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
Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) passionate about working with kiddos, families and adults. The greatest thing about Andrea, is she does not take herself too seriously. Her sense of humor translates into the therapy office and creates an inviting environment for her clients. As a single mother of three, survivor of addiction, narcissistic abuse, and divorce, Andrea brings more than just clinical knowledge but life experience. Outside of the office, Andrea can be found hiking, playing with her five-year-old daughter and geeking out over all things Marvel.
Andrea has a background working for Arizona Children's Association, where she specialized in the birth to five population prior to joining Life in Motion Therapy. Andrea has also worked for Arion Care Solutions, Red Mountain Behavioral Health Services, and Better Horizons
Parent coaching * Children's behaviors * Blended families * Troubled Relationships * Young Adults* Depression * Anxiety * Grief and Loss
Bachelor of Arts in Human Development-California State University
Master of Social Science in Professional Counseling-Grand Canyon University
50 min sessions-$150
80 min sessions-$240
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
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.
Taylor is a counseling intern with a deep desire for walking with individuals and families through transitional, stuck, and stagnant seasons. Taylor’s passion is in creating an atmosphere for individuals to explore unprocessed emotion with honesty and non-judgment. Whether that be grief, traumas, or yet to be uncovered obstacles, it is Taylor’s pride to journey alongside others in helping usher in fresh chapters in people's lives. Through empathy and compassion, Taylor uses a collaborative approach to gently venture into healing and hope.
Outside the counseling office, Taylor runs a local pet sitting and dog walking business in the valley that satisfies his love for taking care of animals. When Taylor is not slaying dragons with clients in session or caring for a furry animal, he finds joy and balance in the slow moments of life. From pouring latte art at home, to refining his scratch golf game on the course, Taylor is an advocate for carving out personal time for actively recharging and refueling. Taylor can often be found sipping cups of coffee with his wife, geeking out over architecture, and refining his artistic expressions through various mediums.
Outside the counseling office, Taylor runs a local pet sitting and dog walking business in the valley that satisfies his love for taking care of animals. When Taylor is not slaying dragons with clients in session or caring for a furry animal, he finds joy and balance in the slow moments o life. From pouring latte art at home, to refining his scratch golf game on the course, Taylor is an advocate for carving out personal time for actively recharging and refueling. Taylor can often be found sipping cups of coffee with his wife, geeking out over architecture, and refining his artistic expressions through various mediums.
Taylor brings in a comprehensive approach to the mental health field, offering fresh knowledge and culturally sensitive methods of counseling. Taylor has a special interest in art therapies.
Trauma*Grief and Loss* Relational Conflict* Depression*Anxiety
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University
Masters of Humanities & Social Sciences, Grand Canyon University *Graduation Expected January 2023
50 min sessions-$65
80 min sessions-$80
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