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Dr Laurel Reed

Laurel

People generally consider therapy when something in their life does not seem quite right. You may be looking to experience less of something in your life: anxiety/worry, sadness, negativity, conflict, pain, drama, or self-harm. You may be looking to experience more of something in your life: peace, joy, connection, health, stability, or meaning. Therapy offers a unique venue in which you can work toward your preferred life direction, with support. I will listen intently, share my impressions, and work alongside you to understand and ultimately help to shift patterns in your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and actions.

I have 14 years of experience working with people seeking to understand, process, and change their lives. I have worked with people with Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Trauma Disorders, Substance Use and Gambling Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Chronic Pain. I also enjoy working with people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Arizona University of Professional Psychology.

In individual therapy, we will work together to establish which approach best fits you, depending on what you want to work on in therapy, the research for what has been found to be most effective, and your cultural and/or personal preferences. I draw from an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) frame, which means I have an attachment-based map for helping people to better understand themselves. I am also trained in EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT).

For couples work, I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). In our intimate relationships, we need to know that we matter, that the other person cares, and that we can turn to them and they will be there for us when we need them. Couples hurt each other and their bond when one or more of these relational needs goes unmet, particularly in vulnerable times (e.g. illness, death of a loved one, career changes, infertility, pregnancy, birth). EFT helps couples to understand their own unique way of responding to a breached bond. Through treatment, partners start to turn back towards each other and to be able to provide and accept love and comfort. The efficacy of EFT is supported by evidence-based research. Studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and that approximately 90% of couples show significant improvements in their relationships. I participate in a consultation group with an EFT-certified supervisor and am certified in this model.

Dr. Reed does not accept insurance. Her rate is $190/hr. Dr. Reed can be contacted directly at 623.850.3373

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