Bettina Lehnert


Bettina Lehnert


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist (Arizona)
Secondary Credential: Psychology - Licensed psychologist CA
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage


Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Irvine, California 92612

My Approach to Helping

I select strategies according to what I think best addresses the needs of the person I am working with. My therapeutic approach draws from several theories. I start from what the present isses are (things that are getting in your way) and I often find a thread from the past that leads people to respond to things in maladaptive ways. Although I find it helpful to know about history, I try to keep the focus on understanding how the past affects current functioning. If there are issues in the past which have been sufficiently dealt with and the client feels at peace with, I do not feel the need to dredge it up. I also believe people are affected by certain deeply held beliefs (or cognitions) they carry with them (eg I need to be perfect, I am unworthy, I am not lovable, I am not important etc). Often these are rooted in past upsetting emotional experiences. I have helped many people to let go of these destructive beliefs, so they are free to respond to the present unencumbered by their past negative emotional experiences. Insight oriented therapy and EMDR are helpful tools to achieve these goals. For more information on EMDR, please see my website.

More Info About My Practice

I am able to provide video-telehealth services to residents of Arizona and California.
I resigned from all insurance companies a number of years ago, however I can provide you a bill that you can submit to your insurance company for out of network reimbursement.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My niche is helping people get beyond stuck points in their lives. I am certified in EMDR and often use a combination of providing more effective coping strategies and EMDR to intervene and help my clients find more adaptive solutions and break maladaptive patterns.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • German

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals, couples and families.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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