Our Therapists


Michael Munion, MA, LPC

Chief Psychology Officer

W. Michael Munion, MA, LPC, has been a practicing psychotherapist in Arizona since 1979 and has been affiliated with the Milton H Erickson Foundation since 1980. He is an activist in integrated primary and behavioral healthcare and has provided extensive workshops on Erickson & Brief Psychotherapy in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. He has taught about and written, edited and published books on psychotherapy. Munion’s leadership in the state of Arizona includes: member on the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Counseling Credentialing Committee; delegate for Arizona to the National Policy Academy on the treatment of Co-Occurring Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders; and founding member of the Pinal Gila Child Abuse Prevention Council/Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Lawrence Fry, MA, LPC

Lawrence Fry, MA, LPC, holds an MA in clinical psychology, an MC in counseling, an MIM in international management and an Arizona LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). He has had therapy training in ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), CBT, DBT, EMDR, mindfulness and TA (transactional analysis). Fry provides trainings in existential therapy and utilizes an integration of CBT, developmental theory, ACT, mindfulness training, and existential therapy to focus on each patient’s individual difficulties, needs, wants and possibilities. He has developed a psychology borrowed heavily from the empirically-validated therapies that serves as an integration of past and current wisdom and science, which is useful for the reduction of suffering for the promotion of living well.

Kathleen Donaghy, PhD

Kathleen Donaghy, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialties in pain management, behavioral medicine, oncology and conflict management. She currently has a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona where she integrates her B.S. in Health Promotion/Wellness with less conventional methods such as energy psychology and hypnotherapy. Her approach is based on extensive training, research, and publications, and she offers individualized treatment for each patient.

Matt Carlson, LPC, LAC, PhD Candidate

Matthew Carlson, LPC is a family man and specialist in emergency responder health and wellness. As a prior firefighter-EMT, he received numerous commendations for valor and life saves, battled through posttraumatic stress and addiction, and has dedicated his career to helping police, fire, and EMS thrive in the areas of health and wellness. He is nearing completion of a PhD in Advanced Human Behavior at Capella University, where he has been researching the relationship between affiliative humor and resilience among firefighters with posttraumatic stress. He’s dually licensed in mental health and addiction counseling, has been awarded for counseling excellence by his alma mater, serves as adjunct faculty in the areas of counseling and psychology with Cornerstone University Professional and Graduate Studies and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, has co-founded, an organization dedicated to mental wellness of police, fire, and EMS, and is often on an adventure in the mountains surrounding Winter Park, Colorado

Regina Robison, MA, LPC

Regina Robison, MA, LPC, has over 10 years experience as a therapist and currently has a private practice in Chandler, AZ. Regina had worked exclusively with the elderly and disabled population for over three years, many of whom suffered from chronic pain. Regina possesses a wealth of tools to help clients manage this chronic condition that is often so debilitating and can cause strong feelings of hopelessness. Among these tools are mindfulness techniques including meditation, tantric and yogic breathing, visualizations, and various ways of strengthening the mind-body connection. Regina believes, and the research shows, that many diseases that cause chronic pain are the result of trauma. Trauma of all kinds gets stored in the body and, if not processed and released, physical manifestations can begin to arise. Regina uses a variety of methods in helping clients take steps to heal their traumas and their bodies including somatic techniques to move trauma through and out of the body. She also provides education and resources for alternative options in managing chronic pain. Regina believes that every person is unique and approaches each client as such and with compassion, honor and without judgment. Her other specialties include working with adults who suffer from grief and loss, PTSD / C-PTSD, issues around addiction and compulsivity, all within a wide variety of lifestyles and family dynamics. Regina also has a primary specialty in a condition called Narcissistic Victim Syndrome, a cluster of debilitating symptoms one experiences as the direct result of being in a close relationship with a narcissist. Regina will be speaking on this issue at a behavioral health conference in 8/2017. You can visit Regina’s website at

Tom Gussie, LAC

Tom Gussie became a member of the Mesa Police Department November 1978 and retired January 2015.  During his career, Tom recognized the need to train officers how to effectively deal with individuals in crisis. He became the mental health expert after receiving extensive training.  Tom became the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Coordinator for the Mesa Police Department in 2004.  Tom conducted four 40-hour training programs each year for the numerous Phoenix Valley police agencies on how to effectively handle individuals in crisis.   Tom also travels throughout the State of Arizona teaching mental health classes to law enforcement, behavioral health organizations, and other mental health providers. During his training, Tom specialized in trauma at the Veterans Hospital Tom worked in the Suicide Prevention Clinic and in the Jade/Opal Clinic.

Tom served on the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training board (AZPOST) as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in areas of Mental Health, Suicide, Police Officer Suicide, Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Crisis Intervention, and Excited Delirium.

Tom continues working at Crisis Preparation and Recovery as a licensed Trauma Counselor treating PTS, trauma related issues, and other mental health conditions.  Tom continues as a S.W.A.T. Team Negotiator with the Mesa Police Department utilizing his counseling skills dealing with crisis calls.

