3/14/20: Our office is open! Telehealth Is available if covered by your insurance.

Who are we?


Our Story

Core Connect Counseling & Consulting, LLC was established in 2017 as an individual, independent practice.

In 2018 Core Connect expanded and added team members.

We are a LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex positive, Veteran friendly office that accepts you where you are at.

Sometimes, it can be hard to make the decision to start counseling. We hope that we can make this process easier and allow you to have a place to feel safe, welcomed and encouraged.

Let us know how we can help!

Our Team


Katherine G. Perez, LPC

Katherine G. Perez, LPC

Katherine G. Perez, LPC

Katherine is  the owner of Core Connect Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional counselor with over 15 years of experience working with a diverse population. Katherine‘s focus is to help you create outcome driven plans that will allow you to achieve the goals discussed. Katherine is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior, Rational Emotive Therapy and The Gottman Method for couples counseling. Katherine works with couples, veterans and first responders as well as individuals 18 years and older.


Melody Day, LAC

Katherine G. Perez, LPC

Katherine G. Perez, LPC

 Melody is a Licensed Associate Counselor with more than 10 years experience nationally/internationally helping people work through what is keeping them stuck. She uses her knowledge & experience to provide outcome driven, individualized sessions. Melody also has extensive specialized training & experience with; trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, sex, Trans/GNC/GNB & LGBQIA+, and is Sex+ & Kink affirming. Melody prides herself on being trained in specific, varied techniques to provide powerful & dynamic individualized sessions (EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Gender Therapy, Solution-Focused, CBT, Multicultural, Narrative, Mindfulness/Meditation, The Gottman Method & more). Melody also provides letter writing.  


Ashley Berg, LMSW

Ashley enjoys helping individuals and couples break out of the loneliness and darkness that accompanies the struggles of this life. She will work alongside you and your partner to develop a plan for reaching your goals and overcoming obstacles along the way.
Ashley uses a supportive, strength-based, and non-judgmental approach to therapy. Ashley received her masters degree from Arizona State University and is licensed with the AZBBHE. She utilized the followings techniques: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Meditation, and The Gottman Technique for couples. Ashley is trauma informed and will soon be trained in EMDR as well. She enjoys working with individual adults and couples.
Ashley’s office is a safe and comfortable space where healing and transformation happens. Please feel free to call or email today for an appointment.