Northern Arizona Center for Couple & Family Therapy

Stop the Pain and Conflict so you can feel Connected, Safe, and Appreciated in your Relationship

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Keith A. Cross, Ph.D.


  • Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistKieth A. Cross, PH.D.
  • Associate Dean and Professor of Counselor Education at Prescott College
  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University
  • M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University
  • B.A. in Psychology, Arizona State University

I have extensive experience counseling diverse clients in a variety of settings including social service agencies, in-home therapy, college counseling centers, in-patient psychiatric hospitals, and crisis clinics as well as in private practice.  I have extensive experience conducting individual, couples, family and group counseling and have conducted numerous marital enrichment programs. In working with clients, I maintain a focus on affect regulation and attachment issues, as well as a systems orientation to client concerns.

In particular, I have a passion for working with couples and have extensive training in the most empirically validated couples therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I have conducted workshops on a variety of topics and trains therapists most frequently on counselor ethics and the use of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

I have also served in a variety of positions in college and university settings from a counseling center director at a small community college to an adjunct professor at a state university. I currently serve as the Associate Dean for Counselor Education and chair of the Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education at Prescott College.  I have extensive experience teaching both in-class and online undergraduate psychology coursework, including general psychology and abnormal psychology as well as numerous Masters level counseling courses.  Additionally, I provide clinical supervision to new and experienced counselors.

I am a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Professional Member of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and the American Counseling Association.  I am currently the co-President of the Granite Mountain Psychological Society and previously served as the President of the Wyoming Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  I also served as the association’s Federal Advocacy Liaison, where I lobbied the state legislature in Washington D.C., speaking for local Marriage and Family Therapists in my home state.

I have engaged in a variety of both quantitative and qualitative research including: Parent communication training and parental engagement, Body image, Interpersonal stress and chronic illness, and Working with family businesses, to name a few.  Additionally, some of my numerous presentations and publications topics include: Counseling ethics, Conflict resolution, Stress management, Mediation, Parenting and Evidenced based approaches to couples counseling.

Most importantly, my wife and I have raised two daughters while maintaining a loving relationship for over 20 years.


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