Our Team

Vicki Loyer, PhD, LMFT



Vicki Loyer (Carlson) Ph.D., LMFT, is an AAMFT Clinical Member, Approved Supervisor and current past-president of the Arizona Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AzAMFT). Dr. Loyer is the CEO/President of Blue Door Psychotherapy, a clinical assistant professor  at the University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry, and a Subject Matter Expert, Site Supervisor, and Instructor for Graduate Studies at Grand Canyon University.  

Maureen McCabe


Maureen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience. Maureen has worked all levels of mental health services, from inpatient level one hospitals as a clinician and clinical supervisor, to outpatient behavioral health services as a clinician and supervisor. She brings expertise in mental health evaluation, crisis evaluation, and emergency and crisis intervention, and mediation.  


Steve LeGendre

LMFT, LPC, Approved Supervisor

Steve LeGendre is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has over 40 years of experience working in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, and emergency room and medical hospital settings providing mental health evaluations and treatment. Steve is also recognized as an approved Spiritual Director.

Tara Gardenhire

MA, LMFT, Approved Supervisor

Tara believes in a whole health approach to mental health treatment with a focus on nutrition, exercise, and spirituality. She specializes in life span development (children, adolescents, adults, and aging) and family therapy, emphasizing work with trauma survivors, substance abuse, parenting, and couples. Tara has worked in the field of mental health for 10 years and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

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Jennifer Orvik

MFT Associate

Jennifer is a graduate in Capella University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. Under Dr. Loyer’s supervision here at Blue Door, Jennifer works with individuals, couples, families, and children from a client-centered and systemic perspective. She is particularly passionate about serving military service members, veterans, and their families, as well as families of all kinds. 

Edgar E. López, O.Carm 

Edgar is a graduate of the Marriage and Family Therapist program at Fuller Theological Seminary, Phoenix campus. Originally from Guatemala, Edgar is fluent in both English and Spanish and has a great passion for working with people.  

Stacy Roden
MAC Intern
Stacy Roden is an intern pursuing her Master of Arts in Counseling from Phoenix Seminary under the supervision of Dr. Loyer. Stacy has spent years mentoring women, adolescents, and couples in the context of ministry. She is the newest addition to the Blue Door Psychotherapy team and she works with couples, individuals, and families with a person-centered approach. She draws from several different counseling modalities in order to best meet the needs of her clients.
Audrey Carlson


Audrey is currently a Kindergarten teacher with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish from Northern Arizona University. Audrey has spent four years in a service organization and will use those skills to create opportunities for Blue Door Psychotherapy to give back to the community. 

Cathy E. Negelspach


With a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University, Cathy has been a science educator for over 25 years for many age levels (including preschool), and has taught in other countries due to military service. Cathy grew up with horses and a love of animals realizing their magnificence and therapeutic nature.

Paige Carlson



Ever since Paige began riding when she was two, horses have been a constant in her life. At Trinity University, where Paige studied television and media, she joined the equestrian team where she experienced first hand the effect of horses during the trials and tribulations of university life. Paige hopes to share the healing power of these amazing animals.