Our mission is to walk with children, families, adults
and couples by providing them with a healing path and infusing Jesus into the therapy for those who
desire His direction for their lives.
Meet The Team
Nevitta Mason, LPC
Clinical Director and Counselor
I am a wife, mother of three college aged children and owner of Tinkerbelle(animal assisted therapy dog). I am a former teacher turned counselor and I blend my teaching knowledge, counseling knowledge and love of Jesus into my work for those who desire it. I am an avid hiker, runner and love to garden.
I am passionate about working with children and families. I love seeing children heal from traumatic life experiences, abandonment or neglect. Helping children overcome obstacles in life and gaining an understanding of their true value in this world, is one of the most rewarding aspects of this work. My work is guided by the desire to equip child(ren) and families toward resiliency, healing and growth with one another. I believe parents and guardians know their children best and when given practical tools to utilize at home they can begin to replace negative thinking with truth in their lives.
I am proficient in variety of techniques and modalities including play therapy, sand tray, art therapy, individual, family therapy, couples counseling, CCBT(Christian cognitive behavioral therapy), CBT(cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT(dialectical behavioral therapy), TFCBT(trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy), and EMDR(eye movement desensitization reprocessing).
I am honored to help children and families resolve issues within their lives through a biblical lens and perspective and am comfortable incorporating prayer and scripture into the healing process. I also provide secular counseling for those without Christian beliefs.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26
Abigail Pederson, LAC
My interest in counseling began in high school while working with children, but many were unable to reach their full potential due to emotional/mental pain. With compassion, I wanted to make helping others my life’s work.
After completing a bachelors in Family Studies and Human Development, I earned a master’s of Professional Counseling from Ottawa University, and a graduate diploma in Christian Counseling from Phoenix Seminary. God placed Isaiah 61 on my heart, “to proclaim good news…to bind up the brokenhearted, freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,” (NIV). As I help those hurting, confused or needing support, this echoes in my heart.
Since 2004, I have worked with children and adults in mental health clinics, criminal justice, crisis, and school settings. I have experience with substance abuse in outpatient groups and individually. I am familiar with foster care/adoptive populations, serving these individuals and families in varying capacities. I align most with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but integrate other approaches such as EMDR or DBT based on the needs/goals of the client.
While I have primarily practiced in secular settings, I incorporate faith into the work as a follower of Christ, for those requesting this integration. I believe health, healing and wholeness are possible for all. Whether your concerns are personal, relational or other, I am honored to come alongside you in helping you accomplish your goals and reach your full potential. I consider it a great privilege to witness your journey and offer you support.
Amber Tierney, HHC
Holistic Health Coach and Asst.
While working as the Administrative Assistant for Nevitta Mason counseling I’ve been able to witness firsthand the privilege of walking alongside children and families in their time of struggle. I am grateful to be able to continue to serve as Admin. Assistant and equally excited to work in another capacity as a Holistic Health Coach. I look forward to serving women who need encouragement and guidance in how to lead a holistically healthy lifestyle, thrive in their health and pursue the passions the Lord has given them. I believe that everyone deserves to live an abundant life overflowing with joy, peace, and love!
As a Holistic Health Coach my job is to help my clients see life through a fresh set of eyes, shine a light in the dark places revealing the truth about their worth and use the Word of God to understand how the mind, body and spirit connection affect health and wellbeing. My desire is to provide support using practical tools and biblical principles to correct unhealthy habits and successfully achieve goals in physical, spiritual, and mental health. I have certifications as a Holistic Biblical Counselor, Christian Health Mentor and in Holistic Stress Management. The knowledge I have acquired from these certifications allows me to:
Offer a graceful space and a listening ear free from judgement; provide ongoing accountability to help overcome obstacles, barriers and limiting beliefs; help women destroy negative thoughts and retrain the brain with scripture to have a positive mindset; present suggestions on ways to have a healthy relationship with food and a God-honoring body image; implement practical and scientifically proven methods to create good habits and break bad ones.
and to ultimately champion my clients to live healthy and whole from the inside out!
