About Me

Hi, I'm Gina Candelaria, Licensed Professional Counselor. I specialize in individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults and maintain a private practice in Scottsdale, AZ

With over 25 years experience counseling children, adolescents, parents and adults and as a graduate of ASU's Counseling Program I am currently serving as private practitioner in Scottsdale, AZ. I work with a broad spectrum of clients. My areas of specialty are: Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Trauma Resolution, Adjustment to Divorce, Grief and Loss, Panic Attacks, Relationship Issues, Social Skills and Assertiveness Training, School Issues and PTSD.

I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients with an interactive, humanistic and solution-focused approach. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education: Master's in Education ASU 1988 Master's in Counseling ASU 1990

License, Certifications & Awards: Licensed Professional Counselor (AZ) LPC-10067, Certified EMDR Therapist, Early Childhood Endorsement AZ Bd of Education, School Counselor Certification K-8th Grade AZ Bd of Education

Additional Training: Neurobiology of Trauma: 60 hours of training with Dr. Janina Fisher, The Meadows Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment and Internal Family Systems.

Professional Activities and Memberships: ACA--American Counseling Association, EMDRIA--Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association.

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