Meet Our Providers

Ashton Dunphy
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashton Dunphy, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Ashton Dunphy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arizona who has 5 years experience partnering with adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Arizona University and received her Master of Social Work from Arizona State University.

Ashton utilizes strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, dialectical behavioral, EMDR and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

Ashton seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Arizona State University
MSW

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
Carol Whitescarver
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carol Whitescarver, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Carol Whitescarver is a Clinical Social Worker, independently licensed in Massachusetts, Indiana, and Arizona.  She has 21 years of social work and psychotherapy practice with individuals, couples, and groups.  Carol graduated from Marymount College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Psychology, and from Fordham University with a Master’s in Social Work.  She has worked in outpatient treatment programs in the community, and with Veterans and active-duty Army members and their families,  as well as in residential programs for TBI, substance abuse and mental illness within the Veterans Health Administration.  She has experience with adolescents, adults and couples who seek supportive and in-depth therapy for trauma, PTSD, life transitions, anger/behavioral issues, grief, relationship challenges, depression, and anxiety.  

Carol believes that each person has the ability and innate knowledge to grow and change, and that therapy must be creative, dynamic, and tailored to the individual.  She uses depth therapy and Sandtray Process with those who are highly visual and those who feel completely “stuck.;”  Whether using creativity or more traditional talk therapy, her philosophy tends toward positive psychology that is strength-based, trauma-informed, flexible, enjoyable, and aligned with a person’s desired lifestyle.  Carol believes that therapists must be genuine, and able to create ‘sacred space’ that is safe and supportive so that clients can relax and sense that they are respected, valued, and understood.  A trusting therapeutic relationship that addresses Mind/Body/Spirit is essential to the process of growth and change, and Carol believes that humor, play, forgiveness, creativity, and gratitude practice hold a strong place in psychotherapy.   Creativity, regardless of how it is expressed, is life-affirming and an extremely important asset when redesigning one’s life.

Perhaps you need a safe place to tell your truth, feel understood and accepted, learn new skills in coping or problem solving, or to brainstorm your ideas/goals.  Carol is an experienced therapist who will join you in your search for authentic self, and an understanding or repair of the past and old stories you hold.  Therapy work with Carol includes compassion, warmth, challenge, curiosity, and flexibility.  She will help you find strengths, courage to use your true voice, and confidence to break free of patterns that no longer serve you well.  

Education:

Marymount College
Fordham University

Specialties:

  • Anger
  • Severe trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Development of coping strategies, problem solving
  • Assertive communication
  • Women’s issues
  • Psychodynamic/Sandtray/Creativity
  • Men’s issues

 

Christopher Card
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christopher Card, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Christopher Card is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in the state of Arizona who has twenty years of experience providing counseling and support services to families and individuals seeking help with depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and other life transitions. Christopher is also a nationally Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Ashford University and received a Masters in Social Work degree from Arizona State University.

Christopher utilizes a variety of strength-based therapeutic interventions with emphasis on mindfulness-based strategies to help clients heal from trauma, recover from addiction, and overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other behavioral and emotional difficulties. Clients can then build on these strengths and skills to pursue new and meaningful goals and live the life he or she wants to live.

Christopher strives to form warm, genuine and collaborative relationships with each client so you can courageously and safely explore painful memories of the past, become grounded and peaceful in the present, and look to the future with a sense of excitement and optimism.

Education

Arizona State University
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Spiritual
  • Life Transitions

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