The Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic welcomes individuals, couples, and families of all lifestyles and stages of their relationship to be part of therapy services. We work not only with married couples but with dating and cohabitating couples, same-sex couples, divorced or separated couples, newlyweds, those considering or preparing for marriage, as well as those never intending to marry. We work with couples in crisis but also with those looking for a “tune-up” to make small relational improvements or a “check-up” to maintain the quality and health of their relationship. We also work with those who currently have no relational concerns but who are preparing for the next step in their relationship, whether it be marriage, cohabitation, starting a family together, preparing for an “empty nest,” or any other relational transition. At the AzMFT Clinic, we believe it is never too early or too late to work on your relationship and that people of all walks of life deserve access to affordable, high quality relational care.
In choosing a therapist, some may prefer to work with a male or female therapist. Our team at the Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic includes both male and female clinical therapists.
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Dr. Karissa Greving Mehall is the clinical director and supervisor of the Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic and has been clinically working with individuals, couples, and families for approximately 13 years. She is a clinical lecturer and the Co-Director for the Masters of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy Program (designed to train practitioners who desire to practice Marriage and Family Therapy) at Arizona State University for the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. Dr. Mehall trains and supervises clinical therapists, and she has presented information on children, couples, and families at local, national and international workshops and conferences. Dr. Mehall served as the President-Elect and President (2008-2012) of the Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Patricia Dobratz is the clinical coordinator and a clinical supervisor at the Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, where affordable services are made available to individuals, couples, and families. She is an Instructor at Arizona State University and faculty member of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Patricia has a diverse background in psychology, education, law, and marriage and family therapy. She is trained in the premarital inventory, FOCCUS. Patricia has presented on various topics such as domestic violence, stress management, strengthening relations, and grief and loss in the LGBTQ community. She has served as the Ombudsman for the Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as the contributor coordinator for the Spring Conference Committee. Patricia has also been appointed by the Governor to serve on the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Marriage and Family Therapy Credentialing Committee.
Calleen Morris is the Senior Clinical therapist at our Tempe office and the Social Media Coordinator for the clinic. She has been with the Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic since 2009 and as a team member has contributed to its growth. Calleen has obtained additional training in couple’s therapy through the Gottman Institute. She is an associate faculty member at Arizona State University where she teaches undergraduate courses in human development and psychology. Calleen has presented locally regarding parenting, social media, and grief and loss. In addition, she has participated on various committees with the Arizona Association of Marriage & Family Therapy including the social media committee and was the former newsletter editor for the association. She contributes to Think Relationally, providing daily relationship insights to the community.
The Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is operated by Master-and PhD-Level therapists. Associate and Intern therapists at the Clinic are supervised by licensed Marriage and Family therapists who are trained as Clinical Supervisors by the state of Arizona.