Alzheimer's Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Sandra Naylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSIMC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050
As a Gerontologist, I specialize in issues regarding the aging process. I help older individuals and families adjust to life changes including adapting to retirement communities, assisted living or long-term care facilities, chronic illnesses, Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and terminal illnesses. Working collaboratively, I problem-solve with individuals and families who may be struggling with difficult life transitions. We work on addressing the emotional distress, anxiety and complicated family relationships surrounding helping aging loved ones, and facing challenges encountered in the decision-making process.
As a Gerontologist, I specialize in issues regarding the aging process. I help older individuals and families adjust to life changes including adapting to retirement communities, assisted living or long-term care facilities, chronic illnesses, Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and terminal illnesses. Working collaboratively, I problem-solve with individuals and families who may be struggling with difficult life transitions. We work on addressing the emotional distress, anxiety and complicated family relationships surrounding helping aging loved ones, and facing challenges encountered in the decision-making process.
(480) 360-4942 View (480) 360-4942
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Michelle Zipser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, APHSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
I want to support those who are caring for loved, and not so loved ones, through their process of dementia. I know it's helpful to have a therapist who is familiar and experienced in this area of care. Don't be alone and frustrated, if you can help it. Therapy is a great way to provide support for yourself. Being open to healing old hurts if and when they come up is also very helpful. There are some things I cannot help with and will provide referrals as needed and available. Unfortunately, I do not take insurance at this time.
I want to support those who are caring for loved, and not so loved ones, through their process of dementia. I know it's helpful to have a therapist who is familiar and experienced in this area of care. Don't be alone and frustrated, if you can help it. Therapy is a great way to provide support for yourself. Being open to healing old hurts if and when they come up is also very helpful. There are some things I cannot help with and will provide referrals as needed and available. Unfortunately, I do not take insurance at this time.
(602) 755-6807 View (602) 755-6807
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Daniel Nightingale
PhD, ADHP, CHT, CBT(P), NPT - C
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
In addition, I am a clinical hypnotherapist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, hold the European Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, Certified Neuropsychotherapist and am a world leading Clinical Dementia Specialist.
With over 30 years of experience, I am a clinician specializing in treating trauma caused by combat, physical, sexual and verbal abuse and other related causes. My model - The Nightingale Model for the Treatment of Trauma - is an eclectic approach which combines Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with Hypnotherapy. This process puts you at the center with the ultimate goal of empowering you to take back control of your life. All approaches are unique based on something I call a Shared Action Plan (SAP). Together, we will build your individual strategy.
In addition, I am a clinical hypnotherapist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, hold the European Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, Certified Neuropsychotherapist and am a world leading Clinical Dementia Specialist.
With over 30 years of experience, I am a clinician specializing in treating trauma caused by combat, physical, sexual and verbal abuse and other related causes. My model - The Nightingale Model for the Treatment of Trauma - is an eclectic approach which combines Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with Hypnotherapy. This process puts you at the center with the ultimate goal of empowering you to take back control of your life. All approaches are unique based on something I call a Shared Action Plan (SAP). Together, we will build your individual strategy.
(480) 646-4409 View (480) 646-4409
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Quin Washington
Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85027
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages including young children and adolescents. I strive to integrate holistic care into my practice by using yoga, meditation, and sound healing to help people connect and heal mind, body, and spirit. I have also cared for those with dementia and find enjoyment in helping them find peace toward the end of their lives. My go-to treatment modalities include CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and I am certified in herbalism. I like to provide psychoeducation on different topics dealing with anxiety, stress, and how to moderate levels of depression and build self-esteem. I really enjoy brainstorming and/or
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages including young children and adolescents. I strive to integrate holistic care into my practice by using yoga, meditation, and sound healing to help people connect and heal mind, body, and spirit. I have also cared for those with dementia and find enjoyment in helping them find peace toward the end of their lives. My go-to treatment modalities include CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and I am certified in herbalism. I like to provide psychoeducation on different topics dealing with anxiety, stress, and how to moderate levels of depression and build self-esteem. I really enjoy brainstorming and/or
(480) 739-3721 View (480) 739-3721
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Arcadia Neuropsychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I primarily provide neuropsychological testing and evaluation services for individuals suffering from various cognitive difficulties.
