Lavoyche Phelps, LMSW received her Master of Social Work degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Lavoyche was trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and obtained a certificate in Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist through the International Trauma Training Institute. Lavoyche utilizes these skills to help individuals identify and recognize the impact of their trauma by working through the traumatic experiences that intrude in their everyday life. Lavoyche is from Plainview, Texas, and moved to Arizona in 2018 after receiving her Master’s degree in Social Work. Lavoyche’s areas of focus include working with families and individuals who experience depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Lavoyche received her Bachelor of Social Work from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas in 2015 and volunteered at the Rape Crisis Center and Domestic violence shelter in San Angelo which assisted men, women, and children.
Lavoyche believes that counseling is a crucial component in emotional intelligence and practicing healthy self-care practices. She believes processing painful past learning experiences to those who suffer from PTSD assists with alleviating the daily intrusive thoughts that strip them from experiencing true happiness and relief. She encourages her clients to be open, express their emotions, and commit to making changes to their lives for the better.