Welcome! Trisha is a seasoned licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical director and owner of Life in Motion Therapy, a group private practice located in the heart of Central Phoenix.
Trisha's heart beats to help people break generational patterns in their families and heal from relational trauma. As a recovering perfectionist, Trisha loves working with high achieving professionals struggling with the narrative "Am I enough?". Not your typical smile and nod kind of therapist, on the contrary, she likes to get in the arena with you, giving you tangible tools to meet your goals and get through this difficult road of being a human in this world.
Trisha was a former professional dancer, traveling and touring both domestically and internationally prior to being called into the world of therapy. She often brings her therapy dog, Teddy into the office as a calming aid for clients. Outside of therapy, you can find Trisha hiking or adventuring on the weekends, salsa dancing or cooking at home with her two dogs. Trisha most recently created Words Matter Clothing Co, an online therapy inspired clothing and apparel line, designed to destigmatize mental health.
Trisha has over 10 years working as a therapist throughout the Phoenix area. She has worked with children, teens, adults and couples of all ages and backgrounds. Trisha is a board certified clinical supervisor and provides supervision for associate level therapists working toward their independent licensure.
EMDR, PACT, PIT, Gottman, Prepare/ENRICH, Attachment Trauma, Anxiety, Narcissistic abuse, life cycle changes, depression, identity development, adults of emotionally unavailable parents, divorce/breakup trauma, addictions, codependency, relational issues, family of origin wounds.
B.F.A. in Dance -University of Arizona-2007
MAS-MFT-Arizona State University-2013
50 min session-$165
80 min session-$265
Erin Tarkington is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) who specializes in strengthening couple and family relationships. Through emphasizing a positive culture of emotions, a warm and comfortable environment, and holding space for all thoughts, feelings, and reflections, without judgment, Erin hopes to help couples and families make small, but significant shifts in action and reaction in order to create a more positive and sustainable pattern of interaction where partners and family members feel safe, heard, and understood. In session with Erin, you will be met with curiosity, balance, autonomy, support, and reflection.
When Erin is not in the therapy room, she daytimes as an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant at Southwest Human Development. Erin is grateful to balance her passions for strengthening early childhood (ages 0-5) relationships with their caregivers in tangent with her passion for working with highly escalated and distressed couple relationships. These two passions excitedly bridge during family therapy work.
Erin enjoys spending her free time at the theater, performing in musicals, and directing and choreographing youth musical theatre productions. Erin's background in the arts has created an authentic and vulnerable being who is prepared to show up for you each and every day in session.
Erin is relatively new to making her mark on the world with two years of clinical experience. Her new, bright-eyed, approach to couple and family therapy equips Erin with innovative ideas and exuberant passion for clinical psychotherapy and strengthening relationships.
Highly Conflictual Couples* Attachment Injuries*Infidelity* Relational Reconnection*Premarital* Stages of Life Transitions* Family Conflict* Parent-Child Relationships* Parenting Skills
Human Communication (BS)- Arizona State University
Family and Human Development (BS)- Arizona State University Marriage and Family Therapy (MAS)- Arizona State University
50 min sessions-$140
80 min sessions-$225
Lolly is a clinical intern pursuing her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Arizona State University. She offers families, couples, and individuals a safe, supportive space to gain meaningful solutions when dealing with relational issues, struggles, and major life changes. She is passionate about working with couples and taking a deep dive into family of origin bonds and their long-lasting impact on our current relationships. After teaching high school for many years, Lolly also has a deep affinity for working with teens and adolescents. Lolly deeply believes in normalizing the struggles that most humans find themselves dealing with, creating a non-judgmental, powerful and empathetic atmosphere in session. Lolly’s direct style of communicating and sharp sense of humor helps diffuse tension in the therapy room and creates a genuine and authentic environment, enabling clients to tackle deep and sensitive issues.
Lolly previously worked as a teacher for 17 years. She made the leap to therapy when she realized that the mentoring and counseling, she did with her students outside of the classroom was where she felt the most useful and fulfilled. When not in the office, you can find Lolly in the midst of reading 14 books simultaneously, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and lifting heavy at her local gym.
Children and adolescents* Family conflict* Life cycle change * Couples
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, from Excelsior College. Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, Arizona State University. *Graduation expected December 2023
50 min sessions-$65
80 min sessions-$80
Meet Teddy, our hypoallergenic, psychiatric service animal. Teddy loves coming to the office and meeting new people. He can sense when people are anxious. Teddy's favorite things to do are sit on your lap, give kisses, and sleep on pillows.