Counseling Services

Front office hours: Monday-Friday 

              9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Therapist's hours by appointment only

Call 520-791-9974 for appointments

Renewal Centers, Inc. is a non-profit, faith-based, counseling center that has served Southern Arizona for more than thirty years.  Renewal Centers’ Vision is to offer hope and healing to all people.  To achieve that Vision, Renewal Centers’ staffs highly trained and licensed therapists to help individuals, couples, and families achieve healing through counseling.

Rhonda Porro, MC, LMFT

Email:  rporro@renewalcenters.net

Rhonda splits her time between the role of President/CEO of Renewal Centers, Inc. and counseling clients.  With a history of 20+ years in various business and marketing arenas, Rhonda brings a unique perspective to individuals and couples struggling with the pressures of today’s world.  As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she specializes in working with adolescent females, couples, families and adults affected by relationship issues, life transitions, marital difficulties, parenting challenges, anxiety, depression and personal growth issues.  Always keeping the client’s needs in mind, Rhonda utilizes a variety of treatment approaches including but not limited to Systems, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral), EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy), Gottman Method, Narrative and Solution Focused.  Rhonda feels blessed to walk with her clients through the difficult and vulnerable times of their lives.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of Oklahoma
  • Master’s Degree, University of Phoenix
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist:  AZ LMFT 15151
  • Northwest Office 2 days/week, Eastside Office 1 day/week
  • Adults 18+, Couples, Families, Young Women 14+
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthNet, United Healthcare, Tricare and Self pay on sliding scale

Holly Brown-Sisson, MA, LPC

Email:  hbrownsisson@renewalcenters.net

Holly has served Tucson’s social service community for over ten years working first at Lutheran Social Services and then back with Renewal Centers, Inc. where she did her initial internship.  Her clinical areas of expertise include geriatric therapy, mood/personality disorders, post traumatic stress disorder and premarital/marital counseling.  Her training has focused in Christ-centered organizations, allowing her to address her client’s concerns in a holistic manner versus a true medical model.  She is passionate about helping others find healing due to her own personal knowledge of how depression can affect a family.  She believes that laughter is one of the best medicines.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of Arizona
  • Master’s Degree, Chapman University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor: AZ LPC 13016
  • Northwest Office 3 days/week, Green Valley 2 days/week
  • Females 14+, Adults and Couples
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, HealthNet, Tricare, United Healthcare, Self pay on sliding scale

Dana Denney, MA, LPC

Email: ddenney@renewalcenters.net


Dana has nearly ten year’s experience with an extensive background of working with addicts and their families. She has worked with court mandated individuals and their families as well as those in residential facilities.  Her behavioral health specialties include, but are not limited to; addictions and recovery, grief and loss, co-dependency issues, eating disorders, parenting challenges and stress management.   Dana is a former competitive athlete and believes in the practice of healthy lifestyle choices and cares deeply about the mind, body and soul of each client.

  • Master's Degree, Prescott College
  • Licensed Professional Counselor: AZ LPC 13299
  • Northwest Office 4 days/week, Eastside 1 day/week
  • Individuals 16+ only
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, HealthNet, Tricare, United Healthcare, Self pay on sliding scale

Shari Kirschner, MSW, LCSW

Email: skirschner@renewalcenters.net


Shari has worked in the Social Service field for over seventeen years and has worked as the clinical supervisor of a non-profit agency that served families. She has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced abuse and trauma.  In addition, she has extensive experience in working with depression, anxiety, parenting, foster care, adoption, attachment disorders; offering a Bible-based Christian focus to counseling for those who desire. Shari works collaboratively with each client to explore the goals they desire to achieve from counseling and believes in the uniqueness of each individual, tailoring therapy to meet their particular needs. Some of the therapy models she uses include: Mending the Soul, EMDR, sandtray, play therapy, CBT, and traditional talk therapy. Shari believes that regardless of the situation hope and healing is possible.

