Timothy Baugher, LAC

Areas of Specialty:

Making the decision to speak with a counselor is no small feat. That’s why I treat each and every client I see with unbridled compassion from the onset of our conversations. My goal has, and always will be, to create an environment where people feel comfortable, safe, and most importantly, heard. I consider myself eternally grateful to have been placed in a position to help and support others. Together, we will not achieve perfection, but there will always be meaningful forward progress.

I served in the United States Navy for 11 years as a combat air reconnaissance aircrewman. I grew up in many ways during 13 detachments overseas, and inadvertently found my true calling. I was 26 when I enlisted, and therefore was always the eldest amongst my recruits, classmates, and squadron shop members. Eventually, I became a mentor to many of the younger aircrewmen, in no official capacity, but I realized that I was comfortable listening to them, and they were comfortable sharing with me. A true sense of purpose was born in me from that moment forward. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brandman University and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and am awaiting my Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) licensure from the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.

Personally, I raise my young son with my wonderful partner of nine years. My son is on the autism spectrum. Since his diagnosis, I have obtained two years of experience working with that particular population in order to increase my understanding and awareness. I would choose doing something in nature over any other activity, and still can conquer difficult hikes despite an increasingly creaky body. I continue to participate in athletic competition (soccer, golf, and volleyball), and I have an entire Rolodex of movie quotes committed to memory.

Contact Timothy at (480) 668-8301 ext. 1024 or tbaugher@familystrategies.org.

There is nothing impossible to they who will try.” – Alexander the Great