Our Therapists

FCCC 2018
Deborah Pettitt

Director – Deborah Pettitt: MC, LPC, RPT-S

Deborah is the Director of the Family Christian Counseling Center of Phoenix. She has extensive training and experience in treating children. She is one of a few Registered Play Therapist Supervisors in the state of Arizona. Deborah is trained in Bruce Perry’s neurosequential model and teaches Child and Adolescent Counseling at Fuller seminary. Her specialty is helping children recover from trauma, abuse and neglect. She is skilled in treating attachment issues. Parents are always an integral part of this process. Click to see Deborah’s full biography and extensive post graduate training. Click to see an Attachment and Trauma specific list for post graduate training. Click to subscribe to the RSS feed for Deborah’s blog. (Arizona licensure for Deborah Pettitt).(Click forQuick tips by Deborah”).

Edie Moore

Edie Moore - MAPC LPC

Edie’s area of specialization is trauma recovery. She aims to instill hope and an expectation of change for the better. Her passion is to help children, families, and individuals experiencing relational or behavioral difficulties find healing and an increased sense of well-being. Therapy dog, Tuppence, has often helped establish rapport, and demonstrate healthy ways of interacting. Areas of expertize include: Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Play therapy (including Sand Play), EMDR (adults and children), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), and canine assisted therapy . Expressive modalities such as sand tray and canine assisted therapy allow people to work out their issues in metaphor which can make it easier to process. Click to view her Post Graduate Professional Training. Visit Edie’s blog relating tips for parenting and raising your children. (Arizona licensure for Edie Moore).


Mike DeMoss - MAPC, LPC

Mike specializes in marriage, family, individual and adolescent counseling. He uses the Gottman Method for couple’s therapy, Systems Theory for family therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for adult individuals and adolescents. His Christian background gives him a heartfelt desire to help people heal. Mike’s compassion, encouragement and enthusiasm allow him to relate to individuals in a way that helps affect positive change in their lives. Visit Mike’s blog to read more about marriage and family counseling. (Arizona licensure for Mike DeMoss). Expanded BiographyMike has completed Levels 1 and 2 of Gottman Marriage training.  Click to read more information concerning Gottman Marriage Therapy. Click to view payment information.

therapist DeAnna Wahlheim

DeAnna Wahlheim - MS, LAMFT

DeAnna Wahlheim specializes in treating children and families who have been affected by trauma including neglect, abuse and attachment trauma. She is a skilled parent trainer and coach who offers attachment focused parenting classes. DeAnna is trained in empirically based, developmental models of treatment including the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Theraplay, EMDR, and Sand-Tray.She is also trained in EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Equine therapy is a collaborative approach consisting of a client/clients, mental health professional, equine specialist and one or more horses. There is no riding involved, rather the interaction is with horses on the ground. The equine therapy sessions are held at a small farm in the Glendale area inhabited by ducks, chickens, donkey, rabbits, and horses.  Click for more information about this therapy. DeAnna holds a bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology, with a minor in Biblical Studies, and a master’s degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy. She has a license with the State of AZ as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Click to view DeAnna’s Arizona License.

Dr. Brie Turns

Dr. Brie Turns - PhD, LAMFT

Dr. Brie Turns treats individuals, couples, and families encountering a variety of life’s struggles, such as marital concerns, parenting challenges, depression, and anxiety. Brie specializes in families raising a child with special needs. She adheres to a model of therapy called Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, meaning that many discussions in therapy will be centered on potential solutions rather than discussing the origins of the problem. These conversations allow clients to identify their preferred outcome and begin making small changes to reach their goals. With this model of therapy, most clients experience positive outcomes within a relatively short time. Brie has also been specifically trained in premarital therapy and intimate partner violence. Brie has published articles, book chapters, and magazine articles within the field of family therapy. She has also presented at local, state, national, and international conferences regarding families raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Click to view Dr. Turns CV. Click to view Dr. Turns Arizona license.

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Danen Downs, Intern, M.S.MFT Candidate

Danen is a graduate student from Fuller Seminary completing his internship. He is receiving his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Danen sees children, adults and families; working closely with the director at a reduced rate.  The rate for interns at FCCC is $50.00 per session.

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