Tucson native Carly Mance, MSC, LAC, NCC, joined Sierra Tucson in 2015 as a residential therapist. Soon thereafter, she became a primary therapist for the Mood & Anxiety Program, specializing in mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and eating recovery. Carly began her career in adolescent inpatient eating disorder recovery and co-occurring illnesses in 2013, then moved on to work with homeless and foster youth, while receiving her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Phoenix Tucson Campus in 2015. Carly approaches mental illness using neuroscience and the Polyvagal theory, implementing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and experiential models to retrain the brain, while providing a safe atmosphere of stability and self-empowerment to show residents that vulnerability and strength go hand in hand. In her spare time, Carly enjoys cooking, relaxing in the mountains of Tucson, and playing with her yellow Lab, Tugboat.