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, certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) 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. I am currently pursuing certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to treat couples.
My psychotherapy practice is focused on treating trauma, 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 anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, intimate partner conflict, divorce, codependency, relationship problems, inability to regulate emotions, interpersonal relationship difficulties and chronic self-doubt issues.
I have lived in three different countries and I 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.
NewPoint of View Counseling, located in Phoenix, Ahwatukee Foothills is culturally sensitive, nurturing, compassionate, honest, and respectful. My office is designed as an extension of my home. My desire is for you to feel welcomed and cared for. I believe in the power of empathy, and that I am here to hold a safe space for you; to feel with you, and to let you know that you are no longer alone. I consider it a privilege to hear your story and believe that you “owning your story is the bravest thing you’ll ever do.” Brene Brown.
While the relationship we have with others adds to our happiness and sense of connectedness, the ultimate relationship we need to nurture is the one we have with ourselves. When we are able to view ourselves as worthy, as deserving, as good, as loving, and as beautiful as we view others, we are then able to attract that which we seek.
All of us carry a story within us that need to be told. We all have aspects of our lives that could improve. You are not a diagnosis; you do not deserve to be stigmatized for having a mental health condition. Mental health issues are real and you too, can heal.
This is where I can help. As a premier choice, Phoenix, Ahwatukee Foothills therapist, I am committed to helping you work through feeling disconnected from your life and loved ones. To help you to unstuck yourself from anger, fear, feeling hopeless and helpless to accomplish these changes. Working to heal these issues is the glue to healthy relationships and to end the cycle of negative relationship repetitions.
I offer daytime as well as evening and weekend therapy appointments in Phoenix, Ahwatukee Foothills so please contact me to get scheduled. I look forward to working with you!
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)
Rebecca Ramer MA, LAC
“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.” - Maya Angelou
Hello, my name is Rebecca Ramer (Becky) 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. As your therapist, I believe it’s important that I meet you where you are. My philosophy is that you are doing the best that you can and “when you know better you will do better.” Maya Angelou. 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, trauma, relationship issues, LGBTQ population, reprogramming negative thought patterns and addressing family dysfunction; that may be interfering with your ability to live the life you deserve. I believe that self-acceptance is a sacred journey, and when we fully accept ourselves, we are then able to accept others. We will master the art of setting healthy boundaries, develop interpersonal relationships that nurture our beings and improve our day to day function.
If you are struggling with shame, trauma, dysfunctional family dynamics, co-dependency, low self-esteem, anger issues and wonder why you are unable to maintain healthy relationships then I am the therapist for you. If you have often thought that your negative thought patterns are running or ruining your life, then I will be able to help.
My primary approach to counseling is an integration of person-centered, mindfulness-based, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). My scope of practice includes working with adults, couples, families, and teens. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked at a women and children veteran homeless shelter. In addition, I have volunteered long term at a suicide hotline and hold MRT certification. I am skilled at helping individuals struggling to cope with mood challenges, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, codependency, self-esteem issues and trauma.
I believe that the relationship between you as the client, and me as your therapist is essential to your positive experience in therapy. I meet my clients where they are in the moment. I assume that you are doing the best that you can, with the tools you have learned. I am open, empathetic 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 fosters trust, respect, healthy attachments with others, while you heal the issues that have long held you back. Together we will construct a toolbox of healthy skills that will help you to live your best life; one filled with self-empowerment and self-validation.
I look forward to going on this journey with you, and working with you to achieve your goals. Give me a call and we can get started, you deserve the best life you can create
“If you can’t face it, you can’t heal it. If you don’t say it, you will never come to grips with it.” - Iyanla Vanzant
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, Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. I hold a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counselling. 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, that you WILL heal!
“The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.” – Buddha
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 multi-cultural, multi-racial, 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, strength based, with techniques in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), 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 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 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 in 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