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Andy Maurer, MSFT, MDIV, LAMFT Therapist

PHILOSOPHY

Life is complex and at times can feel overwhelming. Thankfully, there is hope in the dark and difficulty places that we all find ourselves. My passion for therapy stems from my love for the hurting and the wounded. In addition, I believe that people are multifaceted and that is why I take a holistic approach to therapy, in which I seek to integrate and heal the whole person—mind, body, soul, and spirit.

Most of our wounding occurs in relationship, and therefore, I approach issues from an attachment-informed perspective. While trauma and pain often disconnect us from ourselves, others, God, and our environment, I work with my clients to bring healing and connection into these fractured relationships.

Furthermore, I also believe that we are wounded in action, and therefore I often utilize body-oriented therapies that allow stored sadness, joy, anger, shame, and grief, to be released through movement.

EXPERIENCE

I am currently licensed as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) and also work as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Arizona Christian University. In therapy, I come from an attachment based, body oriented, and holistically informed approach. While I most often work with those struggling through trauma and abuse, I also regularly work with teens, adults, couples, and families, on issues of trauma, sexual addiction, anxiety and depression, LGBTQ issues, sports performance, faith, marital disconnection, and other relational issues.

EDUCATION

Arizona State UniversityBS Exercise & Wellness

Phoenix SeminaryMaster of Divinity (MDiv) in Professional Counseling

Fuller Theological Seminary, Masters of Marital & Family Therapy (MS-MFT)