Jennifer Liatas-Underhill, M.A. Counseling and Guidance

Jennifer has over 18 years' experience in behavioral health settings, using evidenced based models that will also incorporate compassion and acceptance approaches, using creative therapeutic techniques with children and their families. Jennifer's journey in the field of mental health began with a Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance from New Mexico Highlands University in 2005. Prior to this, she cultivated her passion for art, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Liberal Arts in 2003.

Since settling in Arizona in 2010, Jennifer has immersed herself in a variety of behavioral health settings, each contributing to her diverse skill set and holistic approach to therapy. From outpatient clinics with a focus for children and families to intensive inpatient and crisis intervention work, Jennifer's experience spans the spectrum of mental health care.

Central to Jennifer's therapeutic practice is her utilization of sand tray play therapy and art therapy, providing clients with alternative means of expression and healing. With an individualized approach and a foundation in evidenced-based, solution-focused interventions, Jennifer empowers individuals to navigate their unique healing journeys.

Jennifer's expertise extends to a range of therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Compassion, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy., Family systems therapy. By drawing upon these approaches, Jennifer tailors her interventions to meet the specific needs and goals of each client.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jennifer finds meaning and inspiration in the study of Art. An avid oil painter and mixed media artist. Family is important to Jennifer, spending time with her adult son and daughter, as well as her three cherished grandchildren.

In every therapeutic setting, Jennifer embodies a commitment to those she works with to build on values such as gratitude, resilience, and growth. By creating a safe and respectful environment, she empowers individuals to confront challenges, embrace their journey, and continue growing in their own lives.