Deana Charter, BHC, M Ed., LPC

Next Step Counseling, LLC

Hi there! I’d love to meet you.

I have been working in the field for over 16 years now, and have identified my purpose in life. It is helping people to achieve clarity with their own purpose. I am honored to assist people on their individual or relationship journeys.  I help my clients gain insight into their path and purpose that they bring to life and aid in the healing process. I use an integrated approach to healing and am EMDR trained. I help people to learn how to focus on the present rather than the future or the past. I believe in meeting you where you’re in your process of healing.

I work with couples and individuals. I see teens ages 15 and up, and adults.

I am an Arizona board approved Clinical Supervisor.

Additional Advanced Training

  • Animals and EMDR therapy
  • Application of Mindful Resonance to EMDR – Irene Siegel
  • Trauma, memory and Restoration of Self – Bessel Vander Kolk
  • Emotional Focused Therapy – Sue Johnson Training on EFT
  • Military / Veteran Resource Navigation Training
  • Healing the Wounds of Attachment and Rebuilding the Self – Deany Laliotis
  • Reprocessing Early Trauma and Neglect in Implicit Memory with EMDR”, Shame, Self-Loathing and Complex Treatment: Somatic Interventions
  • R-TEP / G-TEP – Beverlee Laidlaw- Chasee and Carol Kibbee
  • Targeting Early trauma held in Implicit Memory with EMDR – Katie O Shea
  • Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR therapy / Working with the body and attachment – Deany Laliotis
  • Treating Early Attachment Wounds: Somatic interventions – Lana Epstein
  • Addiction and Trauma: Complexities of Treating the Young Adult
  • Sexual Addiction: Diagnostic Challenges and New Research Healing the Wounds of Attachment and Rebuilding Self – Deany Laliotis
  • Structural Dissociation Training – Sara Jenkins
  • Relational EMDR Therapy: Taking the Journey to the Next Level – Deany Laliotis
  • Treating First Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy: Foundations for Effective EMDR Treatment – Dr E.C. Hurley
  • US Journal International Conference and Trauma and Addiction 2019 – Bessel Van der Kolk, Janina Fisher Ph.D, Alan Downs Ph.D.
  • Annual EMDRIA Conferences 2015, 2017, 2023
  • Treating Religious and Spiritual Trauma with EMDR – Cassidy DuHadway
  • Delivering EMDR within Culturally-Sensitive Contexts – Susan Darker-Smith
  • Treating Oppression Trauma with EMDR Therapy: But first, our own work! – Roshni Chabra
  • Using EMDR to Confront Therapeutic Avoidance in Clients and in Ourselves – Elizabeth Armstrong
  • Dick Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems Master Class: Experience IFS in Action with Complex Trauma and PTSD
  • Psychedelics in Therapy, Gabor Mate, MD; Richard Schwartz, PhD; Elizabeth Nielson, PhD, Ingmar Gorman, PhD
  • EMDR Consultant in Training

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