Viridiana Padilla, PhD.
Originally from Prescott, AZ, Viridiana started her career in pursuit of a law degree and stumbled upon a job in mental health in the Yuma community where she discovered her true passion. Since then, she has devoted her focus to helping individuals find their voice, learn self-advocacy, and journey through self-discovery to find balance, hope, and happiness.
Viridiana has over 14 years of experience working in the mental health community. She received her Master's in Psychology and Ph.D. in Psychology with a focus on performance through Grand Canyon University. Viridiana is also passionate about learning more about physiological and environmental factors that contribute to the well-being and mental health of individuals and cultural subgroups. She develops research through the Arizona State University Interdisciplinary Research Department to expand that knowledge and provide insight into the health and mental health professions.
Viridiana specializes in helping people and families seeking relief from anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting challenges, and family behavior issues. Viridiana understands the many complex factors that can cause conflict or disruption for a child, family, or adult. She works with adults and children to provide well-rounded mental health care and support. Viridiana is bilingual and bicultural. She values the importance of culturally sensitive approaches.