Deena Gayle Hitzke

Counselor, EdD,LAC

She/Her/Hers

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(520) 210-5703 Website

Deena Gayle Hitzke

Counselor, EdD,LAC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

DHC Center for Grief and Loss Recovery
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 210-5703
Offers online therapy

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About

Life doesn't have to be hard. There are simple ways to make it better. I can help you to gain insight and perspective, identifying the patterns of thinking, feelings, and neurobiological reactions that manifest your emotional pain and or mental anguish. Once we understand the patterns that need to be changed, we can work together to select the right treatment for you. Having a plan is half the battle, and the other is having someone with the personal and professional experience to guide you. Let's get together and find out if we are a good fit, to embark upon your journey to wholeness, together.
I offer individual and group therapy that focuses upon attachment, grief, loss, and related anxiety and depression. My groups are limited to 8 members, so that each group member has the opportunity to process, and may be booked in advance to reserve a space. Smaller closed therapy groups provide opportunities for groups to evolve into a circle of trust.
You deserve to get the most out of life, and to be happy. You have the power to change your life. If you would like to learn more about my individualized, time-limited, and educational programs, please schedule a free 40-minute consultation. Let me share with you how I can have you back on your feet and ready to embrace your life in less than 16 weeks.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $35 - $75
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I do not accept insurance, but do offer a sliding fee scale that results in a comparable charge to copays. $35.00 if you have no copay.
Email me or call (520) 210-5703 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 27 Years
  • License: Arizona / 19587
  • School: Concordia and Ottawa Universities
  • Year Graduated: 2006
Certified Life Cycle Celebrant, with Certificates in Clinical Assessment, Cognitive Processing, and Reminiscence and Life Review Therapies.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Psychological Association / 22197067
  • Member Since: 2010
  • Membership: International Center for Life Story Innovations and Practice
  • Member Since: 2018

Deena Gayle Hitzke's Groups

Self-Realization/Psychospiritual Development

Based upon Transpersonal Psychology, Self-Realization Therapy involves meditation, journaling, life story work, the use of self-help workbooks, and psychoeducation, in addition to group cognitive processing therapy techniques, to form a circle of trust within which patients learn to gain self-control, insight, self-esteem, and self-confidence. The method also includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, educating patients about the connections between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, how to test the accuracy of their perceptions, and how to use self-talk and mind-body work to alleviate distress.

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Guided Integrative Autobiography

Based upon life review methods for alleviating anxiety, depression, and grief, this class engages participants in empowering reminiscence through writing, art, dance, music, scrapbooking, storytelling, reflective practice, and group processing. The method also includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, educating patients about the functions of reminiscence, as they relate to psychosocial development. Guided Integrative Autobiography encourages patients to reconstruct their life story and examine both positive and negative experiences, toward integrating aspects of self and experience for a sense of wholeness, life purpose, and life meaning.

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Complex Grief Therapy

A structured 16-week program that involves educating patients about complicated grief and how it's treated, exploring their grief reactions, complicated grief symptoms, and patterns of adjustment or maladjustment. The process encourages patients to hold imagined conversations with those lost, and to tell and retell the circumstances of the death, while learning to tell the story with less and less distress- a process called systematic desensitization. CGT has been proven effective for enhancing the ability to cope and process thoughts and emotions, focus on self-positive vs. self-negative reminiscence, and reduce feelings of blame and guilt.

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Location

DHC Center for Grief and Loss Recovery
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 210-5703
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Ageism
  • Alcohol Use
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • End of Life Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Certified Life Cycle Celebrancy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transformative Reminiscence and Life Review
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022
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Deena Gayle Hitzke

Counselor, EdD,LAC