Sandra Nettles

Hi.  I’m Sandra Nettles, the author of this relationship blog.  I am happily married to my husband of 20 years, Jamie Nettles.  Before that I was married to my previous husband for 32 years.  I have 3 children, 2 step-children and 7 grandchildren.

I love animals and share my home with three cats, two dogs and a turtle.

I am clinical director of Deer Valley Counseling.  I have offices in Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale, Arizona.  I have a Masters of Science in Social Work.  Rather than specialize in counseling one issue, I prefer variety and counsel people with many different issues.  However, I see more people for Marriage or Couples Counseling than any other single issue.

My approach is very direct.  I will listen and empathize, and then I will offer advice.  My advice comes from my training, my own life experiences and the countless personal stories that I have heard from clients over the years.  I like to give assignments.  I expect the client to work as hard or harder than I do.  I feel that clients are paying hard-earned money to see me and should get their money’s worth in advice, growth and happiness.

I hope you enjoy my blog.  Just like my counseling, my blog grows from my training, life experiences and the issues my clients present.  The blog topics grow from the aggregate real-world experiences of my clients and relate to the problems they face in their day-to-day lives.  I strive to keep my blog current and useful and I welcome comments!


Sandra Nettles, LCSW, MSSW
Clinical Director
Deer Valley Counseling