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In Person & Telehealth Psychotherapy | Clinical Supervision
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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. __________________________________ About Me 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. Education Master of Social Work, 2002 Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2007 Master of Education, 2017 Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Dallas Yoga Center (American Psychological Association Approved) Memberships 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: Scottsdale Location 10165 N. 92nd St., Suite 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Telehealth therapy hours: Wed-Thurs-Friday
Kristen Alaniz, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Therapist and Clinical Supervisor
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress
  • Life Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • College Mental Health
  • Work Stress


  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Strength-Based
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Person-Centered


  • Therapy and Life Coaching (60 Minutes): $150 - $175
  • LMSW Clinical Supervision (60 Minutes): $100
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