Services Available

Types of Services

Providing general and Christian counseling services in the following areas:

Anxiety and stress

Depression

Personal goal achievement

Life Coaching

Business Coaching

Grief and loss (loss of loved one, job, relationship, pet, security, health)

Spiritual Issues

Forgiveness

Burnout

Behavioral issues
Compassion fatigue
Assertiveness Training

Coping with illness and/or chronic pain Transitions and life changes

Relationships (individual counseling only)Trauma

Family of Origin Issues

Adults with Abandonement Issues

Family and parenting issues

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Addicts

Codependency




 

 

Providing therapy in a wide variety of formats:

Individual Therapy

Parenting

Child and Teen Therapy

Christian Counseling

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Coaching, Art Therapy, and Play Therapy are offered.

 

Call to determine which of these services will best meet your needs: 480-351-0306.

How Do I Decide if Counseling if For Me

Do you ever wonder if counseling is what you need right now? Are you stuck or struggling with some stuff and need just an objective sounding board to get things sorted out? Does the problem at hand seem manageable if given the time and tools to help you through your rough spot?

 

We have found that many clients will come in for counseling and discover that they needed only 2 or 3 appointments and were able to get through the moment with more strength and confidence. Then we have found that there are some clients that need more time to sort through many things that seem to tangle them up in life and want to get closure on a few troubling issues. Here with Pathways, we have realized that there is a need to connect with some clients on an initial consult session or sessions to sort out what they may want to address and see if counseling is what they need at the moment. Often times it may take the first couple or three sessions to get the difficulties or issues identified and clarified in order to determine a best course of action. 
 

There are a few things to consider

 

 Is this counseling really gonna help me right now? 

               We would say, “It all depends”. There are various factors we need to consider to figure out what course of action that may be beneficial for you.  Sometimes it’s in what someone tells themselves about whether something or someone is going to be helpful. If we go into it with the attitude that “No one can help me with this…so I’ll just prove it to myself or my partner or family I don’t need help” then chances are that a mental or emotional wall has been put up to guard against help. However, if you go in with an open or clear mind and consider that a counselor may be there to sort out in a non-judgmental, objective way what may be needed to help you through this rough spot in your life then chances are you may find the help you need at the time.    

Is this mental or emotional distress something that has just came up within the last 3 months?  

Many times a short term problem may require a brief term solution to help you get through the uneasy or troubling feelings or thoughts that are part of the situation or the relationship difficulties. Sometimes they may cause you grief, stress, worry, guilt, or sadness. This is where having a brief consult session or two with a counselor to help determine what is going on for you and what would be a good course of action to take may be encouraging or freeing.

Is how I’m feeling or thinking something that I have felt a few times (or more) in the past? 

               You may find yourself in a deja vu from situations or relationships that seem to stir up the same kind of problems, feelings, thoughts and responses. Many times we have found clients who have consistent patterns of distress may have some unresolved emotional pain, trauma, fear, guilt, or shame that they need a bit more time to address. This may be determined in the first couple of sessions in order to set a course of counseling that you are willing to address getting encouragement, support, objective, care, and compassion from your counselor.

Is what I’m feeling disrupting my daily activities, work schedule, or relationships with others?

               How you feel physically, mentally or emotionally may start to change gradually but over time becomes a noticeable irritation, struggle or disruption in your life.  For example: you notice calling off from work more (or wanting to), not sleeping as well as you use to, your appetite may fluctuate, feeling more stressed out, not really motivated to do things you use to love doing, avoiding routine activities or relationships, your friends or family notice changes in your mood (like what or how you say something to them…maybe you “snap” at them, call them names, yell, grunt, or say some sarcastic comment). These are things that may tell you it’s time to get some professional help to sort things out.


Article credit: Pathways Counseling Services, by permission.

Announcements

Now accepting new clients ages 6 to adult!

 

COVID-19 Notice:

Surfaces, door knobs, pens, etc. sanitized after each client.

Seating is at least 6 feet apart.

Counselor will wear a mask when requested by the client.

Client mask is not required. If the client wishes to wear a mask, please bring your own mask.

 

After School Appointments Available 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 p.m.

 

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Sandy Green

Licensed Professinal Counselor

34974 N. Laredo Dr.

San Tan Valley, AZ 85142



Phone: 480-351-0306

 

Serving the southeast valley of Phoenix Arizona, including San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Mesa, Higley, and Florence.

Also providing reduced rates to missionaries who can be seen in San Tan Valley (near the Phoenix area).