Dr. Daniel Christiano, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist


Dr. Christiano received his BA Psychology (1973) and his MS Counseling (1975) from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. He received a doctoral fellowship from Arizona State University and completed his Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (1981). Prior to his doctoral studies, he was a certified teacher, counselor, and school psychologist. More recently, he has been a clinical consultant to area adolescent and a
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Dr. Daniel Christiano, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist


Dr. Christiano received his BA Psychology and his MS Counseling from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. He received a doctoral fellowship from Arizona State University and completed his Ph.D. Counseling Psychology. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was a certified teacher, counselor, and school psychologist. More recently, he has been a clinical consultant to area adolescent and adult treatment facilities.

As a psychologist, he served as Clinical Director of both adolescent and children's treatment programs at St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center and Westbridge Center for Children. While there, Dr. Christiano developed the first inpatient adolescent chemical dependency program in Phoenix, Arizona. It was also there that Dr. Christiano conceptualized and implemented an interactive parenting program, a Consulting Psychologist at Desert Samaritan Behavioral Health Center, and School Psychologist in the Gilbert, Arizona Public School District.

His specialized training includes both developmental counseling and assessment as well as organizational development and consultation. Dr. Christiano's doctoral internship experience included each of these areas as well as supervised training experience in employee assistance, where he worked with chemically dependent patients and their families. he focuses on brief therapy within an eclectic treatment approach and developmental framework for all age clients.

Recently, he taught graduate courses in Educational Psychology and Educational Research Department at Northern Arizona University. .

Dr. Christiano received the 2018 Top Doctor Award for Child and Forensic Psychologist in Arizona (Patient Reviews Certified).

Dr. Christiano has many years' experience in Forensic Psychology: Court-ordered psychological assessments, Parenting Coordinator, Therapeutic Interventionist, Custody Evaluator. He has done this for the Family Court for the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa and Pinal counties.  As part of his work for the Courts, he has conducted trainings for new family court judges. As a forensic psychologist, he always focuses on the best interest of the children in the particular case.






Dr. Stacy E. LaMorgese, Psy.D.
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist


Dr. LaMorgese has had over six years experience working in the Family Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology fields. She obtained her doctorate at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to coming to this location, Dr. LaMorgese conducted individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, psychological assessments, learning disorder assessments, and psychodiagnostic assessments at Canyon State Academy and with the Glendale Union High School District.

Dr. LaMorgese has her own child, raised four step-children, and foster-adopted twins. She has rich personal and professional experience dealing with blended families through both marriage and the social service system. Dr. LaMorgese is a certified instructor of the High Conflict Diversion Program, a course designed to help parents learn to parallel parent after a very high conflict divorce; she has been training through Association of Family Conciliation Courts as a Parent Coordinator; she conducts therapeutic supervised visitation with parental coaching; and provides crisis intervention. Dr. LaMorgese believes in a strength-based approach and meeting her clients where they are.


Treatment specialization includes:

  • Bariatric Pre-Surgery Assessments
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Forensic Assessment and Treatment
  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Relationship and Family of Origin Issues
  • LGBTQ+ Services and Couples Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Work and Career Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Assertiveness Training






 
Dr. Harvey Shubert, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Harvey Shuber
t, Ph.D. has been in clinical practice in both private practice and program-based care for over 30 years, working with adolescents, children, adults, families and couples. He received his doctorate degree from the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Maryland in 1980. In addition to private practice since 1981, he was a staff psychologist at an intensive adolescent treatment program for 30 years. Post-doctorate training included externships in Family Therapy and in Analytic Group Psychotherapy at the Washington School of Psychiatry. His approach to working with clients is eclectic and includes Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Anxiety reduction and Family Structural techniques. Specialty areas include adolescents, childhood behavior and adjustment issues and attention deficit. With adults, Dr. Shubert works with issues of anxiety, mood disorders, chemical dependency and relationship issues.





Dr. Natasha
Service Dog

Dr. Natasha is a certified service dog who is here to help clients feel comfortable. She has been trained by her owner, Dr. LaMorgese, as well as received strict obedience and service dog training through several outside services. Dr. Natasha is a Blue French Bulldog, born September 16, 2014. Her favorite pastime is helping children feel comfortable when they are entering therapy. In her spare time, Dr. Natasha likes to play with her little brother, Charlie Kitty, and her big brother, Jaxx, a Rottweiler puppy. Dr. Natasha does not accept insurance, she works for pets and belly rubs.







480-507-7880

East Valley Counseling Associates

4115 East Valley Auto Drive, Suite 208

Mesa, AZ 85206

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