Last updated: 4/16/2007

Stephen R. Lankton, MSW, LCSW, DAHB (602) 532-0800
Last Updated: 4/16/2007
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Years of Experience: 33

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


AZ - LCSW [LCSW-10443]
MI - LCSW [6801002438]
FL - Marriage & Family Therapist [MT0121]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Approved Supervisor
American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
American Hypnosis Board for Clinical Social Work, Diplomate
American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Approved Consultant
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Certified in Hypnosis
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Family Therapy, Certified in
HypnoCounselor, Certified
Hypnosis, Certified by American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed (LMFT)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)

Office and Contact Information
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Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy
Phoenix, AZ 85068
(602) 532-0800

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

3509 E. Shea Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 532-0800

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Interpersonal Relationships Pain Management Parenting Issues Phobias Stress Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Anger Management Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Ericksonian Gestalt Holistic Humanistic Hypnosis Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Systemic Transactional Analysis (TA)
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Biofeedback Body Centered Psychotherapy Case Management Coaching Contemplative Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) EMDR Existential Psychotherapy Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Narrative Therapy Occupational Therapy Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodrama Satir Sex Therapy Social Support Sports Psychology Transpersonal Psychology
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Cancer Patients Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Disabled Gifted Military/Veterans Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families Transgender
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Pacific Islander Russian
Professional Associations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) American Hypnosis Board for Clinical Social Work American Psychotherapy Association International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: N/A
Group: $30
Family: $150

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: N/A

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:

APS Healthcare United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Arizona Foundation for Medical Care United Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BluePreferred Arizona) United HealthCare (Options PPO)
TRICARE UnitedHealthcare

No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: 3509 E. Shea Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Phone: (602) 532-0800
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: On the of the month