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About Pathways Counseling Services

Pathways Counseling Services is a Scottsdale counseling and therapy practice offering a holistic approach to counseling, incorporating various treatment modalities into the counseling process. Our expert staff treats the counseling relationship as a partnership, partnering with the client as well as other healthcare professionals such as Physicians, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists as needed to benefit the client and help them achieve their goals. As a result, clients obtain the most comprehensive treatment available incorporating all aspects of their health.

Providing you with the best counselors for the best care

Stephanie Levitt, MA, LPC, NCC

Stephanie Levitt, MA, LPC, NCC, founder of Pathways Counseling Services, received a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona. She is also a Licensed Professional  Counselor in the State of Arizona and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

After receiving her Master’s Degree in Counseling, she traveled to Southeast Asia, volunteering her time assisting children in Thai orphanages. Upon returning to the U.S., she was accepted into a three-year clinical residency program at the well renowned Phoenix Interfaith Counseling in Arizona. While there, she received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.  

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Sharon Thomsen, MA, LMFT

Sharon Thomsen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Sharon graduated from Mount Mercy University summa cum laude. She has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and a license to practice in Arizona and Iowa.


She has several years of experience working with individuals, couples, and entire families. Sharon provides a safe and non-judgmental space. She specializes in PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger issues, and families in crisis. Other specialties include relationship challenges, trauma, grief & loss, and LGBTQ.

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Shelby Rouse, MS, LAC

Shelby Rouse is a Licensed Associate Counselor practicing in Arizona. She holds a Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.

Shelby is experienced in working with children, teens, and young adults. Shelby has many years of experience working with the autism population. She has been a Behavioral Health Technician, in addition to a Licensed Associate Counselor.

Shelby specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma using various modalities. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). She also utilizes play therapy and applied behavioral analytic techniques. Shelby is experienced treating anxiety-related disorders, depression, and adjustment disorders.


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Gauge Romine, MS, LAC

Gauge Romine has a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. He also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Gauge is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC-T).

Gauge’s focus is to help people who are experiencing anxiety, depression and grief or loss. He also specializes in helping those that have experienced trauma. Gauge has experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Gauge utilizes various treatment modalities, with the goal of providing a holistic approach. Gauge practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He also uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He incorporates Existential Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in his practice as well.

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Alicia Bindenagel, MS, LAC

Alicia Bindenagel is a Licensed Associate Counselor practicing in Arizona. She holds a Masters of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She is also working on her Doctor of Education.

Alicia is experienced working with children, teens, adults, and couples. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mediation to name a few.

Alicia specializes in treating anxiety-related disorders, trauma, depression and PTSD. She works with those dealing with grief and loss. She is passionate about working with all walks of life , and works with gender fluidity in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Teri Nelson, M.Ed, LPC

Teri Nelson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She holds a Master’s of Education degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida and is licensed as a counselor in three states; Florida, Colorado and Arizona. 

Teri enjoys working with people of all ages, multiple needs, from diverse communities and backgrounds. She has worked extensively with children and families, individuals as well as couples. Teri has a passion to help people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, faith based issues and children’s mental/behavioral health issues.  With Teri’s level of experience and knowledge, she is able to support and help any individual who is desiring a positive change. 

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