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Review: Arrowhead Counseling Svc Inc - Brooks Gibson PHD

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joe

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Mar 12, 2009
i would definatly NOT use the professonal services of this phd as there were never any reports sent to the courts as required by his contract and the contract of the courts. i am looking into HB 22o6 for further action.
joe

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Mar 12, 2009
joe does not live in dallas tx however phx az
rose

Litchfield Park, AZ

#3 Apr 10, 2009
This person does not have a Phd. According the AZ Board of Psychologist he is not on their list. He has grossly misrepresented himself in this area and others. He is has a chip on his should and uses the court to further abuse. He is full of alot of hot air. Beware!
azmom

Laveen, AZ

#4 Jul 14, 2009
Why would the courts utilize someone who is not certified?
rose wrote:
This person does not have a Phd. According the AZ Board of Psychologist he is not on their list. He has grossly misrepresented himself in this area and others. He is has a chip on his should and uses the court to further abuse. He is full of alot of hot air. Beware!
azmom

Laveen, AZ

#5 Jul 14, 2009
Why would the courts utilize someone who is not certified? He was assigned to us as our parenting coordinator and now this worries me. Do you have proof of this? Please respond.
azmom

Laveen, AZ

#6 Jul 14, 2009
Procedures appear to be missing with this office, please explain your situation. Thanks!
joe wrote:
i would definatly NOT use the professonal services of this phd as there were never any reports sent to the courts as required by his contract and the contract of the courts. i am looking into HB 22o6 for further action.
AMD

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Sep 1, 2009
Did you ever find out anything about Brooks Gibson? He was assigned as our parenting coordinator as well.
azmom wrote:
Why would the courts utilize someone who is not certified? He was assigned to us as our parenting coordinator and now this worries me. Do you have proof of this? Please respond.
concerned parents

Avondale, AZ

#9 Dec 23, 2009
I never thought a therapist could cost more than an attorney but I was wrong. When his final bill came in, it was 2 weeks before Christmas and he demanded payment immediately. He says that services are prepaid but then she goes over the retainer without telling you. Luckly I found out that he had charged me for sessions that never occurred and I had proof thank God! I just sent in a 3 page complaint letter to the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and am hoping that he won't be practicing after they see the evidence I've provided. After researching my records, I realized that Mr. Gibson charged me for three conferences that we never had, billed me for a conference that I already paid for, charged me for reviewing documents that he didn’t receive until weeks later, ran up his bill on the day he found out my case was settled, and never provided the treatment he promised to give. Brooks Gibson has been grossly negligent in repetitively billing me for dates of conferences which were either canceled by him, he failed to show for, that were already paid for, or that were simply never scheduled.
Mr. Gibson is only concerned with opportunities to overcharge families who are desperate to protect their children from merciless court decisions. He exploited my family right before Christmas for the benefit of his own profit. I don’t want another family to have to go through what mine did with Brooks Gibson. After dealing with Mr. Gibson for several months, I have discovered that he is unprofessional, incompetent and apathetic toward his patients. Brook’s billing, record keeping and promise of treatment are dishonest, mishandled and deceiving. Frankly, I see no reason why this devious individual should be allowed to practice in the state of Arizona or anywhere. We have a complaint pending with the Board of Behavorial Health Examiners and hope that not one more family will have to go through this.
John

Glendale, AZ

#10 Jun 17, 2010
rose wrote:
This person does not have a Phd. According the AZ Board of Psychologist he is not on their list. He has grossly misrepresented himself in this area and others. He is has a chip on his should and uses the court to further abuse. He is full of alot of hot air. Beware!
His listing states he is a LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, not a Phd. I found he was/is licensed with the Board of Behavioral Health and did not have any adverse actions. He did good work on my case and would use him again.
John

Glendale, AZ

#11 Jun 17, 2010
azmom wrote:
Why would the courts utilize someone who is not certified? He was assigned to us as our parenting coordinator and now this worries me. Do you have proof of this? Please respond.
He is and has been licensed since 2000 according to the Board of Behavioral Health.
Chris

Glendale, AZ

#12 Jun 23, 2010
The Board of Behavioral Health deals with licensure of LCP’s & MSW's (Licensed Professional Counselor & Master's of Social Work); Intervals with this type of licensure do not hold a Doctoral Degree that allows them to put PhD behind their name. Where as, the Arizona Board of Psychologist deals with licensure of Doctoral Degrees. Mr. Gibson does not hold a Doctoral Degree. He holds a LPC degree not PhD. He has misrepresented himself. The license you wrote about that he received in 2000 was a Certified Professional Counselor and a person obtains their Certificate right after they graduate, then has to work under another licensed professional for several years before being eligible for their license. Mr. Gibson was granted is actual License in 2004 meaning he can practice on his own. I know this from experience.
Furthermore, the Court does not check the mental health professional's background prior to allowing them on the Court's Roster. They let anyone on the list who is licensed. They don't care. Most of the mental health professionals listed on the Court roster looks at working for the Court as a major MONEY MAKER with no regard for human life and how they can destroy a person with a stroke of a pen/key...they are crooked. Mr. Gibson is no different. Mr. Gibson has had so many complaints against him and he's always been able to weasel out of them.
wondering why

