Desert Heart Counseling

A Safe Space for Healing and Growth

Trauma | Substance Use | Process Addictions
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Painful experiences can impact how we react to the world. They can cause us to feel disconnected, stuck, overwhelmed, or unfulfilled. The ways you have been coping with these experiences may no longer working. I have a passion for working with people struggling with using substances, compulsive sexual behaviors, partner betrayal, and trauma. My approach is grounded in research with interventions that are guided by neurobiology, attachment theory, and trauma informed care. My goal as a therapist is to assist you to learning how to be more secure in yourself, connect to those you love, and to live a more values congruent life. I offer expertise for individuals with intimacy issues, substance use, compulsive behaviors, and trauma. I specialize in working with women and people in the LGBTQI+ communities. I incorporate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Mindfulness practices, and Harm Reduction Therapy. My own journey through recovery and trauma has inspired my work as a therapist/ I can understand how difficult and intimidating it is to seek out help. Taking the step to seek out help take courage and vulnerability. This is truly sacred work and something I approach with the up-most integrity, confidentiality, and individualized care.
Crystal Nesfield
Mental Health Therapist


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Abandonment
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Alcohol Use
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Attachment Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Compulsive Behavior
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Open Relationships/Polyamory
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Kink/Diverse Sexualities


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment-Based
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Pelvic Health
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused


  • 50 Minute Individual Session: $155


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Desert Heart Counseling - Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ 85014

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