Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and discover joy that you once had in your life.
Co-parenting post Divorce
Trauma can come in various forms and create uncomfortable feelings affecting us in many ways. Choosing to address your trauma and move forward in a healthier manner can be life-changing. We offer EMDR as a treatment option upon consultation for specific trauma treatment.
EMDR is a form of therapy developed in the 1980s by Dr. Francine Shapiro and can be used to reprocess disturbing events. By using tapping or eye movement to stimulate the brain, memories can be stored in a new setting and feel more neutral to the individual. EMDR takes into account the past, present, and future and can be an effective treatment for individuals struggling with the past and its impacts on the present and future.
Below are some websites with further information regarding EMDR and what to expect:
“The strength that is displayed in labor and birth is something that no one can EVER take from you in your life. Elixir of courage.” –Desirre Andrews
Research shows that birth outcome is a variable known to affect bonding (Gunning, 2004, Hoffenkamp, 2012).
Achieving the desired birth experience will result in less psychological trauma to the mother (Soest, 2012; Beck, 2004).
It is common for women to experience emotional struggles postpartum. This can appear days after having your baby or months later and affect your ability to care for your baby, yourself, your relationship, etc. It is important to seek treatment for support.
Clinical Supervision available to LAC's in Arizona. Contact me if you are interested in supervision toward obtaining your independent license.
Dr. Gonzales-Gabaldon is a Doctor of Behavioral Health and Licensed Professional Counselor with 17 years of clinical experience with both child and adult populations in various clinical settings. Passionate about whole body wellness and the mind body connection, Dr. Gonzales-Gabaldon places a strong emphasis on this in the treatment of a variety of mental health concerns. Learning to activate your inner physician, by allowing yourself the grace to heal and learn from your life experiences can create confidence and gratitude, while reducing stress effects and disease in the body.
Dr. Gonzales-Gabaldon is a Marriage Friendly Therapist, and believes that healthy marriages are good for a couples' mental and physical health. Healthy marriages are also good for children growing up within the home. Taking the time to focus on your relationship is KEY to developing and continuing a long lasting and satisfying relationship.
Dr. Gonzales-Gabaldon has presented on various mental health topics over the years including the City of Peoria Mental Health Awareness Forum (2017); Glendale Community College Behavioral Health Conference (April 2017 & April 2018); American Association of Suicidology (April 2014); Sedona Behavioral Health Summer Institute (July 2013); Women’s Mental Health Expo (2010) and has been featured in television's Univision’s segment on Childhood Mental Illness (2008).
"I am an Arizona native and love the warm weather. When I’m not working I enjoy swimming, reading, yoga, working on personal fitness goals with my husband and spending time with my family."
Kayla is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a developed passion for facilitating healing, offering hope to clients and their families by incorporating constructive processing, mindfulness, and goal-setting as part of the healing process. Kayla views wellness on a spectrum of four main areas including social functioning, emotional well-being, physical experiences, and personal development. Mental health challenges and successes can happen throughout one’s life and impact one’s outlook in a variety of ways through work, relationships, and life plans. Kayla offers a focus on empowerment and collaboration toward a renewed sense of energy and determination, grounded in clients’ sense of self-worth and purpose.
Kayla is incorporating skills into treatment for working through especially difficult life challenges known as trauma and other types of loss that produce grief and uncomfortable responses which may impact ways of relating. Kayla will offer EMDR Therapy upon completing training within the upcoming year if there is interest in transitioning into this type of therapy at some point over the course of treatment.
“I am an avid exerciser of mindfulness and meditation practices. I enjoy culture, adventuring, and fitness. Things that keep me grounded are lifting weights, heavy bass, and my self-care library.”
Courtney Meola is a Licensed Associate Counselor who strives to provide a nonjudgmental, supportive space for people of all walks of life. An Arizona native, Courtney has spent the last few years receiving education and training to provide mental health services to her home state. Courtney specializes in working with anxiety, trauma, and depression. In addition to talk therapy for various concerns, Courtney has completed EMDR basic training and can offer EMDR therapy. Courtney believes that the past helps inform the present but it does not have to determine the future. Courtney works to help clients address unresolved trauma, loss, and unhelpful thought patterns, to assist others with creating a healthier life full of peace.
“I value creativity and curiosity; by practicing mindfulness and self-care I aim to be present and curious in the moment. I enjoy reading, cooking, exercising, and spending time with my partner and family in my spare time.”
Eva is a Licensed Associate Counselor that is passionate about individuals gaining awareness of being alive with purpose. Through gaining awareness, one can re-learn to trust their own instincts and place themselves center, instead of allowing the external to dominate life. Life is an energetic process; by learning the art of balancing the internal and the external, one can achieve wellness as a whole interconnected system.
Eva is committed to guidance of clients’ unique path towards empowerment. Her approach is integrative, client-centered, and holistic. Eva infuses evidence-based interventions to nourish client therapeutic goals throughout the counseling experience. As a multicultural and trilingual behavioral and mental health therapist, Eva strives for cultural sensitivity, and provides therapy in Spanish and English to individuals of all ages. Eva integrates the following therapeutic modalities with clients:
-Physiological regulation tools from poly-vagal theory
-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
-Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
-Trauma-informed and Strength-based approaches
-Play Therapy techniques
“ I am happy to be myself and watch over my daughter and black labrador-collie. Currently, I’m writing a children’s story and creating art as a way of influencing social change.”
We look forward to assisting you in working through life’s challenges to discover the joy within.
Payments are due at the time of service. We accept Check, Cash, Credit Card, (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover) and Venmo. We accept Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna for some services.
If you do not attend your scheduled appointment and do not notify us of cancellation within 24 hours of the appointment then you will be responsible for the full cost of the session.
Range from $80 - $150
$150/session, insurance not accepted
One time consultation available (60 min) - $100, no insurance
$100/session, no insurance.