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)
Devyn Davis, MA, LAC
“We repeat what we don’t repair.” - Christine Langley- Obaugh
Hello, my name is Devyn and I am excited to be a therapist with NewPoint of View Counseling, located in beautiful Ahwatukee Foothills (Phoenix), Arizona! I am licensed to provide counseling by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. I received my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. As your therapist, I believe it’s important that I meet you where you are. My philosophy is that each person has the potential to live as the best version of themselves. I am here to help you find your way. I have a passion for working with families, individuals, and groups. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and pets.
“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” Laurell K. Hamilton
It takes strength and courage to face our fears and revisit past traumas, and address current issues within your relationships. I engage each client from a place of acceptance, non-judgment and with unconditional positive regard. I believe that my role is to hold a safe space for you as you process through your grief, loss, trauma, disappointments and hurt. While therapy will assist your growth, it can also be a painful process of self-discovery, and change is never easy.
I specialize in treating clients with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, negative self-esteem and body image, and helping clients accept themselves in the moment. I believe that self-acceptance is a personal and sacred journey, which leads to improved relationships with others and with ourselves. We will master the art of setting healthy boundaries, develop interpersonal relationships that nurture our beings and improve our day to day function.
“Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story.” Don Miguel Ruiz
My primary approach to counseling is an integration Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My scope of practice includes working with adults and families. Starting therapy is the first step to healing and creating the life you imagine for yourself. By using evidence-based approaches and interventions, I will help you move through the process of change and healing.
I believe that our relationship as client and therapist is vital to your successful journey through self-discovery and acceptance. I meet my clients where they are in the moment. I assume that you are doing the best that you can, and that you want to learn more tools to live well. I am understanding, patient and desire to be attuned to the uniqueness of each person. I enjoy working with all nationalities, sexual orientation, gender and religious affiliation. My job is to help you heal, not to judge your choices. I will provide a supportive space that promotes trust, respect, healthy attachments with others, while you discover and heal the issues that have long held you back. Together we will master healthy skills and habits that will help you to live your best life; one filled with self-love and acceptance.
I look forward to beginning this journey with you. Give me a call and we can get started; you deserve the best life you can create.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ....” - Chinese Proverb
Dafna Oz, MS, LMSW
“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” — Fred Rogers
Hello, I’m Dafna Oz, a therapist located in Ahwatukee Foothills (Phoenix), Arizona. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment wounds using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered techniques. I employ the use of Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to treat personality disorders as well as to teach life skills such as mindfulness techniques, interpersonal effectiveness skills, emotional regulation skills, and distress tolerance that can sometimes impact our ability to function in healthy ways.
Having lived in two different countries gives me an open perspective on the experience of other cultures. I am a deeply empathetic and caring therapist who believes that each person has a life story that can help us to greater understand the human experience. Each of us has a dream for our life; one that is filled with purpose, self-respect, love, and joy. It takes bravery to face the trauma, conflict, pain and hurt that causes us to shrink ourselves into a lesser version of who we were meant to be.
My philosophy is strength based and empowering clients through the therapeutic relationship. My mission is to meet the client “where he/she is” and create a genuine warm, non-judgmental environment that will assist you in unlocking your strengths while managing challenges. I believe that the client is an expert in their life and will work with the therapist as a team to process through challenging events to achieve a healthier life.
I have experience working with diverse cultures, SMI and general mental health population. I have extensive experience treating addictions individually and in group. I strive to respect and honor your beliefs, while challenging those that keep you from healing or living the life you want. If you are struggling with disconnection in your relationships, codependency, family triangulation and alienation; then I am the Phoenix therapist for you. If you struggle to make and keep friends, have anger issues, self-esteem, anxiety and depression issues I will be able to help. If you have been told often that “you are too sensitive, too emotional, have trouble setting boundaries, struggle with chronic feelings of loneliness and emptiness I can help. If this resonates with you, I invite you to give me a call and together we can work through your feelings of being “stuck
My belief is that counseling is a joint effort between the counselor and the client. I am here to help you identify goals and potential solutions to problems causing current emotional turmoil. I will support your desire to improve your relationships, assist in improving communication, managing your emotions and reactions to life stressors and triggers. I am passionate in supporting your quest for mental wellness and consider it an honor to work with you; while providing genuine warmth, care, and encouragement.
I’m currently accepting new patients and would be happy to provide the help you deserve at NewPoint of View Counseling located in Ahwatukee Foothills, Phoenix, Arizona!
“Promise me you’ll always remember — you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh
Shāna L McKissick, MA, LAC
Hello, my name is Shāna and I am a therapist with New Point of View Counseling, located in the Ahwatukee Foothills. I am licensed to provide counseling by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. I attended Arizona State University and received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, Phoenix.
Relationships and life in general can be stressful, frustrating and disappointing. We are often taught to work more, give everything, be more, try harder and keep going at all costs. But for many of us, this becomes a never-ending cycle of exhaustion that can lead to anxiety and depression. My goal is to provide you with a safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental environment in order to help you develop the confidence to get what you want out of your life.
I am passionate about self-care and I believe caring for your mental health should be given the same attention as caring for your physical health. I believe it is important to meet you where you are at and build a foundation from there. You are the expert of you and your life and my job as your counselor is to follow you on your journey and teach you coping skills so you can have the tools to better manage your daily stressors. I want to help you build on the strengths you already have and add more tools to your toolbox. By exploring your thoughts, feelings, and habits together, we can work to reduce any suffering you may be experiencing.
I offer a compassionate and client-centered approach to help you gain self-control, address unwanted negative thoughts and stop emotional overreacting. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strength Based approaches.
I have experience working with diverse cultures, SMI and general mental health populations. I have worked with individuals with anxiety, depression, phobias, borderline personality disorder, sleep issues, stress, bipolar disorder, chronic health issues, grief and loss, trauma, and relationship problems.
Please feel free to call or email in order to help determine if I may be the right fit for your therapeutic needs.