April Murray-BRAVO, MS, LMFT, LCDC
Behavioral Health Specialist
April Murray-Bravo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has practiced in the field of mental and behavioral health since completing her Master's in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University in 2008. Her Bachelor's degree is in Psychology from the University of California. She has experience working with diverse populations in areas of addiction, family dysfunction, trauma, anxiety, and depression and is trained in EMDR. April's desire to work in the mental health field developed from her own early life experiences and her gratitude to the counselors that changed the course of her future.
She is passionate about helping people grow, improve the quality of their life, and become the success they chose for themselves.
Denise Mershon, LCSW
Behavioral Health Specialist
Denise Mershon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has practiced both mental health and behavioral health with individuals in all developmental stages of life. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is certified in Early Childhood Education. She received her master’s degree in Social Work from New York University in Manhattan, NY. Denise has helped individuals with chronic mental illness, personality disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, including the intellectually and developmentally challenged, in a variety of settings: inpatient units, outpatient clinics, private practice, with military personnel and their families, inner city group homes with adolescents, and play therapy with young children in schools. Denise’s previous roles were Clinical Supervisor, Executive Director, and Direct Service Provider in both for-profit and not-for-profit environments. Denise demonstrates a passion for her work with various ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and religions, as she sees both her clients and her work as an ever evolving adventure and experience.
“I enjoy spending time with family, reading, participating in wellness, and traveling.”
John Black, MSW, LCSW-S
Behavioral Health Specialist Bilingual
Black is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has practiced in the field of mental and behavioral health since 2007. He completed his Masters of Social Work degree from Brigham Young University in 2007. His Bachelors degree is in Marriage, Family, Human Development (with Spanish minor) also from BYU.
He has experience in working with diverse populations in areas of substance abuse and other addictions, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and child and adolescent behavioral issues through individual and group therapy.
John believes that we can all use a helping hand at times. Life is full of unexpected twists and surprises and he enjoys trying to assist others along the way. We're all in this together.
"I love traveling, seeing this beautiful world and the amazing people in it. I've been blessed to have lived in many different places, including South America for a few years."
NADJA NELSON-ZENO, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Nadja Nelson-Zeno is a Board Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and native of Moro, Arkansas. Nadja attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN, where she received her BSN and later went on to pursue a Master's degree in Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing at Vanderbilt University. She has been serving clients in mental health for over 12 years, including 6 years as an RN in home health, developmental disabilities, geriatric care, and acute inpatient psychiatry. She has worked 8 years as a Psychiatric NP in a variety of settings. Nadja is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. She enjoys old school music, dancing, learning new skills, and exploring new places with her son and husband.