Therapy & Counseling Services

Our primary goal at Arizona Connection Counseling is to provide our clients with a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental environment in which to explore issues and make changes to your life through therapy. Our therapists are trained in and utilize the following highly researched and clinically proven forms of therapy:
Counseling & Therapy
Our team’s wide range of therapy and counseling experience is not only complimentary, but also collaborative. We provide comprehensive care to meet your individual, trauma, and relationship needs. Our individual clients benefit from expertise on relationship issues, while our couple and family therapy clients benefit from our understanding of, and our competence in trauma and other personal issues.
We recognize that therapy demands you explore the depths of your pain, which can be really hard to do and can take a great deal of time and care. It is possible that exploring a situation may lead to choices you would prefer to not have. At Arizona Connection Counseling we understand these challenges in personal as well as professional ways. We are here to support you during this complex journey of healing and growth.

Arizona Connection Counseling:
Areas of Specialty

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Our Rates for Counseling Services

The following are our rates for our therapy services.

Insurances Accepted

AZCC is contracted with the following insurance providers:

As a licensed facility, we are pleased to serve clients at our Mesa, Gilbert and Scottsdale locations who carry these insurance companies, as well as self-pay clients. We can also work with you if you have out-of-network insurance coverage, or an HSA account.

For all insurance, we bill as a courtesy and while we make every reasonable effort to collect payment from the insurance company, the patient is ultimately responsible for payment in full if we are unable to collect any or all costs from the insurance company.

If you have insurance concerns, please contact us.

Questions? Contact Us

If you have a question about our therapy and counseling services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team using our contact form or email or (call/text) 480-744-5864.

Other Insurance

For any other insurance – we are an out of network provider which means:

1. You pay Arizona Connection Counseling for full session fees at the time of service.

2. In return, we will provide superbill for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

3. You are responsible for verifying out of network benefits with your insurance company. 

Eating Disorders - It's Not About the Food

By Kelly Lopez

If it’s not about the food, what is it really about?

The eating disorder serves a function, it does a job. Despite the problems an eating disorder creates, it is an effort to cope, shield against, communicate, and solve problems. Behaviors may be a way to establish a sense of power or control, self-worth, strength, and containment. Bringing may be used to numb pain. Purging may be a way to release emotions. When one cannot cope in healthy ways, adaptive functions (behaviors) are created to ensure a sense of safety, security, and control.
According to Carolyn Costin*, some of the “adaptive functions that eating disorder behaviors commonly serve are”:
It’s not about the food, it’s a way of coping with low self-esteem, negative emotions, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, unstable home, difficulty resolving conflict and much more.
*Costin, Carolyn. The Eating Disorder Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments and Prevention of Eating Disorders. 3rd. edition, McGraw Hill, 2007.
Fuller, Kristen. “Eating Disorders: It’s Not All about Food.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 22 Mar. 2017