Christina Van Arsdale, Therapist in Surprise, Arizona — Zencare
Christina  Van Arsdale

Christina Van Arsdale

National Certified Counselor, NCC Licensed Associate Counselor, LAC
Arizona Not Accepting Online
Surprise Accepting In-person

I accept new clients in person. I prefer to see you in the office.

Wolfpack Counseling, LLC

14239 W. Bell Rd., Suite 203

Surprise, AZ 85374

Updated March 7, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Forensic psychology
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Child mental health
  • Depression

Professional statement

Chris has a diverse range of experience in several aspects of criminal law with an associate degree in Paralegal, a bachelor's degree in Criminal Behavior/ Psychology, and a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling specializing in Forensic Counseling. With her expertise in Forensic Counseling, she has also completed Play Therapy Certification requirements, she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTS-I), and also completed EMDRIA training in Eye Movement Reprocessing Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Chris can assist with trauma history with EMDR.

Chris is a forensic mental health professional that provides specialized psychological mental health and assessment services to clients associated with the court. Each assessment and treatment is individual to the case. Counseling children between conflicts is assisted with an awareness of co-parenting children together, with the child’s needs in mind. The treatment needs of forensic clients can be as diverse as the cases themselves.

Chris is a wife of a Fire Captain, and has a deep understanding of the stressors of First Responders, she has the knowledge and experience to counsel and treat this niche as well. Chris utilizes the best therapy strategy for you.

Chris was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a high profile child abuse case. She has worked in the Criminal Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriffs Office; Classification, Department of Corrections; Time Computation, and has worked for several law firms in Arizona.

I am here to help you on your journey. I go your pace with your care in mind.


Message to clients

I have opened my private practice, Wolfpack Counseling, LLC. I am an outdoors woman and have learned from my horses and dogs, that with patience and understanding there is a purpose for all of us.

I have decorated my office to be comfortable for Adults and Children. I have been trained in Play therapy and have an area just for children to play and express themselves without vocalizing. My adults and young adults have a comfortable area too.

Therapy is for you to understand your past and then understand your new path of freedom. I have received training in many areas to assist with your struggles. There are answers, my approach is to work together for the best outcome. Therapy is hard work and does take time and patience but there is a light at the end. Let me support and encourage you through this time.


Specialties

Forensic psychology - Chris is a forensic mental health professional that provides specialized psychological mental health and assessment services to clients associated with the court. Each assessment and treatment is individual to the case. Counseling children between conflicts is assisted with an awareness of co-parenting children together, with the child’s needs in mind. The treatment needs of forensic clients can be as diverse as the cases themselves.

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

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Child mental health - Chris uses Play Therapy to assist the child with communicating their thoughts. Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues. Chris gives psych-education to assist the parent to learn with the child at home.

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Christina Van Arsdale is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I do not take insurance but can provide a super bill for you to send to your insurance.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am to 5pm
  • Tue 10am to 5pm
  • Wed 10am to 5pm
  • Thu 10am to 5pm
  • Fri 10am to 5pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Surprise practice
14239 West Bell Road , Suite 203, Surprise, Arizona 85374
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Appointment only
  • Tue Appointment only
  • Wed Appointment only
  • Thu Appointment only
  • Fri Appointment only
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Private Practice, 2020 - Present
Grossman & Grossman, Mental Health Intern , 2017 - 2018

Walden University, Maters Degree /Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializing in Forensic Counseling, 2018
Western International University, Bachelors Degree / Criminal Behavior, 2013
Phoenix College, Associates Degree / Paralegal, 2012


Licensure

Arizona: LAC-18374


Languages

English