The Mind and Body Can Agree...
Phone: (480) 531-6611
Address: 2211 E. Highland Ave. Suite 130 | Phoenix, Az 85016
2211 E. Highland Ave | Phoenix, AZ 85016
4300 N. Miller Road | Scottsdale AZ 85251
Dr. Ina Hilgers is a Doctor of Psychology with an emphasis on neurobiology and trauma. She is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). The healing industry continues to experience significant change and growth. Ina actively engages in methods of treatment that compliment evidence-based practice for healing. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sandtray therapy, biofeedback, and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). These methods of treatment are quite successful in working with trauma, depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges. Ina is also certified to train other clinicians and individuals in biofeedback for both professional and personal use. Ina actively engages in community efforts to support growth and change in the healing industry that promotes excellence in practice. She has supervised other clinicians to professional licensure and provides training for both clinicians and organizations in trauma-informed care and practice.
Tara’s clinical approach to therapy is similar to the way she lives her life: consciously decluttering negative thoughts and feelings while actively making room for new ideas about what is possible for the future. Creating space to envision a different future while consciously examining past traumas through the lens of understanding can shift a client towards realizing their own potential. Tara’s experience working with children and adults with complex sexual, emotional, and physical trauma has led her to value the therapeutic relationship as a process of immense healing and growth. Tara is an EMDR I and II trained therapist with a passion for allowing the client to observe connections to past trauma in order to feel the relief of letting go of thoughts, feelings, and sensations that no longer serve the client moving forward. Tara creates a nonjudgmental space to allow the client to share their unique story while also focusing on daily habits that support change. Tara is also Trauma-focused CBT and Solution-focused trained, making use of specific approaches to meet the client’s therapeutic needs.
Rebecca Tatum is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) who works with adults, adolescents, and children, and who specializes in trauma and human development. Every individual holds their own unique solution to reconciling their distress. As your therapist, Rebecca’s role is to assist you in finding your solution through evidence-based models of treatment and client-centered care.
“A mantra that I often see to be true is – healing takes place through connection. This is something that I have experienced in my own personal growth, and one that I see in many of those whom I have the honor of walking alongside on their inner journey. This truth can manifest itself in many ways as one travels their path. Yet, my observation is that it is ultimately expressed as a discovery of the deep, latent wisdom within each of our own hearts, and the creative unfolding of that wisdom into the daily experience of being human. My calling is to help others to cultivate their own connection to the vast and intuitive healing capability they can find within themselves. The therapeutic services I provide offer space for that heart-bridge to develop and extend, especially in response to trauma, loss, or a desire to deepen one’s understanding of self. It is with this in mind that I invite you to take the courageous step of engaging in the beautiful path of therapy.”
Gretchen Snyder is a licensed associate counselor (LAC) and licensed American sign language (ASL) interpreter originally from New York, NY who has been a resident of Phoenix, AZ for the last nine years. Gretchen is experienced working with individuals, children, and families. She also has experience with group and couples’ therapy. When we are traversing darker places and suffering seems too big to reconcile on our own, we seek assistance to make the journey. Gretchen has dedicated herself to excellence in care through integration of treatments including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, expressive therapy, and play therapy. Gretchen approaches her work with the mindset that healing, and growth are attainable for everyone. Finding the root of the disruption in our sense of well-being, through a holistic and kind approach, creates a space of safety and care for her clients. Her practice is oriented to co-exploration, grounded in wisdom, to find individually specific solutions to her client’s experience of suffering. Her work with children is informed by the reality that children heal through play and a felt sense of safety in the therapeutic environment; coupled with active participation of their parents.
Derek Sessom is a Professionally Licensed Clinician. He has experience working with adults, teens, and families. He is passionate about the healing process and constantly strives to learn and grow in ways that support the success of those he works with.
People experience different levels of fear that might keep them from beginning therapy. Derek, first and foremost, creates a space that is open to healing the unique challenges people encounter. He listens with an intent and a belief that “through clarity comes positive change.” This further supports his desire to share the healing journey with his clients in a way that also results in sustainable change. Healing is a process that benefits from being in a space that is comfortable and safe to explore the sacred ground of our suffering. Derek is able to utilize methods including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Therapy, and CBT strategies. He is also in the process of being trained in EMDR. This all contributes to creating a space where you can build resilience through a new, transformational narrative. Derek believes everyone holds the unique answers to their troubles that can be more easily discovered and healed through the therapeutic process.
Our practice provides services grounded in a clinical process that is both gentle and sustainable. Through attention to both the memories of the mind and the memories of the body we accompany you on your journey to resilience.
Our focus is to participate with you in ways that support finding your unique solutions. Through building awareness of both inner strengths and outer resources we assist you in your healing process. Providing a safe, warm, professional, and comfortable environment is part of our commitment to your journey.
We commit to provide treatment that is gentle and based on evidence that supports its effectiveness. Healing is a process of building a personal understanding of the past and living fully in the present. While past experiences may inform our understanding they do not have to define it
EMDR is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma.
HeartMath technology is an innovative approach to improving emotional wellbeing. Learn to change your heart rhythm pattern to create physiological coherence; a scientifically measurable state characterized by increased order and harmony in our mind, emotions and body.
Sandplay is an approach to psychological work that is more hands on. This method is centered around the minds natural capacity to make sense of experiences through imagery and creativity.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. Therapy is the process of visiting the experiences that have contributed to how we understand ourselves, others, and the world. Sometimes our experiences have resulted in emotions and thoughts that are more focused on fear and distress than connection and peace. Therapeutic processes allow us to resolve our distress through healing the mind and the body. Coping may get us through the moment but we want more than that for our clients.
Trauma is an experience that can impact us in a way that interferes with our ability to feel safe both mentally and physiologically. While this does not always occur, when it does, we are left with a residue that affects our capacity to connect with ourselves and others. There are also times when these symptoms are so invasive they result in Post Traumatic Syndrome (PTSD).
Relationships are the ingredients of connection and care. When we experience difficulties that teach us connection is harmful we naturally work to protect ourselves. These protective measures are often evident in our behaviors. We believe in seeing the behaviors as symptoms and strive to provide treatment that will allow the person get to the root of the fear driving self-protection.
Ina Hilgers PsyD, LPC, NCC
Tara Fischer MSPC, LPC
Rebecca Tatum MSPC, LAC
Gretchen Snyder MSPC, LAC
2211 East Highland Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85016, Suite 130
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: By Appointment Only
Earlier Appointments Can Be Arranged