Holly Essler, LCSW

CEO and Clinical Therapist

I am Holly Essler, Therapist and Owner of Empowering You Therapy LLC. I am a North Dakota native and moved to this beautiful state of Arizona in August of 2018. Although I do miss the Midwest at times (not the cold weather), I truly enjoy the warm weather and outdoors here in Arizona. 


In my free time I enjoy to spend time with my husband and our two fur babies. I enjoy hiking, traveling, golfing, reading, catching up with friends, talking for hours on the phone with my mom, yoga, occasional retail therapy, and writing. 


I love to laugh. I enjoy to use humor and think it is such an important part of our lives. 

Regardless of what brings you to seek therapy services I am here to help in your journey. I understand that therapy can be tough at times and making the initial appointment can be the hardest step. 


Empowering You Therapy provides a warm, non-bias, safe, and therapeutic environment. I want your experience to be as comfortable as possible and that’s why I provide a free 15-minute consultation to all clients.


Contact Holly at: 480-442-9080


See more of Holly's treatment specializations here.

Schedule an appointment with Holly here! 

Janelle Hettick, LMSW


Sharing our stories can be hard. I know that it takes a lot of strength and vulnerability to open up with a therapist. The decision to seek therapy is usually at a difficult time in one’s life. When you are having trouble seeing the light, i’ll sit with you in the dark. You do not need to go through this alone. Your story is a privilege to hear and I will listen with empathy and sincerity, and without judgement or bias.


I acknowledge that you are the expert of your own life. I will support and empower you on this journey. You have what it takes to become the best version of yourself. My approach is person-centered and strengths-based. I will meet you where you are at and work with you at your own pace. My goal is to make you as comfortable as possible during the therapeutic process.


I am a Masters level clinician with a graduate degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. I was born and raised in New Jersey. I made Arizona my home in 2014. When I am not working, I am spending time with my fiance and our two huskies. I enjoy watching movies, listening to music, reading, and camping. I truly believe my life's purpose is to help others and I feel proud and fulfilled knowing that I get to do this every day.

Contact Janelle at: (480) 331-3669 or

Schedule an appointment with Janelle here!

Lauren Stewart, LCSW

Clinical Therapist


My name is Lauren and I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. From a very young age, I knew that my passion and career would be in a helping profession. I earned my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois and continue to expand my knowledge and practice on a daily basis. I am passionate about helping others explore and address their daily stressors, traumas, fears, anxieties, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, and goals while assisting with navigating through their life journey.

I provide strength-based and client-centered therapy, utilizing various approaches that are evidence-based and proven to yield positive and successful results in clients’ lives. I am a dedicated learner, driven, energetic, non-judgmental, dependable, compassionate, open-minded, and optimistic. I am passionate about empowering individuals in realizing their full potential and ability to work through any challenges they may face. I am dedicated to assisting clients in increasing their ability to learn and implement necessary tools and skills to navigate through life in order to be truly happy and fulfilled. I look forward to being a helping partner in your life's journey!

Contact Lauren at: (707) 533-1545 or

Schedule an appointment with Lauren here!

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