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Sean Gardner, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Are you looking to make meaningful change in your life? Do you want to feel more present, authentic and connected to yourself and others? Whether you are feeling stuck in life or are navigating a life-altering event or post-traumatic stress, I am here to provide a safe, nonjudgemental space for you to overcome your obstacles and concerns. I know from both personal and professional experiences that each of us has the ability to awaken to the truth and find our light, even in the darkest of times. I can help guide you back to return home to your innate mental health and true nature, which is peace and wellbeing itself.

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC in both Hawaii and Arizona. I was born and raised here in Phoenix, AZ. I served active duty in the US Navy, then post military became a city firefighter-paramedic in Virginia Beach, VA. I eventually graduated with my BA in Psychology from ASU (Go Devils!). I graduated with my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu in 2016. I've worked as an inpatient therapist with adolescent youth, then moved on to working for the VA in social work with homeless veterans. I started my career in mental health while living in Honolulu, Hawaii for over 6 years and worked with a wide variety of populations of clients in various community and public school settings. My last job in Hawaii was as a Military & Family Life Counselor working with service members and their families at Joint-Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu. I've since moved back home to Phoenix and became licensed here in Arizona. For the past 3 years, I've been enjoying working as an independent online therapist on various platforms.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body image, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information


AZ LPC 19450


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sean Gardner. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I started online therapy at a very low and vulnerable place in my life roughly 11 months ago. I was matched with a therapist who was not a good fit for me and luckily I decided to give it another try with another therapist. That was one of my greatest decisions ever. Sean has completely changed my life, my perspective and has allowed me to understand myself, my feelings and my vulnerability. I was very opposed to therapy and now can’t see how I ever lived without it. I am slowly, but surely becoming a new person. When I have set backs, Sean reassures me that it is okay and helps me move forward again. Sean listens, he is empathetic, compassionate and understanding. It really feels like he is a friend who you are catching up with. He makes the sessions comfortable and welcoming. I have never felt judged by Sean and for that I am grateful. Sean is very knowledgeable in his work and I would 100% recommend BH and more specifically, Sean. Thank you for all that you have done for me!

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Sean for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sean is sincere and kind. He actively listens and ensures that he understood correctly. He always supports me, but balances that with challenging me to be better. He truly has helped me change my life!

Written on Dec 26, 2021 after therapy with Sean for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sean has approached me and my concerns with intentional compassion and openness.
He is professional, but also feels like a friend which makes the sessions comfortable and relaxed.
Sean creates a very safe container that allows for the necessary vulnerability and transparency for integral healing of mind and spirit.

Written on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Sean for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Sean was great and helped me a lot. He listens and immediately makes you feel comfortable. Great therapist.

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Sean for 2 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Sean really understands my problems and empathizes accordingly, every time. His suggestions are always relevant and he never ceases to help me through whatever it is I have brought with me that week!

Written on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Sean for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Sean is my first counsellor on this platform, and my second overall. And he's been extremely helpful, listening to me, empathising with me and giving me advice on how I can manage my anxiety. I've never felt a such a good week in a while since I got into therapy sessions with him. I'm so grateful I was matched with him for my counsellor. And I highly recommend his expertise that he could really help you if you're struggling with anxiety especially with intrusive thoughts which are debilitating.

Written on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Sean for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management