“As required by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health, “Practice of substance abuse counseling” means the direct application of professional counseling techniques to persons who are dependent on or abuse substances and to persons who are affected by that dependency or abuse. Practice of substance abuse counseling includes the use of psychotherapy for the purpose of diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of substance abuse and chemical dependency in individuals, couples, families and groups.” This is a requirement for psychotherapy with this provider.”
As a behavioral health therapist, I’ve worked for and with a wide range of behavioral health providers, including maximum-security prisons, probation departments, clinics, and with many diverse cultures and races, including Native Americans.
As a behavioral health therapist, author and motivational speaker, I try to take a spiritual approach to life’s dynamics. To perform at the highest level, you’ve got to walk the talk and lead by example. I believe that when clarity, honesty and compassion are interwoven with the daily fabric of our lives, happiness empowers us to accomplish virtually anything we can think, feel or imagine.
I’ve thought about calling you almost every month I’ve picked up a chip. I haven’t had a drink since the night before I first came to see you…I hope you are well and thank you again for the boost and redirect you gave me.D.M
It literally took an Act of God to get me to counseling. I was really scared and didn’t really trust that any counselor could help. I’m so glad I made myself seek help. It’s made a world of difference.Charlie F.
Finally after seeing multiple counselors and at the end of my rope, I met someone who was able to get through to me. After a lifetime of off and on alcohol abuse and multiple DUIs, DJ helped me get my life back, emotionally, spiritually and physically as well as my personal and professional life and relationships. In my opinion, DJ is a true lifesaver!Patrick P.
I had an issue with painkillers (opiates). What started as a lower back injury from working out turned into an addiction to vicodin and percocet..I’m proud to say, after months of counseling with DJ I am clean and sober and love my life again… If you need help with addiction, or are scared to talk with your family and friends, I strongly suggest you contact Diebold Behavioral Counseling. DJ Rocks!!!Beth K.
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me on the phone. I have ordered the book you recommended for each family member. Our son is doing well. Thank you for being a caring therapist. I wish there were more like you.Mary & Dan
“Listen to my response on CBS to the Mom’s For Marijuana organization who insist they are better parents when high.”
Diebold Behavioral Counseling, a sole practitioner consisting of D.J. Diebold and his referral team, provides a diverse selection of Arizona counseling (Scottsdale) services for those in need. We focus on four Arizona counseling programs. These include addictions counseling, trauma counseling, depression counseling and anxiety counseling. It should be noted that there must be a substance abuse component connected, directly or indirectly, as stated above in the statute, prior to services being rendered. Arizona Counseling (click here for info)
D.J. Diebold is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) and Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) who has been serving the behavioral health community for over 20 years. D.J.Diebold is a Board Certified and a State Licensed Behavioral Health Therapist. Beyond his credentials, D.J. cares for his clients and brings a warm, personal touch into a field where it is important for clients to feel safe and secure.
Addictions counseling in Scottsdale can empower you with the skills to manage stress and anger without drugs and alcohol. Plus we offer Arizona dwi and Arizona dui defense services via referral. In addition, our addictions recovery, support referral team includes a renowned DUI attorney, a blood analysis expert and D.J. Diebold, the behavioral health therapist.
Trauma Counseling (click here for info)Trauma counseling and PTSD counseling are also treated here in Scottsdale. Traumas can be experienced after a single event or after repeated, long term incidents. This type of condition can be triggered by natural events or through deliberate actions by another.
Many clients take comfort in knowing that D.J. Diebold (Arizona counselor) is a Vietnam era veteran and so, in addition to his training in this field, he has personal experience with those feelings of trauma, grief and loss.
Addiction comes in many forms and affects millions of people. If you or someone you know is struggling with compulsive gambling, you know it takes a significant toll not only on the addicted person but those in their life as well. Gambling of all shapes and forms works directly with the brain’s reward system, in a similar way to drugs or alcohol. Every time you gamble, it provides the brain with highly desirable dopamine – something that makes your brain and body feel pleasure. Due to a variety of potential other factors such as family history, when coupled with the brain’s strong desire to get more dopamine at all costs, someone can quickly become addicted to gambling.
Depression counseling includes major depression, dysthymic disorder, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), bipolar disorder, teen depression and many other categories of depression. Depression can affect any age and D.J. Diebold is able to assist most ages and cultural backgrounds.
Anxiety counseling helps people suffering from anxiety disorders commonly referred to as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, agoraphobia and social anxiety disorder.
Anxiety is often described and identified by the physical symptoms that come with it and can include heart palpitations, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach aches, sweating, headaches, immune system stress, increased blood pressure, and trembling.
In addition to the treatment stated above, our Arizona counseling (Scottsdale) location offers teens counseling, relationships counseling, ADD and ADHD counseling, anger counseling, christian counseling and other therapeutic counseling options. Again, all must have a substance abuse component that affects the prospective client, directly or indirectly for services to be provided.