Chelsey Valeri, LCSW

Clinical Director & Co-Founder

Chelsey is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) who received her Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Case Western Reserve University in 2016. Chelsey is a trained EMDRIA therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She is also trained in advanced modalities of trauma therapy including Somatic Experiencing® and Structural Dissociation theory. Chelsey has extensive experience treating a multitude of mental health and complex trauma related disorders and has always had a passion for whole-person healing. After working in the field of mental health for over ten years, Chelsey saw a need for true trauma treatment with a variety of services for those that have been suffering from mental health related issues for years without any long-term reprieve.

Chelsey’s Trainings

  • EMDR Training
  • EMDR Sand Tray Specialist
  • Healing the Whole Self Part I & II with Sarah Jenkins
  • Additional training in Structural Dissociation Theory
  • Somatic Experiencing (Advanced I)

Kyle Valeri

Administrative Director & Co-Founder

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Chailey Cording

Director of Admissions and Outreach & Co-Founder

Chailey began working in the mental health field in 2012 after struggling with and overcoming her own traumas and substance use issues. She has worked in a variety of positions in the behavioral health world including direct client care, operation management, admissions, and clinical outreach. She has seen first-hand the toll that untreated trauma and mental health issues can take on a person’s well-being and overall feeling of purpose. As a result, she has found passion in helping others find self-love and healing, learn how to live purposeful lives, and pay it forward. She truly takes a whole-person approach which encompasses body, mind, and soul when speaking with those seeking help. She believes the increase in trauma, mental health issues, and drug and alcohol abuse is a direct result of cultural, biological, and environmental factors as well as a lack of awareness around trauma and its effects on a person’s well-being. After 10 years working in behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment, Chailey saw and recognized the dire need for a program where individuals can truly heal from their trauma. Chailey has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University. Outside of work, Chailey loves spending time with her husband, her toddler, and her rambunctious Siberian husky, Hank.

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Bobby Cording

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Bobby started working in the mental health field in 2012 after struggling and recovering from his own trauma and substance abuse challenges. He has worked in many facets of behavioral health including direct client care, operations, upper management, admissions, clinical outreach, and referral relations. Bobby has a true passion for helping others and meeting them where they are at on their journey. His innate empathy and compassion for all humans going through challenges allows him to connect to clients and their families in a truly meaningful and impactful way. Bobby ends every phone call with those struggling by saying “I am with you every step of the way. Call me any time, day or night.” And he means it. After 10 years of working in behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment, Bobby recognized the dire need for a program where individuals can truly heal from their trauma.

Bobby met his wife through his personal recovery in 2012 and was married in 2017. They welcomed their first child into the world, a baby girl, in 2021. They have a husky named Hank and are blessed with amazing family relationships and friendships that came as a direct result of self-discovery through healing and recovery.

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Taylor Posso, LISAC

Lead Clinician

Taylor specializes in the treatment of trauma, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. She has experience treating complex issues in the inpatient, residential, PHP & outpatient level of care. Taylor is trained as an EMDR therapist and utilizes this approach to treat a variety of mental health issues. She helps clients understand their past, their desired future, and explores what is/is not working in the present. Taylor is transparent, empathetic and encouraging in her style of therapy. Taylor received her Master’s degree in Addiction Counseling and post-graduate certificate in trauma therapy from Grand Canyon University. She is a Licensed Independent Substance Use Counselor (LISAC).

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Sarah Sheridan, LMSW


Sarah comes to Healing Foundations Center with over 10 years of experience. She has a plethora of knowledge in providing therapeutic support in several modalities including individual, couples, group and family therapy. She obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from ASU in psychology and Social Work and is highly trained in trauma-informed practices, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Polyvagal theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, EFT, person-centered therapy, and attachment theory. She continues to further her training in these and other areas to expand her toolbox and has come to Healing Foundations Center to deepen her knowledge of a more holistic approach to mind-body therapeutic support. It is incredibly important to Sarah to provide mental health support through a trauma-informed lens, knowing that emotional safety and connection are of the utmost importance. Sarah’s goal is to empower her clients by encouraging them to give themselves full permission and advocate for their own needs to be met. When a client experiences a sense of agency in their life, it can have a regulating effect on their nervous system, which allows for healing to take place. The therapeutic practices that Sarah uses at HFC include a short-term approach that expedites a clients process and addresses deep-seated traumas to eradicate unhelpful behavior patterns. When working with clients, she believes in creating a therapeutic container that draws out the clients’ innate intelligence and a sense of safety that fosters emotional regulation, adaptive neural networks and healing.

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John Garay, LAC


John is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) who earned his Master of Science in Counseling at the University Phoenix in 2022. John also earned a Master of Science in Psychology at Grand Canyon University in 2019. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. He uses a trauma-informed approach that integrates polyvagal theory, structural dissociation theory, and EMDR. John helps people to understand the root cause of their problems & how to use their strengths to create a path toward healing & personal fulfillment. Most importantly, he tailors his approach to meet the needs of each individual client.

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Emily Hansen, LAMFT


Hi, I’m Emily, a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy encourages curiosity, mindfulness, and compassion towards symptoms and lived experiences. I have a background in working with a variety of populations, including co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. I believe in holistic care and will incorporate both top down and bottom up approaches in treatment. I have training and experience in CBT, DBT, ACT, and TIST (Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment). My hope is to work with you to achieve your treatment goals in pursuit of a rich, full, meaningful life.

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All therapists are master’s level with a background and passion for trauma and mental health disorders. We take a multi-modal approach to therapy and help our clients discover the origin of their challenges and work toward healing self-destructive patterns while moving into emotional well-being. Continuing education and extensive training is provided to our therapists to ensure the most current and effective modalities are used.