Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Adalesa Meek, MA, LPC, LISAC, ACS, Chairperson

Adalesa Meek, received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Cross Cultural Counseling from the University of Arizona. She comes from Mexico City and is a bilingual; Spanish and English clinician. While working at a maximum-security facility in Florida, Adalesa learn Haitian Creole to assist the multidisciplinary team understand a patient from Haiti. 

Adalesa is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, Cognitive Enhancement Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Ms. Meek is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor as well as a Clinical Supervisor in Arizona. In addition, she is an Approved Clinical Supervisor under the Center for Credentialing and Education. Adalesa has supervised numerous associate licensed clinicians in obtaining independent license.

In, 2021, Adalesa celebrated 30 years serving the community in Maricopa County. Adalesa has held numerous positions including Clinical Manager, Clinical Director and Chief Clinical Officer.       She was a member of a Clinical Education Program as a Sr. Clinical Supervisor overseeing the master level counseling and social work internships. Adalesa has led clinical teams, supported teams and organizations in a quality management role, developed and supported various programs including the first Dialectical Behavior Therapy under the Regional Behavioral Health Authority. 

Adalesa participated in an international cross-cultural program, Up With people.

Kristina Groves, LMFT - Photograph and Bio not available
Robert Charles, Public Member - Photograph and Bio not available

Diane Palacios, LISAC, LPCSecretary/Treasurer 

Diane has worked in the mental health field and has served the community in many capacities for over 27 years. In 2021, Diane opened her private practice, Palacios Crew Counseling LLC. Prior to opening her private practice, she worked at Jewish Family & Children’s Service in many different roles and capacities for 13 years. She  graduated from NAU with a BA in Psychology in 2002 and while in college studied abroad in Granada, Spain and is fully bilingual in Spanish and English.  Diane then moved to Pasadena, CA to attend Fuller Theological Seminary and graduated  in 2004 with a Masters in Multicultural Ministries and Hispanic Studies. In California, Diane worked at the Union Rescue Mission in Skid Row where she worked with homeless women and children. In 2006, Diane moved back to Arizona to help open and start Hope House, a family group foster home for teen girls with Neighborhood Ministries- a non-profit organization in which she has volunteered and been involved with since 1996. In 2009, Diane returned to graduate school at Grand Canyon University and graduated in 2011 with a double Masters in Professional Counseling and Addiction Counseling. 

Diane is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) as well as an Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Approved Clinical Supervisor. Diane is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and has been certified in Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach,(A-CRA) through Jewish Family & Children’s Service. One of her passions and specialties is working in perinatal mental health, addressing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders ( PMADS). She is certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) and is an EMDR Certified Therapist. 

Leanette Henagan, LCSW, LISAC -
Dr. Leanette Henagan earned her Bachelors degree of Science in Business Management at Michigan State University and her Masters of Social Work and Doctorate of Integrated Healthcare and Behavioral Health at Arizona State University.  She is the founder and CEO of Concierge Wellness, LLC where she delivers health and wellness services, behavioral health therapy and consulting.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor and has 17 plus years of experience as a human service and behavioral health clinician with specialties in the areas of organizational leadership, health systems, program development and implementation, counseling, chronic disease management, crisis intervention, recovery and addiction.  She is a national speaker on the topics of behavioral health, pregnancy and addiction, and integrated healthcare, and she has a comprehensive understanding of current health care delivery practices and solution focused methods for patient care.  She is active in her community and sits on the Board of Directors for Sun Valley Academy, Desert Heights Charter School and Greater Hope Christian Church.

Mark Shen, LPC - Photograph and Bio not available.

Crystal Krueger,LMFT-


Dr. Crystal Krueger, DBH, LMFT graduated from Ottawa University in 2013 with a master’s degree in professional counseling with a concentration in marriage and family therapy.  In 2021, she graduated from ASU with doctorate in behavioral health.  After graduation, Dr. Krueger worked in managed care with children primarily in foster care for one year.  She then went on to work for a child advocacy center for three years, where she came to gain a deeper understanding of therapeutic work. In September of 2018, she launched Dawn Institute an organization aimed at helping children and families prevent trauma and overcome the effects of adversity.  In January 2024, Dr. Krueger announced the launch of Dawn Childhood Foundation, a non-profit that exists to raise funding for therapeutic services for underserved children who have experience trauma.  Dr. Krueger believes not only in the work she is doing on the individual and family system level, but also in spreading knowledge of the impact and healing process of trauma through the community.  She provides training throughout the country in order to help communities better understand the impact of trauma.  Dr. Krueger is contracted federally to assist in training law enforcement on taking a victim-centered approach when encountering children who may have been a victim of abuse or human trafficking. Dr. Krueger is trained in EMDR and has in-depth training on somatic-based approaches to treating trauma.  She also has extensive training in sand tray play therapy and play therapy approaches in working with children and families. Dr. Krueger is passionate about her work in helping find healing and sharing knowledge with the community.

Jose Luis Madera, LPC- Photograph and Bio not available.

Antwan Trotter, Public Member - Photograph and Bio not available.