Our Behavioral & Mental Health Professionals

Dr. Jennifer Burruel, Executive Director

Dr. Burruel received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Counseling, and Doctorate of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. She has over a decade of behavioral and mental health experience including executive leadership, clinical supervision, and direct care in both nonprofit agency and private practice settings. Dr. Burruel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and an approved clinical supervisor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE) since 2013.  


Dr. Burruel has provided clinical supervision and mentoring for several counselors who successfully obtained their independent licenses, including Co-Clinical Directors, Lizabeth De Loera and Tawny Runnels. She has also supervised masters level counseling interns for Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University .


As a behavioral and mental health therapist, Dr. Burruel specializes in working with adults and adolescents ages 16 years and older. Her doctorate training included integrated care, which is the holistic treatment of both physical/medical and behavioral health, evidence-based interventions, management skills, and entrepreneurship approaches.   


Dr. Burruel provides integrative counseling and therapy services, blending elements from different theories and interventions to customize services to help each individual, couple, or family achieve their goals. Some theories and interventions Dr. Burruel utilizes include Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Feedback Informed Therapy (FIT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Lizabeth De Loera, Co-Clinical Director & Bilingual Counselor / Therapist

 Lizabeth De Loera is contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare.   


Lizabeth received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Arizona and Master of Counseling from Arizona State University. Lizabeth has eight years of behavioral and mental health experience including direct care, mentorship, and management experience. Lizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC).  


As a behavioral and mental health therapist, Lizabeth specializes in working with adults and adolescents ages 16 years and older. She is also ALTA certified to provide counseling and therapy services in Spanish. She has facilitated multiple Spanish counseling, therapy, and support groups including groups for cancer patients and survivors. She also taught college readiness classes at Arizona State University.


Lizabeth has been trained in evidenced-based theories and interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Person- Centered Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  Lizabeth uses an integrative care approach to counseling and therapy with her clients to help them achieve their peak wellness.

 


Tawny Runnels, Co-Clinical Director & Counselor / Therapist

Tawny Runnels is contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield and UnitedHealthcare.


Tawny received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Counseling from Arizona State University. Tawny has five years of behavioral and mental health experience including providing counseling and therapy services with youth, adults, couples, and families. Tawny is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). Prior to Tawny’s counseling career, she was a small business owner and served in the United States Air Force.


As a behavioral and mental health therapist, Tawny specializes in working with adults and adolescents ages 16 years and older. She provides integrative care counseling and therapy services based on the needs of the individual, couple, or family. 


Tawny has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) amongst others. Tawny is also a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) which allows her to explore the intersection between nutrition and its effect on mental health in order to move her clients closer to overall wellness.



Need Counseling or Therapy in Arizona?

  Searching for a local licensed counselor / therapist in Phoenix, Arizona? 

Achieve Counseling & Wellness is accepting new clients. Our providers proudly serve Scottsdale, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Chandler, Mesa, Avondale, Surprise, Goodyear, and surrounding areas at our Phoenix office and online via our HIPAA compliant telehealth / teletherapy program. 


Telehealth / teletherapy services are available throughout the state of Arizona.