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Claudette Waite, MA, LPC, NCC, C-DBT

“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

When I started NewPoint of View Counseling my goal was to create a practice with certified therapists that are warm; empathetic, non-judgmental, welcoming of all people, and skilled at helping clients live their best lives. I believe that everyone has a story that will break your heart. My aim is to provide a safe space to share yours while supporting your healing, so you no longer feel alone in your pain. I specialize in helping individuals and couples with attachment and relationship difficulties. This includes treating physical, emotional and sexual trauma. I am committed to working with my clients to improve interpersonal effectiveness, reduce emotional distress and dysregulation. My goal is to help you strengthen your attachments, heal emotional wounds, enhance/increase intimacy and erotic desire. My therapeutic style is warm, engaging, and firm when necessary.

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brene Brown

I am a certified trauma therapist, provide relationship and sex counseling, in addition to being a certified DBT therapist specialized to treat (BPD) Borderline Personality Disorder. I am affirming of all sexual orientations, relationship configurations and identities. I hold several certifications and have received advanced training in other modalities which gives me the ability to offer multiple therapeutic interventions designed to get you unstuck and thriving in your life.

In addition to being the owner of NewPoint of View Counseling in Phoenix, AZ, I am a certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and EMDRIA approved Consultant, with years of specialization in treating trauma. Additionally, I am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) practicing in Ahwatukee to treat personality disorders (BPD). I am licensed to provide counseling by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. I am a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board Certified Supervisor. I hold a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.

I have received extensive, specialized training in Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy. I have completed three externships and advanced training in Sue Johnson’s Emotional Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). Other advanced training includes Gottman Method Therapy for couples, level I and II while currently pursuing level III certification. I am a provider of sex therapy. I have in depth training in couples and individual sexual health, polyamory, open relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity and asexuality. I am committed to being a provider that is sensitive to justice, equality, diversity and inclusion (JEDI).

Self-care is not a neglect for others' needs. It is extending the same concern and empathy for your needs, that you offer others.

As a therapist I am passionate about self-care. I practice self-care by traveling, hiking South Mountain and Sedona. Playing with my dogs, running and lifting weights.  I love exploring museums, playing in waterfalls, trying new foods and immersing myself in different cultures. I have lived in 3 countries and hold three citizenships. 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 sincerely 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.

How can I help? If you struggle with fear of abandonment, unstable relationships and self-image I can help. If you struggle with not feeling good enough, have chronic feelings of unworthiness, difficulty setting or enforcing boundaries, have been the victim of narcissistic abuse, sexual, physical or emotional abuse, the need to be perfect, and negative self-comparisons then I am the therapist for you. 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 well-being you deserve.

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, LGBTQIA, Poor Self-Esteem, Relationship Problems, Sexual Trauma, Trauma (PTSD), Sexual Health, Open relationships, Polyamory.