You tell yourself what happened to you wasn't real, but under the busyness of life you know it was. You see it coming up in you romantic relationships-the same type of person, the same conflict, the same experience that leaves you with a feeling like there's something wrong with you. Or, maybe you see it in your family relationships-wanting them to meet your needs and always being disappointed. Or, maybe you see it coming up in those moments of lost time-your mind spinning around past hurts. No matter how the trauma may surface, you can no longer live like this.
What would you do if you no longer felt tied down by your past? If you no longer felt something was “missing” from your life...that any symptoms of anxiety, depression, exhaustion, negative self talk and feelings of disconnection were gone? My passion is to help you uncover the answers to such questions and provide support throughout your counseling journey.
I am a compassionate and professional advocate for individual's needs and have a gentle, empathic, goal-oriented approach to counseling.
I provide a safe, encouraging, and respectful environment in which individuals may comfortably achieve their therapeutic goals, some of which may include gaining new insights, understanding, and practical skills for maintaining mental and emotional wellness. Therapy is collaborative and my sessions are tailored to best fit the needs and desires of each person. I have strong clinical skills; prefer an eclectic therapeutic approach and have experience with conducting therapy for a wide spectrum of general, psychological patterns.
Has life become so challenging that you ask yourself, “Will it ever get easier?” As we journey down the road of life, we will run into bumps, make wrong turns, and even get into wrecks. When that happens, we need guidance to get back to being our happiest, healthiest selves. Whether you’re facing the stress from common life-cycle transitions (e.g., beginning a new career, facing a big move, etc.), experiencing a loss of “spark” in your relationship, noticing a breakdown in communication with family members, or facing the psychological and biological comorbidity of chronic illness, I am here to help you navigate the road ahead.
We all, at one time or another, have faced adversity, distress, anxiety, depression and during these times we can feel incredibly overwhelmed and alone. I am often reminded by my clients that it only takes one courageous step to bring about positive meaningful change. This is the time that we should reach out for help and start to look for answers to deal with these challenges. I encourage you to take that first step. I meet my clients where they are in the moment and help them in managing their thoughts, feelings and provide overall emotional support.
*VIDEO & PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE TO ALL AZ RESIDENTS** I specialize in providing couples counseling and couples intensives for relationships in crisis. No matter how busy you are or how demanding your schedule, a 1-day or 2-day intensive will help you turn toward each other again and shift the dynamic in your relationship. Working together, we will identify the most crucial issues and empower you with the specific skills you need to overcome them. This targeted, highly personalized form of counseling works quickly and effectively.
Is your child slipping deeper into avoiding school, friends, or family as they become stuck in the cycle of anxiety and depression? Are you becoming frustrated and helpless as you try your best to reach them? Using research-based interventions, I effectively and creatively use your family's strengths and resiliency to help your child get back on their feet. A specialist in parent-child attachment, I am keen at facilitating authentic and at times difficult-to-hold conversations between you and your child, to guide you toward building genuine, trusting, and more fulfilling family relationships.
Emily Krushefski is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment in a comfortable, relaxing environment. Attention and care is given to understanding and accommodating specific client needs with a focus on therapy that works. Emily is trained in multiple evidenced-based treatments. This substantial training history, combined with years of experience provides clients with a polished, professional therapeutic process involving patience, support and encouragement.
Rubén rapport builds quickly with any age, is compassionate, empathetic, humorous, energetic, and a well experienced Therapist/Social Worker. Rubén enjoys working with diverse populations and applies various treatment modalities to meet their unique needs of his clients including EMDR and DBT. “One is already feeling vulnerable and it takes so much bravery to ask for help, with this nobody should be placed in a box regarding their treatment.”
I take a holistic, person-centered and trauma-informed care approach to working with my clients. I use an integrative approach to counseling by meeting my clients where they are in the moment. I often use Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with my clients. I've also been a student of spiritual teachings for many years that come out of Buddhism and the Hindu religion that share a truth understanding of reality and our true nature. This beautiful understanding comes through in my counseling approach.
