Bonnie Joyce Kneller
Cell: (520) 245-5244



To obtain a social work or program director position in an educational or mental health facility providing community outreach and clinical services utilizing a holistic client centered approach in working with teens, adults, veterans, and families.


Commitment to integrity and  patient centered care for clients
Unique counseling and advising experience in public education and mental health integrative services
Exceptional communication and presentation skills


Behavioral Health Certification in Clinical Social Work, Arizona State – LCSW, MSW
Board of Education Certification in School and Guidance Counseling, Arizona State – M.Ed.
Board member of the Southern Arizona Jungian Society
Board member and certified facilitator for Divorce Recovery Program
EMDR training level 1 and 2
MSAP Children at Risk Training
Arizona Integrative Wellness Coalition, member
Arizona Meditation Research Interest Group, member
Community College Teaching Certification

Lead School Social Worker, Guidance Counselor, Diversity Coordinator

Tucson High Magnet School
Tucson, AZ 1999 – Present
Provides academic, personal, and college/career counseling for ethnically diverse caseload of high school students, including:  crisis intervention, mental health, emotional and physical abuse, substance abuse, truancy issues, family issues, learning disabilities and 504 consultations.
Facilitates suicide assessments, classroom/parent education presentations on suicide prevention/bullying and sponsored ABC anti-bullying club.
Developed a mental health community resource book for administrators, counselors and security staff
Supervises campus wellness coordinator, social work and counseling graduate interns.
Supports at-risk and homeless students as “Youth on Their Own” liaison and coordinator.
Directs, coordinates, and facilitates:

  • Comprehensive group-based support programs addressing:  girl empowerment, healthy eating and body image, sexual trauma healing, RAPP (substance abuse and STD prevention), anger management, grief and loss, healthy relationship/communication skills, and transition to manhood.
  • Staff wellness program, including healthy living workshops focused on nutrition, stress reduction and physical activity, such as yoga, Zumba, and spin.
  • TM meditation training program for staff and students.
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity professional development course for 180 certified staff.
  • High School to College Summer Success program at University of Arizona.
  • Cultural diversity celebrations, such as the Annual “THMS Meet Yourself”, the Jewish Federation’s “Remember the 11 Million Holocaust” and the American Friends Service committee’s “Eyes Wide Open” events.
  • Chicano Leadership Conference for 100 students on gangs, violence and cultural identity issues.
Lead School Social Worker

Amphitheater High School
Tucson, AZ 1998 – 1999
Provided academic, personal, and career/college counseling to 9-12 grade students and families.
Instructed students in career exploration, self-awareness, and study skills for the Fine Arts Academy.
Facilitated Divorce Recovery Group and Teen/Parent Education Group.

Senior Therapist

Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Tucson, AZ 1990 – 1998
Directed  the Teen Mother Mentor Program – wrote grants, developed and facilitated training program for mentors, acted as the liaison between schools and counseling agencies, facilitated teen parent support groups, and supervised career counselor and mentors.
Provided psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Conducted training seminars on women and anger, body image and eating disorders, relaxation and visualization techniques, expressive arts, self-care skills, and parenting and communication skills.
Attended management and grant writing training with renowned author, Andrew Robinson.

Individual, Family and Couples Psychotherapist

Private Practice
Tucson, AZ 1992-2014
Provides psychotherapy with adults, teens, and couples addressing a variety of issues including; depression, anxiety, PTSD, divorce and relationship issues, substance abuse, life transition, career changes, eating disorders, grief and loss, chronic illness and pain.

3HO Inpatient Treatment Center

Clinical Consultant
Tucson, AZ 1992-1994
Developed treatment program for residential facility. Provided, individualized client focused plans with a holistic focus. Treatment modalities included; Yoga, Meditation, Nutrition, Fasting, Exercise, and individual psychotherapy addressing emotional issues such as [ depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and PTSD ] impacting clients well being and health.

Long Island Jewish Hillside Hospital

Clinical Social Worker
Little Neck, NY 1985-1989
Supported multi disciplinary therapeutic team as primary clinician working with children, adolescents, and their families in an intensive day treatment hospital program.
Acted as liaison for the on-site exceptional education school and consulted with educational and psychological individualized treatment plans.
Facilitated community meetings and support groups with multi-disciplinary team.
Participated in Ericksonian hypnotherapy and counseling professional development training program.


University of Phoenix, 1999 – Tucson, AZ
Masters of School Guidance Counseling
Hunter Graduate School of Social, 1986 – New York, NY
Masters of Social Work with dual concentration in Individual and Group Counseling
University of Colorado, 1981 – Boulder, CO
Bachelor of Arts, with Major in Psychology


Arizona Ericksonian Institute: Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, 2013
Columbia University, National Endowment for Humanities Scholar, World Religions of New York, 2011
European Educational Tour Leader for 34 high school students, 2001
University of Arizona: Native American Healing Addictions Conference, 1989
Professional Group Study Exchange – Traveled throughout Brazil with a team of professional women as International Ambassadors representing New York Rotary Club, 1988
Peruvian Indigeneous Shamanic Healing Seminar – Four Winds Foundation, 1987
Yoga, meditation and mindfulness practice for over thirty years


Dr. Clarice Clash Principal at Tucson High School
Ms. Shawna Rodriguez Assistant Principal THMS
Alice Steinfeld psychotherapist and professional colleague