Dr. Douglas Treese


About me

Individuals marry for a variety of reasons. Part of the ensuing task is to organize a couple's experience that stands a chance of working. I call this the "collective". It is the "us" of things. So, there are three things, two individuals and their "collective". All three need care and maintenance. The collective needs to be strong, flexible and have a good design.
Many of the "communication" problems couples present with are really disorders of expectations that clash in trying to design the collective. The collective is a lot about common ground. Similarly, when we are frustrated, we tend to feel and express anger. This is bad for the collective. It tends to alienate us and produce negative thinking about the relationship and our partner.
If the above , or similar factors are present, I believe they need to be addressed concurrently or before conventional relationship counseling proceeds. I am familiar with the approaches mentioned at https://guidedoc.com/best-counseling-techniques. I like Gottman for his emphasis on managing ongoing interaction . Thanks. Contact is welcome.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


AZ Psychologist PSY-001646


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Douglas Treese. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Douglas for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Hes helpful, communicative, reinforcing, knowledgeable, and feels like he's speaking from a place of educated experience. He has a lot of insight to give, and has me practicing homework as well that has lots of wisdom to learn from if you practice it. One assignment opens up a door to many insights on myself. It's very eye opening.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr T is great he noticed I myself had major issues within me and is having me work on myself before we attack my marriage issues. We have to be good in pur own heads before we can ask for any help in other areas.

Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We are very pleased so far in our sessions. Our therapist has been on point each time he has given us advise and tools.

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Thoroughly satisfied with the help

Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

He is wonderful, we've really enjoyed working with him.

Written on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Incredibly in tune with what myself and my child’s mother needed.

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Treese is attentive and wise. His attention to details and perceptive views are refreshing and encouraging. I really appreciate Regain for connecting us with Dr. Treese. Outstanding!

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