Nancy Saggio, MA, LPC, ACS

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  • Licensed Professional Counselor;Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • 14050 N 83rd Ave, Suite 290, Peoria, Arizona, 85381
  • Phone: 602-690-3642
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  • This member is also available for E-counseling.
  • E-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

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PLEASE NOTE:  I will be out of the office until  Monday, July 11, 2016.  Please call Ruth Mann for an appointment prior to that at 602-430-7668 or email Ruth at 

I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1985 in the state of California, a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2004 in Arizona, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington since March of 2009.  I earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, OR in June, 1982.  I have also done Ph.D. studies at WCBS, completing all but my dissertation in 1985.  I hold a credential as an Approved Clinical Supervisor since February of 2008.  I am a clinical member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

I have over thirty years of experience providing mental health care in a variety of settings.  Those include a Christian Therapy Program in Palmdale, CA, a pioneer program in faith-based inpatient mental health care. Also included is over seven years in private outpatient practice in California, and over 13 years in a Christian group practice in Phoenix, Arizona. I have counseled with countless clients, including adults, adolescents, couples, families and groups. I typically work with clients navigating the more common mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.  I also enjoy working with individuals, couples and families to improve their relationships.  I addition, I have over 15 years experience as an educator in undergraduate and graduate programs.


I see my counseling as walking along side a person or persons experiencing a season of challenges in life, and supporting them through that season until they feel equipped once again to go forward.  I believe that with good information, and in an environment of safety and acceptance, a person can find the wisdom to face their past with appreciation, acceptance, forgiveness and understanding; their present with strength, direction and persistence; and their future with hope and purpose.

I believe that as human beings we were designed for relationship.  With that in mind, I strive to value the therapeutic relationship as well as the relationships that the client enters counseling with.  Together we can work to help relationships be as healthy as possible, thus improving quality of life.  Often, one of our primary relationship struggles and strengths concerns our spiritual journey.  As invited by the client, I offer the opportunity to explore spiritual issues in the counseling process as well.

In the counseling setting, each client and I together will typically design a collaboratively formed, custom-made plan for our work together.  I believe that providing a safe environment, where a person is deeply listened to, goes a long way in identifying both problem areas and solutions for growth and development.  However, good listening is often not enough to help someone get “unstuck” and begin to move forward in a healthier direction.  Therefore, I also see myself as a collaborator in providing information and resources to help people move from where they are to where they want to be.

I typically build on a person-centered approach, utilize a cognitive behavioral approach (particularly supported as an evidence-based approach), while acknowledging the developmental process of each unique individual.  A psychoeducational approach is inserted as appropriate for the goals of the individual, couple, or family.  I often utilize solution-focused questioning to help us formulate goals for treatment. I strive to caringly and effectively equip and encourage others to live happy, successful, and fulfilling lives. You should know, however, that results and expected outcomes are not guaranteed; I only ask that you are willing to participate fully in the process of your treatment.  As in life, your attitude and engagement in this experience will impact the benefits you reap immeasurably.  For clients presenting with anxiety disorders as their primary challenge, I will provide services in conjunction with

There are potential risks involved in therapeutic work; deep emotional release can occur, accompanied by confusion, pain, and fear; hidden truths may surface, and the true nature of various facets of your life and relationships may be revealed, all of which may involve emotional pain and turmoil.  Be assured that the hurt involved is most often temporary, a necessary part of your process, and that it ultimately leads to clarity, peace, self-knowledge, acceptance and wisdom.  We will collaborate together on this path to personal growth and balance.  You have the right - and I will encourage you - to participate in your ongoing treatment plans.  You also have the right to refuse any recommended services or modality, though I encourage you to discuss this with me.  I see our relationship as collaborative and personally empowering for you, rather than hierarchical.


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Phoenix AZ