We realize that no two people are the same. As such, we tailor our therapy to meet the specific needs of our clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, couples and marriage counseling, or any other issue. We will help you recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things in a different, healthier way. Our practice specializes in treating individuals, couples, and families.

We offer comprehensive therapy services in Phoenix, AZ dealing with:

Anxiety Treatment

Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective?

If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. My practice offers the most effective forms of anxiety treatment. Together, we can work to get the relief from anxiety that you deserve.

Additionally, research shows that anxiety treatment is usually the most effective option. As opposed to anxiety medication, anxiety treatment treats more than symptoms of the problem.

Body Image

Feeling comfortable in your body doesn’t start with a physical alteration that suits your ideal expectations. The bombardment of thoughts and disappointment. The shame surrounding how we look. Even the actions taken to control weight are all symptoms of something larger. We’ll explore themes behind this constant weight you may be carrying. And, give you hope that you truly can love yourself again. Or, for the first time in your life.

Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling

Couples and marriage counseling helps couples who feel stuck in their patterns of communicating and relating to one another. Many partners allow months or years to go by without learning how to maximize their communication styles. So, they begin to feel disconnected and misunderstood. Sometimes it is beneficial to allow a professional into the communication triangle. They can help notice unhelpful patterns. And observe strengths that continue to point to hope. Through couples and marriage counseling, re-engaging and reconnecting is possible.

Therapy for Depression

I want you to know that you are not alone. Some people can help. Many of my clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them. Therapy for depression can help you understand the many options available to once again have hope for their lives.

I understand the social stigmas that come with the label of being depressed. Thus, I aim to help clients sort out their environmental, biological, and circumstantial factors. All while offering support and care through a very dark time in their lives.

If you are hoping to finally lighten this load and feel like yourself again, contact me today so we can schedule an appointment.

Faith-Based Counseling

Has your light become dimmer over the years? Are you struggling to find your true path and calling? Do you wish for guidance from a trained professional who will understand and respect that your number one priority is building a relationship with God?

If so, you are definitely not alone. More and more of my clients are looking for faith-based counseling that can heal the mind and the soul. They want to be able to not only discuss the issues they are having but also openly discuss God, the Bible, and their belief in the power of prayer.

Foster Care & Adoption

Foster care and adoption is a unique journey that many find themselves alone in facing. Feelings of hopelessness, stress, and anxiety due to CFTs’, reunification trials, severance trials, meetings with case managers and social workers can all contribute to overwhelming sensations. Because many families are facing these uncertainties alone, therapy can be a very useful tool in overcoming these challenges with a professional who understands the complexities of foster care and adoption.

Building bridges between biological families whilst maintaining your child’s trust can feel messy and complicated, not to mention the common experience of families just not knowing how to feel throughout this process. Also, many individuals report feelings of depression and anxiety even post-placement and after adoptions are finalized. It is important to receive validation and support during this unique time. You are supplying your family with so many of your emotional resources. It is important to have yours cared for as well.

Individual Therapy

Are you having a difficult time handling the struggles in your life?

Could you use an expert opinion on what you’re going through, or a non-judgmental ear just to listen?

Do you think you could benefit the most from individualized attention?

Are you hesitant to talk to others about your problems?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then individual therapy could be the solution you’ve been seeking.

Men's Counseling

Feelings of being exhausted, ill-equipped, or dread are not uncommon. You are not alone in this journey. If you are struggling in your relationship, a drained father, or an unsatisfied employee/entrepreneur this is the right place for you. Tanner specializes in partnering with new fathers, marriage/couples counseling, and men struggling in their careers.

Postpartum Depression

Ataraxis Counseling was created with mothers and families at the center. In fact, our greatest goal is a woman’s more positive and fulfilling experience of herself as a mother. That's where postpartum support comes in. We help families dealing with postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, attaching to our children, and properly grieving who or what has been lost. All of this deeply matters to the heart of a woman. That is what we will focus on, together.

Pre-Marital Counseling

Are you a newlywed?

Did you just get engaged?

Are you and your partner looking to take your relationship to the next level?

When you're considering marriage, deciding on your honeymoon or figuring out where you want to live are among the first things you start to plan. Premarital counseling might be last on your list if it's there at all.

Sex Therapy

Are you stuck in a sexless marriage?

Do you and your partner have mismatched sexual desires?

Are you having performance issues?

Do you not feel emotionally connected anymore?

Or maybe you want to spice up your love life, but your partner isn’t interested.

If sexual issues are preventing true closeness between you and your partner, you may want to consider sex therapy in Phoenix, AZ.

Online Therapy

Do you need support for an illness or disorder, but can’t make it to an in-person appointment?

Are you a busy stay-at-home or working parent, and don’t have time to schedule or keep doctor appointments?

Do you lack health insurance? Does your health insurance fail to fully cover your medical needs?

Online therapy, telehealth, or telemedicine, is a fairly recent innovation. Telehealth allows the facilitation of health-related services to patients via live video conferencing. Thanks to modern technology, almost everyone in the U.S. with a smartphone or tablet can experience online therapy. This ease of access to make video calls has revolutionized the health industry. It allows doctors and nurses to interact with patients through a convenient phone call.

Counseling for Trauma

Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime. Whether it’s a car accident, abuse, or neglect. Or, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster.

 Many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends. In fact, many bounce back with resiliency. Yet, others may discover the effects of lasting trauma. They may experience deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed. 

In these circumstances, the support, guidance, and help of a trauma therapist are fundamental to healing from trauma.

Begin Therapy in Phoenix, AZ with Ataraxis Counseling

You deserve to have support as you work through your problems. Counseling can help you heal from the past, so you may focus on a bright future. Contact my Phoenix, AZ counseling office and start taking steps towards the life you want to live. We have caring therapists that can help. You don’t have to do it alone. If you’re ready to start, follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact Ataraxis Counseling
  2. Request an appointment with a caring therapist
  3. Start healing, and finding the joy in life!