• Therapy Modalities
  • Bilingual Abilities
  • Servicing all areas of the valley


Counseling Services include current and acceptable modalities, i.e. “talk therapy,” cognitive behavioral approaches, Gestalt methods, motivational interviewing, individual, marital, family conjoint sessions, addiction therapy, problem gambling therapy, conflict resolution, anger management, crisis management, relaxation therapy, (CISD) Crisis Incident Stress Debriefing, and others. 


Educational Services include: personal growth seminars, individual and group presentations, consultation and staff training, marriage enhancement in areas of relationship growth skills and communication, cultural sensitivity awareness programs, and other programs designed to fit personal and organizational requests. All services are available in either English or Spanish upon client request.

We service all areas of Metropolitan Phoenix and have clients from Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Guadalupe, Peoria, Buckeye, Goodyear, Glendale, and Surprise.


For counseling services, the client phones for an appointment for an intake session; in our home office. The first session may be a 50 to 90 minutes session depending upon the need of the client and the judgment of the therapist. Preliminary demographic information is obtained in this first session, followed by a clinical interview and disclosure of pertinent social history applicable to the client’s presenting issue. This same process is put into motion for individual, marital, relationship or conjoint therapy. Together, following the social history/ clinical interview, at the end of this first session, the client and the therapist, after having identified and named the specific issues, will agree upon a specific plan for subsequent sessions.

Typically, counseling sessions are 50 minutes sessions on a weekly basis. Sometimes, due to the severity or urgency of a presenting problem, it may become necessary to schedule more frequent sessions. It is the goal of the therapist to help the client resolve problems as soon as possible. As progress is made, the number and frequency of sessions decrease. The therapist and client set a mutually agreed upon criteria to judge the progress toward the resolution of problems. In the event that minimal progress is being made, and prior to a final termination session, a referral to other professional services may be considered. Though a successful resolution to an issue may not be guaranteed, expert, experienced, quality counseling is always offered.


Santa Cruz Counseling offers workshops and seminars in selected topic areas that can be tailored to meet specific organizational needs. These requests will be handled on a request-by-request basis, respecting time and resource priorities. We request a management consultation meeting at a mutually convenient time for more specific planning. Also, a management commitment and contract will be mutually negotiated prior to the delivery of any educational and training services. Current market rates will apply.

Call for Appointment