Frederick Westby

(LPC)

About Me

Hi! My name is Rick Westby. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maricopa, Arizona. My wife and I own and operate a seven year old private counseling practice in Maricopa serving all manner of folks, from youth to elderly, male and female, court or self referred. I work with relationship difficulties, parenting, blended families, addiction, anxiety, depression, and that general sense of "I don't know what's going on with me."
I believe nobody is broken and tend to focus far more on solutions than problems. I'm told I have a pleasant, laid back demeanor. I find its helpful to look at our troubles with hope and humor and, focused on solution, brainstorm your values and goals and craft a plan together that leads to where you want to go. Life seems somewhat challenging at times; if we remember occasional life difficulty is part of the journey, we can be at peace and find contentment even when things aren't going our way.
I have master's degrees in Professional Counseling and Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University, as well as a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. I came to this profession later in life after a lot of years in sales and hospitality, and some time far less focused on career than on parenting. I have personal experience and perspective on many of the curve balls life tosses our way, including marriage and divorce, addiction, blended families, adoption, and career change.
If you are ready for some help getting past a hurdle in life, or navigating the pathway to peace, I'd be honored to spend whatever time and effort it takes to help move forward, in your valued direction.
Lets have a healing conversation.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC-18664 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by R.U. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Frederick for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Rick is a real guy. And knows real issues and seems to always be able to relate. I look forward to my time knowing that it is taken seriously and treated as such.

Written by E.V. on Jun 09, 2021 after counseling with Frederick for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and trauma and abuse

Rick is SO great & sooooooooooo helpful. He helps me A .
LOT

Written by T.I. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Frederick for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I was in a hard place a year ago when I started therapy with Fredrick Westby. His practical support and non judgemental approach really made all the difference in my opinion about therapy. Today, I'm in a much better place. I cannot say enough.

Written by M.O. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 9 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Frederick is amazing! He asks great questions to help me better understand myself and why I respond/behave how I do.

Written by G.E. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Our first contact with Mr. Westby was great. I felt like we had a bond from the beginning. We are still in the beginning phase of everything, but so far I feel really good having him as my counselor.

Written by T.I. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Rick is kind and full of wise words. He listened very intently and understood me easily. Having someone listen without judgement helped gain new perspectives on my anxieties.

Written by C.O. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

He is very receptive and helpful with real life examples

Written by J.A. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I love working with Rick. Very down to earth and easy to work woth

Written by D.U. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I'm very pleased with my counselor and Im looking forward to much more work done with his help. I think being matched with him was definitely helpful and I was actually surprised at how well our sessions go over the phone!

Written by K.A. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Very personable. He was able to find the words to explain how I was feeling without even knowing how I was feeling.

Written by M.A. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Frederick is extremely understanding and thoughtful. He always makes me feel comfortable, offers a helpful way of looking at things, and I leave our sessions feeling positive and grounded.

Written by H.A. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Frederick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

He’s awesome!