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Counseling and Psychotherapy

You Deserve To Feel Your Best 

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When you feel alone, misunderstood, anxious, or depressed it can be hard to ask for help.

 

You made it all the way here, don't stop now.  Set up time to chat and we can see if it's the right fit. 

Ready? Let's do this together...

 
 

KIDS

Going Beyond Behaviors

Your child deserves a safe place to be seen, heard, and understood. You deserve helpful strategies to support their growth & development. We partner with you to teach them how to regulate their emotions, process their trauma, and gain control over feeling their best every day.

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Reaching Out

Support that Gets You

We all experience difficulty and distress at some point. There is no shame in taking care of yourself by seeking counseling. You'll be met with compassion, understanding and empathy in a judgement-free atmosphere. We will work together to create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs.

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Find Balance

It's Time to Heal

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WHAT DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH?

 
Trauma & PTSD 
Dissociative Disorders
Depression
Mood & Anxiety
Panic Disorder 
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Adjustment Disorders
ADHD
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Sensory Processing Disorder
General work and life stress

Foundations for Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The client’s negative dispositions about themselves and/or the world are distinguished in order to change the behavior and thought patterns to a more positive outlook.

apa.org

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Similar to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but focuses on mindfulness and acceptance that allows the client to cope with stress, regulate emotions, improve relationships, and improve socially.

behavioraltech.org

Mindsight

Grounding techniques such as deep breathing and focusing on specific features of one’s environment

drdansiegel.com/mindsight/

Polyvagal Theory

A state of psychological withdrawal due to brain chemistry and certain elects of the nervous system.

stephenporges.com

Structural Dissociation

A state of being psychologically withdrawn due to trauma which causes someone to feel like a completely different person multiple times a day

did-research.org/origin/structural_dissociation/

Positive Psychology

Moving away from the common thought of what the client believes to be wrong with a client and focusing more on the good or positive about the client and their life.

ippanetwork.org

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is used to relieve the distress of specific traumatic events or memories. The client revisits the typically negative emotion evoking material in small doses. This practice alleviates physiological arousal and previous dispositions are reformed in a more positive framework.

emdria.org

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE MY FIRST SESSION?

No, we're out of network, which means we don't bill insurance directly. We recommend you check with your policy to find out If you have out of network benefits. We will provide the documentation you need for possible reimbursement. 


We accept FSA/HSA, Care Credit, or your credit/debit card, or if your child has AZ Empowerment Scholarship, you can pay through Class Wallet.

ARE SESSIONS IN PERSON OR ONLINE?

We will send you a link to a client portal with all relevant practice paperwork for you to complete before your session. If this is for a teen, it’s helpful if the teen completes the intake questionnaire themselves so they have the opportunity to share their experience and symptoms from their perspective. 


You can schedule or reschedule appointments from the portal and set up reminders. 

MY CHILD NEEDS SOME EXTRA HELP, WHERE DO I START?

Whichever you prefer, we offer flexible scheduling to meet your needs.


For kids and teens it’s highly recommended that you come into the office, but we will work with you on what you need to do. Some clients do both, or switch to virtual if something comes up and they aren’t able to get here for their appointment. We are as flexible as possible.


Our office is located in Chandler, on Chandler Blvd. just east of Dobson Rd. We also conduct telehealth sessions through our HIPPA compliant, secure, online platform.

DO PARENTS GO INTO SESSIONS WITH THEIR KIDS?

The first step is to schedule a consultation or an intake session. We always schedule a parent meeting before meeting with the child. This helps us get a better understanding of what’s going on at home, as well as a parent history to learn more about the environment and give some context before we meet with the child. During the parent meeting you will be able to share goals, concerns, and get your questions answered before the child begins treatment.

DO PARENTS GET COPIES OF THE THERAPY NOTES?

We like to leave it up to the family and child to decide if they want parents to be present in therapy. Sometimes kids start with their parents in session and then as they get more comfortable, they start seeing the therapist on their own. It’s always up to you, and can be flexible.

ARE PARENTS INVOLVED IN THE THERAPY PROCESS?

The counselor will keep the content of therapy confidential in order to maintain trust with the child/teen. However, if the child discloses anything that indicates they’re in danger (self harm or suicidal ideation) we will communicate that with parents right away. We’re also mandated reporters which means we’ll report any abuse, neglect, etc. There is specific information about this in the informed consent documents.

CAN YOU SEE MORE THAN ONE OF MY CHILDREN?

Yes! We also ask that parents are available to schedule check in meetings every 6 weeks or so in order to track progress and ensure treatment goals are being met. The therapist will share tools, and important information with parents in order to make sure the child is getting the best possible care. The whole system is part of the child’s life, so it’s best if everyone is open to learning new ways to interact with each other and improve the overall stability of the environment.

WHAT AGES AND DIAGNOSES DO YOU WORK WITH?

Yes, For siblings, we usually schedule two 45 minute sessions back-to-back to make it easier for everyone to be here. They will each have individual sessions, but you will only need to bring them once rather than finding separate days/times for them.

HOW OFTEN AND HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?

We work with children of all ages, and we also work with adults, couples and families. Some common issues we see with kids are oppositional behaviors (ODD), anxiety (especially social anxiety), ADHD, sensory processing disorder, depression, trauma, and dissociative identity disorder

We typically see clients once per week. If you need to change that to every other week later on, that’s okay, but initially once per week is best for at least the first couple of months. Any less often than every other week is not recommended, it’s just not enough support, especially initially.


Sessions are typically 1 hour. Some EMDR processing sessions can be beneficial at 90 minutes, but you will work with your therapist to figure out what’s best.