United States

#13 Oct 13, 2010
Mr. Gibson has been assigned to our case and has met with my son one time then shortly with my husband. Before having a long converstation with my sons biological mother (absent parent and drug addict). She gave him half information about our situation and then he turned around without verifing it and placed it into a report to our judge. When my husband confronted him on his actions he then stated that my husband would need to pay him a retainer to go over any documents he had and that he was only hearing from our child and the biological mother. I guess Mr. Gibson doesn't care whats true or not just how he can get more money. He is reckless and obviously doesn't have a clue what he is doing.
John

Glendale, AZ

#14 Jan 19, 2011
I checked into Mr Gibson's Phd. This dirctory incorrectly listed phD behind Mr Gibson's name, not Mr. Gibson or his office. Why they don't correct it is baffling, but the have been notified would not respond to my inquiries in spite of the States reports that he is an LPC with the Board since 2000. It seems anyone can post anything on the web without accountability, even when they publish directories misrespresenting public, professionals, etc.
Sue

Lisle, IL

#15 Jan 23, 2011
Mr. Gibson is a caring individual, has a good heart and listens intently.
John

Glendale, AZ

#16 Jan 31, 2011
I talked to my attorney who informed me that many people whom the Court has ruled against, did not like the evaluation report they received and cannot take criticism often place false, negative statements about professionals who work with the court. The record shows only 2 complaints, all dismiessed, no corrective action taken against Mr. Gibson. It appears that these people have targeted MR. Gibson and many other professionals I have googled who work with the court. Some of the online statements are just unbelievable. Divorce court stirs up a lot of hate it seems.
Cindy

Glendale, AZ

#17 Jan 31, 2011
Topix is responsible for incorrectly listing Mr. Gibson as a PHD. They don't respond to requests to verify any information that I have asked for twice.
Deb

Mesa, AZ

#18 Feb 6, 2011
Don't be fooled. It has nothing to do with not being able to take criticism or not liking the evaluation when abusive action against another human being has occurred and it's being ignored. Especially, when there are other forensic mental health professionals in Maricopa County, who are on the Court's Rooster, questioning Mr. Gibson's practices and reports, that speaks a lot. The Behavioral Health Board may show 2 complaints; one that is open and the other Mr. Gibson was issued a letter of concern, but that doesn't even account for the number of other complaints that Mr. Gibson has been able to worm his way out of even when the Board is presented with concrete evidence against Mr. Gibson. They dismiss it using Mr. Gibson's words that they didn't like the outcome. Maybe the Behavioral Health Board should stop protecting this individual and really look at how many complaints have been brought against him and take action to prevent further abuse of his power. No one is targeting Mr. Gibson. These individuals, myself included, have had some real bad experiences with this therapist and want to warn other people to beware...real people with real situations.
Deb

Mesa, AZ

#19 Feb 6, 2011
Sue wrote:
Mr. Gibson is a caring individual, has a good heart and listens intently.
I'm curious, the posting shows you're from IL, how would you know if this man is a caring individual and has a good heart? Have you ever had him as a court appointed therapist in AZ?
Rachel

Glendale, AZ

#20 May 3, 2011
After being referred by two attorneys, mine the my ex's to Brooks Gibson, I reviewed other professionals on the court roster. Of those that returned my calls, not one had anything negative to say about him, two said he was more than competent.
I also learned that he has been a repeat presenter at the courts annual training conferences to judges, attorneys, and other pros. His fees were very low, so I felt confidant in going ahead. Even though I did not always agree with the judge in our case, Mr. Gibson seemed neutral and objective in his decisions.
alice

Glendale, AZ

#21 Jun 1, 2011
I don't know where Deb gets her information, but having worked for professionals in this field, I am in frequent contact with providers in this field and have never heard any of the negative reports from other providers. In fact, no licensed professional would ever make such derogatory comments against one of their peers as a matter of ethics and professionalism. I find such a report highly unlikely and any professional who made such comments would be suspect for making them to anyone other than the Board or the Courts.
Mr Gibson has worked with the Behavioral Health committee at the superior court for years with excellent recommendations, as well as the Supreme court of arizona, as co-author of Arizona's Parenting Guidelines. There is far more evidence of him being a well respected professional than one or two parents with questionable motives can merit.
If Deb or any toher parent would put their full names on the web for public comment, what would they be? Their friends, family, neighbors, co-workers?

That actually sounds fair, maybe we should start a website for evaluating parents, adults, and perhaps another to list chronic complainers who file litiagtion against companies out of their own misery.

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