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Our Therapists

Meet the team

Terrance Banner, LMSW

Terrance gained a Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse from Grand Canyon University. He went on to earn a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University.

Terrance has a wide range of clinical practice experience from working in community mental health agencies, school settings, and hospitals.

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Terrance’s clinical areas of interests include but are not limited to post traumatic growth, social determinants, anxiety, child welfare, family dynamics, depression, chemical addiction, grief, life transitions, performance psychology, and transgenerational oppression. Through the use of an egalitarian client-centered approach in conjunction with various theoretical preferences such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Behavior Coaching, Art Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Questioned-Centered Therapy, Terrance aims to encourage authentic self-expression in efforts to develop genuine therapeutic alliances.

Terrance is passionate about facilitating change and promoting increased interpersonal awareness. 

Glenda Henman, LPC

Glenda is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. She has extensive training in trauma informed practices including The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™. She also has specialized training in infant and family studies from The Harris Institute of Southwest Human Development and is a Registered Circle of Security® Facilitator.

Her approach to counseling is through a relationship based and trauma informed lens where you feel genuinely heard, accepted, and safe. She believes in identifying and building on existing strengths and resilience and partnering with you in learning new skills to support healing and growth. Glenda uses a variety of treatment approaches including EMDR, Attachment-based, Play Therapy, Mindfulness-Based, Solution-Focused Brief, DBT, and CBT.

Meryl Warda, LCSW

Meryl is the Founder and Clinical Director of Mindful Connections Counseling and Learning Center. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has dedicated her entire career to work with children and families.

Meryl is a graduate of Arizona State University where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Social Work in 1997. Meryl also attended the prestigious Harris Institute which is two year post graduate certificate in Infant Toddler Mental Health. She also currently teaches at ASU in the School of Social Worker both Masters and Bachelors students.

Meryl has had experience working both directly with clients as well as supervising a team of therapists.

She has experience with EMDR for children, Play Therapy modalities as well as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Internal Family Systems.

Kate Hawkins-Allen, LMFT

Katherine (Kate) Hawkins-Allen was raised on a wheat farm in Washington state and joyfully raised a large family in Utah. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science / Psychology and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She combines an Experiential/Solution Focused approach with other evidenced based modalities to customize therapy to client’s specific needs and circumstances.

She is passionate about helping couples and families strengthen family relationships and heal personal and intergenerational wounds. She utilizes John Gottman’s extensive work on divorce prediction and marital stability and Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy based on bonding and attachment.
Katherine has over 30 years presenting, training and counseling adopted children, adoptive families, and birth parents to encourage and enable successful adoption transitions and outcomes. She believes in and incorporates the healing power of art, music, humor, spirituality, narrative, dreams, cultural beliefs and archetypes to uncover and access the insights and strengths inherent within each individual.

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Katherine has training and experience helping clients release trauma through Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique tapping (EFT) aligning and balancing chakra energy through Nervous System Recalibration Process (NSR) and is also a Professional Clinical Yoga Practitioner incorporating movement, breath work and visualization to support the body/mind natural healing process. She is also particularly fond of Play therapy and the incredible insights that come from sand tray and the “The Work” of Byron Katie and has a passion for the science of neuroplasticity, and building coherence and restoring balance through HeartMath techniques.

Katherine is committed to assisting clients discover a clear vision of their future and then identify the personal strengths that will enable this vision. She feels honored to share the journey to health and wellness with clients challenged by addiction, attachment, anxiety, depression, pre and post-divorce, self-harm, suicide, aging, pregnancy and postpartum transition, changing family roles and functions, grief, sexual abuse, sexual intimacy, trauma, other relational issues.