I primarily provide neuropsychological testing and evaluation services for individuals suffering from various cognitive difficulties.
(602) 962-3631 View (602) 962-3631
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Adrianne Gallucci
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020
For adults, I provide: comprehensive neurocognitive assessments, capacity evaluations (finances, medical decisions, consent to treatment, living independently), pre-surgery evaluations (neuromodulation, bariatric, amputation), Fitness for Duty evaluations, ADHD, Autism, and psychological evaluations. For children over 6, I provide ADHD, Autism, intellectual functioning, and psychological assessments. I also provide psychotherapy for adults and couples.
For adults, I provide: comprehensive neurocognitive assessments, capacity evaluations (finances, medical decisions, consent to treatment, living independently), pre-surgery evaluations (neuromodulation, bariatric, amputation), Fitness for Duty evaluations, ADHD, Autism, and psychological evaluations. For children over 6, I provide ADHD, Autism, intellectual functioning, and psychological assessments. I also provide psychotherapy for adults and couples.
(602) 641-3203 View (602) 641-3203
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RONIC Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85012
In an effort to bridge the gaps which exist within the current mental health treatment and evaluation process, my psychiatrist partner and I have developed a comprehensive model which utilizes an interdisciplinary approach that combines the specialized work of psychology and psychiatry all in one agency. Prior to the development of our agency, my partner and I individually provided evaluation and treatment services in a variety of diverse settings throughout Maricopa County and abroad for over 10 years. Our interdisciplinary approach yields a useful product which benefits our colleagues and members of our community.
In an effort to bridge the gaps which exist within the current mental health treatment and evaluation process, my psychiatrist partner and I have developed a comprehensive model which utilizes an interdisciplinary approach that combines the specialized work of psychology and psychiatry all in one agency. Prior to the development of our agency, my partner and I individually provided evaluation and treatment services in a variety of diverse settings throughout Maricopa County and abroad for over 10 years. Our interdisciplinary approach yields a useful product which benefits our colleagues and members of our community.
(623) 455-5697 View (623) 455-5697
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Dr. Nathan Hale
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
Are you bothered by constant worry, fear, nervousness or anxiety? Feeling down, depressed, hopeless or like life is always going wrong? Having difficulty focusing or concentrating and feeling like you are always on the move? Is procrastinating or always putting things off until the last minute something you struggle with? These are all a part of being human, and there is nothing wrong with you. Let me help you better how to understand these thoughts, and feelings and drop the struggle against them. I can help you better understand how you can change behaviors and live a better life, even with these thoughts and feelings.
Are you bothered by constant worry, fear, nervousness or anxiety? Feeling down, depressed, hopeless or like life is always going wrong? Having difficulty focusing or concentrating and feeling like you are always on the move? Is procrastinating or always putting things off until the last minute something you struggle with? These are all a part of being human, and there is nothing wrong with you. Let me help you better how to understand these thoughts, and feelings and drop the struggle against them. I can help you better understand how you can change behaviors and live a better life, even with these thoughts and feelings.
(602) 975-3525 View (602) 975-3525
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Kim Van Wuffen
LPC, CCTF, CCTSS
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
I am a Board Certified Supervisor, EMDR trained licensed professional counselor who specializes in trauma related issues. Along with being a therapist I am also a brain health coach with Dr. Amen clinics. My assessments are included in the therapeutic process. I work primarily with women's issues surrounding abuse and trauma by infidelity and partner sex addiction. I also collaborate couple's intensive sessions when needed. Healing is possible and I provide a non-judgmental, supportive therapeutic environment.
I am a Board Certified Supervisor, EMDR trained licensed professional counselor who specializes in trauma related issues. Along with being a therapist I am also a brain health coach with Dr. Amen clinics. My assessments are included in the therapeutic process. I work primarily with women's issues surrounding abuse and trauma by infidelity and partner sex addiction. I also collaborate couple's intensive sessions when needed. Healing is possible and I provide a non-judgmental, supportive therapeutic environment.
