The Healing Effect is a private practice that offers a unique clinical approach to address patients' mental health needs. Stefanny Balestracci, MA, LPC has 13 years of experience and founded the practice in 2018. Whether patients are presenting with depression, anxiety, crippling self-esteem, or blurred lines in relationships, our licensed therapists provide the tools and skills to navigate patients' inner world, in alignment with their values and present day purpose.
Our licensed therapists utilize an array of techniques to assist in the comfort of all patients. We have licensed social workers, licensed counselors, licensed family and marriage therapists and peer support. We use EMDR, Brain Spotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally Focused Therapy and more! We treat children, adolescents, adults and families.
We have offices in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Sonoita. We accept Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare and private pay.
Horses are healing animals who can bring about change in a person with little effort.
So what is Equine Therapy? Well, it's NOT about the horse! Nor is it about learning to ride horses. It IS about interacting with horses in ways that assist people in overcoming fear and self doubt while increasing personal awareness and self-understanding.
Horses are amazing reflectors of human emotion. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy involves simple and safe activities where human and horses meet in an arena set up to provide opportunities for healing, personal growth and even having fun!
Please click on "Our Team" tab to learn more about our licensed therapists. The Healing Effect licensed therapists utilize an array of techniques to assist in the comfort of all patients. We have licensed social workers, licensed counselors, licensed family and marriage therapists, and peer support. Our therapists are EMDR trained and/or use brain spotting. Additionally, our therapists use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interview and Emotionally Focused therapy. We treat children, teens, adults, and families.