Child Crisis Arizona runs a licensed children’s counseling center. Counselors work with children who have experienced a variety of challenges, including trauma and attachment.

Therapy helps a child develop new skills and coping strategies to help them be successful in their day-to-day activities. Therapy also gives families support in providing children with a safe, loving and structured environment. Our clinicians use therapeutic techniques appropriate to the child’s developmental stage.

Child Crisis Arizona provides and refers various resources to families in need.

Counseling Program

Child Crisis Arizona has contracts to provide children’s counseling by two highly skilled licensed therapists.

VP of Programs, Courtney Kleinebreil, who has 20 years professional experience and is a licensed therapist, oversees this program.

Our clinical staff have trainings and certifications in the following:

  • Birth to 5 certification
  • Trauma-focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) training
  • General CBT training
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) certification
  • Youth Trauma Professional certification
  • Clinical Trauma Professional certification
  • Forensic Interviewing training
  • Sand Tray certification
  • Play therapy experience
  • Art therapy experience
  • Substance Abuse therapy certification
  • Relatives as Parents (RAP) Groups: Monthly support group for families who are experiencing similar foster/kinship family situations to network, receive resources and support one another.


Counseling offered on-site, Monday through Thursday,  8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. at 170 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ, 85213.

Funding Sources

Current Contracts: Care 1st, Mercy Care, Magellan Complete Care, CMDP

In Process Contract Applications: United Health Care Community Plan

Future Applications: Steward Health Choice Arizona, Arizona Complete Health, Banner-University Family Care


The counseling/behavioral health program has been able to maintain existing funding and services since rebuilding and restructuring in early 2016. It is imperative to grow this program in order to stay competitive and relevant in the behavioral health field.

Behavioral Health affects all of our lives and is an important piece of a child welfare/human service agency.  We recently joined the AZ Council and they have a great networking opportunity for us to learn more and grow our Behavioral Health Services to the children and families we serve.

We are currently exploring opportunities to diversify funding sources, expand services offered. (i.e. after school behavioral health care, groups for our shelter children, services to our foster children, plus an additional and more central location in Phoenix).


Counseling services are available through referral only.

For information about the referral process, please call (480) 834-9424.


Relative/Kinship Support Group

Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Helen’s Hope Chest on 126 E University, Mesa, AZ 85201. No registration required, for questions please contact Amy Holstein at  (480) 834-9424 or Drop-ins welcome.

Guardianship Clinics (Title 14 Guardianship Form Assistance)

Free clinics for Kinship Caregivers raising minor children. All clinics are held at 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Clinics are available in English and Spanish. Register here.

Find our full list of class offerings here.