I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Custody Evaluator, and Parent Coordinator in private practice with over 20 years of experience in custody dispute and parenting time issues. I specialize in co-parenting, parental alienation, parenting estrangement, and parent-child relationship issues. I also work with teens and adults with addiction issues, social barriers, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, and depression. I strive for honesty, open and non-judgmental communication, humor, goal-oriented, and respectful relationships with all my clients.
My focus is on state-of-the-art treatment for ADD/ADHD, learning disorders, anxiety, depression, plus other clinical and behavioral disorders. My use of technology, such as EEG Neurofeedback serves as an alternative or supplement to medication for ADD as well as other disorders, resulting in more thorough and long-term results. I combine NASA developed Smart Brain Games, EEG Neurofeedback, Brain Maps, Interactive Metronome and Audio Visual Entrainment to create significant improvements in attention and concentration.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a private practice located off the 101 and Shea Blvd. I belong to the American Counseling Association (ACA), American Christian Counseling Association (AACC) and a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). I served on the Board of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (2013-2019), and as Chairman from (2014-2016, 2017-2018). I was also on the Behavioral Health Rules Subcommittee, Personnel Subcommittee and Counseling Credentialing Committees. I currently volunteer at Scottsdale Bible Church and am an Adjunct Professor at Phoenix Seminary teaching Ethics.
Want to feel like a NEW YOU? The pain and frustration of Anxiety and Depression are not all in your head. So, I combine Functional and Nutritional assistance along with psychotherapy. Whatever goes on in your body influences what goes on in your mind, as well! We can work together, electronically or in-person, to identify and treat the causes of your emotional distress. If you are looking for someone who can help you live life with a sense of mental, emotional, & physical well being, let me help you leave anxiety, depression trauma, and emotional struggles behind.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ASAT, RYT
As a person in long term recovery from various substance and process addictions, I've been helped along the way by some very special humans who have lit the way for me to peer into the areas of my path that I was either denying or just couldn't see from an objective perspective (yet). After a career as a marketing professional, I was able to make the transition into providing this work that has helped me come to terms with life and my place in it; work that feeds my soul and shines the light on those dark places so many of us are afraid to venture into alone. Together, we can explore and make meaning of what's happened to you.
Working with clients on all types of issues ends in such positive results. My services are a private one-on-one in office/phone sessions/Skype. Groups are arranged for those needing interaction. Each session is customized to that individual with the recording of that session. I help them get results and let them take control of their life once again. Many of my clients come back for more than one session which includes stop smoking, weight-loss, anxiety, dating/relationship issues, women and mens issues, sports and more.
My therapy practice is dedicated to helping TEENS, COLLEGE AGE STUDENTS and YOUNG ADULTS through challenging times in their lives. This stage in life is such an important time in one’s development and it is easy to become overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed with all that life is throwing at you. I have worked with teens and young adults for over twenty years, and now as a trauma therapist I find there is a greater need than ever to give teens and young adults the coping skills needed to deal with the challenges and stressors they are facing on a daily basis. Some of my brightest young clients feel they are 'not good enough.'
Existential counseling involves the process of finding individual meaning and value in life and can support your unique expression of purpose in the world. Anxiety, fear, apathy, depression, frustration, loneliness, insecurity, meaninglessness, anger, unresolved grief, illness, and chronic conflict – this is human suffering. To transition through the seasons of one’s life with its ever-changing landscape of joys and sorrows, grief, and loss with grace, dignity and respect. To care for ourselves and the environment we live in, to connect with our community, and to face our own mortality in a state of serenity – this is wholeness.
I believe change is possible for everyone. Change happens with support, guidance, wisdom and trust. Healing in the relationship with self, positively impacts our relationships with others. We are all deserving of satisfaction and fulfillment, as well as the opportunity to share it with others. If you are seeking change in your relationships, marriage, self-esteem, mood, satisfaction or behaviors, I can help. With honesty and compassion, I will help you find your satisfaction. Ultimately, the goal of therapy is to no longer need therapy, as that means you are confidently and successfully managing your best life.
I enjoy working with people from various religious, cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Most of my work has been centered around people managing concurrent mental health diagnoses, life transitions, chronic illnesses, people experiencing a crisis, and people who self-identify as disabled. It is also important for me to work with clients who are new to therapy or hesitant about starting.