The Embracing Change Team

Heather Huiting, LCSW
Therapist, Social Worker and Founder

Heather (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist. She earned her Master of Social Work degree in 2004 from ASU and has been helping clients make positive changes in their lives for over 15 years.

Heather is committed to helping clients learn how to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. Her work focuses on helping clients understand both how they got to where they are, and where they are going.

She believes in developing a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship which ensures clients reach their goals. She is passionate about helping clients set boundaries, improve communication skills and relationships, and better manage their mental health symptoms using an eclectic approach including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other modalities.

Heather is LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC allied.

Natalina Mariscal, LMSW
Therapist and Social Worker

Natalina (she/her) is a Licensed Master Social Worker and therapist. She earned her Master of Social Work degree in 2018 from ASU and has been serving the community for over 9 years and serves as a mentor to other social workers.

Natalina believes sometimes our usual ways of coping with stress and difficult situations stop working. This can leave us feeling ill-equipped to manage aspects of our lives. As a result, we may be feeling sad, worried, scared, angry, and/or overwhelmed. Natalina strives to help people better understand the nature of their problems and develop more effective ways to cope with them. She believes greater self-awareness, in combination with behavior changes, can lead to a richer and more satisfying life.

Natalina’s practice is one of flexibility and choice, where goals are made collaboratively and free of judgement. She believes in introducing you to the skills and strengths you already have within. She gives clients tips and tools to help them manage their difficult feelings throughout the week and to work on long term rewiring of their brain to help get them long term.

Through collaborative work, there is hope for changing behaviors, beliefs, and conflicts that are impeding you from having the better life that you deserve!

Kendra Richardson, LMSW
Therapist and Social Worker

Kendra (she/her) is a Licensed Master Social Worker and therapist. She earned her Master of Social Work degree in 2022 from Walden University and has been serving diverse populations for over 14 years.

Kendra believes as human beings we inherently experience life stressors, sometimes severe ones, that can begin to unravel our lives. This can present through anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship breakdown, and addiction. Kendra is passionate and committed to helping individuals arrive at a place of healing and wholeness. She believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires empathy and compassion without judgment.

Kendra believes that no single approach is effective for all individuals, therefore she works together with you to create a plan to reach goals that are tailored to you and your beliefs. She strives to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can openly address their mental health needs.
Kendra is an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling. She encourages you to take the next step in your healing by reaching out to her for a brief consultation.

Kristen Crum, LMSW
Therapist and Social Worker

Kristen (she/her) is a Licensed Master Social Worker and therapist. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from University of Pittsburgh and has spent 20 years helping people grow, find strength and reach their goals. 

Kristen believes that if we shift our perspective, even just a little, we can begin to heal from our troubles and choose our course. With someone to help you find your unique path, overcome setbacks, and share your voice, you can discover peace despite the challenges that life throws at us. Kristen has a strength-based therapy style that emphasizes compassion and empathy. Using strategies including mindfulness techniques, solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing, she can help you find new ways to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, conflict, grief/loss and other challenging life issues. Kristen is committed to helping you gain self-confidence and discover new ways to manage things in life that get us stuck and hold us back.