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Referral for AZ?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by AZTMSGuy, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. AZTMSGuy

    AZTMSGuy New Member

    Does anyone know a good therapist in Arizona (Phoenix Area) that would be good? I ask because there are no labeled TMS therapists in AZ.

    If not, can someone suggest a type of therapist that might be able to help that obviously isn't a TMS therapist.

  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi AZTMSGuy,
    I googled phoenix psychology today therapists

    I browsed around and found this one by way of example. These orientations, listed in the lower right hand, will support the "Sarno" kind of investigation of childhood issues, inner tensions, conflicts etc. You can browse the long list of therapists, open them, and look for these type orientations.


    One thing to note is to interview the prospective therapist. You want someone who has done a lot of their own inner work, and is willing to share with you what they have learned, how they have grown. So you can interview a few and pick one. Most will give you 10 minutes on the phone, because they also want to know if you are a good fit for them.

    I see you were looking for support last spring. I am glad you are making progress on this step. If you have done the Sarno work on your own, consistently, for a couple of months and not made improvement, therapy, or Life Coaching can really make a difference.

    Andy B.

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  3. AZTMSGuy

    AZTMSGuy New Member

    Thanks Andy, ya I'm looking for someone here in AZ as my insurance won't cover phone based sessions. I went out to Beverly Hills to be diagnosed by dr. Schechter about 6 months ago and I'm finally getting around to the therapy part.

    Need to start exercising soon as well!
  4. Kalo

    Kalo Well known member


    I live in Arizona as well...Suffered LOTS of TMS!!! I took a look at Andy's link, but, she mentions she helps COPE with symptons...We don't need to COPE we need to ACCEPT and CURE :)

  5. AZTMSGuy

    AZTMSGuy New Member

    Agreed, though I do welcome the suggestions. I'm not trying to cope with anything... This needs to be taken care of in a way that I can understand the mechanisms and the signs. I'm fully committed to the acceptance f this... Just need to figure out the "why". This is where a therapist might be helpful. Thus I was just wondering if a general therapist would work or not.
  6. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Kalo and AZTMSGuy,

    I think that you can find support from a "general therapist" if you communicate with your potential candidate what you're after and you look for the type that is not focused simply on "coping," as you suggest Kalo. I underline abobe the type of approaches you might look for. If you can present TMS theory to the therapist, and you know that they will work to help you understand your psycho-dynamics, and help you feel more, in my opinion this can work.

    You could add this to your wish list too.

    Unfortunately, the insurance companies believe (and studies show too) that to "get someone back in the game" with their life quickly (and off insurance), employing cognitive/behaviorist --or "coping" methods-- are best. So finding therapists using in-depth methods is getting harder and harder.

    That said, the "coping" piece can be really beneficial for dealing with anxiety, pain and stress. I think there is a place for it.

    I only know a little about this, but wanted to try to be helpful. You might try the "ask the therapist thread" to really investigate. I think many members may be faced with this challenge...

    Andy B.
  7. Kalo

    Kalo Well known member

    Hi Andy,

    Many thanks for your AWESOME help! For me it's my negative thinking on life situation!!!! I have been down the childhood stuff....It's my negative outlook always thinking the worst because of it...It's like I have to retrain my mind....

    The mind hates change and I want relief fast, LOL!!! I am also in it for the long haul...

  8. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    No one listed for AZ, Colorado seems the closest:


    Aimee Aron, MA, NCC (Therapist)
    PPDA Practitioner
    Aimee Aron attained a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health with a special focus in multicultural counseling from the University of Colorado Denver. Her primary approaches are Multicultural and Existential Humanistic Therapies. These approaches demonstrate respect for and evaluate the individual, the relationships in their lives, the culture with which they identify, and how they make meaning of the experiences and elements of their lives. Value is found in examining the subjects of gender, age, ethnicity, spirituality, socio-economic status, and many other cultural forces in determining how a person has come to be who they are, what they believe about the world, and the troubles they are bringing to therapy. She helped found the Rocky Mountain Stress Check-Up organization, which reaches out to physicians about Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS).

    860 Emerson Street #0
    Denver, CO 80218
    (303) 900-8672

    Pam BenisonPam Benison, MA
    Pam Benison has been treating people with TMS/PPD for over 18 years. She encountered Dr. Sarno's book, Healing Back Pain, in 1994, used the knowledge he presented to successfully treat her own back pain. Most recently, she has studied with Dr. Howard Schubiner and has incorporated his book, Unlearn Your Pain, when working with her clients. Because of her 32 years in private practice, Pam draws upon many types of therapies and relaxation techniques that eliminate stress and progress one toward satisfaction and growth. Some of these methods are: gestalt psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, insight therapy, positive psychology, couples therapy, various forms of meditation and breath work. Pam received her Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and her Master's degree from the University of Denver. She is a fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association. She is willing to meet with clients via the phone or Skype.(Source)

    Available via Phone and Skype
    7950 So. Lincoln St., #100
    Littleton, Co. 80122
    1625 Larimer St., #2704
    Denver, Co. 80202
    Survey Response / Website

    Evana HenriEvana Henri, PhD
    Dr. Henri has been treating people with Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) for over 9 years, and during that time has treated close to 200 people with TMS symptoms. She is able to draw upon her own experiences with chronic back pain, which she had for about one year, when she is treating her clientele. Henri uses several different therapy techniques to help her clients including EMDR, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT), and Brainspotting depending on the situation. Henri uses these multiple techniques to design a unique treatment for her patients. Dr. Henri graduated with a Bachelors in Arts from Stanford University and received her PhD in Clinical/Health psychology from Ohio State University. In addition, Henri completed her internship and Post-doctoral fellowship from UCLA. (Source)

    1325 Dry Creek Dr. Suite 101
    Longmont, CO 80503
    (720) 771-9248
    TMS Wiki Profile / Survey Response / Website
    Insurance Accepted: Aetna, United Behavioral Health, Humana, Mental Health Network, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, and Anthem/BCBS

    Mileah L. Koudele, LCSW (Therapist)
    2696 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 200
    Denver, CO 80222
    (303) 775-3458

    Catherine Tilford, MA, NCC(Therapist)
    PPDA Practitioner
    Catherine Tilford earned a Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado in Denver and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Colorado Mesa University. In 2011, she was trained by the PPDA to provide Stress Check-Ups and is a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Stress Check-Up Network. Through counseling, Catherine supports personal growth by helping individuals move forward with self-awareness and strength. She provides a safe place in which you can explore your experiences and the problem or painful emotions that are standing in your way of living a personally meaningful and fulfilling life.

    Available via Skype 2010 W 120th Avenue
    Suite 100
    Denver, CO 80234
  9. Boston Redsox

    Boston Redsox Well Known Member

    i did not find any difference in healing modalities then a regular therpist plus your ins will not pickup a tms therpist did 12 session helpful but found no differance

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