Taryn Quenzer, M.S., M.Ed.

    Taryn Quenzer, M.S., M.Ed.
    Primary Therapist

    Taryn graduated with her Masters of Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. During her studies at GCU she pursued an emphasis in crisis intervention and trauma therapy. Taryn is a certified Brainspotting therapist and also utilizes strategies in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness practices. Her education, experience and relational style are displayed in her abilities to provide relatable psychoeducation, with expertise in Executive Functioning.

    Taryn has dedicated many years to supporting young people. Prior to her work as a therapist, Taryn earned a Masters degree in Education, and she excelled at teaching middle school science. In 2019, Taryn was nominated for Teacher of the Year in the Verde Valley. While in education, Taryn was recognized by the Verde Independent Newspaper for her work with students and families living with trauma. She expanded her teaching to include students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder, as well as offering training for teachers in Restorative Justice and Mental Health First Aid.

    As a Mental Health First Aid Instructor with the National Council of Behavioral Health, Taryn partners with the Yavapai Sheriff’s Department, offering Red Mountain staff and community members courses to support young people in crisis. The curriculum provides awareness about mental health disorders, strategies to identify mental health problems and a clear plan of response. Taryn enjoys instructing these courses using peer collaboration, hands on applications and real-life scenarios.

    In her personal life, Taryn is enthusiastic about physical fitness. With an assortment of certifications from AAAI/ISMA, from personal training to yoga, Taryn believes in therapeutic movement. She saves some energy for her family, including her three teenage children. Taryn believes every day is an adventure and greatly enjoys the diversity of her responsibilities as a therapist at Red Mountain.