"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to."
Motherhood can be a wonderful time but it can also be a difficult process and adjustment. I am committed to helping new and experienced moms and dads struggling to support each other through this transition.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. I am an Arizona native, born and raised in the Phoenix area. In my free time, I am usually found chasing after my three young children or training for a half-marathon with my husband.
I attended Northern Arizona University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, then continued on to earn a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. I have professional training and experience which includes Infertility, Birth Trauma, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Adjustment to Motherhood.
I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and I find there is great success when life’s traumas are discovered and resolved. In addition, I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is essential to learning and managing emotions while effectively communicating with others
received my Bachelors in Kinesiology and Psychology form the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas in 2015; where I was apart of the Artistic Swimming team for 4 years. Currently, I am a coach and masters artistic swimmer for Scottsdale Synchro here in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Over my10 year plus coaching career, I enjoy helping young athletes build self-esteem and self-confidence and overcome nerves to help them perform their best in order for them to achieve their goals. In my free time I enjoy swimming, cooking & baking, and going on bike rides with my boyfriend and 16 month old Bernedoodle puppy.
My name is Allison and I have been in the mental health field for over a decade. I hold two masters in the field of psychology and mental health, and I am Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. I understand that change can be scary even as we make positive changes toward optimal health and wellbeing. I do my best to tailor my therapeutic approach to fit the unique needs of each client or couple. Most importantly, I strive to create a warm and caring therapeutic environment for everyone. I utilize several evidenced based modalities including person-centered, DBT, CBT, ACT, Narrative therapy, Gottman therapy, attachment theory, and trauma informed care among other approaches. My goal is to empower clients in their unique journey towards personal insight, self-compassion, and healing. I also work with children, adolescents, and families using approaches such as family systems, psychoeducation, parent coaching, and child-centered play therapy.
I began working in the world of substance abuse recovery in 2015, after getting sober myself in 2010. I am extremely passionate about helping others find peace in sobriety so that they may begin a new chapter in life. I am a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor and am trained in Brain Spotting as a means of working through unresolved trauma. My goal is to help create a safe space for those suffering to break free of addiction and trauma.
Lori Mischke, MSAC, LASAC has been an active member of the recovery community since April 2013. Lori began her professional work in the substance abuse treatment field in 2016. Lori received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Grand Canyon University, where she graduated with honors, in December of 2016. Lori continued and received her Master of Science in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University, graduating with honors, in February 2019. Lori’s therapeutic methodology includes, among other things, a combination of Motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Lori prides herself on her compassionate, empathetic, and well-rounded approach.
I received my master’s degree in Professional Counseling. I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. I specialize in infant/toddler mental health, children birth to five and trauma. I provide a unique ability to work with trauma at all ages due to her knowledge and experience working with childhood trauma in childhood.
It is my passion to advocate for children and support the foundation of family bonds. I have worked with families for nearly two decades and have worked in mental health care for five years. Specializing in relationships and individual support, my integrative approach is tailored to meet each family’s goals. I utilize my various trainings and certifications, from play therapy to sandtray, cognitive behavioral therapy to parent-child interaction therapy, to assure the client is heard and provided knowledgeable, ethical support. It is my lifelong mission to support parents and their relationship with their children.
I have experience working with clients on an individual and family level. The family therapy approach addresses emotional, behavioral, and psychological concerns that influence family system dysregulation. The family members will work together with the support of the therapist to build communication skills and strengthen relationships. Individually, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neuro sequential model techniques address behaviors observed from dysregulation.
Whether the needs are behavioral, relationship-based, or trauma related my mission is to provide a safe environment and support mental health wellness.
Life is hard and we Are not created to Do it Alone. I believe that therapy is a human interaction first. connecting is key. I am committed to meeting clients where they are and collaborating with them through their therapeutic process. i believe that when we begin to truly accept all parts of ourselves without judgement we can begin to heal. we are complex being made up of unique stories and experiences. i am a firm believer that you are the expert on yourself. i provide a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to cultivate their own healing.
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