MEET THE FOUNDERS

ARC’s co-founders are energized, creative, skilled, and passionate about educating and empowering people. In addition to founding ARC, Dr. Katy Fielder and Dr. Laura Huser are Affiliated Clinical Faculty with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus, where they provide mental health training and clinical services to students. They are also Affiliated Clinical Faculty with Arizona State University, Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology, where they supervise Masters and Doctoral students in training. In 2001, after becoming licensed psychologists, the co-founders opened their practices and started designing professional experiences that would eventually lead them to establish ARC. They have:

 Provided thousands of hours of compassionate, evidenced-based therapy to individuals and couples.

 Facilitated trainings, lectures and workshops to local and national audiences.

  Published their writing in peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, magazines, and newsletters.

  Consulted with charitable, corporate, and educational organizations.

 Completed advanced training in evidenced-based anxiety treatment protocols and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.

Through all this work, they came to realize that the world needs a new way to think about anxiety. It is their mission to provide a way to do just that.

Laura Lee Huser, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Education and Training

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University

  • Doctoral Clinical Internships: Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

 

  • Doctoral Dissertation: Effects of Stress Inoculation plus Emotional Writing on Biological and Psychosocial Health (2002)

 

Master of Counseling, Arizona State University

  • Master’s Internships: Arizona State University Counseling and Consultation

 

  • Master’s Thesis: Personality and Coping as Predictors of Well-Being Among Individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (2000)

 

B.A. in Psychology, Suma Cum Laude, Arizona State University

Advanced Training

Advanced Training in Evidence Based Treatment:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Retraining)
  • Relaxation and Stress Management
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Desensitization
  • ERP (Exposure & Response Prevention)
Contact info

Dr. Huser at a Glance

Licenses:
  • Psychology: Arizona Board of Psychologists Examiners
  • Counseling: National Board of Certified Counselors

 

Memberships:
  • American Psychological Association
  • Arizona Psychological Association
  • Anxiety and Depression Disorders Association of American (ADAA)
  • Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Foundation International Association (EMDRIA)

 

Work Experience:
  • Private Practitioner Specializing in Anxiety and Related Disorders
  • Affiliated Clinical Faculty, Arizona State University, Department of Counseling Psychology and Counseling
  • Affiliated Clinical Faculty, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus
  • Center Mental Health Consultant, Phoenix Job Corps

 

Speaking:

Invited to speak and/or present research findings on a variety of psychological issues related to stress and coping, anxiety and cardiac health, chronic health issues, and evidenced based treatment approaches to the following organizations:

  • American Psychological Association Annual Convention
  • Positive Psychology Annual Convention
  • John C. Lincoln Medical Center
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Convention
  • Diabetes Education Center of Arizona
  • American Educational Research Center

 

Community Outreach:
  • Junior League of Phoenix Sustaining Member
  • Dayspring United Methodist Church
  • American Cancer Society

Katy Fielder, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Education

Ph.D.
Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University

Master of Counseling, Arizona State University

B.A. in Elementary Education, Arizona State University

Doctoral Clinical Internships:

  • Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Advanced Training

Advanced Training in Evidence Based Treatment

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • EMDR
  • Relaxation and Stress Management
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Desensitization
  • ERP (Exposure & Response Prevention)
  • Interoceptive Exposure
  • Graduated Exposure
Contact info

Katherine Fielder

Dr. Fielder at a Glance

Licenses:
  • Psychology: Arizona Board of Psychologists Examiners
  • Counseling: National Board of Certified Counselors

 

Speaking:

Invited to speak on a variety of psychological issues related to stress and coping, women’s health, chronic health issues, and treatment approaches to the following organizations:

  • American Cancer Society
  • National Healing Corporation
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness
  • Diabetes Education Center of Arizona
  • The Mended Hearts, Inc.
  • Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Southwest Ambulance

 

Publications and Research:

Fielder, K.V. (2006-2012) “Dear Dr. Katy” Desert Hearts, the official publication of the Mended Hearts, Inc., Arizona and Las Vegas Chapters.  (Advice column in monthly newsletter).

Fielder, K.V. & Robinson Kurpius, S.E. (2005). Marriage, Stress, and menopause: Midlife challenges and joys. Psicologia, 19 (1-2), 87-106. (Doctoral Dissertation)

Fielder, K.V. (2005). Understanding teen girls: Career and adolescent developmental perspectives. In S.E. Robinson Kurpius, B. Kerr, & Harkins, A.  (Eds.), Handbook for Counseling Girls and Women. Mesa, AZ: Nueva Science Press.

Robinson Kurpius, S.E. & Fielder, KV. (2005). Making dreams come true, “What will my future hold?”. In S.E. Robinson Kurpius, B. Kerr, & Harkins, A. (Eds.), Handbook for Counseling Girls and Women. Mesa, AZ: Nueva Science Press.

Fielder, K.V. & Garcia, A.A. (2001). Psychological terror in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks: Implications for physicians and patients. AzMed. Arizona Medical Association. pp. 16-20.

Robinson-Kurpius, S.E. & Fielder, K.V. (1998) Ethical issues and the health care setting. In S. Roth-Roemer, S. Robinson Kurpius, & C. Carmin (Eds.), The emerging role of counseling psychology in health care (pp. 55-73). New York: Norton.

Fielder, K.V. & Robinson Kurpius, S.E. (1998). Adjustment to breast cancer at midlife: Relationship satisfaction, body image, and menopausal symptomatology. (Master’s Thesis).

Memberships:

American Psychological Association; Arizona Psychological Association; Anxiety and Depression Disorders Association of American (ADAA), Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Foundation International (EMDRIA); Lifetime Member, Mended Hearts

Related Work Experience:
  • Affiliated Clinical Faculty, Arizona State University, Department of Counseling Psychology and Counseling
  • Affiliated Clinical Faculty, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus
  • Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University West, Department of Psychology
  • Elementary School Teacher in Venezuela, Austria, and the United States
  • Business Office Manager, Associated Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Ltd.

 

Community Outreach:

Presentations and workshops on stress and coping provided to several local organizations and support groups, such as the John C. Lincoln Medical Center; Phoenix Baptist Hospital Cancer Research Center; The Cancer Center at Chandler Regional Hospital; and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.