Betty J. Wittels, MS, NCC, LPC, Marriage & Family Therapy in Tucson, Arizona, 85705

Betty J. Wittels, MS, NCC, LPC

Betty J. Wittels, MS, NCC, LPC
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Betty J. Wittels, MS, NCC, LPC

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Secondary Credential: National Certified Counselor
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 16868
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Office 1
356 E Kelso Street
Tucson, Arizona 85705
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Humana
  • Mines and Associates
  • Prime Health Services, Inc
  • Tricare

Fees: $100-$150 per hour fee for non insurance clients.
For insurance companies of which I am not a provider: I can provide documentation and a Superbill for you to submit for "out of network" provider coverage with me. After the deductible is met, which is usually $300-$3000 per year, the co-pay is generally lower than for in network coverage. With a few insurance companies there is no difference in coverage.

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As a psychotherapist for 4 decades, I recognize how vital it is to honor each client as an individual and to show that client how to recognize and reveal thoughts and emotions. Clear communication with others is essential. Feelings and events impact us in such drastic ways. Knowledge of the "pause" and respect towards destiny are essential. I include and invite any immediate or non family members who are intricately involved in the client's life. Transparency, negotiation, and acceptance are key therapeutic words. One's reaction to life events is a choice. Whether in the mind, emotions, or spirit, everything is possible.

I work with children over the of age 8 or younger if the issues are related to other family members ie. Discipline. My specialties are: adolescent, family, and marital counseling. Therapy modalities that I use include Gestalt, Adlerian, EMDR, Christian, Hypnosis, and Family Systems Therapy. I, also, give homework, whether behavioral, written, or reading assignments, that a client can do outside the session. In my experience mere talk is not enough and the client needs to practice and experience changes outside the therapy session.

Because I feel a therapist should not interfere but enhance an individual or family life I am wiling to schedule extended hours: weekday evening and Saturday morning appointments. For no additional charge. Good thing I am a night owl!
I, also, am available to clients on an emergency basis.

Email or Call Betty J. Wittels, MS, NCC, LPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16868

More Info About My Practice

I have a free standing office built next to my home in central Tucson near the University with easy access to the I10 freeway. Clients may drive from Vail, Sahuarita, Marana, Catalina,and Oro Valley and arrive in between 20-30 minutes. I do weekday evening appointments and some Saturday mornings. Clients may contact me by phone or e-mail in order to discuss initial therapy issues and arrange an appointment. Most referrals and clients begin sessions for a minimum of 1 to 2 times per week or more frequently if it is an urgent. Clients know that I can be reached by phone to talk to in an emergency for up to 15 min. at no charge or can see me for an urgent session within 24 hours. Sessions are 45 min. in length. Longer sessions of 60 min. or more are available depending upon the situation and the client.
I am available for appointments from approximately 10 AM in the morning to 8 PM in the evening during the weekdays. I can schedule Saturday appointments, as well. My goal is to not interfere in the client?s work schedule or home environment. That would just be creating an additional issue!

I am bilingual in Spanish. Most clients just need to bring their insurance card and co-payment for the initial visit. I accept cash, money order, or personal check. And yes, now I can accept credit and debit cards with the Square card reader!

In addition, if the client or one member of the family lives outside of Tucson I am able to do sessions by Skype.

My fee is based on insurance or self pay. I accept most insurances. If I am not a contracted provider with a particular insurance company most pay for out of network therapists, as well.

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

Adolescent, Family and Marital Conflict, Grief Therapy, Communication Skills, Spirituality, and Sexuality. See my website for specific details regarding office atmosphere, my philosophy, and how I approach particular issues with my 40 years of experience in psychotherapy. Website:

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Hispanic, Native American

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Autogenic Training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Depth Hypnosis
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Redecision therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Shamanic Journeying / Psycho Shamanic
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology

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