teaching a research capstone course at Grand Canyon University. Dr. Watkins works part-time with Sentience Psychological Services as an independent contractor providing individual and group supervision.
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.
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.
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.
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 both Amanda Robinson, LPC and Dr. Linsey Lancellotti.
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. Kia Watkins at Sentience Psychological Services.
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.
Chanessa Stanley is a practicum doctoral student supervised by Dr. Linsey Lancellotti. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker who earned her undergraduate degree, at Delaware State University, with a focus in Psychology and her Master of Science, from Wilmington University. She is currently in a doctoral program at Capella University, with a focus in Clinical Psychology. She currently has over 10 years of clinical experience providing therapeutic services ranging from school-age children to adulthood, in various therapeutic settings. Through this experience, she has become knowledgeable about working with clients who have hardships with depression, self-image, stress, and trauma. She also has experience in facilitating teen groups to encourage positive self-image, as well as co-facilitating parent support groups.
Chanessa approaches therapy from a strengths-based approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. Chanessa believes you are what you speak. She helps her clients to develop a positive mindset while working alongside them to develop their strengths. Her hope is to overshadow the stigma of mental health by providing a non-judgmental and safe environment for her clients.
Garo Green is a practicum doctoral student supervised by Dr. Lindsey 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.
Jennifer Gil is a part time student intern at Sentience working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is supervised by Amanda Robinson, LPC. She is a second year graduate student at Arizona State University where she is currently a part of the PLENA research lab focused on addressing gaps in multicultural and Latinx psychological literature.
Jennifer is passionate about accompanying clients through their unique journey and lived experiences. Most notably she has clinical experience working with clients who present with relationship concerns, self-image, anxiety, depression, and the exploration of their identities. Through her research and therapeutic services she hopes to advocate for all clients. More specifically those with intersecting identities including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC populations as well as Spanish speaking clients.
Her theoretical orientation and interventions emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship, offering clients an encouraging space in which they are able to explore and experiment new, healthier patterns of thinking and behaviors.
Ms. Gensyn Bosquez completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Counseling (M.C.) degree at Arizona State University, where she is furthering her education. As part of her degree requirements, she is undergoing a supervised internship under the guidance of Amanda Robinson, LPC
Throughout her professional journey, Gensyn has gained valuable experience working with diverse adult populations and addressing a wide range of mental health concerns. She has developed expertise in supporting individuals dealing with concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship conflicts, self-esteem, boundaries, and emotion regulation. Gensyn primarily focuses on individual counseling sessions with adults of various ages.
While still exploring different therapeutic approaches, Gensyn has a particular affinity for Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and incorporates principles from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). As she continues to grow professionally, her goal is to identify her specific area of specialization within these various modalities.
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.
Kyana Hamilton is currently a second-year graduate student at Arizona State University and a part-time student intern at Sentience Psychological Services. Her goal is to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is currently working under the supervision of Amanda Robinson, LPC.
Kyana has a deep passion for supporting clients on their individual journeys and understanding their unique lived experiences. She has gained valuable clinical experience in working with clients who face various challenges such as relationship conflicts, trauma, social and generalized anxiety, depression, eating disorders, emotional regulation, and grief and loss.
Kyana is actively involved in research to address institutional and structural harm impacting the psychological well-being of minoritized individuals. Through her research and therapeutic services, Kyana aims to be an advocate for all clients, with a particular focus on individuals with intersecting identities, including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC populations. Kyana’s theoretical orientation and interventions place a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship as a foundational element. Working from a theoretical lens of liberation and multicultural psychology,
Kyana believes in creating a supportive and nurturing space where clients can feel encouraged to explore and experiment with new, healthier patterns of thinking and behaviors. By prioritizing the therapeutic relationship and radical empathy, Kyana strives to establish trust and rapport with her clients, allowing for a collaborative and empowering therapeutic process.
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.