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Specialized Counseling Sevices in Gilbert , AZ


In the Woods

Our experienced therapists are very passionate about helping patients overcome their challenges and recapture their life.

Our therapists specialize in the follow:

  • Individual (child, adolescent, teen, and adults)

  • Family (married, divorced, foster, adopted, and blended)

  • Couples & marriage

  • Group

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) (trauma therapy)

  • ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy (trauma therapy)

  • KAP (Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy) (trauma therapy)

  • Trauma focused-CBT(trauma therapy)

  • Sand Play Therapy

  • Mindfulness, ACT

  • DBT

We manage and treat the following conditions.


MOOD DISORDERS: Depression, Bipolar, and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorders


ANXIETY DISORDERS: Generalized Anxiety, Social anxiety, Panic, Obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, Agoraphobia, Separation anxiety, Phobias, Selective Mutism, and School Refusal


DISRUPTIVE DISORDERS: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder.


DEVELOPMENT DISORDERS: Autism Spectrum, Sensory Integration, and Social communication Disorders


SLEEP DYSREGULATION: Insomnia, Night Terrors, Nightmares, Circadian-Rhythm Disorders.

IMPULSE CONTROL: Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Hoarding, Excoriation Disorder (Skin-Picking).


PERSONALITY DISORDERS: Borderline PD, OCPD, and others


RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES: Marriage, Couples, Family, Parenting, Grief, and others


SECONDARY SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Diagnosis Only, detox and maintenance services are referred out

Head in Hands
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR is an effective and science-backed therapeutic intervention that alleviates negative thoughts or memories by accessing existing information and introducing new information through specific procedural processing steps.

EMDR is grounded in psychological sciences with decades of robust research and scientific data. EMDR integrates elements from attachment, behavior, cognitive, mindfulness, and bio-informational processing.

EMDR can be effective and impactful for all types of trauma, including early childhood trauma and recent acute traumatic events.


  1. Thorough History Taking

  2. Preparation

  3. Assessment

  4. Desensitization

  5. Installation of Positive Cognition

  6. Body Scan

  7. Closure

  8. Reevaluation

The above are the general steps an EMDR therapist will guide an individual through the resolution of their trauma experience, impact, and symptomatology.

For additional information, such as research, on EDMR, please go to

When you are ready to overcome your trauma, contact us and get set up with a an EMDR trauma therapist to begin your journey to recovery.

Enjoying Outdoor

Don't Believe Everything You Think.

Keep the Knowledge. Lose the Pain.

Traumatic experiences can sometimes lead to unhelpful and often inaccurate thoughts about ourselves and the world around us. This can result in feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and low self worth.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) helps individuals reconsolidate traumatic memories so they no longer elicit strong emotional or physical responses. This allows thoughts to change naturally and enables individuals to experience post-traumatic growth.


  • Targets images and sensations

  • Voluntary image replacement

  • Takes healing beyond desensitization to "positization"

  • Process oriented, not content driven


KAP is a modern application of ketamine used for the treatment of PTSD.

(Starting soon)

Explore you.
by Suzanne Northey, LMFT
Life Coach



For all of us there is a spectrum of wellness. On one end of the continuum there is not feeling well at all and the other end of the spectrum is feeling great. We all want to strive to get to the highest level of wellness that we can attain. So first it’s good to consider where are you see yourself on a scale of 1 to 10. If you are on the lower end of the scale (not feeling well), there may be some long standing or deep-rooted unresolved issues or patterns from the past that need to be addressed and treated before you can effectively move higher up on the scale. Therapy is good for people that have patterns of behavior or emotional difficulties that are preventing them from feeling content in everyday life. Life coaching, on the other hand, is for people that want to enhance or strengthen certain areas of their life but are overall satisfied with day-to-day living. One important thing to consider is that if you rate yourself in the middle of the scale, you may benefit from either therapy or life coaching.




Therapy is about assessing an individual for specific symptoms and providing him/her with a diagnosis consistent with those symptoms, such as Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, etc.


After identifying a diagnosis, a treatment plan is developed to map out objectives and specific interventions for meeting identified goals. This may include individual, couples, or family therapy, as well as other interventions such as psychotropic medication management, TMS and Ketamine infusions.


Because with therapy a diagnosis is given in the same way that someone goes to their primary care doctor and gets a diagnosis for a medical condition, therapy is considered a medically necessary treatment to help individuals reduce their mental health symptoms. Therefore, therapy services are typically covered by medical insurance plans.


In order for a medical provider to treat an individual’s physical symptoms, they have to receive required education and training. This is also true for therapists. In order to become a therapist and diagnose and treat clients, they have to have specific education, training and credentialing.




Life coaches do not diagnose and treat mental health issues. 


Life coaches are not required to receive specific education or training because they are not providing a service that is medically necessary. This also means that insurance companies do not pay for life coaching services.


Life coaches focus on skills development, enhancement of life, productivity, and happiness, not on treatment of a specific mental health condition.


Life coaches often work with people in areas of relationship enhancement, career advancement/development or discovering one’s life purpose, living a healthier lifestyle, developing a deeper spiritual connection, and increasing feelings of confidence/building self-esteem.

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