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Meet The Team

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Ashley Kirby

Director of Mental Health Services

Dr. Kirby is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in crisis management and correctional psychology. She treats a wide variety of mental health problems, including depression, suicidality, psychosis and anxiety. Dr. Kirby’s approaches may include, but not limited to the following: CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and functional behavioral analysis. Dr. Kirby is accepting new patients, as well as provides clinical supervision and oversight to Alium’s mental health clinicians.

Accepting New Patients-First Responders ONLY
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Debra Gibson

PMHNP

Debra Gibson is an ANCC certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona. She has over 14 years of experience working with individuals from various age groups suffering from psychiatric disorders in clinical settings. She has worked in different inpatient hospitals and crisis centers across the Phoenix Valley, where she has treated individuals with a wide range of psychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Substance Abuse Addiction, Autism, Schizophrenia, Mood disorders, etc. Debra is committed to working with each patient to achieve positive outcomes in improving their mental well-being.

Accepting New Patients
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Danielle

Therapist

Danielle is a compassionate master's level intern with a three-year background in the mental health field. She is passionate about understanding and respecting each client's unique worldview, and strives to empower clients through increased self-awareness and insight into present challenges. Danielle uses a person-centered approach, skillfully integrating evidence-based practices such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Psychodynamic Therapy (PDT), among other modalities, to support each individual's needs. Her goal is to create a safe, authentic, and nurturing environment where clients feel understood and inspired to pursue their personal growth and healing.

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Tennille

Therapist

Tennille is a skilled clinician who has over 15 years experience working with various diverse individuals, families, and couples in the mental and behavioral health field. She is passionate about providing a safe space for individuals to be able to express their feelings, thoughts and emotions without judgement. Tennille treats various mental health issues, including Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Anger Management, building self-esteem. She utilizes evidence- based practices and therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Person -Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, and Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy.  

Accepting New Patients in-person and telehealth
Accepting New Patients in-person and telehealth
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Taylor

Lead Medical Assistant

Taylor is our lead Medical Assistant and has over 4 years of assisting providers in performing their jobs.  She is conscientious and is dedicated to great patient care.  She is passionate at mastering a new job or responsibility. She runs the Spravato treatment each day as well as fights for the prior authorizations for our clinics. 

Accepting New Patients
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Lori

Case Manager

Lori has worked in, and around, the behavioral health field for decades.  She completed her undergraduate degrees at Arizona State University and is currently working on earning her master's in counseling through Grand Canyon University. Lori is passionate about helping others to heal from their emotional wounds and become stronger and healthier versions of themselves. She believes in the importance of treating each client with unconditional positive regard.  

Accepting New Patients
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Karen

Executive Assistant

Karen is our Executive Administrative Assistant who has lengthy organized experience supporting C-suite and leaders across diverse industries.  Skillfully working behind the scenes, using a detailed-oriented nature to navigate diverse clerical and administrative situations. 

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Taylor

Lead Medical Assistant

Taylor is our lead Medical Assistant and has over 4 years of assisting providers in performing their jobs.  She is conscientious and is dedicated to great patient care.  She is passionate at mastering a new job or responsibility. She runs the Spravato treatment each day as well as fights for the prior authorizations for our clinics. 

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Gina

Front Office Specialist

More about Gina to come.

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Misty

Referral Coordinator

Misty a native to Arizona. She enjoys outdoor activities and working out. She has over 15 years experience in all types of medical practices. Misty is enthusiastic and ready to help answer questions or schedule appointments. What she enjoys most about her job is spreading kindness and positivity. Her goal every day is to improve the day of whomever she interacts with. She is really excited to provide great support to an amazing staff.

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Andrew Elliott

Founder & CEO

Andrew has been in a management position for over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Finance and over his career been an entrepreneur as well as having worked for Fortune 500 companies. For the last eight years, he has been in the medical field working in diabetes clinics and now works tirelessly to improve patient lives through the Alium Health model of care in Phoenix, Arizona.  His work passion is working with business in the “start-up” phase.  Whether in his own or others’ companies, Andrew uses his experience and outside-the-box thinking to find creative ways to solve difficult business problems.

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Julie Crowley

Director of Operations

Julie majored in human resources at Columbia College (Columbia, MO) and has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare, managing primary care and specialty clinics in Missouri and now Arizona.  Julie was born in the upper peninsula of Michigan and lived in Illinois and Missouri before settling in Arizona.  Julie is passionate about providing excellent customer service and taking care of the patient first.  Julie is always looking to make things better and  is very much an out-of-the-box thinker.  She loves Alium Health and Wellness because it is a welcoming environment that cares about the patients and helps women in many areas of their health and wellness.  Julie loves to sew and create in her down time and very much enjoys spending time with her 3 young grandchildren, her family and friends. 

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