(623) 292-3302 View (623) 292-3302
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Franza Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Franza Psychological Services, PLLC, offers an array of psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for individuals who are looking to address life difficulties. We evaluate individuals who struggle with neurodevelopmental disorders (autistic spectrum disorder and intellectual disability), neurocognitive disorders, long-term behavioral, mental health difficulties, and substance use disorders. The clinicians at Franza Psychological Services PLLC, specialize in a variety of mental health disorders, requiring clinical, forensic, and neuropsychological specialties.
Franza Psychological Services, PLLC, offers an array of psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for individuals who are looking to address life difficulties. We evaluate individuals who struggle with neurodevelopmental disorders (autistic spectrum disorder and intellectual disability), neurocognitive disorders, long-term behavioral, mental health difficulties, and substance use disorders. The clinicians at Franza Psychological Services PLLC, specialize in a variety of mental health disorders, requiring clinical, forensic, and neuropsychological specialties.
(623) 253-7997 View (623) 253-7997
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Kelly N Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85007  (Online Only)
Anxiety has caused you to experience exhaustion and isolation. You constantly have doubts and worries floating around in your thoughts. It feels like your mind won’t stop thinking about everything at once. You doubt yourself because every little decision feels monumentally consequential. Normal tasks that used to bring you joy no longer do, even your hobbies have fallen by the wayside. Friends try reaching out to you, but you end up withdrawing further away from them. You wish there were a way to go back to when you were happy and sure of yourself, but there seems to be this massive gap that just can't be bridged.
Anxiety has caused you to experience exhaustion and isolation. You constantly have doubts and worries floating around in your thoughts. It feels like your mind won’t stop thinking about everything at once. You doubt yourself because every little decision feels monumentally consequential. Normal tasks that used to bring you joy no longer do, even your hobbies have fallen by the wayside. Friends try reaching out to you, but you end up withdrawing further away from them. You wish there were a way to go back to when you were happy and sure of yourself, but there seems to be this massive gap that just can't be bridged.
(623) 624-1317 View (623) 624-1317
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Linda Kriesel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Greetings! I have had the privilege of practicing the art of psychotherapy for 48 yrs. and utilize a number of modalities: family of origin, shame reduction, enneagram, mindfulness, dream interpretation, cognitive therapy and DBT. The entry point to authentic healing and lasting growth, is the development of self awareness and self compassion. I guide my clients to realize their capacity to welcome current challenges, feelings and thoughts without judgment but with acceptance and curiosity. My approach is eclectic, respectful, highly interactive, compassionate and sometimes challenging. I suggest homework between sessions.
Greetings! I have had the privilege of practicing the art of psychotherapy for 48 yrs. and utilize a number of modalities: family of origin, shame reduction, enneagram, mindfulness, dream interpretation, cognitive therapy and DBT. The entry point to authentic healing and lasting growth, is the development of self awareness and self compassion. I guide my clients to realize their capacity to welcome current challenges, feelings and thoughts without judgment but with acceptance and curiosity. My approach is eclectic, respectful, highly interactive, compassionate and sometimes challenging. I suggest homework between sessions.
(602) 737-0364 View (602) 737-0364
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Selah Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
I have found my calling to become a social worker out of desire and passion to help people live a fulfilling and balance life. My life experience includes years of committed motherhood, care givers for 34 years to a brother who has intellectual disabilities. I have a deep belief in the restorative powers of self-knowledge, self-acceptance and unconditional love. With open for support, and extensive-self exploration of the healing process I have walked away my own PTSD having survive six years Refugee Camp.
I have found my calling to become a social worker out of desire and passion to help people live a fulfilling and balance life. My life experience includes years of committed motherhood, care givers for 34 years to a brother who has intellectual disabilities. I have a deep belief in the restorative powers of self-knowledge, self-acceptance and unconditional love. With open for support, and extensive-self exploration of the healing process I have walked away my own PTSD having survive six years Refugee Camp.
