Stephanie Schurkens

LAC
  • Arizona
  • Arizona Telehealth

Accepting New Patients

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • she/her
  • Serves Ages 3 to 65

Primary Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Parenting
  • Selective Mutism
Also Experienced With
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Depression
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Approach
  • Panic
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Overview

My approach to counseling is based on connection, skill building and a healthy dose of humor. I believe in providing evidence-based treatment that focuses on the factors that maintain anxiety such as avoidance, accommodation and catastrophic thinking. Counseling may include mapping out and gradually reducing family accommodations, naming and externalizing worry, and creating and drawing plans for how to respond when anxiety shows up.

Before diving into the world of counseling, I pursued my Bachelor's degree in Art Education at Arizona State University and spent a few years working as an elementary and middle school art teacher.

I earned my Master's degree in counseling from Ottawa University, and I have experience working with children, teens and adults with a variety of mental health concerns. As I have moved forward in my career, I found a passion for treating anxiety disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Insurances Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • United Healthcare