My name is Jeremy Scataglini, and I'm the founder of The H.U.G Therapy Center. I am also a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Phoenix, AZ
Supervised by Michaela Decker, LMFT
I am trained in a type of CBT called TEAM CBT. I ended up getting trained in this model after practicing it on myself and seeing significant results. I was very happy with how simple yet powerful the methods were. So I'm excited that I can now offer TEAM CBT to my clients so that they might also be able to see significant results in their lives.
I love working with couples. To see a couple go from feeling hopeless, angry, disconnected, and numb to transforming their relationship into one of vulnerability, warmth, affection, and connection is a process that never gets old for me. In my sessions, I am very involved and ask the couple many questions to help them see things differently. I call them out (in a loving way) and support their positive changes. And I don't take sides since that would defeat the purpose of couple's therapy.
When I began using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) it was because my supervisor at the time suggested it. I was skeptical, especially given that I was working with some very "passionate" couples. To take them from anger into calm, vulnerable communication seemed unlikely. But I was proven wrong again and again. EFT just works. And I'm happy to say that the research agrees.
Anxiety is no fun! I know from personal experience. But I'm happy to say I've learned some really effective ways to help you work through those feelings and thoughts. If you're ready to put in some work I'm ready to support you every step of the way!
While it may be taboo in our society to even mention suicidal thoughts or feelings, I have worked with many clients who have had suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives. In our sessions, you can talk about it. And if you're concerned that your words will lead to me having to make a call, breathe, relax, we will go over that stuff during your first session. I have some really cool strategies we can use to begin to tackle those feelings of hopelessness or depression.
I was trained in working with couples experiencing anything from communication issues to infidelity. I have extensive experience treating couples from all walks of life. In session, we will practice communicating differently, learn why couples lose connection to one another, and explore hurts in the relationship that have yet to be processed. I do not take sides as that would not be productive for your relationship. Instead, I work with both of you to help you find closeness once again.