Stuart Fensterheim - Marriage and Family Therapist, Counselor/Therapist, Family Coach, Life Coach, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Relationship Coach, Sex Educator, Sex Therapist, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter - Scottsdale, AZ
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Stuart Fensterheim (LCSW)

Marriage and Family Therapist

Contact information

Email me

Phone 480-442-3306

Fax: 480-551-1183

I am committed to your growth. I will listen with respect and appreciate your courage in making the decision to participate in counseling which can lead you to happy, positive relationships. I hope to enrich your life by helping you find the path to positive emotional connections.

From an early age I knew I wanted to help others overcome loneliness, depression, loss and fear. In 1985, I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland with a specialization in individual and family counseling.  In 1990, I opened my private practice working with individuals, couples and families struggling with issues related to their relationships. I have experience as an Outpatient Therapist at various mental health clinics. Through the years I have worked in many acute care settings as a medical social worker, a trauma social worker at a trauma center, and a Director of Social Services

Each time a new client walks into my office, I have the responsibility of becoming a part of their life and working together to create a helpful, healing experience. I do not take this responsibility lightly.

When I was  a staff clinician with Cigna Behavioral Health I primarily saw couples and families.I was able to see the positive impact counseling had on the families with which I worked. Families with an emotional connection are more satisfied with their lives. Years of experience has shown the support of a family is one of the most important things for healing problems. When you don’t feel alone everything is easier to deal with.

My current training in Emotional Focused therapy keeps me fresh. Our training as an EFT therapist involves others critiquing our work so that my clients know that my counseling skills are the best it can be. All of this helps me feel good about my work as a clinician.   
I have advanced training in Emotional Focused Therapy, which is a researched validated model for helping individuals, couples and families. As my interests grew in the field of relationship counseling Emotionally focused therapy seems to be the model that feels best to me and I have found this helping more individual, couples, and families.  Emotionally Focused Therapy helps distressed individuals, couples, and families reclaim their emotions so they can be more emotionally responsive and can build more secure and supportive ways of interacting with others. Many difficulties are caused by stresses and strains in relationships with others . I am licensed through the State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health.  

Dedication to helping families change destructive patterns of behavior is the core of my therapeutic work. I will help you become more open to feeling the importance of the  emotional attachments in your life and make the changes necessary to help you change these destructive patterns.

For more information please call, text or email me at 480-442-3306 or

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Stuart Fensterheim

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Sliding Scale:


Fee Range:

Over $120 per session

Stuart Fensterheim

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Attachment Issues

Blended Family Issues

Couples/Marital Issues

Divorce Rehabilitation

Infidelity / Affair Recovery


Step Parent




Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

My state/province only

Additional Expertise:


Family Coach

Life Coach

Marriage Educator

Marriage/Couples Counselor

Relationship Coach

Sex Educator

Sex Therapist

Social Worker


I offer my services:

At my office


By Email

Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)

Via Skype

Via a webcam

I am fluent in:


Licence information:

Expiration 12/31/14
Number LCSW1705

Articles by Stuart Fensterheim
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Believe in each other and your relationship will thrive.

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Relationships & Marriage: How To Make Love Last Forever

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Stuart Fensterheim

All Specialties

Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Control Issues, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Divorce Rehabilitation, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Drug and Alcohol, Empowering Men, Empowering Women, Emptiness, Engagement, Family Support, Fertility Issues, Financial Stress, Forgiveness, Gambling, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Health/Wellness, HIV/AIDS, Identity Issues, Infertility, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Internet Addiction, Learning Disorders, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Life Management, Life Transitions, Marriage, Mediator, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Swings, Multicultural Concerns, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Postpartum Depression, Religious Issues, Self-Esteem, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Sleep Disorders, Spiritual, Step Father / Stepdad, Step Mother / Stepmom, Step Parent, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Suicide, Time Management, Trust Issues, Weightloss/ Management, Wellness, Workplace Issues, Worry