The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE) licensed therapists at Mindful Wellness of Arizona are highly trained and qualified to provide a variety of therapeutic approaches.
Telehealth: Telehealth has also been referred to as Telemedicine, TeleMental Health or E-Health. It refers to the general term of delivery of medicine via digital means in a non in-person situation.
When it comes to psychology, counseling and mental health services, it has been called TeleMental Health, TelePsychology, E-Counseling, E-Psychotherapy, TelePsychiatry, Internet-based psychotherapy, and other similar names, including TeleAnalysis for conducting psychoanalytic psychotherapy via telehealth technologies.
TeleMental Health Activities May Include: using the telephone, text, e-mail, or interactive tele-video-conferencing technologies for:
- Crisis intervention or other contacts between in-person sessions.
- Conducting sessions with patients who are not able to attend in-person sessions for a period of time.
- Conducting psychotherapy with an individual in a different geographical area with or without in-person face-to-face contact.
- Providing assessment, prevention or treatment of mental disorders or related services to an individual in a different location.
- Conducting psychotherapy via phone or Internet synchronistically (i.e., at the same time, such as on the phone or via video-conferencing) or a-synchronistically (i.e., sequential, via text, e-mail or chat).
In most general terms, telehealth is defined as the use of technology to provide clinical services.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): At Mindful Wellness, our many years of experience have shown us the benefits in utilizing DBT across all age groups. Because of this, all Mindful Wellness therapists are DBT trained. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed that emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): A psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes (www.emdr.com).
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) uses unique visualization techniques paired with rapid eye movements to assist clients with reprogramming distressing images and memories while reducing emotional and physical reactions to the memories. ART is an evidenced based treatment for psychological trauma and is highly effective for the treatment of anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, grief, stress, addictions, OCD, self-image, pain management, and other concerns.
Couples Counseling: Our couples therapist utilizes and integrative approach to assisting couples in improving their relationship. Our therapist utilizes CBT, Mindfulness based practices, Gottman and EFT training to help with many specific issues, including:
- Communication problems
- Conflict resolution
- Sexual difficulties
- Conflicts about child rearing or blended families
- Substance abuse
Children and Adolescents: Our child and adolescent therapists at Mindful Wellness utilize play, behavior and sand tray therapies in conjunction with family therapy and parent education to assist children of all ages in working through and managing difficult life transitions, challenges at school, self-esteem issues, behavioral challenges, depression, anxiety, ADHD and ASD.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders are the number one complication of childbirth. If you are experiencing any symptoms of mood disorder or anxiety associated with fertility, pregnancy, or childbirth, you are not alone. Mindful Wellness of Arizona, PLLC is pleased to announce that four of our talented and knowledgeable therapists (Katie, Colleen, Sarah, and Jessica) have recently undergone advanced perinatal mental health training through the amazing organization: Postpartum Support International (PSI). We are excited to be able to provide more support to this vastly underserved community. “You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well” (PSI). Please contact us for more information regarding our services and support.
Gender Affirming/Transition Surgery and HRT Counseling, Assessment and Letters: Mindful Wellness of Arizona, PLLC is a proud ally to the LGBTQ+ community and is excited for the addition of Gender Affirming Surgery (transition surgery) and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) evaluation and letter writing services. Jessica Sisson, LPC has been trained by the Gender Education Network in the WPath Standards of Care and use of the Gender ASSET evaluation tool to support letter writing for gender-affirming surgeries and HRT.
Many surgeons and insurance companies require a letter, and often times evidence of counseling and a gender dysphoria diagnosis, to consider a patient ready for gender-affirming/transition HRT and surgeries. As an ally to the community and as a clinician trained in the WPath Standards of Care, Jessica can provide you with the necessary counseling, assessment, and collaboration of care needed to not only write a letter on your behalf but also to ensure that you are properly prepared and supported for your exciting and life-changing journey.
Groups: Please click below to see the current groups we are running!