Dr. Neil Stafford

(Psy.D.)

About Me

Hello, I am Dr. Neil Stafford. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 12 years of experience providing therapy to a wide range of individuals and families in the state of Arizona. I am also a certified school psychologist. I am an Arizona native. I received my doctoral degree in southern California, and then returned to Arizona to start our family and go into practice.

I have a well rounded experience of work with with adolescents. My experience working with adolescents includes work in and outside the school setting. I approach this work from a problem solving and communication enhancing mode. We want to increase the quality of communication, and help them become mature problem solvers. My training includes CBT, family therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, parenting, behavior management, crisis intervention, anger management. I provide client centered approach specializing in family issues, parenting, school, and individual work in depression, stress, and anxiety. The emphasis is on acceptance, genuineness, and finding a path to actualize your potential. We will focus on the here and now. We will collaborate together to devise a plan that is focused on your priorities. What's most important is you, and how I can help you. The person you want to be is already there. Our work together will be to bring that person out in a positive way.

I am an active member of professional associations. I regularly speak and educate other professionals to improve their approaches. I also supervise psychologists in training as I'm dedicated to improving the field.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #3691 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Reviews

Written by I.S. on May 24, 2019 after counseling with Neil for 1 month

Replies quickly. I have already recommended to 2 families for their teens.

Written by D.O. on Apr 08, 2019 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks

I have greatly appreciated Dr. Stafford's support and help to date.

Written by M.A. on Feb 01, 2019 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Stanford is exactly what I wanted when I signed up for this app. He listens and he responds very precise and quickly.

Written by R.O. on Jan 01, 2019 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks

He is awesome!

Written by A.R. on Dec 31, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Stafford is the best counselor I've ever had. He listens to my concerns and gives me good advice about what I should do in the situation.

Written by J.A. on Dec 09, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks

Dr. Stafford has been so helpful in the short time we have been talking. He is always right there to help. I'm feeling better.

Written by A.S. on Sep 22, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Dr. Stafford is amazing. I accomplished more with him in a week than I did with others in months. He’s there for me. Never belittles me. And always listens.

Written by T.E. on Sep 18, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning career

What most people had all around them, I have had to hunt down and hold onto fiercely. The void left by toxic family members and former close friends is filled with the gratitude I have for those that chose to invest in my life. I think the closest people in our lives are those we choose to make a part of it, and those that choose to be part of it. The power of individual choice is very great. Thank you Dr. Stafford for being part of my journey.

Written by C.H. on Aug 18, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Dr. Stafford has been a great help, I enjoy our conversations and I really like that he continues to send me messages even when I am not as responsive due to things going on in my life. Highly recommend Dr. Stafford and this program. And already have shown a few people this service as a tool to improve their mental well being..

Written by L.E. on Jun 13, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Dr. Stafford has been very responsive to the issues I am working through. He is knowledgeable, empathetic, and follows up regularly. I am encouraged by his support.

Written by F.R. on Apr 19, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, eating, and self esteem

Really nice and understanding.

Written by A.D. on Apr 08, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, grief, intimacy-related, and sleeping

Dr. Stafford truly cares about our well being. This is not a means to an end for him, he truly cares. He has answered my worst call and he'll answer my happiest update in the same positive manner. I don't know where I'd be without him.

Written by S.C. on Mar 08, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

Neil is very helpful!! Thanks.

Written by C.E. on Mar 08, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and career

Dr Stafford is easy to talk to and provides a good sounding board for figuring out issues to resolve and goals to achieve.

Written by C.A. on Jan 25, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

Dr. Stafford has been great. I feel very comfortable sharing all my issues with him.

Written by K.I. on Jan 02, 2018 after counseling with Neil for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship, and intimacy-related

Dr Stafford has helped and encouraged me to uncover my own answers to life's problems. He has helped me explore my emotions and enabled me to make positive change. I don't often write reviews, however Dr. Stafford has been so incredibly powerful in aiding my healing process. Please consider him for your counselor.

Written by J.A. on Sep 07, 2017 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and parenting

Dr. Stafford has been very good asking the right questions to validate my feelings and help guide me in the right direction. It's very comforting putting my thoughts on paper knowing there is an experienced counselor on the other end who will provide an objective assessment. I recommend teen counseling - and Dr. Stafford - for anyone facing life transitions that may need support in making the correct choices.

Written by L.U. on Aug 13, 2017 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, eating, sleeping, and career

Dr. Stafford understands what my concerns are and goes through every little thing and tries to find anything possible to help in any way!

Written by H.I. on Aug 04, 2017 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and career

Dr. Stafford is genuine.

Written by D.E. on Jul 15, 2017 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Stafford asked me to use his first name which impressed me and helped put me at ease. He is helping me feel centered at a difficult time. I do feel he cares about me which is something I strongly need.

Written by L.A. on Jun 28, 2017 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Stafford is really helpful, he answered my questions really quickly. He really cares, and is very patient!