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)
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
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