Archive for June 2017

Valerie Alston-Southwick, Couples Counselor in Mesa, Arizona

Valerie Alston-Southwick, LPC

Couples Counselor in Mesa, Arizona Valerie Alston-Southwick, LPC, specializes in helping couples repair their relationship.  She has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, EFT, which research has shown to be highly effective in helping couples strengthen their relationship and stay together. She also has training in and uses a type of therapy called EMDR to help individuals overcome trauma. Valerie has also done training sponsored by the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapy, AASAT, for sex addiction, pornography and affair

Angela Phillips, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist in Mesa, and Gilbert, Arizona Angela Phillips is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who for the last 7 years has specialized in working with children, teens, individuals and couples. Angela creates a safe, trusting, supportive and confidential environment, without judgment, so that you can work together to find ways to balance your life. Angela enjoys helping others to discover their strengths and make positive changes that will offer relief from emotional and relationship struggles.  She

Learning How to Restore Trust in Marriage

The Importance of Trust in Relationships Trust is the foundation of all marriages.  Without it, marriages become unstable, suffer, and die.  Here are 3 of the top reasons for serious breaches in trust. 1. Affairs/Adultery – One spouse chooses to have a sexual relationship with a persona who is not their current, legal spouse. 2. Abuse – Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. 3. Addictions – Alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, etc. Each one of these can be a major destroyer of

Scott Petersen, LMFT, LISAC

Dr. Scott Petersen, LMFT, LISAC

Marriage and Family Therapist in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona Dr. Scott Petersen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). Dr. Petersen specializes in working with married couples.  He helps couples learn conflict resolution and how to improve their communication.  He also has training in helping couples affected by addiction work through the addiction and reestablish safety within the relationship. His fair and unique approach to couples helps Dr. Petersen create an environment where couples