Our Promise

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Our promise to our clients is that your mental health will always be our priority. We will embark on your journey to wellness with you and match you every step of the way. We offer a collaborative approach to treatment, in which we work as a team to create and implement a plan leading to your success. Our commitment to you is an integrative and holistic approach to your care led by genuine and compassionate team members. If we are unable to provide you with the services you need, we will work diligently to provide appropriate referrals. At Embark Counseling, helping you heal will always be our guiding light.

Our Focus

Embark Counseling offers meaningful, evidence-based therapy and treatment that helps the Client's recovery. Our methods help strengthen the Client's spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally to help restore their lives and heal.

At Embark Counseling we help Clients find peace, providing guidance for those dealing with trauma and various mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, as well as addressing major traumas and complex life events. We ensure that Clients have access to a comprehensive range of services including individualized treatment plans and tailoring care to each person's unique needs. Working closely with Clients on their path to healing reaffirms our dedication to their well-being. Clients can expect not only professional expertise but also a compassionate and understanding approach to their mental health journey offering hope, guidance, and support in your pursuit of a better quality of life.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment for our patients and staff while teaching honesty, integrity, and rehabilitation through compassion, devotion, and excellence.

Our Vision 

Embark Counseling is a Scottsdale-based counseling facility committed to assisting and directing individuals by fostering a secure, welcoming, and genuine atmosphere. We understand how important it is to ask for help, cultivate hope, and promote healing. Even under the direst circumstances, we at Embark Counseling are steadfast in our commitment to helping people overcome their obstacles and providing a secure environment for processing and motivation. We are here to support you while you Embark on the path to wellness.

We strive to enhance the lives of individuals, their children, and families by offering top-notch, licensed mental health services in a secure, supportive setting.

We encourage people to make wise decisions that will enable them to become contributing members of society by empowering and enhancing the lives of the people and families we serve.

The purpose of Embark Counseling is to support people in overcoming hardship and preserving their highest level of mental health. To accomplish our main objective, which is to make people's lives better, we provide the best possible counseling services.

Our Goals 

Continuous improvement of our average length of stay, average number of days sober and overall recovery rates for the patients we serve. 

Create a Best-in-Class Healthcare business that operates with integrity, has success in the treatment of our patients, allows our staff to grow and realize their own goals, and operates profitably. 

Participate in creating Ethical Operating Principals and Clinical Standards for the industry to improve the quality of care provided by the industry.

Our Facility

Our Team

Julie Nave, MA, LPC

Julie Nave, MA, LPC

Clinical Director

Since 2015, Julie Nave, LPC has been dedicated to the field of behavioral health, serving as the Clinical Director and General Manager for Embark Recovery. Concurrently, she held the role of clinical director at Buena Vista Recovery, overseeing the organization's clinical programming and staff. Before finding her home at Embark, Julie served as the clinical director for a prominent community mental health organization.

A licensed professional counselor since 2004 and independently licensed by the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health, Julie also holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

With over 25 years of experience, Julie is a seasoned expert in the behavioral health field. She consistently pushes the field forward in developing effective assessment, crisis intervention, group therapy, and individual therapy procedures. Her focus on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and treatment approaches has made a positive difference in the lives of people from all walks of life.

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Kaylin King MS, LAC


With a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Kaylin King believes in a holistic approach to mental health. In her sessions, Kaylin guides patients on a healing path by implementing mindfulness, the Internal Family Systems model, and Motivational Interviewing. She has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and loss. She is also an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, helping individuals and families navigate through these life transitions. Kaylin’s calm and compassionate demeanor creates a safe, inclusive environment of healing for all her patients.

Alexander Bunch

Alexander Bunch, MS

Treatment Advisor

After completing a Master of Science in Psychology, Alexander has been working in the Mental Health field for over 11 years. Through his time working in the field he has formed a therapeutic intervention style that focuses on building trust and creating a safe environment for healthy self-expression. Alexander believes laughter is a great way to build trust and a feeling of safety, and often interjects humor within therapy where appropriate.

His areas of expertise are Domestic Violence care, Cognitive and Behavioral work, Depression, Recovery Plans, Substance Abuse, Crisis Intervention. He holds trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Modification Therapeutic Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Prevention / Interventions, and Trauma Informed Care with a strong focus on Family Centered Practice.

Understanding stigmas related to mental health on both a client and counselor side, Alexander reassures every client that asking for help is the strongest step you can take to ensure growth in life and self.

Sean Baldwin

Sean Baldwin

Business Development Manager

Boasting over a decade of experience, Sean Baldwin specializes in cultivating and nurturing relationships with potential clients. With a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, he combines academic knowledge with practical expertise to deliver exceptional results consistently.

His passion for helping others has brought him to Embark, where he leverages his rich background of leadership and client management to help us help others.

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