Mark Bell is a Marriage & Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist with Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd. (PCS) in Scottsdale, AZ the past 5 years. He works in private practice and is a member of the PCS Intensive Outpatient Program’s treatment team. Mark has been with PCS working with men struggling with sexually compulsive behaviors and sexual addiction issues as well as the spouses, families, and loved ones impacted by the clients’ unhealthy sexual choices. Prior to joining PCS, Mark worked in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at Gentle Path, an in-patient treatment center for Sexual Addiction. There he worked and trained under Dr. Patrick Carnes, renowned expert and author on Sexual Addiction. Mark received his graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Southern Mississippi and received his undergraduate at Brigham Young University. In his time at PCS, Mark has been a regular guest interviewee on local TV and radio. He has also been published in counselor/therapy magazines and newspapers and been a speaker and presenter multiple times locally and nationally. Mark has been married 10 years to his wife, Dyan, and together they are the parents of 5 boys.
Go to his website here: PCS
Dan’s life experience, education, and professional relationships have produced a clinical style that believes that every person’s life is worth a novel. That no individual is a lost cause. The inherent value of an individual is rich, expansive, and eternal. Dan believes that the problems we experience in life and the mental health challenges that we endure can be mitigated and alleviated by sound clinical intervention, as well as enhanced spiritual living. The combination of understanding these two approaches, and how effective they work together, is Dan’s greatest skill. As a mental health specialist Dan has committed his professional life as a therapist, counselor, educator, and writer to the care and concern for a struggling human soul.
Visit his website here: www.danoakeslpc.com
Clay Olsen- Fight the New Drug
Clay Olsen, Executive Director of Fight the New Drug, is a passionate, social entrepreneur that has dedicated his life to changing lives and spreading good messages. In 2005 he co-founded a creative agency called Advent Creative which set the stage for future endeavors. In 2009 he and a few friends founded Fight the New Drug, a youth-oriented campaign to raise awareness of the harmful effects of pornography. Their mission is not to limit the supply of pornography, but rather decrease the demand through science, facts, and personal accounts. Since then their nonprofit has impacted tens of thousands of teenagers across the world through school presentations, viral videos, and educational materials. Their successes have been featured on ABC Nightline, Dr. Drew, CNN, National Public Radio (NPR), and others.
Mary Kay Hoal
Mary Kay was inspired by all that social media has to offer young people. She recognized that the voice of youth is often overshadowed on adult-intended networks, and she also saw an opportunity to help parents strengthen their digital literacy skills. Therefore, Mary Kay and a talented team have dedicated their efforts to providing solutions for families through their work at Yoursphere Media, Inc.
After founding Yoursphere Media, Inc.,Yoursphere was created with the direct input and involvement of young people around the world. Yoursphere authentically represents the voices, interests, talents and aspirations of young people. This global community is a platform that allows youth to create, connect and share their thoughts, ideas, social interactions, friendships and interests with the world through “spheres”. As a result, Yoursphere has become a social platform for youth brands including Skechers and Simon & Schuster titles.
Yoursphere for Parents helps bridge the digital literacy gap between parents and their children by providing how-to’s, tools and information that empower parents to help their families have a healthy and positive online experience.
Yoursphere Media’s education nonprofit, The Yoursphere Media Foundation and Coalition for Internet Safety Education and Reform orFCISER, engages community educators and industry leaders in empowering schools and families with healthy digital solutions. In its first initiative, FCISER established the “I Choose” campaign which works to end bullying by offering classroom kits to schools that challenge students to stop, think and remember that bullying is a choice and their choices make a difference.
Yoursphere Media, Inc. has expanded with its new division, Connectu Media. Connectu which provides white-labeled communications apps for companies, organizations, clubs, associations, shopping malls, teams and more.
