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Helping Our Communities Change Their State of Mind and Their Lives, For the Better
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NACA Behavioral Health Services places a priority on improving mental health for all people in the community of Flagstaff utilizing a wide variety of counseling techniques that honor our unique population, their customs, culture and beliefs (including Traditional & Western orientations).
Our philosophy is that balance and harmony are central to the goals of wellness and healing. We believe that at any point in our lives, we have the ability to change/transform our lives for the better. With this in mind, we encourage progress by building on the strengths of our clients, their families and communities.
Meet Our Providers
Director of Behavioral Health
The Behavioral Health Director (BHD) oversees and is responsible for the provision of Behavioral Health (BH) services at NACA that are in accordance with Arizona licensure requirements, nationally recognized standards of care, and various grant funding agencies. The BH Department provides substance abuse programming, suicide prevention education, behavioral/mental health counseling services, and the Pathways youth program. The BHD clinically supervises the BH staff for both clinical stewardship and meeting licensure standards.
Curtis Randolph, PhD, LPC, received his bachelor of science from Juniata College, his master of education, master of arts and his doctorate of philosophy from Northern Arizona University. Curtis is also a licensed professional counselor.
Curtis’ has vast experience as a Behavioral Health Director, Child and Family Therapist, Mental Health Consultant, School Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and Group Counselor for DUI offenders. Has also been a Youth Advocate, since 1995.
Curtis was born in Ganado, Arizona and spent most of his youth in Keams Canyon, Arizona where he developed a passion for serving Native peoples. Curtis loves traveling with his family and fly fishing.
Aaron Rasband, MA, LPC, received his master of arts from Northern Arizona University and brings with him broad experience in the field of behavioral health. His areas of focus are: working with patients experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD as well as working with couples through relationship counseling, working with veterans, adolescents and in group therapy settings. He also finds joy in working with individuals facing existential issues such as purpose and identity.
Aaron believes in the power of therapy and wholeheartedly loves his work. He deeply values the voice of the patient in finding their own destiny through the process of treatment. He has worked and lived in Native communities and speaks some Navajo.
Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and children, especially in the outdoors. Aaron loves mountain biking as well as writing and performing music as guitarist and singer for his alternative rock band.
Verda Denetsosie, BA, LISAC, received her bachelor of arts in psychology from Northern Arizona University and is also a licensed independent substance abuse counselor in the state of Arizona. Verda has been serving the communities of Northern Arizona since 1992 and specializes in conducting assessments for court ordered referrals, facilitating group therapy, Motor Vehicle Division license reinstatements and facilitating DUI education courses.
Verda has personal experience witnessing how recovery works and believes she can reach the Native peoples of Northern Arizona with a message of the hope they can have through the process of recovery.
Verda loves to read mystery novels and watch movies and calls it “candy for the mind.” She is learning traditional weaving and also enjoys walking and spending time with friends and family.
Cori Perkins, EdD, Licensed Psychologist, grew up in California and moved to the mountains of Arizona to go to Northern Arizona University. Cori has spent most of her career working with children, adolescents, and their families, helping them to deal with issues including anxiety, depression, Learning and Developmental Disabilities, and ADHD. Cori taught the sciences and mathematics at Coconino High School for six years, where she realized that many of the young people, she taught were struggling with issues that were impacting their lives and their ability to learn. She decided to pursue a career in the mental health field and received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from NAU. She spent 15 years working with Hopi youth in the First Mesa area and has also worked at several schools in Winslow and Flagstaff.
Cori also holds an Arizona School Psychologist’s Certification and has expertise in working with children and adolescents with various disabilities including Autism, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Intellectual Disabilities. Understanding how these issues manifest at school, she enjoys advocating for them in the school setting. Cori has a strong belief that physical health is essential for mental health and believes that NACA’s emphasis on overall wellness is a good fit for her. Cori is a dog lover and general outdoor enthusiast, and her favorite thing to do is to ride bikes in the mountains with her family.
Clarissa Gibson, MS, LAC, received her bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Idaho and master of science in counseling from the University of Wyoming. Her areas of focus include conducting domestic violence and substance use assessments, facilitating domestic violence intervention program groups, and working with adults and adolescents who are impacted by depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. Clarissa is also passionate about working with children through the use of play therapy and hopes to become a Registered Play Therapist.
Clarissa believes it is a privilege to sit with and hear another person’s story. When provided a nurturing and supportive environment, she trusts that everyone has it within themselves to make the changes they hope to see.
Clarissa enjoys going to the gym, hiking, and spending time with her family and cat.
We offer strengths-based outpatient services for youth and adults in individual, family, couple, and group settings. Counseling is offered for marital problems, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), depression, grief, trauma, self-esteem, coping skills, spiritual distress, and managing one’s lifestyle, and other issues. We also offer Prevention Programs including Suicide Prevention and Pathways after school program for youth.
Substance Abuse Program
Our programs fulfill court requirements for DUI education/treatment and MVD license reinstatement. Assessment tools include the SASSI (Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory), CAGE (Cut-back, Anger/Annoyed, Guilt, Eye-opening, and MAST (Michigan Alcohol Screening Test). Continuing care services to individuals and families with substance use problems. Individual and group counseling:
NACA’s Behavioral Services provides the following types of behavioral health care in our facilities:
We welcome adults 18 years of age and over to our Talking Circle sessions at our Cedar Safeway Plaza Family and Behavioral Health Center. NACA Inc. Behavioral Health Services do not charge a fee for this service but we do ask that interested participants attend a brief screening session prior to attending their first Talking Circle. To schedule your screening session call the Family Health Center at (928) 773-1245.
NACA Inc. Behavioral Health Services accepts Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) plans, contracted Employee Assistance Program beneficiaries, and provides some benefits for Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) holders. Additionally, we provide services for visitors who plan to self-pay and do apply a sliding fee scale to those who qualify.
Call or visit us today!
2717 N Steves Blvd., Suite 11
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
M-F | 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm
1500 E Cedar Ave., Suite 26
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
M-F | 9am-6pm
1500 E Cedar Ave., Suite 52
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 773.1245 ext. 221
M-Th | 8am-8pm
F | 8am-6pm
Acute and Chronic Illness Care
Chronic Disease Screening
Well Woman Exams
Well Child Exams
HIV & STD Screening
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counseling
Tobacco Use Prevention
Domestic Violence Sessions
Drug & Alcohol Education
Pathways Youth Program
Reach UR Life
Arizona Students Aiming for Prevention
Oak Creek Overlook Artisan Market
Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment
Group Fitness Classes
Spring Into Summer Hiking Series
Fall Into Fitness
Sacred Mountain Prayer Run
Personalized Nutrition Services