  • Bachelor's Degree, University of Arizona
  • Master's Degree, Arizona State University
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker: AZ LCSW 12847
  • Northwest Office M-F
  • Youth 7-12, Adults 18+
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthNet, Medicare, Tricare, United Healthcare, Self pay on sliding scale

Dr. Chet Weld, Ed.D, LPC

Email: cweld@renewalcenters.net

Dr. Chet Weld has been a marriage and individual counselor for over 30 years. Chet’s work with couples includes affair situations, communications training, family problems, premarital counseling, and a variety of couple’s issues. He also counsels individuals who suffer from such disorders as anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, bipolar, and grief. Chet has been trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and several other counseling approaches and earned a three year Bible Diploma. Chet integrates biblical principles and scriptures for those who desire a faith-based approach. For more information, see drchetweld.com and “Psychology and Christ” at facebook.com/drchetweld.

  • Master’s Degree, University of Arizona
  • Ed. D, Argosy University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor: AZ LPC 1574
  • Northwest Office M-F
  • Individuals 12+, Couples and Families
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthNet, Tricare, United Healthcare, Self pay on sliding scale

Noelle Campbell, LCSW

Email:  ncampbell@renewalcenters.net

Noelle has been serving children and families in Tucson’s social service community for over fifteen years. Though she has  received a degree from both state schools she still considers herself a “Wildcat” at heart!  She specializes in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, grief and loss, adoption and attachment issues.  Noelle enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.  Some of the therapy approaches she uses include:  CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), Solution Focused, Guided Imagery, Relaxation Skills training, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Mending the Soul (a modality that serves those who have been impacted by abuse and neglect) and expressive art.  Additionally, Noelle is currently training to use the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing model).  Noelle is passionate about offering clients a Christ-based perspective and walking with them on their own spiritual journeys, while growing and strengthening her own walk with Christ.  Additionally, she believes in the healing power of nature and the therapeutic benefit of being outdoors.  Noelle strives to include this in the healing process with her clients.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of Arizona
  • Master’s Degree, Arizona State University
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker: AZ LCSW 14102
  • Northwest Office 3 days/week, Green Valley Office 2 days/week
  • Children 7+, adolescents, adults, couples and families
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthNet, Medicare, United Healthcare, Self pay on sliding scale

Christina Hart, LCSW

Email: chart@renewalcenters.net


Christina previously worked as a private independent practitioner at Casa Grande Counseling where she became certified in Equine Therapy and worked with her clients at her ranch and at the office. Christina has studied emotional holding patterns in the body which helps clients with pain management. She specializes in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment issues, and PTSD using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, guided imagery, inner-child work and is fine-tuning her training in EMDR model. Her focus is an integrated model looking at the body, mind, and spirit and applying her nearly 30 years of experience, training, and education to help each person achieve their goals. She believes in laughter as a gift to help the emotional healing process.

  • Master’s Degree, Colorado State University
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker:  AZ LCSW 12333
  • Eastside office Two days/week , NW office 1 day/week
  • Individuals 14+ only
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthNet, Medicare, Tricare, United Healthcare, Self pay on sliding scale

Silvia Garcia, MC, LPC

Email:  sgarcia@renewalcenters.net


Silvia has nearly ten year’s experience working in both inpatient mental health as well as outpatient settings in Tucson, Oracle and Cochise County communities. Silvia has provided mental health services for people with serious mental illness, victims of domestic violence and adults with a history of sexual abuse. She is knowledgeable and skilled in addressing many areas of concern including academic problems due to emotional stressors, anxiety, depression, faith/spirituality issues, financial stressors, and issues of divorce. Her eclectic orientation favors cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, psychodynamic therapy, EMDR and solution focused therapy.  Silvia believes all clients should be in a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment to work towards their goal of health and healing.

  • Master’s Degree, University of Phoenix
  • Licensed Professional Counselor:  AZ  LPC 12738
  • Northwest Office on Saturdays only
  • Individuals 10+, Couples and Families
  • Bilingual
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, HealthNet, Tricare, United Healthcare, Self pay on sliding scale

Matt Merrick, MA, LPC

mmerrick@renewalcenters.net


A native New Zealander, Matt brings his many gifts to Renewal Centers.  He has experience in a private setting as well as after having worked in a behavioral health hospital setting. He has provided outstanding therapy in the mental health field since 2009.  In addition to counseling, Matt is also an ordained minister, serving the San Manuel area since 1998.  Matt feels privileged to help people overcome their spiritual, emotional and relational problems.  Matt specializes in working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, communication skills, conflict resolution/anger management, domestic violence, effective parenting, and mastering life skills. For those interested in biblically-based Christian counseling, Matt is pleased to provide it (by request).  He employs evidence-based approaches to therapy, including CBT(cognitive behavioral) and Motivational Interviewing to provide favorable treatment outcomes.  Most importantly, Matt partners with his clients to create confident, joyful, spiritually-fulfilled lives.

