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“My superpower is being an empath, allowing me to deeply connect with and understand my clients' experiences and emotions.””"

JUSTINE IONTA CORIO,
MFT DOCTORAL CANDIDATE

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Licensed Therapist / Couples Counselor

Connection and trust are essential to me as a therapist. I strive to hold a safe space for my clients, supporting them in their journey towards personal growth and well-being.

Clientele: Adults (24+), Couples, Families, Parents, Teenagers (13-18), Young adults (18-24)
Areas of Focus: ADHD, Autism/Neurodivergent, Cognitive & Behavioral Disorders, Family Trauma & Abuse, Child/Adolescent, Family Therapy, Family Groups, Couples, Teens/Young Adults, Holistic Approaches including remote group therapy utilizing EMDR, Reiki, and other somatic therapies.
Type of counseling: Virtual and in-person

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Professional Statement

As an empathetic and intuitive therapist, I provide an individualistic approach to my practice, combining a variety of somatic, cognitive, and behavioral techniques to support the whole person. I specialize in working with highly sensitive moms seeking support for children diagnosed with cognitive or behavioral disorders, as well as providing individual and family services for children and adolescents. My goal is to help clients gain higher self-awareness, allowing them to live a life of daily flow, finding joy in the small moments while supporting mothers with enjoying the journey of motherhood. My focus on holistic approaches to support clients' overall well-being is a key component to the healing process.

Specialties

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination. Relevant to clients in junior high, high school, college, or obtaining postgraduate education.
 

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
 

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
 

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, commitment, connection, and love
 

Faith Crises - Supporting clients as they explore their questions pertaining to faith, religion, or spirituality; evaluating together the costs and benefits of leaving the faith or staying in the faith. Extensive experience working with Latter-day Saint clients.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Treatment Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
Client-Centered Therapy 
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 
Family Systems 
Gestalt Therapy 
Mindfulness Practices 
Motivational Interviewing 

Narrative Therapy Premarital Counseling Solution Focused Therapy Gottman Method Marriage Counseling Christian Counseling Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Family Therapy 

Additional Information

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Second Story Counseling, Therapist, 2021 - Present
Family Services at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Therapist, 2018 - 2021

Arizona State University, MAS in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2019
Brigham Young University, BS in Psychology, 2018

Lincensure

Arizona: LMFT-15803

Languages

English

Out-of-Pocket Fees

Individual sessions:              $150 (45min)
Initial session:                       $150 (45min)
Couples sessions:                $150 (45min)
Group sessions:                      $40 (90min)
Family sessions:                    $150 (45min)
Long Session:                       $300 (90min)

Location

Arizona: Virtual/Online

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