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Buffy T. Wooten, Ph.D.

Gina Lang, Ph.D.

Pam Barnes-Palty, Psy.D.

Toni Ford, LAC

Mimi Rodriguez, LCSW

Judith Levin, MS, APRN, RNP, CNS

Yolette Johnson, LAC

Alexis Faison, LAC

We believe emotional healing is absolutely possible, dialectics are central, and collaboration is necessary, beneficial, and fruitful.

Buffy T. Wooten

Dr. Buffy T. Wooten

Dr. Wooten is passionate about her work, both in providing a therapeutic relationship for her patients to experience healing and in creating opportunities for practitioners to thrive and grow. For her, counseling is walking alongside in the process of being present with the other. "Together, we observe while navigating through painful and often undeserved circumstances to a glorious new beginning!"


“I have been poured into by wonderful people. Their wisdom interlaced with my experiences have produced in me vision, purpose and hope. I am grateful for the gifts God has given me that help to encourage others in personal pursuits, business endeavors and building a life worth living.” Phoenix Professional Practice Associates is a space where you can experience a warm and professional welcome. We have a wonderful group of independently licensed behavioral health providers and trainees who provide caring and professional interventions. This is a place where we support and encourage the artful practice of healthy psychology.  

As Executive Clinical Director of Wooten & Associates, PLC, Dr. Wooten’s primary clinical practice is providing individual and group therapy to adults with histories of trauma and abuse. Dr. Wooten has completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has been facilitating DBT Interventions and Training since 2001. She has developed a team of therapists who are pursuing expertise in DBT and implement the protocol according to the standard set forth by its author, Marsha Linehan. Wooten & Associates participate in up to date trainings and research conferences and is a member of the international network of specially  trained DBT therapists. Click above to view information on the effectiveness of DBT as well as the essential components of the DBT program.​
In addition, Dr. Wooten has worked in the area of substance abuse treatment and evaluation her entire career, including providing direct clinical service in state corrections facilities. She has a wealth of experience with high risk and challenging populations. Dr. Wooten is recognized as an esteemed community advocate and speaker for mental health and mindful living while holding various supporting roles in our community. 
Buffy Wooten, Ph.D.
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