Who Am I?

Eric J Henley MAS-MFT, LMFT

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist

Marriage and family therapy training is anchored by the concept of creating systemic change. This is the most effective approach for working with couples, families, and even individuals. My clinical focus is to look for the roots of a client’s distress and co-create with them research proven solutions to their issues and pain. By focusing on the roots of an issue, and not just symptoms, long-term results and relief can be experienced.

I have received training and practical application with many evidence-based therapy models, including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Bowenian-Transgenerational Therapy among others.

My clinical style is supportive, warm, approachable, humorous, directive, appropriately challenging, and empowering. I have been married, through all the ups and downs, I have two children, a cat, a dog, and a few fish. I don’t have many hobbies, but I love nature, travelling and learning – I’ll never stop learning and growing!

I provide support and practical feedback to help individuals and couples effectively address personal and relationship challenges. I integrate cutting edge techniques built to improve your relationship and take it to places you doubted were possible. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual, couple, and family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

I earned my BS in Sociology with Minors in Psychology and Religious Studies, along with a focus on Family and Human Development Studies through Arizona State University, graduating with honors. I then obtained my Master of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Arizona State University, again graduating with high marks and being recognized as a leader within my class.

Arizona State University’s Master of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAS-MFT) program is rising in notoriety due to excellent instruction by past presidents of the Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and current members of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Managers.

License, Certifications & Awards

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #15494)
  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Certified
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Leader (Awarded during graduate degree studies)

Additional Training

  • Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Evidence-Based Practices

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAZMFT)
  • Arizona Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (AZEFT)
  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

How I Work & What I Stand For: 8 Things You Might Want To Know About REtherapyCenter

  1. I do this work because I love it.
    I love working with couples and I’m committed to putting goodness into the world.
     My entire practice is built on love, communication and empathy. I am deeply invested in helping people connect and discover emotional closeness.
  2. I believe everyone deserves a safe haven, especially children.
    I understand what we do makes a difference and has a ripple effect.
     It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, I know there is a connection between emotional safety and peace; in the human heart and in the home.
  3. I work with kind people.
    I value kindness, and at the same time, I understand people will have vigorous disagreements.
     Mean-spirited or dangerous behavior born out of hatred or an unquenchable need to win negates love and connection. This behavior along with ageism, sexism, racism or any other form of bigotry is unwelcome. Closeness requires kindness.
  4. I’m here to make a difference in the world.
    Every person counts. I view human connection as sacred and I am proud to help people live full meaningful lives – together.
     I take a strong stance on diversity and believe everyone has the right to feel safe, heard and understood without feeling marginalized or pathologized.
  5. I don’t do average.
    I am committed to exceeding your expectations — and my own.
     I am laser focused and I specialize. I am passionate about going above and beyond for you and your relationship. I am equally committed to myself, my profession, my family and other therapists. I invite you to have the same level of commitment to your relationship while we work together.
  6. I am not for everyone.
    I take a stand for love and when it comes to relationships, I value both partners.
     I refuse to mediate fights or take sides. My No Blame/No Shame policy pretty much sums it up. I take our work together seriously AND I know how to enjoy my clients and lighten the mood when appropriate. I like to laugh and hope you do too.
  7. I love my clients.
    You are the reason REtherapyCenter exists.
     When you improve and enhance your relationship, you make meaningful change in your life and in the world. I think that’s awesome! I am committed to coaching you through a process that gives you and your relationship the best chance for success. I want to be sure you always feel valued, respected and appreciated.
  8. I’ve got your back.
    I believe strongly in the work I do and the methods I use. 
    If there’s a situation I am not best suited for, if something is not in my scope of practice, or if I believe I can’t help you… I promise to clearly disclose all that I can and refer you to other professionals and resources that best fit your needs. You’ve got my word on that.

Rediscover Yourself…
Rediscover Your Partner…
A Treasure Awaits the Brave

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  • I make therapy convenient and easy with evening and weekend availability to fit your busy life.

  • Clients who work with me appreciate my straightforward and down-to-earth approach.

  • I will work with you to create a path out of the darkness and back into the light.

  • If you are here, you know you need help. It’s time for something to change. Schedule a free 15-minute consult today.