Meet Our Clinical Team
Tamara Garden, MA, LPC – Clinical Director
Tamara received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University. She received her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in Psychology as well as a minor in Creative Writing. She is a Licensed Personal Counselor in the state of Arizona.
Tamara brings a narrative approach to the counseling process, which allows an understanding of the uniqueness of each individual. She implements specific therapeutic techniques based on each student’s needs. She has specialized education in child development, ADHD in children and adults, disruptive behavior disorders, substance abuse, and bullying. She has over many years of experience dealing with depression and anxiety disorders. She is EMDR trained by the EMDR Institute, which allows her to provide effective therapeutic treatment of trauma.
Having raised three daughters, Tamara is passionate about helping adolescent girls develop sound boundaries and a positive sense of self.
In her spare time, Tamara enjoys hiking, traveling, playing the piano, painting, and spending time with her family.
Andrew T. Haber, M.D. – Psychiatrist
Andrew T. Haber, M.D., graduated from the School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis in 1991, and the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine in 1999. He completed residency training in General Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine in 2002, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at UCSF in 2004.
After post-graduate training he was in private practice in Northern California until 2011, when he relocated with his family to Phoenix, Arizona, to join the medical staff at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. At PCH he provided clinical services in outpatient and inpatient settings, and training and education to medical students, psychiatry residents, and child psychiatry fellows from several regional medical schools and post-graduate training programs. He has been in private practice since June, 2017.
Kate Hourihan, LMSW – Primary Therapist
Kate received her Master’s degree from Arizona State University in Social Work She completed her undergraduate work at Northern Arizona University in Arts and Liberal Sciences/Social Work and her. Kate is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker in the State of Arizona with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health.
Kate combines a client-centered, strengths-based approach, and specializes in helping clients overcoming trauma and trauma resolution as therapy styles. Kate is EMDR training through the EMDR Institute with the Humanitarian Assistance Program. EMDR is an evidence-based, highly effective treatment for PTSD/Trauma for appropriate candidates using EMDR therapy. Kate has extensive work with youth and adolescents suffering from depression, anxiety, past abuse or trauma, self-harm, low self-esteem, parent-child relationship problems, and substance abuse. Her passion is to provide counseling that increases self-confidence, improves thoughtful and positive decision making, and that leads to recovery and success for young persons in the future.
Kate enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, exploring and canyoneering, cooking, and practicing yoga in her leisure time as methods of self-care.
Alaini Roberts, MSW, LSW – Primary Therapist
Alaina Roberts received a Master of Social Work degree from Ohio State University. Her undergraduate work was completed at Bethany College in Psychology and Social Work. Laini has experience working with youth in a day treatment program where she provided individual, group and family therapy. She has also worked with youth in a partial hospitalization program where she learned about the many benefits of adventure-based therapy.
Laini’s focus is Trauma Informed Care. She is passionate about working with the young women and families of Sedona Sky Academy and hopes to challenge them to experience the benefits of adventure based therapy, and to reconnect these young women with their families.
In her spare time, Laini enjoys rock climbing, hiking and spending time with her six year old Bulldog, and Black Labrador puppy.
Melissa Kokenge, MA, LPC – Primary Therapist
Melissa received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University in Omaha, Nebraska and her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona.
Prior to joining the Sedona Sky Clinical Team Melissa worked as a therapist at the National Youth Advocate Program serving Foster children, Children and adults in the community. She also worked as a Patient Care Assistant, a Family Permanency Specialist as well as a Unit Case worker and Mental Health Intern for the State of Nebraska Department of Corrections. Melissa also has experience working with abused women and children in a crisis center.
Melissa loves her “kiddos” – Fred the Beagle and Lucy the French Bulldog. She loves to crochet and do random crafts. She loves History and has been a civil war re-enactor since she was 13. She likes to fish…a lot, but she never eats what she catches.