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Meet the Team

Caring Clinicians and Support Staff

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Specialties

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Parenting

  • Trauma (A.R.T., PE, CPT)

  • Psychological Evaluations

  • Military/First Responder Families

Dr. Jessica Kaffer, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & CEO

Dr. Kaffer is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a mother of three little girls. She earned her doctorate degree in Clinical psychology (PsyD) from Midwestern University. During her postdoctoral residency, she created and lead an intensive outpatient treatment program for military members at a local psychiatric hospital. She has taught multiple graduate level courses and serves as a certified supervisor for the Arizona Board of Behavioral health.

Although initially Dr. Kaffer's heart and focus was pursuing specialty trainings specific to trauma treatment for first responders and members of the armed forces, her interests shifted when she became a mother. After experiencing her own struggles in pregnancy and postpartum and noticing a general lack of resources and education, Dr. Kaffer redirected her love and attention to providing support and treatment to moms in every stage of motherhood. Now Dr. Kaffer owns and operates a group practice while providing virtual psychotherapy sessions to moms in need nationwide as a Perinatal and Maternal Mental Health specialist and a PsyPACT credentialed provider.

 

Dr. Kaffer has also shared her knowledge and expertise on all things motherhood as a public speaker. Dr. Kaffer believes women do not have to sacrifice themselves to have a happy and functional family because it is not about saying "Me first" it is about saying "Me too." 

*Accepts Cash Pay, TriCare (East and West), and Aetna

Dr. Robyn Hardie, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Hardie is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, a certified Perinatal Mental Health Specialist (PMH-C) and a PsyPACT credentialed provider. She earned her doctorate degree in Clinical psychology (Psy.D) from Nova Southeastern University and completed her internship working with adults who presented with a variety of mental health diagnoses in both inpatient and outpatient settings. During her postdoctoral residency, she helped develop and integrate a behavioral health department within a primary care clinic. 

The journey of parenthood, which often begins prior to conception, had a profound impact on Dr. Hardie. She discovered her passion for working with individuals in all stages of parenthood, with a particular interest in supporting women through infertility and assisted reproduction, pregnancy and postpartum, as well as grief and loss. 

Dr. Hardie helps people to discover and grow in their strengths and resilience, explore their sense of identity as well as making peace and finding meaning in ones experiences and decisions. She believes in supporting individuals in finding their best path, being able to heal and how to care for themselves in the future.  

*Accepts Cash Pay, TriCare West, TriCare East, Aetna, and UHC/Optum

Specialties

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Infertility

  • Trauma (EMDR)

  • Psychological Evaluations

  • Grief & Loss

Specialties

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy

  • Couples Therapy

  • Trauma

Diane Wagner, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Diane is a wife, mother of 3, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona and Florida. She approaches therapy from a trauma informed and cognitive behavioral perspective. She has extensive experience with a wide variety of mental health concerns among individuals and families in the inpatient, outpatient, and private practice setting. She brings a warm and empathic understanding to all of her interactions and she places great value on the input of her clients throughout their healing and growth process.

Diane is not afraid of changing the course of treatment or shifting gears - wellness is an ever-changing journey that looks different for each person. She sees you as the specialist in your life, using a collaborative process and holistic tools to support you toward the peace and healing you seek. She believes that your mental and emotional well-being is the foundation that serves you in life. Although life may seem uneasy right now, addressing your needs should not be seen as a selfish act, but rather a path to self-preservation. Reaching out for support is not always easy and getting the help you desire is her highest priority.

Having fun is an essential part of living! Diane loves exploring the outdoors, a long beach day, reading, meditation, homeschooling and free play with her kids, and spending quality time with her husband.

*Accepts Cash Pay, Tricare (East and West), UHC/Optum

Dr. Rachel Turetzky, PhD

Pre-Licensed Postdoctoral Resident

Dr. Turetzky is a pre-licensed postdoctoral clinical psychology fellow working under the supervision of Dr. Kaffer at Kaffer Psychological Services. She earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and completed a ketamine-assisted psychotherapy training program at Sage Institute (now called Alchemy Community Therapy Center) in Oakland, CA. Dr. Turetzky specializes in working with adults in individual psychotherapy and ketamine guidance / psychedelic integration (inquire if you are interested to learn more and feel this may benefit you).

 

Dr. Turetzky offers an integrative approach based in depth psychology that is holistically balanced within both spirituality and scientific research. She aims to create a healing space that feels nonjudgmental, safe, and supportive while personalizing a transformational experience that is specific to each client’s unique needs and goals. 

