Deborah Pettitt and Pam Bonilla

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Children are 1/3 of our population..... and ALL of our future!


Deborah Pettitt - Director

Family Therapy
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Family counseling often teaches family members new and more positive ways to communicate .


Mike DeMoss

Marriage Therapy
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Mike DeMoss is trained in the Gottman Method of Marriage Therapy, he has over 20 years of experience helping married couples.


Deborah Pettitt - Director

Trauma Therapy
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Our specialty is helping children with trauma. We would love to meet you and your child and begin the process of healing.


Dr. Brie Turns and Pam Bonilla

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In recent years, the number of children identified with ASD has increased. Brie and Pam have expertise to help you and your child.


Deborah Pettitt - Director

Adult Therapy
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Individual psychotherapy for adults offers a compassionate approach to therapy.

Family Christian Counseling Center

Number of clients seen
Growing every year
Number of client sessions
Growing every year
Years experience for all therapists
Years of Clinical Expertise
Total years for the Center
since 2010

Main Office - 1300 East Missouri Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602-325-1233)

Fax number (602-277-5251)


Dobson Office - 3200 N Dobson Road

Chandler, AZ 85224 (602-325-1233)

Fax number (602-277-5251)

Susie Gonzalez

We are excited to introduce our newest therapist Susie Gonzalez:

Susie enjoys working with women and couples. She uses the evidence based Gottman Method with Couples and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with women of all ages.. She offers hope to women who have experienced trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, and are parents of addicted children. She also has experience with Complicated Grief Therapy and women recovering from substance abuse. Susie has life experience as a former missionary to Mexico and presently serves as a pastor’s wife. She understands the complex issues of church life and relationships. Though she has a deep personal faith she is sensitive to each persons choice about bringing faith in to the therapy session and warmly supports them in their personal journey. She loves giving practical and life-giving tools to all. Susie is a graduate of Phoenix Seminary with a Master’s degree in counseling. She is bilingual and welcomes Spanish-speaking clients. Click to view her Arizona license.

Corona Virus Resources

Deborah's Blog

A summary of a great PBS Kids

article about talking to your children

about the virus

Read the blog

Ana Gomez

Children's Book concerning

the corona virus

Read Ana's Book

Bruce Perry

This is a video from Dr. Perry concerning

stress and resilency during the covid19


Watch this video

The Center serves families from a faith based perspective that respects personal faith tradition. We offer a wide range of counseling services for all ages and stages of life. Counselors have expertise in therapies that are both effective as well as creative and pleasurable. We understand how difficult it is for any child, individual, or family to seek help. Our lobby is a warm place to have a cup of tea and wait for your appointment in a lovely restored territorial style building in north central Phoenix. We now have a satellite office on Dobson Road in Chandler. We are also excited to announce that Feedspot awarded us 2 blog honors. We are now in the top 100 counseling blogs and top 35 Christian Counseling blogs in the country. We do not accept insurance but do provide a superbill for clients who wish to file for out of network benefits. Please click on the link for a short video on what a superbill is.

This month we are highlighting "Deborah's Tips", these are short articles from our director with helps for parenting traumatized children. Please click on the link and we hope they help.

We are also excited to announce 3 parenting videos that can be purchased from our website. Please click on the link if you would like more information.

Christian Counseling Blogs

The Center's blog has been awarded entry into the top 35 Christian Counseling blogs and the top 100 Counseling Blogs as awarded by Feedspot.  Feedspot's criteria for this award are:

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts.
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

Come meet our amazing team!

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Trauma I

The Child Trauma Academy acknowledges that Deborah Pettitt has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase I level. Click for more information about NMT Training Certification and the NMT Assessment process

EZine Author

Deborah Pettitt, EzineArticles Basic Author

Top 100
Psychology Today
neurosequential training phase I
Trauma II

The Child Trauma Academy acknowledges that Deborah Pettitt has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level. Click for more information about NMT Training Certification and the NMT Assessment process, Level II.

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  1. Len Branham on July 21, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Hi. I am trying to find a resource for a family member who needs counseling services as soon as possible. I am looking for a faith based outpatient counseling service. He is struggling with abandonment issues, anger and anxiety issues, along with excessive alcohol use to “numb” the reality of it all. Would you have any availability or help us find out where he can get help?

  2. Briana L Stonelake on September 18, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Good Afternoon,

    I am curious if you are interested in hiring a full or part time counselor. I am an LCSW, and looking to join a practice part time or full time. I am happy to send an email with my resume if you have openings.

    Thank you,

    Briana Stonelake, LCSW

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