Dr. J.L. Redd, Ph.D, CMHC, NOJOS Certified
Owner and Chandler, Arizona Therapist
Dr Redd is the owner of Solace Emotional Health. He has a PhD in Family Science and Human Development. He is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He is also state certified as a NOJOS Therapist, and he's currently working on his CSAT and EMDR certifications.
His areas of focus are anxiety, sexual addiction, betrayal trauma, and depression. He uses effective techniques to help sexual addiction clients to learn more effective ways of managing sexual surges. His methods are proven to produce rapid and profound results. Most clients see success in just 4-6 sessions. He also practices emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to help couples improve marital relationships. For depression and anxiety, he uses Cognitive Therapy to identify, challenge, and change dysfunctional thinking errors and disruptive emotional undercurrents.
He loves Pina Coladas, dutch oven cooking, scuba diving, golfing, visiting ancient ruins, and spending time with his family whenever he gets the chance. He especially enjoys doing these things in the warm weather and clear waters of the Caribbean.Schedule Meeting
Jennifer Gessel, CMHCi
Chandler, Arizona Therapist
Jeni Gessel is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Intern (CMHCI). She helps people navigate trauma, sexual compulsions and addictions, and relationships. Jeni understands that the experience of trauma is painful, complex and often includes crisis in families, spirituality, self-worth, and other overwhelming feelings. She’s skilled in creating a safe space to help guide people through these challenges toward feeling whole again. She believes healing is 100% possible. Jeni also teaches online trauma sensitive Yoga classes for Solace.
Professionally, Jeni created Camp Scabs, co-developed the Bloom for Women Retreat and Love Rice podcast, as well as designed and taught a yoga/meditation-based resilience curriculum in Arizona. She blends her personal trauma recovery experiences with mindfulness practices, client goals, and evidence-based tools in her work as a therapist. There’s a wealth of new science around mental health and Jeni is excited about integrating this knowledge with our human experience.
As a teen, her first job was picking strawberries but remembers eating more than half of them. In college, she loved writing but studied Human Development and Dance. This early education led to curiosity about the healing connection between the brain and the body, which is the current focus of her career. When she’s not working, she’s camping, biking, swimming, boating and adventuring with her friends, family and old lady dog.Schedule Meeting
Chandler, Arizona Therapist
KayLee is a Certified Social Worker and was Certified in Betrayal Trauma by Addo Recovery. She counsels couples and individuals and she holds online Betrayal Trauma Therapy Groups.
KayLee explains her draw to therapy like this, ”I love people, and I love helping people help themselves.” In her 7 years as a therapist, she has worked with individuals struggling with sexual compulsive behaviors and addictions, individuals experiencing trauma as a result of adverse experiences, and couples ready to move through the pain that betrayal brings and on to build stronger marriages.
She uses EMDR, meditation and mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, Emotionally Focused Therapy and trauma-healing strategies in her therapeutic approach to heal individuals and marriages.
KayLee wants to offer hope and support to those she works with. She explains, “I know that change on such an intimate level is difficult, and may sometimes feel unimaginable. But, I also know that change is feasible for anyone who seeks it. With the desire to heal, coupled with the right resources, you can grow, and you and your loved ones will reap the benefits of that growth. I am excited to take this journey together. Healing is possible, and you are not alone.”Schedule Meeting