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Welcome to Ezra Counseling

We are a Scottsdale based collective of licensed therapists dedicated to helping and guiding people by creating a safe, warm and authentic environment.

We are here to help you resolve shame, get unstuck, and find healing, grace, and love for yourself!

We are so glad you are here and invite you to start the conversation. We believe it takes courage to reach out! We are here to come alongside and champion you to heal, grow, and live life fully. As experienced counselors in Scottsdale AZ, we customize a treatment plan for you that is individualized, efficient, and created with clinical experience that considers the whole person.

01.

Individuals

We offer individual counseling that tailors therapy to your unique needs, ensuring a personal and effective approach to your well-being.

02.

Couples

We offer couples counseling that focuses on strengthening relationships through personalized, efficient strategies grounded in extensive clinical expertise.

03.

Children & Teens

We offer children and teen counseling that is personalized, efficient, and designed with expert clinical insights to meet the specific needs of young individuals.

Your Team Ezra Counseling

What is therapy &
counseling anyways?

Therapy is also referred to as counseling…

is a process in which you can resolve shame, get unstuck, break toxic patterns or relationships, and find healing, grace, and love for yourself!

“…Through my counseling, I have learned an extensive amount about my needs, how to set appropriate boundaries, ways to overcome and monitor anxiety, and steps to heal from trauma. “

-MARISSA

Trauma Counseling In Scottsdale Az

Are you
looking for…

  • a mental health professional who really cares about your mental health concerns and takes them seriously?
  • a kind, warm down to earth therapist in Scottsdale AZ?
  • someone to hold your hand and walk with you in the pain?
  • Relationship counseling that can help deepen your understanding of each other and strengthen your bond.

We invite you to come explore, heal, and find hope.

Are you ready

To find hope
& healing?

If you are tired of doing life alone, struggling to find purpose, confused about how to set boundaries, or desiring personal growth- we want to help! Consider our Scottsdale AZ counseling services.

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How Do I Know
If Counseling Is Right For Me?

Owner/Clinical Director
Licensed Professional Counselor

Meet The Owner
Mandy Higginbotham

With a past as a former college athlete on a 2-time National championship team, Mandy continued in athletics post-college. She served 14 years with Athletes in Action; mentoring college athletes and AIA staff spiritually, emotionally, and in personal growth and development. Her passion for emotional wholeness came alive during these years. Being a therapist is the best of all these worlds to Mandy. During the process, she earned her Master’s degree at Phoenix Seminary and is the owner and clinical director of Ezra Counseling as well as a licensed professional counselor.

MEET THE TEAM

Irene Jacobs

Irene
Jacobs

Licensed Professional Counselor
Individuals & Couples

Gentry Bruchhauser

Gentry
Bruchhauser

Licensed Associate Counselor
Individuals, Teens & Children

Loretta White

Loretta
White

Licensed Associate Counselor
Individuals & Couples

Bobby Sharp

Bobby
Sharp

Licensed Professional Counselor
Individuals & Couples

Jacqueline Wastal

Jacqueline
Wastal

Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC-T)
Individuals & Couples

Kerry Troyer Team Member

Kerry
Troyer

Licensed Professional Counselor
Individuals & Couples

Our Mission

Ezra Counseling is a Scottsdale-based collective of licensed therapists dedicated to creating a safe, warm, and authentic environment.

We offer mental health care, therapy services, and counseling in Scottsdale AZ both in person and online.

FAQs: Your Questions Answered

Sessions vary based on each therapist. You can expect somewhere between $100-195 per 50-550 minute session. Our practicum therapists can work within a sliding scale if needed.

We do not take insurance.* We accept cash, check, credit/debit card, and HSA debit cards for payment. **If you wish to submit a claim to your insurance, we can provide you a superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider for any potential reimbursement you may receive depending on your out-of-network benefits.

The duration of therapy is discussed between you and your therapist. Our hope is that clients will begin to have tools and experience some relief from symptoms within the first 5 sessions. The number of sessions will be determined by factors such as severity and history of symptoms, frequency of sessions, and readiness for change. Many people choose to meet with their therapist weekly or bi-monthly. Scheduling is done with your therapist depending on both your mental health goals and economic needs.

If you know the therapist from our Scottsdale AZ counseling team you’d like to work with, you can call or email them to get a consultation set up. If you’re unsure about which therapist you’d like to collaborate with, please fill out the contact form or email info@ezracounseling. We will reply within 24-48 hours and set you up with a consultation call to see which therapist from our Scottsdale AZ counseling services may best fit your needs. Ready to take the first step towards walking in confidence, achieving better relationships, and simplifying the whirlwind of life? Get started with us today.

We offer both in-person and online sessions.

If you’re searching for a counselor in Scottsdale AZ, you’ll be pleased to find our office is located in North Scottsdale, just off of East the 101 and at the intersection of Frank Lloyd Wright and Redfield.

Our Scottsdale therapist hours vary depending on the specific therapist. Our Scottsdale office is open Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm. On Fridays, our therapists in Scottsdale are available from 8 am to 5 pm, and on Saturdays, you can schedule appointments with our Scottsdale therapists from 8 am to 2 pm.

Many people choose to start by meeting weekly, bi-weekly, or bi-monthly. This will be something to discuss with your therapist to meet both your mental health and economic needs.

Finding a good fit for therapy is important! You will know if your mental health professional is a good fit if you have a felt sense of being seen, heard, and understood by your therapist. If your therapist has interventions, insight, and tools that will help aid you in your healing journey.

If you do not “click” with your therapist, please let us know! We are happy to help you find someone that is a better fit for you, even if it is not within our office.

Everything you talk about with your therapist is confidential. Our counseling licenses require us to keep your information confidential. There are only a few exceptions, as mandated reporters, we must report to the appropriate state agencies if there is physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect happening to a child or a vulnerable adult. We also notify family or emergency services if a client was planning on hurting themselves or others. Therapists under supervision may consult with their supervisor to provide helpful insight into your therapeutic process. This too is kept confidential with the supervisor by Arizona State laws.

Yes, we offer individual counseling in Scottsdale and respect all personal faith traditions.

Yes, we specialize in Christian marriage counseling, addressing both emotional and relational issues.

Absolutely. Our psychotherapists integrate Christian counseling principles into their sessions.

Our Christian therapists combine clinical expertise with faith-based insights for a holistic approach.

We offer both in-person and online sessions.

If you’re searching for a counselor in Scottsdale AZ, you’ll be pleased to find our office is located in North Scottsdale, just off of East the 101 and at the intersection of Frank Lloyd Wright and Redfield.

Our Scottsdale therapist hours vary depending on the specific therapist. Our Scottsdale office is open Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm. On Fridays, our therapists in Scottsdale are available from 8 am to 5 pm, and on Saturdays, you can schedule appointments with our Scottsdale therapists from 8 am to 2 pm.

Many people choose to start by meeting weekly, bi-weekly, or bi-monthly. This will be something to discuss with your therapist to meet both your mental health and economic needs.

Yes, we specialize in Christian marriage counseling, addressing both emotional and relational issues.

Absolutely. Our psychotherapists integrate Christian counseling principles into their sessions.

Our Christian therapists combine clinical expertise with faith-based insights for a holistic approach.

Sessions vary based on each therapist. You can expect somewhere between $100-195 per 50-550 minute session. Our practicum therapists can work within a sliding scale if needed.

We do not take insurance.* We accept cash, check, credit/debit card, and HSA debit cards for payment. **If you wish to submit a claim to your insurance, we can provide you a superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider for any potential reimbursement you may receive depending on your out-of-network benefits.

The duration of therapy is discussed between you and your therapist. Our hope is that clients will begin to have tools and experience some relief from symptoms within the first 5 sessions. The number of sessions will be determined by factors such as severity and history of symptoms, frequency of sessions, and readiness for change. Many people choose to meet with their therapist weekly or bi-monthly. Scheduling is done with your therapist depending on both your mental health goals and economic needs.

If you know the therapist from our Scottsdale AZ counseling team you’d like to work with, you can call or email them to get a consultation set up. If you’re unsure about which therapist you’d like to collaborate with, please fill out the contact form or email info@ezracounseling. We will reply within 24-48 hours and set you up with a consultation call to see which therapist from our Scottsdale AZ counseling services may best fit your needs. Ready to take the first step towards walking in confidence, achieving better relationships, and simplifying the whirlwind of life? Get started with us today.

Finding a good fit for therapy is important! You will know if your mental health professional is a good fit if you have a felt sense of being seen, heard, and understood by your therapist. If your therapist has interventions, insight, and tools that will help aid you in your healing journey.

If you do not “click” with your therapist, please let us know! We are happy to help you find someone that is a better fit for you, even if it is not within our office.

Everything you talk about with your therapist is confidential. Our counseling licenses require us to keep your information confidential. There are only a few exceptions, as mandated reporters, we must report to the appropriate state agencies if there is physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect happening to a child or a vulnerable adult. We also notify family or emergency services if a client was planning on hurting themselves or others. Therapists under supervision may consult with their supervisor to provide helpful insight into your therapeutic process. This too is kept confidential with the supervisor by Arizona State laws.

Yes, we offer individual counseling in Scottsdale and respect all personal faith traditions.

What’s in a name?

“Ezra” comes from the Bible- It means “HELP.” To come alongside, to be a helping presence. As a therapist, I am guiding and helping people. If they feel stuck, I can help them get unstuck. We can get so far on our own and then need another person/outside source to help us with the rest.

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