Meet Travis

I believe that we are all capable of transformation. Even under life’s most trying circumstances, meaningful change is possible. 

Since 2006, I have worked as a counselor, helping people achieve a value-driven life and connected relationships. I primarily work with couples—specifically Christian couples—and I am passionate about helping people strengthen their marriages. By guiding my clients in building their communication, enhancing their problem-solving abilities, and living their faith, I have witnessed the transformative power of counseling. 

A Journey To Embracing Vulnerability And Imperfection

From my experiences with various mentors, coaches, and therapists, I know firsthand that counseling has the potential to help those of us who are struggling. 

Having grown up in an environment where there was a lack of effective communication and healthy models for behavior, I couldn’t fully understand or confront my emotions as a young adult. As harmful patterns began affecting my own marriage, I realized that I needed to become more vulnerable and aware of my emotional responses. 

Working with a therapist improved my marriage. The experience my wife and I had in counseling inspired me to pursue a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy to help other couples in need of hope and healing. 

I became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the state of Arizona in 2006. Soon after, I opened Crossroads Counseling with the intention of providing a place where couples could come together to find both therapeutic and faith-based solutions.

Listening To Create A Sense Of Peace And Safety

On my journey, I have realized that imperfection is a compelling aspect of being human. In learning to become vulnerable in my marriage, I was able to better connect with my spouse so that we could learn to overcome aspects of shame and fear, navigating conflict together. 

As a therapist, I now recognize that shame and fear of abandonment are core qualities of most human struggles. Therefore, I aim to create a therapeutic space where my clients feel seen, heard, and free from judgment. I actively listen to my clients so they can feel secure to open up, share, process, and explore their emotional depths.  

In fact, my enneagram is number 9—otherwise known as “The Peacemaker”—which allows me to be particularly effective among high-conflict couples. I aim to bring a sense of mediation, connection, and mutual understanding to all of the couples I see in therapy so they can achieve lasting resolution and healing.

Where Evidence-Based Therapies Meet Faith-Based Perspectives

Emotionally Focused Therapy—or EFT—is at the basis of my therapeutic approach. This method was developed for couples by Sue Johnson, who provided a foundational way of using attachment models to reduce conflict in relationships. EFT helps couples understand the core emotion inherent in each partner’s response in order to feel more secure in their relationships. It is especially beneficial in the marriage intensive process, which is one of our specialties at Crossroads. 

And while EFT is considered a gold standard for couples counseling, I also incorporate faith-based approaches into my therapy for couples. By incorporating Christ’s teachings into sessions, I help my clients embrace their imperfections, open themselves up to vulnerability, and appreciate the value of interconnectedness. 

I’ve found Dr. John Townsend’s Competence & Character Growth Model to be a highly useful intersection of EFT and Christian values. This model helps individuals to identify the core motivations for both personal and professional development. I have found many of Townsend’s concepts as meaningful guideposts in marriage therapy, and I’m currently a trained facilitator and director in this model. 

All of these methods come together to inform our approach at Crossroads Counseling, where our mission is to foster growth and transformation in an effort to be more like Christ.

Finding Purpose Beyond Therapeutic Sessions

Outside of my work, my family and community are extremely important to me. I’ve lived in Phoenix for two decades, building a life here with my loving wife and children. 

In addition to my experience as a therapist, my wife and I collaborated as co-hosts of “The Connected Life” on Faith Talk through 1360 AM radio. We discussed various topics related to building a strong, faith-based marriage.  To listen to some of our past episodes click here.  

I also love spending time in the outdoors by hiking, playing sports, or paddle boarding and cooling off from the Arizona heat. Being in nature allows me to feel more attuned to the bigger picture, allowing me to feel more connected in both my personal and professional life. 

Every Marriage Is Capable Of Resolution And Healing

Counseling my clients through their most trying conflicts and on the path to healing is my calling in life, and it is such a reward to watch couples come together to strengthen their marriages. If your partnership is struggling, I invite you to contact me to learn more about how we at Crossroads can help. 

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Travis Frye received a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners in 2006. In addition to these counseling credentials, Travis is a certified Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) clinician and trained as a director and facilitator in Dr. John Townsend’s Competence & Character Growth Model. Travis specializes in counseling Christian couples through both weekly sessions and marriage intensives.