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We offer affordable counseling in Central Phoenix. If you are looking to start counseling please reach out. We have therapist in our office who are currently accepting new clients and have flexible scheduling available. Call us at 602-466-9456
It is with great excitement that we have decided to open our services to the community. Over the years we have been only serving first responders and their families. Recently we decided to expand to others in the community. Our group of therapists truly care about their clients and work passionately to make sure each person starts feeling better. We understand trauma, families and helping to get your life back on track.
Owner and Clinical Director of PSCS. Dr. Ramella provides clinical oversight to our clinicians as well as treats First Responders. She brings 35+ years of public safety and clinical mental health experience to the practice and provides a wealth of knowledge to the field. She earned her PhD in Psychology and is a Behavioral Health Consultant with the International Association of Fire Fighters, serves on the Board of Directors for Community Bridges, serves on numerous public safety and behavioral health committees and is an Instructor for California State University teaching Behavioral Health in the Fire service in their Wildland Urban Interface program.
Emily Priest is a Licensed Master of Social Work Clinician. She graduated from Arizona State University with her Master of Social Work degree. Emily works with children, adolescents, and adults who are living with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, general life stressors, and other mental health conditions.
As a first responder wife and daughter, Emily has a passion for serving this community. She has worked with variety of populations such as first responders and their family members, children and adolescents in the foster care system and the Juvenile Criminal Justice System, and individuals who are nearing end of life.
Emily has a client- centered, strength based approach and uses a variety of modalities including Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing. Emily has training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. She utilizes a strengths-based, genuine, and non-judgmental approach, with the end goal for client’s to eventually be able to manage their own lives independently outside of therapy.
Melissa Ziervogel is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has experience working with adolescents, teens and adults. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Argosy University and has been working in the field of crisis since 2010.
Her desire is to help those who are facing a range of difficulties in their lives and her focus is to help you realize your strengths and to provide an atmosphere that allows you to learn new approaches to those difficulties. She has been very successful using Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Brainspotting.
Melissa has experience in treating individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviors as well as family relationship troubles and those who are near end of life or taking care of those near end of life. She also has experience in treating persons who have been sexually victimized and domestic violence survivors. She is also a trained culturally competent first responder therapist.
She is accepting new clients and has immediate availability during the week and on Saturdays. Call or text for more information.
Sheila Huff is a Licensed Associate Counselor who has experience working with adults between the ages of 18 and 72 years old. She obtained her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.
It is her passion to help others reach their full potential in life through evidence-based treatment.
She has a gentle demeanor and clients often feel comfortable opening up to her, which makes for a positive therapeutic experience. She considers herself to be eclectic in therapeutic modalities, but has extensive experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy approaches.
Sheila has experience in treating individuals who struggle with Anxiety and Panic disorders, Depression, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and victims of Domestic Violence. She is accepting clients and has availability during the week, as well as the weekend. Call or text for more information:
Tuesday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00-4:00 pm
Sarah Hanley is an amazing Licensed Associate Counselor, who provides professional counseling for children, adolescents, and adults facing a wide range of life difficulties, changes, stress, or trauma. She focuses on achieving balance in life, by processing and focusing on one’s emotional response.
Sarah specializes in the treatment of children, utilizing play therapy; adolescents and adults in life transitions, depression, and anxiety; crisis support.
Sarah works together with her clients to create an open, collaborative, growth oriented environment where clients can process and unravel difficulties. In session, clients can expect a safe space where constructive ideas can be identified and practiced.
Throughout therapy Sarah uses a multitude of strength-focused interventions while incorporating other methods such as; Solution focused therapy, Narrative therapy as well as mindfulness in a non-judgmental environment. Sarah graduated from Arizona State University with an education focused in child/human development and received her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.
Sarah is currently accepting new clients:
Friday’s 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sunday’s 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Debbie is an integrative therapist. She believes that an individual’s beliefs guide and impact their abilities to create solution for their healing. She works to create change through empowerment and helping others to bring forth their inner strengths, as well as helping them to identify their capabilities and resiliencies as they may identify them. Providing an environment that promotes healing and comfort allows individuals the ability to experience and explore the problems they may be facing with an open mind.
Her desire is to help you begin a successful journey toward healing by building an individual’s mind, body, and spirit connection. She will afford her clients the opportunity to achieve an overall sense of well-being and relief from their difficulties. She has received her Master's of Science degree from Grand Canyon University. Debbie works from a solutions focused approach and enjoys helping clients to design goals and look towards the future to provide a sense of desire to move forward and be successful. Eliminating irrational thoughts and recognizing strengths manifests a sense of empowerment allowing an individual to take the steps forward. She is also certified to treat trauma utilizing the Brainspotting method.
Life in general can be a struggle at times, it is her passion to assist clients in designing a toolbox that best fits their needs when life feels less than optimal for them.
Debbie is currently accepting new clients:
Thursday's 9:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday's 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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A short-term goal oriented approach to looking at how our thoughts cause an emotional response and that can lead to the way we behave. The idea is to look at the thought processes we are using. Question how they got there and find ways to change them. These changes in the way we think about things will begin to create different emotional responses and then assist with creating new positive behaviors.
This is a very direct and collaborative approach to finding ways to overcome obstacles in your life. Through dialogue and questions that illicit a deeper look at where the problem is coming from and the most direct way to create a new outcome, behavior or emotion.
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