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    The Thrivory, LLC

    Online Counseling Sessions
    Serving Clients Located in Arizona

    Stefanie Sichler

    LPC, MC, MBA

    Licensed Professional Counselor in AZ
    EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant in Training (CIT)
    11 years experience as a Counselor
    NBCC Certified

    Sessions available in English & German

    About me

    Do you ever wish you felt less stressed & more confident?

    Hi there! I focus on helping working professionals who struggle with anxiety and anger and those who feel overwhelmed and stuck. Since 2013, I have worked with hundreds of individuals and helped them release old patterns and create healthy, sustainable habits. I have had the privilege of working with clients struggling with a variety of challenges including the after effects of childhood sexual and physical trauma as well as domestic violence.

    If you feel overwhelmed at work, have difficulty communicating your emotions with those closest to you, feel isolated in your struggles, tend to worry and over-think things and feel powerless in creating your best future, then let’s talk!

    I was not always a counselor. In my previous career as a Director of Marketing for a Fortune 500 company, I quickly realized that, what I enjoyed the most, was helping employees overcome self-doubt to fully own their individual strengths and goals. Having worked in a stressful corporate setting as well as an entrepreneur, I can whole-heartedly relate to day to day stressors. All too often, pressures from home and work compete, creating additional frustration and anxiety. Combining my experience in business and counseling, I now work with individuals to help reduce anxiety and build self-confidence, which I consider the best of both worlds!

    I look forward to meeting you, discussing your goals and how we can work toward them!

    So you’re thinking about counseling...

    Taking that first step is a bit daunting, isn’t it? But…if you are stuck in how you feel and it’s getting in the way of you living your life to the fullest, it’s time!

    Do you often think to yourself “I know in theory what I need to do, but I can’t seem to do it”. In sessions we’ll work on getting you out of that cycle and back to yourself. I want to be your counselor, to help you through and out of your challenges, but I want you to be able to make that decision with confidence. 

    I’ve compiled a list of 5 Things to Ask Before Starting Therapy

    And if you feel like what I offer matches your needs and goals, then let’s get started!

    Therapy for Anger, Anxiety, Panic & Trauma

    Counseling is a journey we embark on together. With each session, we build mutual trust and understanding of where we are headed. While I work within a general framework that guides us along our sessions, you are unique in your upbringing, you personality and your current circumstances, so each session will be tailored uniquely to you. Depending on your needs we may focus on the past, present and/or future, but in general, most of the challenges we encounter in our day to day tend to be linked to one or more memories of events and the beliefs about ourselves we have picked up along them. In short, we clear out old stuff from the past, learn new tools and create new habits in the present so that we can begin to plan and prepare for tomorrow

    EMDR is how I conceptualize how we get from point A (feeling stuck) to point B (ready to take on life) in our sessions. We look at how events in the past continue to effect us in the present. By working through these events from the past through guided eye movements we are able to remove blocks that prevent us from healing past experiences. I continue to utilize EMDR because of the excellent results in healing not just the mental and emotional effects of anxiety, but the physical symptoms as well! If you are looking to find out more, you have a few options:

    We’ll discuss EMDR in detail in sessions and how it applies to your unique situation.
    If you’d like some more information on EMDR, follow this link. There is A LOT of information, so again, if you have any questions, just ask!

    COVID-19 UPDATE: For the time being, I am offering ALL appointments online. I do plan on returning to in-office visits when the time is right, but for the foreseeable, appointments will be online. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to walk you through the process beforehand. When you are working full-time, traveling a lot within Arizona, or have other immovable commitments, it becomes nearly impossible to schedule a weekly in-office 50 minute appointment! Virtual sessions are a fantastic way to bridge that gap! All you’ll need is a computer with a functioning microphone & camera and internet access (Google Chrome). If you are in need of more flexible treatment due to your schedule, online therapy is the way to go!
    That depends. In general, a routinely scheduled weekly 50-minute session is most helpful in making progress. Because it’s only a week, your brain is most likely to continue working on session content. When sessions are spaced more than 7 days apart, clients often notice old habits slipping back in. In short: consistency is key.

    If you are looking to accelerate progress, either twice-a-week sessions or a 100-minute session can be very helpful. By doubling the time each week, you will be able to explore the root cause of your symptoms more quickly.

    If you feel that weekly sessions are not in your budget, not to worry! Sessions every other week are available as well. Progress may come a bit more slowly, but we attempt to curb this through ongoing homework that will keep your momentum going nonetheless.

    Again, consistency is key, no matter which frequency you choose. If you are unsure of what is ideal for your unique needs, please let me know so we can discuss the best plan of action for our time together.
    I do not accept insurance and here’s why: Your confidentiality and appropriate care come first. 1) Most insurances decide on your treatment. In line with having to provide a diagnosis, insurances will often decide how much and what kind of treatment is appropriate for you. 2) In order to for an insurance company to pay, however, you have to be diagnosed. Diagnoses are certainly appropriate for certain times, when they are clinically warranted, including those times when we decide together that medication may be necessary. At that point a diagnosis is useful for communication across health practitioners as well as for insurance coverage. Yet not everything we work through in counseling warrants a diagnosis. A great example of this is when a client has lost someone close to them. Sadness and the many other emotions attached to loss and grieving are a HEALTHY process that does not necessarily warrant a clinical diagnosis, but it is certainly nice to have help working through it. If you would like to send your receipts from our sessions into your insurance for reimbursement, I can provide you with a “super bill”. Please note that the super bill differs from the standard payment receipt by listing a diagnosis on it, which you then submit to the insurance. Please check with your insurance about your individual needs.

    We have quite a few items to cover! Before you ever arrive at the office, you’ll receive an email with some preliminary paperwork, that will help us in making the most of our session. Of course, if you end up having questions about parts of that paperwork, we can always talk about it in session.

    Ground rules

    Confidentiality, what happens if you run into me outside of the office, what’s the deal with insurance, what’s a treatment plan and most importantly, your rights as a client.

    Your reasons for coming to counseling

    In order to know where we are going, we have to first know, where you are at this point. What is working in life for you and what is not. Are there symptoms that are particularly uncomfortable, how long have they persisted, etc.

    What you want to get out of our sessions

    This is one of my favorite subjects, but often one of the most difficult ones to answer. What do you want to achieve in counseling? Ideally, what will your life look like? How will you feel?

    Questions you may have for me

    Never be afraid to ask questions! It’s important that we address any concerns or worries you may have, so that you can confidently step into the process. I fully understand that asking questions can often bring up anxiety, but I hope to make the experience as painless as possible. I welcome any and all questions and will address them to the best of my ability!

    Getting to know each other

    The first few sessions are truly about me getting to know you, and for you to get to know me. This time is all about building trust so that when the time is right, you feel comfortable about opening up. We will talk about many things, which will give me a better picture of who you are and what life looks and feels like for you, so we can then build a treatment plan together that will move you toward your goals!

    Cancellation Policy

    A scheduled session may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance without charge. If cancellation is within 24 hour window and for no-shows, full scheduled session cost will be billed.

    “If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”
    Maya Angelou

    “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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