Strategies for Success Counseling and Wellness Center is on the Move!!!

We are very pleased to be able to continue to be a premier resource to the South East Valley Community for Counseling and Wellness services.  Our new location is a Wellness Center and will eventually offer all types of wellness services, including: Massage Therapy, Hair Services, Retreats, Acupuncture, Chiropractor Services and Physical Therapy in the near future.  Currently we provide individual, couple and family counseling, Small Business Employee Relations Consulting, EAP Counseling, Life Coaching, Seminars, and Department of Transportation/SAP services.

We are pleased to be able to offer most of these services at convenient times, as well as online.  All visits are by appointment only, however you can always ask for soonest available as new appointments pop-up all the time, often the same day.

We are so excited to announce that our Strategies for Success Counseling and Wellness Center Office has moved to the Sun Lakes Health Center located on the corner of Alma School and Riggs Road, at 10440 E. Riggs Road, Chandler AZ 85248, just 1 mile South of the current location. 

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

 

 

New Counselor Starts in March

Curriculum vitaeStrategies for Success is excited to welcome Regina Robison to the practice starting March 23, 2015. Regina’s strengths as a clinician include being compassionate, non-judgmental, and utilizes a strengths-based approach to care. She believes it is important to look at each individual as a whole, taking into account each person’s spiritual, cultural, and environmental influences to assist clients in overcoming problems and achieve balance and happiness in their lives. Regina also believes that it is essential for people to work through past trauma in order to release residual blame and shame and break free of old patterns that can keep them stuck in maladaptive thinking and behavioral patterns in their current life stage.

Regina’s clinical experience includes over 10 years working with children, adolescents, adults, elderly and clients with disabilities. She also has experience working with individuals and couples, providing treatment for mental health issues and substance abuse concerns as well as with conduct disorder, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, and relationship conflicts, to name a few. Regina has also led multiple groups on topics that include self-esteem building, anger management, social skill building, substance abuse and conflict resolution, and is excited about the possibility of leading some groups at Strategies for Success.  She has worked from a Multisystemic approach successfully,  with seriously delinquent adolescents, and is very well versed with adolescent and family concerns.
In 2008, Regina received her Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University in Phoenix, and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2004, Magna Cum Laude.  She currently holds independent Licensure with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health, as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Regina utilizes various therapeutic approaches to assist clients in achieving their goals including cognitive behavioral therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, existential therapy, insight-oriented modalities and narrative therapy. Regina is a firm believer  in the healing power of the client-therapist relationship. Each treatment plan is created and implemented collaboratively with each client, tailored to maximize positive outcomes and lasting results. To email Regina, please do so at regina.robison@saptherapist.com. To schedule with Regina starting at the end of March in our Chandler location, please call our Main Number: (480) 252-5152 or email us at appointment@saptherapist.com.

What does a Nurse Practitioner Do?

Man talking to his psychiatristby Faith M. Zunner, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC at the Strategies for Success Scottsdale Location

Chances are that by this time either you or a loved one have received health care from a nurse practitioner.  Many work in doctor’s offices, although nurse practitioners can also be found in any location where health care is delivered, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home care.  All nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have received advanced education and clinical training to diagnose and treat a patient’s condition that falls within their specialty areas of practice.  There are many specialty areas of nurse practitioner practice, such as pediatric, psychiatric, women’s health, family medicine, geriatric, etc.  Although there is crossover between the specialties, a nurse practitioner is restricted both ethically and legally to deliver health care within what he or she has been educationally and clinically prepared to do.  For example, a geriatric nurse practitioner is not authorized to diagnose and treat children.  In addition to maintaining an active RN license, a nurse practitioner must become certified in the particular specialty area by an accrediting agency, and must maintain that certification.  In order to renew the RN license and the nurse practitioner certification continuing education is required, and other professional activities, such as mentoring nurse practitioner students and publishing articles in professional journals, are strongly encouraged.

The enactment of the Affordable Care Act is intended to guarantee all Americans access to health care.  With the current shortage of primary care physicians and a population that is living longer, nurse practitioners are becoming critical in filling the gap between health care that is needed and health care that is available.  In fact, nurse practitioners were first conceived of and introduced in the 1960’s to help alleviate the problem of a shortage of physicians.  Physician assistants are also well-qualified professionals who fill an important role in bridging the gap between what is needed and what is available in health care, and function either similarly or identically to a nurse practitioner.  The major differences between a physician’s assistant and a nurse practitioner have to do with legal and professional definitions, oversight, and philosophy of practice.  The bottom line is that when you have a health care need or concern you can expect to receive quality health care whether your encounter is with a physician, a physician’s assistant, or a nurse practitioner.

For more information on this topic see the following book:

Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Fourth Edition, by Carolyn Buppert, CRNP, JD, 2012, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Sudbury, MA

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