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Counseling in Arizona

Meet Kris Godinez, Licensed Personal Counselor

Your no-nonsense, find-your-happiness counselor.

I am able to create a quick bond with clients because I have experienced what you have experienced. I lived through a codependent relationship with a narcissist, which was the catalyst for entering the counseling field. Now, my goal is to assist as many people as possible by helping them escape such damaging relationships. You do not have to remain in pain or fear; there is hope!

About You

You, like most of my clients, are in an abusive relationship. Whether that abuse takes form emotionally, verbally, sexually, or physically, you want to get out. You need to get out. And you need help to achieve that reality.

You Don't Need to Be in Pain Anymore

No matter where you are in your journey, I will guide you in finding effective solutions to the challenges you are facing. My experience encompasses work with individuals, couples, and families.

Intimate Partner Violence

When an intimate partner verbally abuses you, calls you names, isolates you or physically attacks you or fiscally abuses you, it is time to get help.

Narcissistic Abuse

Individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) have an inflated sense of self-importance, which leads them to seek increased attention. They tend to be controlling in relationships at home and work, leading to emotional, mental, and physical abuse.

Anger Management

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I Give You Your Aha Moment!

About Me

I founded Aha! Counseling AZ because, like you, I’m a survivor.

I’ve been where you are. And I know how hard it can be to seek help and admit that you’re in a place that you can’t escape on your own. My personal mission is to get as many people as possible out of abusive relationships and on to a place where they can experience their true joy.

My Approach & Values

I am out to empower clients to create the life they imagine, whether that is through individual, couples, or group therapy. My approach is no-nonsense, and I shine the light on the dark corners of life you’ve been avoiding. I promise that you will always feel heard, and we will create a partnership that empowers you to seek resolution and move forward.

I use a variety of modalities based on what you need. These may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Freudian. I do not work with insurance because I don’t want clients to feel constrained by the limits of what insurance will or will not cover. You see me as much or as little as we feel is needed to get you to the next step.

My Experience

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Published author of two books
  • Host of We Need to Talk with Kris Godinez

My Education

  • Master of Counseling, University of Phoenix, 2005
  • Practicum, Catholic Charities
  • Internship, Phoenix homeless shelter

Contact Me

Ask a question or book an appointment below.
For emergencies, call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

4121 E Valley Auto Drive, Suite 110 Mesa, AZ 85206