DR. AZITA ABTIN
Dr. Azita Abtin (Psy.D.) is a clinical psychologist and an Arizona licensed psychologist. She is the founder and the director of Abtin Consultation. She has a private practice providing individual, couple and family therapy, conducting groups and providing seminars, consultation and psychological assessment for the Tucson Community. She is the recipient of the National Register Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship Award for 2007. Dr. Abtin was the chair of Law and Psychology Committee for Southern Arizona Psychological Association in Tucson, Arizona for two years and organized groups and educational seminars for other Arizona psychologists..


Dr. Abtin is a psychologist endorsed by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Abtin had been a consultant for St. Luke's Hospital Bariatrics Surgery Team in Phoenix and provided psychological testing reports for patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Since 2005, she provided ongoing Substance Abuse and Adult Responsibility seminar series for the Arizona Courts Diversion Program. She conducts various seminars including the acclaimed "the Couples and Marriage Tune-up" seminar series which has received highly positive reviews from the participants and the Tucson community. She has frequently been invited to speak on topics of interests on depression and anxiety for various Tucson organizations.  She is contracted with MHN to provide seminars for local and national audiences.


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Dr. Abtin utilizes bio-psychosocial, systemic, cognitive behavioral and psycho-dynamic conceptualizations. Interventions are multi-modal and tailored to the client's needs.Spiritual and Christian perspectives are used when suitable or requested.






 

Vision
Mission
The mission of Dr. Abtin is to assist individuals, couples and families to achieve personal growth, balance and recovery, Dr. Abtin will empower clients to develop insight to themselves and to  improve their emotional life and their relationships.

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Dr. Abtin obtained her Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.). from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for four years before she became a certified Chemical Dependency Counselor. She worked as a therapist working and having practicum training at variety of settings such as Bellewood Presbyterian Home for Children, Caritas Medical Center, Jefferson County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Center, Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children, Bingham Child Guidance Center, University of Louisville Counseling Center, Highland Community Ministries Counseling Center and the Lutter Lucket Medium Security Correctional Facility in Le Grange, Kentucky. Dr. Abtin completed her internship as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. Later, she was stationed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base (DMAFB) in Arizona. Azita was the Chief of the Mental Health Clinic and frequently served as the Acting Mental Health Flight Commander overseeing the flight’s clinical and administrative operations. Dr. Abtin has served in many leadership roles in her career. She has been the chief of Mental Health Clinic (LSSC), the Chief of Critical Incident Stress Management teams for the 355th Wing at DMAFB, Chief of Substance Abuse Services Element, Chief of Behavioral Health Services and the Chief of Education and Training for the Mental Health Flight. Dr. Abtin also taught college courses and is an adjunct professor of psychology at Park University on DMAFB. Dr. Abtin has dedicated her life to helping others reach their full potential and often lectures on the subject of Couples Relationships and provides free seminars for the community. Regarded as an expert in working and changing marital relationships of many clients, Dr. Abtin has written a manual for couples and has developed a set of exercises and homework which has served to enhance her therapeutic effectiveness with her clients. Dr. Abtin receives referrals from other Tucson psychologists, primary care physicians and psychiatrists familiar with her work. Dr. Abtin has acted as a consultant to lawyers, local organizations, military commanders and other psychologists. Dr. Abtin believes that honesty, integrity, and a healthy perspective are essential components of happiness. She also has provided seminars free of charge for churches, Stephen Ministries and other non-profit organizations and venues.  Dr. Abtin is a painter, musician, composer and a writer. She has painted for many years. She also enjoys photography. To view few of her art work, please visit our gallery page. If you would like to schedule an appointment  or to invite Dr. Abtin for speaking arrangements, please call (520)272-9497 today.  


Testimonials


What others have said about the therapy and participation in the couples seminar with Dr. Abtin. Seminar and Therapy feedback are anonymous.

“Dr. Abtin is brilliant. She can see through my defensive and personal barriers and expose me to myself. She has a great insight into people and relationships.”

"Dr. Abtin makes therapy to look like a conversation. She uses herself as an instrument of healing. Her stories makes her therapy much more relevant, authentic and efficient..."

"Her style definitely worked for me. I made rapid changes toward recovery in areas I had struggled for years......"

“Outstanding. This seminar was emotional. It helped me to see my partner with more compassion.”

“Dr. Abtin has a great sense of humor! I learned a lot. Thank you!”

“Thank you, I am so glad I was invited. I will recommend this seminar to anyone who wants to improve their relationship with their partner.”

“I am not married or in any relationship now, but this seminar helped me to learn concepts that will help me to have a better relationship with my partner once I have one.”

“She is very wise. I wish that I had come sooner…..my life has changed to better. I know that I can achieve anything I want…"

my future is bright............"



Honors and Awards


The National Register Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship (2007). Golden War on Terrorism Service Medal, USAF (2005). National Defense Service Medal, USAF (2005). Air Force Longevity Service Award, USAF (2005). Outstanding Unit Service Award, USAF (2005). Nominated for the Air Force Psychologist of the Year Award (2004). Outstanding Achievement Award for being at the top 5% of EPPP, Davis Monthan AFB, (2004). Spalding Scholarship, (1997-2001). Nominated for Malinkrat Award in Nuclear Medicine College Scholarship Award (U of L), (1984-1988). Veterans Administration Volunteer Service Award, (1987). Psy Chi National Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1st Place: International Drawing Competition in Korea.

Theoretical  Perspective

The vision of Dr Abtin is to empower individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations to achieve emotional, relational and systemic growth and healthy functioning.