(602) 962-2580 View (602) 962-2580
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Shawn Foltz Emmons
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85014
I enjoy doing all types of therapy for all different issues to include depression, anxiety, addiction/substance use and abuse, health and wellness, grief, trauma, parental alienation, developmental challenges, autism spectrum disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, codependency, work stress and relationship conflict. I work with people to identify treatment goals and create a treatment regimen that fits their needs which includes psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, behavior modification, interpersonal therapy, sport psychology and coaching.
I enjoy doing all types of therapy for all different issues to include depression, anxiety, addiction/substance use and abuse, health and wellness, grief, trauma, parental alienation, developmental challenges, autism spectrum disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, codependency, work stress and relationship conflict. I work with people to identify treatment goals and create a treatment regimen that fits their needs which includes psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, behavior modification, interpersonal therapy, sport psychology and coaching.
(480) 207-3432 View (480) 207-3432
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Lisa H Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MAPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Life change left you feeling "stuck", down or isolating? A masters level licensed Christian counselor with immediate openings I realize it takes courage to seek help and offer a safe place for healing. Would you rather walk and talk, or prefer a listening ear in a comfy office? We will collaborate to set goals promoting forward movement. A former teacher and military spouse, I will meet you where you are and help you find clarity and insight to move through emotions motivating proactive growth.
Life change left you feeling "stuck", down or isolating? A masters level licensed Christian counselor with immediate openings I realize it takes courage to seek help and offer a safe place for healing. Would you rather walk and talk, or prefer a listening ear in a comfy office? We will collaborate to set goals promoting forward movement. A former teacher and military spouse, I will meet you where you are and help you find clarity and insight to move through emotions motivating proactive growth.
(602) 737-0822 View (602) 737-0822
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Sierra Carroll
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85029  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Sierra Carroll and I am a licensed therapist in Arizona. I completed my BS in Psychology from Sam Houston State University in 2013 before moving to Arizona and completing a Masters in Professional Counseling in 2018. I have worked with clients of all ages and walks of life through both my career in the medical field and experience in counseling. It is my passion to help guide clients through their own personal journey of healing as no two are the same.
Hello! My name is Sierra Carroll and I am a licensed therapist in Arizona. I completed my BS in Psychology from Sam Houston State University in 2013 before moving to Arizona and completing a Masters in Professional Counseling in 2018. I have worked with clients of all ages and walks of life through both my career in the medical field and experience in counseling. It is my passion to help guide clients through their own personal journey of healing as no two are the same.
(623) 267-9658 View (623) 267-9658
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Emily Hines
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85027
I truly care about what you are experiencing. Having the right support is the key to being able to overcome areas that are keeping you stuck. You have managed to cope and survive this long, but perhaps it feels like you don't have all of the tools or insights to find true relief from symptoms or difficulties you are experiencing. You are constantly weighed down by anxiety, holding yourself to high standards with little time for restoration, or haunted by the lingering effects of trauma. You are ready for change - perhaps you have tried therapy before and wonder how to really get the most of it.
I truly care about what you are experiencing. Having the right support is the key to being able to overcome areas that are keeping you stuck. You have managed to cope and survive this long, but perhaps it feels like you don't have all of the tools or insights to find true relief from symptoms or difficulties you are experiencing. You are constantly weighed down by anxiety, holding yourself to high standards with little time for restoration, or haunted by the lingering effects of trauma. You are ready for change - perhaps you have tried therapy before and wonder how to really get the most of it.
(623) 304-4015 View (623) 304-4015
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Dr. Melissa Estavillo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Dr. Melissa Estavillo is a Licensed Psychologist and founder of Biltmore Psychology and Counseling. At BPC we do not view people as broken and damaged, but on a journey to become the best versions of themselves. Though some nights may be dark, we believe in hope for the future and the tenacity of the human spirit. Our job is to journey with people through difficult times and provide the guidance needed to achieve something far greater than the average. We can’t promise that it will always be easy, but we believe that it is worth it and know you will too.
