Our TherapyWorks team consists of some of the most professional and compassionate therapists around. Each having doctorate and or advanced masters level education, specialized training, and an individualized touch to better meet the broad needs of those we serve in our community. Together we provide a distinct blend of expertise and passion that is unique to TherapyWorks.
Maaliea Wilbur, LMFT
CEO | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Maaliea has a friendly, straightforward, and approachable style when helping create effective solutions for positive change. With expert training and over 10 years of experience, Maaliea’s clinical confidence and broad-level expertise allows her to successfully support kids, teens, adults, couples and families alike. As the Founder and Director of TherapyWorks, Maaliea has developed a strong relationship with local schools, organizations and businesses and enjoys giving back to the community through outreach and service. Maaliea is whole-heartedly committed to providing top-notch care with an individualized focus and a personal touch.
Michelle Arzaga Kooy
Client Care Coordinator
As the Client Care Coordinator, Michelle understands the importance of your initial counseling experience and strives to provide a smooth introduction to TherapyWorks. With a combined 30 years of experience in mental health and high-quality customer care, Michelle truly understands the value of feeling welcomed and connected when taking the first step in seeking support.
Macy Chapman, LMFT
Clinical Director | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Macy provides a compassionate and inclusive space for clients to explore and overcome challenges. She believes that each person can accomplish their goals by gaining insight through reflection and utilizing their strengths. She has a creative approach to life that she brings into her work by utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques tailored to each client’s needs. With years of clinical experience, Macy confidently delivers direct feedback and individualized practical tools for clients to utilize in and outside of therapy to enrich their lives.
Ashley Youngblood, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Ashley is passionate about building a strong and supportive relationship with each and every one of her clients. With over 10 years of specialized training and expertise, Ashley thoughtfully develops goals, while highlighting strengths and facilitating a healing experience. She uses a friendly, compassionate, and relaxed style with a touch of humor and silliness. When working with children, parents and families alike, Ashley implements the many benefits of mindfulness to address negative thought patterns, traumatic experiences and confusing feelings. Ashley truly believes in therapeutic success and enjoys creating an effective approach to positive change.
Sara Miller, LMFT, ATR
Director of Operations | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Sara uses a thoughtful, compassionate and motivating approach. Her warm and welcoming style supports clients where they are at in life and helps to focus on individualized strengths (even when it might feel hard!). Sara has over 10 years of professional experience in the field of counseling and psychology and has worked with various populations ranging from children to seniors. As a Registered Art Therapist, Sara has found this to be a helpful and clinically effective intervention when working to process and express emotions. She recognizes the amount of trust and strength it takes to begin therapy and feels very fortunate and honored to be part of each client’s journey.
Ashley Basanese, MA
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist Ashley strongly believes that a healthy and happy lifestyle is attainable for everyone. Her approach to therapy is tailored and compassionate, offering an environment where you can strive for the life you desire. She understands that the right fit between client and therapist can be empowering and helpful as you create positive change. Focusing on building a trusting and confidential relationship, Ashley will help you to acquire practical problem solving skills, promote healthy communication, as well as develop ways to improve your mood and enhance your emotional connections. Ashley will provide the toolkit you need to shift your life and start down a more satisfying path.
Lisa Haney, MA
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Lisa uses a personable, empathic, and down-to-earth approach to create safety and comfort in the therapeutic setting. Lisa believes that with unconditional support, a person can thrive. In her experience working in the community with children, adolescents, and families, Lisa’s expertise and passion lies in exploring each person’s unique strengths. Using tenets of mindfulness, art, and play therapy and by creating a warm therapeutic environment, individuals can feel comfortable to express themselves and create positive change.
Alyssa Burgett, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Alyssa enjoys creating a safe environment where her clients can feel comfortable in expressing themselves, exploring what is on their mind and being their authentic selves. She believes in meeting clients where they are at, and approaches each client with an individualistic and client-centered manner, as no two humans are the same. Alyssa’s clients enjoy her friendly, caring and empathetic personality, along with her therapeutic experience. With over 6 years in the field, Alyssa has prominent experience working with children, teens, and families, and has been thoroughly trained in trauma-informed practices with a focus on mindfulness. She is driven to create long-lasting and holistic change within individuals, and is passionate about learning what motivates others to achieve their goals and assisting them towards completion.
Gabriel Perfecto, MA, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Gabriel is a devoted, honest, relaxed, and realistic therapist. He encourages a safe space for all individuals to engage within, no matter their background nor current obstacles. His experience with adolescents, young adults, families, and adults with varying degrees of mental health concerns have allowed for a more meaningful and individualized approach within the therapy room. Gabriel’s inviting tone, humor, and warm approach to therapy within various communities have provided opportunities for unlikely individuals to adopt therapy as a means for support and guidance to benefit their lives. His ultimate goal within the practice of therapy is to reduce the stigmas surrounding mental health in order to promote a holistic approach to the human experience.
Denise Berumen, MA, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Denise strives to create a safe and validating atmosphere for her clients through her inviting presence, curious and humorous nature, and genuine disposition. She believes that personal growth and healing is possible by building a trusting therapeutic relationship between client and therapist and through a commitment to the process. Bringing her previous experiences as a bilingual therapist working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in various mental health settings, Denise promises to meet clients where they are in their therapeutic path. Denise uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based, Client-Centered, and Strength-based approaches as a way to help clients set goals and achieve meaningful change. Her goal is to empower clients to improve interpersonal communication which is vital to cultivating healthy and loving relationships. Denise is invested in guiding clients to a place of authenticity, self-acceptance, and emotional wellbeing.