Optimal You is a multidisciplinary group of mental health professionals that offers a range of strategies to help you grow towards a more optimal you.


At Optimal You, we have combined the unique experiences of outstanding mental health professionals to create an innovative, state of the art practice. Our practitioners combine the best evidence-based psychotherapies, neurobiology, mindfulness based practices, body centered psychotherapies, addiction medicine, and psychiatry to assist you in becoming a more optimal you at home, at work and in all of life.

We work closely with you so that you might experience optimal mental health — realizing your own potential, securing the tools to cope with the stresses of life, being able to work productively and contribute meaningfully to your community.

We also understand the value you place on feeling safe and comfortable. The warm and beautiful environment of our offices provides a therapeutic setting that will help you achieve the optimal you!



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480 427 3550
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8114 E Cactus Rd Suite #240
Scottsdale AZ 85260
480 427 3551


Soozi Bolte, MC

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • EMDRIA Approved Consultant
  • EMDR HAP Facilitator
  • Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist

Thomas Best, MD

  • Board-certified Psychiatrist
  • Board-certified Addiction Medicine
  • Mindful-Based Stress Reduction Instructor

Gayle Cordes, MBA MC DBH

  • Doctor of Behavioral Health
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • EMDRIA Approved Consultant
  • Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist

Beverlee Laidlaw Chasse, MC

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • EMDRIA Approved Consultant
  • EMDR Institute Facilitator
  • EMDR HAP Facilitator

Pati Anderson, MC

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Cognitive Therapist
  • DBT Specialist

Pam Pappas, MD, MD(H)

  • Board-certified Psychiatrist
  • Board-certified, Integrative Holistic Medicine
  • Classical Homeopath

Ben Woodruff, LCSW, MDIV

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Pastoral Counselor
  • EMDR-trained Therapist

Atif M. Malik, MD MD(H)

  • Independent Consultant
  • Double Board Certified
  • Integrative and
  • Homeopathic Physician
  • Consulting in Traditional
  • Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture

Brandon Chasse, MA

  • Certified HeartMath Practitioner






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EMDR International Association


Addiction and Recovery
  • Gentle Path - A Pine Grove Program (Hattiesburg, MS)
  • The Sexual Recovery Institute (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Sante Center for Healing (Argyle, TX)
  • Sierra Tucson (Tucson, AZ)
  • The Ranch (Nashvile, TN)
  • Promises Malibu ( Santa Monica, CA)
  • Cottonwood de Tucson (Tucson, AZ)
  • Anasazi Foundation (Mesa, AZ)
  • The Meadows (Wickenburg, AZ)
  • Keystone Extended Care Center (Chester, PA)
  • River Oaks Hospital (New Orleans, LA)
  • Del Amo Hospital (Torrance, CA)
  • Valley Hope (National locations of residential & outpatient programs)
  • Remuda Ranch
  • Back 2 Basics (Tucson, AZ)

  • Trauma & Anxiety Disorders
  • Life Healing Center (Santa Fe, NM)

  • General Resources
  • Psychological Counseling Services (Scottsdale, AZ)