Life Happens

When it's more than you can handle, I can help

Dr. Gayle Cordes

Licensed psychotherapist
11000 N Scottsdale Road
Suite 155
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 296–2050

Recover, Resolve, Grow

It’s not just talk therapy. I am an EMDR Consultant. Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing, or EMDR psychotherapy enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences, those that just happened and those from the past that feel like they just happened.

Unlike talk therapy, the insights you gain in EMDR therapy result not so much from your therapist’s interpretation, but from your own accelerated intellectual and emotional processes.  In other words, “emotional healing at warp speed.”  Instead of the talking cure, it’s an experience cure.

“Post-traumatic growth,” a term coined by Richard Tedeschi PhD and his colleague Lawrence Calhoun PhD, goes beyond just a return to baseline after difficult life experiences.  It means changing in fundamental, sometimes dramatic ways. Only in the last few decades have we begun to define health as not just the absence of disease, but the promotion of well-being. Do more than bounce back – grow!

About Gayle

Three graduate degrees, two advanced certifications, 17,000 hours face-to-face with patients over 15 years - all preceded by 20 years in the corporate sector. more…

“There are few practitioners I have worked with who I would label as superstars in their field, Dr. Gayle Cordes is one of them. Her approach to counseling and utilization of EMDR therapy has made profound changes in the lives of my patients.”

Heidi Rula, MD
Medical Director, University of Arizona Integrative Health Center

EMDR Approach

Efficient and effective, EMDR psychotherapy is a research-based, clinically proven approach to accelerate the treatment of a wide range of problems. more…

New Patients

Therapy often leads to solutions to problems, better relationships, and significant reduction in feelings of distress. It calls for an active effort on your part. more…


(480) 296–2050