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.
- Relationship issues
- Intimacy-related issues
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression Read more...
LPC #LPC-18664 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
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.
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.
He is very receptive and helpful with real life examples
I love working with Rick. Very down to earth and easy to work woth
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!
Very personable. He was able to find the words to explain how I was feeling without even knowing how I was feeling.
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.