Staff

  • Tony J. Himes, MS, LMFT
  • Kat Von Rhau, MSW, LCSW
  • Chari Phillips, MFT
  • Adam Vellturo, LCSW
  • Peter Pondolfino, PsyD
  • Shawn Rodrigues, LPC
  • Rose Casey, MC, LPC
  • Pamela Kinder, LPC
  • Tony J. Himes, MS, LMFT

    Tony J. Himes, MS, LMFT

    Executive Director, Arizona Gestalt Institute. Tony completed his Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1992 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Mr. Himes is currently an adjunct faculty member at Prescott College and he was an Associate Faculty member at the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix. Tony has been in private practice as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Prescott, AZ for the past 20 years. For 7 years Tony and his wife provided therapeutic foster care to teenage boys as a support to avoid incarceration. Tony is a passionate lover of nature and the human spirit.
  • Kat Von Rhau, MSW, LCSW

    Kat Von Rhau, MSW, LCSW

    Hi. My name is Kat Von Rhau. It took many dark ditches and a few high mountains to find fulfillment in my journey. I’m no heroine, or celebrity, I’m just an ordinary person. The vital key has been to relate to myself as a likeable person following my own thread, not giving myself over to others at the expense of myself as so many women are taught to do. I thought that to love you give everything to the other; men, children, clients, friends, employers, colleagues, etc etc etc. When you find your own thread and follow it, you unravel to your own center. In my case, I had to decide, in the middle of another abandonment, that only I could meet my own needs and interests, be a supporting loving mother to myself. Although I still have meaningful relationships, I find I like my own company an awful lot. There is a sweetness in me that was rarely valued and certainly not respected. Now I can value and enjoy that sweetness in myself. Dancing is one of the great discoveries. Freedom and joy
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  • Chari Phillips, MFT

    Chari Phillips, MFT

    Chari Phillips is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also a Licensed Substance abuse Counselor. She completed her training from the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix in 1993. She later joined the institute as an adjunct faculty member. She was a cofounder of the Gestalt Institute of Las Vegas where she trained others, and facilitated workshops. Her passion for Gestalt Therapy remains a constant, in part due to the transformative qualities of awareness. She has a particular interest in the group process, recovery and healing from addictions, and codependency. Chari lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where she enjoys her private practice, working with individuals, couples, and groups.
  • Adam Vellturo, LCSW

    Adam Vellturo, LCSW

    Adam Vellturo is a licensed clinical social worker in Arizona.  Since 1989, he has helped people from various backgrounds cope with a wide range of problems–from everyday stress to chronic mental health problems.  He has extensive experience and training providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families.  Adam received 4 years of advanced gestalt therapy training from the Southwest Association of Gestalt and Expressive Studies program. Adam was a faculty member at Prescott College for 5 years and taught classes in the Human Development and Adventure Education. One of his loves and expertise is utilizing wilderness experiences as a therapeutic tool of change. Adam has worked in variety of settings including inpatient /outpatient treatment facilities. He currently is in private practice in Prescott Arizona.
  • Peter Pondolfino, PsyD

    Peter Pondolfino, PsyD

    Peter Pondolfino, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Rosa, California and specializes in working with couples, individual adults and groups. He received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 1989 and his M.S. in counseling from the State University of New York in 1980. Peter received training in Gestalt Therapy in the Intensive Post-Graduate Training Program in Gestalt Therapy at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and later served as an associate trainer at the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix. He has successfully applied Gestalt principles and methods throughout his career in a wide variety of settings, including physical medicine and rehabilitation hospitals, the Arizona Department of Corrections, and U.S. military installations.
  • Shawn Rodrigues, LPC

    Shawn Rodrigues, LPC

    Shawn Rodrigues is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor. She completed her training at the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix in November 2006. Concurrent with her training at the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix she also completed certification in the utilization of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning (EAP/EAL) with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) in the spring of 2006. Throughout the last decade Shawn has continued to hone her skills in both of these areas and to merge them in a symbiotic manner. Having its roots in Gestalt therapy, the EAGALA model of EAP/EAL organically fits together to provide an experiential adventure of growth, healing, and the reuniting of the fragmented self. The horses provide a bridge to self-awareness, mindfulness and healing that can augment, assist, and springboard traditional office sessions. There is no riding. No horse experience or knowledge is necessary.
  • Rose Casey, MC, LPC

    Rose Casey, MC, LPC

    Rose M. Casey, MC, LPC, completed a 2-year Gestalt Training in individual and group process in 1996, and a 1-year training in couples therapy in 1998. She has worked as a gestalt therapist in private practice for 20 years, and is now retired. She served on the faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix for 2005-2009, training first-year students in theory and process. Rose is currently interested in the developing field of neuroscience as it relates to the power of awareness. She has provided consulting services to leading corporate trainers regarding the behavior change process.
  • Pamela Kinder, LPC

    Pamela Kinder, LPC

    Pamela Kinder, LPC holds a deep respect for the Gestalt therapeutic process. Along with being a class of 1993 graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix, Pamela’s Gestalt education includes advanced trainings in the Gestalt Approach to Couples and Families, Gestalt Art Therapy with Children and Adolescents, and a variety of Gestalt workshops including those with Joseph Zinker, PhD, Robert Hall, MD, Erving Polster, PhD, Michael Clemmens, PhD and Violet Oaklander, PhD. Pamela served as a Faculty Member at the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix, enjoying her time as a trainer of Gestalt therapists. Of special interest for Pamela is the use of expressive arts in the therapeutic process. Pamela currently is a clinical manager and supervisor in community mental health.
  • You can ask for everything
  • Individuality is all
  • Exceptional experience is crucial
  • I find myself in my vulnerability
  • If you don’t do conflict you do alienation
  • It’s complex and trivial
  • It’s only intensity
  • Willing to have the wound of Love
  • Tap into the flow of your awareness

Phone

Phone
(928) 848-1111
Email
info@azgestaltinstitute.com

Street

Address
3259 N. Wisdom Way
Prescott, AZ 86305

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