James Heiskell, MA, Counselor in Phoenix
Individuals "want to feel better now, not some time in the distant future." Through this construct, my scope of practice intergrates solution focus, DBT, and actualization principles, to foster new behavior and cognition. You will quickly notice improved function, because I will do everything within my power to partner with you in our effort to optimize physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. You are highly valued. Use this opportunity to forge a new path, establish a new partnership, and change the environment to meet your needs.
I utilize motivational interviewing, DBT, CBT and creative arts therapy, to support youth and young adults experiencing anxiety, substance, and complications of depression. I specialize in the Gottman method, proven to help couples and families reestablish boundaries. I have 7.5 years of experience providing DV and anger management facilitation.
I am unique due to my ability to connect with clients and hold them accountable for change. If you tell me you want to do something, I will do everything in my power to create a plan and encourage you to achieve the objective.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email James Heiskell now - (480) 725-2796


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Grand Canyon University
  • Year Graduated: 2016
  • License No. and State: LAC-16776 Arizona
  • Supervisor Name: Dr Roxanne DalPos
  • Supervisor License: LPC-13318 Arizona


  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arizona Care Network
  • Beacon
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Empire BlueCross
  • First Health
  • MHN
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

James Heiskell's Groups

Anger Management

Anger is a normal emotion. How we handle anger is what can cause us problems. These problems can show up in the family, in relationships and friendships, and at work/school. This program is designed to help you accept the emotion of anger and learn the 8 tools of successfully managing anger so you can improve all areas of your life. The Century Anger Management program is the key to our program and is widely renowned and accepted in courts and businesses across the U.S. Call us today to get started on the road to success.

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DV - Domestic Violence (offenders)

Our STOP program forms the foundation for our DV program. We are approved by the State of Arizona to provide this program for those assigned by the courts as well as those who come on their own. We know that challenges happen in relationships and we have the tools for you to manage those without aggression and violence. Our program helps you understand you and helps you design your own plan for getting and keeping yourself away from the behaviors that cause lose of relationships and freedom. Call us today to make the changes that improve your life and relationships.

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All 3 locations (Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale). Times/dates vary depending on need and location. GRASP is our all inclusive adolescent intensive outpatient program. This programs include groups such as; DBT, Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Creative/Expressive Arts. These programs entail 3 days of group therapy and also individual counseling. Our goal for your adolescent is to have a program that encompasses all their needs to be the best they can be.This program accepts most major insurance and is eligible for our sliding fee scale. To get started or if you have any questions please contact our office today!

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  • Family Conflict
  • Self Esteem
  • Addiction


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017
James Heiskell, MA, Counselor in Phoenix

James Heiskell

Counselor, MA, LAC