What is The Phoenix Center for Grief and Trauma?
The Phoenix Center for Grief and Trauma is a small center created with the intention of providing a safe space for one to remember and process what has been loved and lost.  We believe that many trauma responses involve both the mind and the body, and are normal reactions to an abnormal situation.
Where are you located?
We are located at 2546 E. Indian School Road, Studio B, Phoenix, AZ 85016.    The building is on the northwest corner of Indian School Road and 26th Street.  Parking is available behind the building (please avoid parking in the spaces designated for the hair salon) or on 26th Street.
What are your hours?
Our hours vary.  Please contact us for available appointment times.
How can I schedule an appointment? 
Prospective clients will start with a complimentary 10-15 minute phone consultation.  This allows us to get a better idea of who you are and what you are looking for, and allows you to ask us any questions you may have.  We know therapy can feel intimidating, so we also offer an optional $30 30 minute initial in-person consultation by request.  This allows you the opportunity to see the space and meet with us before making any other commitments.
You can request your phone or in-person consultation here.  Please contact us directly through email at laura@thephoenixcenterforgriefandtrauma.com, or phone or text at 480.382.1040 if you don’t see an appointment time that works for you.  For existing clients, you can schedule new or manage your existing appointments here.
The nature of what we do is to work individually with clients; therefore, it is often not possible for us to answer the phone.  Please leave us a message, and your call will be returned.  Text or email is often the fastest way to reach us.
Do you accept insurance?  What types of payment are accepted?
We do not accept insurance.  Cash, check, all major credit cards, Flexible Spending and Health Spending Accounts are accepted.  Should you choose to request reimbursement from your insurance company, we can provide you with a Superbill.  Some sliding scale payment options might be available for those with demonstrated need.  Please contact us to discuss options.
It is difficult for me to get to your office.  What are my options?
Telehealth sessions are available for clients who reside in the state of Arizona.  On a case-by-case basis, off-site sessions may be an option.  Please contact us for more information.
What is your cancellation policy?
Scheduled sessions are reserved just for you.  If you are unable to make it to a scheduled session, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice of cancellation.  No-shows or sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are subject to full session fee.
What can I expect at my first appointment?
Come in and make yourself comfortable in our waiting area.  Help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea and a cookie.  Your therapist will be with you at your scheduled appointment time.  You will first spend some time getting to know each other.  Your therapist will review your intake paperwork, ask questions to better understand your reasons for seeking therapy, and collaborate with you on a plan for treatment moving forward.
Someone I love has died.  How can you help me?
Our hearts break for your loss.  We know that we cannot bring your loved one back.  But we also know that being around compassionate others who “get it” can help.  We can help you to be with, cope with, and learn about your grief and your pain. Some of our therapists have been trained in Compassionate Bereavement Care (CBC), and as such, operate from the CBC Guiding Principles listed here.  We approach our care from a compassionate and non-pathologizing stance.  Our center offers a safe and comfortable space for you to relax, enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies, and several options of ways that you can memorialize your loved one.
Do you only work with people who have experienced a death or a trauma?
No.  While this is our area of specialization, we also work with those who are not currently experiencing loss or trauma.
What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing, and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation, and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is both a form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful, yet focused and containing.  For more information, follow this link:
What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of trauma treatment that utilizes the body’s natural healing ability.  Through this treatment, traumatic memories tend to change in such a way that they lose their painful intensity and simply become neutral memories.  This shift can allow us to live our lives in a manner that feels more free and fulfilling.
EMDR Explained
EMDR Informational Brochure
EMDR for Kids Brochure
Where can I find your privacy practices?
Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices