Caleb Mitchell, MA, MDiv, LPC – therapist

         philosophy:

I do not approach therapy as the all “knowing therapist”. Instead, believing in my solidarity with my client in both weakness and strength, I look to work with the client to help them uncover their own answers to their life journey.

I approach each client as an individual with unique qualities and stories. I am an eclectic relational therapist who utilizes both talk therapy and experiential therapies (i.e. art therapy, therapeutic use of literature, etc) to explore the client’s internal world. I seek to help the client find coping skills (DBT) that work for him/her to replace those that are ineffective. I believe that in all issues a client faces there is a spiritual dynamic. Consequently, my hope is to also invite each client to encounter his/her humanness and encourage him/her towards autonomy and relational intimacy with his/herself, others, and God.

        experience/education:

I am currently licensed as a professional counselor in Arizona.  Trained from a relational-psychodynamic perspective, I also utilize family systems, narrative therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (specifically DBT). I have treated patients in inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. Clients I have worked with in the past have struggled  with eating disorders, sexual addiction, LGTB issues, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance dependence, and other relational issues. I typically work with individuals, couples, and families.

Taylor University, BA Communication Studies

Covenant Theological Seminary, MDiv

Covenant Theological Seminary, MAC

 

Elisa Mitchell, MACP – consultant

 

 

         philosophy:

I believe that our stories not only tell us where we’ve been, but also who we are and where we are going. It is in these stories that we have experienced both great joys and great losses, and have learned how to relate to others and our world around us. How we live in our relationships is core to who we are and how our story continues to unfold. We have the gift to view our stories with grace and to learn to live in a way that hopes for a full and lovely life. Together we can walk through the stories and relationships of your past in order to illuminate your true self and help you live more freely in your world today.

        experience/education:

Over the past 8 years I have worked in various settings with individuals trying to figure out how to live life more fully. I have had experience working at inpatient and residential facilities focused on eating disorders and dual diagnosis. I have worked at a church counseling center focusing on work relationships, spiritual issues, and addictions. In private practice I have worked with adolescents, adults, and couples. My primary focus is walking alongside those struggling with anxiety, depression, relational issues, and the transitions of parenting.

Arizona State University, B.I.S. Family Studies and Nutrition

Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, M.A Counseling Psychology

 

 

Andy Maurer, MSMFT, MDiv, LAMFT — therapist

 

         philosophy:

Life is complex and at times can feel overwhelming. Thankfully, there is hope in the dark and difficulty places that we all find ourselves. My passion for therapy stems from my love for the hurting and the wounded. In addition, I believe that people are multifaceted and that is why I take a holistic approach to therapy, in which I seek to integrate and heal the whole person—mind, body, soul, and spirit.

Most of our wounding occurs in relationship, and therefore, I approach issues from an attachment-informed perspective. While trauma and pain often disconnect us from ourselves, others, God, and our environment, I work with my clients to bring healing and connection into these fractured relationships.

Furthermore, I also believe that we are wounded in action, and therefore I often utilize body-oriented therapies that allow stored sadness, joy, anger, shame, and grief, to be released through movement.

       experience/education:

I am currently licensed as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) and also work as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Arizona Christian University. In therapy, I come from an attachment based, body oriented, and holistically informed approach. While I most often work with those struggling through trauma and abuse, I also regularly work with teens, adults, couples, and families, on issues of trauma, sexual addiction, anxiety and depression, LGBTQ issues, sports performance, faith, marital disconnection, and other relational issues.

Arizona State University, BS Exercise & Wellness

Phoenix Seminary, Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Professional Counseling

Fuller Theological Seminary, Masters of Martial & Family Therapy (MS-MFT)

 

 

Kimberly Turille – intern

         philosophy:

There is profound strength in recognizing our weakness and actively seeking vulnerability in the midst of it. As humans it can be tempting to emphasize our independence, while only sharing the highlight reel moments of life. Yet every person experiences crisis, hurt, frustrations, and hopelessness. I believe choosing to slow down in the midst of a somewhat chaotic life to explore your thoughts, beliefs, and relationships provides space to heal and grow while becoming a more authentic self.

Coming from a family systems approach, I believe that our attachments and life experiences largely influence our development. Together we explore the structure of your family and relationships, recognize how your thoughts influence your beliefs and behavior (CBT), while practicing improved coping skills (DBT). These elements combined with talk therapy aid in rewriting your story.

        experience/education:

I am a Marriage and Family Therapy program intern from Fuller Theological Seminary. I spent three years applying Wilderness Therapy techniques as a mountaineering guide in British Columbia, have experience working with young adults who have disordered eating, OCD, anxiety, trauma, and self-harm, and spent 9 years working with adolescents and at risk youth while volunteering for Young Life. As an intern I work in conjunction with Caleb (bio above) to provide you with the best possible care.

Whitworth UniversityBA Theology, Certificate of Ministry

Fuller Theological Seminary (summer 2018)MA Marriage and Family Therapy