WHO WE ARE
About Foundations for Change
At Foundations for Change, we’re dedicated to delivering high quality, innovative mental healthcare and psychiatric services. Our staff is a multidisciplinary team of prescribing providers and therapists, offering a range of mental health services for ADHD, depression, OCD, autism, eating disorders, anxiety, sexual and physical trauma, and PTSD. We have advanced training in child and adolescent psychiatry and we specialize in difficult-to-treat depression and trauma in adults, as well as care for military and first responders. Our approach at Foundations for Change is holistic, making sure to acknowledge all factors that may be contributing to the illness.
Jeff Edelman | PMHNP
Our Medical Director, Mr. Jeff Edelman, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who is double board certified as a Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Both of these board certifications followed Mr. Edelman’s training at Yale School of Nursing and The Yale Child Study Center in New Haven Connecticut. Mr. Edelman has been practicing for over 25 years in the public, private, and Military settings.
Jeff received his undergraduate degree from Wesley College earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Biblical Literature as school Valedictorian. He received his graduate degree from Yale University School of Nursing, earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing with honors. He strives to provide the highest quality of care to children, adolescents, adults, military, first responders, and their families. Jeff also enjoys having his trained therapy and facility animals Melvin, Sophie, and Phoenix help him in treating his patients.
Bonnie Lenyard | FNP-C PMHNP-BC
Bonnie specializes in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD and ADHD. With experience in general neurology and psychiatric medicine, Bonnie is dedicated to critically assessing her clients’ symptoms and providing them with the most accurate diagnosis and best care possible.
Bonnie has been working as Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) since 2014 in general neurology managing a variety of patients such as those with seizure disorders, MS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, stroke, brain injuries and diseases (such as pseudotumor cerebri), Grave’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Turner’s syndrome, Potts’s disease, Spinal cord injuries and migraines.
Bonnie works with patients of all ages to help achieve better mental health. She is dual certified in both Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health disciplines. She has been in healthcare for over 32 years, a Registered Nurse for over 27 years with her last eight years as RN at Mayo Clinic in surgery. She has always considered it a privilege to be able to help others and enjoys learning about new products and techniques to help her patients.
Bonnie enjoys volunteer work, such as working with Free Arts for Abused Children AZ, a non-profit organization that provides free art and music lessons to at-risk children in the foster and detention system. She has been married for 27 years to her USAF retired husband. They have four children and she is also a USAF veteran herself, serving four years active and four years active reserve during nursing school.
Jania Davis | DNP, PMHNP-BC
Dr. Jania Davis is a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in treating children and adolescents with 18 years of experience in the family behavioral health field. She is dedicated to pursuing the latest and most advanced treatments and interventions available in psychiatry today.
Her experience in acute child and adolescent psychiatry cultivated a passion to treat at-risk youth by bringing consistency and stability to the lives of children and adolescents who feel unheard, find it difficult to communicate their needs, feel dysfunction, inconsistency, or have experienced trauma. Jania combines psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches, with an individualized treatment plan to find a consistent and strong foundation for self-awareness and behavior change focusing on patient autonomy, psychoeducation and incorporating a thorough multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to wellness.
Jania brings nearly two decades of experience in the family behavioral health field. Her experience as a psychiatric nurse is in multiple treatment settings for children, adults, and geriatrics. As a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, she has treated and diagnosed mental health disorders in geriatric psychiatry, chemical dependency, adult general mental, child and adolescents in the acute inpatient and outpatient settings with extensive experience with the adolescent population. In 2021, Jania and her team at St. Luke’s Behavioral Health won the MercyCare RISE Award for Advocacy and Collaboration for developing and implementing a specialized program for youth victims of sex trafficking.
Jania completed her Doctoral studies, Magna Cum Laude at Arizona State University. Her practice philosophy begins with a foundational and unwavering belief in the human ability to succeed with change and resiliency.
Our team specializes in a variety of mental health areas
HERE FOR YOUR COMFORT
Meet Our Therapy Dogs
Melvin, Sophie, and Phoenix are our loveable AKC registered therapy and facility service animals. As trained therapy dogs, they are certified with all three good citizen certifications from AKC: Urban Canine Good Citizen Certificate, Community Canine Advanced Good Citizen Certificate, and Canine Good Citizen certificate. Melvin welcomes and loves everyone he meets while Sophie is sweet and likes to be pet while you are visiting us!
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If you are having problems and needing help from us, do not hesitate to contact us whenever you need us we are here to help.