About Troy L. Love, LCSW
  
Troy serves as the President and Clinical Director of Yuma Counseling Services.  He has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field.  Troy received his Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, PA in 2000 and much of his training has focused on addiction recovery.  Troy also received Certification in Human Resource Studies from Cornell University and is Certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute. 

Troy specializes in working with individual’s trauma related concerns, couples struggling in their relationships, and individuals who numb their pain through compulsive or addictive behaviors. Troy also helps couples and individuals who are experiencing sexual issues that reduce the ability for physical intimacy.  Troy has training in EMDR, a research-based treatment for trauma survivors, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and addiction recovery.

Troy is currently the Lead facilitator of the LifeStar Network, a nationally recognized Sexual Addiction program which he currently runs at Yuma Counseling Services.

Troy is an excellent presenter, facilitator, author, and teacher.  His unique set of skills are available for both individuals seeking healing in their personal lives as well as for organizations who are seeking to improve outcomes. Troy has done workshops, lectures, and facilitated group discussions on sensitive issues to increase understanding of these issues and to facilitate change. He is known for his down-to-earth, humorous, teaching style that helps participant feel safe enough to begin discussing the core issues required for change.

 He is also the author of the Amazon Best-Selling book:  Finding Peace: Healing from Loss, Neglect, Rejection, Abandonment, Betrayal, and Abuse. 

Troy resides in Yuma, Arizona with his wife, two children, two dogs, and some chickens.


Troy's Personal Journey
Troy never set out to do what he does.  As a freshman in college, he struggled to identify a career until he took a Social Work 101 course that started him on a path of self-exploration, personal recovery, and leadership development.    Troy was trained in addiction recovery as an intern at Gateway Rehabilitation Center while getting his Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.  Shortly after graduating he moved to the rural town of Yuma Arizona and worked as a clinical social worker and a medical social worker for 5 years.  

Troy returned to school and obtained a certification from Cornell University in Human Resource Studies. He the was promoted to a Human Resources Leadership Consultant, working with leaders at Yuma Regional Medical Center.  

Following His Heart
As happy as he was, something kept urging him to do something different.  There were tools that he was learning that needed to be shared with a much larger audience.  After two years of persistent spiritual gnawing (and attempting to ignore it), he gave his boss three months notice and started his own private practice.   

He threw himself into building a business with only the foundational HR experience he had learned from the past five years.  He began crafting a model of healing that could be used in individual settings as well as the corporate world.   

As his business continued to grow, the urge to find new ways of sharing the model of healing he had discovered over the course of his life continued to grow.  He started working on a book in 2014 and finally published it in June 2017.