Claudette Waite, MA, LPC, NCC
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
I am an experienced and certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Consultant In Training and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapist in Phoenix, AZ. I am licensed to provide counseling by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, I hold a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, and I am also a National Certified Counselor and Clinical Supervisor for Associate Therapists. I am currently pursuing certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to treat couples. In addition, I am a provider of sex therapy. I have extensive training in sexual health, sexual orientation, and gender identity, and I am committed to being a provider that is sensitive to justice, equality, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). I believe that I have a thorough understanding and empathy of the emotional and interpersonal needs of this diverse population.
I have lived in three different countries and have traveled extensively. I love nature, hiking, waterfalls, people, food, and different cultures. I believe this gives me a unique perspective and affords me the ability to offer you a non-judgmental environment in which you will be listened to and respected. I have always enjoyed listening to, and learning from others and believe that each person has something to offer this planet. I offer supportive feedback and encouragement and I will challenge some long-held views that may be impeding your growth. Together we will work to create the changes you desire by creating a more positive point of view.
My psychotherapy practice is focused on treating trauma, improving sexual health, clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, individuals, and couples. I specialize in helping clients to uncover core issues and powerful programming rooted in the past that may be impacting choices and behavior in the present. The focus will be on helping you to achieve the mental health you want as I believe the quality of our mental health defines our lives. Together, we will work on issues contributing to or stemming from: Addiction, Anxiety, Chronic Self-Doubt Issues, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Inability to Regulate Emotions, Interpersonal Relationship Difficulties, Intimate Partner Conflict, LGBTQ, Poor Self-Esteem, Relationship Problems, Sexual Trauma, Trauma (PTSD)
Tawny Bill, MA, LAC
“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” -Brene Brown
My name is Tawny and I’m a native of Phoenix, though new to the Ahwatukee Foothills area. I am a licensed associate counselor (LAC) soon to be independently licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. I have a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and I am currently enrolled in a Doctoral program at Walden University. I have a passion for working and helping clients as they work to heal from past, emotional, physical, or sexual trauma, in addition to addiction issues. I have extensive training in crisis management through my work with the Maricopa County crisis line.
"What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human." -Brene Brown.
Challenges come into our lives at times when we least expect and can overwhelm our ability to cope. I believe that every crisis is an opportunity for growth and development. The therapeutic relationship I offer is strength-based. I will help you to build a toolkit of positive skills that will allow you to ride the waves without being buried beneath the chaos and heartbreak in your life. I believe that feeling safe, allowing yourself to be seen, and listened to are powerful catalysts for healing. I have strong empathy for the people I work with. I practice in a multicultural environment and believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
“Pain can’t be avoided; it is nature’s way of signaling that something is wrong.” -Marsha Linehan.
I specialize in treating individuals with trauma, anxiety, anger, depression, grief, mood disorders, addiction, relationship issues, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I strive to maintain a positive, open, accepting, and comfortable therapeutic environment. I have worked with adults, couples, LGBTQ+ individuals, people of color and families from diverse cultures. I can help you to heal from infidelity, disconnection in your relationships, codependency, family triangulation, and alienation. If you are working to manage your sobriety, keep yourself accountable to your life goals, then I am the therapist for you at NewPoint of View Counseling.
If you’re reading this, you’ve made it through 100% of the hardest days of your life. Failure can be difficult to deal with but my philosophy is to support you with identifying the silver lining and what lesson can be learned. Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Alyson French, MA, LAC
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” -Dalai Lama
Hello, I’m Alyson French, a Licensed Associate Counselor in Phoenix, Arizona. I am licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and I hold a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. I have professional experience working with adult individuals diagnosed with a Severe Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Abuse/Use, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Borderline Personality Disorder, and addictions, as well as general mental health and crisis management. I have a core belief that when you are ready to heal, have the tools available to you, and feel supported and safe, you WILL heal!
“The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.” -Prasad Mahes
I have a culturally diverse background that informs my personal belief that each person is unique and deserves to be treated with respect, listened to, feel safe and heard. I also believe that our family of origins are often the place we begin our journey as a therapist. What do you need to know about me? It might help you to know that I am from a multicultural, multiracial, blended family. Growing up in such a family has exposed me and sensitized me to experiences outside our dominant culture. I believe this makes me a more empathetic therapist with the ability to recognize and validate experiences that would not otherwise be my own. I am committed to creating an environment where you can be safe, be yourself, begin to heal, learn, and grow in the direction you want and need.
“When you’re sharing, it offers the opportunity for someone to help you.” -Marala Scott
My approach to counseling is an integration of research-based methods with a combination of person-centered, solution-focused, and strength-based, and techniques in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Play Therapy.
My scope of practice includes working with adults, treating trauma as well personality disordered (BPD) individuals. I have several years of experience working with the SMI population – individuals diagnosed as severely mentally ill, substance abuse/use, addictions, residential and crisis treatment. I have experience providing individual counseling, site management, staff supervision, and clinical training for non-profit agencies providing direct clinical care. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat individuals with various types of anxiety, sexual, emotional, racial, and physical trauma. I look to expand my training and work towards certification with couples using the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
“I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could do was whisper, ‘I’m fine’.” -Unknown
- Do you struggle with negative thoughts?
- Are you anxious, panicked, numb, frozen, angry, or depressed?
- Do you find it difficult to open up to someone or talk about private traumatic experiences? (The loss of a loved one, job, friend, home? A natural disaster? An intimate violation? Discrimination?)
- Is your ability to go to work, go out with friends, spend time with family, or have close relationships difficult?
If yes, then I am here to help you!
“We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.” –Rumi
My passion is helping others to find and embrace the best version of themselves. I want to help you discover your strengths, enhance them, change negative thought patterns, learn ways to manage your emotions, build healthier relationships, and help you find ways to be satisfied with your own wellbeing.
You must know, there is a freedom in discovering YOU and being comfortable in your daily life or doing what makes you feel good.
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you.” -Dr. Seuss
Professional Affiliations and Specialized Training:
- American Counseling Association
- International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling
- National Board for Certified Counselors
- EMDR International Association
- Evergreen Certification Institute (Certified DBT Therapist)
- The International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
- American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) Member