Child & Adolescent Therapy

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.


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 ( 

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
  • Anger
  • Infidelity

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.

Obtaining informed consent for treating minors can be difficult to navigate at times and can create potential legal and ethical concerns for the counselor and practice. Additionally, lack of appropriate communication and informed consent by both parents could be detrimental to the minor and their counseling treatment. For this reason, if parents are divorced or legally separated, BOTH must provide consent for treatment, unless otherwise specified in a Court Order. If this is the case, we require a copy of the Court Order for our records. If parents are married, only one parent is required to give consent for treatment unless the clinician determines a need for both parents to provide consent for counseling services (this may be determined during treatment).
For more information, please see the following Arizona Revised Statutes:
ARS 36-2272
ARS 25-401