Mental Health Specialists
Collaborative Law collaborative divorce coaches, who serve in either the role of a child specialist or a client coach, are committed to the principles of Collaborative Law. These professionals may serve in either one of two roles in the process. The child specialist aids the parties in understanding the needs of the children and how to best parent them during and after the divorce. The party coach aids and supports a party in moving through the emotional difficulties divorce can bring and assist in maintaining focus and effective communication. The collaborative divorce coaches listed below are members of the Collaborative Law Group of Southern Arizona.

Richard Hinton

Rick Hinton is a clinical psychologist who has practiced in Tucson for 25 years. He earned is Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona and completed a clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship (child) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Rick was for 20 years on the faculty of the University of Arizona, Department of Psychiatry. He has consulted for the Arizona Department of Economic Security (CPS) and receives regular Court referrals. As a member of the Collaborative Law Group, Rick serves as both an adult coach and as a child specialist. He is committed to the collaborative process as a superior method for assisting families through the difficult transitions of divorce.

Richard M. Hinton, Ph.D.
1980 East Fort Lowell Road, Suite 150, Tucson, AZ 85719
Email: rhinton@phd-md.com

Kenny Miller

Kenneth E. Miller, ACSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker in full time private practice in Tucson, AZ. He is an associate with Esperero Family Center, a group practice whose members specialize in the treatment of early loss, neglect and abuse in both children and adults. Kenny has over 20 years experience in Tucson providing therapeutic services to the families of this community. He has been an international speaker, trainer and consultant with Medical Educational Services of Waukasha, WI and in addition provides expert testimony for various issues in both Juvenile and Superior Courts. After witnessing the distress of countless families he has helped through divorce, he is overjoyed to have found the Collaborative Process, and to see the difference it makes for families.

Kenneth E. Miller, ACSW, LCSW
Esperero Family Center
3333 North Campbell Ave, Suite 8, Tucson, AZ 85719
Telephone: (520) 326-8424
Email: esperero@aol.com

Priscilla Misner

Priscilla Misner, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in Tucson for over 25 years. After earning a Psychology degree from Stanford University and a Master's in Social Work from the University of California at Berkeley she returned home to Tucson to begin her work with children and families. She is one of the founders and clinicians at Esperero Family Center here in Tucson, and is recognized as an expert in the field of Attachment and Bonding. Priscilla specializes in healing family and parent/child relationships, and other stressful life events that affect the family. This specialty has led her to participate in the field of Collaborative Divorce, which is consistent with her focus on what is best for the child and family.

Priscilla Misner, LCSW
Esperero Family Center
3333 North Campbell Ave, Suite 8, Tucson, AZ 85719
Telephone: (520) 326-8424
Email: esperero@aol.com

Dr. Patricia Volkerts

I earned a Master's of Science and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with commendation for outstanding scholarship. I am a licensed Psychologist in Arizona and California, and a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor with over 20 years of experience. After some time as a clinician and an administrator of psychological services, I realized I much preferred to focus on clinical practice, and thus I entered private practice. In my private practice as a psychologist I have developed a specialty in working with individuals who are separated and deciding whether to divorce, in the process of divorce, or are trying to recover from a divorce. Seeing this emotional devastation of adversarial divorces led me to an interest in helping individuals to find a positive and dignified way to dissolve their marriage. The collaborative divorce does just that.

3444 North Country Club Road, Suite 202, Tucson, AZ 85716
Telephone: (520) 325-2723
Email: phdpsych1@qwest.net

Beth Winters

Beth is a licensed professional counselor who has been providing therapy in Tucson since 1986. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1984 from Northern Arizona University, her Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Arizona in 1984, and earned 40 units in a Ph.d program in School Psychology from U of A. She specialized in treating children, families and individuals who have experienced trauma. For the last 10 years she expanded her practice to include working with families experiencing separation and custody issues. She has also sub-contracted to a K-6th grade school providing counseling for the last eight years. She has seen the devastation that a highly contested divorce can create for all member of the family and is committed to providing a more positive, proactive approach that the Collaborative Law Group Provides.

3333 North Campbell Ave, Suite 8, Tucson, AZ 85719
Telephone: (520) 326-8424
Email: esperero@aol.com


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