will bring rapport, experience and training to your counseling
session. She will be direct, honest and insightful. She will focus
on helping you become happier and successful in achieving your goals.
Sandra has an uncanny ability to connect with people. If she sits
for a few minutes in a public place such as a doctor's waiting room
or university cafeteria, soon someone will come over and start
talking to her. And they will tell her things they would tell no one
else. Perhaps they sense her ability to empathize and understand.
This ability to connect is regardless of age or gender. Sandra has
an extraordinary appeal to teenagers. She relates well to adult
women but men also like her directness and understanding of the male
Sandra has extensive life experience. She has been married twice,
once for 32 years and her current (and last!) marriage is in it's
twenty-first year. She has raised several children of her own as
well as those of other people. Both through her own direct
experience and the experience of those close to her she has
experienced and witnessed much of the joys and sorrows that life
Sandra has undergraduate training in psychology and behavior
modification and graduate training in social work, with a strong
emphasis on counseling. She continues to expand her knowledge on a
yearly basis. She is qualified to work with you on many different
issues. She is licensed by the State of Arizona as a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker.
Approach. Sandra believes in results. She will listen with empathy
and then offer feedback and advice. If you are in crisis she will
provide support and encouragement. When the time is right she will
challenge old patterns of behaving and thinking. She will provide
assignments to help you grow. Her language will be honest, direct
and understandable – no psychological jargon here. If you are
willing to invest the time and effort, your sessions with Sandra will
be productive and rewarding.
Sandra's focus is on helping you achieve your goals – happiness,
better relationships, more control of your life.
Sandra has strong personal values, but she respects your values.
Counseling is about you, your needs and your goals. You are the
center of the counseling process. Sandra's own personal values
include respect between individuals, the right of individuals to
determine what is best for them, honesty, compassion and
self-reliance. She cares deeply about animals, her family and the
people in the community and world about her. She will respect your
goals and values unless those values involve hurting yourself or
Sandra's experience and training qualify her to work with you on a
variety of issues including–
or Couples Counseling
Sandra has offices in North Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale and Tucson. She has
day, evening and weekend hours. She has several therapists on staff,
including a psychiatric nurse practitioner who can prescribe
medication, if needed. Call 602.750.8051 if you would like to make