Mending Lives, LLC

Mending Lives, LLC

5.0 (4)

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My sessions are 90-120 minutes in length.  I have done this for the last 30 years.  Clients have experessed their preference for extended sessions over the standard clinical hour of 45-50 minutes, reporting that they felt they made progress quicker, were able to go into more depth regarding their marriage or personal history and eased the anxiety of those in crisis.    

Clients have remarked that by having more time to go into greater depth and ask more questions, they go to the root of their problems, which relieved their anxiety sooner.  

My relationships with my clients is the most satisfying component of providing therapy, by far.  I was tested in 1980 by Donald Clifton, Ph.D., the "grandfather of positive psychology" before working for him and he revealed that relationships would be central to my vocational satisfaction.  

I tried working with HMO's for a few years but learned that no private practice therapist can maintain their practice financially without carrying 35-50 active clients on the small reimbursement rates (ex. $25-$50) that HMO's are willing to pay.  No therpiast can provide personalized, individual attention to that many clients at once.  

Since changing my practice to a cash only basis I have been able to maintain a small case load that allows me to provide whatever amount of time a client needs duriing a crisis or through difficult times with the quality of care that I would expect for my family members.  

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Peoria, AZ 85345
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  • Tres Adames

    Brooks is very knowledgable about working with families, especially issues related to forensics and court cases. He is an excellent counselor, custody evaluator, parenting coordinator, interventionist, visitation supervisor, and mediator.

  • John Benstead

    By completing his homework and counseling, we decided against getting a divorce and are still married and getting stronger every day.

  • Susie Tatum

    The professionalism of Brooks Gibson. He was honest, encouraging, knowledgeable and professional.

  • Christi

    He was very thorough, professional and knowledgeable.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Interested new clients usually call me at 602-896-1000 or email me at [email protected], so we can find a day and time that works for them.  Appointments are usually scheduled Monday - Saturday, durng afternoons and early evenings.  At the first session we will review their reason for seeking counseling, their goals for counseling and review their history and relevant events. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

My education and training have qualified me to provide therapy services in clinical, forensic and Christian counseling, assessment, testing, consultation, and mediation. I work with children from ages 18 months, adolescents and adults through their 80's.  

I have attended the University of Nebraska, Grand Canyon University, Arizona College of the Bible, Northern Arizona University, Ottawa University, and Capella University.  I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, Masters of Education in Counseling, completed post-masters work in counseling and psychology and was admitted into my Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.  I later taught ministry courses at Arizona College of the Bible and Psychology courses for many years at local community colleges as an adjunct professor. 

I completed four years of supervised training in Forensic Psychotherapy and have worked with the Family Court, as well as the juvenile, civil and criminal courts for over 20 years, completing work on over 1,000 cases in these courts.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Yes there are standard rates, which vary from $70 to $150 per hour, depending on the services requested or needed. 

How did you get started in this business?

My Father worked with Dr. Donald Cliffton, evaluating applicants for insurance sales positions, matching the sales people with the managers who were the best fit for them.  I later worked for Dr. Clifton in college conducting in-depth 5 hour interveiws for their personality assessment by the staff psychologsits.  Dr. Clifton grew Gallop polls into a company that works with government entities, the public and many other entities.  Dr. Clifton is known as the grandfather of positive psychology.

What types of customers have you worked with?

In the last 30+ years I have worked with thousands of people in their marriages, family of origin work, their parenting and children, teenagers, chemical dependency and addictions, domestic violence, PTSD, physical and sexual abuse,  ADHD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders and many psychometric assessments to locate areas that clients are struggling in. 

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

You need to sit down and see how you work with your potential counselor.  You cannot determine if they will be of help to you by their website, credentials, etc. 

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