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The Wellness Tree Team



Denise Stewart

CEO, Founder

I have loved being part of the Arizona community for the past 30+ years. During this time I endured the frustrating struggle with inadequate and inconsistent behavioral care provided in our state. So, now after more than a decade of working in the mental health industry in multiple different faucets and  having the support and respect of my family and colleagues, I have opened The Wellness Tree where we offer integrated care to each and every patient on a consistent basis. It is my personal goal to facilitate a positive and caring environment to our community for all your mental healthcare needs. 


April Bratset




Office Manager

Jessica Silva

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Alyssa Novick



Samantha Manchik

LCSW / Clinical Director 

Samantha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is experienced in working with Adolescents, Families, Adults and Couples. She has worked in both medical and behavioral health settings treating Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress, Substance Abuse and Mood Disorders. She practices utilizing EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness to enhance quality of life and the ability to be well. She implements integrated health modalities to focus on the balance of mind, body and spirit.


Samantha received her master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2013 and has become a skilled practitioner working within the diverse communities of Arizona.  Samantha offers a unique perspective and a strength-based approach to compliment the therapeutic practice. 


Samantha will bring a supportive ear and open heart to your sessions while providing you with education, skills and empowerment in pursuing your goals. She is honored to meet you and hear your story.


Stephanie Bilandzija


Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with individuals, children, adolescents, families, and couples. She has worked with clients experiencing anxiety, ADHD, depression, and marriage/relationship concerns.


Stephanie is an evidence-based practitioner experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness. Stephanie is passionate about helping individuals learn and grow as well as helping couples build strong relationships. 

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Jennifer Menichello



Erin Cartright


Erin is a Licensed Master Social Worker who received her bachelor and master's degrees from Florida State University.  She has 20 years of experience working in numerous settings that have led to her experience in working with children, adults, couples and families.  Additionally, this has afforded Erin the exposure needed to work with varying degrees of client needs.

Erin believes that growth and healing can happen when given a safe environment of compassion and support.  She will guide and encourage movement towards goals and overcoming obstacles. As a therapist, Erin values honesty, respect and humor.  Erin often uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while drawing from a variety of methods to creatively meet each individual needs.


Erin is originally from California and Florida and has made Arizona her home since 2005.  She has many hobbies that include watching sports, being creative, spending time with family, and growing professionally. 

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Philip Church



Philip is a licensed master’s social worker who has been practicing specifically as a therapist for the last 4 years with adults and children. He specializes in working with individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief as well as coping with physical health problems.

Philip believes that everyone has the potential to heal and grow, and he uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to help his clients reach their goals. He is passionate about helping people live happier and more fulfilling lives.

In addition to his clinical work, Philip was a Psychology major in college and appreciates the intricacies of the human condition with an emphasis on the mind, body, spirit, emotional interrelatedness.    He is committed to providing his clients with the highest quality of care, and he is always learning new ways to help them reach their goals.

If you are looking for a therapist who is compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced, then Philip is an excellent choice. Contact the Wellness Tree today to schedule a consultation.


Conor Sullivan


Conor is a Licensed Master Social Worker who has experience working with adolescents, families, adults and couples. He has worked in behavioral health, hospital, home health care, and government and non-profit agency settings. He has worked with various vulnerable populations, including clients with mental health issues, addiction/substance abuse disorders, individuals with dementia, as well children diagnosed with autism. He has worked with individuals to help treat anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse and mood disorders.


He practices utilizing EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. He believes in the therapeutic relationship and strives to create a non-judgmental holistic atmosphere. He believes the energy we consume directly affects how we feel about ourselves. He understands the importance of a healthy diet, balanced homeostasis, and a driven purposeful life.


Conor has a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland. He enjoys yoga and is an avid hiker. In his free time, you may see him hiking up Camelback, Piestewa Peak or heading to the Grand Canyon for a weekend getaway.


