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Nicole Rizkallah

Nicole Rizkallah is receiving her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. She excitedly joins Therapy With Heart as a student-intern under the supervision of Rachel Thomas, LMFT (AZMFT #10257). Nicole has basic training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); she is actively involved… Read more


Erin Chelgren

Erin Chelgren is receiving her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theology Seminary. She joins the Therapy With Heart team as a student intern under the supervision of Rachel Thomas, LMFT. Erin is passionate about cultivating a safe space for adolescents, adults, couples, and families to thrive personally and relationally. Whether… Read more


Toxic Shame

It had been over a year since I last saw them. Former clients with sex addictions. I looked at their faces- both very familiar and the same, yet undeniably different. “You both seem to have a… well… a lightness to you.” I motioned to their faces, struggling to find words to adequately describe the difference… Read more


Premarital/Relationship Building Therapy

This package is for couples that are moving forward in their commitment to the relationship and building a future together and want support in creating that foundation of healthy communication patterns. All couples create a cycle or pattern of which over time can build a distance between you. This model really emphasizes psychoeducation and opening… Read more


2 Day Intensive Couples Therapy

Intensive Couples EFT is for couples who want to strengthen and reconnect in their relationship. This program is an opportunity for couples to move deep in the therapy process and make changes quickly that can last a lifetime. The goal is to transform negative patterns that undermine your personal and relationship potential, into positive patterns… Read more


Hold Me Tight® for Actively Dating Singles

Singles Workshop® for Actively Dating Singles: Being in and out of romantic relationships, dating, and seeking a long term partner can be quite challenging. This workshop has been created to help you navigate this process: Are you curious about what a healthy loving relationship looks like? Have you ever wondered what your role was in… Read more


How to Get the Most Out of Your Therapy Sessions

Is this your first time seeking therapy? Have you been to a therapist before and felt you did not get the support or help you were looking for? Are you currently in therapy, but question if it is even effective? If you find yourself in any of these situations, you are not alone and I… Read more


Understanding What Anger Is and Isn’t in Your Relationship

Anger is generally understood as an emotion to an experience of injustice. When we believe that something “wrong” has happened to us, we feel deeply what is often depicted as fiery or hot. If we pause, we can even notice it somewhere in our body. Maybe it takes the form of a pounding heart, or… Read more


Diving into the Deep End – The benefits of taking emotional risks and going deeper in your relationship

Chorus from A Star Is Born (Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper) I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in I’ll never meet the ground Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us We’re far from the shallow now From the first moment I watched A Star is Born to listening to the… Read more