Dr. Melissa Estavillo is a Licensed Psychologist and founder of Biltmore Psychology and Counseling. At BPC we do not view people as broken and damaged, but on a journey to become the best versions of themselves. Though some nights may be dark, we believe in hope for the future and the tenacity of the human spirit. Our job is to journey with people through difficult times and provide the guidance needed to achieve something far greater than the average. We can’t promise that it will always be easy, but we believe that it is worth it and know you will too.
(480) 525-8386 View (480) 525-8386
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Shirli Regev
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85014
DR. Shirli works with women through practical intervention therapy, who feel stuck / despaired / confused or broken a, not knowing their next step. Working on 4 areas of life we will find balance and empowerment. It is not until your circumstances or inner emotional nature dictates "You can't do this anymore. You have to change if you want to survive" that you will start to make the necessary changes to transform your mind, habits, and soul. We are going to learn together how to be empowered to be able to fit to fight your life with grace, harmony, and peace of mind, to know how to be able to navigate our own ship to quiet waters.
DR. Shirli works with women through practical intervention therapy, who feel stuck / despaired / confused or broken a, not knowing their next step. Working on 4 areas of life we will find balance and empowerment. It is not until your circumstances or inner emotional nature dictates "You can't do this anymore. You have to change if you want to survive" that you will start to make the necessary changes to transform your mind, habits, and soul. We are going to learn together how to be empowered to be able to fit to fight your life with grace, harmony, and peace of mind, to know how to be able to navigate our own ship to quiet waters.
(928) 223-5744 View (928) 223-5744
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Tracey James
Counselor, MAC, LPC-S, CSAT, CSOPT, RACS
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85006  (Online Only)
Tracey is a masters-level licensed professional counselor in Arizona. She is a graduate from Ottawa University specializing in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation. She works at the world-renowned addiction treatment center Gentle Path at The Meadows as the Lead Therapist. She specializes in treatment services for trauma, sexual behaviors, relationships, addictions, mental health, and LGBTQIA2+. Tracey has completed training to be a CSAT, RACS, CSOPT. Modalities incorporated into her services are The Meadows Model, Post Inductive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
Tracey is a masters-level licensed professional counselor in Arizona. She is a graduate from Ottawa University specializing in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation. She works at the world-renowned addiction treatment center Gentle Path at The Meadows as the Lead Therapist. She specializes in treatment services for trauma, sexual behaviors, relationships, addictions, mental health, and LGBTQIA2+. Tracey has completed training to be a CSAT, RACS, CSOPT. Modalities incorporated into her services are The Meadows Model, Post Inductive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
(623) 288-5229 View (623) 288-5229
Alzheimer's Therapists

What are the first-line treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease?

The first-line treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is often medication, which may be prescribed based on the severity of the disease. These include cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine, or a combination of the two. Behavioral treatments can help people cope with emotional distress, such as anxiety or anger, and explore lifestyle changes related to housing, caregiving, sleep, and finances.

When to seek treatment for Alzheimer’s?

It’s best to seek treatment at the first signs of dementia. Early warning signs of Alzheimer’s include memory problems, such as forgetting appointments or directions, as well as trouble concentrating, paying attention, retrieving words, and carrying out daily household tasks. An early diagnosis can help people slow the progression of the disease with treatment and plan for the future in terms of housing, support, finances, and legality.

Are there specific medications to treat Alzheimer’s?

Medications approved by the FDA to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s include galantamine, rivastigmine, and donepezil for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, and memantine, donepezil, and the rivastigmine patch for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s. These drugs can help manage the disease, but no drug currently cures the disease. Medications recently approved by the FDA, such aducanumab and lecanemab may slow the disease course, but aspects of their effectiveness are still debated.

Are there natural treatments for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured via natural remedies (nor via medication), but some lifestyle habits can help forestall it or slow its progression. Lifestyle activities that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease include regular exercise, a healthy, well-rounded diet, stimulating cognitive activity, time spent socializing, adequate sleep, and stress management as needed.