Welcome to the team! Danielle Corrales LMFT

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We are happy to announce our newest team member, Danielle Corrales.

Danielle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and joins our team of wonderful therapists and psychologists here at Biltmore Psychology and Counseling. Some of her specialties include relationships, marriage, grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, and depression.

Click on the video to learn more about Danielle! If you’re in the Phoenix area and would like to make an appointment with Danielle, please call 480-999-7070.

#psychlopedia – Infertility

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For the month of April, we are talking about infertility. Here is the ‘clinical’ definition of the term:

Infertility is defined as the inability to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected intercourse or due to impairment to reproduce either as an individual or with their partner.

We know, however, that infertility is so much more than this. It is an emotional rollercoaster that takes its toll on an individual and a couple.

It’s a journey that can be filled with judgment, despair, hope, and loneliness. Infertility can bring even the strongest couples a great deal of heartache, and it is important to recognize the psychological impact that it has on people.

It is also important to recognize that it is very common, and many people go through infertility but are too ashamed to talk about it.

Here are Biltmore Psychology and Counseling, we encourage you to seek outside support. Whether it’s friends or family, or someone more professional like a counselor or a therapist who is able to help. You are not alone, and should not have to go through this hardship alone.

Male therapist smiling while taking notes talking to a young woman client

Difference Between a Therapist and Psychologist

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What is the Difference Between a Therapist and Psychologist?


We get this question a lot. Since we have both Therapists and Psychologists at our office, we thought we’d do a blog post about the differences.

Therapist vs Counselor:

We often use therapist and counselor interchangeably, but there are a few differences. Usually counseling refers to a focus on a particular issue (like couples counseling or depression counseling) shorter term. Where as therapy can refer to a broader range of topics and longer term.

Our licensed therapists here have their Masters degree in psychology, and two years working with a qualified mental health professional after graduate school. They are qualified to evaluate and treat different kinds of clients depending on what they’re looking to come in for. They have been in the field for 10+ years, and have great experience helping all kinds of clients.

Psychologist vs Psychiatrist:

A psychologist has their doctorate degree, either PhD or PsyD. During their graduate studies they learn to evaluate and treat a wide array of mental health disorders. After they are done with school, they do an internship as well that can last 2-3 years where they further their knowledge of disorders, diagnosing, testing, treatment, and much more.

A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor who went to medical school. They can diagnose and treat different conditions with medication if they choose. They tend to specialize in mental health issues that might present with psychiatric issues as well. They are able to take a look at a person and their mental health conditions, and how those (along with certain medications) might impact their body (blood pressure, heart rate, organs etc).

Here at Biltmore Psychology and Counseling we have Licensed Marriage and Family therapists, who specialize in couples counseling as well as individual counseling.

We also have two Licensed Psychologists who specialize in everything from couples, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, infertility, and more.

Have more questions? Feel free to give us a call at 480-999-7070!




Dr. Melissa Estavillo Biltmore Psychology and Counseling

Tips on Finding the Right Therapist

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Interested in finding a good therapist, but unsure of where to start? Here at Biltmore Psychology and Counseling we believe in the right fit. We do our best to place potential clients in a great match with one of our therapists. And if they don’t believe it’s a good match, we will give them as many referrals and resources as possible in order to find their right fit.

Here are a few tips before you start calling around to various therapy offices in your area.

1. Ask around in your network:

Even though you might be nervous to reveal to your friends and family that you are looking for a therapist, you’d be surprised about how many people already have a therapist they see regularly. Your friends might know of someone they would recommend, or have seen someone in the past who really helped them. Whatever the circumstance, it’s a good way to open the dialogue between your friends a family about therapy and ways to help each other out.

2. Use online resources like Psychology Today:

We tell our clients about Psychology Today a lot. It’s a really great resource where you can filter your results to specifically what you’re looking for. You can click on days/times that work for you, put in your zip code, and even your insurance and it will pull up providers in your area. Other recommended resources are Google and Yelp. You can get a sense for the therapist/office by reading other reviews.

3. Look at their photos

Unfortunately we live in a society where first impressions and what we see at first, largely shapes how we think about an individual. Take a look at the pictures of the therapist on their website or their Psychology Today profiles. Is there a particular picture that stands out to you? Obviously you can’t tell the whole picture about a person just from their photo, but it’s a good way to put your instincts and gut reactions into play.

4. Is gender important to you?

Do you have a preference between a male or a female therapist? Most of the clients that call in to Biltmore Psychology and Counseling have an idea of what type of therapist they want. But we do encourage you to put gender aside because a great therapist will be a great therapist regardless of their gender.

5. Theoretical Orientation

Are you looking for a specific type of therapy? Do you have trauma in your past and are interested in EMDR (a type of therapy regularly used in therapy focused on past traumas). Are you looking to change your thoughts and focus on why you have the pattern of thoughts you have? You might consider someone who does CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Generally good therapists are willing to speak to you for a short 5-10 minute call before you come in for your first appointment to explain their process and approach.

6. Do your research

Once you find your potential therapist, spend some time looking some things up on the internet. Look up their license, where they went to school, reviews they might have. You might consider talking to the therapist themselves, or calling their office and speaking to the front person.