I counsel adults who are struggling with depression, old wounds, getting through painful guilt or losses, healing from an affair or divorce, anxiety, difficult life transitions like midlife crisis, setting boundaries with their adult children, feeling unsettled about retirement, unresolved issues from their childhood or past, spiritual confusion, or being stuck in any way. I use empathy, compassion, and clear direction to help you navigate better, grow in lasting, life-altering ways, and take better care of yourself. My goal is for you to thrive and live a fuller life beyond symptoms and just coping. 

Counseling can help you:

  • Reduce, manage, or eliminate anxiety, depression, grief, unresolved hurt
  • Strengthen your relationship as a couple, improve communication, heal from an affair once and for all, and learn to treat your partner or spouse as the apple of your eye
  • Heal relationships with parents, family members, adult children, siblings, friends, coworkers…
  • Resolve, forgive and let go of past: regrets, estrangements, damage from affairs
  • Manage transitions with “empty nest”, career, family, adult children or grandchildren who need to move out
  • Feel empowered to make changes at home, work, or within
  • Grieve and resolve the loss of a  beloved family member, horse, or pet
  • Own and celebrate your place in the LGBT Community

I DO NOT treat the following:

  • Children and adolescents
  • Adults actively abusing drugs or alcohol (must complete detox and/or rehab first)
  • Adults with eating disorders
  • Victims or perpetrators of recent sexual assault, domestic violence, or crimes
  • Clients seeking evaluations for disability, FMLA, service animals, etc.
  • Clients whose reason for counseling is to address complex or long term medical issues
  • Adults or couples who participate in polyamory or BDSM
  • Please click on my FAQ tab for other details

Dr. Vallery Coats, EdD, MC, LPC, LISAC
 8700 E Vista Bonita, Suite 280
Scottsdale , AZ85255
Phone (480) 980-6308
Fax 1(480) 488-1904