Dr. Vallery Coats
“I have a relaxed yet direct professional style that sets people at ease and lets them know they are in good hands.”
“I grew up in Illinois and have lived in the Phoenix valley since 1986. I am a licensed counselor and substance abuse counselor in the state of Arizona and hold a master’s degree in counseling and a doctoral degree in higher education specializing in teaching graduate counseling. Since 1978 I have worked in the field of behavioral health as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and administrator. Teaching has also been an important part of my career. Since 1994 I have taught graduate level counseling courses and workshops in counseling skills, empathy, group therapy, and inner self-care. I opened my private practice in 2007 where I specialize in adults, couples, and groups. Even though I honor the fundamental belief that there are no shortcuts to good therapy, I am a forward thinker who stays curious and open to current trends and developments such as epigenetics and DNA-guided prescribing. I live in rural Cave Creek with my family where I enjoy hiking and taking photographs of all the natural beauty.”
Sessions are now video only due to the corona virus. Hours extended to include weekends.