Adam Carter, PMHNP, is a board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Spero Psychiatry and Counseling, providing complete psychiatric care to people of all ages in Gilbert, Arizona, and throughout Maricopa County.

Dr. Carter was born and raised in Maine. He began his professional pursuits at Utah State University in Logan, earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology. After graduation, Dr. Carter returned home and earned a second bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Maine in Fort Kent.

After working as a nurse for many years he returned to school at Arizona State University in Tempe and completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice, graduating summa cum laude with a focus on family psychiatric mental health.

Dr. Carter co-founded Spero Psychiatry and Counseling in 2020. He diagnoses and treats most behavioral disorders but is particularly interested in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety.

Dr. Carter takes a personalized and patient-centered approach to treatment. He develops care plans that combine counseling, medication management, and healthy lifestyle changes to relieve uncomfortable symptoms and improve the quality of life.

Outside of work, Dr. Carter enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He welcomes anyone seeking improved mental health to Spero Psychiatry and Counseling today.


Jared Carter, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker at Spero Psychiatry and Counseling, providing outpatient psychiatric care to children and teens in Gilbert, Arizona, and throughout Maricopa County.

Jared brings more than 20 years of experience in mental health care and social work to the practice. He began his career in Maine before relocating to Arizona in 2018. In 2020 he co-founded Spero Psychiatry and Counseling.

Professionally, Jared has worked with youth and their families in various clinical settings. He loves helping children and teens achieve improved mental health. Jared’s background in social work makes him uniquely qualified to manage a range of challenging and oppositional behaviors at home and school.

At Spero Psychiatry and Counseling, Jared offers flexible scheduling on afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays to accommodate busy schedules. Moreover, he provides free new patient consultations so children and their parents can see if he’s the right fit.

Jared understands that every child has unique needs. He always includes parents in the treatment process and provides various resources and tools families can use to improve communication and grow together.

Jared welcomes children, teens, and families to Spero Psychiatry and Counseling today.

Jared’s rate for a 60 minute session is $135 (increasing to $150, 1 June 2024).


Luis Fong, PMHNP, is a board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Spero Psychiatry and Counseling, providing comprehensive psychiatric care to people of all ages in Gilbert, Arizona, and throughout Maricopa County.

Dr. Fong was born in Texas and raised in Mexico. He’s bilingual in English and Spanish, allowing him to serve the practice’s diverse clientele.

Dr. Fong began his professional education at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology. He then enrolled at Arizona State University in Tempe, obtaining a second bachelor’s degree in nursing and a doctoral degree in nursing practice.

At Spero Psychiatry and Counseling, Dr. Fong takes an integrative and patient-centered treatment approach. He understands that biological, psychological, and social factors affect patient outlooks and that everyone has unique needs.

Dr. Fong diagnoses and treats most psychiatric disorders, but he has special interests in treating anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders (SUD). Instead of simply trying to mask uncomfortable symptoms, he develops treatment plans focusing on improving wellness.

Outside of work, Dr. Fong enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. He regularly presents at psychiatric conferences on the effectiveness of mindfulness and other related topics.

Dr. Fong welcomes any individual or family seeking high-quality mental health care to Spero Psychiatry and Counseling today.


Laura Hiebert is a licensed clinical social worker currently treating patients in the East valley. Laura obtained her undergraduate degree from  Colorado State University and her masters degree in social work from Arizona State university in 2013.

Laura has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, inpatient hospitals, and correctional mental health.

Laura specializes in EMDR and utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, pulling from evidence-based practices to provide a custom treatment plan for your unique therapeutic needs.

Laura’s priority is to ask the kind of questions that get you thinking in new ways. To be gentle when you need emotional support, and to challenge you when you need help moving towards balance and healing.

Laura’s rate for a 60 minute session is $135 (increasing to $150, 1 June 2024)


Kelly Williams is a licensed master’s level social worker completing clinical hours under the supervision of Laura Hiebert, LCSW. Kelly obtained her undergraduate and master’s degree from Arizona State University. Kelly has a passion for working with kids and it all started with her first job working at The Boys and Girls Club of Scottsdale for 11 years. Kelly has worked primarily in the medical and psychiatric inpatient setting since graduating in 2012. She is currently working mostly with children in the East Valley. Her current availability is Sundays and flexible weekday afternoons and evenings.

Kelly’s rate for a 60 minute session is $110


Hello and welcome!

The foundation of treatment success is a strong therapeutic relationship and belief in the therapy process, it is not one size fits all. In our first sessions together we will get to know one another and build a working relationship. As a trauma therapist we will utilize various trauma focused modalities such as EMDR, sandtray, structural dissociation (parts) and other trauma focused methods. We will determine what works best for you and your goals. Healing can happen quickly or take some time, but my goal is to create a space in which we will figure it out and adjust as needed. I value your time and respect you taking this step.

We will focus on healing trauma, which may mean processing big traumatic events or many small traumatic events you experienced over time. “We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world” -Gabor Mate

I enjoy what I do every day, and I will be fully present and attuned every session. It is my privilege to work in this profession and I look forward to meeting and assisting you myself or finding someone who can.

A bit about me, I was born and raised in Arizona. I have been married 8 years as of 2023 and we are raising two children, currently 7 and 11 years old. I love to stay active, travel, and spend as much time as I can with my family and our 4 year old pup “Aegon”.

I am accepting appointments with adults, minors 7 and up, and couples. I also have experience working with families to work through trauma, if you are interested in family work we can discuss this as well.

I am an Arizona board approved Clinical Supervisor as well for those looking for supervision as an LAC.
Additional Advanced Training

EMDR Basic Training – EMDRIA
Stabilization and EMDR Preparation Strategies with Children – Ana Gomez
Certified clinical trauma specialist – Family – Robert Rhoton
Sand Tray Therapy Level 1 – Theresa A. Kestly, Ph.D.
Sand Tray Therapy Level 2 – Theresa A. Kestly, Ph.D.
Sand Tray Therapy Level 3 – Theresa A. Kestly, Ph.D.
CBT – Narrative Exposure Therapy: The Heart and Soul of Trauma Memory Processing – Dr. Eric Gentry
Multicultural Perspective of Trauma Treatment – Stacy Eggsware, MC, LPC
Making Space to Foster or Adopt –Dr Roderick Logan
Working With Couples with EMDR – EMDRIA Deborah S. Kennard MS, PTI Founder
Improving First Responder Resiliency with EMDR – EMDRIA Sara Gilman, PSY.D., LMFT
The Role of Spirituality in Trauma Wounding and the Healing of EMDR Therapy – Certificate
Healing the Whole Self Parts 1&2: Treating Dissociation in Harmony with EMDR Therapy – Sarah A. Jenkins MC, LPC

My rates are as follows:

$175 intake for individual/couples/minors (60 minute session)

$200 Family intake (90 minute session)

$175 couples/family (standard 60 minutes session)

$150 individual/minor (standard 60 minute session)