Melanie Stasny


Melanie Stasny


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 18318
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: Free 15 minute phone consultation
Cost per session: $120+
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability


6619 N Scottsdale Rd
Suite 12
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

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My Approach to Helping

You’re exhausted and overwhelmed. One minute it feels like things are going to be okay and there is a glimpse of hope, but the next you’re back on the emotional rollercoaster. Emotions are changing so quickly that it’s hard to keep track. Maybe this sounds like you or maybe this is your child. It’s hard to have so many emotions without understanding why. Controlling them seems nearly impossible so you resort to dealing with them in ways that have been more harmful than helpful. It’s possible that you’ve also recently learned that your child or teen is self-harming, using substances, shoplifting or engaging in other risky behaviors and you’re terrified.

Imagine being able to have control over your emotions and knowing exactly why you or your child is upset. The excessive worry finally comes to a stop and you’re able to have focus and motivation in life again. You feel heard, understood and can breathe. You start to get exactly what you want out of your relationships and you’re getting along with your child. You genuinely feel happy. The life you've always wanted is starting to become a reality. You have a life worth living!

I come to you with nearly a decade of experience in community mental health where I have served individuals from ages 3 to 65. I specialize in helping self-harming, depressed, and anxious children, teens and adults. I am trained in EMDR and DBT; however treatment is tailored to you or your child's specific need. Therapy with me is an individual and collaborative process. There is nothing “too big” or “too small” to work through. Courage is within. Call now! It's hard and it's scary, but together we can overcome this mountain.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Ascending Trails Counseling is a place where you will feel HEARD, UNDERSTOOD, and can finally BREATHE that breath of fresh air. When was the last time you invested in YOU? Calling a therapist for the first time can be very intimidating and sometimes discouraging. It?s true that therapists are like shoes and it may take a while to find the perfect fit. I am someone who believes the therapeutic relationship is the most?important part of therapy, regardless of all the training and schooling I?ve completed. I believe CONNECTION and TRUST is key. I believe in being my authentic self and having a direct AND compassionate approach to therapy.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in helping self-harming, depressed, and anxious children, teens and adults. I am trained in EMDR and DBT. I am passionate about helping my patients create a life worth living.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions

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