Gordon A Gunnell, MS, PLC - Phoenix Area Counseling

*Counseling & Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, & Families *Counseling & Psychotherapy for Addictions *Consultation



Couple Client Testimonials


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC)
“Things are going pretty good between my husband and I since I moved back in. We have had a few moments but they seem to be quick so that's good.  We truly believe we wouldn't be here and together again today if it wasn't for your help and guidance. We are very thankful and appreciative. We truly appreciate all your help.   Thank you for all you have done!”
TC (40), Female client

“As a couple in our 40’s we had previously tried other therapists with little success. Then we found you. You are very easy to connect with as a person and as a therapist. You are highly intuitive and most important, trustworthy. You restored the core trust in our relationship. As any couple, we still have our minor spats, but nothing like before, and thanks to you, trust is no longer an issue.”  
WA & CA, husband and wife

“Living as a gay couple we are constantly challenged with cultural, familial, and religious pressures on all sides. Naturally here in Arizona this has been very difficult to navigate through. You have been extremely valuable to our relationship growth through your unending listening and passion to help. Your advice and guidance has truly been priceless.” 
ZB (36) & JW (55), male partners

“A few years ago, at a very sad and painful time, we found your website. Your approach as you outlined it on your website made us feel it was worth traveling many miles to meet with you at various times of family crisis. When we didn’t realize we were “stuck” you helped us recognize certain situations for what they were and how to cope with them. When we needed help with what to do next you helped us find that next step and the steps thereafter. When others’ actions jeopardized our marriage you helped us define boundaries and have the strength to keep them.”
PB (58) and BB (58), husband and wife
You were skilled in humbly sharing from your own life experiences in ways that were so valuable to us. You quickly helped us see our issues, and find answers, in the complex relationships of our new blended family. CA and SA (40’s)

Quite simply, Gordon, you saved my family. You didn’t just listen. You probed. You participated. You genuinely cared. I would recommend you highly.” RF (65) male
You have been very instrumental in the good health of our relationship/marriage. Whether marital relationship issues or parenting, you have a very positive way of bringing my wife and I closer together. We are both very grateful to have you on our team! RH (47) and SH (34)
I found you when our marriage was at a crossroads. I was full of doubt but desperate to try anything to save our family.  In the phone consultation, you managed to give me hope again that we could find our way back to happiness.  From you I learned that we weren’t alone, that many happy and healthy couples struggle at some point, that we needed to learn the tools to “be married”.  These simple facts made me feel less isolated and afraid.  It wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t fast, but with your wisdom and guidance we found our way back again.  Even now, two years later and while waiting for the arrival of our second child, we will still sometimes stop and say- “What would Gordon tell us to do right now?”  SS, female (38)

It is difficult to adequately describe how much you have helped me.  As someone with a textbook case of ADHD, I struggle with empathy and the ability to see things from other people’s perspectives.  As most know, empathy and communication are incredibly important in a marriage and quite destructive when missing.  These destructive traits of mine brought my marriage to a breaking point.  Thankfully my wife did not give up and found you.  Your ability to use your personal experiences to demonstrate how two people’s actions affect each other was key to reaching me.  It was like seeing my own actions from a 3rd person perspective, which allowed me to understand how my own actions affected others.  Without your help my family would not be where it is today, and my wife and I would not be expecting our second child. CS, male (36)





Gordon A. Gunnell, MS, PLC
15215 South 48th Street
Suite 116
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(480) 220-7050
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