Cristine Toel


I have a nurturing, down-to-earth approach, and I am passionate about healing trauma, recognizing strengths, and developing an “I-Can” approach to living.

  • Cristine Toel educationLicensed Professional Counselor, Specialist in Problematic Sexual Behavior, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant
  • Cristine Toel therapy focusComplex trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions: grief, divorce, and job loss, Adolescent issues, Couples issues, including communication skills, Family issues, Blended family concerns, Sex and love addiction, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Religious trauma, Partner Betrayal, problematic sexual behavior, EMDR, Psychodrama, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Family Systems Therapy

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About Cristine

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Arizona. I earned my Master’s in Professional Counseling from Argosy University, and graduated with honors from Rockhurst Jesuit University, in Kansas City, Missouri.  I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, and a member of the ongoing Psychodrama Training Group through the Arizona Psychodrama Institute. I also completed Advanced Training in Problematic Sexual Behavior from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) in 2013.

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and children using experiential modalities that include Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Psychodrama.  I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness and family systems therapy.

I have a nurturing, down-to-earth approach, and I am passionate about healing trauma, recognizing strengths, and developing an “I-Can” approach to living.  I encourage my clients to trust their ability to handle struggles in life, including conflict, stress, anxiety, depression, boredom, and overall messiness, by adopting healthy coping rather than maladaptive habits, addictions, and escapes. I have seen my clients experience significant shifts, and begin to engage in deeper intimate relationships with the people who love them.

I have worked with clients who have survived childhood abuse, adult children of alcoholics, those who struggle with addiction, and their affected family members.  I also have experience working with clients who encounter divorce, career change, remarriage, blended family concerns, parenting, and step-parenting. Lastly, I have compassion for helping to heal clients who are experiencing medical trauma, caregiver stress, and grief and loss.

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What Makes You Hard to Live with?

By Cristine Toel - 05/01/2023

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The Intense Side of Healing

By Cristine Toel - 10/10/2022

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The Explanation Not the Excuse

By Cristine Toel - 06/08/2022

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