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Meet The Team

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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Jessica DeBaufer

Jessica DeBaufer MS, LPC completed a Clinical Counseling Master’s program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science where she earned her Masters of Science degree. Jessica is originally from Chicago, IL where she worked at a private practice as a pediatric therapist. Additionally, she worked as a mental health consultant to several pre-school and high school programs for several years.  

Jessica enjoys working with children, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults. She has experience working with these populations individually as well as within family and group settings. She utilizes an eclectic, psychoeducational, skills and strength-based treatment approach. Jessica specializes in treating anxiety disorders including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) , depression, ADHD, behavioral concerns, anger, school related issues, and child-family therapy.

Jessica is passionate about working with children, teens, and young adults as she believes that learning coping skills and strategies at a young age will assist these individuals in evolving into competent, confident adults.

Jessica utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Experiential Play Therapy. Jessica also incorporates concepts of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into her sessions.

Jessica believes that truly meaningful work cannot be made unless an individual feels comfortable with their therapist. To this end, Jessica approaches her work with an empathic, compassionate, patient, and warm demeanor. Jessica connects with individuals where they are, with a kind and non-judgmental approach.

She believes in the importance of having her clients as active participants and collaborators during their sessions for optimal growth and success. Through a combination of collaboration, compassion, and specialized treatment approaches – clients can expect gratifying personal growth.

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Katrina Martinez

Katrina Martinez MC, LCSW followed a unique path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Katrina is from Los Angeles, CA and has come from a family who’s priority has been to help others through very service oriented fields.

Katrina 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 and family settings. Katrina specializes in treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, chronic pain/illness, grief/loss, and child & family therapy. Katrina is passionate about working with children and adolescents because 

she has seen what a difference therapy can make for someone at that age. She also has extensive training in shame and trauma. 

Katrina believes that it is important to meet people where they are at emotionally; understanding that even if someone could be doing better, they are doing the best they can right now. She goes into each of her sessions with empathy, compassion and patience. Katrina believes that it is important to listen to patients as they are experts on themselves. 

Katrina 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. Katrina 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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Stacy Gibson

Stacy Gibson LPC has a wide range of experience working with people of all ages, including children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Stacy has successfully helped her clients to work through issues such as trauma and grief, anxiety, depression, unhealthy relationships, premarital counseling and relationship problems, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, self image and self esteem, oppositional defiance, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, bipolar and mood related disorders, limited social skills, anger management, and impulse control.   

Stacy has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is actively working toward certification, which is one of the highest levels that can be achieved. Stacy is also trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, a therapeutic approach that works specifically for children ages 2-7 and their parent(s)/guardian(s) who are seeking a stronger bond, improved relationship, and better communication skills. Stacy also uses play therapy in her practice with children. Other techniques that she utilizes are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems work, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Gestalt Techniques, and Gradual Exposure.

With over 17 years of psychology experience, Stacy is well versed in various treatments and specialties.  She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from East Tennessee State University and began her clinical journey at a community service agency in Southwest Virginia. Stacy has also been responsible for the direct supervision to over 10 counselors that were pursuing independent licensure in the past three years.

Stacy has a passion for improving lives and helping others realize their full potential at one’s own pace. She approaches each person with compassion, care, and patience; with an ability to build rapport quickly as she helps the individual, couple, or family identify and resolve their challenges. She understands each person has a unique story and perspective, and as such have unique needs. Stacy will utilize a wide range of techniques based on those needs.

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