Deborah Pettitt and Kerri Gardner

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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

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In recent years, the number of children identified with ASD has increased. Brie has 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

We are excited to announce the opening of our west valley office located at 12725 West Indian School Road in Avondale, AZ. Dr. Brie Turns will be spending 2 days a week at this new location serving clients and the surrounding community. Dr. Turns has been an intricate part of the Center for 6 years, her biographical sketch follows:

I’m Dr. Brie Turns-Coe, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been working with individuals, couples, and families since 2012. I have a passion for working with children and teens with challenging behaviors and trauma. When working with children, I often use sand tray and art therapy to help clients express their feelings and thoughts. I also love working with adult individuals and couples who feel stuck navigating relationships and life’s challenges. I am trained in EMDR Therapy, which is an evidence-based treatment for trauma for adults and children. I commonly use Internal Family Systems (IFS) while working with adult clients.  IFS is a non-blaming or shaming treatment model that allows clients to understand their behaviors and emotions as various “parts” of their personality that may feel wounded or protective. I work with clients to better understand these parts and help each part heal, giving clients internal peace. I earned my master’s in child development and Family Studies at Purdue University and doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University. I am a nationally approved supervisor and enjoy teaching and supervising master-level clinicians at Arizona Christian University. I have written several books including my latest, Parent the Child You Have, Not the Child You Were, which takes a deep dive into healing parent’s childhood traumas in order to be the parent their child needs.

Main Office - 1300 East Missouri Avenue

Suite 220

Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602-325-1233)

Fax number (602-277-5251)


West Valley Office - 12725 West Indian

School Road, Building E-Suite 119

Avondale, AZ 85392 (602-325-1233)

Fax number (602-277-5251)


Dobson Office - 3200 N Dobson Road

Building C - Suite 102

Chandler, AZ 85224 (602-325-1233)

Fax number (602-277-5251)

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.

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
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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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