Who We Are

Doug Friesen

Doug Friesen, Ph.D.

In over 15 years as a psychologist it has become clear to me that entering into therapy takes courage. It takes courage to look at one's struggles and go near painful aspects of life. It takes courage to make changes; in the way we see ourselves, our relationships and our future. As a therapist, I see my role as not the agent of change, but as someone who ‘walks with' the person who is courageously ready to change. I enjoy working at changes in individuals and couples as well as families. I feel comfortable working with the whole person, exploring aspects of not only emotional health, but physical and spiritual well being as well. I have also learned that real change doesn't just come from the head, but from the heart. Healing requires a safe place to explore and touch deep emotions, including sadness, fear, anger and joy. I enjoy working with a wide-range of persons from children, teens, adults and older adults and have experience in treating numerous problems including depression, anxiety, OCD, behavioral issues in children and teens and relationship issues in couples and families. I have received specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, which has been shown quite effective in helping couples in marital distress.

Ronald Vogt

Ronald Vogt, M.Div., Ph.D.

As I reflect on who I have become, I notice that I've always been between differing worlds, trying to hold together valid yet often competing perspectives. I have graduate degrees in theology and psychology, each one having a hold on me. I have spent most of my professional life specializing in marital therapy, again trying to help people untangle, make sense of, and heal every sort of relational split and tension imaginable. For me, it has culminated in pursuing expertise in practicing Emotionally Focused Therapy. EFT provides a clear map to guide us in the very challenging and rewarding undertaking to work together to restore personal, emotional, and relational well-being. Should we decide to work together, I look forward to sharing myself and my training for your benefit.

Stephanie Sims

Stephanie Sims, MAMFT

We all need assistance sometimes. It is easy to become so consumed by our problems we cannot see or think clearly. Are you are doing the best you know how, but it's not helping? I want to collaborate with you to make sense of what is happening, be a resource and offer hope you can get to a better place. Seeking help can be a life changing experience! I work with all types of relationship issues that affect individuals, couples, parents and children. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, the #1 empirically based and effective couples therapy and the Gottman method (that guy who predicts with over 95% accuracy whether a couple will make it) to help couples. Married with adult children, I have passed through or am in the phase of life you are, and because I have had the privilege of working with so many people, I want you to know you are not alone. There is hope and help! I look forward to meeting you.