 

Whether you struggle with feeling uncertain about the future or just need some support, guidance, or motivation it is with genuine care that Dr. Turetzky welcomes you to our work together!

* Accepts Cash Pay and Aetna

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Specialties

  • Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

  • Depth Psychology

  • Couples Therapy

  • Trauma

Ron Promisson

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Ron is our officer manager and behind the scenes mastermind for everything Kaffer Psychological. He has substantial experience as a business owner and manager. He makes KPS run efficiently and is the go-to guy for billing and insurance.

 

He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, grilling out, trying new recipes on his smoker, and tinkering with tech and automation.

  • What can I expect from therapy?
    Deciding to receive therapy can feel scary for some. Meeting a new person and divulging personal information can make you feel vulnerable and exposed. Creating a safe space, where the patient feels comfortable and at ease is our top priority. Much like when you first meet someone in a non-professional setting, our initially meeting will be about getting to know each other and making sure it is a good fit! Being comfortable with your therapist is a good indicator for the effectiveness of treatment. The initial meeting or "intake" is used to gather a comprehensive history so the clinician can better understand the patient and begin to form an idea of what the course of treatment may look like. This is also a good time for the patient to gauge how they feel about the clinician. Subsequent sessions will include psychoeducation and therapeutic processes and interventions based on the patients overall goals for therapy.
  • How long does therapy usually last?
    In general, traditional therapy can last anywhere from 10 to 20 sessions. It's important to note that therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client, and the length of therapy will be determined based on the progress being made, the client's goals, and their ongoing needs. Some clients may find that they benefit from ongoing therapy, while others may find that they are able to achieve their goals in a shorter period of time. For more specific therapy approaches, such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy or Ketamine Assisted Therapy, the length may be shorter due to the targeted nature of these interventions. Ultimately, the duration of therapy will depend on the unique circumstances of each individual and their therapeutic goals.
  • How do I schedule?
    We have multiple ways to schedule! Click "Request Appointment" in any of the Service boxes above and we will get back to you ASAP! Open a "Chat" in the bottom right hand corner of your screen at anytime while you are on our website, and request an appointment or ask us questions! You can also call us at 623-303-9858 Please note: We will get back to you in roughly 48 hours (depending on weekends or holidays). This method of contact should not be used for emergencies as we are not equipped to manage crisis calls.
  • I'm in crisis, should I call you?
    It the case of a crisis or emergency, it is important you receive support immediately. Kaffer Psychological Services is unable to manage crisis calls at this time. Please refer to the following numbers in the case of an emergency. Medical Emergency - 911 (call or text) Mental Health Emergency - 988 (call or text) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255) Crisis Text Line: dial 741741 Arizona Local Crisis Numbers tel: 1-844-534-4673 text: 44673
  • Do providers at KPS prescribe medication?
    Currently, medication management is not offered at KPS. It's important to note that medication can be an important part of mental health treatment for some individuals and has been found to be especially effective when paired with on-going therapy. If your clinician believes that medication may be helpful for you, they may refer you to a psychiatrist or another medical professional who can evaluate you and prescribe the appropriate medication.
  • Do you do in-person sessions?
    We currently only provide teletherapy services. We love being able to meet individuals where they are at! Sometimes coordinating schedules can be difficult. At KPS, we can see you on a lunch break or while nursing your new baby! We just ask you to find a private queit space where you feel safe and comfortable!
  • Do you offer brief consultations prior to scheduling an appointment?
    Making sure your clinician is a good fit is so important! Some of our clinicians offer brief 15 minute consultations and others will use the intake as an indicator of goodness of fit.
  • What is the cost of therapy?
    Currently our fees range from $125 to $300 depending on a number of factors, such as the type of therapy, the length of the session, and the experience and qualifications of the therapist. It is important to understand that therapy is a professional service that requires time, training, and expertise. Our therapist's fees are commensurate with their level of experience and training.
  • I know your practice accepts cash paying clients, do you also take insurance?
    Yes! Although we are currently paneled with Tricare and Aetna, each clinicians contracts are a little different. Check out our "clinician" page for more information.
  • I don't live in Arizona, can you still provide Teletherapy to me?
    Yes! Dr. Kaffer and Dr. Hardie are PsyPACT credentialed providers. This means they can see you if you live in any of the following states: Alabama Arizona Arkansas Colorado Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Maine Maryland Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Diane Wagner is licensed to practice in Arizona and Florida.
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