Services & Specializations


Services & Specializations

Pathways Counseling Services, a Scottsdale, AZ based private practice, specializes in assisting individuals, families, and couples with a variety of issues and concerns including, but not limited to:


Anxiety Disorders 

Anxiety Disorders are some of the most common emotional disorders causing people to feel excessively frightened or distressed. When untreated, anxiety disorders begin to negatively affect day-to-day lives. Job performance, school, work and personal relationships can begin to suffer as a result. Pathways Counseling Services specializes in treating a wide variety of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Work and career issues
  • Overwhelming feelings of panic and fear leading to daily anxiety
  • Obsessive thoughts


Mood and Personality Disorders

A mood disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person’s mood, such as depression or bipolar disorder. If you suffer from a mood disorder, typically your mood is inconsistent with your circumstances.

Mood disorders and personality disorders tend to go hand in hand. A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder. It is an unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. People with personality disorders have trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people causing significant limitations in relationships and social situations.

Pathways Counseling Services specializes in treating the following Mood and Personality Disorders:

  • Depression
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Borderline personality


Relationship Issues

Relationship issues are situations and difficulties that have a negative effect on the short and long term success of a personal relationship. Pathways Counseling Services specializes in addressing relationship issues related to the following:

  • Marriage counseling
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Families facing divorce or conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Couples and families experiencing difficulties
  • Trouble keeping and maintaining friends & relationships
  • Work and career issues
  • Parents struggling to understand a child of young adult
  • Young adults 18 and older transitioning from dependence to independence

No two relationships are the same. For this reason, Pathways Counseling Services differs in its approach to dealing with relationship issues and prefers to do so on a case by case basis.


Grief and loss

Losing someone or something you love is very painful. Grief is a reaction to this loss and can encompass a range of feelings from sadness to anger. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain. Pathways Counseling Services helps clients adapt to various types of grief and loss, including:

  • Loss of a loved one
  • End of a relationship
  • Loss of a home or job
  • Loss of a pet
  • Personal trauma
  • Anything that results in loss, pain, and suffering


In many cases, people feel “stuck” in their daily routines, which often include critical self-dialogue and negative interpersonal relationships. Through self-awareness and realizing their ability to achieve personal growth, clients make the necessary connections to strengthen relationships – at work, with family members, and within themselves.

Pathways Counseling Services specializes in treating various issues and concerns related to the above using the following specializations: