Cristine Toel, LPC
Cristine Toel is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd. She is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist, and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. She is also a member of the ongoing Psychodrama Group at the Arizona Psychodrama Institute, and a specialist in Problematic Sexual Behavior (SASH). She works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families and specializes in cases of complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, problematic sexual behavior, betrayal, crisis and difficult life transitions, adult children of alcoholics (and other family of origin dysfunction), and cases involving divorce, remarriage, and blended family concerns.
PCS offers a weekly intensive program (30 hours of individual therapy and 25 hours of group therapy), which provides a therapeutic team approach for clients looking to mend difficult trauma, crisis, and addiction. Cristine finds it fulfilling to work with intensive clients, because it allows her to pursue and help heal deep, historic traumas that are sometimes challenging to address in weekly therapy.
Cristine has a nurturing, down-to-earth approach, and she is passionate about healing trauma, recognizing strengths, and developing an “I-Can” approach to living. She encourages her clients to trust their ability to handle struggles in life, including conflict, stress, anxiety, depression, boredom, and overall messiness, by adopting healthy coping rather than maladaptive habits, addictions, and escapes. As a result, she has seen many clients experience significant shifts and begin to engage in deeper intimate relationships with the people who love them.