Samuel Jean-Baptiste


Samuel Jean-Baptiste is a Licensed Master Social Worker from Adelphi University in Long Island, New York, who specializes in working with individuals, adolescents, families and couples. He has worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and marital/relationship issues. Samuel is an evidence based practitioner experienced in Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, CBT. Samuel is a compassionate, caring therapist who is passionate about learning about his clients in anyway possible to build better therapeutic relationships with them.


Beverly Buck


Beverly is a Licensed Master Social Worker who enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults.  Beverly strives to meet her clients where they are at in their personal journey, foster an emotionally safe therapeutic environment and assist them in achieving the goals that they set for themselves.  Beverly is dedicated to helping her clients make lasting change and learning how to live the lives they envision.


Beverly has over 20 years of diverse experience in the field and has provided intensive home-based family preservation services, substance abuse recovery support, and mental health crisis stabilization.  Beverly also works for a local school district and has extensive experience in school related issues, building coping skills, increasing self-regulation, and positive behavior modification.  Beverly incorporates the use of evidenced based approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), strength-based Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.  

Beverly earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Purdue University and her graduate degree in Social Work at Arizona State University.  Beverly moved from Indiana to Arizona in 1995 to be closer to family.  In her free time Beverly enjoys reading, kayaking, playing with her pets and spending quality time with her family.

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Monique Hall


I am a Licensed Master's Level Social worker. I am originally from Arizona and have lived here my entire life. I have worked in most areas of social work including child welfare, Veteran's Administration, private practice and secondary school level. I have experience working with adolescents and young adults. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and Motivational interviewing to address areas of concern such as anxiety, depression,  and many other disorders. In my free time,  I thoroughly enjoy movies and reading books that have absolutely no academic purpose. 

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Amberle Carroll


I am a Licensed Associate Counselor who graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2023. I am originally from Texas, but I lived in Arizona for about 2 years before moving back to Texas where I still enjoy working with Arizona residents towards positive mental health via telehealth sessions. I have been working in the mental health field for 3 years primarily in outpatient therapeutic services dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I enjoy working with all ages and gender identities but primarily enjoy working with adolescents and young adults. The interventions that I primarily use are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy to work with my clients on gaining a better insight into their mental diagnoses with a couple of movie and tv show references thrown in there to increase comfort, peace, and safety within the counseling sessions. On my off time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, Asher, and crocheting while I watch movies, TV shows, and sports as well as spend time with my family. I hope to bring a sense of friendliness and comfort to the sessions and enjoy working with clients on feeling that sense of peace in all environments and situations in their lives.


Adriane Miles


Adriane is a Licensed Associate Counselor who enjoys working with adolescents and adults, especially in matters of Trauma and PTSD. She is EMDR-trained and a Certified Trauma Professional. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2002 and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in 2011. Adriane meets clients where they are in their journey and utilizes CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy and Play Therapy to name a few. Born and raised in California, Adriane is drawn to the ocean when on vacation and in her free time she enjoys reading romance novels, watching her favorite show The Golden Girls and spending time with her husband and daughter. 


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Tracy Schelle 



Tracy Schelle received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2001. As a registered nurse, she worked in the hospital on a medical/surgical floor and then worked on inpatient psychiatric units at the Medical University of South Carolina, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Banner Good Samaritan. Tracy received her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Arizona State University. She has worked in the outpatient setting as a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) since 2010. She sees adults ages 18 years and older. She has worked with patients to help treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and PTSD. Tracy believes in a collaborative approach where you have a voice in your treatment.


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Monique Manderson 


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Erin Ryan


In Office/Tele-provider 

Erin Ryan is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse.
Erin obtained a Master of Science in Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health from Gonzaga University, in Spokane, WA, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.  Prior, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Washington State University in Spokane, WA, Dean’s List. 
Erin has professional affiliations with the Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is ANCC certified. 
Her career started as a registered nurse working in cardiology and subsequently transitioning to working with the young adult population struggling with substance use disorder. During this time Erin’s passion to further her education as a mental health provider was ignited by the increasing need for access to quality mental health care. Erin strives to provide care with a holistic approach in a non-judgmental environment. Erin is qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe across the lifespan.

Erin enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, traveling and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs. 

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