Tempe • Mesa • Gilbert • Chandler • Queen Creek • East Valley

About Therapy

582394888You are not alone…

I know it may feel like it sometimes – even if fear, worry, tension, and ruminating thoughts are your constant “companions.”

You walk a fine line, putting so much time and energy into helping everyone else that you forget to care for yourself.

Focusing on everything life throws at you has caused you to lose sight of yourself, your dreams, and your desires. Now, you feel lost in a place of confusion, surrounded by fog, uncertain about which direction to head… or even how to begin.

Once a strength you depended on, you’re now losing touch with your intuition, making decisions feel daunting, if not impossible, at times. Do you stay or go? Do you try one more time, or do you wait for someone else to make a move?

You’ve had sleepless nights and moments of panic about the future, making it challenging to pause and see a path forward.

You’re always running but fear stopping because it feels like time is running out. It’s a constant battle with anxiety.

And in the process, you’re losing your mind, desperate for rest, peace, clarity, and a helping hand.

1150971305I’ve been there. I know that desperate feeling.

Losing touch with yourself is a slow, subtle process. Somewhere along the way, you begin to believe lies about yourself. You changed to accommodate others. You became small, quiet, and “kind.” Your world shifts so gradually that you don’t notice anything wrong. All you know is you feel overwhelmed.

BOOM! You forget all that makes you YOU – what brings joy, excitement, and fullness to your life – what makes you feel inspired and hopeful.

Depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and apathy set in. You find yourself surviving rather than thriving. Pulling yourself out of bed feels like climbing Mount Everest.

It’s disappointing because you know you are unique and have many things you want to do and give back.

That’s why you show up for other people. It’s why you say “yes” and then feel depleted again. When will someone show up for you?

You start comparing yourself to what you see on social media, and BAM…

Negative thoughts start flowing into your head. Like psychological Whack-a-Mole, one after the other, they come. It’s no wonder you begin adopting harmful or ineffective habits for relief.

Trust me: I’ve been where you are now and can relate. And let me tell you… there is a different way to live!

1059449492Therapy can help you regain sight of yourself.

Therapy is a time that few get and even fewer prioritize, yet it can have powerful outcomes!

First and foremost: Trust is essential. Everything you share with me is confidential.

When we meet for our first session, you can expect kindness, empathy, compassion, and a plan of action. I will sincerely listen and join you on a journey to set things on a better path in your life.

Just think:

Time devoted to your life, what’s happening with you…

Time working on your peace, thoughts, and feelings…

Energy poured into unpacking the things that scare you…

I hold space for an empathic and heartfelt experience that will create a trusting environment, allowing us to be curious about how you got to where you are, what narratives are currently driving your emotional experience and behaviors, and how we might begin to rewrite those stories together for a better future.

Therapy is your chance! It’s a time devoted entirely to YOU, allowing you to take back some control, rewrite future possibilities, discover mental freedom, and form deeper connections.

1455947297I understand your hesitation to share with others.

Our time together will be all about YOU. Has any thought ever sounded so amazing AND so overwhelming at the same time?

How often have you thought about sharing your thoughts and feelings with your friends, partner, or someone you love and trust, but you stop short because you feel embarrassed or think, “They’ve probably already heard all this?”

Maybe you’ve come to the point of letting someone see your most complex parts – the sadness, loneliness, worry, and pain – only to back out at the last minute. The vulnerability causes your stomach to ache.

“What happens if I open up and explore these depths of who I am?”

“Who wants to hear all that anyway? Who has the time?”

“Will I lose control?”

“Will I be an emotional mess, unable to function?”

“How do I close the box once it’s opened?”

“Is it best to leave this alone and settle for ‘good enough’ rather than seek something more?”

You probably don’t want to think about your thoughts or feel your feelings yourself… let alone share them with someone else.

You’re worth being known… FULLY known.

This is where freedom in life is fully experienced, and therapy is your chance to get there!

I’ll keep a safe and nonjudgmental space for you each week. Together, we’ll explore the beliefs that have been holding you hostage!

