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Affinity Counseling

Charise Schwertfeger, LMFT

Owner/Clinical Director

I opened Affinity Counseling in 2015 in order to provide quality services to the members of our community. It was started with myself and an associate supervisee in North Gilbert. Since then Affinity has grown tremendously and has been able to serve our community in various ways. I have had the opportunity to guide new therapists towards their professional goals and to continue to enjoy how Affinity continues to change and grow. 


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma.  I am an approved Clinical Supervisor through the AZBBHE and provide supervision to other professionals in the field as they work towards independent state licensure. 


Affinity has recently partnered with Arizona Therapist Development to offer online trainings for professional development to clinicians in Arizona and throughout the country. This opportunity allows us to stay current on the latest information in the field and share that knowledge with our colleagues. If you are in need of CEU's for licensure, or if you as a client are interested in various information in the therapy field, please see our online trainings tab for details. 


I currently oversee all clinical operations at Affinity Counseling, as well as provide supervision to therapists pursuing independent licensure. If you are currently searching for a therapist who would be a fit for you please contact us. I would love to help guide you towards the right therapist for you.