Motivated by a great desire to assist couples and families improve their most basic and important relationships, I structure therapy in a way that it quickly becomes a “safe haven” for partners and family members to feel a sense of security. This allows them to explore the emotional patterns of their interactions with others and how they can be supportive or limiting to their needs and desires.
I bring a wealth of life experience to therapy having been married to my sweetheart for over 44 years, and have the privilege of fathering our five children. We have thirteen grandchildren. I have been actively involved in church and the community for all of that time with youth and families. I strongly believe that families are the foundation of our communities and society, and that we need to do all that we can to assist them to grow stronger.
I was employed with residential treatment centers at A New Leaf (formerly Prehab of Arizona) for three years as a Family Therapist assisting families of adolescent boys in residential treatment for offenses that required them to be removed from their homes. And I have now been in private practice helping couples, families and individuals for the past 7 years.
The research I have done reveals that the best way to improve these most basic relationships in therapy is by practicing EmotionallyFocused Therapy, which assists couples and families to become aware of and improve their instinctive attachment, emotional needs and relational patterns. Empirical studies have shown EFT to be perhaps the most effective therapy for improving couple relationships. EFT typically consists of three stages — de-escalation, shaping new emotional patterns, and consolidation, which are addressed over twelve to twenty weeks. I have also been trained in and practice EMDR a therapy used to treat traumatic events experienced in life.
I have a special interest in helping families faced with challenges presented by chronic health issues such as Autism or Manic/Depression, for these are challenges we have faced in our family.
Hope and help is available to you! Just give me a call and let’s get started!
To set up an appointment with Scott call 602-320-5142 or email ScottLarson1050@gmail.com. Some evening appointments are available.