JEAN A TOMALCSW

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Availability

In Mountain Time

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

My journey to becoming a Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapist began early in my . adolescence. Both my parents were seriously mentally ill, and as a result, I was thrown into the chaotic foster system of Los Angeles in the late 1950's and 1960's. I remained able to access clarity, and one day, sitting in a classroom at the age of 13, I saw it unfold: I envisioned my future as a social work/therapist...much like the kind ones who did their best for an awkward, lonely 13 year-old girl. I believe, and use my strong beliefs, together with the love, attention and faith shown to me from others, that drove me at the age of thirty, with three adolescent children at home, to embark on completing my journey by beginning and completing ten years of education ending at USC in 1990. My message: You do not have to ever be a helpless, lost victim. Set your goals in your heart and mind, surround yourself with loving, supportive others, and perhaps most importantly: Work with a licensed therapist to support and guide you...many of us have been where you are now.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Aging related concerns

General Expertise

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Academic challenges

Chronic pain

Codependency

Family issues

LGBTQIA related issues

Life coaching

In-Network Insurance

N/A

Fees

$180

Couples Therapy

$150

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Experiential Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

EMDR

Licensure

AZ, LCSW, 2358

Education

Masters of Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapy; Univ. of Southern California

Location

6975 East Princess Drive, Building 16, Phoenix, 85054, AZ