Run Your Life Counseling

Meet the Team

Get to know our exceptional team of experienced and compassionate therapists dedicated to supporting your mental health and well-being. Discover the individuals behind our commitment to providing quality care and personalized treatment.

We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.

Megan Smith

Motherhood can be a wonderful time but it can also be a difficult process and adjustment. I am committed to helping new and experienced moms and dads struggling to support each other through this transition.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. I am an Arizona native, born and raised in the Phoenix area. In my free time, I am usually found chasing after my three young children or training for a half-marathon with my husband.

I attended Northern Arizona University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, then continued on to earn a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. I have professional training and experience which includes Infertility, Birth Trauma, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Adjustment to Motherhood.

I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and I find there is great success when life’s traumas are discovered and resolved. In addition, I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is essential to learning and managing emotions while effectively communicating with others

Leah Johnson

Hello, I’m Leah and I offer services to children, teens, and adults. As a former athlete, I am passionate about helping other athletes overcome performance anxiety to help them achieve their goals in and out of sport. Including helping parents and coaches understand how performance anxiety can negatively impact self-esteem, confidence, and overall performance.

I enjoy working with parents and coaches to help them understand how to overcome the obstacles that surround performance anxiety. Other areas I specialize in are anxiety related issues like general anxiety, specific phobias, and separation anxiety. As well as supporting individuals through life transitions, relationship issues, and work-related issues.

I received my Bachelors in Kinesiology and Psychology from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas in 2015; where I was apart of the Artistic Swimming team for 4 years. Currently, I am a coach and masters artistic swimmer for Scottsdale Synchro here in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Over my 10 year plus coaching career, I enjoy helping young athletes build self-esteem and self-confidence and overcome nerves to help them perform their best in order for them to achieve their goals. In my free time I enjoy swimming, cooking & baking, and going on bike rides with my boyfriend and 16 month old Bernedoodle puppy.

Christina Clark

I began working in the world of substance abuse recovery in 2015, after getting sober myself in 2010. I am extremely passionate about helping others find peace in sobriety so that they may begin a new chapter in life. I am a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor and am trained in Brain Spotting as a means of working through unresolved trauma. My goal is to help create a safe space for those suffering to break free of addiction and trauma.

Lori Mischke

Lori Mischke, MSAC, LASAC has been an active member of the recovery community since April 2013. Lori began her professional work in the substance abuse treatment field in 2016.

Lori received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Grand Canyon University, where she graduated with honors, in December of 2016. Lori continued and received her Master of Science in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University, graduating with honors, in February 2019. Lori’s therapeutic methodology includes, among other things, a combination of Motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Lori prides herself on her compassionate, empathetic, and well-rounded approach.

Micaela Miller

I received my master’s degree in Professional Counseling. I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. I specialize in infant/toddler mental health, children birth to five and trauma. I provide a unique ability to work with trauma at all ages due to her knowledge and experience working with childhood trauma in childhood.

It is my passion to advocate for children and support the foundation of family bonds. I have worked with families for nearly two decades and have worked in mental health care for five years. Specializing in relationships and individual support, my integrative approach is tailored to meet each family’s goals. I utilize my various trainings and certifications, from play therapy to sandtray, cognitive behavioral therapy to parent-child interaction therapy, to assure the client is heard and provided knowledgeable, ethical support. It is my lifelong mission to support parents and their relationship with their children.

I have experience working with clients on an individual and family level. The family therapy approach addresses emotional, behavioral, and psychological concerns that influence family system dysregulation. The family members will work together with the support of the therapist to build communication skills and strengthen relationships. Individually, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neuro sequential model techniques address behaviors observed from dysregulation.

Whether the needs are behavioral, relationship-based, or trauma related my mission is to provide a safe environment and support mental health wellness.

Joy Wynkoop

Life is hard and we Are not created to Do it Alone. I believe that therapy is a human interaction first. connecting is key. I am committed to meeting clients where they are and collaborating with them through their therapeutic process. i believe that when we begin to truly accept all parts of ourselves without judgement we can begin to heal. we are complex being made up of unique stories and experiences. i am a firm believer that you are the expert on yourself. i provide a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to cultivate their own healing.

I am a license Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of arizona and hold a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from liberty university. my professional journey as a counseling has allowed me to sit with a range of individuals in community mental health and private practice. my unique experiences have grown my passion to creast a counseling space that welcomes creativity, cultivates collaboration, and pursues authenticity. Some of my specialties include working with adolescents and adults focusing on trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, and emotional regulation. in counseling, i take an eclectic approach integrating cognitive-behavorial therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, eMDR, trauma informed care and inner child work. there is no one size fits all approach. i collaborate with my clients to create insightful, inspired, and lasting impacts.

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