Kay Butler-Lueking, M.C., N.C.C. L.P.C. is an Arizona state-licensed psychotherapist with a Master of Counseling degree.

about Kay

Kay Butler-Lueking, M.C., N.C.C., L.P.C.

Kay Butler-Lueking, M.C., N.C.C. L.P.C. 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
life experience.

Kay is trained in a variety of treatment modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.


 

 

My goal is to help you break free from the repetive patterns of the past through mind, body, spirit holism.

Kay is moving December 22!
8115 E. Indian Bend Rd. Suite 119
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

She serves as regional coordinator and assistant for the Sensorimotor
Psychotherapy Institute and is 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
healthy boundaries.

EMDRIA Approved Consultant  
EMDR Certified Therapist

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Regional Coordinator / Assistant

 

substance abuse/addiction

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
their life.

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.

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trauma

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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

treating trauma.

 

Recent research reveals that bilateral stimulation and utilizing body sensations and sensory experiences assists the brain in reprocessing fragmented material.

anxiety & depression

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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

also available.

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kbl scottsdale counseling

6619 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 15

Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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kbl scottsdale counseling

6619 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 15

Scottsdale, AZ 85250

The contents of this brochure is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace counseling support. 
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