Taegan Elmer

MC, LPC

Taegan Elmer
520-869-5605

Taegan Elmer

MC, LPC

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC-17069
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

Fees: $150 per 50 minute session
Free Initial Consultation
Accepting New Clients
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Phoenix, Arizona 85015

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My Approach to Helping

The foundation of my approach to therapy is built on the deeply held belief that we already have the innate capacity to heal. Sometimes all we need is to sit across from someone who can cultivate a safe, compassionate space to reconnect with our most authentic and wholehearted self.

I recognize the courage it takes for you to be here. In my own healing journey, I have found a combination of self-compassion, mindfulness, and exploration of limiting beliefs and behaviors to be the most helpful in reconnecting with a sense of wholeness and authenticity. I use warmth, compassion, and gentle directness in my approach with others. I take an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy, which means we will decide together the goals and direction you wish to take.

I am passionate about helping clients reengage in their lives from a place of authenticity and strength. Together, we will cultivate a greater capacity to practice self-compassion, courage, and acceptance. My hope is to support you in cultivating more meaningful connection, reconnecting with a sense of meaning and purpose, and living braver with your life.

More Info About My Practice

My training and certifications include:

Somatic Experiencing (Intermediate III)
Traumatic Stress Certified
Post Induction Therapy
Associate Sex Addiction Therapist

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

I began my career working with nationally recognized experts at The Meadows, a renowned inpatient center specializing in trauma and addiction recovery. There, I worked with clients struggling with substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, combat-related trauma, moral injury, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, and family of origin issues. I enjoy working with diverse clientele and I am LGBTQ+ inclusive and informed and will provide letters of support for medical transition. My emphasis has been working with young professionals, helping-professionals in early phases of their career, and young and middle-aged adults.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Military, military family members, LGBTQ+ inclusive and informed, survivors, adults, professionals, young professionals, young adults, students

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Incest
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
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