Jodi and her husband living out their "Happily Ever After"...
The STEPS Counseling Center, LLC is owned and operated by Jodi Ghelli, MSW,LCSW.
Jodi is a professional counselor in an independent private counseling practice. Her credentials include a Masters degree in Social Work and she is licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Jodi is a member in good standing with the National Association of Social Workers and The American Association of Christian Counselors.
Jodi graduated with her MSW from Rhode Island College in 1992 and has practiced in a wide array of practice setting over the years - from homeless shelters, to emergency psychiatric services, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and for many years has been successfully running her own private practice. Jodi also created, owns and operates The Independent Professionals Wellness Center, which is a medical suite that houses her practice, as well as many other wellness practitioners. It was Jodi's dream to have a center where many wellness professionals could remain independent, but create a great center environment where clients could get many of their wellness needs met.
Jodi is a solution oriented treatment provider working strongly within a cognitive behavioral treatment modality. Jodi believes in a "tool box" approach in treatment where she provides clients with tailor made tools for their specific set of concerns.
Jodi thoroughly enjoys working within the areas of anxiety, depression, marriage and couples counseling, behavior modification change, and chronic illness and overall life adjustment issues.
Jodi's many work and practice setting experiences bring her counseling practice many tools and experiences to draw from in planning and executing treatment strategies.
Jodi has a unique ability to make her clients feel comfortable ,welcomed and safe to grow to be the best they can and want to be in many areas of their lives! Many of Jodi's clients share that they appreciate how "real" and "down to earth" she is.
The STEPS Counseling Center prides itself on timely appointments, your time is valued. Jodi will be ready for your session at your designated appointment time and will have completed your session in 60 minutes, in most cases. If you are late for your appointment, your session time will be limited, secondary to Jodi respecting the following clients appointment time.
Jodi is an avid horseback rider and all around animal lover! (So much so that she has been a vegetarian for many years.) When Jodi is not spending time at the office, she can often be found at her farm caring for her horses, goats, pigs, hens, dogs, cats and many other "adorable" creatures that find their way into her heart! Jodi also promotes the importance of a healthy diet and exercise for a sense of well being. Jodi loves to work out and run as much and as often as she can for her own personal well being!
Jodi has been has been happily married for 20 years and has 3 children ages 19, 17 and 13. Jodi is eager to tell all that she is head over heels in love with her husband, and finds herself falling more in love with him everyday. Jodi is passionate about her family and marriage, and therefore does not work nights or weekends so she can devote herself to them during that time.
Jodi and her horses - this is indeed Jodi's own therapy!