We will first explore where your story started: how this began, how you react now, what changed to get you here, or how you came to live here. We won’t stare at the past; rather, we’ll look at it with curiosity and begin to move forward from it. As I get to know you, you also will get to know yourself – differently.

We will provide the tools you need to bring your dreams, joys, and desires back into reality. I want you to feel heard as I listen and learn, supported as you take steps toward freedom and a new way of living.

The tools you learn will be with you forever. They’re your guide to mental and emotional freedom.

288688688Setting out on the journey together…

Our first session will entail a brief introduction and cover a few business items and boundaries for our therapeutic relationship.

We’ll also discuss in more depth why you’re seeking therapy. We’ll eventually talk about things you might not talk to your mother about, so we’ll assess your readiness for the endeavor and whether therapy together is right for you.

Assuming I’m a good fit for what you are looking for and my expertise suits your needs, we’ll schedule recurring appointments and begin our journey focused on your stated goals for therapy.

Each session can take its own path. It may start with a brief recap of your week’s progress or struggles. We’ll examine them together and collaborate on the best next steps.

You’re the expert on you and your life up to this point, and I’m the expert in psychotherapy. Let’s bring them together to unlock a trunk load of useful approaches that can unlock your future!

2120452952Things you might want to know about REtherapyCENTER…

We do this work because we love it.

We love working with couples and are committed to putting goodness into the world. This entire practice is built on love, communication, and empathy. We are deeply invested in helping people connect and discover emotional closeness.

We believe everyone deserves a haven, especially children.

We understand what we do makes a difference and has a ripple effect. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from; we know there is a connection between emotional safety and peace – in the human heart and the home.

We work with kind people.

We value kindness, and at the same time, we understand people 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.

We are here to make a difference in the world.

Every person counts. We view the human connection as sacred, and we are proud to help people live meaningful lives – together. We take a strong stance on diversity and believe everyone has the right to feel safe, heard, and understood without feeling marginalized or pathologized.

We don’t do average.

We are committed to exceeding your expectations – and our own. We are laser-focused, and we specialize. We are passionate about going above and beyond for you and your relationship. We are equally committed to ourselves, our profession, our families, and other therapists. We invite you to have the same commitment to your relationship while we work together.

We are not for everyone.

We take a stand for love and value both partners regarding relationships. We refuse to mediate fights or take sides. We take our work together seriously AND know how to enjoy our clients and lighten the mood when appropriate. We like to laugh and hope you do, too.

We love our clients.

You are the reason REtherapyCENTER exists. When you improve your relationship, you make meaningful changes in your life and the world. That’s awesome! We are committed to coaching you through a process that gives you and your relationship the best chance for success. We want to be sure you always feel valued, respected, and appreciated.

We have your back.

We strongly believe in the work we do and the methods we use. If there is a situation and we’re not best suited to handle it, if something is outside our scope of practice, or if we believe we cannot help you, we will refer you to other professionals and resources that better fit your needs. You have our word on that!

165772163It’s time to RE…

…REnew, REevaluate, REcommit, REthink, REengage, REstart, REconsider…

Wellness comes from a balance in all the areas of our lives: emotional, physical, social, mental, and spiritual. Often, things can tip the scales beyond what we can handle. In therapy, we can help you find balance again, developing the skills you need to move into a healthier place.

Let’s be honest: If you could do this independently, you would have done so by now. Fortunately, you don’t have to! We’re here to support you in a warm, approachable, humorous, directive, appropriately challenging, and empowering way.

This is a place to begin again… and nothing stands in your way!

Call us today to schedule your free consultation. Let’s talk about how we can help: (480) 908-7898.

The REtherapyCenter

Research studies repeatedly demonstrate the effectiveness of marriage and family therapy in treating the full range of mental and emotional disorders and health problems.

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Attachment-Based
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma and Mindfulness [Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)]
  • Trauma-Focused/Informed

Therapeutic Targets

  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Difficult childhoods
  • Divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy
  • Marriage
  • Meaning and purpose
  • Overwhelm
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Trust