Mary Kay has been profiled on CNN, BBC, E!, Fox & Friends, Lifetime TV, ABC 20/20 and has been a contributor to ABC News. She has appeared in the cyberbullying documentary film Submit the Documentary, and is an expert contributor to Kids In The House. Mary Kay has also been published on Yahoo! Shine, Dr. Laura.com, Wellness.com and many other family-focused websites as the go-to children’s social media and digital safety expert for millions of parents. In addition, Mary Kay has provided legal expert witness work and speeches at various venues where the audience ranges from young children to parents.
Mary Kay is a mother of five children.
Visit her website here: www.marykayhoal.com
Jacy Clemons Boyack
Floyd Godfrey is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona, and an approved supervisor since 2004 by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. He received his education from Arizona State University, and his graduate education from Ottawa University. He worked for eight years with the City of Tempe Social Services, as a supervisor assisting school-age children and their families. He has worked in a variety of mental health settings both as a professional and within church ministry.
Floyd is an Executive Board Member of the Foundation for Healthy Living, a non-profit organization that provides financial support and programming to those who need mental health services. He is the Director of LifeSTAR (Mesa), a clinical intervention for men with sexual addiction and their wives, and also YouthSTAR (Mesa), a clinical intervention for adolescent boys with sexual compulsions. He is a member of SASH (Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health), and also the AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors). He currently serves as the Executive Director of Family Strategies Counseling Center, a licensed mental health agency, where he trains and supervises clinical staff and university interns. He also works part-time within the agency to provide individual counseling for adults, youth and families.
Everett Bailey, PHD, LMFT
Dr. Bailey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Mesa, Arizona and has over 20 years of experience in doing therapy with couples and individuals. He has a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. He has received advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and in Gottman Couples Therapy.
All couples have conflicts. The difference between happy and unhappy couples is whether they have a healthy process of repair. Everett specializes in helping couples develop that repair process. The way many couples argue leaves them feeling frustrated, distant, and unfulfilled instead of feeling resolved and reconnected. Eventually they stop talking because it just turns into a fight. Approaching couples from an attachment perspective he helps couples experience the closeness and connection they desire. The process entails identifying their negative patterns, stop blaming each other and learn how to find more effective ways to respond to each other.
Everett has worked a lot with individuals and couples dealing with sexual issues including pornography, affairs, online behaviors, and other problematic sexual behaviors. For the last 13 years he has worked in a group practice that specializes in treating such behaviors. He received training from Patrick Carnes and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).
In addition, he works with couples dealing with physical intimacy issues in their marriage which often creates a lot of frustration and distance.
Everett has a unique focus in working with men who are often skeptical about therapy. Often men will use work, alcohol, sex, pornography, money, gambling, or other compulsive/addictive behaviors to deal with feelings of emptiness or disconnection. These behaviors can cause serious problems in their marriage. He helps couples connect to each other instead of escaping to unhealthy behaviors that drive them further apart.
Finally, Everett also works with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety using a variety of techniques including mindfulness and EMDR. He has completed several trainings in treating trauma and is a Certified EMDR Therapist.
Everett does not accept insurance. His rates are $125 per session. Sessions last 50 minutes.
To set up an appointment with Dr. Bailey, you can contact him directly either by phone or email.
Steven and Rhyll Croshaw
Steven and Rhyll Croshaw live in Mapleton, Utah and are the founders of SA Lifeline, a non-profit organization that helps individuals and couples struggling with pornography or any other type of sexual addiction. They have authored many books and speak around the county (including at UCAP Conference) about the pressing need for greater awareness and education of the negative effects of pornography.
Read more about Rhyll on her website.
Learn more about SA Lifeline and how it can be a resource to you.
Dina Alexander- Educate Empower Kids
Dina Alexander is an amazing mom of three children and loves spending time with them and her awesome husband. Together, they live in Boerne, TX. She is the founder and president of Educate and Empower Kids. She received her master’s degree in recreation therapy from the University of Utah and her bachelors from Brigham Young University.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Arizona Family Council’s Families Fighting Pornography Conference.