ACT Counseling & Education in Phoenix, AZ

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5010 E. Shea BLVD., Ste D-202
Phoenix AZ 85254

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ACT Counseling and Education is a Phoenix, Arizona based counseling service offering drug, alcohol, and gambling counseling through intensive outpatient treatment. Operating out of three locations (Glendale, Chandler, and Scottsdale), ACT serves adults families, and couples.


Treatment begins with gambling, substance, and DOT assessments. Clients will go through a blend of one-on-one therapy sessions, acceptance therapy, and commitment therapy. Gambling, alcohol, and drug counseling clients meet for three hours one night a week.

Programs emphasize relapse prevention and recovery coaching. Family programs focus on building relationships and trust. The center’s Actualizing Change Program addresses how to build better relationships and a new life post-recovery.

Expert consultation on gambling and substance abuse is provided at ACT, along with an anger education program. Aftercare support is available for those who need it.

ACT holds regular classes and treatment sessions and gives clients “solution oriented” homework.


Staff members include substance abuse counselors and a family program coordinator certified to work with compulsive gamblers. These employees work beneath a clinical director.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not received any responses from alumni to date, but one reviewer on Google Reviews gave the Scottsdale location five out of five stars.[1]


The only staff member that has responded to a poll so far, Connie, wrote that “training for interns” and “experience of staff” are particular strengths of the program. She gave high rankings for the staff’s honesty and protocols, and noted that the patient always came first.


ACT will accept financing without a credit check.

Updated January 2017


Published on January 2017

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Trained at Hazelden and worked there for seven years. Three years in an extended program for women. Certified to work with compulsive gamblers over ten years. Strengths include experience of staff, patient needs come first. Training for interns.

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