How will you shape the future chapters of your life?
Therapy can help us navigate the most challenging times as well as begin the journey of changing negative core beliefs, turning toward our whole self, and creating lasting wellbeing. We can make a sustainable change by welcoming present-moment awareness and developing healing responses to traumatizing life events. I work with clients to resolve suffering, build self-compassion and self-acceptance, and create new habits. Clients can expect sessions to include a solution focused approach using mindfulness, acceptance, psychological flexibility, wellbeing, and skill-building.
Trauma-Informed Environment and Self-Expression
Therapy should be a safe, judgment-free, and secure space to explore emotions and experiences through various modalities, including talk therapy, body awareness, mindfulness, drawing, and expression. Our offices provide varied seating options and allow you to evaluate and create the personal space that feels most comfortable for you. We are allies of the neurodivergent community.
Your confidentiality is taken seriously. Our office maintains strict HIPAA compliance with confidentiality and Arizona statutes. Your therapist will discuss with you these compliance guidelines, including safety exceptions and legal requirements.
Over the past twenty years, I have been a psychotherapist, program administrator, Applied Human Behavior Professor, and clinical supervisor. My clinical style focuses on a range of third-wave therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance Commitment Therapy, CBT interventions, Parts therapy, and the PERMA model of wellbeing. My vetted credentials can be found on Psychology Today, Monarch, and the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Clinical Supervisor Directory.
Master of Social Work, 2002
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2007
Master of Education, 2017
Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Dallas Yoga Center (American Psychological Association Approved)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences (ACBS)
Private pay | Most insurances are accepted
Private payment is accepted via Venmo, Zelle, credit card, and HIPAA-compliant web portal.
I offer a sliding scale for cash-pay clients.
All insurance is billed through a HIPAA-compliant third-party billing party.
Now Accepting Clients
In-Person Monday & Tuesday:
10165 N. 92nd St., Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Telehealth therapy hours:
Kristen Alaniz, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Therapist and Clinical Supervisor