"Our prime purpose in this life is to help

others.  And if you can't help them, at least 

​do not hurt them."  The Dalai Lama


My name is Marco Cuyar (pronounced coo-yar).  I have been in practice in a variety of mental health settings since 1999; in private practice in the Phoenix-metro area since 2004.  I believe in a no-nonsense approach to counseling/ psychotherapy.  I encourage my clients to take the time to examine and challenge what is and isn't working in their lives.  Clients are able to choose to make positive, happier and healthier changes in their lives.  

I practice evidence-based Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR.  However, I believe that therapy should be tailored to my client's need.  I have a strengths-based perspective, which is the belief that each of us has a unique strength, ability and resource to allow positive change to take place in our lives. Sometimes we just need a little guidance, a fresh perspective and given the opportunity to learn healthy skills to make positive changes in our lives.  My goal as your therapist is to help you achieve good health, life balance and the happiness you deserve.  I look forward to the opportunity of being part of this process for you! 


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC).  The State of Arizona requires each licensee to complete continuing education credits every two years to keep counselors informed about, and up to date on new treatments and treatment interventions.

I am also on the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Registry of approved Clinical Supervisors for practitioners needing supervised hours for either the Professional Counselor or Licensed Independent Substance Abuse counseling licenses.  


Bachelor of Science (BS) majoring in Psychology: University of Nebraska at Omaha. Masters of Science (MS) in Counseling Psychology: Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri in 1999. Life time member of PSI CHI: the National Psychology Honor Society.

Post-graduate study and internship at Two River's Psychiatric Hospital on the Dual Diagnosis/Mental Health unit in Kansas City, Missouri.  


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