Welcome to Enlighten! Counseling, LLC

Inspired Counseling, Coaching & Consultation

About Us

Our Philosophy and Treatment Approach

At Enlighten! Counseling, the goal is to inspire & promote lasting change and an overall sense of personal well being.  We have a holistic approach in working with all clients which includes treatment modalities such as Mindfulness Training, Brief-solutions Therapy, Client-centered/Client-led Techniques, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Stress Management, Empowerment Coaching, Goal Setting and Positive Psychology Strategies. Our intention is to help you feel emotionally stronger & able to return to healthy activities as quickly as possible.

Experience and Professionalism

With many years of experience in the behavioral health and wellness fields, our professional therapy team will work with hand-in-hand with you to create a individualized treatment & recovery plan that's right for you. We strive to assist every client in making positive and long-term changes that will improve their daily life experience. Our therapists do this through using consistent, outward-focused and evidence-based techniques and by providing an empowering client experience every session. We are here to support you in your journey.

Insightful Therapists Who Care

Our therapists truly care about each client. We will assist you in learning and utilizing positive coping skills and mindfulness strategies that can break through limiting beliefs/self-talk, negative feelings and past traumas in order to start incorporating empowering beliefs, positive self-statements and healthy growth activities into your life. We are here to help you achieve emotional healing and a sense of balance in all areas of life. We are committed to your total well being!


Our Counselors

Kara Van Buskirk, MC, LPC

Kara Van Buskirk, MC, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach specializing in alternative approaches to wellness & healing.  Her practice is centered on the premise that we all have an amazing capacity for self-healing within us and she believes in the innate ability of each client to find their own answers in order to fully heal and thrive within their lives.  Kara has specialized training in Brief Solutions/Client-focused Therapy as well as in Transformational Life Coaching.  She brings over 15 years of experience in working with individuals, families, adolescents and couples in both behavioral health and wellness settings.  Kara has also been recognized for her individualized approach in working with clients and her ability to motivate change in a variety of leadership, personal growth and counseling/coaching arenas.

Education and Professional Licensure

Master in Counseling Psychology, Summa Cum Laude graduate at Arizona State University- 2002

Bachelor of Liberal Arts at Arizona State University, Major in Psychology and Minor In Religious Studies- 1998

Licensed Professional Counselor- July 2004  ~  Certified Professional Counselor- March 2004

Certification in Transformational Life Coaching at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts- February 2007

Donnie Daggett, MA, LAC

Donnie Daggett, MA, LAC is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of Arizona and earned a Master’s degree in both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Sports/Exercise Psychology from Argosy University/Phoenix and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Michigan. 

Donnie has worked with individuals of varying ages and backgrounds across the valley for the last ten years- from adolescents and teens to adults and the geriatric population. Donnie is well versed in working with issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, interpersonal communication, anger management, grief and loss, life transitions, domestic violence, spirituality/religion and work performance including athletic performance.  Donnie has worked with individuals, couples & families as well as in team and group settings. Donnie incorporates an eclectic mix of approaches, primarily Rogerian/Person-centered and Existential and Contemplative approaches as well as techniques rooted in DBT, CBT & REBT. 

*Donnie is currently scheduling clients on Sundays, on a sliding-scale cash basis only~ please call for details*

Accepted Insurance Plans

Health Insurance Plans


Arizona Foundation for Medical Care

Beacon Health Options

Blue Cross/Blue Shield- all states

Cigna Behavioral Health



Health Alliance Medical Plan

Humana Behavioral Health


Meritain Health

MultiPlan/AZ Medical Network

Starmark Health Plan

Tricare West Region

United Behavioral Health/Optum

Appointments & Scheduling

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Enlighten! Counseling, LLC

2155 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85027, United States

Office: (602) 429-9972 ~ Fax: (602) 429-9974


Monday: 8 AM - 1 PM

Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM

Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM

Saturday: 12 PM - 4 PM

Sunday: By appointment

If you need immediate assistance or are in crisis, please call the 

Maricopa County 24-hour crisis line at (602) 222-9444