ABOUT US

MEET THE TEAM

CANDICE SMITH, LPC Owner / Supervisor / Counselor
BREE KARY, LAC Licensed Associate Counselor
ART SMITH Office Manager / Intake Coordinator
VICTORIA SARGENT, LAC Licensed Associate Counselor

HI, I'M CANDICE

Owner / Supervisor / Counselor

 

I am the Owner of InnerConnect Counseling, Supervisor and Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Gilbert, AZ. I earned my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University, and I am also a proud alumna of Arizona State University where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. During my time at ASU, I was honored to serve as the Treasurer and then President of Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology.

In private practice, I specialize in working with individuals who experience a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, stage-of-life challenges, faith changes, divorce, self esteem problems, and blended family issues. I also have extensive experience working with high-achieving teens as well as older adults who are faced with chronic health concerns, end of life decision making and changes in abilities.

 

I believe that the most important aspect of therapy is the trust, respect, and alliance that is created between client and therapist. I hope that you are willing to share your story with me. 

HI, I'M ART

Office Manager / Intake Coordinator

 

Art Smith Bio Coming Soon!

TRAINING 

Highlights of my professional training include:

  • Trauma-informed therapy and treatment

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy methods

  • Mindfulness and meditation techniques

  • Gottman marriage counseling (Level 1 trained)

  • Social media and effects on youth

  • Art therapy/creative interventions

  • Blended family research

  • Goal setting and professional development

  • Personal growth and planning

  • Coping with chronic illness

  • Life stages and transitions

    • Adolescence​

    • Young adulthood

    • Middle age

    • Older adulthood

HI, I'M BREE

Licensed Associate Counselor

Bree Kary, LAC is a Licensed Associate Counselor who works with individuals (adults and teens).

 

Detailed bio coming soon! 

HI, I'M VICTORIA

Licensed Associate Counselor

 

I focus my practice on a holistic approach to mental health, taking into consideration all aspects of the person: mind, body, and spirit. I believe in creating a collaborative environment with my patients to enhance trust, safety, and healing. My goal is to create a place where individuals feel heard and can safely process through their concerns in order to learn and implement effective choices in their life, while building healthy boundaries in their relationships.

I am a graduate of University of Phoenix where I earned my Master’s degree in Mental Health Clinical Counseling. I am also an alum of Arizona State University where I earned two previous Master’s degrees focused in Memory, Trauma, and Social Injustices. This education, along with recent trainings, has assisted my focus on those individuals who experience daily challenges with anxiety, depression, anger, mood dysregulation, impulsivity, self-esteem issues, adjustment to change, and relationship concerns.

 

Specialties and Approaches:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) methods

  • Person-Centered approaches

  • Trauma-Informed therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing methods

  • Mindfulness and meditation techniques

  • Art therapy/creative interventions

  • Narrative Therapy

LOCATION

3336 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Suite 123  Gilbert, AZ 85298

 

NE Corner of Higley and

Chandler Heights Roads

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HOURS

Monday: 11:00am-6:30pm

Tuesday: 9:00am-5:30pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am-7:30pm

Thursday: 9:00am-5:30pm

Friday: 9:00am-5:30pm 

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

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