It is through this process people can undergo transforming and fulfilling experiences. When facing challenging issues, I believe in working collaboratively with clients to identify healthy goals and a treatment plan, where everyone is heard, and their experience is valued in the process. I focus on a variety of concerns impacting the heart and lives of those I see, including relational issues, marital counseling, parenting, stress management, anxiety, depression, and more.
Three ways I can help
Individual Therapy –We want to be heard but we also want to be less reactionary, explosive, or destructive in our relationships and lives, and these desires we have can feel irreconcilable at times. It may seem counterintuitive to delve into these uncomfortable feelings. However, in doing so we get clearer on what we are really needing and become empowered in fulfilling that need.
Couples/Marriage Therapy –Our relationships can be the source of our greatest joy and our greatest pain. When we feel connected and secure in our relationships, we are able to deal with whatever challenges life brings us. But when these connections are falling apart, we are miserable, no matter what success we are experiencing in life.
Family Therapy –Families are intricate systems with a history and culture often silently influencing everything said and done, or not. These patterns of living are so much a part of us that we do not see their guiding hands directing our daily choices.
Nothing to lose but a chance for change
I offer a free 15-minute, brief phone consult to ensure a good fit and to answer any initial questions you may have. It is important you find the right therapist for you, your situation, and the results you are seeking. It has been clinically supported that a client who connects well with their therapist will see the most beneficial and truly lasting results. If you are going to invest the time and resources in taking back and caring for your life, it’s important to make the right choice. Call, Text, or Email, and let’s see if I am the best fit for you during this current season of life.
Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and family therapy training is anchored by the concept of creating systemic change. This is the most effective approach for working with couples, families, and even individuals. My clinical focus is to look for the roots of a client’s distress and co-create with them research proven solutions to their issues. By focusing on the roots of an issue, and not just symptoms, long-term results and relief can be experienced by those seeking assistance.
Background and Training
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have received training and practical application with many evidence-based therapy models, including Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, among others. My clinical style is supportive, warm, approachable, humorous, directive, appropriately challenging, and empowering. I have been married through all the ups and downs, and have two children, a boy and girl, a cat, a dog, and a few fish.
I earned my BS in Sociology with Minors in Psychology and Religious Studies, along with a focus on Family and Human Development Studies through Arizona State University, graduating with honors. I then obtained my Master of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Arizona State University, again graduating with high marks and being recognized as a leader within my class. Arizona State University’s Master of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAS-MFT) program is rising in notoriety due to excellent instruction by past presidents of the Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and current members of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Managers.
Additional topics and strategies we will focus on:
- Relationship Challenges
- Grief and Loss
- Low Self-Esteem/Self-Worth
- Anxiety and Depression
- Overwhelmed or Diminished Coping Skills
- Health Boundaries and Dealing with Others’ Impact on You
- Finding Meaning and Purpose
- Resolving Conflict
- Developing and Strengthening Intimacy
- Repairing After and Defending Before Infidelity Occurs
- Empathic Communication Strategies and Skills
- Restoring and Building Trust
- Re-authoring Childhood Blueprints Impacting Current Relationships
- Divorce Busting Strategies
- Developing Honest Communication
- Growing Trust Between Members
- Reducing Sources of Tension and Stress
- Helping Family Members Forgive One Another
- Bringing Back Isolated Family Members
Scheduling and Fees
Eric is not currently accepting insurance. Eric’s fees are $125 for individuals and $150 for couples for each 50-minute therapy session. He will also work on a sliding scale if needed.
To schedule a 15-minute Consult or Appointment- Call, Text, or Email with your name and the best times to reach you.
Arizona Center for Family and Marriage Therapy is here for you.
Our mission is to provide counseling, education, and support to individuals, couples and families. To offer a safe environment for them to heal from hurt and overcome challenges in order to lead healthier, happier lives. In addition, to help clients develop the skills necessary to foster and build strong secure connections in their daily lives.
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