Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Adalesa Meek, MA, LPC, LISAC, ACS, Chairperson

Adalesa Meek, received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Cross Cultural Counseling from the University of Arizona. She comes from Mexico City and is a bilingual; Spanish and English clinician. While working at a maximum-security facility in Florida, Adalesa learn Haitian Creole to assist the multidisciplinary team understand a patient from Haiti. 

Adalesa is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, Cognitive Enhancement Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Ms. Meek is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor as well as a Clinical Supervisor in Arizona. In addition, she is an Approved Clinical Supervisor under the Center for Credentialing and Education. Adalesa has supervised numerous associate licensed clinicians in obtaining independent license.

In, 2021, Adalesa celebrated 30 years serving the community in Maricopa County. Adalesa has held numerous positions including Clinical Manager, Clinical Director and Chief Clinical Officer.       She was a member of a Clinical Education Program as a Sr. Clinical Supervisor overseeing the master level counseling and social work internships. Adalesa has led clinical teams, supported teams and organizations in a quality management role, developed and supported various programs including the first Dialectical Behavior Therapy under the Regional Behavioral Health Authority. 

Adalesa participated in an international cross-cultural program, Up With people.

Meaghan Kramer, Public Member - Photograph and Bio not available.

Patricia Dobratz, JD, LMFT
Patricia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that serves as a Professional Member on the Board. She has previously served on the Marriage and Family Therapy Credentialing Committee and the Rules Subcommittee.  She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and previously practiced law as an Assistant State's Attorney in Illinois.  Patricia earned her Masters of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University and has served on the Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  Patricia has taught at Ottawa University, University of Phoenix, and Arizona State University.  She recently held the position of Vice President of Behavioral Health at Bayless Integrated Healthcare and now owns the Clinical Best Practice Institute dedicated to supporting behavioral health professionals in the community.

Kimberly Bailey, LMFT - Photograph and Bio not available

Cedric (Doc) Davis, LCSW, - Photograph and Bio not available.

Robert Charles, Public Member - Photograph and Bio not available

Diane Palacios, LISAC, LPC -  

Diane has worked in the mental health field and has served the community in many capacities for over 27 years. In 2021, Diane opened her private practice, Palacios Crew Counseling LLC. Prior to opening her private practice, she worked at Jewish Family & Children’s Service in many different roles and capacities for 13 years. She  graduated from NAU with a BA in Psychology in 2002 and while in college studied abroad in Granada, Spain and is fully bilingual in Spanish and English.  Diane then moved to Pasadena, CA to attend Fuller Theological Seminary and graduated  in 2004 with a Masters in Multicultural Ministries and Hispanic Studies. In California, Diane worked at the Union Rescue Mission in Skid Row where she worked with homeless women and children. In 2006, Diane moved back to Arizona to help open and start Hope House, a family group foster home for teen girls with Neighborhood Ministries- a non-profit organization in which she has volunteered and been involved with since 1996. In 2009, Diane returned to graduate school at Grand Canyon University and graduated in 2011 with a double Masters in Professional Counseling and Addiction Counseling. 

Diane is a Licensed Professional