John Hinson LPC,
John Hinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona who is currently working as a therapist with Family Strategies & Coaching in the Greater Phoenix Area. John has several years experience in leading both individual and group counseling.
John has an M.A. in both counseling and Theological Studies from Reformed Theology Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He has worked at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona and now at Family Strategies & Coaching where he works with individuals struggling with sexual addiction and men seeking recovery from any unwanted sexual feelings and compulsions.
John has special training in the areas of addiction, childhood trauma, family of origin dysfunction and unwanted or compulsive sexual behaviors. He is also trained to work with families of persons who struggle with addictions and various sexual issues.
He also has experience in presenting educational awareness workshops on issues relating to addiction and its impact on the family.
As part of the Family Strategies team, John is associated with a national network of therapists committed to helping addicts and their families through the recovery process. John is part of a staff of licensed therapists who specialize in sexual addiction recovery and other mental health issues.
John is readily available at his office for phone assessments and consultations to anyone in or outside of the Greater Phoenix Area. He can be reached during normal business hours at 480-668-8301. Counseling from a Christian perspective, he is also empathetic to the LDS perspective as well. He counsels individuals, couples, youth and parent/child clients.
Kim Buck, BA, MAPC, LPC, Associate
Kim Buck is a Licensed Counselor who received her education and training from Ottawa University. She has broad training, education, and experience in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups in a variety of mental health settings. Kim has worked as an intern at Calvary Center in Phoenix Arizona which is an in-patient treatment and rehabilitation facility for adults suffering from substance abuse and dependence. Kim also completed an internship with Parents Anonymous in Phoenix Arizona where she facilitated parenting courses for individuals seeking to improve their parenting skills and relationships with their small children and adolescents. She also has specialized training from the Oklahoma Traumatology Institute in the field of traumatology, including crisis intervention, as well as working with survivors of disasters, both human and natural.
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Kim has extensive experience working with spouses, parents, families, and friends of those suffering with addictive and compulsive behaviors; as well as working with addicted individuals themselves. She also works with a team of therapists at Family Strategies & Coaching who are certified to administer the LifeSTAR program which deals specifically with sexual compulsivity and codependency.
Kim has been happily married for 22 years and has two children.
Areas of Specialty:
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Sexual Compulsivity and Addiction
Anxiety and Depression
Field Crisis and Traumatology
Angie Whitman is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of Arizona and is a Therapist at Family Strategies & Coaching. Angie received a Master's in Counseling from Ottawa University, a Bachelor's in Business Marketing from Arizona State University, and an Associate's degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Angie has extensive training in working with individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Codependency, Anxiety and Depression, and Addiction. Angie currently offers counseling to individuals, couples, and in group settings.
Angie completed her internship with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the Mesa Vet Center in Mesa, Arizona. Angie worked extensively with Combat Veterans and their families. Her expertise was in Trauma, PTSD, and Sexual Trauma. Angie has training and pending certification in Cognitive Processing Therapy which is successful in treating clients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma. Her background included individual, couples, and group counseling. She conducted psycho-educational groups on topics such as Anger, Denial, Addiction, Grief, and Trauma.
Angie currently works with a team of therapists with the LifeSTAR program. LifeSTAR is a licensed program at Family Strategies & Coaching helping those seeking treatment for pornography addiction, sexual compulsivity, and codependency.
"If you do not heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed into your future". -Iyanla Vanzant
Matt was born and raised in Arizona and became acquainted with therapy as a child. His family is a recovery family and the seed of becoming a therapist was always present in his mind. He returned to school and completed a Masters in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University. Matt is currently practicing as a Masters level therapist waiting for licensure by the Arizona Board. He is actively living his dream of being a professional photographer as well.
Matt received his concentration in trauma, abuse and deprivation. His high energy works well with teenagers and adults alike. Working with sexual addiction and unwanted sexual compulsions has always been of interest to Matt. He sought out Family Strategies and completed his internship with us and was excited recently to join the team full time. Matt works to address a variety of needs such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and co-dependency. He works with individuals, couples and leads groups.
Curious individuals are invited to call to discuss if counseling with Matt is a good fit. He can be reached during normal business hours at 480-668-8301.
Matt is available for complimentary speaking on a variety of mental health topics with church groups, ecclesiastical leaders, and other organizations. Contact him for specific details and to discuss the need.
Matt is married to Dani and they have thee adorable children.
John McLean received his education from Arizona State University where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Psychology. He also has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University, having majored in trauma abuse and deprivation.
John has extensive training in helping individuals and families with sex addiction, unwanted same-sex attraction, codependency, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
John completed a one-year internship at The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, an in-patient treatment facility for substance abuse wherein he facilitated group therapy, created treatment plans and counseled individuals struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, as well as crisis intervention.
John is certified in Time Line Therapy, a successful treatment for clients with past traumatic experiences.
Currently John works with the professional LifeSTAR staff at Family Strategies specializing in treating individuals struggling with sex addiction and co-dependency through a proven three-phase program.
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Catherine Newell is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with over 23 years of experience in problem resolution and is an expert in helping foster harmony in the midst of challenges and turmoil. She emphasizes personal growth, family cohesiveness, and maintaining integrity in the couple relationship. Her clients report feeling immediate relief as they find hope and means to overcome obstacles. Catherine recommends and provides pre-marital counseling.
Catherine has a strong background in crisis intervention and working with families that are involved with the child protective services helping families reunify. She uses empirically supported methods of family systems dynamics as well as her own personal touch of individualizing therapy according to each unique family's needs.
She has taught parenting, communications, and childhood development classes for counseling centers. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor of psychology at Mesa Community College teaching courses on Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development, and Understanding Death and Dying. She is available to give talks, lectures, and seminars.
Catherine was a medic in the United States Army National Guard. She worked for LDS Family Services in Honolulu/Kauai, Hawaii. Recently she worked as a PhD Intern in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Catherine has been married for over 32 years and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Angela is an intern at Family Strategies and is currently completing her Masters in Counseling from Ottawa University with an emphasis in Expressive Art Therapy.
Angela has a background in music education and has been working with children and adolescence both one on one and in groups for the past 16 years. Angela has also led young woman's groups and worked within the scouting programs.
Angela's interest in counseling grew as she worked with students and realized that many of them looked to her as a counselor.
Angela's life experiences combined with her teaching experience have put her in a unique position to understand the many challenges families and children face today.
Angela is the mother of 2 active boys ages 15 and 8 years old.