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Stephanie Levitt

Stephanie Levitt, MA, LPC, NCC, founder of Pathways Counseling Services, a Scottsdale counseling practice, that offers a safe, nonjudgmental, and caring environment where clients are able to work through problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  In doing so, the journey of healing and growth begins.

Stephanie 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 practicing in Scottsdale.

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.  

Stephanie specializes in treating people of all ages for anxiety disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She also assists people in working through grief, depression and more. Additionally, Stephanie enjoys working with couples and helping people reconnect and rebuild trust in their relationships.


Stephanie has undergone advanced training for and is certified through EMDRIA in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  She is a practicing Scottsdale counselor with nearly 2 decades of experience working with individuals, couples, groups, children and families from diverse backgrounds.

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Molly Mahoney

Molly earned her MSW from University of Illinois and became independently licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health in 1992. She earned an advanced certification in Marriage and Family Therapy from Ottawa University in 2015, is trained in EMDR and is certified by the International OCD Foundation as a CBT-ERP Therapist.


Molly began her career at The Mayo Clinic where she gained expertise treating individuals coping with illness, grief, and loss. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings both in the inpatient and outpatient levels of care, treating children, adolescents, couples, and families. Molly has a passion for working with children and adolescents struggling with general anxiety, social anxiety, and OCD.


Molly specializes in treating anxiety, self-esteem, depression, anger management, trauma abuse and recovery, OCD, and conflict- resolution. Utilizing Eye Movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and mindfulness,


Molly takes a strength-based approach to support individuals, couples and families to move through life’s challenges and take steps forward towards achieving their goals.

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Claire Karakey

Claire Karakey, MC, LPC followed a unique path to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Special Education while representing the University of Arizona as a collegiate athlete. After working as an Intensive Resource teacher and tennis coach, Claire wanted to work beyond the classroom and develop a practice to better serve individuals and their families. She transitioned to mental health care after completing her Master of Counseling at Arizona State University.


Claire has a creative and compassionate approach to therapy developed through diverse experiences with clients from different walks of life. She enjoys working with children and adults individually as well as within group, family, and couple settings. Claire specializes in treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, chronic pain/illness, grief/loss, and child & family therapy. She has extensive training in shame and trauma. 


Claire brings a strength based, client-centered approach to therapy; she believes that every person's story is special and requires an individualized approach. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems work, and Experiential Play Therapy. 


Starting counseling is a leap of faith and takes great courage. Claire feels that holding space for clients and hearing their stories is a true privilege. You will be met with enthusiasm, support, kindness, and an open mind in every session.

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Leslie Daugherty

Leslie attended graduate school at the University of Miami where she studied in the mental health counseling program and earned her Masters of Science in Education (MSEd). She then pursued her passion and got licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and is trained in EMDR.


Leslie began her career in California, where she gained significant experience working with the 0-5 year old population and providing parenting support to parents/caregivers. This allowed Leslie to combine her passion in working with children while also treating the the entire family as a whole. In this manner, she was able to assist parents and children with the changes that they were seeking. Leslie also gained experience working with adolescents that had a history of trauma, anxiety, and/or depression. In the last few years, Leslie was working as a lifespan therapist at Kaiser Permanente where she worked with children, teens, adults, and older adults. Leslie enjoys providing individual therapy as well as group therapy. She has led groups for teens, adults, and depression/anxiety groups.


Upon relocating to Arizona, Leslie obtained her LMFT to also practice in the state of Arizona. Leslie utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness approach in therapy. She also uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) when working with trauma or other situations in which clients may feel stuck or overwhelmed.


Leslie is patient, caring and recognizes that every individual brings with them their own strengths and resources to help them move through negative experiences in life.  She believes that all individuals have the ability to heal and grow from life’s challenges, strengthening one’s resilience in the process.

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