About Us

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.

We are dedicated and committed:

  • To providing high quality individual, relationship, group, and family therapy to the greater Phoenix community.
  • To acting collaboratively with other community professionals and to work toward providing the most comprehensive care for clients.
  • To providing excellent training for Master-Level Associate and Intern therapists.

Meet the Clinical Team

Karissa Greving Mehall, PhD, LMFT

Arizona Marriage & Family Therapy ClinicDr. 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 15 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 JD, LMFT

Arizona Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic Patricia Dobratz is the Assistant Clinical Director and a clinical supervisor at the Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, where the mission is to provide affordable services to individuals, couples, and families, while training quality clinicians­.  Patricia is a Faculty Associate at ASU, giving her the opportunity to also train clinicians in the classroom as part 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 relationships, and grief and loss in the LGBTQ community. She has served as the Ombudsman for the Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as the contributor coordinator. Patricia has also been appointed by the Governor to serve on the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and was elected to serve as Chairperson.  She is dedicated to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy and feels privileged to work closely with colleagues in a variety of settings, as well as to be able to help individuals, couples, and families through life’s challenges.

Clinical Staff

The Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is operated by Master-and PhD-Level therapists. We are a team comprised of Clinical Supervisors, Associate and Intern Therapists providing therapy services at 3 locations. Associate and Intern therapists at the Clinic are supervised by Licensed Marriage and Family therapists.  


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