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Eva J. Mendez-Counts, MA, LAC, NCC, CFTP

 Eva is a Licensed Associate Counselor and has worked in the social service field for the past 15 years in advocacy and program management for programs serving victims of domestic violence and other crimes, working with parents in recovery, and services to elderly or adults with limited abilities.  Eva also has over 5 years of experience in adult education, working in at the

local community college and a local university in Yuma.   Most recently Eva

serves as an Executive Director at a local non-profit responsible for the agency affairs, program development, and staff management.


Upon graduating with a Masters in Counseling from Northern Arizona University in August 2006, Eva has primarily worked with adults and children with trauma, domestic violence-related issues and with families inflicted with substance abuse issues.  Eva’s training consists of trauma-related concerns, domestic violence dynamics, sexual assault, crisis intervention, substance abuse, gambling addiction, mediation, aging-related concerns, and suicide assessment and intervention. Eva is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and is supervised by a local EMDR Approved Consultant. 


Eva is currently licensed by the State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Licensed Associate Counselor, and is a National Certified Counselor approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors.  Eva is also a Certified Family Trauma Professional approved by the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

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