  • Master’s Degree, Walden University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor:  AZ  LPC 15691
  • Eastside on Saturdays only
  • Individuals 10+, Couples and Families
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthNet, United Healthcare, Self pay on sliding scale

Lisa Chiariello, MA, MS, LAMFT
Email: lchiariello@renewalcenters.net

Lisa holds two Master’s Degrees, one in Marriage and Family Therapy and one in Educational Psychology from the College of St. Rose in NY. She is currently a PhD. Student in Psychology at NorthCentral University. Lisa’s earlier career began as a K-12 teacher in NY. Lisa has worked and volunteered as an EMT for various ambulance companies as well as a rescue squad in NY. She has a passion for working with adolescents, couples, individuals and families, including blended families, as well as clients who are on the autism spectrum. She also holds a BA in Spanish Education and works well with bilingual and Spanish speaking only clients. To ensure her Spanish is up to date, Lisa has traveled to Spain, Ecuador and has completed mission work in Puerto Rico.  She is eager to utilize her life experiences and education.

  • Master’s Degree, NorthCentral University
  • Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist: AZ  LAMFT10494
  • Green Valley Office 1 day/week
  • Adolescents 13+, Individuals, Couples and Families
  • Self pay only on a sliding scale

Jan Anderson, MS, LAC

Email: janderson@renewalcenters.net


Jan is passionate about working with those suffering from trauma and abuse.  Prior to earning her Master’s degree, Jan worked in college student ministry and lived for 6 years in the Middle East.  Jan’s internship experiences included working at Scottsdale Bible Church Counseling Center and at the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA).  Her training to date has cultivated a desire to work with those whose lives have been impacted by trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, loss and neglect. She is  trained in EMDR and utilizes Mending the Soul (TM) in her practice when helpful.

  • Master’s Degree, Ottawa University
  • Graduate diploma, Phoenix Seminary (Christian Counseling)
  • Licensed Associate Counselor:  AZ  LAC 15332
  • Northwest Office 2 days/week
  • Adolescent females and Adults 18+
  • Self pay only on a sliding scale

Shawna Kroh, MS, LAC(t)
Email:  skroh@renewalcenters.net

Shawna brings to Renewal clients a history of working with various populations in the community, understanding their needs and ensuring their success.  She is a compassionate, patient and caring individual that will insure your best interests are met.  Shawna is trained in various modalities and chooses the one best able to meet a client’s needs.  In addition to working with Renewal she is gaining experience in an inpatient setting during the week.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Business Management
  • Master’s Degree, Grand Canyon University
  • Licensed Associate Counselor: AZ LAC5729T
  • Northwest Office Saturday’s Only
  • Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
  • Self pay on a sliding scale

Angel Perez

Email:  aperez@renewalcenters.net

Angel comes to Renewal Centers to complete his internship through Liberty University all the way from Spain!  He has a pastoral background in addition to an impressive history in various business arenas, including government work prior to going back to school to complete his Master’s in Counseling.  He will be under the supervision of Clinical Director, Jill Cady, LPC; and Holly Brown-Sisson, LPC. Angel is ready to share his skill sets with individuals, couples, teens, and families on their journey to healing or improving life as they know it.  He brings to Renewal experience working with individuals struggling with addictions.

  • AS Nuclear Medicine, Hillsborough Community College
  • BA in Psychology, University of Southern Florida
  • Masters in progress from Liberty University
  • Children 7+, Individuals, Couples, Families
  • Northwest office 2 days/week (including Saturdays), Eastside 1 day/week
  • Bilingual
  • Intern rate of $30/session

Renewal Center therapists hours vary, including nights and weekends.  Call 520-791-9974 to schedule an appointment.  Gina or Michelle will be happy to assist you in determining the right therapist for your needs.