My motivation comes from my desire to be an example to my daughter’s and to see people live in freedom. There are many things that bring joy to my life. Things I am most grateful for are: Sushi dates with my husband, snuggles with my kids on the couch while watching movies, serving as a worship leader in my local church community, early morning walks while listening to inspirational podcasts and reading my Bible with a hot cup of coffee.
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Isaiah 26:3
“Instead of asking "What’s wrong with you?" ask, "What’s strong with you?"” -Unknown
Joseph Di Marius, LMSW, MA
I am a husband of an amazing wife of nearly two decades. My journey toward social work and therapy has been a long and winding one, which I would argue has served to make me a versatile and astute student of the human condition. That journey began in New York City where I was born and raised and led me through fifteen years working as a line cook and eventually as an executive chef in San Francisco before recognizing God’s voice calling me into a very different direction. Initially I had believed that calling to be toward ordained ministry so I spent two years earning a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Fordham University while working as a mental health counselor for Catholic Charities of Long Island and I then spent a year as a religion teacher and seminary student at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA where I served as a counselor to couples preparing for marriage and in bereavement ministry. I then came to a fuller awareness of my vocational calling as a therapist and pursued and earned a Master of Social Work degree from New Mexico State University. In total, I have nearly seven years of experience working as a residential counselor, patient advocate, Multisystemic therapist, psychiatric inpatient/outpatient therapist in hospitals and county correctional therapist across New York, New Mexico and Arizona.
There has never been a time in my life where God hasn’t played a critical role in my day-to-day and I daily remind myself to remain humble and true to myself by meditating on Job 38:4, “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation, tell me if you understand” (NIV). Having a strong foundation in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) I maintain a both/and perspective on most things so I am a believer in the idea that it is through our humility and awareness of our smallness that we are best equipped to accomplish great things in carrying out our God-given purposes in life and whether someone is a person of faith or not, it is always my goal to see my clients achieve their goals and live as their most holistic and truest selves.
In addition to DBT and CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), I am a solution-focused therapist so it is always my main priority for my clients to identify the sources of their problems and to develop the skills they need to manage and overcome those problems swiftly and efficiently. You will hear me say this often, but it is my privilege to walk on the unique journeys of and with my clients. What I do for a living is not a job, rather it is a vocation and so it never feels like work in the conventional sense. I don’t take lightly the struggles encountered by my clients and I assure you that as your therapist, you will never doubt the fact that we’re in this together. Your success is my success.
Courtney Garvin, LPC
I have always had an interest in wanting to be in a helping profession but my journey into mental health
led me on a winding journey. I explored many different professions though God kept directing me back to
counseling. I wanted to help others learn how they could connect back with themselves and become the
best version of themselves that they could be.
I completed my bachelor’s in Public Health with a minor in Biology and went on to earn a master’s of
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both at Northern Arizona University. After I completed my degree, I felt
drawn to continue exploring how to create a space of healing and hope for my clients. Since 2019 I have
worked in inpatient and residential settings allowing me to support those who are in their darkest
moments. I am passionate about working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families heal
themselves by building on a foundation of safety and trust. My desire is to join with you, build on your
strengths and support you in learning the tools to navigate the roadblocks of life.
I have experience working with general mental health, addiction, intimacy disorders, and eating disorders
both in the individual and group setting. I also have experience working with foster and adoptive families.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Post
Induction Therapy (PIT), and as a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT). I use an a “bottom up”
approach to allow me to integrate each approach as needed to best fit each client. Though I have
primarily worked in secular settings, I as a follower of Christ, would also like to incorporate faith for those
would like to incorporate it into their sessions. I also provide secular counseling for those without
Christian beliefs as well.
I consider it an absolute privilege when someone allows me to be a part of their process. I’m so grateful
for those who helped me reconnect with myself during my own time of need and would be honored to
help support you in yours.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11