Tom owns and operates “Tactical Brain Training” and specializes in conducting agency specific training (both classroom and field problems) to police departments and attends to any other presenting training needs or concerns.  He responds to officers in crisis, critical incidents, counsels First Responders and/or attends to any other officer need.

Wendy Boring-Bray, LPC, DBH

Wendy Boring-Bray, LPC, DBH, is a licensed counselor, a Certified Anger Management Educator, a Recognized Associate Substance Abuse Counselor II, a Consultant helping medical facilities with integrated behavioral health or reverse integration, and is certified in Shared Decision Making for many medical conditions.  Dr. Wendy teaches several of the courses in the DBH program at a private academic institution. Dr. Wendy Boring-Bray earned her undergraduate degree from National University in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Missouri Baptist, and her DBH from Arizona State University. She has worked as a counselor in different settings such as inpatient, outpatient, and private practice with all ages, but her passion is working with children, adolescents, substance abuse and behavioral change. Dr.  Wendy stays active conducting lectures and training on Shared Decision Making, Compassion Fatigue, Mindfulness, Self-Care among others.

Tammy Sutterfield, DBH

Dr. Tammy Sutterfied, DBH, knows from her personal and professional experience that pain can range from irritating to debilitating, intermittent to constant. Sessions with her will begin with talk about the details of your experience with pain: what it is for you, what you have tried and, of those efforts, what worked, what didn’t work. Her range of interventions in pain management is evidence-based, according to professional research, as well as personal-based, according to clients and their needs. Her doctoral education and experience include multi-team work with primary care physicians. Make an appointment to begin.

Information regarding her professional licenses and certifications, training, skills, and education, as well as professional memberships and research, are available at

Brandon Wardell, MA, NCC, LPC

I am licensed behavioral health professional with 20 years of experience helping individuals gain greater life
satisfaction and overcome challenges with addiction, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. I have worked in
the behavioral health and mental health field for the past 20 years as a therapist, life coach, consultant,
educator, and executive.  I am trained and well practiced in a variety of modalities that help individuals achieve
their life and health goals.  I have a Masters degree and I am currently ABD in my doctorate in Neuro-
pathophysiology. I have a deep passion for helping people find new ways of living and being through a more
satisfying life.

Joe Dowling, MS, LPC

Joe Dowling, MS, LPC is a licensed professional counselor specializing in solution-focused/strategic therapy with expertise in clinical and medical hypnotherapy. Clients are taught via mindfulness, hypnotic zone experience and strategic task assignments. He has worked extensively with professional, collegiate and high school athletes for 20 years, focusing on peak performance and sport psychology to guide athletes to trust themselves and maintain maximum performance. Dowling also specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, pain management and habit control for weight management and smoking cessation. Dowling has been a speaker at numerous conferences, published articles in professional journals, worked as a clinician and the director of training for The Milton H. Erickson Institute of Philadelphia and currently serves as an expert contributor for mPWR10 inc., leading the workshop Athletes On Track With mPWR10.

Roxanna Erickson-Klein PhD, RN, LPC

Roxanna Erickson-Klein, PhD, RN, LPC is a registered nurse and licensed professional counselor who focuses on individual assessment of current concerns and on building life experiences that enhance an independent, healthy lifestyle. Her wide range of skills includes hypnosis, EMDR and loss and grief therapy. Erickson-Klein has traveled the world speaking in multiple countries on pain management and addiction.

Steve Bell, LPC

Steve Bell, LPC spent 34 years with the Dallas Police Department and seven years with Dallas County. He worked in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim Offender Mediation/Dialogue program where he gained insight into the interface of law enforcement and psychological and therapeutic concerns and needs in the criminal justice system. Bell was also an adjunct professor at Richland College in the Dallas County Community College system prior to entering private practice.

After 13 years of debilitating back pain, I am living proof that The Pain Project method for chronic pain really works. I've never felt better.

-Steve - Washington,DC

I suffered from recurrent, severe headaches ever since law school. My Pain Project therapist helped get me back in control of my headaches and most importantly my life.

-Melissa - Philadelphia, PA

After a sports injury, I had back surgery which did not help me and in some ways made me worse. The Pain Project was the only thing that cured my back pain.

-Blake - Neward, New Jersey

I was actually scheduled and pre-oped for surgery when a friend referred me to The Pain Project. After my first session I quickly improved and subsequently cancelled my surgery and it was the best decision I have ever made.

-Tanya - Miami, Fla.

I had horrific neck and shoulder pain for years and had tried pills and steroid injections several times without relief. After my Pain Project therapist helped me change how I thought about my pain and overcome my fear, I improved immensely. Now I can definitely manage my own pain, my way.

-Mark - Portland, OR

I used to wake up every day wondering, "How much knee pain will I have today?" The Pain Project tele-therapy allowed me to unlearn my chronic knee pain from the convenience of my home. If you have long term pain, I highly recommend you try The Pain Project before any other unproven treatments or procedures.

-Jordan - Phoenix, AZ