I received a PhD in Counseling Psychology in 1988. My clinical experience has included work in psychiatric hospitals, managed care agencies and private practice. I see adults individually and in marriage/relationship counseling. My clients have, in addition to other problems, presented with depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, stress, mid and later life adjustment, grief, life plan development, and self esteem.
I believe counseling happens best on a level playing field. The participants share ideas and discover solutions. There is cooperation, synergy and mutuality of purpose. We begin by mapping what is causing your problem, or areas you want to enhance in your life. Next, we look at psychological and behavioral change. What changes are indicated and how are they best achieved? This part is very difficult on our own, especially if we are dealing with problems. Finally, we look at how to establish and maintain change .
If you would like us to talk, please proceed with an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you. I check messages in the morning and evening. I will respond within 24 hours. Thanks...
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ Psychologist PSY-001646
Dr. Treese is a God send. He is a voice of reason and understanding to help navigate the complexities of life. I could not recommend him enough.
Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Douglas for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have been working with Dr. Treese for a year and our therapist / client relationship has grown greatly. I have learned much about myself and have made positive changes in my thinking and behavior. I am much more in tune with my authentic self and find it easier and safer to show that side of me. This is helping me to build the type of relationships I have always wanted. I trust him deeply. His approach is not clinical as I have experienced with past therapists. He is honest, he has mastered his craft and we work together in an equal partnership. It feels good to be accepted and seen. I highly recommend his services.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Douglas for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Dr. Treese was very easy to talk to and had great advice. I felt like I could trust him from the beginning.Thank you!
Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Douglas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Treese is amazing! He has been a great support, helping me through this new unfortunate journey. His ability to direct me towards learning and finding grace is beyond my expectations. Thanks Doc!
Written on Jun 03, 2023 after therapy with Douglas for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr Treese provided so much good guidance to me while I pieced myself back together. I can now look at life more objectively and less reactionary. There is work to continue to do every day, and Dr Treese helped pave the path for me.
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Douglas for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Treese is a wonderful therapist with a lot of helpful insight and empathy for what brought me to therapy.
Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Douglas for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching