Tim Shaffer, MS, LAMFT
Tim is not currently taking new clients.
Tim Shaffer is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. He offers teletherapy sessions only at this time. Having encountered the healing nature of the therapeutic relationship himself, Tim is passionate about providing a safe and judgment-free space for processing and identifying areas of growth together. He wants to come alongside those searching for relief in whatever struggles they’re facing. Tim provides a Christian based approach to therapy, desiring to see relationships restored through the power of God’s hope and healing.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Tim is passionate about working with individuals, couples and families in their pursuit of growth and healing. Tim is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and views relationships from an attachment-based perspective. He is trained in play therapy and strives to create a safe place for children and adolescents to express themselves and their emotions. He is also passionate about working with issues related to technology and its impact on the family and relationships, including screen-time, social media and video games.
Tim desires to provide a healing experience to those who are victims of abuse and neglect. He has over three years of experience working with victims of domestic violence and their families. He completed a year long practicum working with at-risk families to support them in achieving stability and growth.
Tim has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Arizona Christian University in Behavioral Health with a counseling emphasis. Tim uses a client-centered approach, drawing from therapeutic models that fit the client’s needs, including mindfulness, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, internal family systems, EFT and play therapy.
Outside of the office, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and cat, being a part of their church community, listening to podcasts, finding new coffee shops, watching movies and he considers himself an avid gamer.