Kay Butler-Lueking, LLC, MC, NCC, LPC is an Arizona state-licensed psychotherapist with a Master of Counseling degree.
She specializes in the provision of counseling services related to substance abuse issues, anxiety and depression issues, trauma issues, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues. Her integrative approach is based on her own
Kay is trained in a variety of treatment modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (she is
an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and
EMDR Certified Therapist), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
Kay is a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and also acts
as regional coordinator and assistant.
She is also a member of several professional organizations including the American Counseling Association and EMDRIA.
Kay’s holistic orientation incorporates techniques from traditional talk therapy, mindfulness, experiential psychology and spirituality in treating clients. She counsels couples, individuals, and families in
acquiring effective communication skills, anger management skills, and
Regional Coordinator / Assistant
Addiction is often defined as the continued use of a substance
(drugs/alcohol) or behavior
(gambling, eating, sex) which can interfere with and eventually take
over one’s normal lifestyle.
Today, the American Psychiatric Association considers addiction
to be a disease. How can we
tell if someone is engaging in addictive behaviors?
Common characteristics include
the following: impaired control over use of a substance or behavior, preoccupation with getting or
having it, using or engaging in despite negative consequences to physical or emotional well-being,
and unrealistic or distorted thinking.
Addiction can be physical and/or psychological. Signs of physical dependence include tolerance
and withdrawal. Psychological dependence may be a factor when someone begins to lose control
over use and/or it negatively impacts
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, there are different criteria for deciding the best treatment options. The good news is, complete recovery is possible when individuals are willing to make the necessary physical, emotional, and spiritual life-style changes.
My practice is based on a confidential assessment to assist clients in finding the most appropriate treatment and/or support groups available. Referrals are available for detox or in-patient programs as well.
Trauma can be defined as a type of extreme stress that overwhelms a person’s usual ability to deal with life. Literally, trauma means “wound.” Whether or not an event is considered traumatic is based on an individual’s subjective perception.
Trauma symptoms include:
re-experiencing the event, feeling immobilized, disruption in digestion or sleep patterns, hyper vigilance, avoidance, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Unfortunately, many people try to deal with the often devastating symptoms of trauma with drugs or alcohol. Trauma symptoms can be exhibited immediately or delayed for substantial periods
of time. Successful treatment will usually include a combination of therapeutic techniques.
As a certified and EMDRIA-Approved ConsuItant, I incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body centered talking therapy with traditional talk therapy in
Recent research reveals that bilateral stimulation and utilizing body sensations and sensory experiences assists the brain in reprocessing fragmented material.
Anxiety and depression often go
hand-in-hand since they share common factors such as general emotional distress. Many individuals who suffer from anxiety also suffer from depression.
Anxiety can be defined as a sense of
apprehension when someone is in a state of distress. Anxiety has both physical and psychological symptoms. Common symptoms include: a sense of foreboding or intense fear, rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, and digestive upset.
Depression can be viewed as a state of sadness and inability to cope with stressful situations. When someone’s sense of sadness begins to interfere with his or her ability to cope with life, it will generally require professional help. Both emotional (sadness) and physical (fatigue, lethargy) symptoms may be present with depression. Causes can include: a prolonged state of stress due to change or loss, hereditary predisposition, or biological imbalances in brain chemistry.
In treating clients with depression or anxiety, I incorporate a variety of tools including mindfulness techniques, experiential psychology, thought monitoring techniques and hypnotherapy techniques.
Referrals for psychiatrists are
While I do NOT accept insurance, I can
provide a Super Bill at the time of service to be submitted directly to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance company to see if you have “out-of-network benefits” for counseling.
Please print and complete forms prior
to first session.
Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted methods of payment.
$70 for 30 minutes
$140 for 60 minutes
$210 for 90 minutes
$280 for 2 hours
kbl scottsdale counseling
8115 E. Indian Bend Rd., Suite 119
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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